Below are all of the playgroups in York that run on a Monday. These tend to be informal groups in venues like church halls and community centres. There is usually no need to pre-book and you can just turn up (check before travelling) They tend to be less structured and you’re welcome to come along so your baby or toddler can play and you can chat to other parents.
If you’re looking for a more structured group like dancing, singing or sensory groups, for example, then check out the 0-5 Classes page here.
Updated 02/09/2020 – Group not currently meeting due to COVID.
A support network including facebook group and free playgroup for parents aged 21 and under with pre-school children and/or bumps!
Whether you’re winning at life or crying in a corner, we’re here any time!
Playgroup every other Monday 12 – 1.30pm
Q Church, Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET
Monday 10.00am-11.30am, Knavesmire Childrens Centre (Term time only). Free Play, snack, craft, story & songs for 0-5s. Drop in any time.
T: 01904 555255
Last updated 02/09/2020
Why not join our Covid19 offshoot of Tiny Tots…..Due to the virus this group is not able to run at the moment so we’re re-inventing ourselves and having an informal ‘Sunshine Social’ get together at 10am on a Monday and a Friday at a local sports field, until further notice…weather permitting!! For more information please call.
T: 07722 046184 (Carol)
Updated 13/08/2020 – We are hoping to reopen in the Autumn Term following COVID risk assessment.
Monday, Wednesday Term time 9.15-11.15am
Informal Drop in session for babies and toddlers (0-5yrs). Refreshments for adults. Opportunities to meet/socialise with other parent/carers EY Qualified staff – Toys, craft activities, song time, healthy snack £3 for first child. £1 for second. New mums and tiny babies will be made especially welcome. Quiet area with baby weighing scales.
Methodist Church Main Street YO23 3SU
T: 07743 848541
Drop-in, term-time only
£2 per family, first attendance free
Crafts/activities – Free play – Snacks – Story time and songs
Held at the community rooms in heslington church which is opposite lord Deramores school.
There is parking on-site at the church.
We look forward to meeting you.
T: 07708 155484
Updated 03/09/2020 – Group not running currently due to COVID.
10am – 12pm Acomb Explore Library Garden Room.
Free Entry. Lovely big room for mums of under 3’s to sit and have a knit and chat (or crochet, sew, card making, whatever your chosen craft is!) whilst little ones can have a run around in the beautiful library garden. Yummy coffee and cakes available from the library cafe. Bring a toy or two to share, and your knitting!
Updated 07/09/2020 – Group not currently meeting.
At Holy Redeemer church on Boroughbridge Road. New theme letter each week.
£1.50 snack & drink for little ones. Tea / Coffee for grown ups.
Come & join us for a fun & friendly atmosphere.
T: 07908862418 (Sam)
Updated 09/09/2020 – Group not currently running.
Mondays 10.00 – 12.00 term time only. For pre-school children and their parent/carer. This involves a short service, time for play , chat and drinks.
St Edward the Confessor Church, 304 Tadcaster Rd York, York YO24 1HE
T: 01904 709111
Mondays (Term Time) – 10-11.30am £1/child
A baby and toddler group led by volunteers. Lots of activities in various rooms. Tea/Coffee, juice and biscuits for children and adults. All are welcome. The building is fully accessible.
Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church, The Village, Haxby, York, YO32 2JJ
T: 01904 760592 (Sarah)
Updated 25/08/2020 – Group not currently meeting due to COVID.
Mondays 10:30-11:45am in Fulford.
We are a friendly group of local parents who meet weekly at each other’s houses for a chat & coffee!
Please visit our Facebook page for details on where to meet each week – ‘NCT Fulford & Fishergate’.
It’s competely free and you don’t need to be an NCT member to come along.
Last updated 11/09/2020
Monday at 9:30pm to 11:15am (term time only), small donations welcome. A group for parents, carers, babies and toddlers (0-3). We offer space to play, talk, listen to a story/Bible story, enjoy a drink/snack and end with a prayer. With covid our plans can change. Call in advance for more info!
Clifton Methodist Church, York, YO30 6AL
Updated 02/09/2020 – Group not currently running.
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!
Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York
09:30-11:30 every term time Monday. Only £2 (£1 for additional siblings).
Meet and make new friends over coffee while your children (0-5) play, sing and make their own friends in a safe environment. Dedicated baby area, lots of toddler activities and toys!
Rufforth Institute, Wetherby Road, York, YO23 3QB
Updated 08/09/2020 – Group restarting 14th September
9.30-11.30 Monday & Tuesdays. £5.50 per session 2-4 year olds, parents free to leave their children at these sessions to have fun in a safe environment.
St Chad’s Church, YO23 1EY
T: 07720377838 (Deborah Willits)
Updated 03/09/2020 – Group not currently running due to COVID.
Mondays 9.30am – 11am
£1 with drink and snack included for adult and child.
Find the Group on Facebook
St Pauls Church, Holgate (By the Iron Bridge)
T: 01904 658820
Last updated 05/09/2020 – Group not currently running
This welcoming and sociable group runs on Mondays in term time from 1-3pm. £2.50 per family which includes a hot drink for adults and a drink and snack for children. We have rotating toys and activities and finish the session with a song or story time.
Stamford Bridge Village Hall, Low Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1DZ.
T: 07736 877139
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
Tea & Tots runs during term time on a Monday from 10 till 11.30, at Wheldrake Village Hall.
It’s suitable for newborns up to children aged 4. Toys, crafts, singing & access to outdoor play. £2.50 and 50p for siblings. The price also includes a warm drink for the parent/ carer & snacks for the children.
T: 01904 448796
Every Monday 09:00 am – 11:00 am
A get together for young and old and those in-between! Pop in for chat, cuppa & snacks, and we have a box of toys for little ones 😊 Proceeds will benefit our Village Hall. Tasty Treats available!
Your first visit is free and we ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per family. Includes hot drinks, cake, fruit and juice/water. We sing and have story time. We have lots of different toys and a space for little ones, toddlers is for preschool children.
1.30pm – 2.45pm (term-time) Christ Church, Stockton Lane
T: 01904 422882 (Rosemary)
Weekdays 9.30 – 11.30 am
For children up to 3½ years and their carers. 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)