Raquel Harvey-Franks

https://www.caterpillarmusic.com/media/listings/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/fb/94/8e/163_raquel-2-200-1322509671.jpg
0   13   0   0  
Comments (15)

Parties

DUE TO CLASS DEMAND WE APOLOGISE THAT ‎MUSICAL PARTIES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Musical Parties are suitable for babies and little ones up to 4 years!

Have you thought about having a Caterpillar Music party for your little one? They're so much fun... inclusive of action songs, amazing puppets, musical instruments and party games... We can tailor your party according to theme, favourite songs, age of the children... Suitable for birthdays and special occasions such as christenings, weddings, functions..

..our Musical Birthday Parties include pass the parcel gift and a special gift for the birthday child.

March 2014 Nikki says:
Hi first of all I would just like to say I would highly recommend caterpillar music to everyone :) I booked them for my daughters 2nd birthday party yesterday which 20 children was there and every single child had a smile on their face at all times they all was entertained at all times it was an amazing party and I didn't have to worry about anything . Caterpillar music is filled with fun , energy and lots of giggles and smiles and educational :) I will be booking again thanks again xx

July 2013 Nicola says:
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for providing the entertainment at Emily's 4th Birthday Party, all the children really enjoyed it and it was the perfect choice for Emily's birthday party!


January 2012 Dominique says:
I had a caterpillar music party for my daughters 1st birthday. It was absolutely fantastic as the host raquel was brilliant. All the babies were under 2.5 years and were kept entertained throughout as there was lots of singing and dancing, puppets, musical instruments, bubbles and pass the parcel etc. Raquel was very energetic and enthusiastic and the babies that never met her before warmed to her immediately. All the parents at the party also fed back how good it was and that it was the perfect party for entertaining younger ones. I would highly reccommend a caterpillar music party for your little one as you will struggle to find anything better for babies/toddlers. I will definitely be having another!

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Town / City
Poulton-le-Fylde
County / State
Lancashire

Licensed to Lead

  • Caterpillars
  • Butterflies
  • Parties
  • Nurseries

Contact Details

Phone Number
01253 895034 - 24hrs 7 days a week

Term Date Information

Term Dates
Classes are mainly term time only, however we do run some classes during the holidays, please enquire.

Classes for 2017 will be starting w/c 9/1/17... Classes will then be running through to the summer holidays, however, we will be taking short breaks as follows:
w/c 13/2/17 (1 week)
w/c 27/3/17 (2 weeks + 1 Bank Holiday)
Bank Holiday 1/5/17 (1 day)
w/c 29/5/17 (2 weeks)

To Book A Free Trial email

Special Offers

SIBLINGS FREE! ... All siblings are free of charge, you are also welcome to bring along older siblings if any of our classes coincide with school holidays.

FREE STAY AND PLAY SESSION ... at Thingamajigz Fun Indoor Play Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for the whole day when you book a place on that day for one of our Classes!

Please 'like' our facebook page www.facebook.com/CaterpillarMusicBlackpool for all special offers & updates! We often hold competitions here too, so keep a look out!!

About Me

Hi, I’m Raquel and I've been running my classes throughout Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre since September 2010. I’m married to Andy and we have 3 children Reece, Brad & Amelia.

There’s nothing better than seeing your child having a great time! So why not visit one of my classes for a free trial, they’re not only educational, they’ll help your child develop language, listening, counting and social skills. More importantly, you’ll see your little one develop in confidence week by week, as they learn some of our favourite songs and meet new friends.

As well as singing and dancing throughout my youth in various shows around the country, I have spent most of my career keeping young children entertained, working within the leisure industry in Blackpool. Structuring and managing educational & fun visits, as well as children’s birthday parties, at Blackpool Tower and The Tower Circus.

Through my own experience, I have realised how much music can help develop babies and young children. My classes are so much fun, not just for babies and toddlers, but for mums, dads, grandparents and helpers too, everyone can join in! Each week brings a different theme….. The Land Of Rainbows, Cats & Dogs, A Trip To The Park, Animals In The Jungle etc…. and the children love all the colourful puppets and instruments….. plus there’s traditional nursery rhymes, fun action songs and special surprises every week!

No one is too young to join, each of our 40 minute classes are aimed at 0-4 year olds, and our carefully selected equipment is suitable for all.

All you have to do is call or send me an email with any questions or to arrange your 'free trial' at one of my classes, then you can see if it’s for you. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

In addition to our weekly classes we provide sessions for Nurseries, Schools & Children’s Centres – please contact me for further details on how your group can enjoy Caterpillar Music.

I look forward to seeing you soon! ……… Raquel

User comments

Comments
Please type the letters you see in the image.
Hi first of all I would just like to say I would highly recommend caterpillar music to everyone :) I booked them for my daughters 2nd birthday party yesterday which 20 children was there and every single child had a smile on their face at all times they all was entertained at all times it was an amazing party and I didn't have to worry about anything . Caterpillar music is filled with fun , energy and lots of giggles and smiles and educational :) I will be booking again thanks again xx
Commented by Nikki Hitchon March 16, 2014
Last updated: March 18, 2014

Hi first of all I would just like to say I would highly recommend caterpillar music to everyone :) I booked them for my daughters 2nd birthday party yesterday which 20 children was there and every single child had a smile on their face at all times they all was entertained at all times it was an amazing party and I didn't have to worry about anything . Caterpillar music is filled with fun , energy and lots of giggles and smiles and educational :) I will be booking again thanks again xx

Owner's reply

Thank you so much Nikki, that's lovely! I enjoyed every minute of it, the children were absolutely fantastic :-) xxx

Was this review helpful to you? 
I started taking my little boy Thomas, on the recommendation of friends, aged 19 months. Within 2 weeks of going he was singing 'Good Morning' when he woke up and within 3 months he was sat in Raquel's chair singing the song to the whole class and waving! He absolutely loves Caterpillar and if we drive past the hall at any other time of the week he says 'where's my Caterpillar gone?'. I love taking him. It's a safe and fun environment and it's great knowing he's learning in a fun and creative way.
Commented by Heidi Atherton February 10, 2012

Where's my Caterpillar?

I started taking my little boy Thomas, on the recommendation of friends, aged 19 months. Within 2 weeks of going he was singing 'Good Morning' when he woke up and within 3 months he was sat in Raquel's chair singing the song to the whole class and waving! He absolutely loves Caterpillar and if we drive past the hall at any other time of the week he says 'where's my Caterpillar gone?'. I love taking him. It's a safe and fun environment and it's great knowing he's learning in a fun and creative way.

Owner's reply

Thank you Heidi for your lovely comments! You're son is amazing, the way he's developed from day one is unbelievable. I love the way he's straight up to see what's in the story bag, guessing what it could be and he's usually right! He has a smile on his face from start to finish and I love his groovy dancing!! :-)

Was this review helpful to you? 
My little boy has been attending classes since September 2010 and he absolutely loves it. His confidence has grown so much and he loves the routine of the sessions - especially the sleeping bunny! Raquel is fantastic - always enthusiastic and full of energy. She is brilliant with both the children and us parents. The different themes and Raquels fantastic teaching each week make every session interesting. My son absolutely loves these classes, great fun for children and parents alike - we love it!!! :)
Commented by Lorna Lightfoot February 10, 2012

Brilliant classes, always lots of fun!!

My little boy has been attending classes since September 2010 and he absolutely loves it. His confidence has grown so much and he loves the routine of the sessions - especially the sleeping bunny! Raquel is fantastic - always enthusiastic and full of energy. She is brilliant with both the children and us parents. The different themes and Raquels fantastic teaching each week make every session interesting. My son absolutely loves these classes, great fun for children and parents alike - we love it!!! :)

Owner's reply

Thank you Lorna for your lovely comments, your son is an absolute star, it's great to see how much he enjoys the classes each week and how he sorts everyone else out too! I'll never forget what he did last week, it was so funny! If ever I need some marketing assistance, I know where to come!! Ha ha!! xxx

Was this review helpful to you? 
I have been attending Lisa's Monday morning class in Kirkham for the past 4 months with my 1 year old and we absolutely love it! It's been so nice to see my little one gain in confidence with each session and he now loves to join in with the songs and actions. We are now experts at the regular songs and the different variations each week, such as the different themes, parachutes, coloured scarves, puppets etc. (far too many to list as always something new) means that every session is different and exciting. Lisa is fantastic at what she does and she goes out of her way to make everybody feel welcome xx
Commented by Kelly Bostock February 10, 2012

Wish we could go everyday!!

I have been attending Lisa's Monday morning class in Kirkham for the past 4 months with my 1 year old and we absolutely love it! It's been so nice to see my little one gain in confidence with each session and he now loves to join in with the songs and actions. We are now experts at the regular songs and the different variations each week, such as the different themes, parachutes, coloured scarves, puppets etc. (far too many to list as always something new) means that every session is different and exciting. Lisa is fantastic at what she does and she goes out of her way to make everybody feel welcome xx

Owner's reply

Thank you Kelly for your lovely comments, I'm so pleased you are both enjoying the classes and I am sure Lisa will be 'thrilled to bits' to hear your kind words! :-)

Was this review helpful to you? 
I have been attending caterpillar music classes with my son luca for around 10 months now.i have to say that the classes are fantastic and always so full of fun.raquel is an amazing teacher,treating every child as an individual and addressing each child personally with a 'Well done' for good groovy moves!raquel has the patience of a saint and always has a bouncy,friendly attitude regardless of whether the children are concentrating or in my circumstance,climbing under the table when his concentration span lets him down!overall,a fantastic class with a fantastic teacher leading to learning and confidence in the children.highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commented by Nikki Holmes February 10, 2012

FANTASTIC CLASSES NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been attending caterpillar music classes with my son luca for around 10 months now.i have to say that the classes are fantastic and always so full of fun.raquel is an amazing teacher,treating every child as an individual and addressing each child personally with a 'Well done' for good groovy moves!raquel has the patience of a saint and always has a bouncy,friendly attitude regardless of whether the children are concentrating or in my circumstance,climbing under the table when his concentration span lets him down!overall,a fantastic class with a fantastic teacher leading to learning and confidence in the children.highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Owner's reply

Thanks Nikki, that's so kind of you to say. Luca's such a character he's an absolute star and I can see how much he enjoys it, the classes wouldn't be the same without him, or you! :-) x

Was this review helpful to you? 
My daughters absolutely love their caterpillar music class, they are 4 and 1 and we have been going for nearly a year now. Raquel is just fab and really gets everyone involved, the songs are so catchy and you end up singing them yourself all day, especially the 10 fingers song. I'm just sad that since I returned back to work from maternity leave I don't get to come to the classes anymore but at least the girls and their grandparents can still enjoy it!!
Commented by Emma Hogarth January 05, 2012

Just fab!

My daughters absolutely love their caterpillar music class, they are 4 and 1 and we have been going for nearly a year now. Raquel is just fab and really gets everyone involved, the songs are so catchy and you end up singing them yourself all day, especially the 10 fingers song. I'm just sad that since I returned back to work from maternity leave I don't get to come to the classes anymore but at least the girls and their grandparents can still enjoy it!!

Owner's reply

Thank you for your lovely comments Emma, it's so nice to see the girls growing up through the classes x

Was this review helpful to you? 
Caterpillar Music is a fantastic way to help your little one grow in confidence and socialise with other little people as well as a lovely way to introduce them to music & singing just for fun. Highly recommended. My little grandaughter loves her music class and starts to sing from the moment we get in the car to travel to the class !!
Commented by Linda Coakley January 03, 2012

Fun for all !!

Caterpillar Music is a fantastic way to help your little one grow in confidence and socialise with other little people as well as a lovely way to introduce them to music & singing just for fun. Highly recommended. My little grandaughter loves her music class and starts to sing from the moment we get in the car to travel to the class !!

Owner's reply

Thank you Linda. It so nice to see you all at the class every week, since 'Day 1' Sept 2010! I'm pleased you all enjoy the classes so much and its great to see how your granddaughter has gone from baby to toddler to a little princess! x

Was this review helpful to you? 
I have been going to Caterpillar Music Classes with my daughter for 18 months now and we both love it. I recently moved into the area before joining and found it a friendly place to meet other people/children. Raquel is absolutely brillant who takes the classes, all the kids love her !
I highly recommend this class to anyone !
Commented by Amanda Williams January 03, 2012

Its a Must !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Caterpillar Music Classes

I have been going to Caterpillar Music Classes with my daughter for 18 months now and we both love it. I recently moved into the area before joining and found it a friendly place to meet other people/children. Raquel is absolutely brillant who takes the classes, all the kids love her !
I highly recommend this class to anyone !

Owner's reply

Thank you for your kind comments, it's great to see your daughter's beaming smile as she walks through the door and I'm so pleased you've found some lovely friends at the class! x

Was this review helpful to you? 
I have been taking my son to Caterpillar Music at Bispham Methodist Church since he was 5 weeks old and we both absolutely love it! He is now just over 1 and interacts so much and knows the actions to some of the songs, especially clap your hands! He loves getting the animal puppets out and his favourite part of the class is playing the instruments. Caterpillar music teaches children to share with others, gives them confidence and also helps them with routine and structure. I would recommend this class to anyone.
Commented by Nicola Swann January 02, 2012

My Son Loves Caterpillar Music!

I have been taking my son to Caterpillar Music at Bispham Methodist Church since he was 5 weeks old and we both absolutely love it! He is now just over 1 and interacts so much and knows the actions to some of the songs, especially clap your hands! He loves getting the animal puppets out and his favourite part of the class is playing the instruments. Caterpillar music teaches children to share with others, gives them confidence and also helps them with routine and structure. I would recommend this class to anyone.

Owner's reply

Thank you for your lovely comments. Your son brings a smile to my face every week I see him, he always seems to surprise us with something new! It's great to see the enjoyment he gains from the class x

Was this review helpful to you? 
Caterpillar music has become one of our favourite weekly activities. The classes are good fun for both of my Daughters who are aged 3 and 7 months and we have attended since my youngest girl was just 3 weeks old. Its not often that you can find something suitable and great fun for 2 children of different ages but the way that the class is delivered appeals to both of them. The themes each week add variety and the use of puppets is appealing to all ages.
Commented by angela waters December 23, 2011

Caterpillar music has become one of our favourite weekly activities. The classes are good fun for both of my Daughters who are aged 3 and 7 months and we have attended since my youngest girl was just 3 weeks old. Its not often that you can find something suitable and great fun for 2 children of different ages but the way that the class is delivered appeals to both of them. The themes each week add variety and the use of puppets is appealing to all ages.

Owner's reply

Thank you Angela, your comments are very kind. It's lovely to see you all enjoying the classes so much each week x

Was this review helpful to you? 
My son, Daniel, and I have been going to Racquel's classes since he was 8 weeks old. He is now 13 months and i am very upset if we have to miss a class. It is the best class I have found by a long way. Daniel absolutely loves the classes and Raquel! I like the fact that some of the songs are consistent every week but also that there is a different theme every week. I have bought some musical instruments for home and Daniel loves 'beating on his drum' with his maraca!!
Commented by Emma Wright December 22, 2011

My son, Daniel, and I have been going to Racquel's classes since he was 8 weeks old. He is now 13 months and i am very upset if we have to miss a class. It is the best class I have found by a long way. Daniel absolutely loves the classes and Raquel! I like the fact that some of the songs are consistent every week but also that there is a different theme every week. I have bought some musical instruments for home and Daniel loves 'beating on his drum' with his maraca!!

Owner's reply

Thank you for your lovely comments Emma, it's so great to see Daniel enjoying the classes each week and how he now interacts with his friends! ... And thank you for all the friends you've introduced to my classes over the past year x

Was this review helpful to you? 
My 11 month old daughter loves the classes, she is joining in more and more with the action songs and loves to watch the older boys and girls. The classes are fantastic with a good pace that keep all the children entertained. Each class has a theme which songs are based around. My daughter loves the many different musical instruments that are available for all the children.
Commented by Pippa Hoyle December 22, 2011

Fab classes

My 11 month old daughter loves the classes, she is joining in more and more with the action songs and loves to watch the older boys and girls. The classes are fantastic with a good pace that keep all the children entertained. Each class has a theme which songs are based around. My daughter loves the many different musical instruments that are available for all the children.

Owner's reply

Thank you for your kind comments Pippa. It's amazing how since day 1 your daughter just does not take her eyes off me from start to finish! I can see how much she's enjoying it from the beaming smile on her face! x

Was this review helpful to you? 
My son Alfie has been attending the tuesday classes for over a year now and still looks forward each week to going. He has learn't many songs since attending some of which he now sings at home too. Since having my daughter I have been attending with two children and Sophie loves the class just as much as Alfie does, she watches every move Raquel makes, she enjoys it so much we now attend the baby class too so she can enjoys classes twice a week much to her enjoyment. Would thoroughly recommend to any parent wanting to do something different with their little ones
Commented by Lisa Beedham December 22, 2011

Hard to not enjoy!!

My son Alfie has been attending the tuesday classes for over a year now and still looks forward each week to going. He has learn't many songs since attending some of which he now sings at home too. Since having my daughter I have been attending with two children and Sophie loves the class just as much as Alfie does, she watches every move Raquel makes, she enjoys it so much we now attend the baby class too so she can enjoys classes twice a week much to her enjoyment. Would thoroughly recommend to any parent wanting to do something different with their little ones

Owner's reply

Thank you Lisa for your lovely comments. It's brilliant that you get to enjoy 2 of my classes each week!! Alfie's developing love affair in the class with his girlfriend is hilarious and its great that I always manage to make him giggle away with my silly songs and actions! ... and Sophie has shocked us from the moment you walked through the door at class when she was just 9hrs old!! I'll never ever forget that!!! Sophie's development in such a short time is amazing, I love seeing her joining in with the classes and laughing along with her brother x

Was this review helpful to you? 
My son loves his Thursday morning class and he has come out of his shell. He now loves to dance and sing and this is down to the group that encourages his growth and ability to make friendships. Also my son has learn't to share and enjoy other childrens company in a warm and inviting environment made by Raquel. Thanks
Commented by Laura Haagensen December 13, 2011

Great Class

My son loves his Thursday morning class and he has come out of his shell. He now loves to dance and sing and this is down to the group that encourages his growth and ability to make friendships. Also my son has learn't to share and enjoy other childrens company in a warm and inviting environment made by Raquel. Thanks

Owner's reply

Thank you for your kind comments Laura. It's great to see how much you both enjoy the classes each week and your son is always up on his feet ready to join in! It's good to see how he's helping everyone out in the class too and is always the first to tidy up, as long as it's not a ball!!!! Ha ha! xx

Was this review helpful to you? 
I attended Raquel's baby class with my son Thomas from him being a tiny tot to when I had to go back to work. I was so upset on my last lesson - tears were shed! We both had so much fun at the classes, the songs are fab and Raquel is brill. I would recommend the classes to anybody and will definitely return if Thomas ever has a baby brother or sister!!
Commented by Karen Welsh December 13, 2011

I attended Raquel's baby class with my son Thomas from him being a tiny tot to when I had to go back to work. I was so upset on my last lesson - tears were shed! We both had so much fun at the classes, the songs are fab and Raquel is brill. I would recommend the classes to anybody and will definitely return if Thomas ever has a baby brother or sister!!

Owner's reply

Thank you Karen for your lovely comments. I'll not forget your last day, as much as I tried I just couldn't hold back the tears! I'm so pleased that you can still both join us during the school holidays and that Thomas gets to see all of his friends again at the class x

Was this review helpful to you? 
 

Attend classes with Raquel Harvey-Franks? Why not leave a comment? Click the tab above.

To find an excellent group like this is rare - I just wish I had found you sooner!

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK,

It's a great class for learning through music and play and has been an excellent environment for early socialising. Evie has learnt to share and communicate with the other children

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK,

We really enjoyed every week and the different topics, each class was full of laughter and fun and relaxed

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK,

It's easy to tell she loves the class by the big grin and twinkle in her eyes as soon as the music starts

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK