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.

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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

Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am

Based at Bugthorpe Under 5’s Pre School

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

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

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: www.yorkshireforestfolk.co.uk

Enquiries: sophie@yorkshireforestfolk.co.uk or 07815 775 934


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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!

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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Nurture Enrichment

Nurture offers ‘Gentle’ parent/carer and child sessions designed by Montessori guides for specific developmental stages, ranging from birth to three years.
We use treasure baskets, heuristic play materials and Montessori activities to encourage your child’s natural curiosity and self discovery.
Each of the sessions have a six week programme cycle that embraces the seasons and cultural events.
The aim of these sessions are to provide unique insights into how to bring up children to be curious, independent and yet peaceful individuals. Whilst offering friendship and support for parents and carers in a relaxed free flow environment.

10:30 – 11:30 – Baby & Me
Suitable for Newborns up to walking toddlers.
This session consists of mobiles, music and treasure baskets for your little one to explore at their own pace.

10:30 – 11:30 – Toddler & Me
Suitable for your walking toddler till they are three years old.
This session consists of large interactive mobiles, heuristic play materials, music and a Montessori practical activity corner.

(Older/younger siblings are welcome in both groups, just the focus of the activities available will be for the younger or older group depending on day)

Booking is advised for these sessions but there are drop in places available on a first come, first serve basis.
We also offer a sibling discount!

You can find us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings:

Captain Barney’s Function room
14 Railway Street
YO17 7NR

For further information or to book a session contact us on:

Tel: 07514713730 / 01653 696232
e-mail: maltonnurture.enrichment@gmail.com

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Parent & Tot Yoga

Tuesday 9.15am – 10.15am
Thursday 9.15am – 10.15am

Come and try parent and tot yoga at The Balance Rooms,

Many parents with young children have very little free time for things like exercise, so we have developed an easy flowing class where parents and their young children (birth to 4 years old) can enjoy a yoga class together. Babies can be laid in their chairs near their parents and toddlers can get in on the action and learn some asanas themselves. The focus will be on movement and breath and having some fun with yoga. It won’t be as structured as our regular classes but both parents and children will be able to walk away from the class having connected with their bodies and having learned some yoga poses.

£8 for Mum and up to 2 children. 45 mins yoga plus 15 mins run around the studio building towers with blocks whilst Mums drink green tea!

Chantelle 07490 535001 or chantelle@thebalancerooms.co.uk.

11 Smiddy Hill, Pickering, YO18 7AN


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)

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



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






Saturday 9 am

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)

Baby & Toddler Group at the Stew & Oyster

Tuesday 9am – “Brew & Dumplings”

Drop in baby & toddler group

Stew & Oyster, Old Town Hall, Malton
01653 531000

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?!

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

Rhythm Time in Thirsk

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

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.

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

Call Jenny on 07415 989946


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

White Syke Explorers

Tuesday 10am – 12pm, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Thursday 10am – 12pm, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

For parents and their child/ren to explore the woodlands and meet other people.

Sessions are free flow, allowing children to explore the woods at their own pace.  There is den building, muddy kitchen, explorer camp, cooking over the fire, craft activities and more!

Term time only.

White Syke Farm. Sand Hutton, YO41 1LN

Book via the Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017