Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York


Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Thursday in York

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.

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.

Agility Classes

5-11 years Ninja Obstacle Training – Great for beginners and younger children
Welcome to Ninja training.
Obstacle coaching combined with parkour style movements. A fun class that will have you swinging, climbing, leaping and jumping across different obstacles!

11-17 years Warrior Obstacle Training – more challenging obstacle techniques and parkour style movements
Warrior Obstacle Training is focused on advanced obstacle techniques and parkour style movements. In addition to the coaching we focus on developing core strength which is key to achieving the objectives of this programme.

More information, schedules and booking is here https://www.agilityparks.co.uk/kids-classes

We offer a range of parties from toddlers to children and teenagers. Agility Party Hosts will look after with most of our packages  you get you own disco party room or a party table reservation in our restaurant or café.

Visit the website HERE

💜  Check out the York Mumbler blog post for exclusive photos of when we visited Agility when it first opened! 💜


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Ainsty Gymnastics and Trampoline Club pre-school play gym sessions at Marjorie Waite Court, Clifton.
The Marjorie Waite Court is a brand new build and has a café and salon facilities.
Little Rollers – 6 months-walking. This class is available to anyone but is primarily for parents with children in the Hoppers or Jumpers who have a sibling who want to join in. Parents remain with their child and dip in and out of the session as they see fit. This is pay as you go. If you bring them and they fall asleep then you don’t need to pay. £5.00. Please ring to book.
Little Crawlers – Walking-2 years. Parents are fully involved with supporting their child around the available equipment. Listen to the teaching points and then encourage your child to practice gymnastics skills. £8.25
Little Jumpers – 2 years-3 years. Parents begin to step away and allow the coaches to teach the gymnastics skills. Children move around the different activities, but the coaches make it more demanding and challenging. £8.25
Little Hoppers – 3 years-school. In this class children there should be little or no parental support. Staff will help guide you child on the equipment to further develop their balance, coordination, motor skills and sense of achievement. £8.25
Classes are as follows:
Thursday 10am-11.00am, 11.00am-12.00pm
More classes can be created based on demand.
Office Hours 09:00 – 16:00 (Monday to Friday)
Club Hours 15:30 – 21:15 (Weekdays)
09:00 – 14:00 (Weekends)

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Classes and live music events for you and your little people!

Here at Baby Band, we offer fun and educational classes full of music for little people, aged 3 months to 4 years, in and around York.

Led by our skilled and experienced class leaders, we sing, dance and play with REAL instruments to explore different musical concepts. Whatever your ability, it’s all about learning how to be musical with your little one and helping them develop a love of music in a relaxed atmosphere.

Don’t worry, you won’t be subjected to endless twee nursery rhymes here! Every few weeks we focus on a different genre of music from musicals to 90s pop, jazz to Disney classics, rock to girl bands. It’s much more fun when we all enjoy the music.

If your little one is feeling a bit cool for ‘Baby Band’ then why not join one of our ‘I’m with the Band’ classes. A music class aimed just for the big ones (well, 3 & 4 year olds!) which dives deeper into learning key musical terms and concepts but in the coolest way possible.

Classes run throughout the year including the school holidays where older siblings can join too for a small extra cost.

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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 :

Monday, Tuesday : New Earswick
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Roko
Saturday: Robert Wilkinson, Strensall, Stamford Bridge & Pocklington

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We are the largest provider of swimming lessons in the UK, offering lessons at our York leisure centres, Energise Leisure Centre, York Leisure Centre and Yearsley Swimming Pool.

We offer programmes for all ages and abilities, with times and days to suit you. In our lessons, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Your children will be taught by experienced, highly qualified teachers, following an industry leading programme. Plus, you can track your child’s progress using our online too, called the Home Portal. We have designed our swim school programme to be flexible and affordable.

Our Monthly direct debit payments include free swimming for your children!

We offer the following:
Baby & Pre – School
Energise – Mondays and Saturdays.
York Leisure Centre – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Swimbies – 3 months to 12 months.
Splashers – 13 months to 2 years.
Paddlers – 2 years to 4 years.
Pre – school – 3 – 4 years.
Primary School Age – available at all 3 centres
Foundation (small pool) – Children aged 4 years +
Development (main pool) – Children aged 5 – 12 years
Academy (main pool) – Children up to 16 years old, who have completed development.

Private lessons and level water are available. Try our lessons for free, with a free class pass. E-mail Stef on the address below for this.

For everything else please head to our website.

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Teaching children to swim confidently with excellent stroke techniques for nearly 40 years!

Coral started the swim school in the 1980s and for many years developed it based on the principles of teaching children to enjoy swimming and gain confidence in the water.

We continue to focus on creating a fun yet challenging environment, developing water confidence and getting the strokes correct as learners progress from absolute beginners through to the Gold Award & beyond; with distance and water skills & safety certificates achieved throughout their journey!

We have Adult & Baby/Toddler/Preschool sessions, and teach children independently from 3 years old. We move individuals up when they’re ready, we don’t make them wait for the end of term or until a whole class is ready to progress.

Our teachers are trained Aquaphobia Coaches too & provide extra support if fear/anxiety is identified, present &/or affecting development.

Our lessons, with a high teacher-pupil ratio, are delivered at:

New Earswick – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:
3-4pm Adult & Baby/Toddler
4-6pm 3+ Children

Robert Wilkinson Primary (shallow pool), Strensall – Thursday & Friday:
4-6pm 3+ Independent & 1:1
*4pm Friday 2-4 year olds, with Adult

Our aim is to achieve consistent progress (at each child’s own speed rather than at the speed of the swim school) resulting in confident, capable, and safe swimmers.

07716 919827
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Derwent Danceworks was established in 2009 by IDTA qualified Principal Miss Kate Womersley. We hold classes in Thorganby, Wheldrake, Escrick, at Knavesmire Primary School (South Bank, York) and others too! We give generous family and multi-class discounts and always offer free trial lessons.

Our timetable includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Freestyle, Contemporary, Streetdance, Acro, Musical Theatre and more. Beginners are always welcome, and we have lots to challenge the most passionate and capable dancers. Always inclusive, we develop confidence in class and in performance, building friendships and skills as we go.

Our team of 3 qualified teachers are First Aid trained, DBS checked, experienced, and committed to the development of our students’ technique, confidence, and well-being. We follow the accredited IDTA syllabus, as well as the NATD Contemporary syllabus and Acrobatic Arts.


To find out more, or to book your free trial, contact us on:

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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.

The class times are currently:

Wednesday 10 Baby Massage
Wednesday 12.15 Little Wigglers (7m+)
Thursday 10 Baby Massage
Thursday 12.15 Baby Massage
Friday 11.15 Little Wigglers (7m+)

And prices

Taster session- £10
Block of 6 classes – £68.
Each class lasts up to 2 hours and includes a hot drink and homemade cupcake. Dairy and gluten free mums are catered for.

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At Kixx our goal is simple: To have a positive impact on every child at every opportunity.

We do this through an innovative programme which offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.

Our football programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls between the ages of 18 months and 10 years of age.

Our sessions have been created and developed by professional footballers and trained coaches who use the best games, drills, exercises and materials which are age appropriate.

Each 40 minute session provides a fun, playful, safe environment which encourages children to develop a positive sense of themselves, respect for others, a positive disposition to learn new skills, and a sense of pride in their ability to master them.

We deliver Kixx sessions at various different locations in and around York. To learn more please get in touch 🙂

Monday – York Sports Village
Wednesday – Burnholme Sports Centre
Thursday – Acomb Energise and Tadcaster
Saturday – York St John Sports Centre & Millthorpe School
Sunday – York Sports Village

01302 618 080
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Looking for a fun way to get your step count up, get moving, and do some exercise alongside a really welcoming group of mamas?
You’ve found it!

This class is for those parents sick of all the nursery rhymes. Come get down with us.
Mama’s Got Moves is a babywearing dance class-and no, you DO NOT need any dance skills, think Zumba but easier, and with the Latin vibes alternating with 90’s classics and 2000s tunes. All the music you made bad decisions to! And a load of non-judgemental friendly mums.
Drop-in/ Blocks available.
Baby carriers are available to borrow.
Older children are welcome to come and dance alongside you or play in the background.

Thursday 9.30 am Southlands Church Southbank
Friday 9.30 am York Dance Space Tang Hall
Friday 11.30 am Acomb Methodist Church Acomb

£9.50 Drop-In / £40 Block of 5

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MY BABY CAN DANCE/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE YORK is a multi 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 shakers, numbers, colours, shapes, phonics and much more.

The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for the little ones using a repeatable formal which increases 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 times 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.

For the time being social distancing will continue with individual sanitised kit bags for each participant.

For up to date class information contact me:-

07714 210814
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Are you looking for a class which is fun, upbeat and action-packed? Are you keen to give your child a good foundation in early literacy skills? Would you like to join a class that you can enjoy together with your child, whilst learning about phonics at the same time, and discover lots of ideas for ways that you can support them at home?

Come along to award-winning 45-minute classes aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers between 1-4 years, which are delivered by an experienced teacher and are based on the Early Years Curriculum.

Weekly sessions gently introduce letter sounds, whilst also focusing on developing confidence, turn-taking and listening skills. Classes help children develop an early interest in sounds without even realising, as they are too busy playing and having fun! This is the perfect class to help boost your child’s confidence, whilst compliment what they learn at preschool and prepare them for big school.

Come and groove on down to our dough-disco, shake your pom-poms and meet our mascot Robot Reg who shows children how to use his arms to orally blend and segment the sounds for reading and spelling!

MINIs sessions (1 – 2.5 year olds) are play-based sessions that help to develop speech & language skills and early vocabulary through short activities and role-playing, including nursery rhymes.
PRE-SCHOOLER sessions (2.5 – 4 year olds) include sound recognition and oral blending & segmenting, which are foundations for learning to read. This is through fast-paced, fun games and activities which encourage listening for sounds.

Monday afternoon @ Wigginton
Tuesday morning @ Clifton Moor
Thursday mornings @ Wigginton
Friday mornings @ Copmanthorpe

£6.50 per session and payable as a block of 5 sessions

Contact Sam for more information

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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:
New Earswick, ROKO Health Club, Archbishop Holgate’s School,  The Crown Hotel (Boroughbridge), Energise hydrotherapy pool (Acomb), Queen Margaret’s School (Escrick) and Goosewood Holiday Park.

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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Come on a musical journey with our characters Rat-a-tat, Arabella and all their friends as we explore songs, instruments, language, dance and our senses in our weekly Rhythm Time sessions!

We are a teacher-led class for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, developing understanding of pulse in music, encouraging fine and gross motor skills, and leading you and your little one through a series of group and individual music activities!

Sessions are planned with education in mind, matching activities to the framework for the EYFS, and stimulating a LOVE of music in your child. Each 30 minute class is tailored to their specific age range and is designed for progression as your child grows.

Rhythm Time runs every day of the week all around York, giving families a chance to meet and socialise in their local community. In Summer 2024 we have classes in:

Acomb – Monday and Friday
Clifton – Tuesday
Tang Hall – Wednesday
Rufforth – Wednesday
Sutton upon Derwent (nr Elvington/ Wilberfoss) – Thursday
Earswick – Thursday
Fulford – Friday

Class prices start from £7.14 per class, with a whole host of other membership benefits including priority booking on events, unlimited classes, and sibling discounts.

If you are interested in joining our classes, please visit rhythmtime.net, follow @rhythmtimeyork on Facebook or Instagram, or WhatsApp Tori on 07751768331.

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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 Baby Signing classes utilise music and songs, props and rhymes in fun sessions that makes learning to baby sign both easy and fun!

Our courses are designed over three developmental stages that broadly equate to:

Sing and Sign Babes – 0-5m (5 week course – £37.50)
Stage 1: 6 – 13m (10 week course £75)
Stage 2 : 14– 24m (10 week course £75)

All courses enjoy class WhatsApps and Online Resources, too!

Have twins? They attend two-for-one!

Monday – Wilberfoss Community Centre – All Stages
Tuesday – Communitea, Selby – Babes + Stage 1
Wednesday – Belfrey Hall (York CC) – All Stages
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre – All Stages
Riccall Regen Centre – Babes and Stage 1
Friday – Acomb Methodist church – All Stages

Can’t make a Stage 1 or Stage 2 venue course? Why not sign up to our streamed video course, Sing and Sign@Home, which you can enjoy 24/7 from the comfort of your own home?!

07811 651720
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Booking link HERE!

Established since 2009, with dedicated, local and professional teachers.

Our goal is to create a welcoming environment where every student regardless of skill or ability can learn, gain confidence, improve and have fun while nurturing a love and respect for the art of dance. Whether you want to dance for fun, to keep fit or to pursue a professional career, SDA has the right class for you.

At affordable prices come and join the fun at Spotlight Dance Academy, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Street Dance, age 16 months +. Choose to take part in annual showcases, awards and competitions we are the little dance school with BIG ambitions.


Me & My Acrobat, Thursday 9.30-10.15am, 16 months – 2yrs
Awesome Acrobats, Thursday 10.20-11.05am, 3-4 yrs
Mini Movers, Saturday 9-9.45am, 3+ yrs

Classes held at Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton, York YO30 5PY

07565 961993
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Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun whilst learning to swim, gaining water confidence and safety skills.

With only 7 children in each class, only 1 lesson running at a time & the whole pool to ourselves, 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.

I  get to know all the children individually & adapt my teaching to suit every child. Your child will be enabled to happily progress at their own pace.

Classes are based at Carr Junior School (Acomb) and Robert Wilkinson School (Strensall), teaching from babies through to school age and beyond on various days, at various times. See the website below for more details and to book.

About me; I run a small independent swim school set up after training and teaching my own children to swim many years ago. I realised then that the whole goal to swimming success is learning through having fun!

I have over 16 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.

07583 936246
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The Little Gym York based in the York Community Stadium at Monks Cross is open Tuesday to Sunday during term-time, and Monday to Saturday during the Summer holidays.

*Under 3’s membership can enjoy unlimited classes each week for no extra cost.

We offer a 20% sibling discount if you have other children you wish to enrol!

Flexible block bookings are also available for under 3’s .

Attend our FREE coffee mornings with your baby aged 0-12 months on Tuesdays during term time. 10.45 – 12.30.

Our non-competitive gymnastics programs teach children that they don’t have to be the best, they just have to try their best! We provide children with a safe, clean, inspiring space to burn energy, build confidence, and develop key skills. We now offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes to 6-12-year-olds!

As well as our seriously fun classes, we’re open for party bookings and Ofsted registered holiday camps too! If you’d like to secure your membership, or have any questions, reach out to us by email at the address below, or register your details here:

Booking Form | The Little Gym York


01904 307404
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Class Schedule

Activity classes with lots of fun and adventure. Perfect for Toddlers from 13 months – 5 years. Create special memories with your toddlers with a combination of soft play, bouncy castles, tunnels for the first half of the session, followed by music, dance, imaginative play, balloons and bubbles.

Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure in this fast-moving, action-packed programme.

Award-winning, sensory-rich toddler development programme, where structured play goes hand in hand with imagination, adventure and the freedom to explore. Activities carefully constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development.

A number of classes running on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in York.
Please visit www.toddlersense.com/york to book on.

Mondays: Melodie Park, Wigginton Road (Clifton Moor)
Thursdays: Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby
Fridays: St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe

We also offer children’s parties on a weekend combining our Bouncy castles, soft play and lots of fun and engaging activities. Please get in touch for more information on our party packages.

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Our progressive play programme is designed to develop your child’s physical skills. Using bespoke colourful equipment, we focus on agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination, which enhances brain development and builds confidence.

Every session is supervised by our specially trained staff, getting the best out of each child. Up until 3 years, grown-ups participate as well so that parents, carers and even grandparents can spend time with little ones as they develop. The journey begins for babies from 6 months old who can sit up unaided. Here’s how our classes break down:

6 Months – Walking: Babies explore the equipment in a happy and relaxed environment, helping them to reach key milestones such as crawling, cruising and walking.

Walking – 2 Years: Confidently walking toddlers are now introduced to an exciting circuit of equipment as well as hand-held co-ordination activities, developing their fine motor skills. ‘Circle Time’ helps language development through rhymes and action songs.

2 – 3 Years: Working together in small groups, little ones are introduced to stations with more challenging equipment to refine their agility, balance and climbing skills.

3 Years – School Age: Children now take part independently without their grown-up, putting into practice their skills for life.

Use Mumbler discount code to receive a £5 trial with this code : QPA549

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Heworth Gym Club is hugely popular in York for children’s Gymnastics

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 Walk, Heworth, York, YO31 7SX


01904 611111
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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 – St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate

Tuesday 11.00 – St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate

Thursday 10.00 – Online, via Zoom

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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 also provide 1-2-1 lessons, lessons for older children and even lessons for grown ups!

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 at the following venues:

New Earswick Swimming Pool

Stamford Bridge Swimming Pool

Carr Junior School

Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick

Please get in touch to arrange your free taster lesson!

New Earswick Swimming Pool:
Monday 13:00 – 14:30 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Wednesday 09:15 – 10:15 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Thursday 16:00 – 18:00
Friday 15:30 – 16:00 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Friday 16:00 – 16:30
Saturday 15:00 – 18:30
Sunday 10:00 – 11:30
Sunday 15:30 – 16:30

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

Carr Junior School:
Sunday 08:30 – 12:00

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

Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick:
Tuesday 17:00 – 18.30
Friday 17:00 – 19:00
Saturday 9:00 – 10:30

01904 891 845
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Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance (YRAD) was founded by Principal Kerry Whitfield in 2013, and her passion for the arts gives the students at YRAD an encouraging platform to be their best. Kerry is a former professional dancer who trained and works with both The Royal Ballet School and The Royal Academy of Dance.

The school offers a vast array of classes for children to learn and develop in the performing arts industry. Classes are fun, inclusive, inspirational and gives students a strong work ethic and discipline. YRAD has an enthusiastic and supportive team of skilled professionals at their core, plus they invite external pros for Workshops / Masterclasses throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to audition for our affiliated Children’s Talent agency giving them a chance to be cast in Theatre, TV and Film.

Dance styles include Acro, Ballet, Commercial, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre, Street Dance, Tap and Zumba.

Mention Mumbler for a free trial.

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Becky Ellerington – Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach & Women’s Coaching Specialist

I work with women through all chapters of their life, but in particular specialising in pregnancy & postpartum.

I run a postnatal course & classes (you can bring your baby), women’s strength classes, and also offer personal training & remote coaching.

Drop me a message or book a free discovery call through my website to find out more!

T: 07809441841

Birth and Baby School

Kayleigh Burton offers parenting courses, active antenatal classes, baby classes and postnatal classes in the East Leeds and Selby area.

Expectant and new parents come to my antenatal and baby classes from across the Leeds, York, Selby and Tadcaster area, including Garforth, Kippax, Sherburn, Hillam, Monk Fryston, Knottingley and more.

T: 07743 232656

En Pointe Dance School

We teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work etc.

Visit our website for more info.

Unit 2, The Rose Centre, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU.

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: Tang Hall Community Centre, Millthorpe School, The Raylor Centre (James st).

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)

Little Messy’s York

Fun football at Little Messys York!
We host football sessions for 2-13 year old boys and girls.
Sessions are held on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and taster sessions are available.
If you are interested please give us a ring or drop us a text on the below number.

T: 07856771036

Mini Munchkins

Mini Munchkins provides calm and nurturing Beginners Baby Massage classes.
You will learn techniques to sooth and calm your baby. I also run Massage, Stretch and Play classes, a mix of baby massage, baby yoga, story massage and sensory play.
John Jeffrey Community Pavilion in Wigginton, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Group classes and 1:1 sessions.
Please see Facebook or booking page for more information.
Tel: 07810 543774 (Laura)

Music with Cath Smithson

Learn through music. Sing, dance, play, move – mostly outdoors!
Nurturing, educational, fun-filled sessions for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children, led by an experienced teacher. Mixed ages welcome in family classes.

Private groups, 1:1 and workshops by arrangement eg Home Ed, Postnatal, Nursery, Preschool, Primary.

Find us on Facebook.

Message/WhatsApp Cath: 07982 607674

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’

Sign and Speak – Makaton Signing for Babies and Toddlers

Starting Thursday 20th April 2023 from 9.30-10.30am.

Classes run in a 6 week block during term time at White Rose House, Wheldrake. We will learn Makaton Signs and Symbols through songs, stories and play.
Cost for the 6 week block is £55 and includes Makaton Signing for Babies and Toddlers handbook.
To book, please contact Emma on 07902 418289

Song Box music groups

Musical play groups designed for babies, toddlers and talkers, with their parent/carers, all playing together each at their own level, enjoying and supporting each other as valued individuals.

Tuesday mornings at The Avenues Childrens Centre, Tang Hall YO31 0UT

Thursday mornings Knavesmire Childrens Centre, YO23 1HY

Advance booking is required. £5/family. £2.50/family for low income.

4G Song Box visits to care homes: free sessions sharing musical fun and friendship with the residents, for babies, toddlers and talkers with their parent/carer.

Find out what Mumbler Rachel thought of the Song Box carehome class, when she went along with her son Zak.

“Honestly, this class was one of the best and most rewarding one I’ve been to! They all sing songs, have musical instruments and the bond between the children and the older residents is the cutest thing ever.

Some of these people may not have any family that visits so the joy that this class brings them is just the best thing. Another lady who joined us in the class had a little baby who didn’t have any grandparents, so she said it was a lovely way for him to interact with older people and it’s like he now has many grandparents, so you can see how everyone gets something out of it.

I will definitely be back and I’d urge anyone who is free to try out this Free class, it’s honestly the best and so rewarding!”

4G Song Box care home visits are FREE but families need to join the pool of interested families in advance.

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Explore York Libraries and Archives offer under 5 story times. There are free and on a drop-in basis. Find out the time and day of the week at your local library and all the up-to-date information here https://exploreyork.org.uk/children/storytimes/

For more details about the sessions and libraries below see our post HERE


Toddler Sense East York

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

Toddlers World Soft Play (Better Leisure Centres)

Situated within the Sports Hall at York Leisure Centre (Vangarde) and Burnholme Sports Centre, our Toddlers World is a fun and interactive play session for toddlers aged 6 months – up to 5 years.

Sessions are an hour long.

Vangarde: Mondays/Sundays 9am – 12pm, Wednesdays 9am – 3pm
Burnholme: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 12pm

Price per hour: from £4.80 (Vangarde) and £3.50 (Burnholme). Prebook via the Better app/website.
T: 01904 403900

Water babies

At Water Babies we are passionate about teaching you to teach your little one to swim, we offer classes across the city from birth to 6 years. Our teachers are the most highly qualified, passionate and committed in the business, you can be assured you are in safe hands.

York Steiner School: Parent and Child Groups

Daily Mon-Fri from 9.30-11.30am and a Wednesday session from 1.30-3.30pm.
Welcoming children up to 3 ½ and their families.  Enriching free play, seasonal crafts, puppet show/story and singing together in an all natural nurturing environment, supporting your child and you.
£9 per session – first session free!  Please book early as often oversubscribed.

The York Steiner School, Danesmead, Fulford Cross, Fulford, York, YO10 4PB
T: 01904 654983