Below are all of the playgroups in York that run on a Tuesday. 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.
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
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.
Cornerstone Toddlers meets on Tuesdays at 10am-11:30am (term time only). It’s run by York Community Church. We have playtime, craft, snack and circle time at the end. It’s completely free to come along and it’s a great place for parents and carers to meet with others in our local area.
Cornerstone Church, Millfield Lane, Tang Hall, Yo10 3AP
Tel: 01904 551733
We are a friendly community group, run by parents, who meet every Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11:30am in West Bank Park, York. Whatever the weather, 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. £1 a family. Please book in advance for social distancing measures.
Please find our group on Facebook.
SongStars is a group for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers. It runs on Tuesdays in term time in The Belfrey Hall, 52a Stonegate. 10.30-11.15 free play followed by a singing, music and story session at 11.15
For more information contact Liz Hunt on 01904 624190
We will restart on Tuesday 8 June. Sessions are 9am-11am every Tuesday in term time in Acomb Parish Hall. The cost is £1 per family group.
Covid regulations mean that we have to limit numbers. The last session this term will be Tuesday 20 July.
Acomb Parish Church Hall, Front Street, Acomb, YO24 3BZ
T: 07443 582072
Term time Tuesdays, 9.45am – 11.30am, St Barnabas Church
A friendly, Drop In Babies & Toddler Group in a large, airy space. Comfy corner for Babies. Free play and craft activities for Toddlers. Hot drinks and cakes for Grown Ups. Healthy Snacks for children. Singing to end each Session. All welcome.
St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace. YO26 4YZ
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 https://exploreyork.org.uk/children/storytimes/ or by checking at your local library.
For more details about the sessions and libraries below see our post HERE
The relaxed and friendly group runs at Tockwith village hall every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 during term time. Drinks and snacks are available for both adults and children.
Drop in session – no need to book. It costs £3.50 for over 1’s and under 1’s pay £2.
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