Playgroups and classes
Ryedale and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on children.
Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.
In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.
I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.
Restarting w/c 12th April 2021
Stimulating lessons to develop co-ordination, strength and stamina.
Sensitive to parent and child’s individual needs.
All children will be working towards awards throughout their time with us.
11.00 Pre-school beginners
9:30am Toddlers / Pre school
10am Toddlers / Pre school
At Stamford Bridge Junior School, 5 Church Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1BP
Our multi-award winning classes will introduce your baby to a world of sensory exploration. Where the two of you can relax, have fun and share in each other’s delight. For ours is magical world, full of glowing balls, light shows, puppets, bubbles, rainbows, petals, massage, signing and songs. The sessions are designed specifically from birth so we’d encourage you to join as soon as you feel able. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
Thursday: Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, West Gate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR
Spring Term 10th June – 29th July: 0945 6-13 months, 1100 0-6 months
Friday: Romanby WI Hall, The Close, Northallerton, DL7 8BQ
Spring Term 11th June – 30th July: 0945 6-13 months, 1100 0-6 months, 1215 0-13 months.
Opening Monday 17th May 2021
We are now open 7 days a week
Breakfast Club Monday to Friday 9am to 10am – Free toast & squash for every child.
After School Club 3pm to 5:30pm – £5 per child for play entry, any meal and a drink.
SENSORY PLAY for babies
Baby Sensory from 11:15am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 2:45pm
£3 per child, £2 for additional siblings.
Free squash, tea and coffee.
Suitable for babies aged 0 – 2years.
Food Explorers classes run by Anna who is a children’s therapist.
The sessions introduce food using play – to support weaning and over coming challenges with ‘fussy eating’
Session 1: 10am to 10:45am
Session 2: 11:15am to 12pm
Suitable for children aged 1-4 years
Contact email@example.com for more information, to discuss any food allergies or intolerances and to book.
Contact HARMINI’S WITH KATE to book
Starting 7th June 2021
Morning Sessions: 9:30am– 10:45am
Afternoon Session: – 1:30pm
£5 per child, £4 per additional sibling, under 1’s free with a paying sibling
All sessions 1 hour
Baby Morning – free entry for under 1s from 9am to 12pm.
Let’s Talk Classes – an 8 week course aimed at supporting and developing language skills
From 27th May at 9:45am
Contact Sharron to book at firstname.lastname@example.org
10am – 11:30am
1.15pm – 2.45pm
£3 per child (under 1’s Free).
Squash, Tea and Coffee provided.
Ages 0 – 5years welcome.
Captain Barney’s, 14 Railway Street, Malton YO17 7NR
Our Mini Classes are back! Here is our brand new mini timetable, all taking place in our Covid secure studios with qualified dance teachers/Instructors. Places are strictly limited, please email email@example.com for more info and to book your place
Preschool Ballet with Miss Lucy Tuesday 9:30am – 10:15am
age 2-4 (parent/toddler session) £4.00/session A fantastic introduction to ballet, we’ll be teaching your child beginners ballet technique but most of all having lots of fun as we explore this beautiful classic style of dance
Yoga – Parent and Toddler Wednesday 10:45am – 11:30am
ages 18 months – 4 (parent/toddler session) £4.00/session
Kids yoga is so much more than just an exercise class, it’s interactive, engaging and fun! There are stories, songs, we even travel the world some lessons using our imagination! A wide variety of sessions from energetic & creative to promoting harmony, calm and mindfulness. The classes also introduce phonics and basic learning skills!
Mini Ballet Wednesday 4:00pm – 4:45pm
age 3-5 A fantastic introduction to ballet, we’ll be teaching your child beginners ballet technique but most of all having lots of fun as we explore this beautiful classic style of dance
Mini Ballet with Miss Lucy Friday 9:30am – 10:30am age 3-5 £5.50/session A fantastic introduction to ballet, we’ll be teaching your child beginners ballet technique but most of all having lots of fun as we explore this beautiful classic style of dance
Mini Movers with Miss Lucy Monday 10:45am – 11:30am and Friday 1:00pm – 1:45pm
age 18 months – 3yrs (parent/toddler session) £4.00/session Our fun filled parent/toddler class, we’ll be moving and grooving to your favourite songs, a wonderful introduction to dance, music and movement. Great for coordination, balance and building confidence
Dance Expression. Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Rd, Norton, Malton, YO17 8EG
Phone 01653 691102 or 07849 865736
Do BOOK NOW for September 2021 (back w/c 6th)
We hope to see MOO very soon!
FREE Forest School Fun, for pre-schoolers in our magical woods. Every Friday 9.30am – 10.30am during term time.
Starts Friday 30th April
Places are limited and must be pre-booked.
To book please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01653 648227. We kindly ask that only one parent/carer attends per child.
Please note: due to Covid restrictions we are unable to offer refreshments, so please feel free to bring your own hot drink/snacks with you. There is also a little shop in the centre of the village that sells take out hot drinks and food.
We are also at the current time, unable to allow access to the indoor school areas therefore unfortunately cannot provide toilet facilities.
Terrington Hall School, Terrington, YO60 6PR
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.
Mondays: 10.00 – 12.00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mondays: 10:00 – 13:30 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Tuesdays: 09:00 – 10:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tuesdays: 11:00 – 12:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Tuesdays: 10:30 – 12.00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Tuesdays: 9:00 – 15:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Wednesdays: 10.00- 13:00 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Thursdays: 10:00 – 12.00 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Thursdays: 13:00 – 15:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fridays: 09:00 – 15:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fridays: 9:00 – 12.00 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Fridays: 14:00 – 16:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:00 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Saturdays: 09:30- 13:30 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Sundays: 10:00 – 14:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Contact 01423 457000 or email@example.com for more information.
Tuesdays – New Earswick & Roko
Wednesday – Roko & Pocklington School (West Green, Pocklington YO42 2NJ) – after school for 4 years plus
Thursdays – New Earswick & Stamford Bridge (Stamford Bridge Junior School, 5 Church Road, Stamford Bridge YO41 1BP) – after school for 4 years plus
Fridays – Roko
Saturdays – Pocklington, Stamford Bridge & Robert Wilkinson, Strensall – all ages at each venue
0808 1 33 44 55 (Landline Free phone) 0333 8008 345 (Mobile Friendly)
SESSIONS restarting April 2021
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Forest School sessions for parents/ carers with their pre-school child/ren.
Term time only. No need for a Dalby Pass as we will give you a code
Dalby Forest Courtyard, Dalby Forest Drive, YO18 7LT
Book via the Dalby Diddys Facebook page, Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017
Music and Fun! Let’s sing and dance and learn new songs and rhymes! Play with the parachute and meet the puppets! Harminis is a super fun music and movement class for preschoolers, babies and toddlers.
Wednesday 9:30am /10:45am /1:30pm at Captain Barney’s, Malton
Friday 10am at Helmsley Arts Centre
Scarborough class listed on Scarborough Mumbler here
Re-opening Friday 16th April 2021
Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church
Charlie Wright and Tracy Simpson on 07983 613744
Online pre-recorded tummy time workshops from birth to 5/6 months on the Love and Learn with Leah website for anyone to access now.
On Facebook too!
On hold due to COVID19
Term time pre-school coffee, play and craft activities.
Friday 10am – 12pm
Malton Baptist Church on Wells Lane, next to Yates
An open-ended, creative play and story class following natural, seasonal rhythms.
Run by an experienced Early Years teacher from Appleton le Moors Village Hall.
For more information call Nina on 07990572847 or visit facebook page ‘Nest Ryedale’
Wednesday 2pm – 3pm
Norton Trinity Methodist Church
Friday 2pm – 3pm
Pickering Memorial Hall
Exciting weekly messy play sessions for children aged 0-5. £5.50 per session. Must be pre-booked on 07985 783142
Tuesday 10am – 11am
Wednesday 10am – 11am
Thursday 10am – 11am
Friday 9.30am – 11am
held at the Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough YO11 3NU
for babies 8 Weeks old up to toddlers 4 years old.
10 week courses.
Call Claire on 07837472428
Baby & Toddler Swimming Classes
It’s time to get back in the water with your babe!! Lessons are now running on Mondays, Thursday and Friday mornings. Yipeee Come & have a splash with Swimming with Linzi at Carr Junior School, York from 2 month – preschool
Contact Linzi on: 07583 936246
Baby Massage (Tuesday and Friday) courses are offered in the comfort of your own home or within a class environment in beautiful hired venues. This wonderful mobile baby massage service covers Thirsk, Easingwold, York and surrounding villages.
Music and Movement (Monday and Wednesday 10:15 – 11:00 or 11:15 – 12:00) classes are for under 5s and their stomptastic grown ups! The activities are aimed at 12 months+ but teeny tiny stompers are always welcome too. £6.50 per child. Twiggy’s Play, Unit 2, Concept Business Park, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY
Contact Becky for more details 07739 960910