Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups
York and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for pre-school age children.
Below is a list of all the children’s activities and classes available across York. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.
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.
These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to two years old. There is time and peace in my groups to nourish a pleasurable and reciprocal relationship with your new child, observe and enjoy their self-initiated and natural motor development, gain confidence and trust in your abilities as a parent, and make new friends. There are only 7/8 parents in a group and we meet once a week for 1 ½ hours. Parents usually stay with the group for a year to 18 months and make deep friendships that last way beyond the group life. The groups run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 10.30-12 and Thursday afternoons 1.30-3pm.
I am a free lance early childhood trainer living in York. I have 20 years training and experience in running groups and workshops for parents and have been running these very successful groups for 8 years in a beautiful room at York Steiner School. Please contact me if you would like more information
No repetitive classes here! Oh no…it’s an arty world of imagination & creativity in each and every ARTventurers class. From pirates, to space, to the jungle, to the world of the Gruffalo! Our themed classes are sure to inspire and ignite each child. We love providing creative environments for your little ones to explore new and exciting textures. Letting your little one squidge, squish, swirl and swoosh in new textures helps to connect different parts of their brains and their little bodies.
Our classes are a fab social setting for little ones (and parents/carers too). It’s amazing watching the relationships blossom in our classes and our circle time and free flow structure is a big part of this. There are tons of opportunities to mix and socialise with other parents whilst your little ones get creative!
All our pre-school age classes support the Early Learning Goals and are in line with EYFS, we are trained to administer paediatric first aid and fully DBS checked. We are Whats on 4 Kids winners, three consecutive years for Best Pre School Activity, and ARTventurers is a member of the Children’s Activity Association.
Come and join us at our weekly baby and pre school classes! Watch this space for the launch of our new weekend class for pre school and primary age children.
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16, The Village, Haxby YO32 3HT
Family ARTventurers class 6 months – 5 years – 10.15-11.15
The Poppleton Centre, Main Street Nether Poppleton, YO26 6JT
Family ARTventurers class 6 months – 5 years – 10.30-11.30
Our fun Baby Bumpkin Yoga-inspired classes combine storytelling, music and simple baby yoga movements that give babies from 10 weeks through to toddling a great physical foundation to development. We include a few warm up stretches for grown ups too but don’t worry if you have never done any yoga as these classes are predominantly aimed at little ones.
Classes are age appropriate and are split between Non mobile babies and Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers.
Possible new class Mondays/Tuesdays TBC: Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers Please register your interest
Tuesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.30 – 14.30 York Yoga Studio, Acomb Road (Cost £6.95)
Wednesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 11.00 – 12.00 LGR Tadcaster Road, York (Cost £6.95) and Thursdays: Crawling / Wobbly Toddling 12.45 – 13.30 (cost £6)
Sessions are booked in terms of usually 6 or 7 weeks that follow the school calendar. New starters can join at any point in the term, providing there is availability.
Join us on a journey! Story, music, simple yoga-inspired moves and fun !
Our Tatty Bumpkin Yoga-inspired adventures are also in schools as an After School Club, so if your child (4 – 7 years – Reception/Foundation to Y2) attends Poppleton Ousebank, Copmanthorpe Primary, Acomb or Headlands Primary, please contact us for details.
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.
Kilima Hotel, Holgate Road on Mondays
Roko on Tues, Wed and Friday for pre schoolers
New Earswick on Tues and Thursday for pre schoolers
Emperors Gym on Thursday for preschoolers
Robert Wilkinson School on Saturday for all ages and abilities
Pocklington School on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Wednesday after school for 4 years plus
Stamford Bridge on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Thursday after school for 4 years plus
Please contact Baby Swimmers for more information on;
Does your little one suffer from asthma, eczema or allergies? Join us on a Tuesday morning 9.30 – 10.00 for our discounted salt therapy baby group. Children must be aged between 6 months and 3 years. Meet other parents going through the same struggles, whilst experiencing the healing powers of salt. Limited availability so please call to book.
Salt Revive is a new salt therapy centre in Beverley, for adults and children. They also run children’s yoga workshops and you can book a session in their family room at any time.
Baby Massage is a lovely way to enjoy time your baby and can help relax you and your baby. Bobotime Baby Massage classes are a relaxed baby lead class that allows you to learn techniques and strokes to help soothe and settle your baby whilst enhancing your bond with your baby. All Baby Massage courses include handouts, oils and online resources.
Bobotime Soothe, Settle and Sleep sessions are lovely sessions for you and your baby. Using holistic approaches and movements from Yoga and Massage to help relax and settle your baby.
Bobotime Baby Yoga is a gentle class for you and your baby to stretch, play and sing together. Incorporating gentle stretches, coordination movements and development exercises for your baby.\
Baby Massage – Tuesdays
Soothe Settle and Sleep – Tuesday
Messy Play – usually Wednesday’s (but vary!)
Colic and Reflux seasons – Wednesday
We offer 1:1 coaching session in the comfort of your own home, along with private parties tailored to your needs.
diddi dance is a fun and funky 45 minute dance session that suitable for boys & girls 18 months up to reception age, however if they’re younger but steady on their feet it is worth coming along for a try.
diddi dance classes change themes every half term exploring 16 different dance styles including salsa, bollywood, hip hop and disco!
Classes are booked for each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class. Sibling discount is also available.
Please see my timetable for details of classes.
Taster sessions are also available so please get in touch if you would like to try a class and join in the diddi dance fun!
At didi rugby we offer multi-skills based activity classes with a rugby theme for girls and boys aged 18 months – 6 years. The aims are to improve self-confidence, skills and sporting ability, whilst including the core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. We do this using a range of games and activities delivered by fully qualified coaches in a relaxed environment.
We offer a free taster session to come along and try us out; thereafter we offer monthly membership which, as well as giving access to one of our weekly classes, entitles the children to discounts on holiday sessions, parties and didi rugby kit and accessories.
Join us at one of our weekly sessions:
Pocklington Scout Hut Tuesday’s
1:15 to 1:55 – 3 to 4 yrs
2:05 to 2:45 – 18 mths to 3 yrs
Pocklington Scout Hut Sunday’s
9:00 to 9:40 – 18mths to 3yrs
9:40 to 10:20 – 3 to 4yrs
10:20 to 11:00 – 4 to 6yrs
Westow Cricket Club, Friday’s
10.00 – 10.40 – 18 mths to 3 yrs
10.50 – 11.30 – 3 to 4 yrs
Huntington Memorial Hall, Wednesday’s
1.00 – 1.40 – 18 mths to 3 yrs
1.50 – 2.30 – 3 to 4 yrs
York RI RUFC Sunday’s
9:00 to 9:40 – 18mths to 3yrs
9:40 to 10:20 – 3 to 4yrs
10:20 to 11:00 – 4 to 6yrs
On Tuesdays we run the Babes In Arms Elevenses Club at Spark:York from 10.00 until midday – this is for babies under 1 and their carers. £6 entry covers hot drinks, vegan cakes baked fresh by Lotte the Baker, gorgeous sensory toys for the babies to play with and a craft activity if you fancy it.
On Wednesdays we’re bringing you Pizza & Play at Ask Italian on Blake Street from 10.00 until midday. £6 entry gets you toddler and pre schooler play time and pizza for everyone plus hot drinks and home made lemonade. £2 for every additional child.
On Fridays you can find us hosting Little Stompers from 09.30 until 11.30. A group specifically for children under 2 at 2 Oxford Place on Gillygate. £6 entry gets you hot drinks, gluten free treats and loads of great toys for your Little Stomper. £2 for every additional child.
For more info, and to book a place on any of these events visit our WEBSITE
Roars & Sprinkles!
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 and Saturdays at 9am. 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 £4.95 per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!
Book your slot on the WEBSITE
like us on FACEBOOK
Designed as a safe and gentle reintroduce to fitness following childbirth, classes are fun, engaging and post-natal focused, led by our expert post-natal qualified instructor Sarah. Take the first step back into fitness with your little one by your side. Suitable from post natal check and doctors sign off. For further info, or you have any questions, please contact below.
Ample free on-site parking. First session free.
Block book classes thereafter 10 sessions – £50/ 20 sessions £80.
Fitness Space York, 43 layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UZ
Come and join us for fun, messy and sensory sessions.
Messy beans provides messy and sensory experiences for 0-4 year olds. At each stay and play session there will be a variety of resources and activities for you to explore with your child. Messy play gives children the opportunity to explore objects and materials such as sand, water, pasta, gloop, and much more in an unrestricted way. There are no set rules or end product so the children are given open ended experiences.
Children learn through play. Messy play enhances many areas of children’s developments.
Both you and your child will get messy so please wear appropriate clothing. Warm water will be available towards the end. Please bring a towel and flannel/wipes.
Tuesday 10am till 11am
New Earswick Methodist Church Hall
Pay as you go £6 per session
5 sessions pre paid £27.50 (£5.50 per session)
10 sessions pre paid £50 (£5.00 per session)
Bish Bash Pot just opened on walmgate. Bought a cupcake and let my LB play on the soft play area. He loved it! And i was so please to find somewhere close to home for the two of us and not just him.
LW, May 17
64 Walmgate, YORK, YO1 9TL
T: 01904 654114 / 07929 455130
Moo Music is a fun interactive music group for 0-5year olds. We sing, we dance, we learn and have lots of fun! Moo music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions help children gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s also a great way to make new friends-both for the children and the adults.
MOO-BORN is aimed at babies from birth to crawling.
BABY MOO babies from birth to confidently walking.
MIXED MOO is aimed at all ages from 0-5 years
MONDAY – Spearhead Hall, Strensall, York – 10.15 Mixed Moo, 11.15 Moo-born
MONDAY – 1st Clifton Sea Scouts, Clifton, York, Mixed Moo at 1.15 , Baby Moo at 2.15
TUESDAY – Willow Farm, Wigginton, York – 10:15 Baby Moo, 11.15 Mixed Moo
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) – Music classes for children from birth using the internationally renowned Suzuki Method
Everyone experiencing these sessions comments on the sense of calm, the children’s focus and the incredible range of skills they develop, both musical and personal.
Music at Heart is fast gaining a reputation for providing something that is refreshingly different from typical baby and toddler music groups offered in the locality – immeasurably more than just music lessons.
“I was a bit apprehensive that my newborn might be too little to get much out of the class, but it has been brilliant. I have loved seeing how much she has enjoyed it and how interested she is in the instruments and the other children.”
“All three of my children have developed hugely, not only in terms of their music, but as people too.”
The Suzuki approach introduces children to music the way they are introduced to language – from birth. With both, for the best outcome, this early start is crucial. We talk to a baby because s/he is beautiful and because we feel affection, whether or not the baby understands. To underline this, Music at Heart offers free classes to newborns for the term in which they join.
0-3 Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 and 11am
3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm
2, Minster Court, YO1 7JJ
MY BABY CAN DANCE/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE is an award winning movement to music pre school 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 and phonics.
The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase learning and memory.
Classes run throughout school term time with payment being made in set blocks of 5. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pat for the weeks remaining in that current block.
MONDAY – Edward the Confessor Church, Dringhouses, YO24 1HE
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 9.30 & 10.30
Newborn Can Dance (birth to moving c12 months)
TUESDAY- Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby, YO32 3QW
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.30
WEDNESDAY-Clifton Moor Community Centre, YO30 4WD
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 9.30
ACOMB coming late February
THURSDAY- New Earswick Folk Hall, YO32 4AQ
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.30
FRIDAY- St Andrews Church Hall, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2QG
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.00
Newborn Can Dance (birth -1) 11.00
FRIDAY- Costa Community Room, Haxby, YO32 3SA
Newborn Can Dance (birth -1) 1.45
SATURDAY- Millfield Fitness, Rawcliffe, YO26 6PB
My Baby Can Dance (1-4) 10.30
KEEP AN EYE OUT AS CLASSES IN DERWENTHORPE AND ADDITIONAL CLIFTON MOOR NEWBORN COMING SOON
My one year old loves My Baby Can Dance, nice mix of traditional toddler songs and pop songs for them to boogie to.
LI, Nov 16
Brilliant group, really friendly and fun for the little ones.
ES, Nov 16
We’ve been helping mums for over 5 years, helping them getting fitter, stronger and live without pain! We know you’ll be in safe hands when it comes to exercising.
We have a 30 day trial for £9.99 for you where you can get to any and all of our classes at 1100am Monday to Friday!
Just Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount.
Monday to Friday 11am to 1150am/12pm
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 and toddler 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!
Easingwold, St John’s RC Church Hall
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
11.30am Young Babies
Acomb Methodist Church
Acomb Methodist Church
10.20am Pre School
11.40am Young toddler
We go to the group on a Friday it’s fab!
MB, Jan 17
My 2 year old goes and really enjoys it. There aren’t many things that hold his attention but this does.
JC, Oct 16
Contact us to book your place.
T: 07340 048804 (Ami)
Sensory Storycraft are story based classes where stories are brought to life through crafts and sensory activities. They help children develop their language, creativity and fine motor skills through listening to stories and exploratory play.
Sensory Storycraft is designed and delivered by an experienced Early Years teacher who is passionate about reading and its many wonderful benefits.
Classes cost £3 for your first taster session and then £6 per class paid in half term blocks.
Sensory Storycraft classes:
Story Stars 18 months – 3 years from 9.45am – 10.30am
Story Tellers 3 years – 5 years from 11.00am – 11.45am
Every Tuesday at St Mary’s Church, Haxby
Help your baby communicate before speech with our award winning music programme!
Babies typically use all kinds of gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging them with extra signs such as ‘milk’, ‘more’, ‘ change nappy’ or ‘tired’ helps babies communicate more effectively and allows parents to understand their needs, thoughts and ideas.
Sing and Sign classes combine action songs, props, pictures and toys in musical activities designed to stimulate speech and language development. It’s natural, it’s easy and it’s also great fun! Our small classes and weekly themes give you the skills and confidence to sign with your baby, as well as providing some lovely together time, and songs and rhymes that you will still be singing in years to come!
‘Sing and Sign Babes’ 0-6 months, ‘Stage 1’ – 6-14months, ‘Stage 2’ – 13-24months
Monday – Belfrey Hall, York Centre
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 11.30pm
Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 2 – 10.15am, Stage 1 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.40pm
Thursday – Shipton-By-Beningbrough CC
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 11.30am
Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.30pm
Sing and Sign Babes = £43 for five weeks which includes a songbook and double CD
Stage 1 and Stage 2 are £60 for 10 week courses.
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.
Monday – Clifton Parish Church
Tuesday – The Gateway Centre, Acomb
Thursday – Tesco community room, Askham Bar, Dringhouses
I offer baby, toddler and pre-school lessons from 1 month old to 4 years from nurturing baby classes to independent swimming at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York :
Monday 9.30 – 11.30
Thursday 9.30 – 11.30
Friday 9.30 – 11.00
I also run classes after school times for complete beginners to Improvers from water confidence to stroke development at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York :
Monday 4.00-6.00 pm
Tuesday 3.30 (parent and child class 2-5 years)
Tuesday 4.00 – 6.30 pm
Wednesday 4.00 – 6.00 pm
Children can go in by themselves at any age, when they are confident enough, I do not have a starting age limit. I treat every child as an individual and they progress happily at their own pace , with this in mind, all swimmers receive an STA certificate and woven badge each term, which are included in your fee.
Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class and the whole pool to ourselves, with only one lesson running at a time, which offers little distraction from other swimmers and lots of space. Children really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly.
With over 10 years teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, lifesaving and recently completed Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school. Do check out my recommendations on Facebook!
Fun and relaxed sessions for you and your little one.
TinyTalk classes are gentle. They are designed to help your little one focus on you, what you are saying, singing and signing. With sensory and music activities built into the session your little one is kept engaged while developing their fine motor skills and non-verbal communication skills.
Biscuits are a staple in most families’ social time and at TinyTalk it’s no different!
After a full half hour of signing fun, you can relax and get to know other families with a drink and plenty of biscuits to keep you going.
£5 per session.
Tuesday – Westfield Children’s Centre
9:20am-10:20am Baby Signing – Movers Class
10:40am-11:40 Baby Signing
Wednesday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre
1:45-2:45pm Baby Signing
Thursday – Hob Moor Children’s Centre
2pm-3pm Baby Signing
“This is by far my favourite weekly class. She smiles through the whole class and sleeps for ages after! I’ve loved learning BSL as it gives my baby brain something new to learn, which is nice!”
EJ-D, May 2018
“Tiny Talk is the best baby class I’ve been to. It is also so much more than signing, it’s full of songs, dances, shakers and sensory experiences.”
L-S June 2018
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
T: 01904 412381
Turtle Tots North Yorkshire is a unique Swimming School starting with Mummies-to-be with Aqua Natal Yoga through to Baby, Toddler and Pre-school classes and School age children, so your child’s swimming journey doesn’t need to end at Pre-school stage with us, they continue into our Academy classes where they can feel safe and happy with familiar surroundings.
We pride ourselves on being a very different and holistic swim school and class emphasis is on nurturing the parent & child bond in the water at all stages. We start with gentle water massage and closeness with your baby in the early stages, whilst also teaching through play/word association. Our toddler and pre-school classes we teach them water safety skills, basic stroke skills, while keeping their attention span stimulated with lots of fun activity play and progression into independent swimming, but most importantly at their own pace. Our Turtle Swim Academy classes are suitable from 3.5 years old (confidence and ability assessed) open to existing swimmers from the Turtle Tots programme, children starting for the first time with swimming classes or transferring from other swim schools.
Our York Classes:
Monday: York- Novotel (am)
Tuesday: York- Kilima (am)
Wednesday: York- Alwark manor (am) Novotel (pm)
Wednesday: Aqua Natal – York – Principal Hotel (8pm)
Thursday: York – Kilima (am)
Friday: York – Novotel (am)
Saturday: York – Archbishops School (pm)
Sunday: York – Kilima (am)
We also deliver classes on a Friday & Saturdays in Harrogate and Saturday & Sunday in East Leeds.
Free taster classes are also available and a 10% first term discount when you mention Mumbler.
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: 10:30 – 13:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 10:00 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 13:00 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wed: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Thu: 10:30 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Thu: 13:00 – 14:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 12:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Fri: 13:00 – 14:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 09:00 – 14:30 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.
T: 01904 607110
Yoga For Modern Life is a specialist in yoga for fertility, yoga for pregnant women and yoga for mums and babies. Classes are friendly, relaxed and down to earth – using yoga as the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of pregnancy and motherhood. We also have brilliant Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing courses, and help mums and baby’s connect through loving touch in Baby Massage classes too. All this is to help empower women to have a positive and confident pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
“Susan is wonderful, very knowledgeable in so many areas of pregnancy and birth and I loved the structure of the class which allowed time to reflect on your week and get to know the other mums to be.”
Everyone is warmly welcomed – regardless of fitness level, age, shape or size. In a busy world take some time to reconnect with yourself, and with your baby.
Mondays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | Manor Studios, Poppleton
Mondays – 1pm to 2.30pm Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Tuesdays – 10.45am – 12.15pm Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Thursdays – 1.15pm – 2.15pm Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio
Thursdays – 7.30pm – 8.45pm Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio
Saturdays – Monthly Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Courses
One to one and bespoke yoga, hypnobirthing and baby massage classes are also available.
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, and Tuesdays in Garforth.
T: 07743232656 (Kayleigh)
In the magical woods, the elfkins and spritelets are gathering- perhaps to share tales; perhaps to make mischief…
Storytelling, craft and imaginative play for 3 and 4 year olds.
Some Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.
Contact: Miss Tycal’s Magical Emporium on Facebook for full details.
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.
T: 07557 355562
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Baby Screening are held on alternate Tuesday/Thursday mornings (please check with the cinema before you attend) and tickets 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 admit for the film, a hot drinks and cake.
“Sofas, blankets, cushions, drinks, pizza, waiter service. Treat yourself to a date night!”
Mumbler JR, Feb 18
“definitely worth every penny”
Mumbler NBH, Feb 18
Everyman Cinema, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
T: 0872 436 9060 (Booking line)
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!
Hoglets runs exciting drama and storytelling classes for babies to Preschoolers.
Hoglets classes bring imaginations to life, turning stories into adventures. We take drama and performance skills, mix them with some games, craft and songs and boil them up into a bubbling bowl of delicious creative fun.
Classes run in venues across the city on Mondays and Tuesdays
T: 07596 705171
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.
T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)
Kidslingo offers FUN, interactive & multi-sensory FRENCH & SPANISH classes for children (0-11yrs). Our Multi Award-Winning classes are an action-packed combination of songs, games, stories & let’s pretend. FREE Taster available for new customers.
SPANISH @ Rowntree Park Reading Café YO23 1JU
18mths-4yrs – Tuesday 9.30am
FRENCH @Huntington Library YO32 9QJ
18mths-4yrs – Tuesday 10.30am
4-8yrs – Thursday 4.00pm
T: 07815 765989 (Helen Westerby)
Our interactive, fun sessions are aimed at introducing a new language to toddlers and babies up to age 4.
FREE tasters for new customers, then £4.50 per session. Sibling discount available.
Term time Tuesdays at Askham Bar Tesco : SPANISH 10am and FRENCH 11am
Nursery sessions, school clubs, PPA and home ed sessions also available!
Mention YorkMumbler to get 10% off the cost of your first term
Tesco Askham Bar community room, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1LW
T: 07840 958270
Total Sports mini dance – 2 to 4 year olds – York RI and Huntington Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Dance is perfect to get your little one excited and moving. Littlies just love to dance!
Our dance classes are about encouraging, developing confidence and learning to love being active.
T: 03444 14 13 13
Ballet, Tap & Jazz Technique at Monk Fryston Church Hall
6.15pm-7.30pm Senior (12+)
4pm-4.30pm Tiny Tots
5 Sessions combining baby massage and baby yoga, songs and relaxation in your home for groups of 4+.
Cost: £35 per baby/carer, host pays £17.50
Take turns being pampered and caring for each other’s babies:
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (£10 per 15 minutes)
Neal’s Yard mini facials (£10).
Available Tuesday mornings, Wednesday’s 9-3 and Thursday mornings (flexible).
T: 07429 269154
Wednesday 10.30am – 12.15pm
Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street.
T: 07725 796583 (Alison Goodwin)
RSM York is a free walking group for mums and their babies. Pregnant ladies also very welcome.
Monday at 10.30am Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park
Tuesday at 10.30am Tang Hall Explore Library YO31 0HA
Wednesdays at 10:30 meeting at the YHA Water End in Clifton.
Term Time only
It’s a great chance to meet other new mums and chat about what’s been happening with your little people whilst getting some fresh air and gentle exercise. We’re a really friendly bunch and it’s a great way to start the week!
We’re completely volunteer led so if anyone has any free time and a heart to support other mums whilst enjoying some fresh air yourself then we’d love to hear from you or just pop along on a Monday morning!
Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York
Song Box musical play groups: Mixed age sessions welcoming babies, toddlers and talkers with mum, dad or carer; sharing songs, rhymes, movement, sensory play, lovely instruments and creative props. All live music; great ideas to enjoy throughout the week. All over York, Monday to Friday. Price/family. Low income concessions.
T: 07855 126408
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
For those little movers age 4+ wanting to learn the latest dances, have fun and play games.
For a full list of classes please contact us:
T: 07565 96199
Providing fun and inspiring performing arts sessions. Based in Shiptonthorpe.
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
Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU
T: 01430 803170
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
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm
Tuesday from 11-11.30am
Every weekday 10-10:30am and Saturdays 10:30-11am
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
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 9.45am – 11am.
Only £5 (£3 for additional children), this includes a free drink at the Bothy coffee shop and a free book for your child to take home (worth £3.99). Sibling discount available.
The Bothy, Deans Garden Centre, Stockton Lane, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UE
Exciting activities for Babies and Toddlers every weekday during school term time – included in admission price!
Each weeks’ sessions have a different theme and include movement, song, crafts, sensory experiences and more to help your child’s development. No need to book, just join in on the day!
T: 01904 692221
We are a charitable organisation focused on recreational gymnastics and trampolining for the ages of 2-18. Classes run from a dedicated facility at St John’s Walk, Heworth Green, York, YO31. Our Pre School Classes run Monday – Friday during term time, with 5 classes running per day.
For further information please contact us
T: 01904 611111
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.
T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )