Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) in York


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.

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Baby Bumpkin Yoga


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.

Mondays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 10.30 – 11.30 Woldschild Montessori, near Pocklington *New Class**  Please register your interest

Tuesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 11.30 – 12.30 York Yoga Studio, Acomb Road  (Cost £6.95)

Wednesdays: Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers 09.30 – 10.10 Tadcaster Road, York (Cost £6)

Wednesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 11.30 – 12.30 Tadcaster Road, York (Cost £6.95)

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.

T: 0845 6803786 / 07715 325662
E:  york@tattybumpkin.com to book



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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…

Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YORK, YO23 1BW

Colton Methodist Church, Meynell Road, LS15 9AQ

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

Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall, YO41 4BN
Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall, West Gate, THIRSK, YO7 1QR

All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, YO26 6DF
Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre, LS25 5EA

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


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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

Monday 10.30-11.30am
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



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Dream Time Baby Massage York/Selby

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.
Booking essential.

Contact Katie:
T:07909 445737
E: ktgray28@hotmail.com

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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.

Energi Trampoline Centre, press day.

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


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Football Tots

fOOTBALL TOTSFootball Tots is a fantastic pre-school football class for children aged 2-5 years

At Football Tots every child loves to learn new skills. Our sessions are filled with fun games and football activities designed to maximise learning and development. Children attending Football Tots learn football skills from passing and dribbling to stepovers and throw-ins. The Football Tots programme also helps to develop a number of keys skills. Football Tots a fantastic head start before starting school.

Each 45 minute class is delivered using specialist equipment by qualified staff, trained to ensure every child has great fun at every session.

Our classes run on a:

Monday at Clifton Moor Community Centre
Tuesday at Haxby Memorial Hall
Thursday at Bishopthorpe Village Hall
Friday at Poppleton Road Memorial Hall
Saturday at Fishergate Primary School and Burton Stone Community Centre

T: 07595 297639
E: info@football-tots.net


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Hoglets – Storytelling and Drama classes for babies and toddlers

Hoglets run Storytelling and Drama classes for babies up to 7 year olds.

Hoglets classes bring storytime to life, taking drama performance skills and applying them to the telling of tales.
Classes begin with a story performance, followed by crafts, songs games and imagination to bring the story to life.

Hoglets classes are designed to help towards the key prime areas of learning set out by the Government Early Years Curriculum – communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
We run weekly classes across York.

Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) at St Lawrences Children’s Centre.
1.30pm (birth – walking) at Clifton Children’s Centre

Every Tuesday
9.15am (birth – walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10.00am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11.00am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
Details on 4-7 Year olds after school class to be announced soon.

T: 07508 672163
E: gemma@hoglets.org.uk

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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 Kindermusik Community. Your first class is FREE!


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

St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG

9.30am Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
10.30am Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
11.30am Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
3.00pm Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds) 

St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd YO23 1BG

1.00pm Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds) 
2.00pm Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)

Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH

9.30am Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
11.30am Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds) 
4.15pm Young Child Semester 1 (5-7 yr olds) – New group TBC

Strensall Library, 19 The Village, Strensall, YO32 5XS

10am Family Time (0-5 yr olds – Wiggle & Grow curriculum)
11am Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)

St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG

2pm Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
3pm Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
4.00pm Young Child Semester 1 (5-7 yr olds) – New group TBC


St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, Yo23 1BG

9.30am Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)
10.30am Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
11.30am Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
1.45pm Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)       


Vestry of St.Clement’s Church, YO23 1BG

First class – Saturday 7th October 2017
Saturday 4th November 2017
Saturday 2nd December 2017

10am ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)

Pre-booking essential.

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher

T: 01904 636760 / 07982 607674
E: cathsmithson@live.com


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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


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My Baby Can Dance

My Baby Can Dance is an award winning movement to music activity class (voted York’s Best Music class 2017).  Closely linked to the early development stages and ideally suited for children aged 12 months to 3 1/2 years.  For children with additional needs there is no upper age limit.

Newborn Can Dance follows a similar format to My Baby Can Dance but is geared towards babies from birth up to walking and is a refreshingly different class.

We run weekly interactive fun sessions combining movement, singing, instruments, numbers, colours, shapes and phonics to list just a few.  Classes achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase memory and learning.

Our classes are fun and relaxed and above all else have a warm inclusive atmosphere for everyone attending.

Cost: £5 per week payable in advance in set five week blocks,£25 per block. Any missed sessions in a set block can be made up by attending another class in the five week period. 50 pc discount for siblings and child minders with more than one child.

MONDAY – St Edward the Confessor Church, Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses YO24 1QG
9.30-10.15 & 10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance
11.30-12.15 Newborn Can Dance

TUESDAY – Piglets Adventure Farm
10.45-11.30 My Baby Can Dance

Clifton Moor Community Centre, Rivelin Way, Clifton Moor YO30 4WD
9.30-10.15 My Baby Can Dance
Millfield Fitness, Devonshire Court(off Green Lane), Rawcliffe YO30 5PQ
11.30-12.15 Newborn Can Dance

THURSDAY – New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace, New Earswick YO32 4AQ
11.15- 12 noon My Baby Can Dance

FRIDAY – St Andrews Church Hall, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23 2QG
10.00-10.45 My Baby Can Dance
11.00-11.45 Newborn Can Dance

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

We are also able to offer birthday and celebration parties to keep your loved ones entertained.

T: 07714 210814
E: katherinembcd@gmail.com


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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Paper Planes and Daisy Chains

Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 12.18.37Paper Planes and Daisy Chains offers a rounded theatre making experience covering all aspects of putting on a performance, from acting and singing, to mask and puppet making.
Our youth theatre workshops are tailored to encourage young people to learn how to utilise their creativity whilst having fun, and making friends. We find that our participants learn how to open up and share with other children. We work together on reading, learning lines and co-ordination, whilst having fun.

We offer:
A creative environment for youngsters to express themselves.
Activities to develop and initiate their own creativity and ideas.
Opportunity to contribute to group tasks.
Opportunity to explore different mediums of performance and theatre making.

Venue: Little Green Rascals, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1GS
14:30 – 16:00 for ages 3-5
16:15 – 17:45 for ages 5-8

£5 per session.

Every Wednesday we are back at the wonderful Piglets Adventure Farm, mucking around with all the piggies!
10:15 – 11.00 for ages 3-5
£5 per session.
Every Thursday you can find us hiding away at Kidzplay Boroughbridge, we are very guilty of wanting to jump in the soft play area! These classes are perfect for 3-5yr olds.
10:15 – 11:00 – Fidgety Feet, a dance class for mini toes
11.00 – 11:45 – Crafty Theatre workshop
£5 per session
We have some exciting new classes start every Friday at the new buildings on Piccadilly in York called Spark:York, we will be there at 11am – 12pm running our Crafty Theatre workshops. We will let you know more information as it opens.
We also have a wonderful autumn tour coming up Miss Trout and Paper Planes and Daisy Chains have worked together to revive classic stories from the past with relevant social messages. Each story musically accompanied, with handmade sets and costume, a visual and oral treat. These fairy tales will tour locally to Yorkshire libraries, community centres, schools and festivals, as a beautiful collection of moralistic tales, to engage and ignite creativity and passion into children.
That’s all for now, but there is always more to come! If you would like some more information you can contact us directly at…

For more information or to book a free taster session:

T: 07500 069412 (Roxanna) or 07812 088658 (Hannah)
E: paperplanes@sixlips.co.uk


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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 and ROKO Health Club.
For full listings please click here.
If you would like to book or require more information please call our office on 07825 269146 or e-mail york@puddleducks.com
We also run Aquanatal classes, so you can start your journey with Puddle Ducks before your baby arrives!
Follow us on 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.

Piglets Adventure Farm, Strensall.
Toddler 10am
Baby 10.45am

Dunnington Reading Rooms
Toddler – 9.30
Baby- 10.15
Young Baby – 11.00

Copmanthorpe Methodist Church
Baby – 2.15
Young Baby – 1.30

St Aelred’s Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler – 9.30
Young Baby – 11.00

Spaces limited so don’t delay!

T: 07847 717403 (Rachel)



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Rugby tots

rugbytots-logo-RGB-201507-01Start 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.

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

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

Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5
09:40am Age 3.5 to 5
10:35am Age 5 to 7

The Mount School
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5
09:40am Age 3.5 – 5
10:35am Age 2 – 3.5
11:15am Age 3.5 – 5

Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5
09:40am Age 3.5 to 5
10:35am Age 5 to 7

For more details, just call or email.

T: 0345 313 6716
E:  york@rugbytots.co.uk

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Sing and Sign

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. Signing gives babies a chance to see as well as hear motivating words that relate directly to their world and draws attention to key words in a sentence, easing understanding and helping the transition into language production . 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! Designed over three age appropriate classes (Babes – 6 weeks to 6 months, Stage One – 6 to 14 months and Stage Two – 14 to 2.5 years), 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! Classes in York and Beyond.

Class Timetable
Monday: Belfrey Hall, Stonegate, York, 10am – Stage 1 (6-13 months), 11am – Stage 2 (14- 24+ months)
Tuesday: Pocklington Methodist Church, 10.15am – Stage 1 (6-13 months)
Friday: Acomb Methodist Church, 10.15am – Stage 1 (6-13 months), 11.15am – Stage 2 (14 – 24+ months)
St. Olave Church Hall, Margate, 1.30pm – Sing and Sign Babes – 0-5 months)
Saturday: Clementhorpe Community Centre, 10.15am – Stage 1 (6-13 months)

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

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Song Box music groups.

Song Box is a much loved, local, independent provider of community music groups and creative projects; for families in the community, in schools, and for adults in the community and in residential and supportive settings.

We run 17 family musical playgroups: Mon-Fri; all around York; for babies, toddlers and talkers; with Mums, Dads and carers; in mixed age sessions; fixed family fee (NOT per child); half price places on request to families with a low household income; inclusive and accessible; welcoming everyone.

Our families say: “every child is included”, “Her confidence and interaction with other children and adults has come on leaps and bounds.”, “The homemade props are great inspiration.”, “He especially loves the variety of musical instruments “, “the weekly classes and the holiday specials are great”, “I’ve been taking my preschooler to song box since she was 6wks old and now have another newborn with us too.”, “Daniel declared “that was brilliant”. I didn’t even know the word brilliant was in his vocabulary!”

Book your first visit now, and follow our facebook page, to discover why Song Box has been part of thousands of York families’ lives for over 20 years. We look forward to meeting you!

T: 07855 126408
E: tjsongbox@yahoo.co.uk

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Technology In Play (TiP)

Technology in Play currently offer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics workshops for TiP Tods (ages 2 to 5) and TiP Sessions (primary age children)
Each term TiP introduce and discover STEAM in an new exciting topic.
Undertaking experiments, building, crafting, constructing, learning early coding and computing principles.
We inspire and instil the foundations of STEAM learning; creativity, co-operation, collaboration, tenacity, problem-solving, critical thinking, whilst absorbing facts and information in an environment with a dynamic and creative approach.

TiP Toddlers (18m – 5 years)
10.30am – 11.30am at Millfield Fitness Studio
1.30pm – 2.30pm at Knavesmire Children’s Centre

TiP Tods (2-5 years)
10am – 11am – Heslington Meeting Rooms
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Oaken Grove Community Centre

Tip 5+ (4-7 years)
Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm Joseph Rowntrees School
Saturday 10am – 11am Bootham School
Saturday 11.15am – 12.15pm Bootham School

Tip 8+ (8-11 years)
Wednesday 6pm – 7pm Joseph Rowntree School
Saturday 10am – 11am Bootham School
Saturday 11.15am – 12.15pm Bootham School

E: york@technologyinplay.club

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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…

St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
Wetherby Sports Association (beside Leisure Centre), LS22 5HA

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

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.

Baby Sensory Yorkshire (https://www.facebook.com/babysensoryyorkshire/)

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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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Water babies

water babies logo

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.

Mondays: 09:00 – 14:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Tuesdays: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tuesdays: 13:00 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Thursdays: 13:00 – 16:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fridays: 10:00 – 11:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fridays: 11:00 – 12:30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Fridays: 13:00 – 14:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fridays: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Saturdays: 09:00 – 16:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Saturdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Saturdays: 13:00 – 17:00 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sundays: 09:00 – 16:00 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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Wild Things Family Forest School

wild things logoWild Things Family Forest School is a weekly forest school for children and parents in York.

Wild Things is passionate about getting children and parents outdoors to explore, develop their imagination and be creative in all weathers.

Sessions are for children aged 2-4 years and their adult carer (parents, grandparents or nannies). Babies are welcome to accompany their older siblings for free.

Activities include learning about nature, searching for woodland treasures, being creative, exploring, making creations in the mud kitchen, den building, learning to use tools and playing games.

Sessions run each week in term time. You can book individual sessions or for the whole term.

wild things pictureMonday’s: 10.15-11.30am at Homestead Park

Wednesday’s: 10.15-11.30am at Millthorpe School

Friday’s: 10.15 -11.30am at Millthorpe School

Early Bird price (book before 1st September): 1st child £7.50, siblings £6.50

After 1st September: 1st child £8.50, siblings £7.50

This includes activities, hot chocolate & marshmallows.

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 go to Wild things and my lg loves the sessions.

TF, March 16

For more information about the Saturday Monthly sessions and/or adult sessions please visit the website.  Booking is essential:

E: contact@wildthingsyork.co.uk


En Pointe Classical Dance School

EnPointe offer 60+ classes during the week including Ballet, Pointe, Technique classes, Adult ballet as well as Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Acro.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
T: 07557 355562

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)


Lingotot’s interactive, fun language classes for toddlers and babies 0-4.
Games, stories, singing & craft – everything you’d expect from a baby group, with another language!
Free taster, then £4 per session. Tuesdays – Spanish 10am and French 11am.
Nursery, school, home ed also available.

Mention YorkMumbler to get 10% off the cost of your first term

Tesco Askham Bar community room, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1LW
T: 07840 958270 (Louise)

Post Natal Yoga for mums with babies

Mondays 12.30 – 14.15

Tuesdays 10.15-12pm & 12.30pm-2.15pm

Fridays 10.30am – 12.15pm

Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street.

T: 07725 796583 (Alison Goodwin)

Ready Steady Mums

RSM York is a free walking group for mums and their babies. Pregnant ladies also very welcome. We meet near the Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park every term time Monday at 10am. 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 on a Monday morning 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!

Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York

Starbrite Studios

We are Yorkshire’s premier performing arts studio, providing fun and inspiring tuition and training in the performing arts industries. Our head office is housed in a purpose-built facility in Shiptonthorpe, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where we have continued to develop into a training institution that meets the demands of this most competitive but rewarding market place – the performing arts. We celebrate individuality and versatility in our students and this can be seen from our success stories. We are professionally qualified, vibrant, and recognised as a fun and inspiring environment for people to be in.

Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU

T: 01430 803170

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

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

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Mondays 3.30pm – 4pm

Tang Hall
Saturdays 10.30am – 11am (storytimes) and Thursdays 10am – 10.30am (rhymetimes)

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

Tiny Stompers

A child led music and movement group for under 5s with their parents/carers. There’s a range of music, musical instruments and equipment to explore. On Mondays at 10:15am – 11am. Find us on Facebook. £5/child.

Linton on Ouse village hall, 12 Main St, Linton-on-Ouse, York YO30 2AX (until 04/12/17)

PLEASE NOTE: From 8th Jan onwards the time and venue will change to: 10:30-11:15 at Shipton by Beningbrough Community Centre

T: 07739 960910 (Rebecca Langstaff)

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 )