Playgroups York

Friday Playgroups

Bishopthorpe Pre-School Playgroup – Tiny Tots

Birth – 3years
Mondays & Fridays 10.00am – 11.30am, Term time only, Drop in sessions – no need to book
£3.50 per child over 1 year, £2.00 per child under 1 year
Includes craft/playdough/baby corner/books/puzzles/creative play/large apparatus/sit’n’rides/refreshments/singing circle

‘My daughters been going since she was around 4/5 months and love it! Lots of different age appropriate areas to play, snack at 11:15 which is milk or water and some banana,bread and Cheerios and then song time until half past! She benefits from every part of the group and I love how it has a little routine that all the kids get used to.’

KB, Feb 2018

Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA (Parking available right outside or you can catch the no 11 bus)

T: 07949 785461 (Jennie)

Cotton Tails Playgroup

Friday 1pm – 2.30pm
A parent led playgroup of volunteers. A group of lovely mummys getting together once a week to support each other and stimulate our childrens minds.
£1 per family and £2 for carers with 2 or more children.
Westfield Childrens Centre, Askham Lane, Acomb, YO24 3HPP
T: 01904 555288

Huntington Kinder Tots

Friday 9.30-11.00am

Huntington Kinder Tots is a community-based parent and family group established specifically to service the local village of Huntington and surrounding areas. We encourage families to come along to share experiences so that we can grow and play together.

Huntington Memorial Hall, Strensall Road

T: 07534 348263 (Rachael)

Jellytots at York Baptist Church

Term time Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am-11.30am
York Baptist Church (use door facing Priory St).
50p voluntary contribution.
Suitable for babies & toddlers with their parents/carers.
Lots of toys; includes a craft activity and song time to finish. Drinks and snacks available (free).
Join the facebook page ‘Jellytots parent and toddler group (York)’ for the most up to date information

‘Can recommend Jelly Tots.’

KL, July 2018

‘One big room, lots of toys, craft, snacks and tea/coffee for you. Everyone is very friendly.’

SW, Sept 2019

York Baptist Church, Priory St, YO1 6EX

T: 01904 640124

Jingles Playgroup

Friday 10-11:30am (term-time only)

A friendly, relaxed baby & toddler group with a play area as well as tea/coffee and snacks for the little ones.

‘Lots of lovely supportive helpers xx I went with my first and then we went even when his baby brother was only 3 days old.’

SJ, Sept 2018

Clifton Parish Church, York, YO30 6BH

Osbaldwick Toddler Group

Drop in Group
Every Friday
9.45 am – 11.15am

Come along and meet other parents/ carers,
Play activities for your baby and child 0-5 years
Information and advice on play.

Osbaldwick Primary School (site), Osbaldwick Lane, YO10 3BT
T: 01904 552320

Poppleton Under Fives

Popp & Play

A drop in stay and play session for children 0 – 4 years offering a range of fun role play, craft, outdoor play and musical activities. Snack included.

£3 first child, £2 subsequent children
Fridays 9.15am-11.15am

Baby Cafe

Informal drop in session and social meet up.  Baby toys are available. Baby weighing scales available at every session!

£2 entry includes hot drink and cake
Fridays 9.15am-11.15am

‘Really friendly group, Mums, Dads and grandparents go.’

CI, Feb 2018

‘It’s lovely they have toys out so the babies and roll around and we have tea and cake.’

AJ, Feb 2018

Methodist Church Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DP

Rawcliffe Little Stars Baby & Toddler Group

Fridays (term-time) 9:30-11:30am

We have fun activities, great toys, arts & crafts, baby area, singing and refreshments for both children and adults. Suitable for ages 0-5.

£2 for age 1 and over/£1 for under 1’s

Rawcliffe Recreation, St Marks Grove, York, YO30 5TS

T: 07907 678386

St Chad’s Parents & Toddlers

Drop in playgroup. Term time fridays. 9.30-11.30 – £2

All preschoolers and their carers welcome. Friendly group with tea and toasted treat’s for the adults, snack for the toddlers. Play, baking, story and singing. Optional activity in the church.

St Chad’s church hall, Campleshon Rd.

T: 07921406178

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

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

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

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.

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


Parent, Baby and Toddler Group
West Thorpe Methodist Church, YO24 2PN
Fridays 9.30 – 11 am during term-time

Time to play and chat
Bible story, songs and prayers
Craft activity
Drink and biscuit provided
No charge – donations welcome
For more details contact Becky.

‘It’s a lovely group. X’

SM, June 2019

‘Very friendly group. x’

RL, Jan 2019

T: 01904 703666

York Steiner School Parent & Toddler Groups

Weekdays 9.30 – 11.30 am

For children up to 3½ years and their carers.
Come together for a relaxing time in a friendly and supportive environment.
We provide natural play materials that nurture the child’s senses and stimulate creativity.
Groups are run by experienced members of our Early Years staff.

‘The parent and toddler groups at the Steiner school in Fulford are lovely! Small groups, free play for the toddlers, craft for the adults and toddlers sometimes too, snack for everyone and then ring time songs and story.’

AH, Jan 2019

The York Steiner School, Danesmead, Fulford Cross, Fulford, York, YO10 4PB
T: 01904 654 983 (Book your first free taster session)