Playgroups York



Monday 10.00am-11.30am, Knavesmire Childrens Centre (Term time only)

Tuesday 1.30pm-3pm, Knavesmire Childrens Centre (Term time only)

Free Play, snack, craft, story & songs for 0-5s. Drop in any time.

T: 01904 555255

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

Copmanthorpe Sticky Mitts and Tiny Tots Playgroup

Monday, Wednesday Term time 9.15-11.15am Methodist Church Main Street YO23 3SU

Informal Drop in session for babies and toddlers 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
T: 07743 848541

Heslington Pre-School Toddler group

Mondays 9am-11am
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

Huntington Pre-school Playgroup

Huntington Pre-school playgroup for babies and toddlers and pre-school children.
Mondays term time from 9.15am until 11 am at Huntington Memorial Hall.
Only £3.00 a child for your children’s snack, a drink, tea and coffee and biscuits for adults.
Also join us for play, crafts, stories and songs.
T: 07927450902

Knitting Mums – Acomb Library

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!

Little Angels Baby & Toddler Group

Monday 9.30-11.30
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)

Little Apples Baby & Toddler Playgroup

Monday 1:30 to 3pm, term time only

£2 per child, (+50p extra sibling)
A friendly and welcoming baby and toddler group in the beautiful village of Appleton Roebuck. All little apples are welcome! Includes free play with toys, healthy snack and lots of fun.

Parish Rooms, Appleton Roebuck, York YO23 7DN
T: 07958 650480‬ (Laura)

Little Teds

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

NCT Coffee Morning – Fulford & Fishergate

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.


Monday at 9.15am – 11am (term time only)
A group for parents, carers, babies and toddlers (0-3). A place to meet friends and make new ones.
We offer: space to play, talk, enjoy a drink/snack, followed by a time to listen to a story/Bible story, singing and a short prayer.

T: 07931154561
Clifton Methodist Church, York, YO30 6AL

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
Wednesdays at 10:30 meeting at the YHA Water End in Clifton.
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

St Chads Playgroup

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
contact Deborah Willits

T: 07720377838
St Chad’s Church, YO23 1EY

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 an amazing space for under 5’s to come to explore and play with rotating toys and activities. We finish the session with a song or story time.

Stamford Bridge Village Hall, Low Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1DZ.

T: 07736 877139

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

Tuesday from 11-11.30am

Tang Hall
Every weekday 10-10:30am and Saturdays 10:30-11am

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

St Pauls Playgroup

9.30am – 11am, St Pauls Church (By the Iron Bridge)
£1 with drink and snack included for adult and child.
Find the Group on Facebook

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: Ness: 07968 390509 Su 07889524526

Toddlers at Christ Church

Your first visit is free and we ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.
Hot drinks and cake are provided and for the little ones we have fruit and juice/water
After snack time we break for singing and have a story.
We have lots of different toys and a space for little ones, toddlers is for preschool children.
We run term time only

1.30pm – 2.45pm Christ Church, Stockton Lane
T: 01904 422882 (Rosemary) or 01904 425046 (Anne)

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)