Playgroups & Classes Harrogate

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Playgroups and classes

Harrogate and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on.

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.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.


Featured Listing

Baby Sensory

Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…

Tuesdays
St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Harrogate HG1 2EY
10.00am 6-13 months
11.30am birth-6 months
1.00pm birth-13 months
2.30pm birth-13 months

Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Gracious Street, Knaresborough, HG5 8BQ
11.00am 6-13 months
12.30pm birth-6 months

Fridays
Wetherby Sports Association (beside Leisure Centre), LS22 5HA
10.00am 6-13 months
11.30am birth-6 months
1.00pm birth-13 months
All classes last 1 hour, which includes our sensory activities and also time in the fantastic exploratory play area.

You can join us at any time (pending availability) and your fee reflects the number of weeks remaining in the term. Please note, if a class is marked as ‘wait list’, please try to book onto another class to avoid disappointment. Once all class places have been filled, a place would not become available until the next term.

Visit  the Baby Sensory Website for more details and to book a trial.

Alternatively email harrogate@babysensory.co.uk or phone 07970 122187 for more information.

After dancing online throughout lockdown, we are so excited to be back in our physical classes and dancing with our little stars again in person.  Our preschool dance and ballet syllabus offers four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years.

 

Tots (6-18mth), Tinies (18mth-3yr), Movers (3-4yr), Groovers (4-6yr)

Mondays – Killinghall

9.45am Tinies

10.30am Movers

11.15am Tots

 

Tuesdays – Knaresborough

11.00am Movers

11.45am Tinies

12.30pm Tots

 

Wednesdays – Harrogate

9.45am Movers

10.30am Tinies

11.15am Tots

 

Fridays – Killinghall

9.45am Tinies

10.30am Movers

 

Saturdays – Beckwithshaw & Knaresborough

9.30am Tinies

10.15am Movers

11.15am Groovers

 

You can start classes with babyballet at any time and we offer a three-week introductory trial for £15.00 to trial our magical classes before committing to a term. 

Please rest assured all of our classes have Covid secure measures in place and we are practising social ‚Äėdis-DANCING‚Äô at all of our venues.

 

Visit (https://babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/harrogate-knaresborough-ripon/) for more details and to book a trial. You can also email Miss Kim at harrogateknaresboroughripon@babyballet.co.uk or call/text 07873 443595

 


07873 443595
harrogateknaresboroughripon@babyballet.co.uk
babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/harrogate-knaresborough-ripon/
Featured Listing

Ballet at Chatsworth Dance

Chatsworth Dance believe our combination of expertise and enthusiasm provides top quality tuition and facilities.

We hold over 70 classes a week in 2 dedicated studios as well as additional classes at Harrogate Gymnastics at Hornbeam park with 8 qualified teachers teaching over 500 students (Girls, boys & ladies)
Classes start from 18 months upwards (no upper limit!) there is something for everyone including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre

Born to Dance (baby ballet age 18 months to 3 years) This class is for babies/toddlers and a parent/guardian. Designed to introduce boys and girls to movement, rhythm and co-ordination through music (accompanied by an adult).
Pre-School Dance (ages 3 and 4) A class devised especially for boys and girls aged 3 years to school age. The emphasis is on freedom of movement, development of co-ordination and building confidence.
Ballet (IDTA syllabus) Still as popular as ever Рindeed we currently have over 140 students coming to ballet classes every week! Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance. We currently run 16 classes per week covering 10 different grades/standards
Tap (IDTA syllabus) Popular with teachers as well as students, tap spans many diverse musical styles and is enjoying an increasing popularity amongst our students. Beginners through to Seniors.
Modern Jazz¬†(IDTA syllabus)¬†Modern Jazz is designed to be a combination of structure and fun ‚Äď principally geared to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre. ¬†Beginners through to Seniors.
Freestyle & Boys Dance (IDTA syllabus) Our freestyle classes are very popular and very energetic. Covering age ranges from 6+ to 17+.
Musical Theatre & Theatrecraft¬†For those who aspire to emulate the stars of “Mamma Mia” or even the “X” Factor, our Musical Theatre classes give the opportunity for students to exercise their vocal talents as well as their dancing skills.
Zumba Fitness¬ģ & Zumba Gold¬ģ¬†is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Zumba Gold¬ģ is the low impact version.
Adult Tap & Ballet We run a number of classes both adults returning to dance and beginners
Discofit A unique exercise and fitness programme for all levels based on ever-popular disco classics!

For the current timetable visit chatsworthdance.co.uk/timetable

Tel 01423 522322 or visit chatsworthdance.co.uk

 

CJMAA are a full-time Martial Arts Academy based in Knaresborough. With classes running 6 days a week for both children & adults, Chris and his team of instructors have been teaching in the area, full-time, for nearly 15 years. In 2013, CJMAA were themselves winner of a Mumbler award in recognition of their popular children’s classes.

At CJMAA their goal is to make Martial Arts accessible to all with class types ranging from pre-school parent & child classes to adult kickboxing and ladies only sessions. Home to multiple World, European and National champions, CJMAA is also a great place for students who wish to take their training to the next level.

Their center based on Park Avenue, just of Boroughbridge Road, is custom fitted with all the required safety equipment and holds a 5 star CMAA Kite Mark rating.

Please feel free to stop by our Facebook group for more of an idea on what we do

www.CJMAA.co.uk

We’re pleased to announce details of our under 5s activities week.

All sessions are free – we just ask that the child participating is a member of the library.

If they don’t have a library card, they can get one on the day of the activity. Parents/carers are welcome to join the library too!

For activities that require booking, please contact the library 01609 536658 or harrogate.library@northyorks.gov.uk to book.

There is also lots of information on our facebook page.

Featured Listing

Hartbeeps

hartbeepsHartbeeps is a music and movement class for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. A magical,musical soundtrack comes to life through puppetry, props and fun allowing your child to be at the centre of their own adventure and creates a sound journey down the rabbit hole into a childhood world of imagination.

We offer 3 types of classes for you and your little one to enjoy:

Happy House: Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.

Baby Beeps: sitting to walking confidently babies
Baby Bells: Newborn to sitting confidently babies

 

Calcutt Village Hall

Knaresborough

HG5 8JA

Mondays

9:30am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby Bells (Newborn to sitting)

St James’ Church

Church Street

Wetherby

LS22 6LP

Tuesdays

9:30am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby Bells (Newborn to sitting)

 

Harrogate Gymnastics 

Wednesdays

Unit 7, The Zone

Hornbeam Park

Harrogate

HG2 8AQ

9:30am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby Bells (Newborn to sitting)

Classes must be booked in advanced per termly booking at www.bookeo.com/hartbeepsharrogate


We also do¬†parties¬†for 1-4 year olds ūüôā We will make your¬†little’s birthday magical!

Tel:07789192342

Email: Emily.s@hartbeeps.com

Website: www.hartbeeps.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hartbeepsharrogate

Please ‚Äėlike‚Äô our page for updates about our sessions.

We would love to see you at Hartbeeps soon.

Featured Listing

Learn to Swim

Due to the coronavirus pandemic Harrogate Council owned Swimming Pools are closed until further notice ‚Äď please visit¬†www.harrogate.gov.uk/covid19¬†for more information and updates

Jump into swimming lessons with our Learn to Swim programme. Children can learn to swim at the Hydro, Starbeck Baths and Knaresborough pool. Lessons are taught by our friendly and fully-qualified instructors and we follow the Swim England learn-to-swim framework. They run seven days a week, all year round (including school holidays, but not over Christmas and New Year).

We help your child improve their skills in the water and use different colour bands (red to gold) to represent increasing ability levels. These combine stroke technique, water safety and stamina.

We also run one of the most successful disability swimming programmes in the UK. Swimming lessons for children with special educational needs, disabilities or who find mainstream provision too challenging run at the Hydro every Sunday. They can progress through our star scheme into our hot shot swim squad, and in partnership with Harrogate District Swimming Club are able to take part in a range of competitive opportunities.

For more information please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/swimminglessons or email swimminglessons@harrogate.gov.uk

Alternatively speak to our staff at your preferred pool
‚ÄĘ The Hydro, Jenny Field Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2RP | 01423 556768 | hydro@harrogate.gov.uk
‚ÄĘ Knaresborough Pool, King James Road, Knaresborough, HG5 8EB | 01423 860011 | knaresboroughpool@harrogate.gov.uk
‚ÄĘ Starbeck Baths, Spa Lane, Harrogate, HG2 7JF | 01423 883155 | starbeck_pool@harrogate.gov.uk

Your little one will gain water confidence, have fun and play in our Rain Drops and Rain Tots lessons at the Hydro, Starbeck Baths and Knaresborough Pool.

Open to children aged from six months to three years old, the lessons include structured play, songs and an introduction to basic swimming.

You join your child in the water to help provide support.

For more details about our Learn to Swim lessons visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/swimminglessons 

For lesson times and class availability please contact our swimming pools directly:

·       The Hydro, Jenny Field Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2RP Tel: 01423 556768 Email: hydro@harrogate.gov.uk

·       Knaresborough Pool, King James Road, Knaresborough, HG5 8EB Tel: 01423 860011  Email: knaresboroughpool@harrogate.gov.uk

·       Starbeck Baths, Spa Lane, Harrogate, HG2 7JF Tel: 01423 883155 Email: starbeck_pool@harrogate.gov.uk

Fun, fun, fun and high energy! Classes for 1 ‚Äď 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, confidence and social skills.
Find the right class for your little one:
Minis’ Class (age 1- 2.5 years)
Preschool Class (age 2.5 ‚Äď 4 years).
Each class focuses on learning through play; together we play, dance, sing and learn.
Come along with your little one this Autumn and find out for yourself!

Wednesday
St Barnabas Church Hall, Alwoodley LS17 7NA
9:45 ‚Äď 10:30am Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class
10:45 ‚Äď 11:30 Minis Sounds Right class

Thursday
Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES
9:45 ‚Äď 10:30am Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class
10:45 ‚Äď 11:30 Minis Sounds Right class

Friday
Kidzplay Centre, Harrogate HG2 8DS
9:45 ‚Äď 10:30am Minis Sounds Right class
10:45 ‚Äď 11:30 Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class


soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk/pages/north-leeds-and-harrogate

Social  

Stay and Play is a fun parent and toddler group for preschool children hosted at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre and Knaresborough Community Centre.

There’s lots of exciting things going on to entertain your little one including toys, bikes, bouncy castle and games.

Everyone is welcome. It costs just £2.25 per child and £1 for each additional child (includes snack and drink).

Stay and Play at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre
Fridays 9.30am ‚Äď 11.30am (term time only)
Tel 01423 521667
Email jennyfieldscommunitycentre@harrogate.gov.uk
Find us at Grantley Drive (next to the Co-op), Harrogate HG3 2XU

Stay and Play at Knaresborough Community Centre
Mondays 9.15am ‚Äď 11.15am (term time only)
Tel 01423 862702
Email knaresboroughcc@harrogate.gov.uk
Find us on Stockwell Avenue, Knaresborough, HG5 OLG

Featured Listing

The Little Gym Harrogate

CLASSES, PARTIES AND CAMPS

For every stage of your child‚Äôs development ‚Äď from 4 months to 12 years ‚Äď The Little Gym offers a diverse line up of classes, camps and parties filled with movement, music, learning and laughter. Your little ones will make friends, reach developmental milestones and build self confidence while having Serious Fun.

Tel: 01423 701560 or email: harrogate@thelittlegym.eu

1 Cardale Park, Harrogate HG3 1RY

 

Class Schedule – 2019 – 2020 2nd September 2019 – 19th July 2020

 

AC8 Academy – Football Tots

AC8 Football Tots
Friday Mornings
Bilton Health & Wellbeing Hub, Harrogate
A fun weekly football class, encouraging your little one to develop their communication, coordination and social skills with our expert coaches!

AEGIS Martial Arts Classes

Ninja Tots-Martial Arts Class for ages 3 to 6 at a family friendly martial arts centre
Monday  to Thursday 5:00 Р5:30pm and Saturday: 9:30 to 10:00 am

Family Classes- Martial Arts Class for ages plus, come and train with your kids, share the experience

Monday  to Thursday 6:00 Р6:30pm and Saturday: 11:00 to 11:30 am
AEGIS Martial Arts Academy, Beech Avenue
For more information and to book contact James on 07889 906254

Buds and Blossom Online Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga online, every Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 7.30pm via zoom. Our Pregnancy classes are designed to:

‚ÄĘ Bring comfort to pregnancy
‚ÄĘ Prepare you for a positive birthing experience
‚ÄĘ Keep you fit and health

More details contact Jal on 07877051246

Cricket Tykes

A weekly class for 4-7 year olds teaching cricket skills to develop hand eye co-ordination and movement skills. Classes held across the Harrogate district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more info and to book visit our website

Football tots Ripon

The classes are a great way for children and parents to enjoy time together and develop the essential skills needed for starting school.
Contact Brian on 01765 620374 or 07595 297639

Wednesday at Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon
9.15 – 10.00 for 2 – 3 years

10.00 – 10.45 for 2 – 3 years

13.00 – 13.45 for 3 – 4 years

14.00 – 14.45 for 3 – 4 years

Friday at Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon
9.15 – 10.00 for 3 – 4 years

10.15 – 11.00 for 3 – 4 years

11.15 – 12.00 for 2 – 3 years

Harrogate Gymnastics Pre-School Sessions

Our structured pre-school sessions are fun and energetic sessions designed to help little ones find their confidence in a class setting whilst exploring the equipment.

For those who want to explore and play on their own terms, we have our drop in sessions which run several times during the week – these sessions are also great as there is no booking required just turn up on the day!

The drop in sessions are £6 per child, and more information can be found on our website:  01423  874793

Huby and Weeton Tots Group

Huby and Weeton Tots Group
Runs two Friday’s a month please email for dates

Really friendly group and everyone is welcome
From birth to four
Costs £1
Based at Almscliffe Hall Huby

I want to Ride My Bike with Dave Burns

Magic Hours are available every weekend. If your little one is itching to get onto 2 wheels be it balancing and or pedaling, now’s your chance! If they are already riding and need to brush up on their skills/got a new bike, then an hours 1:1 tuition is perfect too

More info on website.

Karate Dojo Classes in Ripon

The Karate Dojo Ripon offers karate classes for 4/5 year olds (Karate Tigers) & children/adults aged 6+. Free 2 week trial. Classes are taught by Sensei Ady Gray, 6th Dan. Central Ripon location. Discipline – Fun – Fitness – Confidence. Contact us now on 07972 227772 to book your free trial.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kids disco at Kidzplay

Come along from 3pm for toddler disco then PARTY DANCES AND DISCO FUN!

£5.50 entry includes soft play, disco and a kids meal,

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

 

 

 

Monkey Business

Monkey Business at The Baptist Church Hall (by Odeon roundabout) Walking-2yrs Active play class covering balance, agility, coordination and ball skills. £4.50 per class.

Moo Music

What doo we doo? We sing. we moove, we play, we learn.

Monday 10am-10.40 Baby Moo and 10.55-11.35am Mixed Moo Chain Lane Community Hub

Friday 9.45-10.25am Baby Moo and 10.40-11.20am Mixed Moo Elim Pentecostal Church

Contact Yvette & Grace 07984 5285881

Singamajigs

Classes take place in various locations in Harrogate and Boroughbridge. Please contact Karen Allen on 01423 552918  for further information.

Monday Kidzplay, Boroughbridge YO51 9NR

Tuesday Kidzplay,Harrogate, HG2 8DS

Wednesday Kidzplay, Harrogate, HG2 8DS

Friday Kidplay, Harrogate,HG2 8DS

Socatots

Socatots Harrogate, run by Dan Spencer

Friday 9.30am, Chain lane Community centre Knaresborough
           10.15am, Chain lane Community centre Knaresborough

Tennis Tykes

Tuesday – St Andrews Church Hall, Starbeck 10.00-10.45am (2-4 yr olds)

Tuesday – Ripley Town Hall, Ripley 4.45-5.30pm & 5.30-6.15pm(4-8 yr olds)

Thursday- St Andrews Church Hall, Starbeck 10-10.45am & 10.45-11.30am (2-4 yr olds)

Friday- Kidzplay 1.00-1.45pm & 1.45-2.30pm (2-4 yr olds)

Contact: Caroline Buncall on 07843342662

The Brigades at Starbeck

We are a Christian based youth group that caters to all age groups (4-18) and both Boys and Girls. We meet at Starbeck Methodist Church every Friday during term time. With a programme of award based activities that all children can enjoy no matter what their interests or abilities are.

For more information please phone 07793842369

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

 

 

 

Thula Mama

Thula Mama is a weekly informal singing group for women and their babes in arms where mums learn songs and lullabies from around the world in a-cappella harmony. Mums are made comfy on warm cosy sofas and are served tea and biscuits and homemade cakes while they make friends and sing beautiful and uplifting songs to their babies.

No experience necessary as everything is taught by ear.

Classes are¬†on Friday mornings from 10.15 a.m. ‚Äď 11.45 a.m. in the Forest Room.

Cost is £3.00 per session including refreshments.

Everyone is welcome РPlease call Jenny Cook on 07971 200801 to book your place.

Toast

8.45am to 10am. Toast is a drop in for mums and carers on the school run.

Friday mornings in the middle hall at Woodlands Methodist Church next door to Willow Tree Community Primary School.

We offer refreshments and plenty of toast!  All our staff are volunteers from the church, all have CRB clearance and are trained in Safeguarding. Included on the rota are the Church’s Minister Christine and the Family Worker Matthew. TOAST provides a bit of Me time before the demands of the supermarket shop or housework!

TOAST drop in for parents and carers

8.45am to 10am Woodlands Methodist Church TOAST drop in for parents and carers on the school run.

Call in for tea, toast and plenty of chat! Play area for babies and pre-schoolers and seasonal craft activities. Parking available. No charge but donations welcome. All staff are Safeguarding trained. Fridays in term time

Toddler group & toddler praise sessions at St. Marks Church

Monday: Toddler Praise Group: Meets alternate Mondays during term-time at St. Mark’s Church on Leeds Road, 10am-11.30am, music, singing, bible stories, craft activities, refreshments, FREE
Thursday: Toddler Group: Meets every Thursday during term-time at St. Mark’s Church on Leeds Road, 10am-11.30am, toys, crafts, singing, ¬£2.50 per family
Friday: Toddler Praise Group: Meets alternate Fridays during term-time at St. Mark’s Church on Leeds Road, 10am-11.30am, music, singing, bible stories, craft activities, refreshments, FREE

Toddlers group at Jennyfields

9.15-11.30am Toddlers at Jennyfield Stysn Centre £1 per child. Everyone welcome.

Trinity TOTS

10am-12 noon Trinity Methodist Church, Mother and Toddler group (Trinity TOTS).

We meet every Friday at 10am-12 noon. in term time.

We¬†welcome back our regular families and also look forward to meeting new Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers and of course the tots….. ¬£1 to include refreshments.

Hope to see you soon

Water Babies

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. suitable for little ones from birth up to school age.  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.

 

Contact 01904 607110

 

Young At Art Harrogate

Young At Art

Tel 01423 502 215

Monday at 2.30pm – all ages

Tuesday at 2.15pm – all ages

Wednesday at 10am – babies from sitting up

Wednesday at 11am – all ages

Thursday at 9.45am – all ages

Friday at 10am – all ages