Playgroups York

Monday Playgroups

Find your Local Playgroup in York on a Monday

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. 

Boddlers runs from Wigginton Recreation hall Monday- Thursday 9.30-11am.

The cost of the session is £2.50 for children under 12 months and £4 for children over 12 months. This is paid half termly.

Each week the sessions are themed and there are craft activities as well as tea and coffee for the parents. There is also baby weighing scales to use during each session.

The Boddler session provides parents and carers with the opportunity of meeting others in a warm and friendly atmosphere, providing opportunity to form new friendships through the shared experience of caring for children. Our Boddler sessions run four times a week; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am-11am at Wigginton Recreation Hall. Looking after and caring for children is extremely rewarding but can also be a time when we appreciate having others around us who understand some of the challenges of the job, whether as a parent, grandparent, childminder or anyone else responsible for a child. Parents/carers remain with and are responsible for their children throughout the session.

Parents and carers are greeted by staff that are happy to see you and your child/children. The environment is planned to cater for the developmental needs of children and our staff are available to chat about any issues involved with caring for children, so please feel free to make use of their experience and knowledge of children.

01904 758717
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Bishopthorpe Pre-School Playgroup – Tiny Tots

Mondays & Fridays: 10.00am to 11.30am, Bishopthorpe Village Hall

These sessions are an ideal opportunity for parents/carers to introduce their children to the various activities organised by our Playgroup staff, whilst being able to have much needed social interaction with other children.

T: 07926 573100 (Carol)

Copmanthorpe Sticky Mitts and Tiny Tots Birth-4yrs

Mondays 9.45-11.15 & Wednesdays 9.45-11.15

A safe, friendly, social group run by qualified Early Years Staff from Panda Preschool.
Enjoy toys, crafts and other activities also group songs and rhymes.
Baby weighing scales available.
Registration and prebooking required.

Copmanthorpe Methodist Church YO23 3ST

T: 07743 848541

Heworth Christ Church Babies & Toddlers

Running from Monday 13th September 2021

The group is run by friendly, welcoming church members who have been DBS checked and have had First Aid training.

We offer a large safe space in a Purely play environment (that is no drinks/snacks/singing or story time) for parents/carers to play with their children and meet and chat with others in a similar situation. We will willingly pray with anyone on request about any situation. We ask that all non-exempt adults wear a face covering. We have ample parking and an area for pushchairs.

Mondays 1.30 – 2.45 (Term Time Only), Christ Church, Stockton Lane, YO31 1JG

T: 07503172294 (Anne), 07910156755 (Rosemary)

Facebook: Heworth Christ Church Toddlers

Knitting Mums – Acomb Library (Monday)

10am – 12pm Acomb Explore Cafe.

Free Entry. Group for parents and carers of under 3’s to sit and have a knit and chat (or crochet, sew, card making, whatever your chosen craft is!). Yummy coffee and cakes available from the library cafe. Bring a toy or two to share, and your knitting

Monday Monkeys

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)

NCT Coffee Morning – Fulford & Fishergate

Mondays 10:00am in Fulford.

We are a friendly group of local parents who meet weekly outside for a chat & coffee!

Places must be booked through our Facebook page – ‘NCT Fulford & Fishergate’.
It’s completely free and you don’t need to be an NCT member to come along.


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
T: 07931154561

St Pauls Toddler Group

St Paul’s Toddler Group 9:30-11:15 term time only. Suitable from birth to 5

It’s a friendly group run by volunteers. There are lots of toys for the children to play with and a great opportunity for the adults to meet.

T: 01904 658820

Stamford Bridge Pre School Playgroup

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

Stepping Stones at Holy Redeemer Acomb

We are a group for 0-5 year olds and their grown ups at Holy Redeemer Church in Acomb.

We are free of charge, our sessions run from 10-1130am on a Monday morning. We finish each week with child friendly worship in the church. Please book a place by phoning: 07890307379

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Explore York Libraries and Archives are starting under 5 story times again, but they are not available in all libraries yet. You need to book for many of the sessions and will find all the up-to-date information at or by checking at your local library.

For more details about the sessions and libraries below see our post HERE

Thornton Le Clay Village Hall Community Coffee Morning

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!

Thornton Le Clay Village Hall, Low Street, Thornton Le Clay
T: Su 07889524526

York Steiner School: Parent and Child Groups

Weekdays: Mon -Thurs (indoors) from 9.30-11.30am and 10-11.15am on Fridays (outdoors) with extra Wednesday afternoon sessions from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Magical groups welcoming children up to 3 ½ and their families. Story-telling, music and an all natural nurturing environment supporting your child and you. Run by highly qualified and experienced EYFS leaders with your first session free! Please book early as often oversubscribed.

To book or for any queries, please go to our website or call 01904 654983