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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.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.

Featured Listing

Baby Sensory

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.

Mondays – Newby and Scalby Community Hall, Scalby Road, Scarborough YO13 0RA

10am – 11am 6-13 months.

11.30am – 12.30pm  Birth – 6months  Starting 11th September.

Contact Leila Hogg by emailing [email protected] Alternatively, visit their website for more details and book a trial. Check them out on Facebook

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Ballet & Tap

Prep Ballet & Tap 4 years plus  Monday  4.00 – 4.50pm  at the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall

The prep and foundation dance classes develop the pre-school pupil further and are aimed at boys and girls aged 4 – 6 years. The class is held in a fun environment which builds children’s confidence and self esteem for the future but with a little more structure within the material used. The syllabus provides a structured class format suitable for the older child, whilst keeping ‘Blossom Bear’ and her stories as the focal point.

The class introduces basic ballet steps and exercises. The syllabus also further explores dance and movement aiding children’s physical development, co-ordination, concentration, creativity and self-expression in a dance format. Prep dance includes ballet, tap, free movement and theatre craft.

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044

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Bobotime Therapy

Baby Massage & Baby Yoga Sessions

These educational an relaxing classes are for parents an babies ages 6 weeks to crawling age. It will teach you techniques to help relax an bond with your baby.

Baby massage classes in 4 week blocks at Millfield Fitness Centre (including school holidays). They will last 1 hour and cost £40 for 4 weeks.

Monday 3pm – 4pm

Tuesday 1.45pm – 2.45pm

[email protected]
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Dancing Tots

Dancing Tots   16 months plus    1.30 – 2.10pm
Dancing Tots    2 years plus         2.10 – 2.50pm

at the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall

‘Dancing Tots’ are parent & toddler classes for 16 months plus. This class will enable your child to learn new skills through the use of movement to music, dance, singing, instruments, props, storytelling and drama. A fun packed class for you and your child to share filled with musical adventures that develop and encourage musicality, creativity, fitness and rhythm.

See your child develop balance, co-ordination and core strength on our activity circuit. Join your child on our adventure along with ‘Blossom Bear’ and travel to the circus, the jungle, nursery rhyme land, the toy kingdom and many more wonderful places!

Watch your child grow with confidence as you join your child on a great adventure!

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044

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Energi Toddlers

Energi Toddlers is the ultimate place in York to bring your 2 – 5 year olds. With dozens of interconnecting trampolines, foam blocks, Disney soundtrack and our super friendly staff, your little one will be grinning ear to ear. Best of all, we let you jump for free, so the fun’s not limited to your little ones!

Energi Toddler runs every weekday at 10am and Saturdays at 9am. Our huge café is the perfect place to refuel after your session with our freshly brewed coffee, Ringtons tea and delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Energi Trampoline Centre, press day.

Sessions cost £4.95 per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!

Book your slot at on the WEBSITE

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‘Nurture’ is a new suite of enrichment classes for babies and toddlers (0-30 months) with their Parents/Carers.

A range of natural and stimulating materials are used to promote infant and child curiosity, encouraging them to use their senses when exploring.

A certified Montessori teacher will provide developmentally appropriate activities.

Monday and Thursday 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM at Captain Barney’s, 14 Railway Street, Malton YO17 7NR

[email protected]
07949 008887 or 01653 696232

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Swimming with Linzi

Learn to swim, gain water confidence and safety through fun filled classes with Linzi

  • Small classes
  • Baby – Pre school
  • Warm, private pool
  • Fun, play based swimming

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am – 11.30am at Carr Junior School, Ostman Road, Acomb. York YO26 5QA

Also 2-4 years:
on Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.30 pm at Robert Wilkinson School in Strensall.

Contact: Linzi 07583 936246

Email: [email protected]


You can book directly by clicking this link to the Booking Site


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Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots from 6 months to 4 years
Gym Bobs from 4 to 7 years
A programme that has been going for over 37 years! Tumble Tots and Gym Bobs sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child, structured according to the different ages/stages of a child’s development.
Sessions include climbing, balancing, agility and coordination as well as song time for language development.
Child psychologists/educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be part of every child’s education.
Enjoy quality time with your child teaching them ‘skills for life’.
Class information is as follows:
Monday – The Regen Centre, Riccall
Tuesday – Huntington Memorial Hall
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre
Friday – Acomb Parish Hall
Saturday – St Wulstans, Fossway
Call 01904 412381
Visit www.tumbletots.com/york
Facebook Tumble Tots York
Mention RYEDALE MUMBLER for a free taster


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Water Babies

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: 09:00 – 14:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Tuesdays: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:00 Palms Leisure Club, Ferns Farm Hotel, Main Street, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Tuesdays: 13:00 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palms Leisure Club, Ferns Farm Hotel, Main Street, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Thursdays: 13:00 – 16:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fridays: 10:00 – 12:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fridays: 11:00 – 12:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Fridays: 13:00 – 14:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fridays: 16:00 – 18:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Saturdays: 09:00 – 16:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Saturdays: 10:00 – 12:00 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Saturdays: 13:00 – 17:00 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sundays: 09:00 – 16:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Contact 01904 607110 or [email protected] for more information.
For any MUMblers that book onto a course, just quote RYEDALE MUMBLER and we will send them a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with their starter pack – worth £9.99.



Diddi Dance

10.30am – 11.15am Monday (term time only) at Twiggy’s soft play in Thirsk (Unit 10, Concept Business Ct/Allendale Rd, Thirsk YO7 3NY)
Your first session is free then £4 per class.
Phone Su Ibbotson: 01347 838821

Kirby Misperton Toddler Group

10.30m – 12pm Monday

Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton. YO17 6XN

Contact: Joanne Barlett

Phone: 07545 329599

Let’s Pretend

Monday 10.45am

Drama based with movement and imagination for 2 years plus

Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre, Horsemarket Road, Malton, YO17 7NB
Tel : 01653 693310

Little Stars Parent & Toddler Group

9.30am – 11am Monday
10am – 11.30am Wednesday
Thornton le Dale village hall
Sessions include fun play, an activity, drink and snack for all 0-5 year olds
Juice, coffee or tea and biscuits for adults
Run through most school holidays as well as term time
Holiday programme including pre booked visits to local attractions in Ryedale
Please contact Donna Louise Firth 01751 474963

Little Steps

This group is for expecting parents and non walking babies.

Monday 12:30pm~2:00pm.

50p per adult and there will be cake and coffee.

Meet at Hope Central. 62 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DZ

Mini Gymnastics

Monday 2pm – 3pm for 3.5 years – 5 years.
Develops physical skills to agility, balance and co-ordination in a safe and happy environment.

Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AD
Tel. 01347 822472

Rugby Tots

Start your child’s sporting journey with our high energy, fun packed classes that use the fundamentals of Rugby to develop core ability and build confidence.

Monday:  Heworth Church Hall

Friday:  Haxby Memorial Hall

Saturday:  The Mount School
Fulford Comprehensive School
Joseph Rowntree School

Sunday:   The Mount School
Joseph Rowntree School

For more details, call: 0345 313 6716

Sherburn Methodist Church

1st and 3rd Monday of each month with weigh clinic on 3rd Monday of each month.

£2 per family (not applicable on weigh days), Ages 0-5.

1pm – 3pm

Sherburn Methodist Church

Tennis Tots

Children 2 years – 6 years

Monday 9.15am – 10am

Sheriff Hutton Village Hall

Call Dave 07725 029867

Terrington Hall Playgroup

9.30am-11am Monday Term Time Only
Terrington Hall Parents, Babies & Toddlers (0-4) – Come and meet new families at this fun, friendly and free parents, babies and toddlers group. With members of our Early Years’ team on hand leading a different (optional) activity each week and lots of time for free play and parents to chat over tea and coffee, this is a lovely opportunity to meet new families and make new friends. No need to book, just come along! No charge.
Terrington Hall School, Terrington, York YO60 6PR
Helen Torlesse 01653 648227

Theatre Babes

Monday 10am

Ballet & musical theatre for 2 years plus

Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre, Horsemarket Road, Malton, YO17 7NB
Tel : 01653 693310

Weaverthorpe Stay & Play

9.15 am – 11.15 am Monday in the portacabin behind the school