Sunbeams 0-3’s Group

Sunbeams 0-3’s Group

0-3_3Our lovely 0-3’s group is a time to chat and share a cuppa with other families, as well as singing & signing with toys & activities. Siblings are always welcome too!

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to chat or meet up with someone before coming to the groups – telephone: 07902 054355 or email:

If you need transport to attend please let us know by emailing:

A gentle reminder that many of our little people have lowered immunity so to please be mindful of coming along if you or your little one are poorly, just to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible, thank you for understanding 🙂

Hope to see you there!


Ruth’s Monday Speech & Language – Blue Groups

Ruth’s Monday Speech & Language – Blue Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Highly Specialist NHS Speech & Language Therapist, Ruth Mercer.

Speech groups

Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.


Telephone: 07902 054355

Thank you! See you on Monday 

Juniors Football Session

Juniors Football Session

Come and join us at Football World Leeds from 10am to 11am, and join two coaches, Simon & Mark for our Junior FC sessions for ages four to 9-years-old.

This session is lots of fun but also has structure, and focuses on learning and developing physical skills, increasing confidence and being part of a team.

If you have a child who is older than 9-years-old, we also have an intermediate session which runs on different Sunday’s, for people up to 16-years-old. Please see our calendar for dates.

Family Swim Session

Family Swim Session

swim_4The pool has been hired for our exclusive use and everyone is welcome to come along for as long as you like – all ages and siblings welcome!

We have some individual 15 minute structured teaching lessons that you can now book in advance – please email if you would like to book a lesson with Sharon or Callum. The lessons will run throughout the session but everyone is free to swim in the rest of the pool for the whole session.

Please also help us to monitor attendance and the demand for the sessions by completing the register which will be on the poolside at each session.

Extra Information

  • One pool with a shallow and deep end.
  • The changing rooms are on the poolside with more changing rooms just off the swimming pool area.
  • There is a balcony area for spectators; accessible via steps (no lift access to the balcony area).

Made with Music Session for Ages 9+

Made with Music Session for Ages 9+

Made with Music is a charity based in Leeds. We specialise in providing accessible live music experiences for families and young people. We love singing and all the personal and social benefits singing with a group brings.

Made with Music Logo

We’ll be running a singing group for Sunshine & Smiles that will meet every two weeks to learn singing and performance skills through fun activities for children aged 9-15-years-old. If you have a child who is under 9-years-old, we have our age 4 – 9 sessions which run alternately.

If you or your child have a favourite song or artist, let us know and we’ll try to include as many as we can!

Please let us know if you would like to come along & try our new session out by emailing:

The long term aim will be to facilitate young people being able to stay independently but we need to find the right mix of staff, volunteers & get to know the group a little better before we can offer this!

Thank You!

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.

We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.

Thank You Linden Charitable Trust for donating £1,000 towards our groups and activities, as well as your continued support each year.


Age Changes to Made with Music / Mini Movers

Age Changes to Made with Music / Mini Movers

We have split our Mini Movers Sessions and Made with Music Sessions into two groups with alternate age ranges, in the hope this will give families the opportunity to access these groups and to ensure each session remains age appropriate.

These changes will take place from this week and future groups will be as follows:

  • Week 1: Made with Music Age 9+ (27th April)
  • Week 2: Mini Movers Age 9+ (4th May)
  • Week 3: Made with Music Age 2-8 (11th May)
  • Week 4: Mini Movers Age 2-8 (18th May)

What is Made with Music?

Made with Music is a charity based in Leeds who specialise in providing accessible live music experiences for families and young people. Their sessions involve lots of singing while offering social benefits within a group. They’ll be running a singing group for Sunshine & Smiles that will meet every two weeks to learn singing and performance skills through fun activities.

What is Mini Movers?

0-3_3Using an inclusive approach the Mini Movers Dance Sessions are created to encourage the children to explore their imagination and use their bodies through play and movement. Props, music and singing are used to promote a creative environment where the children can have fun and the sessions are made accessible to all.



Do you want to raise donations for Sunshine & Smiles?

Are you looking for a personal challenge, to do something that makes a difference or just a bit of motivation to get out more?

Please help us to raise much needed funds to sustain all of the groups & activities that we currently run and to help us meet the ongoing demand for Speech & Language sessions and develop other areas of support such as Education Health & Care plans, physiotherapy & occupational therapy.

Would you like to run the Leeds 10K for Sunshine & Smiles? It’s taking place on 7 July and we have places for any of our supporters! Find out more by clicking the picture.
Great North Run 2017
The Great North Run on Sunday 8th September 2019! Places cost £60 and we can send you sponsor forms and a link to set up your own fundraising page, plus the support of a lovely Sunshine & Smiles team! Click the picture to find out more!
3 peaks
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a demanding but rewarding 24.5 mile walk which takes in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We are going on 22nd June and we would love for you to join us! Find out more by clicking the photo.