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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Baby Ballet

Hi! I’m Miss Lauren and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to children in the York area.

My babyballet class timetable can be found by following the link here where you can register for a three week introductory trial for just £15.

Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.
With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

See more at including our time table on the WEBSITE

I look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

T: 07572756316
E: york@babyballet.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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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

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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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Baby Sensory York & East York

baby sensoryAward-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…

Mondays
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YORK, YO23 1BW

Wednesdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT

Thursdays
Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall, YO41 4BN

Fridays
All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, YO26 6DF

For your local class leader’s contact details and to book a trial visit our website

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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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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Didi Rugby

Didi rugby inspiring fun, confidence and activity!!

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:

Sunday at Pocklington Scout Hut
9:00 to 9:40 – 18mths to 3yrs
9:40 to 10:20 – 3 to 4 yrs
10:20 to 11:00 – 4 to 6 yrs

Wednesday at Huntington Memorial Hall
1:00 to 1:40 – 18mths to 3yrs
1:50 to 2:30 – 3 to 4yrs

Wednesday at Millfield Fitness Studio,
3:15 to 4:00 – 18mths to 3yrs

For more details please call, email or visit our website or Facebook page
T – 07730596663
E – emma.cutress@didirugby.com
WEBSITE
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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Kindermusik with Cath Smithson

KindermusikWhere 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. Trial 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 Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
11.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
3.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 1 (5-6 yr olds)

WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
11.30am Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
3.00pm Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 3 (5-7 yr olds)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
11.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
2.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

SATURDAY: First Saturday of the month – VARIOUS LOCATIONS
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Saturday 1st September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
Saturday 3rd November 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
E: cathsmithson@live.com

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Mini Swimmers

Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers,  pre-schoolers & Primary School age children.
Get in touch to book a FREE trial lesson!
At Mini Swimmers our lessons are highly structured and use progressive practices to teach you how to teach your little one to swim.
We are passionate about promoting water confidence along with techniques to develop the core skills which could save their life.
We reward the children through the STA’s internationally recognised Starfish & STAnley Award Scheme.

Classes are held at Emperors Gym, Skeldergate, York on:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Primary school age on Saturdays)

T: 07825 997999
E: info@miniswimmers.co.uk

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER


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Minster School – Activities for Toddlers

Mini Ballet Classes for 2 – 4 years (Mondays @ 9.30)
To get your week off to an energetic and invigorating start, we are very pleased to be able to host ballet classes with Sarah Dickinson for our very youngest dancers each Monday at 9.30am in our new award-winning Nursery building.
Sessions work out at £3.50 each; to register for the classes, or to request further details, please contact Sarah directly on 07917 176418

Mini Yoga Classes (Wednesday@9.30)
If you want to learn and practise your yoga moves alongside your baby or toddler, Emel’s classes are just the thing for you. In a calm and relaxed atmosphere, Emel will guide you through, whether you are experienced or a total beginner.
Sessions work out at £3.50 each; to join the class, or for further details, contact Emel direct on 07835 410447.

Mini Football sessions (Thursdays@11.15)
To build confidence, skills and to just have great fun, this early introduction to ‘the beautiful game’ will be just right for your youngsters, both boys and girls.
Paul Burke is a hugely respected youth coach who works with Premiership clubs, both as a youth coach and as a talent scout. He has been a member of the PE coaching staff at the Minster School for a number of years now, and we are happy to host one of his very successful mini-football sessions here at the school.
Sessions work out at £3.50 each; so,if your youngster wants to let off some steam and learn the basics of ball control and generally have a whale of a time, contact Paul direct on 07765 883412 for further information.

The Minster School, Deangate, York, YO1 7JA


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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 Baby and Toddler Classes

FUN, MULTI-SENSORY Baby and toddler music classes in York

Here at Rhythm Time, our fun, award-winning baby classes will help your little one’s development through specially created musical activities.

You’ll enjoy 30 minutes of fun together including lots of exciting, multi-sensory activities such as bubbles (to help strengthen baby’s eye muscles), dancing (to help co-ordination and balance), exercises (for muscle development), massage, exploration, hand/eye co-ordination and speech development.  Plus, you’ll enjoy some great social time together with other parents and their little ones!

Rhythm Time are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association and we also have GOLD accreditation, so you’ll be sure that our classes are the BEST quality!

Come and join in the fun! We have classes right across York.
Mondays @ Piglets Adventure Farm, Strensall
Toddler class 10am
Baby/Young Baby 10.45am

Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby/Young Baby 10.30am

Thursday @ Dunnington Reading Rooms
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30
Young Baby 11.15

Friday @ St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30am
Young Baby 11.15
Spaces limited so don’t delay!

T: 07847 717403 (Rachel)
WEBSITE


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STORYMAKERS for 2-5 years with Mud Pie Arts

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Mud Pie Arts run weekly Storymakers sessions for 2-5 year olds at York Theatre Royal. Each week we explore a story book through craft and creative play. Parents are encouraged to join in, listen to and be led by their inventive children.

We like to make birds nests, mix royal chocolate cakes, train to be jewel thieves, build space rockets, save Grannies, advise lost dragons, bake bread, stick fingers in moon dust, dance, sing, hide, seek and have lots and lots of adventures!

Come and join in the fun at Storymakers!

‘Joshua (3) loves coming to the theatre for Storymakers and talks about it all the week long! I have been very impressed by the great activities they do, which have challenged and inspired my son. There is nothing quite like it!’

‘This is a wonderful experience for young children. A fun-filled morning where the children are encouraged to use their imagination through art and drama.’

Amelie’s Granny

Wednesdays term time. 10.15am to 11.30am
York Theatre Royal Café
£5 per child. Concessions available
Booking recommended:
Box office: 01904 623568
yorktheatreroyal.co.uk


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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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The Big Scream

11am at City Screen, Coney Street.
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are at the  price of £8.40 for adults and £6.40 for Members); babies come free. Only customers with babies will be admitted. Feeding, changing and playing in the aisles all okay!
T: 0871 902 5747
WEBSITE


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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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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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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


Froggy Legs Swim School

Children’s and Adults swimming lessons for all ages and abilities

For under 4 years
Carr junior school pool
Wednesday 9.30-11.00
Saturdays 8.30-9am

For 4 years plus
Carr junior school pool
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3.30-5.30
Saturdays 9-1pm

Stage 5+
Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm – St Peters School
Thursdays 5.30-7pm – The Mount School

T: 01904 339487


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)


Little Woodland Explorers

10.00 – 12pm Wednesdays. and Fridays, Malton Castle Garden

Weekly forest school sessions with parents/carers with young children.
Activities include muddy area, sensory painting, whittling, nature crafts, observing wildlife and seasonal treasure hunts, to name a few. Kelly Kettle is boiled for a hot drink at the end. Follow us on Facebook / Instagram.

T: 07949008887/ 01653 696232


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)


Northern Dance Academy

Northern Dance Academy offers Ballet and Contemporary classes for adults at beginner, improver and advanced level. Classes are based at the York Railway institute and taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn to dance. Adult classes are on a Wednesday and Friday evenings and a Saturday morning.

For more information contact Sarah.
York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418


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)


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


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


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


Tremendous Tots at Williams Den

10.00 – 12.00.

Every Wednesday in term time Williams Den put on an extra activity just for the undr 5s, Tremendous Tots. They take a walk through the meadow into the woods and do various craft, nature and imagination activities each week. Plus a story and biscuit around the camp fire!
Standard admission charges apply. To join in with Tremendous Tots is £2.50 extra.

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.


Wild Things Family Forest School

Wild Things Family Forest School offers a range of outdoor play and exploration opportunities – using real tools, bug hunting, den building, mud kitchen, campfire cooking…. Sessions run during term-time, (monthly)Saturdays and holidays. Sessions start at £8.50, from 18 months old, at Millthorpe School.

“Emma recently ran a forest school birthday party for my 5-year-old daughter, and it was really lovely. Highly recommend.”

RH, June 17

“We have been to several parties and loved all of them. Emma is fantastic with the kids. You can even have campfire with hot choc and marshmallows.”

JB, Nov 17

T: 07968 060182