Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

Wednesday

Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Wednesday in York

Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Wednesday.

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.


Ainsty Gymnastics and Trampoline Club pre-school play gym sessions at Energise, Acomb.

Little Rollers– 6 months-walking. This class is available to anyone but is primarily for parents with children in the Hoppers  or Jumpers who have a sibling who want to join in. Parents remain with their child and dip in and out of the session as they see fit. This is pay as you go. If you bring them and they fall asleep then you don’t need to pay. £5.00

Little Crawlers– Walking-2 years. Parents are fully involved with supporting their child around the available equipment. Listen to the teaching points and then encourage your child to practice gymnastics skills. £5.00

Little Jumpers– 2 years-3 years. Parents begin to step away and allow the coaches to teach the gymnastics skills. Children move around the different activities, but the coaches make it more demanding and challenging. £7.50

Little Hoppers– 3 years-school. In this class children there should be little or no parental support. Staff will help guide you child on the equipment to further develop their balance, coordination, motor skills and sense of achievement. £7.50

Classes are as follows:

Wednesday & Friday 11.20am-12.20am & 12.30-1.30pm

Friday also 1.45pm-2.45pm

Please note all age classes take place at the same time and classes are capped at 12 children with 3 coaches.


07856 602199
rob@ainstygtc.co.uk
www.ainstygtc.co.uk

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

My babyballet class timetable can be found on the website 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!


07572756316
york@babyballet.co.uk
babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/york/

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Come 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.


0333 8008 345
info@babyswimmers.co.uk
www.babyswimmers.co.uk

Award-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
Pocklington Cricket Club, YO42 2HA

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.


07790759333
york@babysensory.co.uk
www.babysensory.com

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City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. The Cinema has various screenings suitable for families alongside its normal films.

Big Scream
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old, every Wednesday morning at 11am. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday.

Toddler Time
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Kids’ Club
Our popular Kids’ Club screenings are every Saturday morning, for children aged 3 – 12. There are activities in the cinema screen from 10.30, followed by a film at 11.15. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.50 each.

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please telephone or visit the website to book.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL


0871 902 5747
enquiries@picturehouses.co.uk
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/Whats_On

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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!


07971 130611
dinosaurslovefairycakes@gmail.com
www.dinosaurslove.co.uk

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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 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?!


01904 360 500
info@energiyork.com
www.energiyork.com

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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 Level 2/3: Wiggle & Grow (2.5-4 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
3.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (walking-2s)
4.00pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 1 (5-6yr old)

TUESDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 3 (6-7 yr olds)

WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
10.00am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
11.00am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Family Time: Laugh & Learn (0-4 yr olds)
3.00pm Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church Vestry, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
1.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2yr olds)
2.00pm Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)
3.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5yr olds)

SATURDAY: Occasional – Various Locations
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Contact Cath for details of the next dates for these.

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher


01904 636760/07982 607674
cathsmithson@live.com
www.kindermusikwithcath.co.uk/

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Do you want to ride a unicorn or fly to the moon? ‘Magical Adventures’ is an active adventure class for 13 month – 4 year olds. Jump on board the ‘Magical Adventures train’ with Sam Squirrel for a different adventure destination every week, incorporating sensory activities, dance, music, imaginary play and structured games.

Separate classes for 3 – 4 year olds give them the opportunity to build their confidence and independence in a more challenging class, whilst still having lots of fun! These classes have a greater emphasis on communication skills, partner / team work and creative problem solving. They build on key concepts already introduced in the younger class including shapes, counting, sorting, colours and time.

Book a 3 week trial for an introductory special offer of £15.

Classes take place on Monday mornings in Bishopthorpe, Monday afternoons in Strensall, Tuesday afternoons in Haxby, Wednesday mornings in York city centre, Thursday afternoons in Huntington and Friday mornings in Acomb.

For more information and to book your place visit the website.


07983 465691
lyndsay@magicaladventures.co.uk
www.magicaladventures.co.uk

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:
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Primary school age on Saturdays)


07825 997999
info@miniswimmers.co.uk
www.miniswimmers.co.uk

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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


07976 472931
victoria@musicatheart.co.uk
www.musicatheart.co.uk

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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


07714 210814
katherinembcd@gmail.com
mybabycandance.com/katherine-peak-york/

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Nurturing a love of reading for life

Reading Fairy sessions for 1-5 year olds have been created by early reading experts to develop the crucial building blocks for reading and language development. Sessions include multi-sensory and performance storytelling, nursery rhymes and songs, phonics games and book time. We believe in learning through play and activities are introduced by five lovable characters; Reading Fairy, Phonic Fox, Chat Cat, Music Mouse and Book Bear.

Weekly classes:

Wednesdays- Costa Coffee Haxby
9.30am: Reading Recruits 3-4 year olds
10.30am: Toddler Tales 1-2 year olds
11.30am: Story Stars 2-3 year olds
Fridays- The Poppleton Centre, Poppleton
9.30am: Toddler Tales 1-2 year olds
10.30am: Story Stars 2-3 year olds
11.30am: Younger Reading Recruits 3-3 1/2 year olds
1pm: Reading Recruits school starters September
Trial 3 sessions for £12
3 session trial FREE to ‘Baby Sensory’ graduates entering the 1-2 year old Toddler Tales group

07739961391
york@readingfairy.com
www.readingfairy.com

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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 10.45am
Young Baby 11.25am

Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30am
Young Baby 11.15am

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!

Mums2Be preview offer – expectant parents can book to come and watch one of our young baby sessions for free


07847717403
rachelm@rtfg.co.uk
www.rhythmtime.net/rm29

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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!


07583 936246
linzifitness@gmail.com
swimming-with-linzi.class4kids.co.uk

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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
10:40am-11:40 Baby Signing
Wednesday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre
1:45-2:45pm Baby Signing
Thursday – Hob Moor Children’s Centre
1:30pm-2:30pm Baby Signing


07756 702071
rachelst@tinytalk.co.uk
www.tinytalk.co.uk/natb

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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: 10:00 – 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.


01904 607110
littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/lp/baby-swimming/yorkshire-north-and-east

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Dalby Diddys

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

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.

‘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

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

‘Froggy legs has been great for my two, mine didn’t like putting their head under water when they started, now they are doing great in stage 4 and 8!’

LE, June 2019

‘Suzanne Craske at Froggy legs is lovely.’

ST, June 2019

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.

‘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)

Minster Mice

Minster Mice welcomes all pre-school children and their parents/carers to the Minster. We meet in the Lady Chapel at the far end of the Minster, on set Wednesdays from 10.00 am till 11.00 am. Entry is free. Each session we do craft, sing songs, hear a Bible story, and have refreshments. It’s relaxed, fun, even silly.

T: 01904557282

Moo Music

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.

T: 07791455106

Mum’s and Toddlers Swimming

Wednesday’s 1:30-2:30pm

We’re a volunteer run community group offering a friendly and relaxed swimming environment for women and preschool children. Lifeguard on duty and toys to play with. No booking required – just come along and swim.

£2.50 – adults/£1.50 – children (No pre-booking necessary)

New Earswick Swimming Pool YO32 4AQ

T: 01904 766937 (Margaret)

Northern Dance Academy

We offer ISTD Ballet & Tap dance and Contemporary classes for all ages. NDA delivers the Arts Award qualification validated by Trinity College London allowing students to participate in creative and exploratory dance activities. We also offer Over 55’s Ballet & Tap classes. All classes are taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn.

‘Northern dance academy is fab 🙂’

CL, July 2019

‘My daughter does adult tap and contemporary at Northern Dance Academy and loves them both x’

JS, Oct 2018

York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418 (Sarah)

Post Natal Yoga for mums with babies

Tuesdays 12.30pm-2.15pm
Wednesday 10.45am – 12.30pm

£8.50 (Book in advance)

Stables Yoga Centre, Nunmill Street.
T: 07725 796583 (Alison Goodwin)

PramFit

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

T: 07534689575

Ready Steady Mums

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 music groups

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

Starbrite Studios

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

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
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.

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

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.

T: 01430 472230

Turtle Tots

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

Web Adventure Park Baby and Toddler Sessions

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

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 Hill who runs it is amazing.’

JB, June 2019

‘Wild Things Forest School is fantastic!’

HW, June 2019

T: 07968 060182

York City Gymnastics Foundation

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