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Angela Browell

Welcome to Little Learners Newcastle & Gateshead East! We run Messy Play & Mark Making classes and events in Kingston Park, Denton Burn, Gosforth, Deckham and at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead Quayside. We also offer Little Learners birthday parties! Please get in touch if you have any questions...

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About me

Hi, I’m Angela, I’m 33 and live in Wideopen with my husband Craig and our 3 amazing children, Holly, Geordie and Willow (we have 2 teenagers and a toddler!!)

I first attended Little Learners Messy Play classes in Newcastle with my youngest daughter Willow when she was 7 months old and we both enjoyed the classes so much! When the opportunity came up to join the Little Leaners team I jumped at the chance. After 2 amazing years of owning the Newcastle franchise, Gateshead East came up for sale and I now own that too.

I previously worked as a florist for almost 15 years and have always loved being creative. Little Learners is giving me the opportunity to balance my work and family life and spend quality time with my young daughter at the same time. Together we can have fun, laugh, learn and make our marks!!


Party Packages

We can tailor each party to your child’s interests and provide a range of resources to suit your needs and budget. A ‘cake smash’ party is very popular and we have also catered to themes such as Trolls, Moana, Peppa Pig, Bing, Farm, Unicorns, Dinosaurs, Marvel Superheroes and many many more. The party room typically will be set up with themed messy trays, cake smash, sensory play, painting and drawing stations, play dough and bubbles.

Our party packages start from £135 for up to 15 children and includes a “cake smash” tray – we bring everything required, we set-up, deliver the session and then clear up all the mess afterwards, all you have to do is tell us the venue – what could be better?

  For Parties & Messy Play Classes in Newcastle please just drop me an email for more info and availability –

Achievements and Blogs

HOOP Awards 2019

We came runner up in the HOOP awards Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland  in 2 categories “Best for Learning” & “Best for Creative Fun”. Over 100,000 votes were cast in the 2019 Awards to find the UK’s favourite kids’ activities and celebrate the people and organisations that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide. Results were decided by a public vote, so to be a runner-up means so much to us – thank you!

Club Hub UK Awards 2019

We had trip to London in May for the Club Hub UK Awards where we were nominated for “Biggest Growth”. We didn’t win but were so thrilled to even be nominated, we had an amazing day and met lots of inspirational people!! (fingers crossed for next year!!)

Here I am with Tessa Robinson founder of Club Hub UK getting my finalist certificate

BALTIC :: Centre for Contemporary Art

One of my lovely mums who attends our sessions at BALTIC :: Centre for Contemporary Art has written a blog about our sessions. If you would like to read it, the link is below.

Little Learners @ The BALTIC by The Geordie Mum

We run classes at BALTIC fortnightly on a Monday, if you would like to join us please click HERE to book

Reviews & Recommendations


This class is fantastic! My son jumped in at half a term and completely loved it so we are now onto another term, I throughly enjoy taking him to explore the marks and enjoy spending the time watching him enjoy himself so much! I highly recommend the classes! The trainer is lovely and so enthusiastic, you can see how much care and effort goes into each class!



Theo and I have thorougly enjoyed Little Learners ran by Angela at Denton Burn Community Centre. Its such a shame my maternity leave is coming to an end otherwise I would have signed up for another term. Depending on the weather, there have been indoor and outdoor classes and Theo has loved them all. We started when he was 6 months old and he has been able to safely explore whilst getting very messy along the way!



I love taking my daughter to little learners messy play, her face lights up when she realises we are going there. It is a brilliant class and Angela does a brilliant job. My daughter is learning so much through mark making and loves to get messy. Both my daughter and I have met lots of new people through this group and we look forward to meeting more. Many thanks to Angela!



Absolutely love coming to Little Learners messy play classes with my Daughter. It’s great that we can both get messy, play and make our marks in a relaxed and safe environment. We are always greeted with a very warm welcome. Angela is naturally great with children and grown ups. I suffer with anxiety and depression, so being made to feel welcome and also having flexibility is important to us. Thank you little learner’s it’s not hard to see why these classes and events are so popular x



Our first messy play class today and was absolutely brilliant, my son loved making shapes and of course getting messy, 5 star hosting and the venue was also fab!
Can’t wait to book onto more classes!



Absolutely amazing… Angela did a fabulous job of my daughter Rubys 1st Birthday… highly recommend for parties. Lovely lady and extremely helpful thank you xx



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