Weekly Classes & Playgroups 0-5 Ryedale


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
11.30am – 12.30pm Birth – 6 months.

1pm – 2pm 0 – 13 months

Contact Leila Hogg by emailing Scarborough@babysensory.co.uk Alternatively, visit their website for more details and book a trial. Check them out on Facebook

Featured Listing

Central Ryedale Children’s Centre

Grove Street
YO17 9BG
01609 533072.

Children’s centres aim to give children the best possible start in life and enable parents to support their child and family.

Download the Programme of Activities HERE

Featured Listing

Northern Ryedale Children’s Centre

YO62 6AG
01609 533072.

Children’s centres aim to give children the best possible start in life and enable parents to support their child and family.

Download the Programme of Activities HERE

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Nurture Enrichment

‘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

07949 008887 or 01653 696232

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Ryedale Prevention Service Hub

The Old Court House
Malton Road
YO18 7JJ
01609 533072.

Children’s centres aim to give children the best possible start in life and enable parents to support their child and family.

Download the Programme of Activities HERE

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Swimming with Linzi

Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment, from gaining water confidence to great stroke technique.

I offer baby, toddler and Pre-school lessons, 4 weeks – 4 years of age at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings. It is a small pool and warm at 31 degrees, perfect for little ones!

I also run classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for children 2 -10 years at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, from 3.30-6.30 pm.

When children are confident enough, they can go in by themselves without their primary caregiver. This is a natural progression and one where there’s no age limit. The important thing here is, it’s when the child is ready.

Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class. With the whole pool to ourselves, children really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly. There is only 1 class running at a time so little distraction from other swimmers.

With over 10 years teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, RLSS lifesaving and recently completed Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school. Do check out my recommendations on Facebook!

Please feel free to contact me for more information:

Contact: Linzi 07583 936246



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


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Technology In Play (TiP)

Introducing STEAM into play at an early age paves the way for developing essential life skills. We inspire and instil the foundations of STEAM learning; creativity, co-operation, collaboration, tenacity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and the belief that mistakes are opportunities to learn. Find out more about local; weekly sessions, in school code-clubs and events at our website or follow us on social media.

Technology in Play TiP Sessions for older children (5-10 years). Each half term they discover STEAM in a new and exciting topic. By undertaking experiments, building, crafting and coding our children develop creativity, co-operation, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking. TiP sessions provide a new and exciting environment for children to engage with like-minded individuals who share a similar enthusiasm for learning.
Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm Joseph Rowntrees School
Saturday 10am – 11am Bootham School
Saturday 11.15am – 12.15pm Bootham School

TiP Pro is a two hour session for eight to twelve year old’s who are ready to apply a subject and project based approach where we embed the technology and engineering learning into fun half termly projects. This age group work with a range of Specialist Education Resources including; LEGO Education® WeDo 2.0, BBC micro:bit, Rasberry Pi, Scratch, LEGO BOOST®
Saturday 10am –12.15pm Bootham School

TiP Tods, introduces pre-schoolers to the world of STEAM through interactive play sessions. They aim to inspire parents and children alike. Parents get the pleasure of ticking off a few pins from Pinterest without any of the prep or mess at home, meanwhile kids get the joy of engaging in curiosity and discovery in a safe yet fun environment.
10am – 11am – Heslington Meeting Rooms
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Oaken Grove Community Centre

10.30am – 11.30am at Millfield Fitness Studio

E: york@technologyinplay.club

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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: 09:30 – 13:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mondays: 09:30 – 11:30 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Tuesdays: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Tuesdays: 13:00 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Wednesdays: 13:00 – 15:00 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Thursdays: 13:00 – 16:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fridays: 10:00 – 11:00 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 – 18:30 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 littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk 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.



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.

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044

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

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.

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

Kirby Misperton Toddler Group

10am – 11.30am 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

NCT Coffee Group

Mondays throughout the year
1pm – 2.30pm ish
Locations at coffee shops etc – we post our venue on Facebook each week; to find our page search ‘NCT Malton & Norton Coffee group’

Babies, Toddlers & Children of all ages welcome There is no need to be an NCT member We meet really informally each week; new faces really welcome.

Feel free to message the page with any questions

Prep Ballet & Tap

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

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044

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

Stamford Bridge Baby and Toddler group

Every Monday 1:30-3 Village Hall, Low Catton Rd. £2 per family.
Amazing space indoors and out for children under 5 to come and play. Snack time for mamas and babes provided. Song time or storey to finish.
Pre school also run sessions throughout the week age 2 to 5. Rising Stars group in preparation for school with phonics, PE, baking etc
T: 07736 877139

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