Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

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Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Saturday in York

Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Saturday.

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.


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

My babyballet class timetable can be found on the website where you can register for a three week introductory trial for just £15.

Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

See more at including our time table on the website.

I look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!


07572756316
york@babyballet.co.uk
babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/york/

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Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 12 years old.

Babies can start at Baby Swimmers as soon as you and baby are ready and happy to do so and through fun and games we progressively develop your babies  natural reflexes to encourage voluntary swimming movements in the water which will build a foundation for your baby to swim unaided.

Baby Swimmers benefits both parents and babies as whilst you are interacting and bonding in the water together, you are also benefiting from learning water safety and increased water confidence. It is also physically and mentally beneficial for your baby and enjoyable for you both.

Research has shown that early swimming can benefit your baby by helping to develop water confidence, strength, co-ordination & alertness, whilst also learning water safety and having fun.

We follow the Starfish Awards through the STA and once children are aged over 2 they progress on to the Stanley Awards.  Once your child reaches 5,  they progress onto Swimmers Academy, where we develop swimming techniques and build stamina, classes here are for beginners as well as children that have been through the Baby Swimmers courses.


0333 8008 345
info@babyswimmers.co.uk
www.babyswimmers.co.uk

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. The Cinema has various screenings suitable for families alongside its normal films.

Big Scream
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.

Toddler Time
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Kids’ Club
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.

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


0871 902 5747
enquiries@picturehouses.co.uk
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/Whats_On

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Dads & Little’uns is open to all dads, grandads, godfathers and all father figures and for children aged 0-10(ish). It is designed to offer the opportunity to spend more time with the kids and meet other dads whilst kids and meet other dads whilst mum maybe has a lie in! There’s free bacon butties, bottomless filter coffee and newspapers for the dads. Juice, biscuits, crafts and endless fun for the kids. All events are free, donations are welcome.

Runs every second Saturday of the month 10:00-11:30
The Storehouse, Mansfield Street, York, YO31 7US


01904 624190
lee.kirkby@belfry.org
bit.ly/2DkWefV

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Hi, My name is Dave Burns.

I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and that’s where i do my stuff…Yorkshire. Most of my training is done at Saltergate School and if in school time at Killinghall Moor. I like riding bikes too.

As a National Standard, British Cycling accredited Instructor for Bikeability Levels 1, 2 and 3 I can get anyone riding in a fun and friendly way. I am also a Qualified HSBC UK/British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader… and also being a British Cycling Level 2 Coach also helps… with plenty tricks and resources up my sleeve 🙂

I can get your precious ones started on a life of two wheeled fun and adventures from mastering balance bikes to proper pedalling to school or for weekend exploring.
Kids shouldn’t have all the fun though so I can get you, a friend or a whole gang of pals pedalling too. Whether you’ve never even sat on a bike, you’re just a bit rusty or you want to take your skills and cycling confidence to the next level for commuting, fitness or just fun I can teach you how to ride happily, healthily and safely wherever you want.


07930 585022
dave@iwanttoridemybike.co.uk
www.iwanttoridemybike.co.uk/

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Derwent Danceworks was established in 2009 by Principal Miss Kate Womersley in Thorganby (near Wheldrake). From humble beginnings the school has grown to include classes in Escrick and at Knavesmire Primary School, South Bank, York. Our IDTA timetable includes Ballet (for children, adults and even a beginners’ class for teens!) Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Streetdance, Musical Theatre, NATD Contemporary Dance, as well as Acro-batics Arts classes and Drama.

Our Ballet classes are from ages 2+ in Thorganby with other subjects from ages 4 or 5+, we have something for everyone – including Adult Ballet, Tap and StreetFit. Miss Kate has Distinction level teaching qualifications in three IDTA Faculties and all of our staff are qualified and DBS checked with many years’ experience and talent.

Our students can take exams and medal tests and we are proud of our 100% pass rate. We hold bi-annual shows, local performance opportunities, holiday workshops, trips and sessions with guest artists from across the industry. Derwent Danceworks has a strong reputation for inclusivity and aims for all our students to realise their potential. Classes start at £3.50 per week.


07985687807
derwentdanceworks@hotmail.com
www.derwentdance.co.uk

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Hello mumblers! My name is Hayley and I run diddi dance in York – a fun and funky award winning dance class, suitable for boys & girls  from 18 months (or confident walkers) to 4 years old.

diddi dance classes explores 16 different dance styles including rave, bollywood, hip hop, disco and many more! Each class is jam packed with action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops, ribbons and much more all to our own original, funky music, to help children’s coordination, rhythm and both gross and fine motor skills. Our classes also enhance the EYFS framework with body part awareness, language development and social skills.

Classes are booked each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class and we now offer PAYG (subject to available places) for £6.60 per class. Sibling discount is also available.

diddi dance is also suitable for Nursery/After School settings and is available for Birthday Parties! Please see my FB page for more information/prices.

For details of all my classes please see my timetable.

I also offer FREE TRIALS to see if diddi dance is a class that’s right for you and your little one!

To book your FREE TRIAL or for any other information please get in touch!


07825 139457
hayley.evans@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

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Award winning pre school football coaching for ages 18months-5years old is here at Manor School and Tang Hall Community Centre.

Diddikicks® believe in development beyond football. We believe that through our football based games, we can engage and encourage our Diddikickers, to develop socially, mentally and physically, leaving each class feeling inspired.

FREE trial sessions available in the YORK area!!!

Get your little ones added to the register now to attend for your FREE trial

SATURDAY – Holgate
The Mount School, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DD
Dids- 18ms-2.5ys (9.10am-9.55am)
Mids- 2.5 yrs- 3.5yrs (10.05am-10.50am)
Bigs 3.5yrs – 5yrs (11am-11.45am)
SUNDAY – Nether Poppleton
Manor Church of England Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
Dids- 18ms-2.5ys (9.10am-9.55am)
Mids- 2.5 yrs- 3.5yrs (10.05am-10.50am)
Bigs 3.5yrs – 5yrs (11am-11.45am)

0800 246 5633
yorkshire@diddikicks.co.uk
diddikicks.co.uk/find-us.php

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Energi Toddlers is the ultimate place in York to bring your 2 – 5 year olds. With dozens of interconnecting trampolines, foam blocks, Disney soundtrack and our super friendly staff, your little one will be grinning ear to ear. Best of all, we let you jump for free, so the fun’s not limited to your little ones!

Energi Toddler runs every weekday at 10am-1pm and Saturdays at 9-10am during term time. You can choose the meal deal option which includes the 3 hour bounce session (mid week only), a hot meal for the toddlers and a cup of squash for just £9.25. Our huge café is the perfect place to refuel after your session with our freshly brewed coffee, Ringtons tea and delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Sessions cost £5.95 without the meal or £9.25 with the meal on weekdays per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!


01904 360 500
info@energiyork.com
www.energiyork.com

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Our Brand new exciting Dance Academy really has something for everyone, whether a beginner or accomplished performer our philosophy is to encourage everyone to be the best they can be no matter what their ability.

Our studio is based at Joseph Rowntree School in New Earswick York.

At Gemini Dance Academy York we really do go out of our way to provide the very best experiences for our budding stars, with regular workshops and visits from Pro performers from across the country, Harry and Elijah (Runners up of BBC 1s The Greatest Dancer) being our next upcoming workshop!

Our Dancing stars will all take to the stage in our annual Live show, Competitions are a regular feature including our very own upcoming in February 2020 featuring not only our own talent but also that from other schools outside of York.

Class pricing starts from just £4.50 per class and full details can be found at our website.

From Tots to Teens, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acro, Musical Theatre amongst more, Solo’s Duo’s Trio, Troupe choreography on offer, there really is something for everyone. Book your place today and join the many others on our fab new venture!


07519 172845
GDAYork@mail.com
www.gdayork.co.uk

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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.

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher


01904 636760/07982 607674
cathsmithson@live.com
www.kindermusikwithcath.co.uk/

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


07825 997999
info@miniswimmers.co.uk
www.miniswimmers.co.uk

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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


07714 210814
katherinembcd@gmail.com
mybabycandance.com/katherine-peak-york/

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The Patricia Veale School of Dance is one of the most established schools in York with an excellent reputation of producing highly trained dancers in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and modern dance.

We offer professional ballet classes to everyone, from pre-school 2.5yrs, children, teens and adults, to progress and develop skills in technique, knowledge and artistry. The first steps of a little ballerina starts right here with nurturing and careful training for young children that develops into many exciting years through a life of a dancer.

Situated in the heart of Acomb York in our own premises, with free parking. The school is a clean and safe environment with changing facilities, office and a fully equipped dance studio with ballet barres, mirrors, music system and a professional dance floor.

These unique, fun and exciting children’s ballet classes are created to nurture young children’s desire to dance and give inspiration to engage in their first little steps in dance.

With the use of props, imagery and enchanting music children are guided into a magical themed adventure packed with interactive exercises which gives children the ability to learn basic steps and techniques along with musicality that is required for a head start in dance, whilst having fun, developing confidence and interacting with other children to develop social skills.

The school encourages parents to take part in the younger classes so you can experience and become part of the children’s calm and inviting atmosphere.

6-8 Regent Buildings, York Road, Acomb, York YO26 4LT


01904 799640
info@pvdance.co.uk
pvdance.co.uk

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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!


07825 269146
york@puddleducks.com
www.puddleducks.com/local-teams/york-hull-east-yorkshire/our-pools-classes

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Start your child’s sporting journey with our high energy, fun packed classes that use the fundamentals of Rugby to develop core ability and build confidence. These structured play sessions take boys and girls on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

Monday
Heworth Church Hall
10:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 – 5

Friday
Haxby Memorial Hall
10:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 to 5
Francis Scaife Sports Centre – Pocklington
10:15am Age 2 to 3.5, 11am Age 3.5 to 5

Saturday
The Mount School
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 5 – 7
Fulford Comprehensive School
08:55 am Age 3.5 to 5, 9:50am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:45am Age 5 – 7
Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7
Driffield Leisure Centre
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5

Sunday
The Mount School
09:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 2 – 3.5, 11:15am Age 5 – 7
Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7
Pocklington School (The Old Station Building)
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7


0345 313 6716
york@rugbytots.co.uk
www.rugbytots.co.uk

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Tumble Tots from 6 months to 4 years
Gym Bobs from 4 to 7 years

A programme that has been going for over 37 years! Tumble Tots and Gym Bobs sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child, structured according to the different ages/stages of a child’s development.

Sessions include climbing, balancing, agility and coordination as well as song time for language development.

Child psychologists/educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be part of every child’s education.

Enjoy quality time with your child teaching them ‘skills for life’.

Class information is as follows:
Monday – The Regen Centre, Riccall
Tuesday – Huntington Memorial Hall
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre
Friday – Acomb Parish Hall
Saturday – St Wulstans, Fossway

Mention Mumbler for a free taster session.


01904 412381
tumbletotsyork@googlemail.com
www.tumbletots.com/york

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Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. suitable for little ones from birth up to school age.  As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.

Mon: 10:00 – 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.


01904 607110
littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/lp/baby-swimming/yorkshire-north-and-east

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Usually last Saturday on the month, 10-12 at Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church Hall.

Who Let the Dads Out? is a national group but run by local people. It provides a space for Dads, Granddads, father figures and male carers to spend time with their children and chat with other men. We provide a variety of different activities with a different theme every month. There’s usually a craft, a ‘challenge’, like den building, a baby play corner, lots of toys and an over 3s room with lego, a Wii and board games. We are very much aware of those with additional needs and have a quiet/sensory room which has some multi-sensory and fidget items. Bacon butties are on every time (otherwise we would never hear the end of it!) but we have vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options.

The children and able to run around, be themselves and enjoy their time and it’s a very chilled out and welcoming group. Cost: £1 per adult and 50p per child. Join the mailing list or sign up to the facebook page to keep up to date.

The next dates are 16th November, 21st December, 25th January, 29th February, 28th March.

For information, contact Lorraine Jones.


07910 083965
families@hwmc.org.uk
www.haxbyandwiggintonmethodistchurch.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3ygztWSIaAS8nttbbbT46lpXSoxHQF_sIxg4n27UoO9jaHbsDvtV6_l4I

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For Dads/dad role-models and kids to enjoy a FREE breakfast, good conversation and friendship.

Every Saturday of every month.

9am-10:30am at Lidgett Methodist Church.


yorkeydads@yahoo.com
yorkeydads.wixsite.com/yorkeydads

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Free baby and child first aid classes.

Learn the FIRST actions for choking/CPR/bleeds/breaks/burns/seizures.


YorkeyDads@yahoo.com
yorkeydads.wixsite.com/yorkeydads

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For Dads/dad role-models to enjoy a FREE breakfast, good conversation and friendship.

First Saturday of every month 9:30am-11:00am


yorkeydads@yahoo.com
yorkeydads.wixsite.com/yorkeydads

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Last Saturday of every month.

11am-12:30pm

Clifton Library, Clifton, Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 5SJ

Free refreshments!


yorkeydads@yahoo.com
yorkeydads.wixsite.com/yorkeydads

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En Pointe Classical Dance School

At En Pointe we teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We’ve got fantastic facilities at our dance studios in York. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work and Lyrical Dance.

‘En Pointe in York is excellent.’

SN, June 2019

‘My nearly 4 yr old boy does ballet there and loves it! They have a 2yr-4yr class pretty much every weekday and it actually is teaching the foundation of ballet through various activities/routines.’

AC, March 2018

Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU

Football Tots

Football Tots is developed by Primary PE teachers! For children aged 2 to 5 years old.
Developing social skills as well as football ones!
We have places during the week and at weekends in York and Thirsk!

‘The guys that run it (primary school teachers) are so, so great with the kids and my little girl is getting so much out of it.’

AH, April 2019

‘My two did football tots with Sara Blakemore, and absolutely loved it.’

EW, April 2019

T: 0330 660 1116

French and Spanish classes for children

Start young to learn languages at our parent and child classes.  Children learn phrases and vocabulary useful for visits abroad through songs, rhymes, role-play, games, craft activites and visually appealing resources. The popular snack and story time give extra language practice.

FRENCH
Saturday morning 9.15 (age 2-5), 10.15 (age 4-9), 11.15 (age 4-9) at West Thorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2PW
SPANISH
Saturday morning 9.30 (age 2-4), 10.30 (age 4-8), 11.30 (age 4-8) at West Thorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2PW

‘My daughter goes to a class on a Thursday run by York Petits Amis and York Little Amigos. She absolutely loves it and is learning loads.’

AH, Feb 18

To try a class contact:

T: 07807 051788 French – Pierrine (York Petits Amis)
T: 07729 871033 Spanish – Rachel  (York Little Amigos)

Froggy Legs Swim School

Children’s and Adults swimming lessons for all ages and abilities

For under 4 years
Carr junior school pool
Wednesday 9.30-11.00
Saturdays 8.30-9am

For 4 years plus
Carr junior school pool
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3.30-5.30
Saturdays 9-1pm

Stage 5+
Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm – St Peters School
Thursdays 5.30-7pm – The Mount School

‘Froggy legs has been great for my two, mine didn’t like putting their head under water when they started, now they are doing great in stage 4 and 8!’

LE, June 2019

‘Suzanne Craske at Froggy legs is lovely.’

ST, June 2019

T: 01904 339487

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.

‘Great for all ages x’

KT, Dec 2018

‘Katie Ventress School of dance very highly recommend. Both my girls go and love going, such a happy place. Katie is lovely.’

KLU, Nov 2018

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)

Kixx York

Mini Kicks football sessions are for boys and girls aged 2 – 6 and will provide your child with a safe, positive learning environment along with lots of laughs.

Saturday – Vale of York Academy, 10:00am-12:00pm
Sunday – York Sports Village, 9:00am-11:00am

‘We do Kixx at Vale of York on a Saturday morning. It’s football skills and games and our daughter really enjoys it.’

RW, June 2019

‘My twin boys have been going since they were 2 (now 5), they love it and their confidence has grown loads!!’

HB, May 2019

T: 01302 618 080

Little Messy’s York

Football sessions for 2-10 year old boys and girls!
Sessions are held on a Saturday and are available on a try before you sign up basis to ensure your child enjoys them.
If interested please give us a ring or drop us a text on the below number.

‘Another shout out for little messys. My boy just started and loves it. Luke is amazing with the kids x’

HJO, Jan 2019

T: 07856771036

Northern Dance Academy

We offer ISTD Ballet & Tap dance and Contemporary classes for all ages. NDA delivers the Arts Award qualification validated by Trinity College London allowing students to participate in creative and exploratory dance activities. We also offer Over 55’s Ballet & Tap classes. All classes are taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn.

‘Northern dance academy is fab 🙂’

CL, July 2019

‘My daughter does adult tap and contemporary at Northern Dance Academy and loves them both x’

JS, Oct 2018

York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418 (Sarah)

Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts

PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children from 4-18 years. Students aged 6-18 rotate through sessions in comedy & drama, musical theatre and film & television.

Saturday 09.45 – 13.00 & 13.45 – 17.00
Poppets (4-5 yrs) 09.45 – 11.30 & 13.45-15.30

‘My little girl goes to Pauline Quirk she’s 4 and she is loving it.’

DB, March 2019

‘My lg started PQA York Poppets aged 4. They have fun themed sessions and put on little shows for parents at end of terms.’

DS, March 2019

For 4 free weeks at PQA simply visit our website and request your FREE info pack today. In the ‘Other Information’ section of your enquiry enter the following code: PQAMumbler and we will be in touch!

Huntington School
T:07753 179070

Perform with Emma Bassett

DANCE – ACT – SING
PERFORM with Emma Bassett has availability in classes for age 3 up to adults. A combination of dance, acting and singing taught by fully qualified and experienced performing arts specialist Emma Bassett. Explore our website for class times.

‘My daughter joined at age 5/6 and still goes now age 13 x’

RH, Dec 2018

Mention Mumbler for a FREE TRIAL

T: 07720 717 858

Rainbow Palette Art Fun – Saturday Art Club

Fun, Informal workshops where children will be introduced to different styles of drawing and painting to develop their artistic skills.

£4 per session (FREE first session)
5-11 year olds (under 8’s with adult)
10am – 11.30am
Tesco, Askham Bar, YO24 1LW
T: 07749 314224

Razzamataz Theatre School York

Come and join the Razzamataz family to experience a range of styles from classic West End musical theatre to funky street dance and pop singing.

York High School
Saturdays term time only from 9am-1.15pm
Tots 2-3 years 9-10am
Minis 4-5 years 9am -10am
Junior Classes 6-8 years old 10.30-1pm
Inters 9-11 years old 10.15 -1.15
Seniors 12-18 years old 10.15 -1.15

Contact Angela for your free information pack

‘Both my daughters go , they are 10 & nearly 5. They both absolutely love it!’
SD, May 2019
‘My son absolutely loves going to Razzamataz Theatre School York. They’re really lovely, fun and more modern than some stage schools.’
AV, March 2019

Spotlight Dance

Mini Movers
ages 2 1/2 – 5 years
A great introduction to dance with ballet, tap and jazz. Confidence building fun class for your little one
Tuesdays – 3:45-4:30
Saturdays – 9am – 9:45
At Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane

Mini Street
For those little movers age 4+ wanting to learn the latest dances, have fun and play games.
Fridays 3:45-4:15

‘Another vote for Spotlight Dance Academy – my 8yr old does Musical Theatre on a Saturday morning and she loves it – their shows are top class too x’

NT, May 2019

‘My 8 year old daughters loves it.’

EG, May 2019

For a full list of classes please contact us:

T: 07565 961993

Starbrite Studios

Providing fun and inspiring performing arts sessions for children and adults as well as parties.
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.
Based in Shiptonthorpe and Upper Poppleton

‘Emma is amazing and my daughter (7) loves her class!’

LG, July 2019

‘Emma is great! Highly recommend x’

AP, July 2019

Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU
T: 01430 803170

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Acomb
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Bishopthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Clifton
Tuesdays 10.30am -11am
Fridays 10.30am – 11am
Under 5’s Play morning: Wednesday 10am – 11am

Copmanthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Dringhouses
Thursdays 11am – 11.30am
Saturdays 11am – 11.30am

Dunnington
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Fulford
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30

Haxby
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Poppleton
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Strensall
Tuesday from 11-11.30am

Tang Hall
Story and Rhyme times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 11 am
Playtimes: Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 – 11 am
Playdough sessions: Every weekday morning 11am – 12 noon in the Cafe.

York
Story and Play: Monday 10am-10.45am
Storytimes: Tuesday 10.30am-11am, Thursday 1.30pm-2pm
Rhymetimes: Wednesday 1.30pm-2pm, Friday 10.30am-11am

Tennis Tots

FRIDAY – Francis Scaife in Pocklington
– Tennis Tots 10.05 – 10.35 (2 – 3.5 years)
– Tennis Champs 10.40 – 11.25 (3.5 – 5 years)

Saturday – Rufforth (York) Community Hall
– Tennis Tots – 9.00 – 9.30 (2 – 3.5 years)
– Tennis Tots – 9.35 – 10.05 (2 – 3.5 years)
– Tennis Champs – 10.15 – 11.00 (3.5 – 5 years)
– Tennis Aces – 11.00 – 11.45 (5 – 7 years)

The Tennis Tots programme emphasises fun whilst providing a well rounded curriculum for children to learn alongside their parents.

‘My son had been going to Tennis tots for 2yrs now since he was 2. Dave is brilliant.’

KA, April 2018

‘Dave does a really good job of making sure the kids are always doing something.’

AD, April 2018

T: 07725 029867

Turtle Tots

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

Wild Things Family Forest School

Wild Things Family Forest School offers a range of outdoor play and exploration opportunities – using real tools, bug hunting, den building, mud kitchen, campfire cooking…. Sessions run during term-time, (monthly)Saturdays and holidays. Sessions start at £8.50, from 18 months old, at Millthorpe School.

‘Emma Hill who runs it is amazing.’

JB, June 2019

‘Wild Things Forest School is fantastic!’

HW, June 2019

T: 07968 060182

York Inspirational Kids Saturday Club

We provide a group of activities designed for disabled young people, their siblings and families

Saturday Club is a fortnightly club that meets term time from 10.30-12 noon and features activities such as arts, theatre, puppets, film, craft etc. The cost is £2 per child and siblings are welcome. These sessions are aimed at 0-12 years and parents/carers are asked to stay. These sessions are held at the Wiltshire Suite at Joseph Rowntree School.

T: 01904 780880

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.

Mention Mumbler for a free trial.

‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance, my 4 year has been going since 2.5 and loves it.’

EW, Dec 2018

‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of dance are brilliant. My daughter who is now 7 does ballet, Zumba and acro with them. She started age 5 and loves it.’

TG, Dec 2018

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )