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.
Agility is York’s first indoor obstacle course fitness park. We offer a range of classes for all age groups and sessions to suit everyone. Click here for our schedule. The park consists of a ninja warrior obstacle course. ninja gym and toddlers classes and two gym studios providing a huge range of activities and training sessions for toddlers, pre school, juniors, high school and adults. With a large café and bar on two floors we cater for a wide range of parties, functions, events and group sessions.
Agility is the perfect place for your child’s birthday party. Fun on the course, grip socks, food and drink included. Prices start from £13.95pp.
Bespoke packages for any occasion, corporate events and team building days can be catered for email for details.
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.
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
Become a time traveller for the day!
Step back in time and enjoy exploring what life was like in the thriving market town of Pickering. Visit shops from the past, explore traditional toys and games, marvel at our magnificent printing press or try one of our tricky trails. With special events, changing exhibitions, family activities and a beck side location for picnics there’s something for all the family to enjoy.
New for 2022
Hands up who remembers the 1970s!
Bring the children or grandchildren along to this fun exhibition full of toys, music and memories from the 70s.
March 14 – April 7 Open Monday – Thursday
April 11- October 29 Monday-Saturday:
10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Last admission 1 hour before closing
Beck Isle Museum
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.
MONDAY – Sensory Play 9:30am – 12:30pm (drop in). £3 per child including free tea or coffee for accompanying adults.TUESDAY – Food Explorers with Anna. 10am – 10:45am or 11:15am to 12pm. £6 per class, must be booked in advance. Contact Anna or DM for more information
FRIDAY – Messy Play 9:30am – 12:30pm (drop in). £3 per child including free tea or coffee for accompanying adults
All those attending classes, can enter the soft play for £1 after their class.
Captain Barney’s, 14 Railway Street, Malton YO17 7NR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to book your place
Gym Beans – Monday 9:30am – 10:15am
Gym Beans is back! An action packed Parent/Toddler class to start a wonderful Gymnastics journey. Fantastic for Balance, Coordination, Strength but best of all lots of fun too.
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
Gym Beans – Parent and Toddler Wednesday 10:45am – 11:30am
An action packed Parent/Toddler class to start a wonderful Gymnastics journey. Fantastic for Balance, Coordination, Strength but best of all lots of fun too.
Mini Ballet with Miss Lucy Friday 9:30am – 10:15am 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 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
Mini Ballet Saturday 9am – 1oam
age 3-6 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
Dance Expression. Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Rd, Norton, Malton, YO17 8EG
Phone 01653 691102 or 07849 865736
This toddler session doesn’t include pottery painting. Toddlers are welcome for pottery painting throughout the opening times.
💥EMPOWER YOUR CHILD💥
At UMAC we provide a safe structured environment for your child to learn and develop.
✅LEARN TO RESPECT OTHERS
✅HAVE FUN and MAKE FRIENDS
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
Water Babies is the world’s leading Baby and Toddler swim school, swimming over 50,000 babies per week.
We’ll teach you to teach your little one to swim, from lesson one we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. Throughout our programme we use lots of song, games, toys and sensory activities suitable to each child’s stage of development, ensuring both you and your little one are having lots of fun whilst having precious time together and developing new skills. Swimming offers precious one to one time for you and your little one, whilst also offering the opportunity to meet lots of other parents and children in a relaxed and friendly environment.
By the end of our programme your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around water.
We work closely with Swim England, the governing body and we’ve woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. So you’ll be simply amazed at the progress your little one makes. And not only will they be able to swim independently and have learnt a skill for life – they will have grown in confidence too.
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
Tuesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Birdforth Hall, Easingwold YO61 4NW
Tuesdays: 13:00 – 14:30 The Mount, Malton YO17 7ND
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 The Mount, Malton YO17 7ND
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: 09:00 – 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
Saturdays: 09:30 – 11:30 The Mount, Malton YO17 7ND
Sundays: 10:00 – 14:30 The Kilima Hotel, 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ
Wild at Heart Hideaway is a brand-new community hub on the outskirts of Driffield, with ample free parking and wheelchair access.
WAH Hideaway hosts a variety of sessions where you can book the The Glow Room and The Nest, Baby Massage courses, Playdough sessions, “Dads Only” sessions, School Ready Sessions and much more. Suitable for 0 to 5 years. A chance for parents to get out the house with their little one and just go for a cuppa and a chit chat. A chance to meet new people and meet up with old, laugh, cry, joke, and question… most of all, escape the world and all its chaos just for 90 minutes.
Guests have access all areas at once. The GLOW room and the Nest will be open and full of toys and climbing equipment. Drinks and snacks will also be readily available for all.
A perfect chance to just get out of the house, see old friends or meet new and Discover what we are all about.
We will be opening our doors at the following times:
Monday AM (9am-12pm)
Tuesday PM (1pm-4pm)
Wednesday PM (1pm-4pm)
Thursday AM (9am-12pm)
Friday AM (9am-12pm)
Weekends are also available
Guests need to book online prior to arrival and pay £5 entry fee with a sibling discount available for those bringing more than one child.
Wild at Heart Day Nursery, Four Winds Court, Market Weighton Road, Driffield, YO25 9LH
Every Tuesday 9:15am – 11:15am
Baby and toddler group who meet every Tuesday morning in St Hilda’s Village Hall, Ampleforth.
Come for a play, coffee and a chat with local families in an informal, friendly and supportive group.
You can pop in at any time from 9.15am to 11:15am. Drinks and biscuits are provided.
Subscriptions are £2.50 per week.
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)
Sensory Sessions (0 – walking): Tuesday 10am – 10.40am – The Secret Realm, 5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough, YO11 3YS
Wednesday 10am – 10.40am – Sherburn Sports Club, Sherburn YO17 5PN
Messy Play (under 3s) – Thursday 10am – The Secret Realm, 5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough, YO11 3YS
Re-opening on Wednesday 5th January 2022
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
Tuesday 10am – 11.30am
Tern time only. Babies and toddlers up to school age
62- 64 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DZ
Tuesday 10.30-11.15am – ‘WAKE UP AND WIGGLE’
Creative movement and dance
18mths – 3 years
Book your free trial place, please call 01653 693310
Kirkham Henry, Horsemarket Road, Malton. YO17 7NB
Every Tuesday at 10.30am during term time
Stories, puppets and colouring sheets – lots of FREE fun.
St Michael Street, Malton YO17 7LJ
9.30am – 11.30am Tuesday
All children welcome from babies to school age.
Come and have a cuppa while the children have some fun.
Nunnington Village Hall
Monday 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Pickering Memorial Hall
Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am
Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall
Tuesday 1pm – 2pm
Norton Trinity Methodist Church
Thursday 10am – 11am
Old Malton Memorial Hall
Exciting weekly messy play sessions for children aged 0-5. £5.50 per session. Must be pre-booked on 07904 300074
Starting Tuesday 4th January 2022
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
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.
For more information contact Karen 01751 473004
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
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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?
Tuesday – Pockington Cricket Club, Burnby Lane. YO42 1UJ
Contact Steph Pears by phoning 07725 481334
Tuesday 9am – 11am (term time only)
Pop in cafe for parents and carers with pre-school children
All Saints Parish Church, Helmsley
Call Lucy on 01439 770033
Restarts 28th February 2022
Monday mornings 9.30am-10.45am and Tuesday mornings 9.15am – 10.30am (term time)
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