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


Family owned swim school.
Structured fun swimming lessons, using toys, floats and games to teach water safety and self-rescue skills.

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.

10:30 Toddlers
11:00 Babies

10:30 Toddlers
11.00 Babies

09:30 Toddlers
10:30 Toddlers
11:00 Babies

At Stamford Bridge Junior School, 5 Church Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1BP

Mobile: 07854 725211
E-mail: askaquastars@gmail.com

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Baby Ballet & Tap

Tuesday 11am – 11.45am for 2.5 years to 4 years

Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts
The Former Police Cells, 2 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS
Phone:01845 522570

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Bumble Bees Toddler Group

Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am

Based at Bugthorpe Under 5’s Pre School

Bugthorpe War Memorial Institute, Barf Lane, Bugthorpe, YO41 1QG
07985 325286

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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

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Didi Rugby

did rugby east yorkshiredidi Rugby inspiring fun, confidence and activity!!

At didi rugby we offer multi-skills based activity classes with a rugby theme for girls and boys aged 18 months – 6 years. The aims are to improve self-confidence, skills and sporting ability, whilst including the core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. We do this using a range of games and activities delivered by fully qualified coaches in a relaxed environment.

We offer a free taster session to come along and try us out; thereafter we offer monthly membership which, as well as giving access to one of our weekly classes, entitles the children to discounts on holiday sessions, parties and didi rugby kit and accessories.
Join us at one of our weekly sessions:

Pocklington Cricket Club Tuesday’s
10.00 to 10.40 – 18 mths to 3 yrs
10.50 to 11.30 – 3 to 4 yrs

Pocklington Scout Hut Wednesday’s
4:15 to 4:55 – 4 to 6 yrs

Pocklington Scout Hut Sunday’s
9:00 to 9:40 – 18mths to 3yrs
9:40 to 10:20 – 3 to 4yrs
10:20 to 11:00 – 4 to 6yrs

Westow Cricket Club, Friday’s
10.00 – 10.40 – 18 mths to 3 yrs
10.50 – 11.30 – 3 to 4 yrs

Huntington Memorial Hall, Wednesday’s
1.00 – 1.40 – 18 mths to 3 yrs
1.50 – 2.30 – 3 to 4 yrs

Looking to start in Malton soon. For more details please call 07730 596663, email emma.cutress@didirugby.com or visit our website here or our facebook page here.

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Moo Music Ryedale


Have you heard about Moo Music but never had the chance to try our fun filled classes and award winning classes? Do you have a little one aged 0-5 years? Are you looking for something different?

Then look no further as some of our older children are starting Nursery and Baby Moo Mum’s return to work, we have some rare spaces on our classes.

What is Moo Music?
It’s a fun, exciting, multi sensory, Educational, interactive, highly commended Music and Movement class for Babies up to pre schoolers. There really is something for everyone at Moo!

We use puppets, themed props, percussion instruments , role play, signing, exploratory play, dressing up fun, bubbles, and much much much more. Each class is individually tailored to suit each age group.

🐮Moo born – a calming , multi sensory, relaxed, fun class for our youngest babies aged 0-sitting.
🐮Baby Moo – a stimulating , exciting, multi sensory, interactive, fun experience for Babies aged 0- just walking.
🐮Mixed Moo – The original Moo Music experience designed for siblings to attend together or friends with different aged children.

TUESDAY at Pickering Library
10.00-10.45 Mixed Moo
11.00-11.45 Baby Moo
12.00-12.30 Moo Born
13.15-14.00 Mixed Moo

Contact information
Moo Music with Sarah 07528789782

We hope to see MOO very soon!

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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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Rhythm-Time in Easingwold


The baby and pre-school years whizz by in the blink of an eye…Make the most of them enjoying quality fun experiences with your little one!

Come along to Rhythm Time!! Our multi-sensory sessions will help your child learn new skills, build confidence, and… YOU can make new lasting friendships too!

Toddler class: 10am
Baby class: 10.45am

To join in the fun click here to book a place! ….www.rhythmtime.net/am63 or email amirhythmtime@gmail.com for more details! (Places are limited)

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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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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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Turtle Tots

Turtle Tots North Yorkshire is a unique Swimming School starting with Mummies-to-be with Aqua Natal Yoga through to Baby, Toddler and Pre-school classes and School age children, so your child’s swimming journey doesn’t need to end at Pre-school stage with us, they continue into our Academy classes where they can feel safe and happy with familiar surroundings.

We pride ourselves on being a very different and holistic swim school and class emphasis is on nurturing the parent & child bond in the water at all stages. We start with gentle water massage and closeness with your baby in the early stages, whilst also teaching through play/word association. Our toddler and pre-school classes we teach them water safety skills, basic stroke skills, while keeping their attention span stimulated with lots of fun activity play and progression into independent swimming, but most importantly at their own pace. Our Turtle Swim Academy classes are suitable from 3.5 years old (confidence and ability assessed) open to existing swimmers from the Turtle Tots programme, children starting for the first time with swimming classes or transferring from other swim schools.

Our York Classes:
Monday Morning- Novotel, Fishergate, YO10 4FD; Baby and Toddler Classes
Tuesday Morning- Kilima Hotel, Holgate; Baby Level 1 and Toddler Intro
Wednesday Morning – Kilima Hotel, Holgate; Baby, Toddler and Pre-School classes
Thursday Morning – Kilima Hotel, Holgate; Baby, Toddler and Pre-School classes
Friday Morning- Novotel; Baby Level 1, Older baby and Pre-School
Saturday Afternoon – Archbishop Holgate School, Hull Road; Intro to swimming for Older babies and Toddler Classes
Sunday Morning- Kilima Hotel; Baby, Toddler and Pre-School classes

We also deliver classes on Saturdays in Harrogate and Sunday in East Leeds.

Free taster classes are also available and a 10% first term discount when you mention Mumbler.

Contact: Paula Stewart
T: 01423 210214
E: northyorkshire@turtletots.com


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United Martial Arts College


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






Saturday 9 am (weekday classes coming soon)

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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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 – 13:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mondays: 09:30 – 12:00 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Tuesdays: 09:00 – 10.30am Aldwark Manor, Aldwark, YO61 1UF
Tuesdays: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:30 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Tuesdays: 12:30 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Thursdays: 13:00 – 14:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Thursday: 10:30 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fridays: 09:00 – 12:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fridays: 9:30 – 11:00 Weighton Wold Pool, Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE
Fridays: 11:00 – 12:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Fridays: 13:30 – 15:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fridays: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Saturdays: 09:00 – 15:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Saturdays: 10:00 – 12:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Saturdays: 13:30 – 16:00 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sundays: 09:00 – 15:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sundays: 11:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

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 £10.99.

Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

Babies can start at Baby Swimmers as soon as you and baby are ready and happy to do so.

Swimmers Academy run classes for children whatever their age and ability from beginners at 4 years old.

Tuesdays – New Earswick & Roko
Wednesday – Roko & Pocklington
Thursdays – New Earswick & Stamford Bridge
Fridays – Roko
Saturdays – Pocklington, Stamford Bridge & Strensall

Contact on:
0808 1 33 44 55 (Landline Free phone)
0333 8008 345 (Mobile Friendly)

Driffield – ArchaeoTots at SAM Archaeological Museum

10.00 – 12.00 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. SAM (Southburn Archaeological Museum) c/o. The Old Chapel, Main Street, Watton, Driffield, YO25 9AW.

ArchaeoTots at SAM Archaeological Museum are Free drop-in sessions for children under 5 to enjoy age appropriate toys and activities with their carers linked to times past. Themed fun in a safe and stimulating environment, different themes each month. Tea, coffee, changing facilities and easy parking are available.

Call 07410 441408 or 01377 271180 for more details.

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?!

Forest School Toddler/pre school Group – Kilburn Woods, Thirsk

Our toddler group is ideally suited to those tots who are walking, to pre-school children plus their parents/guardians who want to get outdoors, play in a natural environment, natter and eat yummy cake….come rain or shine!

Sessions follow a Forest School ethos which involves child led learning in a woodland environment. Sessions may involve muddy play, craft, imaginative play, quiet time (including story books), exploring the local flora and fauna, balancing, climbing and swinging. We also offer one structured activity each week.

Sessions can only be booked as a block.
Free trial session available.
Price includes tea/coffee/juice and cake!

To book: 07815 775934

Kirkbymoorside Stay and Play

Every Tuesday Morning at Northern Ryedale Children’s Centre, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AG
£2 for ages 0-5 years

Kirkham Henry’s Toddler Tunes & Baby Beats

Tuesday 10 – 10.45am

Music class for under 5s.

Stories, action songs, musical theatre songs and instruments.

Kirkham Henry, Malton. 01653 693310


Luttons Mums and Tots

Starts Tuesday 20th February 1.30-3pm at Luttons CP School.
Please contact Sammi on 07469795214

Mini Movers

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.10am

A mini movers class which is an introduction to dance and movement.

Dance Expression.
Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Rd, Norton, Malton, YO17 8EG
Phone 01653 691102 or 07849 865736

My Baby Can Dance

MY BABY CAN DANCE is an award winning movement to music pre school activity class which follows the development stages for the little ones. Ideally birth to 4 years old. For children with additional needs there is no upper age limit.


School term time paid in set blocks of 5.

10.45 – 11.30 Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe YO32 9ST

9.30 – 10.15 St Johns Catholic Church, Long Street, Easingwold, YO61 3JB

T: 07714 210814

Nunnington Play Group

9.30am – 11.30am Tuesday
Village Hall

Playgroup Sessions – Potter Hill, Pickering

These sessions are for children aged 2 to school age, unaccompanied by adults, sessions run from 9.10 until 11.40 am – Tuesday to Friday (inclusive) and the session cost is £8.50 on those days we also offer a lunch club from 11.40 until 12.55pm where children eat a packed lunch supplied by parents with the staff. The lunch club cost is £3.50
Potter Hill, Pickering. YO18 8AA
07837 306460

Rhythm Time in Thirsk

Tuesdays: Thirsk (Butterflies Dance Studio, behind Rural Arts)
12.45pm Young Babies
1.30pm Babies
2.15pm Toddlers

Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time!

Fun, quality classes that help develop a child’s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every child’s development.

A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures.

We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!

Every baby and toddler is an individual with great potential. We’ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.

Call Ami on 07340 048804


St Peters Church House Play Group

Tuesday 9.15am – 10.45am and 1.15pm – 2.45pm Term Time

“A lovely free play group. A really nice playgroup to meet Mummies in Norton”

St Peters Church House, Langton Road, Norton

Stepping Stones

Group for toddlers up to school age.
Tuesday 10:00 ~ 11:30
50p/child. We provide snacks and a drink for children. Free cake and drinks for parents.
Meet at Hope Central, 62 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DZ

Super Baby Splashers

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