Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Thursday.
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.
Visit our fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY
Christmas toddler programme now released (running from 9th November onwards – restrictions permitting) Please see attached Christmas poster. We are running FREE 40 minute toddler exercise classes in our studio as part of the the Ninja Toddler session. Including our Agility Kickers class (football skills and games) and our mini ninja class.
We also have two toddler dance sessions on Friday 10am and 11am 45 minuet sessions costing £7.95.
Visit the Agility website for all the latest regarding COVID restrictions and opening information.
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
Last updated 09/09/2020
At Derwent Danceworks we are re-opening our Thorganby branch from Monday 7thSeptember and our Escrick classes from Thursday 10th. Our Knavesmire classes will resume from 22nd September and our day time Dinky classes will resume in October.
We have worked hard behind the scenes to get things up and running – our staff have all had training in Covid Compliance and infection control. Our classes are socially distanced and yet still full of the vibrant fun, learning. friendship and energy we are known for!
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 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.
Dream Time is like no other Baby Massage Class you will ever go to.
Since its creation over 18 years ago, Dream Time has won awards, gained CPD accreditation and holds Level 3 qualification with Open Awards. Dream Time teachers are among the UK’s most highly qualified baby massage therapists.
Dream Time combines gentle song, yoga, dance and massage. Our classes provides the perfect combination of baby time and parent time, leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to talk about anything and everything.
Now Dream Time has come to the York area. Located just 8 minutes along the A19 from the Designer Outlet , with free parking, the classes run from the brand new Dream Time Space. In a beautiful location, close to a nature reserve, the Old Granary at Riccall is the perfect setting for a relaxing and nurturing time with your baby. Each session followed by a leisurely drink and homemade cake.
Remember, touch is the first means of communication and a regular massage can help with colic, sleeplessness and muscle tone.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block
Energi Toddlers is the ultimate place in York to bring your 2 – 5 year olds. With dozens of interconnecting trampolines, foam blocks, Disney soundtrack and our super friendly staff, your little one will be grinning ear to ear. Best of all, we let you jump for free, so the fun’s not limited to your little ones!
Energi Toddler runs every weekday at 10am-1pm and Saturdays & Sundays 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?!
5 week themes: Jan 11 – Feb 13
Pre-booking and pre-payment essential as numbers limited to 5 families/group.
Baby (newborn – 15 months+) – Mon 11.00am, Tues 10.30am, Wed 9.45am, Thurs 11.00am, Fri 11.00am
Wobbly Walkers (1-2s) – Mon 9.45am
Toddlers (rising 2s & 3s) – Wed 11.00am, Thurs 9.45am, Fri 2.00pm
Pre-schoolers (3s-5s) – Mon 2.00pm, Fri 9.45am
Big Kids (5–7s) – Tues 2.00pm, Wed 4.00pm
Age groups are a rough guide only. Most activities can easily be adapted for older/younger siblings so the whole family can join in!
Additional virtual classes may be offered if sufficient interest. Requests for private classes considered – just ask!
Each 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 £35.
**If space allows, single introductory classes may be offered to newcomers. (£5)**
Contact Cath to book your place and for more information about post-lockdown return to outdoor classes in March.
Updated 07/09/2020 – Sessions not currently running.
10.00am – 11.00am
Activities for children aged two to five year olds which includes songs, stories, games and craft 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). Booking Essential via Eventbrite
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 slowly to ensure everyone is safe. Social distancing will be adhered to so class sizes will be smaller and there will be no shared equipment. All equipment is thoroughly sanitized before and after class.
Contact Katherine Peak using the details below for up to date class information (as it will be changing constantly).
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.
Updated 06/08/2020 – Taking new students for September 2020.
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
Classes not currently running.
Phonics Stars helps build your child’s confidence and knowledge with fun, interactive and educational classes. Classes start from 2 years up to 5 years old and aid in their transition into school.
Each one hour class is based on the sound phonics alphabet and phonics word theory. We combine energetic dance moves with this to help them learn and recognise the main letter sounds. We believe that children who have a better start in school have a better chance of going on to rewarding careers in the future. Our classes can help prepare children for school so they are able to fully participate in activities planned for them by their teachers when the time comes.
We help children to listen, encourage sharing and turn-taking as well building important little muscles to hold a pen correctly so they can become strong writers!
Classes are £6.50 per hour paid in blocks of 6 or 12 weeks. If 12 weeks are purchased the parent only pays for 11 classes so 1 week free. Trial classes are £5 and if signing up the £5 comes off the fees. Check out our poster (below) for our timetable.
St Wulstans Church Hall, Fossway, York, YO31 8SL
Are you keen to give your child a good foundation in early literacy?
Do you want to give your child a head start before school?
Would you like to know what phonics is and discover ways that you can support your child on their phonics journey?
Come along to one of our 45 minute weekly classes which are run by a qualified primary school teacher and are based on the current Early Years curriculum.
Super fun, high-energy and fast-paced sessions, aimed at pre-schoolers between 1-4 years, which focus on developing confidence, turn-taking and listening skills.
Come and groove down to our doh-disco, shake your Pom-poms and meet our mascot Robot Reg who shows children how to blend the sounds for reading!
Our PRE-SCHOOLER sessions (2.5 – 4 year olds) include sound recognition and oral blending & segmenting, which are foundations for learning to read.
Our MINIs sessions (1 – 2.5 year olds) develop speech & language skills, vocabulary and explore a range of nursery rhymes.
Activities which help to develop gross and fine motor skills ready for writing.
Classes are SO MUCH FUN, children don’t even realise they are learning!
I look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes. Please feel free to contact me for more details.
Due to the current situation, classes are limited in size to allow for social distancing measures. Some alternative venues are in place plus there are weekly ONLINE ZOOM sessions too.
Monday afternoon @ Wigginton
Tuesday morning @ Clifton Moor Church
Thursday morning @ Wigginton
Tuesday and Friday – ONLINE CLASSES USING ZOOM
Please contact Sam for the latest information or book on below.
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 currently run classes six days a week across the following locations in York:
New Earswick, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Energise hydrotherapy pool, Robert Wilkinson, Willow Lodge (Bubwith), ROKO Health Club and the Kilima Hotel.
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.
Monday – White Sykes Farm, Sand Hutton.
Toddler – 10am
Baby – 10.50am
Young Baby- 11.40am
Wednesday – TheCentre@Burnhotme, Heworth
Baby – 10.50
Young Baby 11.40am
Thursday – Dunnington Reading Rooms
Pre School – 10am
Baby- 11.40 am
Young Baby – 12.30pm
Friday– St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler (15months- approx 3.5yrs) – 9.45am
Younger Toddler (approx 1 or walking – 2yr) – 10.35am
Baby – 11.25am
Young Baby 12.15pm
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
Last updated 02/09/2020
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!
Classes from £20.37 per month and includes access to our online classes as well!
Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment, gaining water confidence and developing great stroke technique. I am a small independent STA local swim school set up with the love of teaching children to swim whilst having fun.
I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly to suit every child. Your child will happily progress at their own pace, with this in mind, all swimmers receive an STA certificate at whatever level they are at and woven badge each term, which 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.
With over 14 years of swimming teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, Level 3 STA Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school, STA lifeguard trained, DBS checked and STA COVID-19 Safety Officer.
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 created 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.
Whilst some changes have had to be made amid Covid-19 to ensure that the sessions are run safely and in line with Government guidelines, Tiny Toes Music will work hard to maintain its charm, warmth, creativity and opportunities for people to re-connect. Here is an outline of some of the changes:
· Smaller group sizes including social distancing measures
· Pre-booked places only
· Cost: £5 per session, to be paid online and in advance of a 4-week period
Classes: Thursdays: 10-11am & 11.30-12.30 – Acomb Parish Church, Acomb
Please email Nicola for further information including how to secure a booking.
Perfect for Toddlers from 13 months – 4 years 11 months. Activity classes with lots of fun and adventure whilst all keeping Covid-safe. Create special memories with your toddlers with a combination of music, dance, imaginative play, balloons and bubbles!!
Award-winning, sensory-rich toddler development programme, where structured play goes hand in hand with imagination, adventure and the freedom to explore. Each week has a unique theme (Dinosaurs, Pirates, Halloween etc) with activities carefully constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. We’ve done the research, so you can both enjoy the fun…
Mondays: St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
Thursdays: Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Fridays: St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE – coming soon but online classes available until then!
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
Mention Mumbler for a free taster session.
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. suitable for little ones from birth up to school age. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.
Mon: 10:00 – 12:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 9:00– 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Tue: 09:00 – 11.30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ (still on hold)
Tue: 10.00 – 14:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Tues: 9:00 – 11:00 Willow Lodge, Bubwith, YO8 6DQ
Wed: 10:00 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Thurs: 10 – 11.30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Thu: 10:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ (Still on hold)
Thu: 13:00 – 15:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 14:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 9:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Fri: 13:30 – 15.30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Fri: 13:30 – 15:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ (Still on hold)
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX ( still on hold)
Sat: 11.00 – 13:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Sat: 09:00 – 15:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX (still on hold)
Sat: 10:00 – 14:00 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Sat: 13:30 – 16:30 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH (still on hold)
Sun: 09:00 – 14:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX (still on hold)
Sun: 10 – 14:00 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
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 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 | All Saints Hall, Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options
Mondays – 6.30pm to 7.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | The Hive, Millfield Lane, Poppleton – 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 – 6pm to 6.30pm | Calm & Reset – Livestreamed only
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)
Sundays – Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops | York Yoga Studio – run once a month (livestreamed or in person)
One to one and bespoke yoga, antenatal, hypnobirthing and baby massage classes are also available.
Mention MUMBLERFREE for your first yoga class for free.
We are a charitable organisation focused on recreational gymnastics and trampolining for the ages of 2-18.
Classes run from a dedicated facility.
Our Pre School Classes run Monday – Friday during term time, with 5 classes running per day.
Boys and Girls plus trampoline classes are running too.
Many changes have been made due to Covid-19 – please see the website for all the details of this.
For further information please contact us.
The Gymnastics Centre, St. John’s WalkHeworth, York, YO31 7SX
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
Daisy Baby Tinies combines baby massage, yoga, reflexology and calming techniques, alongside educational themes relevant to the babies’ developmental milestones, suitable from 6weeks to 4months. Babies older than 4months can then move on to the livelier Wrigglers classes. Classes run on Thursdays in Monk Fryston.
T: 07743232656 (Kayleigh)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am – 12pm (term-time)
Forest School sessions for parents/carers with their pre-school children.
Sessions are free flow, allowing children to explore the woods at their own pace. There is den building, splashing in the stream, explorer camp, cooking over the fire, craft activities and more!
Dalby Forest Courtyard, Dalby Forest Drive, YO18 7LT
Book via the Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017
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.
Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Last Updated: 10/08/20
Baby Screening tickets (Tuesdays and Thursdays) can be purchased online or at the venue direct. The price is £11.50 for each adult and the child/baby is free. The price includes one admission for the film, a hot drink and cake.
Everyman Cinema, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
T: 0872 436 9060 (Booking line)
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: Tang Hall Community Centre & Millthorpe School
T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)
Fun, interactive & multi-sensory French classes for children, combining songs, games, stories & let’s pretend. Classes are currently running online.
Online French – EYFS/KS1 (4-7yrs)
Mon or Tues 4.15-4.45pm
Wed or Thurs 4.30-5.00pm
Online French – KS2 (8-11yrs)
Mon or Tues 5.00-5.30pm
Online French – Home Education (5-10yrs)
T: 07815 765989 (Helen Westerby)
Football sessions for 2-13 year old boys and girls! Sessions are held on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 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.
Classes not currently running.
Teaching children age 3+, in a safe and friendly environment. Classes are held from beginner to championship level, whether they want to compete or just dance for fun, it’s a great way to keep fit and make new friends!
Monday – English Martrys Church Hall YO244DA – 6pm
Thursday – St. Joseph’s Church Hall YO306JX – 6pm
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!
Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount
Song Box musical play groups: mixed age sessions welcoming babies, toddlers and talkers with mum, dad or carer; sharing songs, rhymes, movement and sensory play, plus home resources. Delivered in a Covid-secure format. All live music; great ideas to enjoy throughout the week. Various venues. Price/family. Low income concessions.
T: 07855 126408
Last updated 08/09/2020
Studio now reopened. Providing fun and inspiring performing arts sessions for children and adults as well as parties. We are professionally qualified, vibrant, and recognised as a fun and inspiring environment for people to be in.
Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU
T: 01430 803170
For more details about the sessions and libraries below see our post HERE
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am
Tuesdays 10.30am -11am
Fridays 10.30am – 11am
Under 5’s Play morning: Wednesday 10am – 11am
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am
Thursdays 11am – 11.30am
Saturdays 11am – 11.30am
Duplo play session every Saturday morning from 10-11am
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm
Thursdays from 2.15-2.45pm
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm
Tuesday from 11-11.30am
Story and Rhyme times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 11 am
Playtimes: Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 – 11 am
Playdough sessions: Every weekday morning 11am – 12 noon in the Cafe.
Story and Play: Monday 10am-10.45am
Storytimes: Tuesday 10.30am-11am, Thursday 1.30pm-2pm
Rhymetimes: Wednesday 1.30pm-2pm, Friday 10.30am-11am
Monthly meet up for toddlers focusing on the outdoors. The first Thursday of each month 10-11am. Meet at the story circle in the woods (near the Butcher Terrace entrance to Rowntree Park). £1 per family or free to members of Friends of Rowntree Park (book in advance). Further information can be found on Facebook
Our award-winning toddler development classes will introduce your child to a galaxy of magical worlds. Each week has a unique theme, meticulously constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development.
Tuesday – Low Catton Village Hall, Low Catton, Stamford Bridge
Thursdays – Dance Expression at Norton, Malton
Friday – Pocklington Cricket Club, Burnby Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1UJ
T: 07725 481334
Every day, Monday to Friday during Term Times
Included in admission price!
Friendly adult and child sessions around different theme each week for babies (sitters or crawlers) or toddlers (walkers or talkers). The exciting programme of movement, song, crafts, messy play and sensory sessions are fun and designed to help your child’s development. All materials and equipment are free so you don’t need to bring anything with you – simply turn up and join in! Full programme on website.
Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH
T: 01904 692221
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
Mention Mumbler for a free trial.
T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )