Baby groups and classes for newborns in York.

Below is a list of all the classes and groups in York that are suitable for newborn babies and pre-walking babies.

Most of the classes below are pre-book and follow a structure (see individual listings for details) , if you’re looking for playgroups in York which are more informal and you can just turn up (like the ones in church halls etc) then check out the Playgroups Page Here.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here.  For details of how to get your group listed  click here.

Gentle Beginnings during lockdown 2021.

Gentle Beginnings –  popular, small, calm and supportive groups for parents and babies up to toddling

During this new lockdown we will be meeting online on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-12am. You sign up and can choose each week whether you join us on a Tuesday or Thursday (life happens!) Although we can’t meet face to face we are forming a supportive parent community where we can nurture and enjoy  our growing relationship with our baby and discover the amazing and so important self- initiated movement and play in the first year of life.

These highly regarded groups, which I have run for 11 years now in York, offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to 18 months old.  The groups provide a place where you can gain confidence and trust in your abilities as a parent, learn about the amazing Pikler approach, the benefits of slow parenting, and make new friends. Parents usually stay with the group for a year to 18 months and make deep friendships that last way beyond the group life. You can find out more about the groups and my experience and other work on the website link below.

Come and join us for a free first session!

I also offer online one to one support sessions to new mums and dads if this would be helpful.

And please email me or phone me if you would like more information.

Dorothy Marlen

01904 612683
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“I would never have thought that a yoga class could be so welcoming, friendly and helpful – and the fact it’s been virtual during such a difficult year is totally amazing.” 

Hi, I’m Alison, I’ve been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for 14 years.  Creating connection and community is really important to me and I’m here to support you every step of the way. Yoga helps you enjoy a healthy pregnancy, easing aches and pains and feeling great in your body, with time and space to reflect and prepare. You might be planning a hospital birth, home birth, maximum pain relief, minimal intervention – all are welcome here.   I also offer lovely nourishing post-natal yoga for you and your little one, to support you through your first year.

We can adapt all the practices to suit individual needs, or come and sit, lay down, breathe and be in the company of other mums and mums to be. Everyone is welcome to take what they need.

Why not book a £5 trial week – a Sunday and Wednesday, consecutive classes, via zoom.
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Baby Band music classes offer a safe, supportive and fun musical experience for you and your little people. 

Baby Band is all about playing real instruments, learning musical elements and experiencing great examples of music from a huge variety of genres, not just singing along to basic nursery rhymes (although we do love some of the classics). We have a team of live musicians who regularly join us with their various instruments to give our Baby Band members a taste of live music because there is nothing as magical as seeing and hearing music being created in front of your very eyes. 

Classes are available for children from around 3 months to when they start school and are bookable all year round, not just term time. Visit the website for more details on locations, the team, the musicians, the music and how to book. You can find us on social media too @babybandmusic.

There are stacks of research papers proving how beneficial music is to the early development of language, emotional understanding, motor skills and so much more. Join us at Baby Band and give your little one a musical head start in life.

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Baby Sensory is an award-winning, sensory development programme specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months.  Each week is a different theme and full of fun, sensory experiences!  We have a vast range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, movement, baby signing and singing to help with baby’s brain development.  We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…
Baby Sensory and the WOW Group are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association and are proud of our GOLD level accreditation.  We take the safety and quality of our programmes seriously to ensure you get the BEST experience!
Baby Sensory is running classes in various locations around York:
Mondays – Clements Hall, York, YO23 1BW
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Haxby Memorial Hall, Haxby, YO32 3HT
For your local class leader’s contact details and to book a class please visit our website:

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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, New Earswick Pool, Pocklington School, Robert Wilkinson Primary School, Roko & Stamford Bridge Junior School

0333 3355388
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Come and join Helen your post natal exercise specialist for a fun and effective Buggy Workout session in West Bank Park Holgate

Monday 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 £6 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.

Look forward to seeing you there!

For more details please contact Helen

Mention Mumbler for a FREE try out class.

07974 966109


Babes In Arms Elevenses Club is a place you can meet other people in the same boat as you, who are brilliant (yet tired and covered in unidentified stains) while your baby plays with our lovely toys. Zoe will make sure you get drinks and home made cakes.

There are two things that make Babes In Arms special – it’s relaxed and geared to helping you connect with other new parents. Also, the toys have been carefully selected for sensory and motor skills play.

Reserve and pay for your place in advance through the Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes website. Things change often with a baby, if you can let us know by 9am on the day of this event we can give you a full refund and offer your place to someone on the waiting list.

Cost of entry is £6 pp, this covers your hot drinks and treats (vegan and GF options available).

07971 130611
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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 and massage. Our classes provides the perfect combination of baby time and parent time, leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to chat over a cuppa and homemade cake after the session (vegan/dairy and gluten free cake and drink options available).
Located just 8 minutes along the A19 from the Designer Outlet , with free parking right outside, the classes run from the purpose designed 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.

Remember, touch is the first means of communication and a regular massage can help with colic, sleeplessness and muscle tone.

Booking essential.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block

Wednesday 10am

Thursday 10am and 1pm


** Sing into Summer with Music & Movement in the Great Outdoors! **

5 week themes: June 7th – July 9th

Pre-booking and pre-payment essential as numbers limited.

FIVE Covid Secure Locations – Rowntree Park, West Bank Park, Homestead Park, Museum Gardens, Cath’s Garden 

Baby (newborn – 18 months) – Mon 11.00am, Tues 11am, Wed at 11.00am, 1.45pm, Thurs 11.30am, Fri 11.15am

Wobbly Walkers (1s-2s) – Tues 9.45am, Wed 9.45am & 1.45pm, Thurs 10.30am & 1.45pm

Toddlers (rising 2s & 3s) – Mon 9.45am, Tues 9.45am, Wed 9.45am, Fri 1.45pm

Pre-schoolers (3s-5s) – Mon 9.45am,  Fri 10.00am

Mixed Age (0-5s) – Wed 9.45am, Thurs 1.45pm, Fri 1.45pm

Age groups are rough guide only. Each 5 week theme includes a wonderful set of online materials to download and use as a family at home – your class music, lyrics, e-book, activities, parent resources – all for the reduced ‘pandemic price’ of £40. 

**If space allows, single introductory class for newcomers. (£5)**

Contact Cath to book your place and for site specific information.

Cath Smithson

Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher

07982 607674
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A baby-wearing dance class for all parents/carers with baby in baby carrier.

8+ week old baby/13+ week if delivered with C-section.

It’s a 45-minute dance class, where you will get to dance to some 90’s Pop classics, some Dancehall, Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha. You name it, we will probably dance to it one day! And then 15 mins to wind down at the end and meet other like-minded carers and their little ones.

Mama’s Got Movz is a chance to bond with your baby, connect them to the world of music and dance from a young age, meet other parents, get some fresh air, do something for you, have fun, and dance!

You do not need any dance experience to join this class. This is for anyone and everyone, we will go slow and learn easy routines.
Please bring your own carrier, if you don’t have one do get in touch and I may be able to organize one for you!
In the case of rain, the class will be canceled.

Classes held in the amphitheater area of Rowntree Park.

Monday 10am-11am
£7 per adult per class.
Bookings Essential
Text Sita on the number below



Moo Music is a great fun and interactive music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance and play. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and the 125 original Moo Music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!

You can join us on Thursdays at the Tang Hall Community Centre.

Baby Moo (new-born to pre-walkers) from 10:15 to 11:00
Mixed Moo (all ages) from 11:15 to 12:00

The first session is free so there is no need to pay anything up front. However, you do need to book in order to attend as spaces are limited due to covid restrictions. To book just visit my Facebook page, Moo Music York and click on the ‘book now’ button.

Karyn Toerien

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

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

The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase learning and memory, in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment. The little ones can build their confidence, social skills and discipline all within the fun and fast paced sessions.

Classes run throughout school term time with payment being made in advance in half termly blocks. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pay for the weeks remaining in that current block.

Due to the current COVID 19 conditions we are reopening classes once stage 2 of the relaxation is permitted. Social distancing will be adhered to until all restrictions are lifted, so class sizes will be smaller and there will be no shared equipment. All equipment is thoroughly sanitised before and after class.

For up to date class information (as it will be changing constantly):-

07714 210814
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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 enjoy a special time with their baby.

Learning baby massage with us is easy, friendly and fun – and now you can learn online from the comfort of your own home. Our small, baby led classes take place via Zoom meaning you and your little one are in a familiar environment and making it even easier to feed, change and take care of your baby just as you need. We learn techniques you can use now and continue to adapt as your little one grows and develops.

5 week courses run regularly on Thursday mornings (see website or contact us for details) or private group zoom lessons can be arranged for you and your friends at a time to suit.

1:1 sessions also available either online. Suitable from 4 weeks to pre-crawling.

07703 405033
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Puddle Ducks are award winning providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers, pre-school and school age 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 7 days a week at the following locations in and around York:
Kilima Hotel, New Earswick, ROKO Health Club, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Willow Lodge (Bubwith), The Crown Hotel (Boroughbridge), Energise hydrotherapy pool and Robert Wilkinson,

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

07825 269146 (Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm)
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Welcome to Rhythm Time where little minds develop through our stimulating and fun Music classes.

Here at Rhythm Time, our exciting, multi-sensory and educational baby and toddler classes will help your little one’s development from birth to pre-school.  Our specially created music-based activities will stimulate all their senses AND help develop their COMMUNICATION, SPEECH, CONFIDENCE, LITERACY, LISTENING SKILLS, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT and SOCIAL SKILLS – all whilst having fun to music!

Join Rat-a-Tat and his friends Arabella, Melody & Carlos as they take you and your little one on a journey of FUN & learning through hands-on musical activities.

We offer 30 minutes, age-specific musical sessions all cleverly designed to aid learning and development:

***PLUS*** with every class booking, you will receive FREE access to our online classes too!

All activities and venues are fully COVID19 risk assessed and all appropriate measures have been taken to ensure a safe & clean environment.

For more information or to book your place visit the website or contact Rachel on the e-mail address or number below.


Monday- Sand Hutton Village Hall

Wednesday – TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth

Thursday – Dunnington Reading Room

Friday- St Aelreds Community Centre , Tang Hall

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What Would Your Baby Like To Say?

Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk; think of the delight we have when they learn to point, wave or blow a kiss! Encouraging your baby with extra signs like ‘milk’, ‘more’, ‘change nappy’ or ‘tired’ will help your baby communicate more easily.  Developed with the help of Speech and Language professionals, Sing and Sign classes utilise music and songs, props and rhymes in fun sessions that makes learning to baby sign both easy and fun!

Autumn 2021 classes, starting w/c September 20th, are now open to book. Our courses are designed over three developmental stages that broadly equate to:

Sing and Sign Babes – 0-6m

Stage 1 – 6 – 13m

Stage 2 – 13 – 24m

Have twins?  They attend two-for-one!

Autumn Term 2021 – Timetable:

Monday – Wilberfoss Community Centre – All Stages

Tuesday – live @Home via Zoom

Wednesday – Belfrey Hall (York CC) – All Stages

Thursday – The Poppleton Centre – Sing and Sign Babes / Stage 1

Friday – Acomb Methodist church – All Stages

Summer Special Sessions are open to book, too!

07811 651720
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Helping families get a better night’s rest!

Hi I am Sophie, a Certified Sleep Consultant through Sleepy Lambs. I have been working with Infants and Toddlers within nursery settings for over 10 years so I have seen the up and downs of how sleep challenges can affect families. This is what inspired me to help families sleep better through giving them the skills and confidence to help their little ones have a better day and nights rest.

I offer a kind, understanding and gentle approach to help you get to where you want to be with your child’s sleep. I look at what will work for you as a family to ensure that you are comfortable and confident throughout the process.

Throughout the duration of your chosen package you will have daily communication on top of the initial 90-minute consultation and weekly catch up support calls when you need them.

Book in for a free Discovery Call to find out how I can help you today!

20% off when using the coupon code MUMBLER at checkout
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Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment whilst gaining water confidence and developing great stroke technique.

I am a small independent STA swim school; I live in Sheriff Hutton and I set up my swim school after training and teaching my own children to swim many years ago. I realised then that the whole goal to swimming success is fun!

I offer baby, toddler and pre-school lessons at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York, from 1 month old to 4 years from nurturing baby classes right through to stroke development: Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 9.30-12.00 pm

I also run after school classes at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, for beginners through to more advanced, once again encouraging water confidence which leads to improved stroke technique: Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday3.30-6.30 pm

I like to get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching to suit every child. Your child will be enabled to happily progress at their own pace. All swimmers receive a STA certificate, as well as a woven badge, these are included in your fee.

Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 6 children in each class, only 1 lesson running at a time and the whole pool to ourselves, so we have lots of space. In this environment I find my swimmers really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim following the progressive STA guidelines and being COVID safe.

I have over 15 years of swimming teaching experience and I am a fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher. I hold a Level 3 STA Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school, STA lifeguard certificate and have DBS clearance. I’ve also recently received STA COVID-19 Safety Officer Certificate.Do have a look at my facebook page for more info or get in touch.

07583 936246
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Tiny Diggers is back  – Archaeology-themed meet-up and play at DIG!

One of York’s most exciting meet-and-play opportunities for parents, babies and toddlers is back – and has been extended into the summer!  Tiny Diggers, run at DIG: An Archaeological Adventure in St Saviourgate, is an exciting way to learn and play with other children, offering sensory play fun for 0-4 year olds – and a chance for parents to socialise – with exclusive morning access before the award-winning attraction opens to the public.

Dedicated sessions run for babies and toddlers – given tiny archaeologists who can walk their own space – with guided themed activities during each session, as well as free coffee and biscuits so that parents can recharge their batteries, too!

Babies (pre-walking 0-2) – Mondays 9am – 10am
Toddlers (walking/2-4) – Fridays 9am – 10am

The sessions will not be taking place during half-term or Summer holidays

Sessions are £5 per child (an accompanying adult goes free), booked in blocks of four, with tea, coffee and biscuits available for parents as their young ones play.  Parents can mix and match days and sessions according to what suits their needs.  Each hour-long session gives children a chance to play in a safe, tactile environment which uses textures found in archaeology to introduce touch-based play.

For more details, including the timing of sessions, visit the website below!

01904 615505
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Tiny Toes Music
Tiny Toes Music is all about you and your baby, toddler or child playing and making music together and enjoying the magic of being surrounded by live music. Babies and children love songs, rhythms and music and benefit greatly from a musical environment. Music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development.

But most of all, Tiny Toes Music is fun for all!

Teeny Tiny Toes Music

Teeny Tiny Toes Music is a brand new music and singing group for new parents and pre-mobile babies from newborn.
When we sing to our babies, the following wonderful things happen – we bond, we play and have fun, we develop language and listening skills, we learn to recognize names and ease transitions e.g. you will learn songs for waking, sleeping, eating and even pooing!
All the above boils down to using your singing voice, doing actions, signing and making music as a way to express love and joy. Your baby will not care in the slightest if you are a great singer or not. They only care that you are singing to THEM! In their eyes and ears, you’ll be a super star!

Come along to Tiny Toes Music and experience for yourselves the many wonderful benefits that music and singing brings, whilst making new friends within the wider community.
Thursday’s at The Gateway Centre in Acomb

Tiny Toes Music Classes: 10-11am & 11.30-12.30pm
Teeny Tiny toes Music Class: 2-3pm
All classes:
· Pre-booked places only

· Cost: £6 per session, to be paid online and in advance of a 4-week period

Please email Nicola for further information or book on the link below.

07725 534080
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We’ll teach you to teach your little one to swim. from lesson one we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. By the end of our programme your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around water.

Throughout our programme we use lots of song, games, toys and sensory activities suitable to each child’s stage of development, ensuring both you and your little one are having lots of fun whilst having precious time together and developing new skills.

With classes suitable from birth through to 6 years to find out more just get in touch!

New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 10:00 – 12:00, Thu: 13:00 – 15:00
Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Mon: 10:00– 13:30, Wed: 10:00 – 13:00, Fri: 9:00 – 12:00, Sat: 09.30 – 13:30
Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Tue: 11:00 – 12.30, Thurs: 10.00 – 12.00, Fri: 13:30 – 15.30, Sat: 10:00 – 14:00, Sun: 10:00 – 14:30
Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 09:00 – 10:00, Thu: 10:00 – 11:30 (On Hold), Fri: 13:30 – 15:00 (On Hold)
The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Tue: 09.00 – 15:00, Fri: 09:00 – 15:00
Willow Lodge, Bubwith, YO8 6DQ
Tues: 9:00 –  12:00
Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 (On Hold), Sat: 09:00 – 15:00 (On Hold), Sun: 09:00 – 14:00 (On Hold)
Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sat: 13:30 – 16:30 (On Hold)

For further information, please contact us.

01423 457000
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**NEW** Mini Wild Things for parents with babies and toddlers (up to 17 months)

Monday afternoons. A chance to immerse you & your baby in nature. There will be lots of sensory play, mindful activities to help us slow down and enjoy nature around us, and creative activities using natural materials.

It’s also a group for parents to come together to meet others and to enjoy some nature based crafts (these will be particularly aimed at parents with babies) A hot drink for adults is included.

Explorer Club – for children aged 18 months to 5 years

These run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. During the sessions there are lots of explorative play, child-led activities and that all important connection with nature. Children learn about nature, learn how to take (managed) risks, develop resilience for being outdoors in all weathers, and develop their creativity and imagination. We end with a campfire and hot chocolate.

Wild Things has adapted its sessions in light of the pandemic – we have more hand washing stations, less shared resources and a thorough cleaning procedure between sessions. Booking is essential and spaces are limited.

All sessions run in a wooded area, in the grounds of Millthorpe School (Nunthorpe Avenue, YO23 1WF).

07968 060182
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Yoga For Modern Life is a specialist in yoga for fertility, yoga for pregnant women and yoga for mums and babies. Classes are super 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 complete (and no BS) Antenatal 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 – 1pm to 2.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options
Mondays – 7.30pm to 8.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate –  In person & Livestreamed options
Tuesdays – 6.30pm to 7pm | Pregnancy Yoga | Breathe & Relax – Livestreamed only
Wednesdays – 11am to 12.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | York Yoga Studio – In person & Livestreamed options
Wednesdays – 1pm – 2.15pm | Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio – In person & Livestreamed options
Thursdays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio – In person & Livestreamed options
Saturdays – Group Complete Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Courses, run every month (livestreamed or in person)
Saturdays – Pregnancy Mini Retreats (run every few months throughout the year)
Sundays – Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops | York Yoga Studio – run once a month (livestreamed or in person)
One to one yoga, antenatal & hypnobirthing, pregnancy and birth coaching also available.

Mention MUMBLERFREE for your first yoga class for free.

07954 238424
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York Mother Nurture is a collaboration between Michaela Scott (of Bespoke Botanicals)  and Renni Prelle (of Renni Prelle Complementary Therapies) They have joined forces to expand the support offered to pregnant women and new parents.  As well as ‘hands-on’ services such as:

  • Specialist pregnancy and postnatal massage
  • Maternity reflexology
  • Head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Baby relaxology

They also offer online emotional and practical support and signposting, workshops and self-care advice.  Once Covid 19 restrictions are further lifted they will also be offering ‘Honouring Motherhood’ Days and Day Retreats.

Michaela Scott has been a Medical Herbalist for 12 years and a massage therapist for over 20 years.  She has specialist training in pregnancy massage and is a birth doula.

Renni Prelle has been an experienced Complementary Therapist for over 16 years.  She offers all forms of reflexology (including maternity reflexology), Head, neck and shoulder massage and facial massage as well as workshops in Baby and ToddlerRelaxology

T: 07801 071641 (Michaela)
T: 07940 029672 (Renni)
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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

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York Swimming Academy is one of York’s leading swimming lesson providers and is dedicated to delivering high quality swimming lessons for great value.

Children can start in our ‘Discovery Ducklings’ Classes from new-born. Whilst those children aged 4yrs and over can begin in our first of seven progressive stages.

We implement Swim England’s Learn to Swim Framework, an all-inclusive programme designed to take the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to full competence in the pool. The framework has clear progressions between each stage and children are awarded a variety of certificates on their journey to becoming fully competent.

Our teachers are Swim England (ASA) qualified, and classes are limited to 8 children per class. Our beginner classes have 2 teachers, teaching from inside the water.

Spaces are available now for an immediate start!

New Earswick Swimming Pool:
Monday 13:30 – 15:00 (Discovery Ducklings)
Wednesday 09:00 – 10:00 (Discovery Ducklings)
Thursday 16:00 – 18:00
Friday 16:00 – 16:30
Saturday 15:30 – 18:30
Sunday 10:30 – 11:30
Sunday 15:30 – 16:30

Stamford Bridge Swimming Pool:
Sunday 09:00 – 12:00

Carr Junior School:
Sunday 09:00 – 11:30

The Mount School:
Wednesday 18:00-19:30

07801 824 082
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City Screen Picturehouse – York

City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies.  The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities. There is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and a Riverside Café-Bar.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
T: 0871 902 5747

Hoglets – Storytelling and Drama classes for babies and toddlers

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, and mix them with some games, craft and songs to create lots of fun.

Online classes are on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


Mini Munchkins

Mini Munchkins baby massage is a calm and tranquil class where you learn massage techniques to sooth and relax your baby. The classes are held at the lovely John Jeffrey Community Pavilion in Wigginton on Wednesday afternoons. I run group classes and 1:1 sessions. Suitable from 8 weeks old. Please see my Facebook page/call for more information.
Tel: 07810 543774 (Laura)

Proven Strong Mum

Proven Strong Mum.
Post-natal classes run Monday, Wednesday & Friday in Easingwold. 10:30-11:30am.
We also offer pre-natal coaching, but currently only offer Personal Training sessions.
Contact telephone number: 07809441841
We have a 21 day trial which costs £21.99, this gives you access to all the classes. We also offer a free personal training session.

Pure Swim Yorkshire

Pure Swim provide gentle, sensory and child centred swimming lessons from baby through to 11 year of age.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday am – Novotel
Saturday pm & Sunday am – Archbishops School

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

T: 07807 127373

Ready Steady Mums

Ready Steady Mums is a weekly walking group which meets on Thursdays at 10am by the bottom of millenium bridge for a walk by the river followed by a coffee in cycle heaven cafe. A friendly group and a great way to meet local mums and babies. All welcome!

Find us on facebook ‘York Ready Steady Mums’

Song Box music groups

Song Box Babies and Song Box Little Talkers.

All Covid secure and compliant.

Ring Thea on T: 07765574564

Tiny Stompers

Baby Massage (Tuesday and Friday) courses are offered in the comfort of your own home or within hired venues. Covers Thirsk, Easingwold, York and surrounding villages.

Music and Movement (Monday and Wednesday 10:15 – 11:00 or 11:15 – 12:00) classes are for under 5s. The activities are aimed at 12 months+ but teeny tiny stompers are always welcome too. £6.50 per child. Twiggy’s Play, Unit 2, Concept Business Park, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY

T: 07739 960910