School is back in session and the community pools have closed their gates. It’s an adjustment period, as most parents call it, prepping for the busy weekends that are bound to lead straight into the holiday season.
But if you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time with your little ones and slow down during the hustle and bustle, here are five of our favorite upcoming classes to enjoy, with no cleanup required!
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Sept. 23, 8:45 a.m.
You might know the location best for its ballerina lessons for tiny twirlers, but this class is designed for adults (and strapped-in babies) only. The baby-wearing and prenatal fitness class incorporates dance components, strength training and gentle stretching. It’s a great way for you to get up and moving, no babysitter needed. // prices vary
Mommy & Me Fitness
Sept. 25, 11:45 a.m.
This family-friendly class not only gives parents the chance to get a workout in, it also allows the kids to learn the importance of exercise from a young age. Any children over 1 year old can join the class, as well as any athletic or fitness level for adults. That recommended 30 minutes a day of physical activity will fly by in no time. // prices vary
Mommy & Me Yoga
Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
The benefits of a yoga class for a new mom can make for a long list, but we’ll keep it short: engage and stimulate the mind of your little yogi, allow your child to see how others react to movements and behaviors for social development, shake off new-parent jitters and make some new friends. // $20 per adult (kids are free)
Mommy and Me Chocolate-Making Class
Oct. 14, 10 a.m.
Everyone loves Halloween candy, but what about making it yourself this time? Take a chocolate-making class with Santosh Tiptur, head chef at The Conche (the Leesburg-based, chocolate-themed restaurant), and learn how to make a chocolate bunny from the world-class pastry chef and chocolatier himself. Plus, moms get a drink to kick off the class, and kids get a free cup of hot chocolate. // $50 per person
Parent and Me Decorating Class
Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
Baking with the kids can be fun and educational, but it can also make for quite the mess. Instead of turning your kitchen into a war zone, grab a tube of icing and get to decorating these Halloween-themed cookies. You know what they say: have your cookie and eat it too … or, something like that. // $30 per person (two tickets required)