Playgroups York


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
Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA (Parking available right outside or you can catch the no 11 bus)
Contact Jennie on 07949 785461

Cotton Tails Playgroup

Friday 12.45 – 14.15

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

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

York Baptist Church, Priory St, YO1 6EX

T: 01904 640124

Museum Baby (Under 2’s)

10am – 11am

0-2 years. Baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including storytelling, songs, and sensory activities.

Sessions run during term time and rotate between York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.
Sessions are now FREE! (Museum admission applies for adults, free entry with a YMT Card). Booking Essential via Eventbrite.

T: 01904 650333

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

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

Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

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

Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Mondays 3.30pm – 4pm

Tang Hall
Saturdays 10.30am – 11am (storytimes) and Thursdays 10am – 10.30am (rhymetimes)

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

Teeny Tots & Tinys – Chapelfields

Every Friday 10 – 12
£1 entry fee per family (includes snack & refreshments) with the option to stay for lunch for 50p per child.

Sanderson House, Bramham Rd, York, YO26 5AR

T: Stacey – 07908842572 / Tracey – 07598401216

Tiny steps

Wednesday & Friday – 9.30am – 11am Term time only

£2.00 for the first child , extra child £1 (Max £3 to pay)
Includes a drink and healthy snacks. There’s planned play and craft activities that are supervised by qualified pre-school staff. Every 3rd Wednesday a health visitor is present. See Tiny steps Facebook page.

Stepping Stones, Hirst hall, Border Road, Strensall Camp, YO32 5SR (not on the base – turn right at mini roundabout)
T: 01904 442826

Tots time

Fridays at 9.30am term time

An hour or so of play, followed by snack time then songs and stories.
If the weather is good we may be outside (there is a secure lawned area).
Teas and Coffee (and maybe cake) for us older ones.
£1.50 per child.

Healaugh Memorial Hall, Healaugh, LS24 8BD
T: 07795302119 (Richard)


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.

T: 01904 703666

Wheldrake Baby and Toddler group

1.15pm – 3.00pm . Wheldrake Village Hall (term time only)
£2:50 plus 50p for siblings
Do you look after a baby, toddler or pre-schooler?
From newborn to 4 year olds about to start school, the children join in crafts, play, sing and eat snacks while you have a chat with other local parents, grandparents and carers. You don’t need to be from Wheldrake to come and make friends and have a chat.
For more information, contact Sandra Winfield.

T: 01904 448796

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