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 £15 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 ‘dis-DANCING’ 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/

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

9:15am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:10am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

11:00am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

12:00pm 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 8QT

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

 

Weekend classes  are held once a month at Pannal village hall (Pannal village hall, Station Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JG)  please email emily.s@hartbeeps.com for more information.


We also do parties for 1-4 year olds 🙂 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 ‘like’ our page for updates about our sessions.

We would love to see you at Hartbeeps soon.


07789192342
Emily.s@hartbeeps.com
www.hartbeeps.com/

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Featured Listing

Learn to Swim

Due to the coronavirus pandemic Harrogate Council owned Swimming Pools are closed until further notice – 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
• The Hydro, Jenny Field Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2RP | 01423 556768 | hydro@harrogate.gov.uk
• Knaresborough Pool, King James Road, Knaresborough, HG5 8EB | 01423 860011 | knaresboroughpool@harrogate.gov.uk
• 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, high energy and educational! Classes for 3 months – 4 year olds written by early years specialists and presented by a fully qualified, experienced primary 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 fine and gross motor skills, turn taking skills, speech, confidence and social skills.

Find the right class for your little one:

Babies Class (3 months – walking) An early introduction to the world of literacy through nursery rhymes using a multisensory approach. If you have had a baby in lockdown this class will be a lovely way to meet other mums in a safe, indoor environment.

Minis’ Class (age 1- 2 years) A great class to help develop your toddlers speech and language skills through songs, rhymes, role play whilst also introducing them to letters and sounds.

Preschool Class (age 3 – 4 years). My preschool classes are fun and energetic so your little ones won’t even realise they are learning.

We work on oral blending and segmenting to help with early sound recognition. We learn letter sounds and develop our fine and gross motor skills through dance and play.

These classes will give both you as parents and your children confidence in early Phonics before starting school.

Come along with your little one this Summer and find out for yourself!

Wednesday

Calcutt and Forestmoor Village Hall HG5 8JG

10:00 – 10:45am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

11:00 – 11:45 Phonics with Robot Reg Minis

Pannal Village Hall HG3 1JJ

1:15 – 2 pm Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

Thursday

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

10:45 – 11:30 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg

11:45 – 12:30 Babies Phonics with Robot Reg

Friday

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg


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

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FUN, EDUCATIONAL & AWARD WINNING music classes.rhythm time logo

Your little one’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination will flourish with our fun, quality music sessions.

“The best music class in town” as quoted by our mums! Our classes will help to nurture and enhance  EVERY child’s development and innate musical ability.

At a critical time in your child’s formative years, Rhythm Time offers a wide variety of activities. These activities help brain development, balance, concentration, listening skills and language which in turn help with reading, writing, maths, co-ordination and socialising.

Rhythm Time also helps stimulate your child’s imagination and also develops specific musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch and listening. It’s the perfect foundation for school and future music making!

Rhythm Time’s baby classes and Young Baby Courses will help the development of your baby from birth+.

Our Young Baby Courses have been created specifically for very young babies from birth to 6 months.  These focus on developmental and multi-sensory activities specifically designed for very young babies and their early development.

COVID SECURE classes – 2m social distancing 

💛 Reduced class sizes – no more than 10 kids! 💛 Face masks for grown ups and visors for teachers 💛Hand sanitising stations 💛 Individual instrument trays for every child 💛 No sharing in class 💛 Specially selected instruments and equipment suitable for cleaning between classes 💛 Infection control training 💛 Plus Facebook Hub membership in case you can’t get to a class – enjoy an online class from home! 💛 Feel safe in your Rhythm Time class as we put your safety first.

We are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association which means that you can be confident that our classes are some of the best available for parents and carers.

Elim Pentecostal Church, Harrogate

Mondays:

Toddler – 10.00 and 10.50

Baby – 11.40

Tuesdays:

Pre-school – 9.45

Toddler – 10.35 and 11.35

Baby  – 12.15

Young Baby  – 1.05

St James’ Church, Wetherby – Wednesdays

Pre-school – 10.00

Toddler – 10.50 and 11.40

Baby  – 12.30

Chain Lane Community Hub, Knaresborough – Fridays

Pre-school 9.30

Toddler – 10.15

Baby – 11.00

Contact Laura Justice  for more details.


07577 531359
laurajusticerhythmtime@gmail.com
www.rhythmtime.net/find-a-class

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Fun, fun, fun and high energy! Classes for 1 – 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 – 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 – 10:30am Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class
10:45 – 11:30 Minis Sounds Right class

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

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


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

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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 – 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 – 11.15am (term time only)
Tel 01423 862702
Email knaresboroughcc@harrogate.gov.uk
Find us on Stockwell Avenue, Knaresborough, HG5 OLG

CLASSES, PARTIES AND CAMPS

For every stage of your child’s development – from 4 months to 12 years – 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.co.uk

1 Cardale Park, Harrogate HG3 1RY

Class Schedule 12th April – 18th July 2021

Link to PDF brochure

 


harrogate.thelittlegym.co.uk/

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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!

Baby Massage and Baby Yoga With Hazel

Thursdays – Apley Grange, Harrogate

10am – BABY MASSAGE – for babies from birth to active crawlers.

11.15am – BABY YOGA – babies from 12 weeks

Fridays – The Old Chapel, Harrogate

10am – TODDLER YOGA – 2.5-4 years

11.15am – BABY YOGA – babies from 7 months

12.30pm – BABY YOGA – babies from 8 weeks

1.45pm – TODDLER YOGA – 2.5-4 years

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

 

 

Chris Jones Martial Arts Knaresborough

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.

 

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.

Enchantica’s Baby Beats and Rising Stars

Enjoy our magical sing along learning adventures which includes sprinkles of pre-school yoga:

Thursdays and Fridays

Baby Beats (0-3yrs)

Rising Stars (2.5-5yrs)

07875-275447

 

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

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.

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,

Socatots

Socatots Harrogate, run by Dan Spencer

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

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.No experience necessary as everything is taught by ear.

Classes are on Friday mornings from 10.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. – currently on Zoom during lockdown, resuming  at Gracious Street Methodist Church soon.

Cost is £5 per session

Please call Jenny 07971 200801 to book

Toddlers group at Jennyfields

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

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