Bilton and Bickerton Tots

An informal and friendly baby and toddler group. Thursdays 10am-11.30am at St. Helens Church, Bilton (along the Wetherby Road).
Toys, crafts, songs, stories and a healthy snack. We also have an area for outside play. £1.50 per child and £1 per sibling.
Come along and give us a try for free, everyone welcome!

T: 07733 261925

Cawood Babies and tots

New Group for babies and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age.

All Parents, Expectant mums, Grandparents and Carers welcome.

Come join the fun every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

£1.50 per session. Includes tea, coffee and a snack for the children.


Old Boys School, Cawood, YO8 3TP


City Tots

Thursday’s 10-11:30am

Run by York City Church, City Tots is a friendly, welcoming and free
group for anyone caring for pre-school aged children (0-5).
Mums, dads, grandparents and carers all very welcome!

The Citadel, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EA

T: 01904 541444

Elvington parent and toddler

9.45am – 11.15am.

There’s usually a range of children from weeks old to 3 years ish. Play, singing, a snack for littlies and a cuppa and chat for parents. £2.50. 50p per additional child.

The Village Hall, Main Street, Elvington. YO41 4AA

T: 01904 607515

Explore with York Pramblers

Fortnightly pram and buggy walking group.
Meeting at Acomb Explore Library at 9.30am Thursday mornings and finishing at the library in time for the 10.30am Storytime. See our Facebook page for dates and info as start location may change for special walks.

Contact Acomb Explore Library or our Facebook page.
T: 01904 552651

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

Grooving Toddlers

10am – 11am.  Fun and friendly music session for 6 months to 3 years, £1.50 per session, waiting list in opperation pleases call Chera Blower.

Clementhorpe Community Centre Lower Ebor Street, Southbank.

T: 07500 870350

Little Stars Group

10am-11.30am At the Living Word Centre on Huntington Road (the old Fossway pub  just round the corner from Yearsley Grove pool)

For under 2s. £1 per session including lots of coffee, cake and chat. Free parking.

T: 01904 471440

Little Friends Of West Bank Park in Holgate

We are a friendly community group, run by parents, who meet every Thursday morning in West Bank Park, York. Whatever the weather, school hols included, we spend a couple of hours in the woods and meadows of the Park, doing nature games and crafts, building or making things with materials we find, telling stories and singing songs.

We are open to all – with a contribution of £1 a family (to cover basic equipment) – so if you want to join us, see you on Thursday at 10am at the statue of Queen Victoria, at the top of the Rose Walk. (Bring something simple to share at snack time.)

Join the FACEBOOK GROUP for more information


Multitots York group is for twins and multiples aged between 0 to 5. Young siblings are welcome, as are older ones during school holidays.
We meet every Thursday in the Treehouse at New Earswick Children’s Centre, from 10.30 to 12.30.
Find us on Facebook – Multitots York Twin Group. You can also contact Katie for further info.

T: 07946 323876

Nurturing You & Baby

1pm – 2:30pm

This FREE group is aimed at supporting the formation of new friendships in the community and the sharing of early parenting experiences in a safe space – whatever your birth experience, however you choose to feed your baby.
Join us at this post-natal group designed to address the needs of new mums. An informal and friendly atmosphere will welcome you and your baby, offering information to questions around key topics in the early weeks and months as a parent. Space is limited – please book to avoid disappointment.

Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre

T: 07399 203720

Sheriff Hutton Parents, Babies and Toddlers Group

Thursday mornings Term Time only
Sheriff Hutton Village Hall, Finkle Street , Sheriff Hutton

A warm welcome awaits all parents, grandparents and carers with babies, toddlers and preschool children. The room is laid out attractively with art and craft activities, small climbing toys, water play and a baby area. Staff are on hand to chat with you, make you a cup of tea and introduce you to other parents. We have snack time, where we share a plate of healthy snacks and end the session with singing circle.

The health visitor attends on the first Thursday of every month. No need to book an appointment with her just turn up at the hall and you will be able to drop in and see her with your child.

We charge £3.50 per family (£2.00 if you only have a baby) to cover the cost of the hall hire, but no charge is made if you would struggle to pay this. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. We hope to see you there and get to know both you and your child.

St Edwards Baby and Toddler Group

St. Edwards Church (in the scout hut)
Tuesday & Thursday – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
We offer a friendly, relaxed, environment, caring staff and the chance for parents and carers to play an active part in their child’s pre-school learning. Drink, chat & Play,

T: 07952 002164

Stockton on the Forest Baby & Toddler Group

Stockton on the Forest Baby and Toddler group run every Thursday in the village hall from 9:30-11.30. We have a fantastic large space for the children, good quality toys. We provide snack for the children. Often a craft activity too. Please come and join us and see for yourself. £2.50 per family. Childminders with more than two children may ask to contribute slightly more.

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

Phoenix Under 5’s

Tweenies is a playgroup session for 2-3 year olds and is staffed by a Level 3 Childcare practitioner who leads free-play, themed craft activities and stories and song. Parents must stay in session until your child is 2.5 after which you have to option to leave your child if you wish.
Includes snacks and drinks for children and parents.
Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 – 11.30
£4 per session
£6 if you leave your child.

Parent-led baby group for 0-2year old babies and their carers. We have weighing scales on site for you to use and a range of toys. Includes a healthy snack and drink for children and a hot drink for parents.
Wednesdays 9.45 – 11.30
£2 donation

Park Grove School, York, YO31 8LP

T: 01904 554494