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.

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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Music and Fun! Let’s sing and dance and learn new songs and rhymes! Play with the parachute and meet the puppets! Harminis is a super fun music and movement class for preschoolers, babies and toddlers.

Established in 2008 by Kate Tyson (Smith) when her first child was small, she’s still running classes now her latest is here. ◦

The classes explore music and sensory play each week. Kate teaches songs that might be new to you and also traditional nursery rhymes and games.

Alongside the importance of the children learning and being exposed to lots of new experiences Kate is very keen for parents to network and make new friends.

Wednesday 9:30am /10:45am /1:30pm at Captain Barney’s, Malton

Friday 10am at Helmsley Arts Centre

Scarborough class listed on Scarborough Mumbler here

Kate Tyson

Book via the Website HERE

Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Little Legs for children aged 18months to 5 years.

Where all children should start their journey. We offer soft play and parent play sessions to ease children Into our fun & safe environment.

BSA Sports Centre, Swinton,
Lowfield Lane,
YO17 6SE

Contact Robbie of Hawkes Health & Fitness

07584 418403
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On hold due to COVID19

Wednesdays in term time 8:30-1pm

Rising Stars is a playgroup session which welcomes all children who are due to start school the following September. It’s a lovely session where parents and carers don’t stay. Your child is cared for by the pre school Aunties who have a wealth of experience and qualifications in childcare.

The children participate in a variety of activities including baking, forest school, PE (which also helps them practice getting changed independently) and starting to learn phonics. The session ends with everyone eating their packed lunch together. This all helps in their preparation for starting ‘big school’.

Cost £5 per hour or childcare vouchers accepted. Children do not need to attend other pre school sessions to be able to attend. Please phone the pre school on 07982 834159 for more information.


Wednesdays, 09:00-11:30 at Terrington Village Hall, during term time.

Weekly stay and play session for parents/carers and babies/toddlers age 0-4.

£3.50 for first child, with additional children 50p. Includes hot drinks for adults and snack for children.

Booking required for each session for any participant aged 5years and above. Booking HERE

Covid-19 regulations compliant. Parents/carers are to supervise their children at all times, and to abide by Covid-secure guidelines, which will include wearing a face covering (unless exempt) in certain areas.


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

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)


CB Swimming

Classes return w/c 12th April 2021

Swimming classes taught by local, independent instructor Chris. Suitable for 3 years plus, £8 per lesson.

Now swimming at Stamford Bridge – Mondays from 6pm for older children, Wednesday afternoons from 4pm and Saturday afternoons from 2pm. Also a parent and baby class on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons.

For more info call 07900 930802

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

Easingwold Martial Arts

Restarting w/c 12th April 2021

4.30-5pm Tiny Tigers (3-5 year olds)
5-5.30pm Tigers ( 6-8 year olds)
5.30-6pm Junior Karate/Kickboxing (8-13 years)
6-7pm Junior Judo (8-13 year olds)

4.30-5pm Tiny Tigers (3-5 year olds)
5-5.30pm Tigers ( 6-8 year olds)
5.30-6pm Junior Karate/Kickboxing (8-13 years)

5-5.30pm Tiny Tigers (3-5 year olds)
5.30-6pm Tigers ( 6-8 year olds)
6-6.30pm Junior Karate/Kickboxing (8-13 years)

Our classes are held at our full time training centre in Easingwold
Unit 20, Shires Bridge Business Park
York Road
YO61 3EQ
01347 811351

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

Langton Stay & Play

On hold due to COVID19

Langton Stay & Play is a baby/toddler/preschool group every Wednesday morning during term time at 9.15am-11.15am

  • Open to all parents/grandparents/carers with children age 0 to school age
  • Age appropriate toys in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Fun, creative and imaginative play
  • Craft, singing and stories
  • Tea/coffee for adults and snack time for children
  • First Session FREE!

Held within Langton Primary School, 2 The Green, Langton, Malton, YO17 9QP.

Please contact us through our facebook page (Langton Stay Play) or, alternatively, contact Elaine Wray on 07944 044221

Little Stars Parent & Toddler Group

Restarting 21st April 2021 

9.15am to 10.30am and 1045am – 12pm Wednesday & Thursday
Wrelton village hall

Fun play, a fun activity and a drink and snack. Open to all parents/carers/grandparents and their 0-5 year olds £4 per a child. (Older siblings welcome in holidays)

Run through most school holidays as well as term time

Pre-book by texting Donna Louise Firth on 07596 879108

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!

Pickering Preschool Playgroup – Stay and Play

Pickering Preschool Playgroup
Stay and play session on a Wednesday afternoon, term time only 1.15 until 2.45pm.
£2.50 per child from Birth to 4 years including a snack for the children.

We can be found in the Portable Cabin on the site of Pickering Infant School.

Masks to he worn by all parents/carers please.
Mobile number: 07910 147095

Stamford Bridge Community Pool

Wednesday 10am – 11am. Parents / Carers session with Pre School Children
Adults £3, 3 – 9yrs £2, 2 & under Free
Stamford Bridge Junior School, 5 Church Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1BP :: Telephone: 07432 350598

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

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

Trinity Stay and Play

On hold due to COVID19

Wednesday 9.30am – 11am

Norton Trinity Methodist Church
Commercial St, Norton YO17 9ES
Phone: 01653 692504

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