Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Monday in York
Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Monday.
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.
Award winning, colourful, art and creative play classes, events and parties for babies, toddlers and children. Each week we squidge, squish, paint, explore, sing and dance with a new and exciting theme, sure to inspire imaginations.
ARTventurers are proud to have won three top awards in the national Whats On 4 Kids Awards 2019, recognising the very best in activities for children across the UK. Our classes are in line with the EYFS goals and aimed at aiding children’s learning and development skills through our fun art and creative play classes! A fab social setting for little ones (and parents too!).
Family ARTventurers classes (6mths – 5 yrs) weekly (term time):
Monday – 10.15-11.15 – Haxby Memorial Hall
Friday – 10.30-11.30 – Bootham Junior School
To book your trial class visit:
Facebook or Instagram: artventurersyork
Or call Sarah: 07902828756, Michelle: 07957619721
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!
Our fun Baby Bumpkin Yoga-inspired classes combine storytelling, music and simple baby yoga movements that give babies from 10 weeks through to toddling a great physical foundation to development. We include a few warm up stretches for grown ups too but don’t worry if you have never done any yoga as these classes are predominantly aimed at little ones.
Classes are age appropriate and are split between Non mobile babies and Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers.
Possible new class Mondays/Tuesdays TBC: Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers Please register your interest
Tuesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.30 – 14.30 York Yoga Studio, Acomb Road (Cost £6.95)
Wednesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 11.00 – 12.00 LGR Tadcaster Road, York (Cost £6.95) and Thursdays: Crawling / Wobbly Toddling 12.45 – 13.30 (cost £6)
Sessions are booked in terms of usually 6 or 7 weeks that follow the school calendar. New starters can join at any point in the term, providing there is availability.
Join us on a journey! Story, music, simple yoga-inspired moves and fun !
Our Tatty Bumpkin Yoga-inspired adventures are also in schools as an After School Club, so if your child (4 – 7 years – Reception/Foundation to Y2) attends Poppleton Ousebank, Copmanthorpe Primary, Acomb or Headlands Primary, please contact us for details.
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.
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…
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YORK, YO23 1BW
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Pocklington Cricket Club, YO42 2HA
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.
Through running my baby massage courses from home, my main aim is to take away some of the concerns you may have about getting out and about with your newborn. I have plenty of room for parking right outside the front door. If you need to change your little one I have plenty of change mats on hand and you’d be more then welcome to make yourself comfy in the lounge (or wherever you’d feel most confident) should your baby need feeding.
Classes are small and intimate held at my home in York, YO32, ensuring a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in a cosy and comfortable setting.
I also offer private courses in the comfort of your own home/chosen venue should you want to form your own group.
My courses run over five consecutive weeks and each class lasts up to one hour. During each session you will learn how to massage a different area of your baby’s body (including a special routine to help with colic, constipation and/or wind). I will provide massage oil, mats, hand-out sheets and refreshments.
I am a fully qualified IAIM infant massage instructor and mum of 3, with almost 10 years experience of working with parents and their babies.
Classes are held on Mondays @10.30am
To enquire about the next course contact Alex.
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!
Dream Time is like no other Baby Massage Class you will ever go to.
Since its creation over 18 years ago, Dream Time has won awards, gained CPD accreditation and holds Level 3 qualification with Open Awards. Dream Time teachers are among the UK’s most highly qualified baby massage therapists.
Dream Time combines gentle song, yoga, dance and massage. Our classes provides the perfect combination of baby time and parent time, leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to talk about anything and everything.
Now Dream Time has come to the York area. Located just 8 minutes along the A19 from the Designer Outlet , with free parking, the classes run from the brand new Dream Time Space. In a beautiful location, close to a nature reserve, the Old Granary at Riccall is the perfect setting for a relaxing and nurturing time with your baby. Each session followed by a leisurely drink and homemade cake.
Remember, touch is the first means of communication and a regular massage can help with colic, sleeplessness and muscle tone.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block
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-1pm and Saturdays at 9-10am during term time. 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 £5.95 weekdays/£4.95 Saturdays per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!
Come join our thriving, fun, friendly Freestyle dance school!
We offer I.D.T.A. exams, run our own competitions and perform whole school shows in a theatre each 18 months, along with offering regular performance opportunities and more!
Our classes provide an environment where students’ abilities and talents are celebrated, and we hope to instill confidence and provide skills that will positively affect other areas of dancers’ lives too.
Mondays in Elvington Village Hall:
1.30-2.15pm: Minis (1-preschool)
4-4.45pm: Juniors (4-7 years)
5-5.45pm: Seniors (8-10 years)
5.45-6.30pm: WOW (recommended for 7+)
6.30-7.15pm: Tweens & Teens (11+ years)
Tuesdays in White Rose House in Wheldrake:
1.30-2.30pm: Crystals Chair-Based Dance and Exercise Classes
Tuesdays in Haxby:
Private Adult classes, contact for more information.
Wednesdays in Bubwith Leisure Centre:
7.15-8.45pm: Adult Class (18+)
Thursdays in Bubwith Leisure Centre:
1.30-2.15pm: Minis (1-preschool)
Thursdays in St Mary’s Church Hall in Haxby:
3.45-4.30pm: Juniors (4-7 years)
4.45-5.30pm: Seniors (8+ years)
5.30-6.15pm: WOW Class (recommended for 7+)
Saturday in Bubwith Leisure Centre:
10-10.45 Juniors (4-7)
11-11.45 Seniors (8-10)
11.45-12.30 Tweens and Teens (11+)
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 (2.5-4 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
3.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (walking-2s)
4.00pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 1 (5-6yr old)
TUESDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 3 (6-7 yr olds)
WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
10.00am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
11.00am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)
THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Family Time: Laugh & Learn (0-4 yr olds)
3.00pm Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church Vestry, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
1.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2yr olds)
2.00pm Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)
3.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5yr olds)
SATURDAY: Occasional – Various Locations
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Contact Cath for details of the next dates for these.
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
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!
Do you want to ride a unicorn or fly to the moon? ‘Magical Adventures’ is an active adventure class for 13 month – 4 year olds. Jump on board the ‘Magical Adventures train’ with Sam Squirrel for a different adventure destination every week, incorporating sensory activities, dance, music, imaginary play and structured games.
Separate classes for 3 – 4 year olds give them the opportunity to build their confidence and independence in a more challenging class, whilst still having lots of fun! These classes have a greater emphasis on communication skills, partner / team work and creative problem solving. They build on key concepts already introduced in the younger class including shapes, counting, sorting, colours and time.
Book a 3 week trial for an introductory special offer of £15.
Classes take place on Monday mornings in Bishopthorpe, Monday afternoons in Strensall, Tuesday afternoons in Haxby, Wednesday mornings in York city centre, Thursday afternoons in Huntington and Friday mornings in Acomb.
For more information and to book your place visit the website.
My Baby Can Dance (1-4 years) and Newborn Can Dance (birth to walking) are award winning movement to music activity classes (voted Best Music class ‘17 ‘18 & ’19 in the Little Vikings awards). Closely linked to the early development stages and ideally suited for children from birth to 4years.
No upper age limit for special needs.
We run weekly interactive fun sessions combining movement, singing, instruments, numbers, colours, shapes and phonics.
The classes achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase memory and learning.
Classes run during school term time with payment being made at the start of each half term. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pay for the weeks remaining in that half term. Catch up classes are available if classes are missed. Discounts available for siblings attending the same class and child minders with multiple children.
Fun and relaxed Classes and above all else have a warm inclusive atmosphere for everyone attending.
Details of the timetable can be found HERE
Phonics Stars helps build your child’s confidence and knowledge with fun, interactive and educational classes. Classes start from 2 years up to 5 years old and aid in their transition into school.
Each one hour class is based on the sound phonics alphabet and phonics word theory. We combine energetic dance moves with this to help them learn and recognise the main letter sounds. We believe that children who have a better start in school have a better chance of going on to rewarding careers in the future. Our classes can help prepare children for school so they are able to fully participate in activities planned for them by their teachers when the time comes.
We help children to listen, encourage sharing and turn-taking as well building important little muscles to hold a pen correctly so they can become strong writers!
Classes are £6.50 per hour paid in blocks of 6 or 12 weeks. If 12 weeks are purchased the parent only pays for 11 classes so 1 week free. Trial classes are £5 and if signing up the £5 comes off the fees. Check out our poster (below) for our timetable.
St Wulstans Church Hall, Fossway, York, YO31 8SL
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!
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
Young Baby 11.25am
Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Young Baby 11.15am
Thursday @ Dunnington Reading Rooms
Toddler class 9.45am
Young Baby 11.15
Friday @ St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler class 9.45am
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
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!
Contact us to book your place. 4 classes for just £18!
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.
Heworth Church Hall
10:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 – 5
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
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
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
‘Learning to sign with your little one can smooth communication when s/he is tired, hurt or frustrated, and give you insight into their wider needs and thoughts. Sing and Sign classes are fun and gentle, promoting responsiveness to your child, as well as being kept intentionally small (max 12 places in a class) so that each week you and your baby are in a comfortable, familiar space where you can make friends and enjoy quality time together. Combining action songs, props, pictures, musical instruments and a special cat called Jessie, each week centres around a theme with clear signs of the week that are revisited often so that you are able to consolidate your learning.
Never signed before? No problem, it’s easy! Not a great singer? Your baby (and we!) really don’t mind! You might be surprised how great you feel after a regular singing session, especially as each class lasts a full hour, with refreshments before class in most venues. Have twins? They attend as two-for-one!
Stage 1 – 6-13m
Stage 2 – 13-24m
Sing and Sign Babes – 1-6m
Monday – Belfrey Hall (York Centre) – Stage 1 – 10.15am
Stage 2 – 11.30am
Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church – Stage 2 – 10.15am
Stage 1 – 11.30am
Friday – Acomb Methodist Church – Stage 1 – 10.15am
Stage 2 – 11.30am
5 week Sing and Sign Babes courses running from the first week in November or for Private Groups. Please get in touch for more details.
Are you keen to give your child a good foundation in early literacy?
Do you want to give your child a head start before school?
Would you like to know what phonics is and discover ways that you can support your child on their phonics journey?
Come along to one of our 45 minute weekly classes which are run by a qualified primary school teacher and are based on the current Early Years curriculum.
Super fun, high-energy and fast-paced sessions, aimed at pre-schoolers between 1-4 years, which focus on developing confidence, turn-taking and listening skills.
Come and groove down to our doh-disco, shake your Pom-poms and meet our mascot Robot Reg who shows children how to blend the sounds for reading!
Our PRE-SCHOOLER sessions (2.5 – 4 year olds) include sound recognition and oral blending & segmenting, which are foundations for learning to read.
Our MINIs sessions (1 – 2.5 year olds) develop speech & language skills, vocabulary and explore a range of nursery rhymes.
Activities which help to develop gross and fine motor skills ready for writing.
Classes are SO MUCH FUN, children don’t even realise they are learning!
I look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes. Please feel free to contact me for more details.
Monday – Clifton Parish Church
Tuesday – The Gateway Centre, Acomb
Thursday – Tesco community room, Askham Bar, Dringhouses
Friday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre South Bank
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!
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…
St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE
Pocklington Cricket Club, Burnby Lane, Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Mention Mumbler for 3 taster sessions for £15.
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.
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: 10:00 – 12:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 9:30 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 12:00 – 15:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Tues: 9:30 – 11:00 Willow Lodge, Bubwith, YO8 6DQ
Wed: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Thu: 10:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Thu: 13:00 – 14:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 12:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 9:00 – 11:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Fri: 13:30 – 15:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 11.00 – 13:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Sat: 09:00 – 15:00 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.
Yoga For Modern Life is a specialist in yoga for fertility, yoga for pregnant women and yoga for mums and babies. Classes are friendly, relaxed and down to earth – using yoga as the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of pregnancy and motherhood. We also have brilliant Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing courses, and help mums and baby’s connect through loving touch in Baby Massage classes too. All this is to help empower women to have a positive and confident pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Everyone is warmly welcomed – regardless of fitness level, age, shape or size. In a busy world take some time to reconnect with yourself, and with your baby.
Mondays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | Manor Studios, Poppleton
Mondays – 1pm to 2.30pm Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Tuesdays – 10.45am – 12.15pm Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Thursdays – 1.15pm – 2.15pm Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio
Thursdays – 7.30pm – 8.45pm Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio
Saturdays – Monthly Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Courses
One to one and bespoke yoga, hypnobirthing and baby massage classes are also available.
Mention MUMBLERFREE for your first class free.
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
‘My nearly 4 yr old boy does ballet there and loves it! They have a 2yr-4yr class pretty much every weekday and it actually is teaching the foundation of ballet through various activities/routines.’
AC, March 2018
Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
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
‘My two did football tots with Sara Blakemore, and absolutely loved it.’
EW, April 2019
Hoglets runs exciting drama and storytelling classes for babies to Preschoolers.
Hoglets classes bring imaginations to life, turning stories into adventures. We take drama and performance skills, mix them with some games, craft and songs and boil them up into a bubbling bowl of delicious creative fun.
Classes run in venues across the city on Mondays and Tuesdays
‘Just had a great time at Hoglets. We did the story of Peter Rabbit. Love the variety of activities in the class. Definitely recommend ‘
HA, August 2018
‘Hoglets is a lovely little story and drama group, where you stay and join in with your child x’
EH, Jan 2018
T: 07596 705171
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.
‘Great for all ages x’
KT, Dec 2018
‘Katie Ventress School of dance very highly recommend. Both my girls go and love going, such a happy place. Katie is lovely.’
KLU, Nov 2018
T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)
Our vision is ‘Making Nutrition Fun’ for 2.5yrs upwards
They learn vital cookery skills using kid friendly equipment, with nutritious recipes to take home. Classes are fun and educational.
MONDAYS (2.5 – 5 yrs)
Derwenthorpe – 10 – 10.45/11am (Starting in Sept)
SUNDAYS – 2nd Sunday of month
(NEW parent and child classes – 2.5 -9yrs)
Derwenthorpe – 10.30 – 12pm
Home educated children welcome – email to book a place.
T: 07768 207839
Total Sports mini dance – 2 to 4 year olds – York RI and Huntington Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Dance is perfect to get your little one excited and moving. Littlies just love to dance!
Our dance classes are about encouraging, developing confidence and learning to love being active.
‘I tried out this new ‘mini dance’ class today with my little 3 yr old (with 1 yr old in tow) and she absolutely LOVED it! Doesn’t usually like to conform to group activities (she has her own ideas! 😂) but really joined in and the dance teacher, Elle, was great with all the kids and getting them involved.’
LJ, Jan 19
‘We went to mini dance this morning and I wanted to share as my (almost 4yo) lb LOVED it!’
SJ, Jan 19
Mini Munchkins baby massage is a calm and tranquil class where you learn massage techniques to sooth and relax your baby. After each session we relax with refreshments whilst the babies enjoy sensory play. I run group classes and 1:1 sessions. See our Facebook page/call for more information.
“It’s such a fantastic class with massage and sensory play at the end. It’s called Mini Munchkins Baby Massage and Laura who runs it is absolutely fabulous!! It’s our favourite baby class we’ve been to”
“The classes are SO GREAT – so informative & my little girl is always so relaxed afterwards. Laura taught me a lot and now I have the skills to massage my daughter confidently at home. We’ve built it into our daily routine now and my daughter and I absolutely love it. Five star classes, totally recommend!”
T: 07810 543774
Moo Music is a fun, interactive and multi-sensory music session for babies and pre-schoolers. We sing, sign, dance, explore, play and have lots of moosical fun to 120 original songs. Each week we go on a new adventure so why not book a FREE taster session! Find us on Facebook or contact Mel Manners.
The O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance teaches children age 3+, in a safe and friendly environment. Classes are held from beginner to championship level, whether they want to compete or just dance for fun, it’s a great way to keep fit and make new friends!
Monday – English Martrys Church Hall YO244DA – 6pm
Thursday – St. Joseph’s Church Hall YO306JX – 6pm
RSM York is a free walking group for mums and their babies. Pregnant ladies also very welcome.
Monday at 10.30am Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park
Tuesday at 10.30am Tang Hall Explore Library YO31 0HA
Term Time only
It’s a great chance to meet other new mums and chat about what’s been happening with your little people whilst getting some fresh air and gentle exercise. We’re a really friendly bunch and it’s a great way to start the week!
We’re completely volunteer led so if anyone has any free time and a heart to support other mums whilst enjoying some fresh air yourself then we’d love to hear from you or just pop along on a Monday morning!
‘Ready steady mums have a walk from millennium bridge. Worth a meet up with them.’
CS, April 2019
‘Ready Steady Mums walking groups are great.’
HG, June 2019
Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York
Relax Kids offer sessions from 3yrs to teenagers to parents. Using a fun programme it teaches to relax/ mindfulness, manage emotions and boost self esteem.
All classes at Costa Coffee in Haxby
Mondays12:15- 1:00 Baby Mindful
1:00-1:45 Just Relax In Pregnancy
3:45-4:45 Relax Kids (Magical Adventures) 5-11’s
4:50-5:50 option of Relax Kids or Charge Up tbc
Once a month Sunday mornings…Charge Up and Just Relax
‘Really lovely sessions.’
GP, March 2019
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.
‘I have been taking my 3 year old to these Songbox 4G sessions – bringing the old and young together in a Fulford residential home. We sing, dance, role play, and generally have a good chat and laugh with the ladies and gentlemen who live at the home.’
JB, Nov 2018
‘We’ve loved Song box.’
HA, Jan 2019
T: 07855 126408
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
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm
Tuesday from 11-11.30am
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
A relaxed, pay as you go music and movement group for you to enjoy together.
Lots of exciting resources to explore, with bubbles, sensory play, ribbon stick dances, cooling down under the parachute …..all aiding in your child’s development.
Beautiful Tiny Stompers Baby Massage Classes are available too
‘Tiny stompers baby massage are brilliant.’
EB, Feb 2019
‘I learnt so much too which has really helped my little girl with constipation, circulation, congestion and just to help her relax on an evening.’
LW, Oct 2018
Shipton by Beningbrough Community Centre
T: 07739 960910 (Becky)
TurtleTots is a unique child centred Swimming School starting with Aqua Natal Yoga through to Baby, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers and older children. Our Teachers are trained Baby and Pre-school specialists; qualified to industry’s highest standards, they understand how babies learn and communicate. Lessons run most days in York,
Find us on Facebook or T: 01423 210214
Mention Mumbler for a 10% first term discount.
‘Turtle Tots are fab!’
HL, June 2019
‘We swim with Turtle Tots and our 18 month old loves it. They do weekend lessons too. Really recommend them, both Paula and Hayley are great teachers and my son has developed so well with them. Turtle Tots also offer catch up sessions if you miss one, do the underwater photo shoots etc.’
LK, Jan 2018
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 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
‘Wild Things Forest School is fantastic!’
HW, June 2019
T: 07968 060182
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
‘York city gymnastics foundation in Heworth has a toddler session which my 2 year old attends which she really loves xxx’
KF, June 2019
T: 01904 611111
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.
‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance, my 4 year has been going since 2.5 and loves it.’
EW, Dec 2018
‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of dance are brilliant. My daughter who is now 7 does ballet, Zumba and acro with them. She started age 5 and loves it.’
TG, Dec 2018
T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )