Playgroups & Classes Harrogate

Craft & Messy Play

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The Creation Station Harrogate

We help to inspire children to explore and develop through arts and crafts. We have a programme of award winning classes, that are underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to give you a fun experience in a friendly, nurturing environment.  From painting to gloop to clay and more, your child is sure to be engaged in our weekly sessions based on the termly topic.

We offer five types of sessions-

Baby Discover (from 5-15 months)

Wednesday 11am, Winkies Softplay, Starbeck (Including free entry to softplay)

Little Explorer (from 16 months-5 years)

Wednesday 12.30pm, Winkies Softplay, Starbeck (Including free entry to softplay)

Family Fun (from 0-11 years)

Family session that runs in the school holidays or special occasions, dates and times regularly updated on our website.

Arty Party (from 1-11 years)

Throw a party with a difference, hassle free and memorable. Packages start from £100.

Cost: Sessions are from £4.95 per class.

Contact Sharon: 

Tel: 07851320987





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The Fern Club – STEAM+M children’s programme.

The Fern Club is unlike any other STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and maths) programme as our main focus throughout the class is movement; STEAM+M. Children are free to move from activity to activity as they please, experiencing STEAM inspired skills as they go.

For children aged 18 months -7 years we specialise in promoting a love for learning. Aiming to take away the pressures of formal education and encourage the child’s natural inquisitive playful self.

The Fern Club follows a curriculum of classes; specifically tailored for children, focusing on a different weekly theme. During the class each parent and child will experience skills and activities together. What’s most important though is that children love to move, so our classes have a big emphasis on motor skill development.

By no means are we looking for “finished products”, we encourage children to explore and take the lead. For you the parents we give you the tools to help your child’s inquisitive mind flourish and to spot the benefits and learning in action.

We will show you the amazing benefits to your child’s motor skill, cognitive, social and emotional development throughout the class. Seemingly simple activities often have incredible benefits to your child’s whole brain development. The Fern Club teachers will highlight the learning moments and help you to spot them in the future.

As a member of The Fern Club, you the parent will be actively involved as your child experiences new and exciting opportunities. You’ll be right there with them as they achieve new skills and master new levels of thinking. Your job is to guide your child through the activities on offer. This could be lending a helping hand, trying something together, participating beside your child or simply standing back and letting them figure it out themselves. There will be a whole range of activities on offer, some will need your assistance, others will simply need you to watch and marvel at your little one discover something new. The only thing we ask of you is that you get involved and dedicate 1-unhurried-hour to your child.

There are 3 locations in the Harrogate area on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Duchy Road, The Green Hut and Calcutt.

Parents are to stay with their child throughout the duration of the class to experience the class together.

Siblings are welcome and discounts are available to those with more than 1 child between 18 months -7 years.

Classes are booked termly with all details on the website. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, visit “  or for more information email

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Western Toddler Group

Western Toddler Group is on Wednesday and Thursday Mornings 9.15 – 10.15 am in the Reception Classroom (at the back of the school below the green & glass canopy)

Come along and join the Western Toddler group. We are a small and friendly group who meet twice weekly. Led by our early years team, we offer an opportunity for you to meet other parents and carers in the school and local community.

The children can take part in age appropriate activities and have a chance to explore one of our early years classrooms. Cost is just £3 per family. We look forward to meeting you.

If you have any enquiries please telephone us on 01423 502737 Alternatively you can email directly on


Creative Kids Harrogate

Fun and creative, crafty and messy, interactive and playful, exploring and discovering, moving, singing and dancing. Sessions aimed at 0-5’s

Messy Monkeys Harrogate & Craven

Fridays 10.30-11.30 Bilton Area Methodist ChurchAt Messy Monkeys, Harrogate and Craven, our motivation is to allow children real freedom to explore and lead their own play.  There are no aprons and few boundaries; if children want to cover themselves in custard and then roll about in feathers then that is fine with us!

Book your session now on 07377 717812