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.

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.

Featured Listing


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
E-mail: askaquastars@gmail.com


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
£3 per child, £2 for additional siblings.
Free squash, tea and coffee.
Suitable for babies aged 0 – 2years.

Baby Food Explorers 10am – 10:45am
£6 per session, £5 per additional sibling
Suitable for babies aged 6-12 months
Mini Food Explorers 11:15am – 12pm
£6 per session, £5 per additional sibling
Suitable for children aged 1-4 years
Contact foodexplorers@therapist.net for more information, to discuss any food allergies or intolerances and to book.
Booking Essential

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

Every Thursday morning we will dedicate a larger play are for our little ones and crawlers.
ALL Under 1’s are FREE before 12pm

10am – 11:30am
£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


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 admin@danceexpression.co.uk 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 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 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

Starting Thursday 15th April 2021

Infant Massage and Baby Yoga in Kirkbymoorside!

These courses can bring you and your baby so many benefits and can commonly help with things such as digestion, colic, wind, relaxation, sleep, anxiety, feeding and teething. The sessions are also a great time for you and your baby to bond, spend quality time together and learn new things along the way.

Infant Massage is suitable up until 6 months old and Baby Yoga is suitable up until 1 year old.

Both classes are held on a Tuesday and Thursday morning at Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall.

Tuesday – Infant Massage will be at 10am and Baby Yoga at 11.30 

Thursday – Infant Massage will be at 10am and Baby Yoga at 11.30 

These courses cost £35 each and consist of 5 sessions (1 session a week). There are limited spaces for each course so do email info@littleowlmassageandyoga.co.uk for details on how to book. All courses are taught by a fully qualified, certified and insured instructor in Infant Massage and Baby Yoga.


Featured Listing

Moo Music Ryedale

Starting Tuesday 27th April 2021

“Moo & friends” for only 4 weeks starting Tuesday 27th April for those with newborn babies up to pre crawling.
This class is created for new parents looking to make friends with mums/dads/carers with similar aged babies.
Taking you and your little one on a moo adventure each week with a multi sensory experience.
Location: Kirby Misperton Village hall
Contact to be added to the waiting list – if in demand more classes can be added.

Moo Music with Sarah 07528789782

We hope to see MOO very soon!

Tiny Stompers began in 2017 and is owned by Becky who has a BA in Early Childhood Studies and National Diplomas in Early Years and Baby Massage (with distinction) She is also qualified in Baby Signing, Introducing Children to Yoga and more!


Becky absolutely loves her job and the wonderful smiles it brings.


Baby Massage (Tuesday and Friday) courses are offered in the comfort of your own home or within a class environment in beautiful hired venues. They are very relaxing with basic to advanced techniques taught in every class to aid in bonding and child development. Techniques are also shown to help decrease pain caused by colic, constipation and teething. This wonderful mobile baby massage service covers Thirsk, Easingwold, York and surrounding villages.
Tiny Stompers Baby Massage Facebook Page

“We loved it so much we did the course twice!”


Music and Movement (Monday and Wednesday) 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. There’s bubbles, ribbon stick dances, parachute, baby signing and sensory play all included in 45 minutes of fun! There are plenty of resources for you to explore at your own pace too.
Tiny Stompers Facebook Page


“We can’t wait for our next class! Thanks Becky”




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

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 littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk 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)


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

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