Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

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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.

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A Gentle Beginning

Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to two years.

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
Dorothy Marlen

E: dorothy@dorothymarlen.net
T: 01904 612683
www.agentlebeginning.co.uk


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Baby Bumpkin Yoga

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 or Thursdays 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)

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 !

T: 0845 6803786 / 07715 325662
E:  york@tattybumpkin.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Baby Swimmers

image010Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

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

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

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

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

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

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;

T: 0808 1 33 44 55 (Landline Free phone) / 0333 8008 345 (Mobile Friendly)
E: info@babyswimmers.co.uk

WEBSITE



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diddi dance

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!

E: hayley.evans@diddidance.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Dream Time Baby Massage York/Selby

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.
Booking essential.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block

Contact Katie:
T:07909 445737
E: ktgray28@hotmail.com
FACEBOOK


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Energi Toddlers

PrintEnergi 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

TWITTER and INSTAGRAM


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Fitness Space York – Mamma Set Go!

Join our fun new mummy with baby workout class, held at Fitness Space York on Layerthorpe in the city every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9.30am-10.30am.

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.

For further info or to book your free slot please contact the studio on the details below
T: 01904 404488
E: yorkgm@fitnessspace.com
INSTAGRAM
FACEBOOK

Fitness Space York, 43 layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UZ


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Football Tots

Football Tots is a fantastic football class for children aged 2-6 years.

At footballtots, every child loves to learn new skills. Our sessions are filled with fun games and activities designed to maximise learning development.
Children attending footballtots learn football skills from passing2 and dribbling, to stepovers and throw-ins!
The footballtots programme also helps to develop a number of key skills to give every footballtot a fantastic head start before starting school.
The footballtots programme is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.
Each session is delivered using specialist equipment by qualified staff, trained to ensure everyone
has great fun!

Our classes run on a:
Monday AM at Clifton Moor Community Centre
Tuesday AM at Haxby Memorial Hall
Thursday AM at Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Acomb Parish Church Hall & Heworth Church Hall
Friday AM at Poppleton Road Memorial Hall & Southlands Methodist Church
Saturday AM at Fishergate Primary School

Taster sessions available

T: 0330 660 1116
E: info@footballtots.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Hoglets – Storytelling and Drama classes for babies and toddlers

Hoglets classes bring storytime to life, taking drama performance skills and applying them to the telling of tales.
Classes begin with a story performance, followed by crafts, songs games and imagination to bring the story to life.

Hoglets classes are designed to help towards the key prime areas of learning set out by the Government Early Years Curriculum – communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
We run weekly classes across York. Due to limited class numbers, places have to be booked in advance

Every Monday
10am Babies (Birth – Walking) at The Micklegate SOCIAL
11am Toddlers (Walking-5’s) at The Micklegate SOCIAL
1PM Toddlers (Walking – 5’s ) at St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby (Starting 6th August )
2pm Babies (Birth – Walking) at St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby (Starting 6th August )

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth – walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10.00am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11.00am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
1.30pm Toddlers (Walking – 5 yearss ) Osbaldwick Children’s Centre

T: 07596 705171
E: gemma@hoglets.org.uk
WEBSITE


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Messy Beans

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)

E: messybeans@yahoo.com
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Messy Makers at Bish Bash Pot

Tuesdays 10:30
Messy makers – pre book 5 sessions £30 plus juice and biscuits.

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
E: bishbashpot@gmail.com

WEBSITE


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Moo Music

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.

BABY MOO babies from birth to confidently walking.
MIXED MOO is aimed at all ages from 0-5 years

TUESDAY – Willow Farm, Wigginton, York – 10:15 Baby Moo, 11.15 Mixed Moo
FRIDAY –  Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe, York – 10.00 Baby Moo, 11.00 Mixed Moo

Contact:
E: moomusicwithstacey@gmail.com
T: 07561326268
FACEBOOK
WEBSITE


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Music at Heart Suzuki Music Classes 

Music at Heart 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.

 0-3 Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 and 11am

 3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm

 To find out more, and to book your free taster, visit www.musicatheart.co.uk

T: 07974 710307
E: heather@musicatheart.co.uk

2, Minster Court, YO1 7JJ


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My Baby Can Dance

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, Tadcaster Road YO24 1QG
9.30-10.15 & 10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance (from walking to age 4)
11.30-12.15 Newborn Can Dance (from birth to walking)

TUESDAY
Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe YO32 9ST
10.45-11.30 My Baby Can Dance

WEDNESDAY
Clifton Moor Community Centre, Rivelin Way YO30 4WD
9.30-10.15 My Baby Can Dance

THURSDAY
New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace, YO32 4AQ
11.15-12.00 My Baby Can Dance

FRIDAY
St Andrews Church Hall, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23 2QG
10.00-10.45 My Baby Can Dance (from walking to age 4)
11.00-11.45 Newborn Can Dance (from birth to walking)

SATURDAY
Millfield Fitness, Devonshire Court (off Green Lane) Rawcliffe YO30 5PQ
10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance

KATHERINE PEAK
T: 07714 210814
E: katherinembcd@gmail.com
FACEBOOK

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


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PramFit

Pramfit is a supportive fitness community for mums and babies. We know you are trying to get back to normal but normal now is a new kind of normal.

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
Compello Fitness
Clifton Moor

Contact us
T: 07534689575
E: Pramfit@gmail.com
WEBSITE


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Rhythm Time

see_child_progress_boostDo 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!

Tuesday
Easingwold,  St John’s RC Church Hall
10am Toddlers
10.45am Babies

Thursday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
10am Toddlers
10.45am Babies
11.30am Young Babies

Acomb Methodist Church
1.30pm Babies
2.15pm Toddlers

Friday
Acomb Methodist Church
10.20am Pre School
11am Toddlers
11.40am Young toddler
12.20pm Babies

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)

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK

 


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Sing and Sign


FREE Taster Session: Pocklington Methodist Church – December 4th, 10.15am

FREE Taster Session: Acomb Methodist Church – December 7th, Midday

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!

Monday – Belfrey Hall, York Centre
Stage 1 – 10am, Stage 2 – 11.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.30pm

Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.45pm

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 12.45pm

E: annagibbeson@singandsign.co.uk
T: 07811 651720
www.singandsign.co.uk
FACEBOOK


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Sounds Right Phonics Classes For Kids

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

E: sam@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Swimming with Linzi

Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment, from gaining water confidence to great stroke technique.

I offer baby, toddler and Pre-school lessons, on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning from 1 month – 4 years at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York.

Classes also run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 -10 years at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, from 3.30-6.30 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!

T: 07583 936246
E:linzifitness@gmail.com
FACEBOOK
BOOKING WEBSITE


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Tiny Toes Music

Tiny Toes Music is all about you and your baby, toddler or child playing and making music together and enjoying the magic of being surrounded by live music. Babies and children love songs, rhythms and music and benefit greatly from a musical environment. Music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development. But most of all, Tiny Toes Music is fun for all!
As a musician and mum, I founded 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. Tiny Toes Music is not a franchise, but an independent small York based business that only uses live music. There isn’t a CD in sight!!!

South Bank, Clementhorpe Community Centre . Tuesday, 10.00 – 11.00am
Acomb, Gateway Church . Thursday, 10.00- 11.00am
Haxby, St Mary’s Church Hall. Friday, 10.00am – 11.00am

Cost – £3.50 per session. Pay as you go.

E: nicolabetts@yahoo.com 
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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TinyTalk Baby Signing

Follow a weekly theme with songs and sensory activities to learn signs that can help your little one to speak before they can talk!

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

T: 07756 702071
E: rachelst@tinytalk.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Tumble Tots

13233103_525414854319368_3129724139736134928_nTumble Tots from 6 months to 4 years
Gym Bobs from 4 to 7 years

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

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

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

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

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

T: 01904 412381

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK

 


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Turtle Tots

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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.

Contact: Paula Stewart
T: 01423 210214
E: northyorkshire@turtletots.com

WEBSITE


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Water babies

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

Mon: 10:30 – 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
E: littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk

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Yoga For Modern Life

Yoga For Modern Life Logo RGBFriendly down to earth yoga classes that are the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of modern life. Yoga strengthens the body, improves flexibility and range of motion whilst clearing the mind and helping relaxation and sleep. It’s all good!

Everyone is welcome – regardless of fitness level, age, shape or size. In a busy world take some time to reconnect with yourself.

Mondays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | Manor Studios, 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

T: 07954 238424
E: yogaformodernlife@outlook.com

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Babes in Arms

For parents and their under 1s. Chocolaty treats, hot cuppas, heuristic play and great company from other people who are styling this thing out – same as you.
At the York Chocolate works Castlegate.
10am-12pm £6 a ticket.
No obligation booking recommended via the dinosaurs love fairy cakes website.

We hope to meet you soon. Roars and Sprinkles, Amy and Zoe


Daisy Foundation – Daisy Baby Tinies and Wrigglers

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)


Elfkins and Spritelets

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.


En Pointe Classical Dance School

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

T: 07557 355562

EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU


Everyman Cinema

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)


Katie Ventress School of Dance

A small, friendly dance school for children from 18 months – teenagers. Classes: ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre Dance and Musical Theatre. 

Classes run Monday to Saturday. Get in touch for times.
Venues are: James St, YO10 3DW & York Railway Institute, Queen st, York YO24 1AD.

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)


Kidslingo

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. Book your FREE Taster.

SPANISH 18mths-5yrs – Tuesday 9.30am @ Rowntree Park Reading Café YO23 1JU
FRENCH 4-8yrs – Thursday 4.00pm @ Huntington Library YO32 9QJ

Helen Westerby
T: 07815 765989


Lingotots

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


Monk Fryston School of Dance

Ballet, Tap & Jazz Technique at Monk Fryston Church Hall

Tuesday:
4pm-5pm Junior
5pm-6.15pm Inter
6.15pm-7.30pm Senior (12+)

Wednesday:
4pm-4.30pm Tiny Tots
4.30pm-5.30pm Junior
5.30-6.45 Inter

T: 07554 864882 (Miss Lucie) / 07736 717265 (Miss Annabel)


Nurtured Nippers Baby Sessions

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


Post Natal Yoga for mums with babies

Tuesdays 12.30pm-2.15pm
Wednesday 10.30 – 12.15pm
Fridays 12.45 – 2.30pm

Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street.

T: 07725 796583 (Alison Goodwin)


Ready Steady Mums

RSM York is a free walking group for mums and their babies. Pregnant ladies also very welcome.
Monday at 10am Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park (starts again on 3rd Sept 2018)
Tuesday at 10.30am Tang Hall Explore Library YO31 0HA
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 music groups.

Why have hundreds of York families signed up to Song Box music groups every term, for over 20 years? Book a session and find out! Groups all over York.

“I’ve made fantastic friends. Song Box is a highlight of my family’s week”

T: 07855 126408


Spotlight Dance

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

Mini Street
For those little movers age 4+ wanting to learn the latest dances, have fun and play games.
Fridays 3:45-4:30

For a full list of classes please contact us:

T: 07565 96199


Starbrite Studios

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


Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Acomb
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Bishopthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

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

Copmanthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

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

Dunnington
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

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

Haxby
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Poppleton
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Strensall
Tuesday from 11-11.30am

Tang Hall
Every weekday 10-10:30am and Saturdays 10:30-11am

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


Storytime – The Bothy at Deans Garden Centre

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


Term time activities at the Web Adventure Park

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


Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance provides dance classes for children and adults in and around the York area that are FUN, FRIENDLY and DISCIPLINED. There are a wide range of classes to choose from including: Ballet, Acro, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Street Dance, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Zumba

Free trial classes available.

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )