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.
Based in York, Agility is one of the most exciting and unique centres for fitness in the UK. We offer fun and fitness for all the family. Come and challenge yourself on our state of the art obstacle course. Our wonderful café The Shack is open all day.
We have a variety of sessions for all ages, toddlers, 5-16 years, family sessions, teen socials (12-17 years) and our brand new adult only sessions.
We run a range of different classes. We have Parkour with our incredible instructor Sam, Ninja Gym for 5-10 years and our brand new Warrior #OCR designed for 11-17 years.
Agility Tots: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am. Tuesday and Thursday 12pm
Agility PE: Monday & Wednesday 10am. Tuesday and Thursday 12pm
Agility Mini: 7 days a week
Agility Dance: Friday 10am
Our ninja warrior parties are ideal for children aged between 5 and 16 years with access to both of our courses Ninja & Warrior.
The party starts with an hour of fun on the course. Each party booking will have a dedicated coach to look after them. The kids will all get a homemade stone baked Pizza each, a waffle dessert, and unlimited refreshments. Grip socks included.
We now host toddler parties too! These are currently weekdays at 10am or 12pm.
Bespoke packages available for corporate events and team building days, email us for details.
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
This theatre school class is for children aged 4 to 5 years old. Saturday 9am – 10am. The children will do an hour of dance, singing and drama with our specialist early years teachers.
This hourly session is priced at £5 per week at Malton Secondary School
We also offer a sibling discount of 50% for second child
Fees will be payable on a termly basis, which will usually consist of 12 weeks. Fees must be paid in advance, but can be paid in instalments, either monthly, half termly or termly depending on what works for you.
Our pre-school classes are specifically devised for boys and girls. 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.
GOOD availability in these classes:
Monday – 11.10 – 11.50am Dancing Tots class 18 months – 3 years
Monday – 2.10 – 2.50pm Dancing Tots class 18 months – 3 years
Wednesday – 4.00 – 4.45pm Pre school Dance 3-5 years
Friday – 1.00 – 1.40pm Dancing Tots class 18 months – 3years
Saturday 10.35 – 11.20am Pre School 3-5 years
Saturday 10.55 – 11.40am Pre School 3-5 years
Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
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3/6yr Little Dragons
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4.30pm
7/12yr Ninja Kids
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5.15pm
56 Castlegate, Malton, YO17 7DT
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.
Pre-School 9am – 10am Age 3 – 5.
Lessons include elements of singing, dancing and acting through imaginative movement and storytelling.
Main School Class 10.15am – 12.45pm Age 6 – 16
Training in three different disciplines of drama, music and dance, with the opportunity to participate in performances.
For further information:
Ampleforth Youth Theatre, Ampleforth College, York YO62 4ER
Join us for a fun and engaging weekly art club session, which gives young people the change to get involved with a wide range of arts and craft activities.
Our sessions run term time on a Thursday from 4-5.15pm which are for young people aged 5-18 and on a Saturday there are two sessions for different age groups. Saturday from 10-11.15am is for young people aged 5-10. Saturday from 11.30am-12.45pm is for young people aged 11-18.
4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Tel: 01845 526536
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)
Swimming classes taught by local, independent instructor Chris. Suitable for 3 years plus, £8 per lesson.
Now swimming at Stamford Bridge – Mondays from 6pm for older children, Wednesday afternoons from 4pm and Saturday afternoons from 2pm. Also a parent and baby class on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons.
For more info call 07900 930802
Football fun for 3 – 5 year olds.
9.30am – 10.30am Saturday
Heslerton Junior Football Club
Phone Ali Horton 07779 721195
Ages 4 – 6 (Reception and Year 1)
Kirkbymoorside Sports Field. YO62 6DY
Saturday 9am – 9:40am
Football for Toddlers age 2 – 4yrs
Ryedale Swim And Fitness Centre
Mill Lane, Pickering · 01751 473351
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!
3-4yrs 9.30 – 10.15am – Pre School
4-5yrs 10.20 – 11.20am – Foundation year
5-6yrs 11.25 – 12.25pm – Year 1
To book phone Matty on 01653 605365
Malton Community Sports Centre, Broughton Road, Malton, YO17 7BP
The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18 year olds.
Students spend 3 hours with us, rotating through hour long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers (Poppets class for the younger ages are shorter and last 90 minutes). Classes are held every weekend at:
Scarborough – Scarborough Sixth Form College, YO12 5LF (Sundays 9.45am – 1.00pm)
York – Huntington School, YO32 9WT (Saturdays 9.45am – 1.00pm and 1.45pm – 5.00pm)
For more information please call 07753 179070
Prep Ballet & Tap for 4 years plus on Saturday at 9.10am – 10.00am at Hallgarth, Pickering
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 introduces basic ballet steps and exercises. Prep dance includes ballet, tap, free movement and theatre craft.
Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance