Playgroups York

Tuesday Playgroups

Does your little one suffer from asthma, eczema or allergies? Join us on a Tuesday morning 9.30 – 10.00 for our discounted salt therapy baby group. Children must be aged between 6 months and 3 years. Meet other parents going through the same struggles, whilst experiencing the healing powers of salt. Limited availability so please call to book.

Salt Revive is a new salt therapy centre in Beverley, for adults and children. They also run children’s yoga workshops and you can book a session in their family room at any time.

Salt Revive 85 Mill Lane, Beverley, HU17 9DH

01482 679453


Allsorts +

Tuesday 1:30pm-3:00pm (Term time only), 60 Southbank Avenue.

Free Play, snack, craft, story & songs for 0-5s usually based around a Bible story. Also set up early years type activities to fit in with the theme. All welcome, drop in any time.

T: 07709959248 (Jenny)

John Lewis – Parent & Baby Morning

Tuesday mornings – 9.30am – 11:30am

Join us every Tuesday morning to spend time meeting other parents or catching up with friends.
Enjoy unlimited filter coffee and tea when you purchase a scone.

The Place to Eat, 1st Floor, John Lewis, Vanguard shopping park, Huntington, York, YO32 9AE
T: 01904 557950

Little Friends Of West Bank Park in Holgate

We are a friendly community group, run by parents, who meet every Tuesday 10-11:30am 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 Tuesday at 10am at the statue of Queen Victoria, at the top of the Rose Walk. (Bring something simple to share at snack time.)

‘When I moved to York I started going to Little Friends of West Bank Park and the kids and I have made some friends for life through the group.’

GH, Jan 2019

Join the FACEBOOK GROUP for more information

Melbourne Chat & Play group

Tuesdays 9.45 – 11.15 (term time only)

Toys, books, dressing up and singing, with a secure garden for summer.
Snacks, tea & coffee for the grown ups. Join us for fun and friendship. £2. Children from birth to 3. All parents and carers welcome.

‘Chat and play at Melbourne methodist church on a Tuesday morning is lovely.’

CAP, Feb 2019

‘Lovely friendly group at Melbourne, very relaxed.’

SS, Jan 2019

Melbourne Methodist Chapel, Main Street Melbourne york YO42 4QE

Phoenix Under 5’s Tweenies

Tweenies is a playgroup session for children aged 18months -3 years olds and is staffed by Level 3 Childcare practitioners 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
£3 per session, £6 from 2.5 years old.

‘Really friendly group.’

GP, Dec 2018

Park Grove School, York, YO31 8LG
T: 01904 554494

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
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!

Ready steady mums have a walk from millennium bridge. Worth a meet up with them.’

CS, April 2019

Ready Steady Mums walking groups are great.’

HG, June 2019

Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York

Squeals on Wheels

9 – 11am on Tuesday mornings in term time

We offer friendship, support and advice of a peer group, a gateway to the local community, a bridge to the life of the Church and a chance for a small child to experience other children and fun activities. Any parent or carer and baby or toddler is welcome. The charge is £1 per family/carer for each session attended.

‘A really nice group.’

RK, Feb 2019

St Aidan’s Church, Ridgeway, York, YO26 5DB
T: 01904 554444

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.

‘St Chads by the racecourse is fantastic.’

VH, Jan 2019

‘St Chad’s is brilliant for two and three year olds. And they have excellent cake.’

LG, Sept 2018

St Chad’s Church, YO23 1EY

T: 07720377838 (Deborah Willits)

Stay and Play at Bugthorpe Primary School

Every Tuesday in term time 9.15am-10.30am

Stay and Play for 2year olds and above. £2 includes drink and snack.

Bugthorpe Primary School YO41 1QQ
T: 01759368247

Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

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

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Tuesday from 11-11.30am

Tang Hall
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

Thorganby Playgroup

We are a mum led playgroup based in Thorganby village hall. We run every Tuesday 10-11:30am, term time (with the exception of the summer holidays where we try to run through). It is £2.50 per session and 50p per additional child. We provide snacks for the kids and coffee, tea and biscuits for parents/carers.

T: 07411927983 – Kat

Tockwith under 5’s playgroup.

9.30am – 11.30am. Tockwith Village Hall. Term time only.
From birth-5yrs. £2 for children under 1 and £3.50 for children over one. First session is free
Free teas/coffees, childrens snack, weekly craft, inside and outside play, singing time, regular classes/events.

‘Tockwith under 5s is an excellent group to go to.’

MC, May 2018

T: 07515385956

Tuesday Toddlers

Tuesdays, termtimes only, 10am – 11.30am

Join us for fun activities, messy play, crafts and toys suitable for children aged 0 to 5. We have plenty of space inside and outside, great resources, and friendly adults to talk to. This parent-run playgroup runs on donations of 50p donation per child, which includes snack.

Find us on Facebook.

The Avenues Children’s Centre (Willow room), Sixth Avenue, York, YO31 0UT

T: 07960 801786

Tuesday Tots at St James the Deacon

Tuesdays 11am – 12.30pm during term time in the Church Hall
Free, Fun & Friendly.
Toys, soft play, activities and healthy snacks for children
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Come along and make some new friends.

T: 01904 706047

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 parent and toddler groups at the Steiner school in Fulford are lovely! Small groups, free play for the toddlers, craft for the adults and toddlers sometimes too, snack for everyone and then ring time songs and story.’

AH, Jan 2019

The York Steiner School, Danesmead, Fulford Cross, Fulford, York, YO10 4PB
T: 01904 654 983 (Book your first free taster session)