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.

Opening Monday 17th May 2021 

We are now open 7 days a week

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Weekday Deals
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 for more information, to discuss any food allergies or intolerances and to book.
Booking Essential

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

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

01653 228128
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HOPING TO START Monday 12th April 2021

Fun Music sessions last around 50/60 minutes during which time there will be nursery rhymes, new and traditional songs, dancing and movement to music, often with props and scarves, and there’s always a chance to play on different percussion instruments.

As a special treat, Kathy always plays her flute, piccolo or saxophone in the sessions, either for jamming along to or for listening time. The children love hearing and seeing these wind instruments, and so the Fun Music sessions just fly by!

Whilst the emphasis of Fun Music is of course, fun, we hope the children will be learning and developing in all sorts of ways, along with your support!

Singing, rhythmic and listening skills
Creativity and imagination
Growing in confidence
Awareness of others
Learning to take turns
Following simple instructions
Introducing new concepts like –
Loud and soft
Slow and fast
Start and stop

‘Family Fun Music’ classes for all ages birth to 5 so siblings can attend together.

‘Baby Fun Music’ classes aimed at babies under 14 months.

Desapline Martial Arts hall on Barry’s Lane, Scarborough

Mondays 11am Family Fun Music
Mondays 1pm Baby Fun Music
Thursdays 11am Baby Fun Music
Thursdays 1pm Family Fun Music

The family price per class is now £7 to include all siblings, but only one adult due to COVID restrictions.


Pay as you go
Facebook or Call 01723 354891


At UMAC we provide a safe structured environment for your child to learn and develop.






3/6yr Little Dragons
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4.30pm
Saturday 9.30am

7/12yr Ninja Kids
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5.15pm
Saturday 10.15am

56 Castlegate, Malton, YO17 7DT

07956 612667
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Featured Listing

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: 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 for more information.


Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

Restarting w/c 12th April 2021

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)


Creativity Club

Monday’s 10am – 11am

Preschool 18 months – 4 years

is a fun-filled hour long creative class

Please give me a call to be added to the waiting list I am also looking at different days / times to add.

Block of 4 classes per term.
Peagreen Pottery, 3 Market Street Malton YO17 7LY
07834 973967

Easingwold Martial Arts

Restarting w/c 12th April 2021

4.30-5pm Tiny Tigers (3-5 year olds)
5-5.30pm Tigers ( 6-8 year olds)
5.30-6pm Junior Karate/Kickboxing (8-13 years)
6-7pm Junior Judo (8-13 year olds)

4.30-5pm Tiny Tigers (3-5 year olds)
5-5.30pm Tigers ( 6-8 year olds)
5.30-6pm Junior Karate/Kickboxing (8-13 years)

5-5.30pm Tiny Tigers (3-5 year olds)
5.30-6pm Tigers ( 6-8 year olds)
6-6.30pm Junior Karate/Kickboxing (8-13 years)

Our classes are held at our full time training centre in Easingwold
Unit 20, Shires Bridge Business Park
York Road
YO61 3EQ
01347 811351

East Thirsk Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

Re-opening on Tuesday 13th April 2021

Held throughout the week at the Community Hall in Thirsk.

Our doors will open at 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 1pm on Tuesdays

Only 15 people are allowed to be in the hall at one time (2 of which will be Amanda and Sara). All adults will be expected to wear a mask. Unfortunately there will also be no snack for the children or song time.

There will be no teas/coffees but you are welcome to bring your own drink and take it away with you again.

£2 per family group

Introduction to Weaning



Held the 1st Monday of every Month

9.45- 10.45am at Captain Barneys, Malton.

If you’re beginning to think about weaning your little one or finding the minefield of information overwhelming, our Introduction to Weaning workshop is perfect!

The workshop covers the following:-

  • When to start weaning and signs of readiness
  • First foods
  • What foods to avoid
  • Weaning methods:- Baby-led/ puree/ combination
  • Choking and gagging
  • Introducing allergens
  • Practicalities of weaning/ useful equipment

BOOKING ESSENTIAL, message Anna on 07766136137

Little Wonders Baby and Toddler Group

On Hold due to COVID19

Monday during school term time: 10.00am to 11.30am. 

Little Wonders is a group for babies, toddlers and their parents / grandparents / carers. New families are always welcome. We aim to provide a relaxed environment where adults have the opportunity to get to know each other and catch up with friends while the children play. We provide a variety of toys and activities. Towards the end of the session there is a drink and snack time before we finish with songs and nursery rhymes.

Please come in through the door nearest the smaller churchyard gate. If you have a pushchair or pram you can enter the churchyard at the bigger gate, near the war memorial, where there are no steps and follow the path round to the entrance.

£1.50 per family, per session.

St Oswald’s Church, Front Street, Sowerby

Love and Learn with Leah

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!

Sarah-Louise Ashworth Pre-School

Our pre-school classes are devised especially for boys and girls aged 3 – 5 years. The emphasis is on the development of co-ordination, discovery of mime and musicality, and group participation. The class is held in a fun environment which builds children’s confidence and self esteem for the future. Pre-School dance includes ballet, tap and free movement with the aim being to capture and nurture young children’s instinctive joy of movement and freedom of expression.

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044

Swimming with Linzi

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

Tiny Stompers Baby Massage and Music Movement Classes

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

Toddler Sense

Restarting 12th April 2021

Our award-winning toddler development classes will introduce your child to a galaxy of magical worlds. Each week has a unique theme, meticulously constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. Imagine zooming through space, partying like pirates, diving through a magical sea. Or would you like to climb a snow mountain, boogie under disco lights, hunt for dinosaurs or tame a fiery dragon?

Monday and Tuesday – Pockington Cricket Club, Burnby Lane. YO42 1UJ
Details tbc

Contact Steph Pears by phoning 07725 481334