Playgroups & Classes Harrogate

Craft & Messy Play

Due to the coronavirus pandemic The Mercer Art Gallery is closed until further notice – please visit for more information and updates

Saturday Art Club at Mercer Art Gallery is for young people aged 10 years and over who enjoy painting, drawing and making things.

Each six week course involves working with different artists, learning creative skills and experimenting with new materials. You’ll be inspired by works of art in the gallery and develop confidence in your own work.

Each six week course costs £70 inclusive of all materials and refreshments.

For further information please contact tel: 01423 556188 or email

Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SA

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Western Toddler Group

Update September 2020- Unfortunately due to COVID-19 this group is not currently running. 

Welcome to Western Toddlers Group!

We meet on Wednesday mornings, 09.15 to 10.30 a.m. (term time only). Please find us in the school canteen across the back the playground. You may leave your pushchairs under the pergola and meet in the rear playground under the canopy.

We’re a small, friendly group with toys and playmats for babies, different play and art activities each week for toddlers, refreshments and a sing song and/or story to finish, all for a small charge of £3 per family.

We would be very happy to welcome you to our group!

If you have any questions, please contact:


telephone: 01423 502737

Born of the Forest – Pre-school & baby forest classes

Børn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Join us for natural, open ended play opportunities in our vast private woodland setting, led by Vikki, a qualified forest school practitioner and Early Years specialist teacher.



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

Little Learners Harrogate


We follow a unique writing program where we explore a different mark each week. Every mark helps us to form our letters, numbers, shapes & patterns.

Each session includes messy play, paint, play dough, sand, scribbling, movement and dance – all in a safe and fun environment.

Join in with fun from Wednesday 22nd May at 10.30 am at Calcutt Hall, Knaresborough.

The first 5 week term is £37.50 and one class may be carried over to the next term if you cannot make it. Siblings are half price.




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




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.  From painting to gloop to clay and more, your child will be engaged in our weekly sessions. Sessions are from £4.95 per class. Contact Sharon: 07851320987




Trinity Teddies at Knaresborough Holy Trinity Church Hall

Trinity Teddies at Knaresborough Holy Trinity Church Hall
(through the stone arch on Gracious Street and up the cobbled road)

Meet Thursdays 10 – 11.30am during term time
Songs, rhymes, creative play, big toys, painting, model making, stories, games and lots more!
All welcome!
For more details, contact Dot on 01423 862003