Newborn and Baby Classes and Groups in Harrogate & Knaresborough reopening
It’s been a strange year so far for all of us, not to mention those of you that have welcomed little ones into the world during lockdown! Have you had a baby in Harrogate or Knaresborough during lockdown or during early 2020? The chances are you’re desperate to get out & about to meet other local parents but in a safe & secure way. Now restrictions are slowly easing, it’s great to see some of our favourite baby classes returning.
Having a baby, particularly if it’s your first is absolutely life changing. Your whole world gets turned on it’s head, and everything is new. It is so important to get out and about & meet other parents who are going thorough a similar thing. They won’t necessarily help you with your lack of sleep and your 3am worries, but it is incredibly comforting to know that you’re not the only one going through it all!
We’ve compiled a list of baby and newborn classes in the Harrogate and Knaresborough area that are re-opening post lockdown- some suitable from birth but most from 3-6 months. We hope a lot more will open in the coming weeks and months, and as they do we’ll add them to this blog. If you know of any that aren’ included then please let us know here & we’ll add them to the list.
Phonics with Robot Reg North Leeds and Harrogate
Fun and high energy! Classes for 3 months – 4 year olds written by early years specialists and presented by a fully qualified, experienced teacher to introduce the world of letters and sounds to your little ones through play.
Each session is full of games, music, dance and much more to teach your children in exciting and interactive ways.
As well as an early introduction to the world of literacy we also help your little one develop their speech, fine and gross motor skills, confidence and social skills. Each class focuses on learning though play; together we play, dance and learn!
Babies Class is for 3 months – walking and takes place every Thursday 11.30am – 12.15 pm at Clifton Village Hall, Otley.
For more information visit their website here or see their Facebook page here.
Little Gym – Harrogate
The Little Gym have already started their Little Bugs classes but you can still sign up! Its suitable for 4 – 10 month olds and takes place on Fridays at 2.45pm.
The greater the new experiences your child has in every class at The Little Gym, the more opportunities their brain has for growth! And that enhanced brain activity and efficiency will provide the foundation for more complex levels of learning in the future. And what an exciting future that is for your little Bugs!
If you’re looking for an exciting activity for you and your baby, then their weekly classes are fun, relaxed and informative. The classes are designed to aid your baby’s development during their crucial first year through a range of sensory experiences and are suitable from birth right up to 13 months of age.
There are several classes on a Tuesday at St Wilfred’s Church Hall. There is currently only waiting list availability for autumn term. More information here.
They are recommencing their classes on Tuesday 15th September. Safely is their priority and will ensure all classes and venues are Covid-Secure and classes are run in accordance with Government Guidance.
Suitable for babies from 0 to toddling your little ones will love listening, watching and taking it all in! Classes take place on Tuesdays at St Marks Church hall. They offer a free trial too. For more information on how to book click here.
Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library
Beginning on Wednesday 16th September, they will be running outdoor sessions exclusively for parents with babies. These will take place from 10am – 11.30am at the Toy Library in the garden of St Mary’s Church. For more details visit their website.
Water babies are now open and taking booking for their Autumn classes at Henshaws College. Their classes are suitable for little ones from 12wks/lb through to 6 years, spaces are available on Wednesday twilights, Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday!
For more information visit their Facebook page here or call them on 01904 607110.
Baby Massage and Baby Yoga with Hazel
Hi Emma, I teach Baby massage and Baby yoga, my classes are full for September but I’m taking bookings now for October if you’d like any info message me , feel free to have a look at my website xxx (the venue has changed to The old chapel skipton road on Mondays and Fridays xxx)
Her September classes are full but she is now taking bookings for her October class. The venue is The Old Chapel on Skipton Road and classes take place on Mondays and Fridays. For more information visit her website here.
Ready Steady Mums
This is such a fab group and gets so much love on our Facebook Chat Group! It’s a lovely walk and then cake around the stray. You just turn up – it 10am every Friday meeting near the St George’s roundabout.
Fitness classes as well as mum and baby meet ups! For more information visit their Facebook page.
A great class in Ripon at St Wilfrid’s Community Centre and Grewelthorpe Village Hall. Classes suitable from birth. Spaces are limited, for more information and to book visit their website.
Baby Club – Everyman
Starting back early September this is a great thing to do with your newborn! Each ticket includes a hot drink and cake too! For more information visit their website.
The Little Harrogate Studio: Buggbeat
A great little outdoor fitness class. They have spaces left on their Friday classes. For more information visit their Facebook page here or call them on 07447436286
Rhythm Time baby classes include lots of fun rhymes, music and activities for you to touch, stroke and massage your little one.
Why do babies love being touched? It makes them feel secure and safe, and reminds them of the close contact & rhythmic vibrations they felt inside the womb. Cosy! Make time for snuggles and release those feel good hormones!
Not a class as such but they are taking bookings for bubbles. ZEN S&B Sensory is a four-room, fully accessible, Therapeutic Sensory Centre suitable for babies from birth. You get access to all the rooms as well as complimentary teas/coffees and biscuits. For more details visit their website here or call them on 01423 313510.
Classes are starting back week commencing 21st September at Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough. They have a class on Thursdays suitable for 0 – 18 months.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! There are also trial packages for new customers. For more details and how to book visit their website.
Always a favourite amongst our community! I’ve lost count of how many Mumbler Awards they’ve won! Their Baby Bells classes are suitable Newborn to sitting and are taking place on Monday Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Bookings haven’t gone live yet but as soon as they do you’ll be able to book here.
Knaresborough Thula Mama: Sing to Your Baby
Lovely class for newborns. Currently taking place outdoors on Friday morning from 10.15-11.15 am on a very large private green space on Greengate Lane in Knaresborough. £5 per class and they are looking at moving to an indoor location soon. To book and for more information visit their Facebook page.
Please also remember to check out our Groups and Classes listings! As always, especially at this time, please check with the organiser directly that the listed class is still going ahead.