Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

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Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Friday in York

Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Friday.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. For details of how to get featured listings or how to advertise click here.


Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to 18 months.

These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to 18 months old. There is time and peace in my groups to nourish a pleasurable and reciprocal relationship with your new child, observe and enjoy their self-initiated and natural motor development, gain confidence and trust in your abilities as a parent, and make new friends. There are only 7/8 parents in a group and we meet once a week for 1 ½ hours. Parents usually stay with the group for a year to 18 months and make deep friendships that last way beyond the group life. The groups run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 10.30-12 and Thursday afternoons 1.30-3pm.

I am a free lance early childhood trainer living in York. I have 20 years training and experience in running groups and workshops for parents and have been running these very successful groups for 8 years in a beautiful room at York Steiner School.

First session is a free taster.

Please contact me if you would like more information
Dorothy Marlen


01904612683
dorothy@dorothymarlen.net
www.agentlebeginning.co.uk

Ainsty Gymnastics and Trampoline Club is excited to launch a brand new series of pre-school play gym sessions, incorporating simple gymnastics style exercise, tailored to 4 key age groups.

Little Rollers – 6 months to walking

Little Crawlers – Walking to 2 years

Little Jumpers – 2 years to 3 years

Little Hoppers – 3 years to school

£5ph for the Rollers and crawlers, and £7.50 for jumpers and hoppers

Classes are now Wednesday and Friday.
They are 1hr long, and start at 11.20, 12.30, 1.45 for Friday, and just 11.20 and 12.30 for Wednesday.


07856 602199
rob@ainstygtc.co.uk
www.ainstygtc.co.uk

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Hi! I’m Miss Gemma and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to children in the York area.

My babyballet class timetable can be found on the website where you can register for a three week introductory trial for just £15.

Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

See more at including our time table on the website.

I look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!


07572756316
york@babyballet.co.uk
babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/york/

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Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 12 years old.

Babies can start at Baby Swimmers as soon as you and baby are ready and happy to do so and through fun and games we progressively develop your babies  natural reflexes to encourage voluntary swimming movements in the water which will build a foundation for your baby to swim unaided.

Baby Swimmers benefits both parents and babies as whilst you are interacting and bonding in the water together, you are also benefiting from learning water safety and increased water confidence. It is also physically and mentally beneficial for your baby and enjoyable for you both.

Research has shown that early swimming can benefit your baby by helping to develop water confidence, strength, co-ordination & alertness, whilst also learning water safety and having fun.

We follow the Starfish Awards through the STA and once children are aged over 2 they progress on to the Stanley Awards.  Once your child reaches 5,  they progress onto Swimmers Academy, where we develop swimming techniques and build stamina, classes here are for beginners as well as children that have been through the Baby Swimmers courses.

Kilima Hotel, Holgate Road on Mondays
Roko on Tues, Wed and Friday for pre schoolers
New Earswick on Tues and Thursday for pre schoolers
Robert Wilkinson School on Saturday for all ages and abilities
Pocklington School on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Wednesday after school for 4 years plus
Stamford Bridge on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Thursday after school for 4 years plus


0808 1 33 44 55 (Landline Free phone) / 0333 8008 345 (Mobile Friendly)
info@babyswimmers.co.uk
www.babyswimmers.co.uk

Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…

Mondays
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YORK, YO23 1BW

Wednesdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT

Thursdays
Pocklington Cricket Club, YO42 2HA

Fridays
All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, YO26 6DF

For your local class leader’s contact details and to book a trial visit our website.


07790759333
york@babysensory.co.uk
www.babysensory.com

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Come and join Helen your post natal exercise specialist for a fun and effective Buggy Workout session in West Bank Park Holgate

Friday 10.30-11.30am

The class focuses on improving your cardiovascular fitness, strength and resistance training, core work and pushchair posture. The sessions are designed specifically with new mums in mind and cater for all fitness levels. Baby comes too so there’s no need for childcare. Working out in the great outdoors is beneficial for both yourself and baby. Classes cost £5.50 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.

Look forward to seeing you there!

For more details please contact Helen

Mention Mumbler for a FREE try out class.


07974 966109
helen_clarkson@hotmail.com

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City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. The Cinema has various screenings suitable for families alongside its normal films.

Big Scream
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old, every Wednesday morning at 11am. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday.

Toddler Time
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Kids’ Club
Our popular Kids’ Club screenings are every Saturday morning, for children aged 3 – 12. There are activities in the cinema screen from 10.30, followed by a film at 11.15. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.50 each.

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please telephone or visit the website to book.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL


0871 902 5747
enquiries@picturehouses.co.uk
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/Whats_On

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Hello mumblers! My name is Hayley and I run diddi dance in York – a fun and funky award winning dance class, suitable for boys & girls  from 18 months (or confident walkers) to 4 years old.
diddi dance classes explores 16 different dance styles including rave, bollywood, hip hop, disco and many more! Each class is jam packed with action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops, ribbons and much more all to our own original, funky music, to help children’s coordination, rhythm and both gross and fine motor skills. Our classes also enhance the EYFS framework with body part awareness, language development and social skills.
Classes are booked each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class and we now offer PAYG (subject to available places) for £6.60 per class. Sibling discount is also available.
diddi dance is also suitable for Nursery/After School settings and is available for Birthday Parties! Please see my FB page for more information/prices.
For details of all my classes please see my timetable.
I also offer FREE TRIALS to see if diddi dance is a class that’s right for you and your little one!
To book your FREE TRIAL or for any other information please get in touch!

07825 139457
hayley.evans@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

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Energi Toddlers is the ultimate place in York to bring your 2 – 5 year olds. With dozens of interconnecting trampolines, foam blocks, Disney soundtrack and our super friendly staff, your little one will be grinning ear to ear. Best of all, we let you jump for free, so the fun’s not limited to your little ones!

Energi Toddler runs every weekday at 10am and Saturdays at 9am. Our huge café is the perfect place to refuel after your session with our freshly brewed coffee, Ringtons tea and delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Sessions cost £4.95 per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!


01904 360 500
info@energiyork.com
energileisureparks.com/york/sessions/energitoddlers/

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Join our fun new mummy with baby workout class, held at Fitness Space York on Layerthorpe in the city every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9.30am-10.30am.

Designed as a safe and gentle reintroduce to fitness following childbirth, classes are fun, engaging and post-natal focused, led by our expert post-natal qualified instructor Sarah. Take the first step back into fitness with your little one by your side. Suitable from post natal check and doctors sign off. For further info, or you have any questions, please contact below.
Ample free on-site parking. First session free.
Block book classes thereafter 10 sessions – £50/ 20 sessions £80.

For further info or to book your free slot please contact the studio.

Fitness Space York, 43 layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UZ


01904404488
yorkgm@fitnessspace.com
fitnessspace.com/york?fbclid=IwAR2y6mcRx6D40iQkoTmu7hQRQ7rgRvsGUtqlLa62Qi53hRqGb4zmJDwyzmQ

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Where Music and Learning Play!

Cath provides Kindermusik music & movement classes in and around York for children and their parents – right from brand new babies through to 7 year olds.

Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting.

Come and join our unique Kindermusik Community. Introductory class £5 (£8/two siblings).

PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

FOUNDATIONS: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1s), LEVEL 1: Sing & Play (1-2s), LEVEL 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3s), LEVEL 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5s), LEVEL 5: Young Child (5-7s), MIXED AGE: Family Time (0-7s)

MONDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Level 2/3: Wiggle & Grow (2-4 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)

TUESDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 2 (5-7 yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 4 (5-7 yr olds)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
1.00pm Foundations ‘Cuddle & Bounce’ (0-walking)
2.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

SATURDAY: Usually once a month – VARIOUS LOCATIONS
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Contact Cath for details of the next dates for these.

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher


01904 636760/07982 607674
cathsmithson@live.com
www.kindermusikwithcath.co.uk/

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Parents/carers of pre school children with social communication difficulties, and their siblings at a parent led group. Parents/Carers also with children /siblings on portage waiting list are welcome also.

Portage worker will also be at venue twice a month for any questions/queries.
Monthly events – coming soon!!

Every other Friday 9.30/45 – 11.00

Pineapple Room, The House, Hobmoor Childrens Centre, Green Lane , Acomb, York, Yo24 4ps.


07401 893439
www.kindredspirityork.co.uk/

Little Cricket is a fun NEW cricket activity class for girls and boys aged 2-4, but it’s more than just bats and balls!

Cricket develops nine of the ten Fundamental Movement Skills, more than any other sport, and Little Cricket classes cover all nine. They are throwing, catching, running, jumping, batting, bowling, balance, agility and coordination.

When a child is confident and competent in the Fundamental Movement Skills they can more easily develop other sport specific and complex movement skills that allow them to enjoy broader sports and physical activities as they grow.

Each Little Cricket session focuses on a different Fundamental Movement Skill, using a combination of fun games and cricket activities to engage and teach the children.

Each session lasts for 45 minutes and is delivered by trained coaches to ensure that every child gets the most that they can out of every class.

Our weekly classes run in York on:
Mondays at St Andrews Church Hall, Bishopthorpe:
12.45 – 1.30pm: Maxi (3-4 year olds)
1.45 – 2.30pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

Thursdays at Piglets Adventure Farm:
10.15 – 11am for Maxis (3-4 year olds)
11.15 – noon for Minis (2-3 year olds)

Fridays at The Poppleton Centre
11.10 – 11.55pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

We look forward to seeing you at a class soon!


07511 046890
info@little-cricket.co.uk
www.little-cricket.co.uk

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Are you a Mummy with a little one under 2 looking for a class to do on the east side of York?
Would you like to get fitter, socialise and make new friends? We do 30 minutes exercise followed by 30 minutes playgroup whilst you enjoy a well-deserved cuppa.

Classes are relaxed, friendly and suitable for all stages of post pregnancy. Taken by Rachel who is a ladies only personal trainer, pilates instructor and pre and post-natal specialist.
We work on everything from….

  • Helping to recover and regain fitness with post pregnancy safe exercises.
  • Locating core muscles again post pregnancy, diastasis recti separation correction and re-building core strength.
  • Strengthening the pelvic floor, lower back and pelvis thus reducing lower back pains.
  • Aerobic exercise for a healthy heart and weight.
  • Resistance training for toning and strength.
  • All are low impact, with modifications and progression making them suitable for all the newest of mama’s and the ‘give me something harder’ mama’s .

Where – Wilberfoss Community Centre
Starting – Courses run 6 weekly. Please see RBPT Facebook page for your next course.
When – Fridays at 09.15 to 10.15
Cost- £48
QUOTE: Mumbler to receive your first class free.

 


07508 469 652
rachelbellpt@outlook.com

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Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers,  pre-schoolers & Primary School age children.
Get in touch to book a FREE trial lesson!
At Mini Swimmers our lessons are highly structured and use progressive practices to teach you how to teach your little one to swim.
We are passionate about promoting water confidence along with techniques to develop the core skills which could save their life.
We reward the children through the STA’s internationally recognised Starfish & STAnley Award Scheme.

Classes are held at Emperors Gym, Skeldergate, York on:
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Primary school age on Saturdays)


07825 997999
info@miniswimmers.co.uk
www.miniswimmers.co.uk

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10am – 11am Fridays (in blocks of 5 weeks during term time)

0-2 years. Baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including storytelling, songs, and sensory activities.
Sessions run during term time and rotate between York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.
Sessions are now FREE! (Museum admission applies for adults, free entry with a YMT Card).


01904 687633
enquiries@ymt.org.uk
www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/education/museum-monkeys-under-5s-activities/

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) – Music classes for children from birth using the internationally renowned Suzuki Method

Everyone experiencing these sessions comments on the sense of calm, the children’s focus and the incredible range of skills they develop, both musical and personal.

Music at Heart is fast gaining a reputation for providing something that is refreshingly different from typical baby and toddler music groups offered in the locality – immeasurably more than just music lessons.

The Suzuki approach introduces children to music the way they are introduced to language – from birth. With both, for the best outcome, this early start is crucial. We talk to a baby because s/he is beautiful and because we feel affection, whether or not the baby understands. To underline this, Music at Heart offers free classes to newborns for the term in which they join.

 0-3 Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 and 11am
 3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm

2, Minster Court, YO1 7JJ


07974 710307
heather@musicatheart.co.uk
www.musicatheart.co.uk

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MY BABY CAN DANCE/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE is an award winning movement to music pre school activity class which follows the development stages for the little ones. Ideally suited from birth up to 4 years old. For children with additional needs there is no upper age limit.

We run weekly interactive fun classes combining movement, singing, musical instruments, numbers, colours, shapes and phonics.

The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase learning and memory.

Classes run throughout school term time with payment being made in set blocks of 5. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pat for the weeks remaining in that current block.

MONDAY – Edward the Confessor Church, Dringhouses, YO24 1HE
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 9.30 & 10.30
Newborn Can Dance (birth to moving c12 months)

TUESDAY- Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby, YO32 3QW
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.30

WEDNESDAY-Clifton Moor Community Centre, YO30 4WD
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 9.30

ACOMB coming late February

THURSDAY- New Earswick Folk Hall, YO32 4AQ
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.30

FRIDAY- St Andrews Church Hall, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2QG
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.00
Newborn Can Dance (birth -1) 11.00

FRIDAY- Costa Community Room, Haxby, YO32 3SA
Newborn Can Dance (birth -1) 1.45

SATURDAY- Millfield Fitness, Rawcliffe, YO26 6PB
My Baby Can Dance (1-4) 10.30

KEEP AN EYE OUT AS CLASSES IN DERWENTHORPE AND ADDITIONAL CLIFTON MOOR NEWBORN COMING SOON


07714 210814
katherinembcd@gmail.com
mybabycandance.com/katherine-peak-york/

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Pramfit is a supportive fitness community for mums and babies. We know you are trying to get back to normal but normal now is a new kind of normal.

We’ve been helping mums for over 5 years, helping them getting fitter, stronger and live without pain! We know you’ll be in safe hands when it comes to exercising.

We have a 30 day trial for £9.99 for you where you can get to any and all of our classes at 11:00am Monday to Friday!

Monday to Friday 11am to 11:50am/12pm
Compello Fitness
Clifton Moor

Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount.


07534689575
Pramfit@gmail.com
www.pramfityork.co.uk

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Puddle Ducks are one of the UK’s leading providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Our classes are designed to promote bonding, water confidence and water safety in a fun and loving environment. We take your little ones through a structured programme designed to develop their natural affinity with the water and encourage them to learn to swim independently.

And although we have spent many years carefully developing our progressive lesson plans to develop swimmers, our teachers adapt every activity to suit each child. Our approach ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming.

Our baby and pre-school programme is offered through five levels:
Floaties (0-6 months), Splashers (6-15 months), Kickers (15 months – 2.5 years), Little Dippers (2-5 years) and Dippers (2-5 years)

We run classes at the following locations in York:
New Earswick, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Energise hydrotherapy pool, Robert Wilkinson, Willow Lodge (Bubwith) and ROKO Health Club

We also run Aquanatal classes, so you can start your journey with Puddle Ducks before your baby arrives!


07825 269146
york@puddleducks.com
www.puddleducks.com/local-teams/york-hull-east-yorkshire/our-pools-classes

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Nurturing a love of reading for life

Reading Fairy sessions for 1-5 year olds have been created by early reading experts to develop the crucial building blocks for reading and language development. Sessions include multi-sensory and performance storytelling, nursery rhymes and songs, phonics games and book time. We believe in learning through play and activities are introduced by five lovable characters; Reading Fairy, Phonic Fox, Chat Cat, Music Mouse and Book Bear.

Weekly classes:

Wednesdays- Costa Coffee Haxby
9.30am: Reading Recruits 3-4 year olds
10.30am: Toddler Tales 1-2 year olds
11.30am: Story Stars 2-3 year olds
Fridays- The Poppleton Centre, Poppleton
9.30am: Toddler Tales 1-2 year olds
10.30am: Story Stars 2-3 year olds
11.30am: Younger Reading Recruits 3-3 1/2 year olds
1pm: Reading Recruits school starters September
Trial 3 sessions for £12
3 session trial FREE to ‘Baby Sensory’ graduates entering the 1-2 year old Toddler Tales group

07739961391
york@readingfairy.com
www.readingfairy.com

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FUN, MULTI-SENSORY Baby and toddler music classes in York

Here at Rhythm Time, our fun, award-winning baby classes will help your little one’s development through specially created musical activities.

You’ll enjoy 30 minutes of fun together including lots of exciting, multi-sensory activities such as bubbles (to help strengthen baby’s eye muscles), dancing (to help co-ordination and balance), exercises (for muscle development), massage, exploration, hand/eye co-ordination and speech development.  Plus, you’ll enjoy some great social time together with other parents and their little ones!

Rhythm Time are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association and we also have GOLD accreditation, so you’ll be sure that our classes are the BEST quality!

Come and join in the fun! We have classes right across York.
Mondays @ Piglets Adventure Farm, Strensall
Toddler class 10am
Baby 10.45am
Young Baby 11.25am

Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30am
Young Baby 11.15am

Thursday @ Dunnington Reading Rooms
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30
Young Baby 11.15

Friday @ St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30am
Young Baby 11.15
Spaces limited so don’t delay!

Mums2Be preview offer – expectant parents can book to come and watch one of our young baby sessions for free


07847717403
rachelm@rtfg.co.uk
www.rhythmtime.net/rm29

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Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time!

Fun, quality classes that help develop a child’s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every child’s development.

A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures.

We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!

Every baby, toddler and pre schooler is an individual with great potential. We’ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.

We have new classes in York and would love you to join us!

Monday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
11am Toddlers
11.45am Babies

Tuesday
Easingwold,  St John’s RC Church Hall
10am Toddlers
10.45am Babies

Thursday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
9.30am Pre School
10.15am Toddlers
11am Babies
11.45am Babies

Acomb Methodist Church
1.45pm Babies
2.30pm Toddlers

Friday
Acomb Methodist Church
10am Pre School
10.40am Pre School
11.20am Toddlers
12pm Babies
12.40pm Babies

Contact us to book your place.


07340 048804
rhythmtime.net/franchisee/32

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Start your child’s sporting journey with our high energy, fun packed classes that use the fundamentals of Rugby to develop core ability and build confidence. These structured play sessions take boys and girls on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

Monday
Heworth Church Hall
10:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 – 5

Friday
Haxby Memorial Hall
10:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 to 5
Francis Scaife Sports Centre – Pocklington
10:15am Age 2 to 3.5, 11am Age 3.5 to 5

Saturday
The Mount School
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 5 – 7
Fulford Comprehensive School
08:55 am Age 3.5 to 5, 9:50am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:45am Age 5 – 7
Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7
Driffield Leisure Centre
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5

Sunday
The Mount School
09:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 2 – 3.5, 11:15am Age 5 – 7
Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7
Pocklington School (The Old Station Building)
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7


0345 313 6716
york@rugbytots.co.uk
www.rugbytots.co.uk

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Help your baby communicate before speech with our award winning music programme!

Babies typically use all kinds of gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging them with extra signs such as ‘milk’, ‘more’, ‘ change nappy’ or ‘tired’ helps babies communicate more effectively and allows parents to understand their needs, thoughts and ideas.

Sing and Sign classes combine action songs, props, pictures and toys in musical activities designed to stimulate speech and language development. It’s natural, it’s easy and it’s also great fun! Our small classes and weekly themes give you the skills and confidence to sign with your baby, as well as providing some lovely together time, and songs and rhymes that you will still be singing in years to come!

‘Sing and Sign Babes’ 0-6 months, ‘Stage 1’ – 6-14months, ‘Stage 2’ – 13-24months

Monday – Belfrey Hall – 10.15am – Stage 1 (6-13m)

Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church – 10.15am – Stage 2 (14m-24m)
11.30am – Stage 1 (6-13m)
12.45pm – Sing and Sign Babes

Friday – Acomb Methodist Church – 10.15am – Stage 1 – (6-13m)
11.30am – Stage 2 – (13-24m)
12.45pm – Sing and Sign Babes (0-6m)

Sing and Sign Babes = £43 for five weeks which includes a songbook and double CD

Stage 1 and Stage 2 are £60 for 10 week courses.


07811 651720
annagibbeson@singandsign.co.uk
www.singandsign.co.uk

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Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment, from gaining water confidence to great stroke technique.

I offer baby, toddler and pre-school lessons from 1 month old to 4 years from nurturing baby classes to independent swimming at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York :
Monday 9.30 – 11.30
Thursday 9.30 – 11.30
Friday 9.30 – 11.00

I also run classes after school times for complete beginners to Improvers from water confidence to stroke development at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York :
Monday 4.00-6.00 pm
Tuesday 3.30 (parent and child class 2-5 years)
Tuesday 4.00 – 6.30 pm
Wednesday 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Children can go in by themselves at any age, when they are confident enough, I do not have a starting age limit. I treat every child as an individual and they progress happily at their own pace , with this in mind, all swimmers receive an STA certificate and woven badge each term, which are included in your fee.

Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class and the whole pool to ourselves, with only one lesson running at a time, which offers little distraction from other swimmers and lots of space. Children really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly.

With over 10 years teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, lifesaving and recently completed Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school. Do check out my recommendations on Facebook!


07583 936246
linzifitness@gmail.com
swimming-with-linzi.class4kids.co.uk

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Tiny Toes Music is all about you and your baby, toddler or child playing and making music together and enjoying the magic of being surrounded by live music. Babies and children love songs, rhythms and music and benefit greatly from a musical environment. Music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development. But most of all, Tiny Toes Music is fun for all!
As a musician and mum, I founded Tiny Toes Music to share my passion for music and singing and the amazing benefits that it brings with friends and other families within the wider community. Tiny Toes Music is not a franchise, but an independent small York based business that only uses live music. There isn’t a CD in sight!!!

Acomb, Gateway Church . Thursday, 10.00- 11.00am
Haxby, St Mary’s Church Hall. Friday, 10.00am – 11.00am

Cost – £4 per session. Pay as you go.


07725 534080
nicolabetts@yahoo.com
www.tinytoesmusic.co.uk

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Award-winning, sensory-rich toddler development programme, where structured play goes hand in hand with imagination, adventure and the freedom to explore. Each week has a unique theme, with activities carefully constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. We’ve done the research, so you can both enjoy the fun…

Mondays:
St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
Thursdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Fridays
St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE

Fridays:
Pocklington Cricket Club, Burnby Lane, Pocklington, East Yorkshire

Mention Mumbler for 3 taster sessions for £15.


07762525599
york@toddlersense.co.uk
www.toddlersense.co.uk

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Tumble Tots from 6 months to 4 years
Gym Bobs from 4 to 7 years

A programme that has been going for over 37 years! Tumble Tots and Gym Bobs sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child, structured according to the different ages/stages of a child’s development.

Sessions include climbing, balancing, agility and coordination as well as song time for language development.

Child psychologists/educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be part of every child’s education.

Enjoy quality time with your child teaching them ‘skills for life’.

Class information is as follows:
Monday – The Regen Centre, Riccall
Tuesday – Huntington Memorial Hall
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre
Friday – Acomb Parish Hall
Saturday – St Wulstans, Fossway

Mention Mumbler for a free taster session.


01904 412381
tumbletotsyork@googlemail.com
www.tumbletots.com/york

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Turtle Tots North Yorkshire is a unique Swimming School starting with Mummies-to-be with Aqua Natal Yoga through to Baby, Toddler and Pre-school classes and School age children, so your child’s swimming journey doesn’t need to end at Pre-school stage with us, they continue into our Academy classes where they can feel safe and happy with familiar surroundings.

We pride ourselves on being a very different and holistic swim school and class emphasis is on nurturing the parent & child bond in the water at all stages. We start with gentle water massage and closeness with your baby in the early stages, whilst also teaching through play/word association. Our toddler and pre-school classes we teach them water safety skills, basic stroke skills, while keeping their attention span stimulated with lots of fun activity play and progression into independent swimming, but most importantly at their own pace. Our Turtle Swim Academy classes are suitable from 3.5 years old (confidence and ability assessed) open to existing swimmers from the Turtle Tots programme, children starting for the first time with swimming classes or transferring from other swim schools.

Our York Classes:
Monday: York- Novotel (am)
Tuesday: York- Kilima (am)
Wednesday: York- Alwark manor (am) Novotel (pm)
Wednesday: Aqua Natal – York – Principal Hotel (8pm)
Thursday: York – Kilima (am)
Friday: York – Novotel (am)
Saturday: York – Archbishops School (pm)
Sunday: York – Kilima (am)

We also deliver classes on a Friday & Saturdays in Harrogate and Saturday & Sunday in East Leeds.
Free taster classes are also available.

Mention Mumbler for a 10% first term discount.


01423210214
northyorkshire@turtletots.com
www.turtletots.com/en/northyorkshireandneleeds

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Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. suitable for little ones from birth up to school age.  As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.

Mon: 10:30 – 13:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 10:00 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 13:00 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wed: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Thu: 10:30 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Thu: 13:00 – 14:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 12:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Fri: 13:00 – 14:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 09:00 – 14:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 10:00 – 12:30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Sat: 13:30 – 16:30 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sun: 09:00 – 14:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX

Mention Mumbler Offer: For any MUMblers that book onto a course, just quote York MUMbler and we will send you a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with your starter pack worth £10.99!

For further information, please contact us.


01904 607110
littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/contact/yorkshire-north-and-east?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0NmGnPTP4gIVirvtCh3M8wZjEAAYASAAEgLqD_D_BwE

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Becalm Babies, Massage and Yoga

These classes are perfect for new parents to develop the bond with their babies while making new friends along the way. Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes run over 5 weeks and lasting up to an hour.

Classes on Thursday and Fridays
1-1 and dads sessions are also available
T: 07879 231455

Crafty Tales at York Theatre Royal

Help nourish your pre-schoolers imagination and creativity by joining us at Crafty Tales for a morning of crafting and multi-sensory story time at York Theatre Royal. Each week will be designed around a brilliant picture book with interactive and imaginative play. For 2-5 year olds.

Every Friday (Term times only)
10.15-11.30

£5 per session (book the full term for a 10% discount)
Meet in the theatre cafe. Tickets can be bought and/or collected from the box office.

T: 01904 623568

En Pointe Classical Dance School

At En Pointe we teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We’ve got fantastic facilities at our dance studios in York. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work and Lyrical Dance.

‘En Pointe in York is excellent.’

SN, June 2019

Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU

Football Tots

Football Tots is developed by Primary PE teachers! For children aged 2 to 5 years old.
Developing social skills as well as football ones!
We have places during the week and at weekends in York and Thirsk!

‘The guys that run it (primary school teachers) are so, so great with the kids and my little girl is getting so much out of it.’

AH, April 2019

T: 0330 660 1116

Katie Ventress School of Dance

A small, friendly dance school for children from 18 months – teenagers. Classes: ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre Dance and Musical Theatre.

Classes run Monday to Saturday. Get in touch for times.
Venues are: James St, YO10 3DW & York Railway Institute, Queen st, York YO24 1AD.

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)

Kids2dance

Our pre-school dance and movement classes are a great introduction to fun activities and physical exercise.
Classes encourage children to develop a bodily awareness through movement and dance using a variety of different props and equipment alongside fantastic music.
Free taster session
Call us for more information or to book.

T: 07541 811354

Mini All Starz

If your child enjoys dancing, singing and music, then this is a great introductory class.
This is a really fun and colourful class, which will really engage your child.  For ages 12 months plus (parents join in).
Friday’s 10.30am-11.15am
Scout Hut (Behind St Andrew’s Church), 401 Huntington Rd, Huntington, York, YO31 9HU
Contact York Dance Works on 07981 553465

Northern Dance Academy

We offer ISTD Ballet & Tap dance and Contemporary classes for all ages. NDA delivers the Arts Award qualification validated by Trinity College London allowing students to participate in creative and exploratory dance activities. We also offer Over 55’s Ballet & Tap classes. All classes are taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn.

York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418 (Sarah)

Singing Fingers Music Class

Fridays 10:30-11:30am during term-time.
Beaumont Care Home, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, York, YO41 1AJ
Fun, dynamic, multi-sensory music sessions for wobblers & toddlers (1-4yrs).
Singing, dancing, listening, playing percussion instruments and lots more!
Our classes are extra special because they are MULTIGENERATIONAL! Held in care homes, we bring young and old together to create magical experiences for everyone.
Half term block bookings = £6 per class
Drop-in price (space dependant) = £8 per class
Discount given for siblings

‘Singing Fingers on a Friday morning is a lovely friendly group.’

DM, Jan 2019

T: 07380691199

Song Box music groups

Song Box musical play groups: Mixed age sessions welcoming babies, toddlers and talkers with mum, dad or carer; sharing songs, rhymes, movement, sensory play, lovely instruments and creative props. All live music; great ideas to enjoy throughout the week. All over York, Monday to Friday. Price/family. Low income concessions.

T: 07855 126408

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Acomb
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Bishopthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

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

Copmanthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Dringhouses
Thursdays 11am – 11.30am
Saturdays 11am – 11.30am

Dunnington
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

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

Haxby
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Poppleton
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Strensall
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.

York
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

Storytelling & Social

Every Fortnight commencing Friday 15th February 2019

Anna Rogers AKA Miss Trout is an Author, Illustrator & Performer. In each session, she’ll be entertaining your little ones with a story, interactive props & crafts etc. Suitable for 2 – 5 year olds, but parents with babies/younger ones are welcome too. £3.50 per child. £1 extra for each Sibling.

Trafalgar Bay, 7 Nunnery Lane, York, YO23 1AB

Tennis Tots

Tennis Tots sessions in the following locations for 2-4 year olds and 4-6 year olds.
Rufforth (Saturday Mornings)
Pocklington (Friday Mornings)
The Tennis Tots programme emphasises fun whilst providing a well rounded curriculum for children to learn alongside their parents.

T: 07725 029867

Web Adventure Park Baby and Toddler Sessions

Every day, Monday to Friday during Term Times
Included in admission price!

Friendly adult and child sessions around different theme each week for babies (sitters or crawlers) or toddlers (walkers or talkers). The exciting programme of movement, song, crafts, messy play and sensory sessions are fun and designed to help your child’s development. All materials and equipment are free so you don’t need to bring anything with you – simply turn up and join in! Full programme on website.

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

T: 01904 692221

Wild Things Family Forest School

Wild Things Family Forest School offers a range of outdoor play and exploration opportunities – using real tools, bug hunting, den building, mud kitchen, campfire cooking…. Sessions run during term-time, (monthly)Saturdays and holidays. Sessions start at £8.50, from 18 months old, at Millthorpe School.

‘Emma Hill who runs it is amazing.’

JB, June 2019

T: 07968 060182

York City Gymnastics Foundation

We are a charitable organisation focused on recreational gymnastics and trampolining for the ages of 2-18. Classes run from a dedicated facility at St John’s Walk, Heworth Green, York, YO31. Our Pre School Classes run Monday – Friday during term time, with 5 classes running per day.
For further information please contact us
T: 01904 611111

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance provides dance classes for children and adults in and around the York area that are FUN, FRIENDLY and DISCIPLINED. There are a wide range of classes to choose from including: Ballet, Acro, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Street Dance, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Zumba

Free trial classes available.

Mention Mumbler for a free trial.

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )