Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

Friday

Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups

York and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for pre-school age children.

Below is a list of all the children’s activities and classes available across York. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

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.

Featured Listing

A Gentle Beginning

Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to two years.

These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to two years 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. Please contact me if you would like more information
Dorothy Marlen

E: dorothy@dorothymarlen.net
T: 01904 612683
www.agentlebeginning.co.uk


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Baby Ballet

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

My babyballet class timetable can be found by following the link here 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!

T: 07572756316
E: york@babyballet.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Baby Massage with Karen Mayes

Karen Mayes Physio
4 week baby massage course with trained Paediatric Physiotherapist Karen Mayes.

Each week you will learn different massage techniques to help calm and soothe your baby; covering a different area of baby’s body each week.

Massage courses are great for providing a friendly and enjoyable opportunity for you to spend one to one time with your baby.
Baby massage is also great for :
Helping with Colic, trapped wind, reflux and constipation
Promoting Sleep and relaxation
Bonding with baby
Developing baby’s body awareness and coordination
Alleviating symptoms of colds and teething
Improving circulation.

Pre booking is required.

Fridays 10.45am – The Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street, York, YO23 1NU

Courses can also be run from people’s homes if there are a group of 4 or more interested, please get in touch.
1:1 sessions also available.
Courses for dads also available on Saturdays.

T: 07900 332115
E: kmphysioandbabymassage@gmail.com

FACEBOOK


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Baby Swimmers

image010Come 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
Emperors Gym on Thursday for preschoolers
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

Please contact Baby Swimmers for more information on;

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

WEBSITE



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Baby Sensory York & East York

baby sensoryAward-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
Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall, YO41 4BN

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

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Bootham Babies – Parent, baby & toddler group

Bootham Junior School.

Free, weekly parent, baby and toddler group, supported by our Early Years Team, an opportunity to try simple games, musical activities and crafts.

Age Range: Birth – 3 years
Fridays 9am – 10:30am (Term Time)

Known for friendliness, a warm welcome is guaranteed!

Rawcliffe Lane (off Clifton Green)
T: 01904 655021


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Buggy Workout Session- Holgate

Helen Buggy FitCome 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 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.

Mention Mumbler Offer: Why not come along for a FREE TRY OUT CLASS and kickstart your fitness with other mums in your area!

Look forward to seeing you there!

For more details please contact Helen:

T: 07974 966109
E: helen_clarkson@hotmail.com

FACEBOOK

 


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diddi dance

diddi dance is a fun and funky 45 minute dance session that suitable for boys & girls 18 months up to reception age, however if they’re younger but steady on their feet it is worth coming along for a try.
diddi dance classes change themes every half term exploring 16 different dance styles including salsa, bollywood, hip hop and disco!

Classes are booked for each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class. Sibling discount is also available.

Please see my timetable for details of classes.

Taster sessions are also available so please get in touch if you would like to try a class and join in the diddi dance fun!

E: hayley.evans@diddidance.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Energi Toddlers

PrintEnergi 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?!

Book your slot on the WEBSITE

like us on FACEBOOK

TWITTER and INSTAGRAM


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Fitness Space York – Mamma Set Go!

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 on the details below
T: 01904 404488
E: yorkgm@fitnessspace.com
INSTAGRAM
FACEBOOK

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


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Football Tots

Football Tots is a fantastic football class for children aged 2-6 years.

At footballtots, every child loves to learn new skills. Our sessions are filled with fun games and activities designed to maximise learning development.
Children attending footballtots learn football skills from passing2 and dribbling, to stepovers and throw-ins!
The footballtots programme also helps to develop a number of key skills to give every footballtot a fantastic head start before starting school.
The footballtots programme is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.
Each session is delivered using specialist equipment by qualified staff, trained to ensure everyone
has great fun!

Our classes run on a:
Monday AM at Clifton Moor Community Centre
Tuesday AM at Haxby Memorial Hall
Thursday AM at Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Acomb Parish Church Hall & Heworth Church Hall
Friday AM at Poppleton Road Memorial Hall & Southlands Methodist Church
Saturday AM at Fishergate Primary School

Taster sessions available

T: 0330 660 1116
E: info@footballtots.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Kindermusik with Cath Smithson

KindermusikWhere 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. Trial 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: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
11.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
3.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 1 (5-6 yr olds)

WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
11.30am Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
3.00pm Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 3 (5-7 yr olds)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
11.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
2.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

SATURDAY: First Saturday of the month – VARIOUS LOCATIONS
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Saturday 1st September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
Saturday 3rd November 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
E: cathsmithson@live.com

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


Featured Listing

Kindred spirit – social communication support group

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.

T: 07401 893439 (Kerrie)

WEBSITE


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Little Cricket

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:
Thursdays at Huntington Memorial Hall:
12.30 – 1.15pm: Maxi (3-4 year olds)
1.30 – 2.15pm: 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 Poppleton Road Memorial Hall:
12.30 – 1.15pm: Maxi (3-4 year olds)
1.30 – 2.15pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

We look forward to seeing you at a class soon!

T: 07511 046890
E: info@little-cricket.co.uk
W: www.little-cricket.co.uk
FACEBOOK


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Mini Swimmers

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:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Primary school age on Saturdays)

T: 07825 997999
E: info@miniswimmers.co.uk

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER


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Moo Music

Moo Music is a fun interactive music group for 0-5year olds. We sing, we dance, we learn and have lots of fun! Moo music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions help children gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s also a great way to make new friends-both for the children and the adults.

BABY MOO babies from birth to confidently walking.
MIXED MOO is aimed at all ages from 0-5 years

TUESDAY – Willow Farm, Wigginton, York – 10:15 Baby Moo, 11.15 Mixed Moo
FRIDAY –  Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe, York – 10.00 Baby Moo, 11.00 Mixed Moo

Contact:
E: moomusicwithstacey@gmail.com
T: 07561326268
FACEBOOK
WEBSITE


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Music at Heart Suzuki Music Classes 

Music at Heart 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.

I was a bit apprehensive that my newborn might be too little to get much out of the class, but it has been brilliant. I have loved seeing how much she has enjoyed it and how interested she is in the instruments and the other children.

“All three of my children have developed hugely, not only in terms of their music, but as people too.

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

 3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm

 To find out more, and to book your free taster, visit www.musicatheart.co.uk

T: 07974 710307
E: heather@musicatheart.co.uk

2, Minster Court, YO1 7JJ


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My Baby Can Dance

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, Tadcaster Road YO24 1QG
9.30-10.15 & 10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance (from walking to age 4)
11.30-12.15 Newborn Can Dance (from birth to walking)

TUESDAY
Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe YO32 9ST
10.45-11.30 My Baby Can Dance

WEDNESDAY
Clifton Moor Community Centre, Rivelin Way YO30 4WD
9.30-10.15 My Baby Can Dance

THURSDAY
New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace, YO32 4AQ
11.15-12.00 My Baby Can Dance

FRIDAY
St Andrews Church Hall, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23 2QG
10.00-10.45 My Baby Can Dance (from walking to age 4)
11.00-11.45 Newborn Can Dance (from birth to walking)

SATURDAY
Millfield Fitness, Devonshire Court (off Green Lane) Rawcliffe YO30 5PQ
10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance

KATHERINE PEAK
T: 07714 210814
E: katherinembcd@gmail.com
FACEBOOK

My one year old loves My Baby Can Dance, nice mix of traditional toddler songs and pop songs for them to boogie to.

LI,  Nov 16

Brilliant group, really friendly and fun for the little ones.

ES, Nov 16


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PramFit

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 1100am Monday to Friday!

Just Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount.

Monday to Friday 11am to 1150am/12pm
Compello Fitness
Clifton Moor

Contact us
T: 07534689575
E: Pramfit@gmail.com
WEBSITE


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Puddle Ducks – pre-school swimming

puddle ducks 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

T:07825 269146
E:york@puddleducks.com
FACEBOOK

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


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Reading Fairy

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- Haxby (Costa Coffee community room)
Toddler Tales: 1-2 years: 10.30am
Story Stars: 2-3.5 years: 11.30am
New class for Reading Recruits (3-4 years) launching soon- register your interest now.

Fridays- Poppleton (community centre)
Toddler Tales: 1-2 years: 9.30am
Story Stars: 2-3.5 years: 10.30am
Reading Recruits: 3-4 years: 11.30am

A limited number of free tasters are available- enquire now!

“I would like to highly recommend Reading fairy York. We did a taster session yesterday and my 3 year old boy loved it. Gemma who runs the class was fab and kept the children entertained with songs, dancing and stories.”

Mumbler KR, Feb 18

FIND OUT MORE/BOOK A CLASS:
Gemma Robinson
E: york@readingfairy.com
T: 07739961391
FACEBOOK
WEBSITE


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Rhythm Time

see_child_progress_boostDo 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 and toddler 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!

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

Thursday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
10am Toddlers
10.45am Babies
11.30am Young Babies

Acomb Methodist Church
1.30pm Babies
2.15pm Toddlers

Friday
Acomb Methodist Church
10.20am Pre School
11am Toddlers
11.40am Young toddler
12.20pm Babies

We go to the group on a Friday it’s fab!

MB, Jan 17

My 2 year old goes and really enjoys it. There aren’t many things that hold his attention but this does.

JC, Oct 16

Contact us to book your place.

T: 07340 048804 (Ami)

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK

 


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Rhythm Time Baby and Toddler Classes

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/Young Baby 10.45am

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

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!

T: 07847 717403 (Rachel)
WEBSITE


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Rugby tots

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
10:45am Age 2 to 3.5, 11:20am 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, 11:30am Age 3.5 – 5
Fulford Comprehensive School
9:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 9:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am 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

Sunday
The Mount School
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 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

For more details, just call, email or visit our website:
T: 0345 313 6716
E:  york@rugbytots.co.uk
WEBSITE


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Sing and Sign


FREE Taster Session: Pocklington Methodist Church – December 4th, 10.15am

FREE Taster Session: Acomb Methodist Church – December 7th, Midday

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!

Monday – Belfrey Hall, York Centre
Stage 1 – 10am, Stage 2 – 11.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.30pm

Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.45pm

Thursday – Shipton-By-Beningbrough CC
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 11.30am

Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.45pm

E: annagibbeson@singandsign.co.uk
T: 07811 651720
www.singandsign.co.uk
FACEBOOK


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Sling Swing

Sling Swing is an exciting gentle movement and dance class for mums and dads or carers with their babies and toddlers in soft structured slings and baby carriers or wraps. Participants are encouraged to wear their little ones in high quality slings and carriers and spares are always available for people wanting to try one out.

The aim of the classes is to have fun in a friendly, musical environment and to really bond with your baby!.

My daughter (3 years old) still enjoys having a cuddle in the sling whilst I dance but she also enjoys joining in besides me.

Taster sessions are available and bookings secure your place but you have the option to pay online during booking or pay at the session. pay as you as well as block bookings are available and there’s also a class pass option which allows a little more flexibility in coming to 6 classes over 8 weeks – I understand that little ones can sometimes change your best laid plans for that day!

Come along and have a boogie and make friends – there’s always time before, during and after class to chat. Babies and toddlers can enjoy
bubbles too.

Classes now running on Fridays at The Poppleton Centre 1-2pm.

Kat Burgess
E: katburgess@slingswing.co.uk
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Swimming with Linzi

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, on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning from 1 month – 4 years at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York.

Classes also run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 -10 years at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, from 3.30-6.30 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!

T: 07583 936246
E:linzifitness@gmail.com
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Tiny Toes Music

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!!!

South Bank, Clementhorpe Community Centre . Tuesday, 10.00 – 11.00am
Acomb, Gateway Church . Thursday, 10.00- 11.00am
Haxby, St Mary’s Church Hall. Friday, 10.00am – 11.00am

Cost – £3.50 per session. Pay as you go.

E: nicolabetts@yahoo.com 
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Toddler Sense

PrintAward-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
Wetherby Sports Association (beside Leisure Centre), LS22 5HA

Thursdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Dance Expression, Bowling Lane, MALTON, YO17 8EG

Fridays
St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE
Beacon Lodge, The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 2HA

Visit www.toddlersense.co.uk for your local class leader’s contact details and to book a trial.

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Toddler Time at City Screen

Every Friday at 11.30am
30 minute showing of a favourite children’s programme.
Exclusively for pre-school children and their parents.
£3 ticket

T: 0871 902 5747
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Tumble Tots

13233103_525414854319368_3129724139736134928_nTumble 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

T: 01904 412381

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Turtle Tots

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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 and a 10% first term discount when you mention Mumbler.

Contact: Paula Stewart
T: 01423 210214
E: northyorkshire@turtletots.com

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Water babies

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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.

T: 01904 607110
E: littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk

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Ainsty Gymnastics – Play Gym

Play Gym is now available for booking! Places are limited so book in soon if you’re interested. All classes are at Energise. Prices: £5.00 per 45 minute session. (£6.00 inclusive of VAT in Jan 2018)

Little Rollers – 11.20am, 12.10pm, 1.05pm, 2pm
6 months to walking.

Little Crawlers 11.20am, 12.10pm, 1.05pm, 2pm
Walking to 2 years.

Little Jumpers – 11.20am, 1.05pm
Two years to three years.

Little Hoppers  – 12.10pm, 2pm
Three years to School.

T: 07856 602199


Beanie Boppers – Skelton on Ure

Beanie Boppers is a fun, energetic dance class for toddlers and preschoolers. We use a variety of props to feel the rhythm and explore a range of key gross motor skills. Sessions open with a hello song and incorporate parachute activities, bubbles and a goodbye song.
Fridays 9.40-10.20am at The Reading Rooms, Skelton on Ure
For further information contact Kat:
T: 07540893173


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


Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes

Eats, treats, drinks… Roarsome play and new friends.
Come and join us on our adventure to create a very special play cafe for York. Somewhere that children and their adult can ALL enjoy.
Our Pop Up Play cafe runs every Friday until 14th December 2018. 10am- 4pm

Friends meeting house, Friargate, York, YO1 9LR.
T: 07971 130611


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.

T: 07557 355562

EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU


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


Little Bites Cookery School

Award winning cookery school & social enterprise for 2.5 years and upwards.

Our vision is ‘Making Nutrition Fun’.
Each term has a focus on different food groups to ensure kids learn about a variety of foods and ingredients as well as maximizing exposure to new foods. They get to learn vital cookery skills using kid friendly equipment, with nutritious recipes to take home. Classes are fun and educational taught by a qualified Home Economist and Nutritionist.

 

T: 07768 207839


Little Woodland Explorers

10.00 – 12pm Wednesdays. and Fridays, Malton Castle Garden

Weekly forest school sessions with parents/carers with young children.
Activities include muddy area, sensory painting, whittling, nature crafts, observing wildlife and seasonal treasure hunts, to name a few. Kelly Kettle is boiled for a hot drink at the end. Follow us on Facebook / Instagram.

T: 07949008887/ 01653 696232


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

Northern Dance Academy offers Ballet and Contemporary classes for adults at beginner, improver and advanced level. Classes are based at the York Railway institute and taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn to dance. Adult classes are on a Wednesday and Friday evenings and a Saturday morning.

For more information contact Sarah.
York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418


Post Natal Yoga for mums with babies

Tuesdays 12.30pm-2.15pm
Wednesday 10.30 – 12.15pm
Fridays 12.45 – 2.30pm

Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street.

T: 07725 796583 (Alison Goodwin)


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
T: 07380691199


Song Box music groups.

Why have hundreds of York families signed up to Song Box music groups every term, for over 20 years? Book a session and find out! Groups all over York.

“I’ve made fantastic friends. Song Box is a highlight of my family’s week”

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
Every weekday 10-10:30am and Saturdays 10:30-11am

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


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


Term time activities at the Web Adventure Park

Exciting activities for Babies and Toddlers every weekday during school term time – included in admission price!
Each weeks’ sessions have a different theme and include movement, song, crafts, sensory experiences and more to help your child’s development. No need to book, just join in on the day!

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 recently ran a forest school birthday party for my 5-year-old daughter, and it was really lovely. Highly recommend.”

RH, June 17

“We have been to several parties and loved all of them. Emma is fantastic with the kids. You can even have campfire with hot choc and marshmallows.”

JB, Nov 17

T: 07968 060182


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.

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )