New Classes, Groups & Offers for mini mumblers this year
New Classes & Groups for babies and children in York
A new year is always a great time to try something new for you and your mini mumbler – and the fantastic children’s service and class providers of York have lots of new things to offer to try.
We’ve gathered the information together here so you can choose from these new offers, new classes and activities in York in 2022.
A Gentle Beginning
Calm and supportive parent and infant groups in York.
These groups offer a uniquely peaceful and supportive space for parents with babies up to toddling. In these groups you learn how to create a co-operative and loving relationship with your baby, and see how self-initiated movement and play time is so crucial. You make new friends and can join a special facebook group where helpful articles and other offerings are given. There is tea and cake to welcome you and a selection of eco friendly appropriate first play objects for your baby to explore in a well designed and appropriately equipped room. We relax, observe and see how competant and curious babies are. We finish each session with songs and rhymes. The groups are held in a beautiful room, are 1 ½ hours long and run on Mondays 9.45-11.15 and 12.00-1.30 and Wednesdays 9.45-11.15. There are a maximum of 8 mums/dads to a group so there is time to get to know each other and for the space to be calm and friendly. The first taster session is FREE.
We start again on 10th January 2022
NEW 2022 offer – a special eco friendly and baby appropirate play object.Art
ARTventurers York runs award-winning art and creative play classes for babies, toddlers and children! Art is a fantastic aid in the development of young children and engagement in our activities promotes confidence, develops motor skills and encourages exploration, all whilst having lots and lots of fun! Our classes provide a safe, secure and social environment in which your little artist can create, explore and learn whilst making friends and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up!
Each week is based around a different theme and features a range of art, craft and free-play activities that encourages children to embrace their individual creativity and uniqueness!
Weekly classes run as follows: Tuesdays: Copmanthorpe Methodist Church Hall, 10-11am (Family ARTventurers, 6 months – 4yrs) Thursdays: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, 10-11am (Family ARTventurers, 6 months – 4yrs)
We began lessons when Adam was just 3 months old. I was worried at first that he might cry throughout the lesson, particularly when going underwater, but I needn’t have worried – he loved it! He is constantly smiling as we sing songs and sway through the water. We are now on our 3rd term with Baby Swimmers and are still enjoying it. I have returned to work and swimming is the only class we have continued with. Adam has progressed brilliantly and I find myself beaming with pride after every lesson. He can now hold onto the side by himself and is even attempting to climb out which is pretty amazing to say he is only 11 months old and can’t even walk yet! Massive thanks to Baby Swimmers.
Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy offer swimming classes for babies from 6 weeks to teens in York, Stamford Bridge, Pocklington, Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. A chance for you and your little one to spend quality bonding time together as well as learn water safety skills or for the older ones to learn or improve their swimming technique.
A baby-wearing dance class for all parents/carers (BUMPS WELCOME TOO!)
It’s a 45-minute dance class, where you will get to dance to some ’90s/ early 00’s Pop classics, some Dancehall, Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha.
With 15 mins at the beginning or end to meet other like-minded carers and their little ones. Mama’s Got Moves is a chance to bond with your baby, connect them to the world of music and dance from a young age, meet other parents, do something for you, have fun, and dance!
No dance experience needed, baby carriers available to borrow, older children welcome.
Monday 10am-11 am St Chad’s Church
Wednesday 11am-12pm Acomb Methodist Church
Friday 10-11am St Hilda’s Church Tang Hall Lane
Friday 11.30-12.30 St Olaves Church Hall Marygate-by museum gardens
My Baby Can Dance is suitable for babies (birth to age 1) and toddlers/ pre schoolers (1-4). Our award winning movement to music activity classes (5 times awarded Best Music Class 2017-2021 in the Little Vikings Awards). Closely linked to the early development stages.
Our weekly interactive sessions combine movement, singing, instruments, numbers, colours, shapes, phonics and much more. The classes achieve a proven learning and development path using a repeatable format which is shown to increase memory and learning.
Classes run during term time with payment being made at the start of each half term. Subject to availability you can join at any time and pay for the weeks remaining. Catch up classes will be reinstated from this term. Our individual kit bags will remain as the little ones love these so much. We will also be reintroducing our parachutes during the course of the half term.
Fun and relaxed classes and above all else have a warm inclusive atmosphere for everyone attending.
At Phonics with Robot Reg we sing, we dance, we play games and role play, we go to a weekly disco and we strengthen our fine and gross motor skills. All of this whilst learning at the same time!
If you have a little one who would love to have some fun whilst developing speech and communication skills, join our Minis classes for children aged 12-36 months.
If you have a 2.5-4 year old and would like to gently introduce letter sounds through engaging, fun activities, join our preschool sessions. Perfect in the run up to starting school as we focus on orally blending words with our mascot, Robot Reg!
The last few spaces are available to join us starting next week!
Spaces available for:
Monday in Wigginton, Tuesday in Clifton Moor and Friday In Copmanthorpe
Water Babies are excited to be splashing back into the pool this January and have just launched a range of new classes running six days a week across a number of venues in and around the city.
There are classes suitable from birth through to 6years.
At Water Babies we will teach you to teach your little one to swim. Our classes are in a relaxed and welcoming environment delivered by the most highly qualified Baby and Toddler swim teachers who are passionate and experienced in what they do. We use songs, toys, games and sensory activities to develop water confidence, safety skills and swimming.
Our lovely team in the office can’t wait to hear from you to answer any questions you may have about baby and toddler swimming.
This January, The Web Adventure Park is offering fun for all ages. With huge inside and outdoor play areas, the enjoyment is here whatever the weather. As the rides are reopening on the 19th of February, we’re pleased to let you know that whilst everything else is open, including live entertainment, tickets are at a much-reduced price.
Dazzling Darren will be taking to the stage every Saturday and Sunday, with Three different performances at 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3:30PM. His Wacky Web Gameshow and Magic Shows enthrall all ages, jam-packed with comedy, games, and custard pie roulette…
Visit the Web Adventure Park for huge slides, a brand-new ninja course, a baby sensory area, challenging outdoor climbing frames, an under 5’s area, and plenty of cheeky animals at the petting zoo. Let your children play for hours on end whilst sampling the homemade dishes and delicious coffees we have to offer.
Open every day: 9:30AM – 6PM T: 01904 692221 Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH
York Stage School – Yorkie Puds
Launched four years ago, together with the clear demand for us to offer classes to children under the age of 4 we are proud to launch our Yorkie Puds classes for all children from newborn to 3 years.
Led by York Stage School tutor, Danielle, the Yorkie Puds classes will immerse our youngest stars in a world of positive creativity that will help them develop the skills they need to truly rise.
Babies (0-18 months) – Tuesday’s 11.15am until 12.00pm Within this 45 minute class we will explore the world of music, sensory play, rhythm and movement to help develop important skills. This class will fully integrate parents and guardians into the activities so they can join in and experience their child’s journey first hand. This class also includes time for parents and guardians to come together to chat and meet new people over a brew.
Toddlers (18 months – 3 years) – Friday’s 11.00am until 12.00pm Within this 60 minute class we will have our little Yorkie Puds up on their feet where they will begin to be introduced to song and dance. Exploring nursery rhymes through physical movement, ballet and tap for babies and allowing your little ones to gain confidence through performance. Parents and guardians, whilst not being part of the activities physically, are asked to stay and watch. This class also includes time for parents and guardians to come together to chat and meet new people over a brew.