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.

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Restarting w/c 12th April 2021

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

10:00 Babies
10:30 Toddlers
11.00 Pre-school beginners

9am Babies
9:30am Toddlers / Pre school
10am Toddlers / Pre school

School Age Beginners to Pre Competition Tuesday and Friday 4 – 6pm and Saturdays 9 – 11.30am details HERE

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

Mobile: 07854 725211

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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Our Mini Classes are back! Here is our brand new mini timetable, all taking place in our Covid secure studios with qualified dance teachers/Instructors. Places are strictly limited, please email for more info and to book your place

Preschool Ballet with Miss Lucy Tuesday 9:30am – 10:15am
age 2-4 (parent/toddler session) £4.00/session A fantastic introduction to ballet, we’ll be teaching your child beginners ballet technique but most of all having lots of fun as we explore this beautiful classic style of dance

Yoga – Parent and Toddler Wednesday 10:45am – 11:30am
ages 18 months – 4 (parent/toddler session) £4.00/session
Kids yoga is so much more than just an exercise class, it’s interactive, engaging and fun! There are stories, songs, we even travel the world some lessons using our imagination! A wide variety of sessions from energetic &  creative to promoting harmony, calm and mindfulness. The classes also introduce phonics and basic learning skills!

Mini Ballet Wednesday 4:00pm – 4:45pm
age 3-5  A fantastic introduction to ballet, we’ll be teaching your child beginners ballet technique but most of all having lots of fun as we explore this beautiful classic style of dance

Mini Ballet with Miss Lucy Friday 9:30am – 10:30am age 3-5 £5.50/session  A fantastic introduction to ballet, we’ll be teaching your child beginners ballet technique but most of all having lots of fun as we explore this beautiful classic style of dance

Mini Movers with Miss Lucy Monday 10:45am – 11:30am and Friday 1:00pm – 1:45pm
age 18 months – 3yrs (parent/toddler session) £4.00/session  Our fun filled parent/toddler class, we’ll be moving and grooving to your favourite songs, a wonderful introduction to dance, music and movement. Great for coordination, balance and building confidence

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

01653 691102 or 07849 865736
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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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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

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)


Dalby Diddys

SESSIONS restarting April 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. 

Forest School sessions for parents/ carers with their pre-school child/ren.

Term time only. No need for a Dalby Pass as we will give you a code

Dalby Forest Courtyard, Dalby Forest Drive, YO18 7LT

Book via the Dalby Diddys Facebook page, Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017

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

Food Explorers

On hold due to COVID-19

Tuesday at Captain Barneys, Malton

10-10.45am Baby Food Explorers (suitable for babies 6-12 months)

11-11.45am Mini Food Explorers (suitable for 1-4 years)

Food Explorers is a multi-sensory based class with a focus on fostering a positive relationship with food as little ones begin their food journey.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL, message Anna on 07766136137

Little Joe’s Stay and Play

On Hold Due to COVID19

Tuesday 9:30 till 11 a.m. 
All welcome £3

Term Time Only

St Joseph’s Church Hall Pickering.

Contact number: 07931 980318

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!

St Peters Church House Play Group

On Hold due to COVID19

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

Super Baby Splashers

On hold due to COVID-19

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

Teeny Tinies

Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00am

A new group for parents/carers of babies and pre-school children is starting in Pickering Methodist Church Hall on Potter Hill.

Suggested donation £1 per child, under 9 months free.

Please bring a snack for your child.

Tel Karen 01751 473004 to book a place – booking is essential

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




Yorkshire Forest Folk Forest Toddler/Pre School Group

Starting 12th April 2021

Every Tuesday morning (in term time) 9.15am-10.30am
Every Wednesday morning (in term time) 10am-11.11.15am 

During the current Covid situation, the outdoors is the best place to be!!! Come and join our Forest Toddler/Pre School Group at Kilburn woods!

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

£7 per session

Contact Sophie on 07815 775934