Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

For Dads

Classes and Groups for Dads in York.

All playgroups and classes welcome dads as well as mums (in fact grandparents, carers and anyone looking after little ones are welcome at most places!) Mumbler does recognise that some dads will feel more comfortable in a group designed especially for blokes. So we’ve put together the list below where the group, meet up or event is designed specifically with dads in mind.

If you have any to add – please do let me know by MAILING ME HERE

Dads & Little’uns is open to all dads, grandads, godfathers and all father figures and for children aged 0-10(ish). It is designed to offer the opportunity to spend more time with the kids and meet other dads whilst kids and meet other dads whilst mum maybe has a lie in! There’s free bacon butties, bottomless filter coffee and newspapers for the dads. Juice, biscuits, crafts and endless fun for the kids. All events are free, donations are welcome.

Runs every second Saturday of the month 10:00-11:30
The Storehouse, Mansfield Street, York, YO31 7US

01904 624190


Dads of York – come be a big kid at Energi Trampoline Park York. With toddler, family and men’s only sessions, you can experience the best of Energi with or without the little ones.

Toddler sessions (weekdays 10am & Saturdays 9am) are £4.95 and Dads jump free; Family sessions (weekend mornings) and Boost session (evenings) are discounted.

Come and join other Dads in York; and leave your inhibitions at the door.

01904 360 500


Usually last Saturday on the month, 10-12 at Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church Hall.

Who Let the Dads Out? is a national group but run by local people. It provides a space for Dads, Granddads, father figures and male carers to spend time with their children and chat with other men. We provide a variety of different activities with a different theme every month. There’s usually a craft, a ‘challenge’, like den building, a baby play corner, lots of toys and an over 3s room with lego, a Wii and board games. We are very much aware of those with additional needs and have a quiet/sensory room which has some multi-sensory and fidget items. Bacon butties are on every time (otherwise we would never hear the end of it!) but we have vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options.

The children and able to run around, be themselves and enjoy their time and it’s a very chilled out and welcoming group. Cost: £1 per adult and 50p per child. Join the mailing list or sign up to the facebook page to keep up to date.

The next dates are 16th November, 21st December, 25th January, 29th February, 28th March.

For information, contact Lorraine Jones.

07910 083965


For Dads/dad role-models and kids to enjoy a FREE breakfast, good conversation and friendship.

Every Saturday of every month.

9am-10:30am at Lidgett Methodist Church.



A social hub for York Dads (Dad’s accessing dads support) granddads, carers or soon to be Dads.

Connecting Dads in and around the York area through meet ups, activities, events and online support.

Hopefully we will represent a diverse group of dads: at home and working dads, married, single and divorced dads, straight and gay dads, young and old dads, dads of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. But share one common goal of being a active parent.

Join the Facebook Group HERE



Are you a dad that needs help with your daughter’s hair?

The last Sunday of every month at 10am.

Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby.



Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

For more details about the sessions and libraries below see our post HERE

Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Tuesdays 10.30am -11am
Fridays 10.30am – 11am
Under 5’s Play morning: Wednesday 10am – 11am

Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Thursdays 11am – 11.30am
Saturdays 11am – 11.30am
Duplo play session every Saturday morning from 10-11am

Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30

Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

Thursdays from 2.15-2.45pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Tuesday from 11-11.30am

Tang Hall
Story and Rhyme times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 11 am
Playtimes: Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 – 11 am
Playdough sessions: Every weekday morning 11am – 12 noon in the Cafe.

Story and Play: Monday 10am-10.45am
Storytimes: Tuesday 10.30am-11am, Thursday 1.30pm-2pm
Rhymetimes: Wednesday 1.30pm-2pm, Friday 10.30am-11am