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Busy Bees Baby Development Group

LOGOEvery Monday 9.30-11am except Bank holidays

Come along and join in the different activities on offer at our informal baby group.

Activities include:- Babble to Chatter, sing and sign, parachute play, messy play plus lots more , or you can just sit and relax with the other mums.

All babies welcome up to 18 months old, sessions are free of charge plus there is no need to book.

For more information visit our website or call us.

T: 01904 674762 (Belinda)


All sorts

10am-11.30am. Knavesmire Childrens Centre (Term time only)

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

T: 01904 555255


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

Contact Jennie on 07949 785461

Bishopthorpe Tiny Tots

10am – 11.30am, suitable for 0–2½ years.

These are informal drop-in sessions, organised on a pay as you go basis – lots of toys, crafts, ride ons, baby corner and tea/coffee for the adults followed by childrens snacks/drink and songs.

£3.50 per session for over 1’s. £2 per session for under 1’s. Additional children over 1 are £1, additional children under 1 are free.

No need to book, just turn up. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bishopthorpe Village Hall Main Street, Bishopthorpe (Parking available right outside or you can catch the No 11 bus)

T: 07949 785461


Copmanthorpe Sticky Mitts and Tiny Tots Playgroup

Monday, Wednesday 9.15-11.15am Methodist Church Main Street

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: 07716 653801

Foxwood drop in

Mondays (closed bank holidays) & Thursdays (term time only)
9.45am – 11.15am
A drop in group run by volunteers for families and carers with children under 5 years.
A huge range of activities for all ages.
Inside & outside play.
£1 per family. £2 for Child minders with 3+ children.
Foxwood Community Centre

Fulford & Fishergate NCT coffee morning

The NCT Fulford & Fishergate coffee morning is held every Monday times vary (sometimes in morning, sometimes in afternoon to accommodate current members).
Please visit our fb page for more details and locations (it varies each week) ‘NCT Fulford & Fishergate’
It’s free to attend, you don’t have to be an NCT member and it’s a great opportunity to meet other parents local to the area – Hope to see you there!

Heslington Pre-School Toddler group

Mondays 9am-11am
Drop-in, term-time only
On the grounds of Lord Deramore’s Primary school (YO10 5EE)
£2 per family, first attendance free
Crafts/activities – Free play – Snacks – Story time and songs
We look forward to meeting you.

T: 07708 155484

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.
£1.75 snack & drink for little ones. Tea / Coffee for grown ups.

Come & join us for a fun & friendly atmosphere.

T: 07745 001966 (Emma)

Little Cherubs – Escrick

Weekly Little Cherubs Baby and Toddler Group, 2pm Mondays at St Helen’s Church, Escrick. For babies and pre-school children together with parents, grandparents and carers.
Come along for playtime, chat, stories, action songs and lots of fun, while making friends. No fee & refreshments provided.

Please contact us for further information.

T:  01904 720803

Rufforth Dots, Tots & Toddlers Stay & Play

10am – 12pm

£3 per session

Rufforth Pre-School, Rufforth Institute, Wetherby Road, York

T: 01904 738751 (Stephanie)
E: [email protected]


St Chads Playgroup

St.Chads Playgroup are now running the autumn term Playgroup on Mondays and Tuesday mornings 9.30-11.30 £5.00 per session
Leave your 2 -4 year olds to have fun in a safe environment contact Deborah Willits

T: 07720 377838

Stamford Bridge Baby and Toddler group

Every Monday 1:30-3 Village Hall, Low Catton Rd. £2 per family.
Amazing space indoors and out for children under 5 to come and play. Snack time for mamas and babes provided. Song time or storey to finish.
Pre school also run sessions throughout the week age 2 to 5. Rising Stars group in preparation for school with phonics, PE, baking etc

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) 10.30am – 11am

Wednesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
July 2016: Haxby Explore is currently operating from Oaken Grove community centre as a temporary measure following structural problems. See details on the Haxby Explore webpage.

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Mondays 3.30pm – 4pm (Exciting brand new storytime starting Mon 12 Sep)

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

St Pauls Playgroup

9.30am – 11am, St Pauls Church (By the Iron Bridge)
£1 with drink and snack included for parent and child.
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Terrington Hall School Parents, Babies & Toddlers Group (0-4)

This free group runs during the term-time, every Monday 9.30-11am, and includes activities led by our Early Years staff; refreshments for all.

No need to book. Just come along!

Terrington Hall School, Terrington, York YO60 6PR

For term dates and queries, contact us on

T: 01653 648227

Toddlers at Christ Church

1.30pm – 2.45pm Christ Church, Stockton Lane

T: 01904 422882 (Rosemary) or 01904 425046 (Anne)

Wooley lambs

Wooley lambs meets at St Wulstans church, Foss Way ( end of Dodsworth Ave) it’s on Monday in term time 9.15-11am for 0-5s, toast teas and coffees for a small donation, lots of toys, storytime, singing and a craft. Lovely mums (and the odd dad). All welcome.