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.


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

 


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B√łrn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Our sessions, based on the principles of the Forest School approach, allow children to¬†learn about nature, the environment, their world and themselves through natural, open ended play, creation, exploration, and discovery.

 

Term time Monday 10-11.30, 1-2.30; Wednesday 10-11.30 and Thursday 10-11.30

Join us in our beautiful woodland setting designed for you and your child to connect with each other and nature while you stay and play together.

Each session will have some adult led element such as a story or craft activity but is really intended to be child led as our environment is set up for exploration and discovery…Cook up some muddy meals in our dirty diner, hunt for insects, watch out for wildlife in our birdhide, swing, build dens, chill in the hammocks, balance on our slackline… There really is so much to enjoy!

Come explore, create, experiment and experience the awe and wonder of nature at B√łrn of the Forest.

June half term Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30-11. 11.30-1 and 1.30-3. All ages.

This session is similar to our pre-schooler session but opened up to all primary aged children for the school holidays.

Summer Holidays 2nd 3rd, 4th August 9-4pm.

A summer holiday club they’ll never forget! Join us for 3 days of forest school fun from 9am-4pm for children aged 5-11. Sessions are led by DBS checked, qualified and experienced staff and prices start from just ¬£30 a day.

Forest school looks at each child individually to enable self-esteem, independence, and creativity to flourish in the fresh air. Our high adult to child ratios of 1:6 enables staff to work closely with your child to develop skills and concepts while still giving them the opportunity to play and build relationships with their peers.

We follow the children’s lead and free play and exploration is a big part of the day. We will also plan activities such as den/shelter building, fire lighting, outdoor cooking, team games, wood work, tool use, and nature-based craft giving each participant an opportunity to learn about and connect to the natural environment, problem solve, and enjoy being part of a team.

Come explore, create, experiment and experience the awe and wonder of nature at B√łrn of the Forest.

Find out more by visiting bornoftheforest.co.uk or you can find us on social media @bornoftheforest on Facebook and Instagram.


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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)

Pannal village hall
Station Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JG
Mondays
1:30 Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)
2:30 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 ūüôā We will make your¬†little’s birthday magical!

Tel:07789192342

Email: Emily.s@hartbeeps.com

Website: www.hartbeeps.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HartbeepsHarrogateKnaresboroughWetherby

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

We would love to see you at Hartbeeps soon.


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Learn to Dive

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update April 2021

Our swimming pools at the Hydro in Harrogate and at Nidderdale leisure centre are open for lane swimming and family sessions.

Our Brimhams fitness centres at The Hydro, Nidderdale leisure centre and Ripon leisure centre are also open to members only.

To swim, or to use the gym, you must pre-book in advance.

Everybody aged 12 years old and over, who enters any of our leisure centres, or swimming pools, will need to wear a face covering in the communal areas.

Click here to pre-book & find out more

Swimming lessons for stages 4 to 10 are being offered at the Hydro in Harrogate and at Nidderdale leisure centre. These are open to existing customers.

We hope to be able to offer pre-school and stages 1 to 3 lessons as lockdown restrictions ease further, and open all lessons to new customers as resources and capacity allow.

Unfortunately, we are unable to add new customers to our pre-school or beginner lessons.

Please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/covid19 for more information and updates.


Be active, have fun and gain confidence at Harrogate Borough Council’s swimming pools

From an early morning relaxing swim to a weekend family fun session, swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, fitness time with aquafit classes and a place to have a celebratory party ‚Äď our five swimming pools have something for everyone.

Located across the district in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Starbeck all our pools have weekly programmes of swim sessions, lessons, fitness classes and private party hire.

Find out more about each pool on these pages or visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/pools

Follow in the footsteps of Yorkshire’s own Olympic diver Jack Laugher by learning to dive at the Hydro.

With a five-metre high board, two one-metre and three-metre springboards, we offer one of the most successful diving development programmes in the country.

Keep on track with the Swim England Diving Award Scheme; the Diving 1-7 awards cover seven levels of progressive diving skills, starting at complete beginner and taking the diver through to club level skills.

Lessons are available Monday to Thursday evenings and on Sundays. You must be able to swim 50 metres and be at least six years old. We also run mid-week disability diving lessons.

Find out more at www.harrogate.gov.uk/diving

The Hydro, Jenny Field Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2RP, tel: 01423 556768

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Learn to Swim

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update April 2021

Our swimming pools at the Hydro in Harrogate and at Nidderdale leisure centre are open for lane swimming and family sessions.

Our Brimhams fitness centres at The Hydro, Nidderdale leisure centre and Ripon leisure centre are also open to members only.

To swim, or to use the gym, you must pre-book in advance.

Everybody aged 12 years old and over, who enters any of our leisure centres, or swimming pools, will need to wear a face covering in the communal areas.

Click here to pre-book & find out more

Swimming lessons for stages 4 to 10 are being offered at the Hydro in Harrogate and at Nidderdale leisure centre. These are open to existing customers.

We hope to be able to offer pre-school and stages 1 to 3 lessons as lockdown restrictions ease further, and open all lessons to new customers as resources and capacity allow.

Unfortunately, we are unable to add new customers to our pre-school or beginner lessons.

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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update April 2021

Our swimming pools at the Hydro in Harrogate and at Nidderdale leisure centre are open for lane swimming and family sessions.

Our Brimhams fitness centres at The Hydro, Nidderdale leisure centre and Ripon leisure centre are also open to members only.

To swim, or to use the gym, you must pre-book in advance.

Everybody aged 12 years old and over, who enters any of our leisure centres, or swimming pools, will need to wear a face covering in the communal areas.

Click here to pre-book & find out more

Swimming lessons for stages 4 to 10 are being offered at the Hydro in Harrogate and at Nidderdale leisure centre. These are open to existing customers.

We hope to be able to offer pre-school and stages 1 to 3 lessons as lockdown restrictions ease further, and open all lessons to new customers as resources and capacity allow.

Unfortunately, we are unable to add new customers to our pre-school or beginner lessons.

Please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/covid19 for more information and updates.


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

We sing, we dance, we play, we have fun!

Moo Music is a fun and interactive musical group for 0-5yr olds!
We use our incredibly catchy original music to help us explore the world around us. Through singing, dancing, signing and sensory play – we are continuously learning without even realising!

Each week brings a new themed playlist to life! From a daring trip with dinosaurs, a dive under the sea, acrobatics with the exciting circus or a pirate adventure – we explore it all!

Our classes are based around Harrogate, Ripon & Boroughbridge and are suitable for all ages:

ūüé∂ Mini Moo – suitable for confident walkers
ūüé∂ Baby Moo – suitable from 3 months to walking
ūüé∂ Moo Born – suitable from birth to 6 months
ūüé∂ Mixed Moo – suitable for all ages (perfect for siblings)

To book or find out more please follow the links:

https://m.facebook.com/moomusicripon/?tsid=0.5901300232306705&source=result

https://moo-music.co.uk/areas/rtb

Sessions available:

Monday’s
St Wilfrid’s Community Hall, Ripon
Mini Moo – 9.30am
Baby Moo – 10.20am
Moo Born – 11.10am

Tuesday’s
St Wilfrid’s Community Hall, Ripon
Mini Moo – 10.30am
Baby Moo – 11.20am

Wednesday’s
Grewelthorpe Village Hall, Ripon
Mixed Moo – 9.30am

Thursday’s
Pannal Village Hall, Harrogate
Mini Moo – 10.15am
Baby Moo – 11am

 


01765 650151
Chantelle@moo-music.co.uk

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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.

‚ÄúThe best music class in town‚ÄĚ as quoted by our mums! Our classes will help to nurture and enhance¬†¬†EVERY child‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 2m social distancing¬†

ūüíõ¬†Reduced class sizes ‚Äď no more than 10 kids!¬†ūüíõ¬†Face masks for grown ups and visors for teachers¬†ūüíõHand sanitising stations¬†ūüíõ¬†Individual instrument trays for every child¬†ūüíõ¬†No sharing in class¬†ūüíõ¬†Specially selected instruments and equipment suitable for cleaning between classes¬†ūüíõ¬†Infection control training¬†ūüíõ¬†Plus Facebook Hub membership in case you can‚Äôt get to a class ‚Äď enjoy an online class from home!¬†ūüíõ¬†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  Р12.15

Young Baby  Р1.05

St James’ Church, Wetherby – Wednesdays

Pre-school – 10.00

Toddler – 10.50 and 11.40

Baby  Р12.30

Chain Lane Community Hub, Knaresborough – Fridays

Pre-school 9.30

Toddler – 10.15

Baby – 11.00

Contact Laura Justice  for more details.


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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 ‚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

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.co.uk

1 Cardale Park, Harrogate HG3 1RY

Class Schedule 12th April – 18th July 2021

Link to PDF brochure

 


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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.

 

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

Harrogate Monday Monkeys Playgroup

We are a friendly Playgroup at Christchurch Harrogate every Monday in term time 9:30 -11am

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.

Kidslingo Spanish!

Kidslingo Spanish! Fun Children’s Spanish Classes in Harrogate, Ripon & Wetherby

Our interactive, multi-sensory classes are action packed with songs, games, stories and activities to engage children in a foreign language in a natural and intuitive manner, so that they learn through play and social interaction.

Contact Ellen for more information 07402337347

 

Kravmaga Self Defence

Give your child a massive advantage in life…

Our Safety and Self Defence Programme for Children consists of:

Improving physical fitness and coordination, concentration, discipline and respect.
Develops confidence and determination.
Develops communication, listening and social skills.
Awareness of danger and gentle solutions to bullying and rough play (supporting schools anti-bullying policies)

Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre, Hookstone Wood Rd, Harrogate HG2 8PN

Musicality Kids

Unique music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers teaching your little ones all aspects of music.

Monday 10.30, Oatlands Community Centre  (mixed age 0-5)
Tuesday 9.45, St. Mark’s Church Harrogate (toddlers and preschool)
Tuesday 10.45, St. Mark’s Church Harrogate (babies)
Tuesday 11.45, St. Mark’s Church Harrogate (mixed age 0-5)

£36 for a six week use as you want flexipass.
Discount for siblings.
Babies under 1 accompanying a sibling, free.

Hannah on 07967 932062

 

Talking Tots

Talking Tots classes combine fun interactive games, songs, activities and stories to build on those vital early skills needed to communicate effectively. The sessions promote speaking, listening, attention, sharing, cooperation, confidence, self-esteem and phonological awareness

call Ruth on 07984327465

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

 

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