Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Tuesday in York
Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Tuesday.
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.
Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to 18 months.
These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to 18 months 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.
First session is a free taster.
Please contact me if you would like more information
Visit our brand new fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY
New Terms for January 2020 – 6 week terms commence on 7th or 9th Jan. Bookings now being taken.
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 adults too but don’t worry if you have never done any yoga as these classes are predominantly aimed at little ones, although we may throw in the odd downward dog or cat stretch for grown ups too!
Classes are age appropriate and are split between Non mobile babies and Shufflers, Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers.
Tuesdays: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road
Baby Bumpkin Explorers – Shufflers, crawlers & wobbly toddlers 12.30 – 1.15 (Cost £6) Book here.
Baby Bumpkin – Non mobile babies 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.30 – 14.30 (Cost £6.95) Book here.
Thursdays: Little Green Rascals, Tadcaster Road (you don’t have to be using the nursery to attend this class)
Baby Bumpkin – Non mobile babies 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.15 – 14.15 (Cost £6.95) Book here.
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 Ralph Butterfields Primary, please contact us for details.
At Baby Swimmers we follow the Starfish Awards, so little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided in the future. We play games and sing songs which are skill related and also teach water safety skills so they can learn to swim back to the side, hold on and climb out when they are strong enough.
Our structured classes work towards this and are also fantastic for bonding with your little one, as well as enjoying yourselves in a fun relaxed atmosphere, which we always ensure is at your little one’s own pace including underwater swims. Babies use their natural reflexes when they are in water, so it is always a good idea to start as soon as you can, as swimming is a great workout and helps to strengthen their muscles and also increases alertness.
For toddlers we follow the STA Stanley Awards, so again little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided. For this age group we still sing songs and have fun with games and also start to teach the basic strokes, continuing with water safety skills and teaching your toddler to hold on, turn, then push off the side to swim to you independently. Classes will focus on floating, learning to tread water, rolling, push and glides, diving for sinkers and more.
Swimmers Academy is for our older swimmers where we focus on stroke technique and stamina, classes run for any age from Beginners and go through to Gold also incorporating Lifesaving Awards.
All teachers are fully qualified with specialist training for your little ones. Our classes are child led to ensure each child is taught and developed at their own pace.
We Swim at Best Western Kilima Hotel, Emperors Leisure Centre, New Earswick Pool, Pocklington School, Robert Wilkinson Primary School, Roko & Stamford Bridge Junior School
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.
Salt Revive 85 Mill Lane, Beverley, HU17 9DH
Hello mumblers! My name is Hayley and I run diddi dance in York – a fun and funky award winning dance class, suitable for boys & girls from 18 months (or confident walkers) to 4 years old.
diddi dance classes explores 16 different dance styles including rave, bollywood, hip hop, disco and many more! Each class is jam packed with action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops, ribbons and much more all to our own original, funky music, to help children’s coordination, rhythm and both gross and fine motor skills. Our classes also enhance the EYFS framework with body part awareness, language development and social skills.
Classes are booked each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class and we now offer PAYG (subject to available places) for £6.60 per class. Sibling discount is also available.
diddi dance is also suitable for Nursery/After School settings and is available for Birthday Parties! Please see my FB page for more information/prices.
For details of all my classes please see my timetable.
I also offer FREE TRIALS to see if diddi dance is a class that’s right for you and your little one!
To book your FREE TRIAL or for any other information please get in touch!
Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes is now serving up regular eats, treats, roarsome play and opportunities to meet new friends across York!
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, treats baked fresh by Melk, gorgeous sensory toys for the babes 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 10.30 until midday. £8 entry gets you toddler and pre schooler play time and pizza for everyone plus hot drinks and home made lemonade. £3 for every additional child and £5.50 for any additional pizzas for your party.
On alternative Fridays you can find us hosting Little Stompers from 10.00 until midday. A group specifically for children under 2 at Spark:York. £6 entry gets you hot drinks, treats baked fresh by Melk, gorgeous toys for the Stompers to play with and a craft activity for you to do together. £3 for every additional child.
For more info, and to book a place on any of these events visit our website.
Roars & Sprinkles!
Dream Time is like no other Baby Massage Class you will ever go to.
Since its creation over 18 years ago, Dream Time has won awards, gained CPD accreditation and holds Level 3 qualification with Open Awards. Dream Time teachers are among the UK’s most highly qualified baby massage therapists.
Dream Time combines gentle song, yoga, dance and massage. Our classes provides the perfect combination of baby time and parent time, leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to talk about anything and everything.
Now Dream Time has come to the York area. Located just 8 minutes along the A19 from the Designer Outlet , with free parking, the classes run from the brand new Dream Time Space. In a beautiful location, close to a nature reserve, the Old Granary at Riccall is the perfect setting for a relaxing and nurturing time with your baby. Each session followed by a leisurely drink and homemade cake.
Remember, touch is the first means of communication and a regular massage can help with colic, sleeplessness and muscle tone.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block
Energi Toddlers is the ultimate place in York to bring your 2 – 5 year olds. With dozens of interconnecting trampolines, foam blocks, Disney soundtrack and our super friendly staff, your little one will be grinning ear to ear. Best of all, we let you jump for free, so the fun’s not limited to your little ones!
Energi Toddler runs every weekday at 10am-1pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 9-10am during term time. You can choose the meal deal option which includes the 3 hour bounce session (mid week only), a hot meal for the toddlers and a cup of squash for just £9.25. Our huge café is the perfect place to refuel after your session with our freshly brewed coffee, Ringtons tea and delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches.
Sessions cost £5.95 without the meal or £9.25 with the meal on weekdays per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!
Where Music and Learning Play!
Cath provides Kindermusik music & movement classes in and around York for children and their parents – right from brand new babies through to 7 year olds.
Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting.
Come and join our unique Kindermusik Community. Introductory class £5 (£8/two siblings).
PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL!
FOUNDATIONS: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1s), LEVEL 1: Sing & Play (1-2s), LEVEL 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3s), LEVEL 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5s), LEVEL 5: Young Child (5-7s), MIXED AGE: Family Time (0-7s)
MONDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce/Level 1 (0-16 months)
4.00pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 2 (5-6yr old)
TUESDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 4 (6-7 yr olds)
WEDNESDAY: The Blue House Bookshop, 10 Bootham, YO30 7BL
10.45am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church Vestry, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)
SATURDAY: Occasional – Various Locations
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Contact Cath for details of the next dates for these.
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
Music classes for children from birth based on an understanding of the whole child, led by qualified teachers and using high quality instruments.
Everyone experiencing these sessions comments on the sense of calm, the children’s focus and the incredible range of skills they develop, 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 locally – immeasurably more than just music lessons.
We introduce 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
The Citadel, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EA
My Baby Can Dance (1-4 years) and Newborn Can Dance (birth to walking) are award winning movement to music activity classes (voted Best Music class ‘17 ‘18 & ’19 in the Little Vikings awards). Closely linked to the early development stages and ideally suited for children from birth to 4years.
No upper age limit for special needs.
We run weekly interactive fun sessions combining movement, singing, instruments, numbers, colours, shapes and phonics.
The classes achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase memory and learning.
Classes run during school term time with payment being made at the start of each half term. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pay for the weeks remaining in that half term. Catch up classes are available if classes are missed. Discounts available for siblings attending the same class and child minders with multiple children.
Fun and relaxed Classes and above all else have a warm inclusive atmosphere for everyone attending.
Details of the timetable can be found HERE
(Formerly Sounds Right Phonics Classes York)
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
Friday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre South Bank
Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time!
Fun, quality classes that help develop a child’s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every child’s development.
A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures.
We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!
Every baby, toddler and pre schooler is an individual with great potential. We’ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.
We have new classes in York and would love you to join us!
Contact us to book your place. 4 classes for just £18!
‘Learning to sign with your little one can smooth communication when s/he is tired, hurt or frustrated, and give you insight into their wider needs and thoughts. Sing and Sign classes are fun and gentle, promoting responsiveness to your child, as well as being kept intentionally small (max 12 places in a class) so that each week you and your baby are in a comfortable, familiar space where you can make friends and enjoy quality time together. Combining action songs, props, pictures, musical instruments and a special cat called Jessie, each week centres around a theme with clear signs of the week that are revisited often so that you are able to consolidate your learning.
Never signed before? No problem, it’s easy! Not a great singer? Your baby (and we!) really don’t mind! You might be surprised how great you feel after a regular singing session, especially as each class lasts a full hour, with refreshments before class in most venues. Have twins? They attend as two-for-one!
Stage 1 – 6-13m
Stage 2 – 13-24m
Sing and Sign Babes – 1-6m
Monday – Belfrey Hall (York Centre)
Stage 1 – 10.15am
Stage 2 – 11.25am
Sing and Sign Babes – 12:30pm
Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 2 – 10.15am
Stage 1 – 11.30am
Sing and Sign Babes – 12:45pm
Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am
Stage 2 – 11.30am
Sing and Sign Babes – 12:45pm
5 week Sing and Sign Babes courses running from 24th Feb. Please get in touch for more details.
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 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!
Tumble Tots from 6 months to 4 years
Gym Bobs from 4 to 7 years
A programme that has been going for over 37 years! Tumble Tots and Gym Bobs sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child, structured according to the different ages/stages of a child’s development.
Sessions include climbing, balancing, agility and coordination as well as song time for language development.
Child psychologists/educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be part of every child’s education.
Enjoy quality time with your child teaching them ‘skills for life’.
Class information is as follows:
Monday – The Regen Centre, Riccall
Tuesday – Huntington Memorial Hall
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre
Friday – Acomb Parish Hall
Saturday – St Wulstans, Fossway
Mention Mumbler for a free taster session.
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. suitable for little ones from birth up to school age. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.
Mon: 10:00 – 12:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 9:30 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 12:00 – 15:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Tues: 9:30 – 11:00 Willow Lodge, Bubwith, YO8 6DQ
Wed: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Thu: 10:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Thu: 13:00 – 14:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 12:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 9:00 – 11:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Fri: 13:30 – 15:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 11.00 – 13:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Sat: 09:00 – 15:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 10:00 – 12:30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Sat: 13:30 – 16:30 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sun: 09:00 – 14:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Mention Mumbler Offer: For any MUMblers that book onto a course, just quote York MUMbler and we will send you a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with your starter pack worth £10.99!
For further information, please contact us.
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.
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.
Mention MUMBLERFREE for your first class free.
Weekly Tuesday sessions from June 4
The outdoors can be a magical adventure for our little explorers (aged 2-5 years old) and here at York Museums Trust we are excited to launch our ‘Museum Gardens Forest School.’ Children will be led through stories and adventures by our experienced Forest School qualified leader. Come along and join in our foraging, building, exploring and nature tracking activities that are designed to develop your little ones skills through fun and adventure.
Six weekly sessions lasting two hours, aimed towards children aged 2 – 5 years old. (You can book into just 1 session or as many as you want)
York Suzuki Early Childhood Education offers weekly music classes for children aged 0-3, with their caregiver. They are a chance to come together to celebrate the unlimited potential of every child. Our classes offer a calm, structured, nurturing space to engage with your little one through music.
The classes are run by trained SECE teacher, Laura Wingrove, who has over 10 years’ experience of teaching through the Suzuki method. Class sizes are small to allow each and every child to flourish and caregivers are supported at every stage of the journey. We use the beautiful SECE curriculum of nursery rhymes and action songs which is based on the teaching philosophy of renowned pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. Although many musical concepts are mastered within the classes, it was not Suzuki’s primary aim to create master musicians, but rather ‘human beings with beautiful, harmonious minds and high sensitivity’. We believe that by using the highest quality musical instruments, children are given the earliest opportunity to appreciate beauty, to treat the instruments with respect, and to play them properly, creating a beautiful sound themselves.
Tuesday 9.45 and 11.00 – St Edward the Confessor Church, Dringhouses
Thursday 9.45 and 11.00 – Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue
Daisy Baby Tinies combines baby massage, yoga, reflexology and calming techniques, alongside educational themes relevant to the babies’ developmental milestones, suitable from 6weeks to 4months. Babies older than 4months can then move on to the livelier Wrigglers classes. Classes run on Thursdays in Monk Fryston, and Tuesdays in Garforth.
T: 07743232656 (Kayleigh)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am – 12pm (term-time)
Forest School sessions for parents/carers with their pre-school children.
Sessions are free flow, allowing children to explore the woods at their own pace. There is den building, splashing in the stream, explorer camp, cooking over the fire, craft activities and more!
Dalby Forest Courtyard, Dalby Forest Drive, YO18 7LT
Book via the Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017
At En Pointe we teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We’ve got fantastic facilities at our dance studios in York. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work and Lyrical Dance.
‘En Pointe in York is excellent.’
SN, June 2019
‘My nearly 4 yr old boy does ballet there and loves it! They have a 2yr-4yr class pretty much every weekday and it actually is teaching the foundation of ballet through various activities/routines.’
AC, March 2018
Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
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!”
JR, Feb 18
“definitely worth every penny”
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!
‘The guys that run it (primary school teachers) are so, so great with the kids and my little girl is getting so much out of it.’
AH, April 2019
‘My two did football tots with Sara Blakemore, and absolutely loved it.’
EW, April 2019
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
‘Just had a great time at Hoglets. We did the story of Peter Rabbit. Love the variety of activities in the class. Definitely recommend ‘
HA, August 2018
‘Hoglets is a lovely little story and drama group, where you stay and join in with your child x’
EH, Jan 2018
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.
‘Great for all ages x’
KT, Dec 2018
‘Katie Ventress School of dance very highly recommend. Both my girls go and love going, such a happy place. Katie is lovely.’
KLU, Nov 2018
T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)
FUN, interactive & multi-sensory FRENCH & SPANISH classes for 0-11yrs. Our Multi Award-Winning classes are an action-packed combination of songs, games, stories & let’s pretend. FREE Taster available.
SPANISH 1-4yrs – Tuesday 9.30am
@ Rowntree Park Reading Café, York YO23 1JU
FRENCH 1-4yrs – Thursday 10.00am
FRENCH Home Education Group (mixed age 4+yrs) – Thursday 10.40am
@Piglets Adventure Farm, Strensall YO32 9ST
‘We go to French lessons with Kidslingo HelenW and she’s amazing we stay the whole session but I have seen my little boy get so much better as the classes go on xx’
KAW, Jan 2018
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 £4.95 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!
Tesco Askham Bar community room, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1LW
‘We go to Lingo Tots classes with Louise Lawrence which I would recommend x’
DH, Sept 18
‘I can definitely recommend Louise at Lingotots. She’s ace and my LG loved it 😁‘
BP, Feb 18
Mention YorkMumbler to get 10% off the cost of your first term
T: 07840 958270
We are a friendly community group, run by parents, who meet every Tuesday 10-11:30am in West Bank Park, York. Whatever the weather, school hols included, we spend a couple of hours in the woods and meadows of the Park, doing nature games and crafts, building or making things with materials we find, telling stories and singing songs.
We are open to all – with a contribution of £1 a family (to cover basic equipment) – so if you want to join us, see you on Tuesday at 10am at the statue of Queen Victoria, at the top of the Rose Walk. (Bring something simple to share at snack time.)
‘When I moved to York I started going to Little Friends of West Bank Park and the kids and I have made some friends for life through the group.’
GH, Jan 2019
Join the FACEBOOK GROUP for more information
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 11amNew Earswick Methodist Church HallPay as you go £6 per session5 sessions pre paid £27.50 (£5.50 per session)10 sessions pre paid £50 (£5.00 per session)
T: 01904 422457
‘My 14 month old and 3 year ten month old both love it!’
LK, Feb 2018
‘It’s really good!!’
CP, Feb 2018
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.
‘I tried out this new ‘mini dance’ class today with my little 3 yr old (with 1 yr old in tow) and she absolutely LOVED it! Doesn’t usually like to conform to group activities (she has her own ideas! 😂) but really joined in and the dance teacher, Elle, was great with all the kids and getting them involved.’
LJ, Jan 19
‘We went to mini dance this morning and I wanted to share as my (almost 4yo) lb LOVED it!’
SJ, Jan 19
Moo Music is a fun, interactive and multi-sensory music session for babies and pre-schoolers. We sing, sign, dance, explore, play and have lots of moosical fun to 120 original songs. Each week we go on a new adventure so why not book a FREE taster session! Find us on Facebook or contact Mel Manners.
Wednesday 10.45am – 12.30pm
£8.50 (Book in advance)
Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street.
T: 07725 796583 (Alison Goodwin)
PramFit is a supportive fitness community for Mums and Babies. We are Pre and Post Natal qualified and have plenty of experience in everything postpartum. Our classes run 9:30am at Unit 17c, Forrest Park Monday to Friday and 11:00am at Compello Fitness Monday to Friday!
‘They’re fab and would defo recommend. Xx’
HK, May 2018
‘Pramfit is fab!’
CC, Jan 2019
Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount
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
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!
‘Ready steady mums have a walk from millennium bridge. Worth a meet up with them.’
CS, April 2019
‘Ready Steady Mums walking groups are great.’
HG, June 2019
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.
‘I have been taking my 3 year old to these Songbox 4G sessions – bringing the old and young together in a Fulford residential home. We sing, dance, role play, and generally have a good chat and laugh with the ladies and gentlemen who live at the home.’
JB, Nov 2018
‘We’ve loved Song box.’
HA, Jan 2019
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.
‘Another vote for Spotlight Dance Academy – my 8yr old does Musical Theatre on a Saturday morning and she loves it – their shows are top class too x’
NT, May 2019
‘My 8 year old daughters loves it.’
EG, May 2019
For a full list of classes please contact us:
T: 07565 961993
Providing fun and inspiring performing arts sessions for children and adults as well as parties.
We celebrate individuality and versatility in our students and this can be seen from our success stories. We are professionally qualified, vibrant, and recognised as a fun and inspiring environment for people to be in.
Based in Shiptonthorpe and Upper Poppleton
‘Emma is amazing and my daughter (7) loves her class!’
LG, July 2019
‘Emma is great! Highly recommend x’
AP, July 2019
Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU
T: 01430 803170
For more details about the sessions and libraries below see our post HERE
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am
Tuesdays 10.30am -11am
Fridays 10.30am – 11am
Under 5’s Play morning: Wednesday 10am – 11am
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am
Thursdays 11am – 11.30am
Saturdays 11am – 11.30am
Duplo play session every Saturday morning from 10-11am
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm
Thursdays from 2.15-2.45pm
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm
Tuesday from 11-11.30am
Story and Rhyme times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 11 am
Playtimes: Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 – 11 am
Playdough sessions: Every weekday morning 11am – 12 noon in the Cafe.
Story and Play: Monday 10am-10.45am
Storytimes: Tuesday 10.30am-11am, Thursday 1.30pm-2pm
Rhymetimes: Wednesday 1.30pm-2pm, Friday 10.30am-11am
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
TurtleTots is a unique child centred Swimming School starting with Aqua Natal Yoga through to Baby, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers and older children. Our Teachers are trained Baby and Pre-school specialists; qualified to industry’s highest standards, they understand how babies learn and communicate. Lessons run most days in York,
Find us on Facebook or T: 01423 210214
Mention Mumbler for a 10% first term discount.
‘Turtle Tots are fab!’
HL, June 2019
‘We swim with Turtle Tots and our 18 month old loves it. They do weekend lessons too. Really recommend them, both Paula and Hayley are great teachers and my son has developed so well with them. Turtle Tots also offer catch up sessions if you miss one, do the underwater photo shoots etc.’
LK, Jan 2018
Every day, Monday to Friday during Term Times
Included in admission price!
Friendly adult and child sessions around different theme each week for babies (sitters or crawlers) or toddlers (walkers or talkers). The exciting programme of movement, song, crafts, messy play and sensory sessions are fun and designed to help your child’s development. All materials and equipment are free so you don’t need to bring anything with you – simply turn up and join in! Full programme on website.
Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH
T: 01904 692221
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
‘York city gymnastics foundation in Heworth has a toddler session which my 2 year old attends which she really loves xxx’
KF, June 2019
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.
Mention Mumbler for a free trial.
‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance, my 4 year has been going since 2.5 and loves it.’
EW, Dec 2018
‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of dance are brilliant. My daughter who is now 7 does ballet, Zumba and acro with them. She started age 5 and loves it.’
TG, Dec 2018
T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )