Below is a list of all the classes and groups in York that are suitable for newborn babies and pre-walking babies.
Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to 18 months.
These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to 18 months old. There is time and peace in my groups to nourish a pleasurable and reciprocal relationship with your new child, observe and enjoy their self-initiated and natural motor development, gain confidence and trust in your abilities as a parent, and make new friends. There are only 7/8 parents in a group and we meet once a week for 1 ½ hours. Parents usually stay with the group for a year to 18 months and make deep friendships that last way beyond the group life. The groups run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 10.30-12 and Thursday afternoons 1.30-3pm.
I am a free lance early childhood trainer living in York. I have 20 years training and experience in running groups and workshops for parents and have been running these very successful groups for 8 years in a beautiful room at York Steiner School.
First session is a free taster.
Please contact me if you would like more information
New Terms for January 2020 – 6 week terms commence on 7th or 9th Jan. Bookings now being taken.
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 adults too but don’t worry if you have never done any yoga as these classes are predominantly aimed at little ones, although we may throw in the odd downward dog or cat stretch for grown ups too!
Classes are age appropriate and are split between Non mobile babies and Shufflers, Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers.
Tuesdays: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road
Baby Bumpkin Explorers – Shufflers, crawlers & wobbly toddlers 12.30 – 1.15 (Cost £6) Book here.
Baby Bumpkin – Non mobile babies 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.30 – 14.30 (Cost £6.95) Book here.
Thursdays: Little Green Rascals, Tadcaster Road (you don’t have to be using the nursery to attend this class)
Baby Bumpkin – Non mobile babies 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.15 – 14.15 (Cost £6.95) Book here.
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 Ralph Butterfields Primary, please contact us for details.
At Baby Swimmers we follow the Starfish Awards, so little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided in the future. We play games and sing songs which are skill related and also teach water safety skills so they can learn to swim back to the side, hold on and climb out when they are strong enough.
Our structured classes work towards this and are also fantastic for bonding with your little one, as well as enjoying yourselves in a fun relaxed atmosphere, which we always ensure is at your little one’s own pace including underwater swims. Babies use their natural reflexes when they are in water, so it is always a good idea to start as soon as you can, as swimming is a great workout and helps to strengthen their muscles and also increases alertness.
For toddlers we follow the STA Stanley Awards, so again little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided. For this age group we still sing songs and have fun with games and also start to teach the basic strokes, continuing with water safety skills and teaching your toddler to hold on, turn, then push off the side to swim to you independently. Classes will focus on floating, learning to tread water, rolling, push and glides, diving for sinkers and more.
Swimmers Academy is for our older swimmers where we focus on stroke technique and stamina, classes run for any age from Beginners and go through to Gold also incorporating Lifesaving Awards.
All teachers are fully qualified with specialist training for your little ones. Our classes are child led to ensure each child is taught and developed at their own pace.
We Swim at Best Western Kilima Hotel, Emperors Leisure Centre, New Earswick Pool, Pocklington School, Robert Wilkinson Primary School, Roko & Stamford Bridge Junior School
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.
Come and join Helen your post natal exercise specialist for a fun and effective Buggy Workout session in West Bank Park Holgate
The class focuses on improving your cardiovascular fitness, strength and resistance training, core work and pushchair posture. The sessions are designed specifically with new mums in mind and cater for all fitness levels. Baby comes too so there’s no need for childcare. Working out in the great outdoors is beneficial for both yourself and baby. Classes cost £5.50 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.
Look forward to seeing you there!
For more details please contact Helen
Mention Mumbler for a FREE try out class.
City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies. When films are rated U, PG, or 12A a family ticket (for two adults and two children) is available. The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities, there is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and the Riverside Café-Bar is welcoming to new mothers and children. A high-chair is available if needed.
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old, every Wednesday morning at 11am. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday.
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.
Our popular Kids’ Club screenings are every Saturday morning, for children aged 3 – 12. There are activities in the cinema screen from 10.30, followed by a film at 11.15. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.50 each. We also offer kids’ parties in conjunction with Kids’ Club. Email Isla on firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Sunday of each month at 11:15am. Adapted to help reduce anxiety and over-stimulation and ensure a safe, enjoyable cinema experience for people with autism, and their families, friends and carers. All tickets are £2.50.
The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please telephone or visit the website to book.
13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes is now serving up regular eats, treats, roarsome play and opportunities to meet new friends across York!
On Tuesdays we run the Babes In Arms Elevenses Club at Spark:York from 10.00 until midday – this is for babies under 1 and their carers. £6 entry covers hot drinks, treats baked fresh by Melk, gorgeous sensory toys for the babes to play with and a craft activity if you fancy it.
On Wednesdays we’re bringing you Pizza & Play at Ask Italian on Blake Street from 10.30 until midday. £8 entry gets you toddler and pre schooler play time and pizza for everyone plus hot drinks and home made lemonade. £3 for every additional child and £5.50 for any additional pizzas for your party.
On alternative Fridays you can find us hosting Little Stompers from 10.00 until midday. A group specifically for children under 2 at Spark:York. £6 entry gets you hot drinks, treats baked fresh by Melk, gorgeous toys for the Stompers to play with and a craft activity for you to do together. £3 for every additional child.
For more info, and to book a place on any of these events visit our website.
Roars & Sprinkles!
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
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 9.15am-10.00am.
Designed as a safe and gentle reintroduce to fitness following childbirth, classes are fun, engaging and post-natal focused, led by our expert post-natal qualified instructor Sarah. Take the first step back into fitness with your little one by your side. Suitable from post natal check and doctors sign off. For further info, or you have any questions, please contact below.
Ample free on-site parking. First session free.
Block book classes thereafter 10 sessions – £50/ 20 sessions £80.
For further info or to book your free slot please contact the studio.
Fitness Space York, 43 layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UZ
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
10am – 11am Fridays (in blocks of 5 weeks during term time)
0-2 years. Baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including storytelling, songs, and sensory activities.
Sessions run during term time and rotate between York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.
Sessions are now FREE! (Museum admission applies for adults, free entry with a YMT Card).
Music classes for children from birth based on an understanding of the whole child, led by qualified teachers and using high quality instruments.
Everyone experiencing these sessions comments on the sense of calm, the children’s focus and the incredible range of skills they develop, 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 locally – immeasurably more than just music lessons.
We introduce children to music the way they are introduced to language – from birth. With both, for the best outcome, this early start is crucial. We talk to a baby because s/he is beautiful and because we feel affection, whether or not the baby understands. To underline this, Music at Heart offers free classes to newborns for the term in which they join.
0-3 Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 and 11am
3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm
The Citadel, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EA
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
Learning baby massage with us is easy, friendly and fun. Our small, baby led classes take place in a relaxing home environment, where you can feed, change and cuddle baby as you need.
Baby Massage gives you the opportunity to strengthen your bond with your baby in a nurturing, engaging way. Studies show massage can help babies by improving sleep, reducing crying and stress, encouraging development and soothing colic and tummy troubles. Parents increase their confidence and get to enjoy a special bonding time with their baby. We learn techniques you can use now and continue to adapt as your little one grows and develops.
5 week courses run every half term on Thursday mornings at my home near Acomb Green. £40 including booklet and high-quality massage oil to keep, plus a certificate at the end!
Suitable from 4 weeks to pre-crawling.
I can also offer private classes in your own home, either 1:1 or learning in a group of your friends.
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!
‘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 – 11.25am
Sing and Sign Babes – 12:30pm
Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 2 – 10.15am
Stage 1 – 11.30am
Sing and Sign Babes – 12:45pm
Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am
Stage 2 – 11.30am
Sing and Sign Babes – 12:45pm
5 week Sing and Sign Babes courses running from 24th Feb. Please get in touch for more details.
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!
Tiny Toes Music is all about you and your baby, toddler or child playing and making music together and enjoying the magic of being surrounded by live music. Babies and children love songs, rhythms and music and benefit greatly from a musical environment. Music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development. But most of all, Tiny Toes Music is fun for all!
As a musician and mum, I founded Tiny Toes Music to share my passion for music and singing and the amazing benefits that it brings with friends and other families within the wider community. Tiny Toes Music is not a franchise, but an independent small York based business that only uses live music. There isn’t a CD in sight!!!
Acomb, Gateway Church . Thursday, 10.00- 11.00am
Haxby, St Mary’s Church Hall. Friday, 10.00am – 11.00am
Cost – £4 per session. Pay as you go.
Follow a weekly theme with songs and sensory activities to learn signs that can help your little one to speak before they can talk!
Fun and relaxed sessions for you and your little one. TinyTalk classes are gentle. They are designed to help your little one focus on you, what you are saying, singing and signing. With sensory and music activities built into the session your little one is kept engaged while developing their fine motor skills and non-verbal communication skills.
Biscuits are a staple in most families social time and at TinyTalk it’s no different! After a full half hour of signing fun, you can relax and get to know other families with a drink and plenty of biscuits to keep you going.
£5 per session.
Tuesday – Westfield Children’s Centre
10:40am-11:40 Baby Signing
Wednesday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre
1:45-2:45pm Baby Signing
Thursday – Hob Moor Children’s Centre
1:30pm-2:30pm Baby Signing
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.
York Suzuki Early Childhood Education offers weekly music classes for children aged 0-3, with their caregiver. They are a chance to come together to celebrate the unlimited potential of every child. Our classes offer a calm, structured, nurturing space to engage with your little one through music.
The classes are run by trained SECE teacher, Laura Wingrove, who has over 10 years’ experience of teaching through the Suzuki method. Class sizes are small to allow each and every child to flourish and caregivers are supported at every stage of the journey. We use the beautiful SECE curriculum of nursery rhymes and action songs which is based on the teaching philosophy of renowned pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. Although many musical concepts are mastered within the classes, it was not Suzuki’s primary aim to create master musicians, but rather ‘human beings with beautiful, harmonious minds and high sensitivity’. We believe that by using the highest quality musical instruments, children are given the earliest opportunity to appreciate beauty, to treat the instruments with respect, and to play them properly, creating a beautiful sound themselves.
Tuesday 9.45 and 11.00 – St Edward the Confessor Church, Dringhouses
Thursday 9.45 and 11.00 – Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue
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.
‘Alex Barnes does a fantastic baby massage course. We loved it.’
NM, Jan 2019
‘I did it with Bond With Baby and Alex was lovely! xx’
LE, Jan 2019
0-5 year olds
‘Absolutely fab group everyone is so friendly.’
LS, Jan 2019
‘Really friendly group we go every week xx’
LS, Sept 2018
Foxwood Community Centre, Cranfield Place, York, YO24 3HY
T: 07928 486040
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
Children learn through play. Messy play enhances many areas of children’s developments.Both you and your child will get messy so please wear appropriate clothing. Warm water will be available towards the end. Please bring a towel and flannel/wipes.Tuesday 10am till 11amNew Earswick Methodist Church HallPay as you go £6 per session5 sessions pre paid £27.50 (£5.50 per session)10 sessions pre paid £50 (£5.00 per session)
T: 01904 422457
‘My 14 month old and 3 year ten month old both love it!’
LK, Feb 2018
‘It’s really good!!’
CP, Feb 2018
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.
PramFit is a supportive fitness community for Mums and Babies. We are Pre and Post Natal qualified and have plenty of experience in everything postpartum. Our classes run 9:30am at Unit 17c, Forrest Park Monday to Friday and 11:00am at Compello Fitness Monday to Friday!
‘They’re fab and would defo recommend. Xx’
HK, May 2018
‘Pramfit is fab!’
CC, Jan 2019
Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount
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
SHH Safe Healthy Happy is here to offer you natural solutions to today’s problems and build happier and healthier tomorrows. Through the therapeutic power of touch and the versatility and benefits of essential oils, you will be empowered and learn the necessary skills to help you and your family.
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
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
This is a small 6 week group programme based in York where we will focus on supporting one another through the transition to motherhood.
Each week we will discuss a different topic.
£2 a session. The group will run every 6 weeks so get in touch to find out about dates.