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.

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Babyballet

Hi, I’m Miss Leah and I’m delighted to be bringing the magic of babyballet® to children in the Harrogate area.

Babyballet® is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. Our dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and non-competitive environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet® syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

We are joined in class by the babyballet® bears, Twinkle & Teddy, who help to encourage all the little stars to interact and share as they learn to dance without any pressure.

Give your child the chance to dance at your local babyballet school where there’s always a warm and friendly welcome -come and join the fun!

For class information or to book please contact me using the details below. You can also book your place on our website

Email: harrogate@babyballet.co.uk

Tel: 07730 569496 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harrogatebabyballet/


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Boogie Babes

As well as their usual sessions, Boogie Babes are joining the residents of 4 Dementia care homes! Are you looking for an afternoon activity for your little ones? Then come and be part of something special: Come and wiggle, dance, sing, shake pom-poms, flip the parachute, and pop the bubbles with the residents of one of four Dementia care units.

After reading about the positive impact brought about by mixing these two very different age groups and the benefits for both, I decided Boogie Babes would be perfect!

Refreshments included at the end of the class.

Come and have a truly happy afternoon

The classes will be pay as you go but booking is required (for insurance purposes) by going to :-

boogiebabes.biz/generations

All the booking information, times and venues are on the timetable below or by visiting boogiebabes.biz/northyorkshire

For any more information or any queries you may have or check out my

Facebook page – Boogie Babes Harrogate 
Instagram page –boogiebabeshgt


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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

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 – indeed 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 – 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® & Zumba Gold® 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® 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

 


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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.

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


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Harrogate Gymnastics Club

Harrogate Gymnastics Club is a not-for -profit organisation (opened in September 2009) that delivers gymnastics and movement sessions from children 6 months to 18 years. The club has everyone from pre school gymnasts coming for drop in sessions to explore the gym and learn valuable motor skills to beginner gymnasts and gymnasts competing at a National level.

Classes run every day of the week at various different time depending on age and ability of the gymnasts. We pride ourselves on offering gymnastics for all at a reasonable price. The club is a British Gymnastics registered club and all staff our fully qualified and CRB checked.

 

www.harrogategymnastics.co.uk

info@harrogategymnastics.co.uk

Harrogate Gymnastics
2nd Floor
The Zone
Hornbeam Park
Harrogate
HG2 8QT


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Harrogate Gymnastics Pre-School Sessions

Pre-School – Term time sessions

Getting a head start

Bouncing, spinning, rolling – children are already natural-born gymnasts. So if you want to help yours develop their physical skills, what better place to start than at Harrogate Gymnastics? In our Pre-school Classes we teach your children important skills like balance and co-ordination. With expert supervision and a playful environment, it’s a great way for them to have fun and lay the foundations of a healthy, active lifestyle. With an adventure playground to explore and lots of exciting activities to get involved in, the sessions are always energetic and entertaining. And while they’re having fun with new friends, they’ll also be getting a head start in the world of physical exercise.

Structured Classes

Our pre-school structured classes are for children aged from 2.5 years old who can participate independently of their parent/carer. Each class is 40 minutes of fun, continuous activity using the full range of gymnastic equipment, trampolines, and the foam pit. With a small coach to children ratio, each child receives proper instruction and has many opportunities to practise gymnastic skills that help develop and improve their listening skills, balance, spacial awareness, coordination, flexibly, agility, and strength. We will regularly evaluate each child’s progress against the stage criteria to see which specific areas need further work, where they are excelling and how much they are improving.

 

Drop-in Sessions.

All of our drop-in sessions are open to all pre-school children accompanied by an adult and, new to the drop-in, we now have a special baby area for our smallest members. Sessions are £5 each child, and there’s no need to book – just come along and have a go! Visit www.harrogategymnastics.co.uk to see the current timetable.

info@harrogategymnastics.co.uk

Harrogate Gymnastics
2nd Floor
The Zone
Hornbeam Park
Harrogate
HG2 8QT


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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


Monday morning at Calcutt Village Hall, Knaresborough, HG5 8JA

10:00am Baby Beeps: Sitting to Toddling
11:00am Happy House: Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.

Monday Afternoon: Kidzplay Harrogate,  Beech Ave, Harrogate HG2 8DS

2:00pm Baby Bells: newborn to sitting  

Tuesday Morning at St James Church, Church Street, Wetherby, LS22 6LP

9:30am Happy House: Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.
10:30am Baby Beeps: Sitting to toddling.
11:45am Baby Bells: Newborn to sitting.

Wednesday morning at The Green Hut, Harlow Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 0AS

9:30am Happy House: Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.
10:30am Baby Beeps: Sitting to toddling.
11:30am Baby Bells: Newborn to sitting.

Thursday morning and afternoon at St Robert’s Center, Harrogate, HG1 1HP

9.30 am Happy House: Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.
10.30am Baby Beeps: sitting to toddling.
11.30am  Baby Bells: newborn to sitting.
1:15pm Baby Beeps: Sitting to toddling.
2:15pm Baby Bells: newborn to sitting.

Friday morning at Winkies Soft Play, Unit 9, Provincial Works, The Avenue, Starbeck, HG1 4QE

10am Happy House: Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.
11am Baby Beeps: Sitting to toddling.


Classes must be booked at www.bookeo.com/hartbeepsharrogate

1 session rates and fun pass rates available.
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.


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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

Everything about the 1:1 Magic Hour can be found here..

The 1:1 Magic Hour

Take a peek at the dates on our website here and if they work then let’s do it!

 

Cant balance? Wont balance? Fret no more…the Strider balance bikes have landed!

We have 5 x 12″ wheeled Strider Sport balance bikes for our 2-5yr olds and 5 x 16″ wheeled Strider Sport balance bikes for our 6-12 yr olds. Whether its a 1:1 or as a group of up to 5 budding cycling superstars, Dave can get your little ones up and balancing in no time at all, in readiness for the transition to a two wheeled pedal bike

With prices starting at as little as £5 per child for a group lesson, Dave can light that bicycling fire and get your little ones itching to be playing out on their bikes (rather than staring at the latest computer gizmo thingymajig!)

With a full, enhanced DBS, fully British Cycling Insured and a First Aid certificate, Dave can come to your school and take the weight off your hands for maybe an hour or two and have a stack of fun with your pre-school and reception children teaching them the art of balance and giving them the confidence to ride a bike in the future and it doesnt stop there, Dave can teach balance all the way through to Year 6… and beyond if necessary!

For more information visit iwanttoridemybike.co.uk/bike-tykes-the-balance-bike-sessions/


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Monday Sessions

September-December  2018

Children & Families: Prevention. Harrogate & Knaresborough Areas.

Download the full weekly timetable here as a PDF.

Please contact the centre to confirm that the session is running prior to travelling. www.northyorks.gov.uk

Some sessions will not run during the school holidays.

 

 


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Musicality Kids

Unique music classes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and Key Stage 1 teaching your little ones all aspects of music.

First session FREE (Tuesdays only)

We’ll learn different beats and high & low, loud & soft and fast & slow. Through playing games, dance and stories we’ll also learn about different types of music such as classical, jazz, rock, pop and more. We’ll also introduce your little ones to different orchestral instruments and they’ll even get to meet a few.

Mondays at Harrogate Kidzplay (pay as you go)
9.30 – Toddlers – pre-schoolers – £6.95 including free play
10.30 – Babies (newborn to toddling) – £6.95 including free play (siblings just £3 extra)

Tuesdays at St Aelred’s Church Hall, Woodlands Drive – FIRST SESSION FREE!
9.45 – Toddlers – pre-schoolers – £6 per session or 6 sessions for £33 (sibling discount available).
10.45 – Babies – (newborn to toddling) – £6 per session or 6 sessions for £33 (sibling discount available).

Wednesdays at Harrogate Kidzplay (pay as you go)
3.00 – Toddlers – pre-schoolers – £6.95 including free play
4.00 – 4-7 year olds – £6.95 including free play

For more information on these fantastic new classes or to book visit www.musicalitykids.co.uk,

email musicalitykids@yahoo.com or call Hannah on 07967 932062


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Parent and Child Yoga at Go Yoga Central

Parent and Pre-schooler Yoga at Go Yoga, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT

Thursdays 2.00 – 2.30pm

Time for yoga with your child, for 2-5 year olds. Try acro-yoga, breath work and games to relax, stretch and practise yoga with your children. Bookable as a 4 week course. £20


Teen Yoga at Go Yoga, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT

Thursdays 4.30 – 5.15pm

Teen Yoga, learn to relax, centre, get to where you want to be. Live, Love, Laugh, Stretch, Breathe, and Challenge. This fun class will teach teens asanas and breathwork to help them cope with the unique issues they face day to day.  Bookable as a 4 week course £20


Family Yoga Workshops

These fun Family Yoga workshops are a great way to spend time together discovering yoga.  We use acro-yoga, breath work, games and relaxation to create a special time for you and your children.  Why not make it a family event and bring all the family! Check out our workshop page for our next scheduled workshops


Pregnancy Yoga – Go Calm the Flow Down at Go Yoga, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT

Mondays 12.15 – 1pm

Thursdays 5.15 – 6.15pm

Sometimes a little calmness is all we need to rebalance our hectic lives.  In Go Calm the Flow down a slower alignment centred class will still link the breath to the movement and poses to stretch your body while calming and restoring. Each class will include centring and a deep relaxation to seal in all the benefits. You will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Suitable for all abilities including pregnancy (after first trimester).

Available to book as a half termly course or on our class pass system,


Classes in Yoga, Pilates, Hot Yoga, Beginners Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mediation, Relaxation, Kundalini Yoga, Workshops, 1-1’s and Retreats

Locations – Go Yoga, The Zone Hornbeam Park, HG2 9NY and Go Yoga Central, Under Fit, 23 Cold Bath Rd, HG2 0NL

We have over 40 different classes on offer each week in Yoga, Pilates, Hot Yoga, Beginners Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mediation, Relaxation, Kundalini Yoga. We also run regular workshops, courses and retreats for all abilities as well as Parent & Pre-schooler yoga and Teen Yoga. Our flexible class pass system allows you to attend any class on the timetable so you can fit your classes around your busy lives. Introductory offers for new clients. Easy hassle free booking online or via our app.

Whether you are new to yoga or a keen enthusiast, we have a class for you.

View our timetable here goyogaharrogate.com/schedule

Visit www.goyogaharrogate.com or contact Go Yoga on 07471 933488 or info@goyogaharrogate.com for more information. Click here to book

 

 

 


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Rhythm Time!

Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time!

Fun, quality classes that help develop a child’s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every child’s development.

A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures.

We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!

Every baby and toddler is an individual with great potential. We’ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.

We have classes in Harrogate and Wetherby, as well as surrounding areas.

Monday 

Knaresbough- Chain Lane Community Hub
Toddlers- 10am
Babies- 10.45am

Harrogate- Elim Pentecostal Church
Babies- 1.30pm
Toddlers- 2.15pm

Tuesday

Harrogate- Elim Pentecostal Church
Pre School- 9.45am
Toddlers- 10.30am
Young Toddlers- 11.15am
Babies- 12pm
Young Baby Course- 12.45pm

Thursday

Starbeck- Starbeck Methodist Church
Toddlers 10am
Babies- 10.45am

Friday 

Knaresbough- Chain Lane Community Hub
Pre School- 9.45am
Toddlers- 10.30am
Babies- 11.15am

Book your place on the website, visit or Facebook page, or call Ami on 07340 048804

Find us on Facebook: RhythmTimeNorthYorkshire

Visit our website: rhythmtime.net


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Stagecoach Performing Arts Harrogate

Stagecoach logoPerforming Arts School for 4-18 years.

At Stagecoach Performing Arts, we promise to give our students the creative courage to embrace life and make the most of their talents and opportunities.

As a leading body in the performing arts industry, we will nurture and inspire every child who joins us.

We will keep them safe and give them the courage to be themselves.

Your child will learn how to sing, dance and act while developing a broad range of life skills.

Our students become more self-assured, expressive, sociable and imaginative and they learn how to tackle situations with resilience, creativity and courage.

Stagecoach Harrogate has been providing quality part time training in singing, dancing and acting for 17 years, firing the imagination, boosting confidence and promoting life skills.

As well as regular classes during the school term we have performed several times in the West End, have appeared with the Stagecoach North East Regional Choir at The Birmingham Symphony Hall, have performed in “Cats” at the NIA in Birmingham and have been the support act for a “Queen” tribute open air pop concert at Ripley Castle.

Now taking bookings for the September term.

Call Principal Ce on 01423 771138 e: harrogate@stagecoach.co.uk

w: stagecoach.co.uk/harrogate


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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.
The sessions are for children of all abilities and backgrounds aged between 12 months and 5 years. Each class is run by me, Ruth, a qualified Early Years Teacher and designed by two ex speech therapists.

At Talking Tots we understand that children learn best when they are having fun.
Do you want to give your child a head start for school or just have fun learning new skills?

If you want to find out more about Talking Tots, where and when I run classes or book your place please feel free to check out my website;
https://www.talkingtots.info/harrogate/
email ruth@talkingtots.info
https://m.facebook.com/talkingtotsharrogate
Or call Ruth on 07984327465


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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

E-mail: sharonfisher@thecreationstation.co.uk

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Website

 


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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 2-7 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 2-7 years.

Classes begin from 5th November with a 7 week term for just £52.50. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, visit “http://www.thefernclub.com  or for more information email hello@thefernclub.com

You can also find us on Facebook  and Instagram

 


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The Little Gym Harrogate

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.eu

1 Cardale Park, Harrogate HG3 1RY

3rd September 2018 – 21st July 2019 Class Schedule


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Toddler Sense in Harrogate and Wetherby

Eleanor runs award winning Toddler Sense classes in Wetherby and Harrogate.

Toddler Sense offers children aged 13 months to 5 years the opportunity to explore a new play space each week; every week is themed differently – we might be flying on a rocket one week, digging for fossils the next, then discovering the jungle or being superheroes! Every class has been carefully planned to support children’s learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage; but they don’t know that, they’re too busy having fun!! Structured activities go hand in hand with the opportunity to play and discover. Each class starts with exploratory play, a great way of settling children in and allowing them to burn off some energy on the soft play, bouncy castles, balancing beams, pop up tents and tunnels. We have a huge range of equipment and resources; the children can’t wait to see what is set out each week! A 20-25 minute activity session follows, rich in sensory exploration, much loved songs, dance and creativity!

If you are looking for exciting activities which will be great fun for both you and your little one, please book on the home page or call Eleanor on 07771 982412 or email harrogate@toddlersense.co.uk.

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**SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW FAMILIES**

Want to try Toddler Sense for the first time? Come and see how the classes change each week!

**3 taster sessions for the price of 2 -** (subject to availability and T & C’s)

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE ALSO DO SPECTACULAR BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Please contact us for prices, availability and more information.

 

 

 


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Turtle Tots

Turtle Tots Yorkshire is a specialist baby & preschool swimming school delivering classes in the Harrogate, York and Leeds area. Our unique and fun Turtle Tots baby, toddler and pre-school swimming classes teach you how to swim with your young child, creating that special one-to-one bond and also giving you a fantastic toning workout at the same time! We are now also delivering weekend classes for school age children (up to Key Stage 2) in Harrogate, York and East Leeds.

We pride ourselves on being a very different and personable baby and pre-school swim school and our class emphasis is on nurturing the parent & baby bond. This is achieved through gentle water massage and closeness with your baby in the early stages, whilst also teaching through play and word association and assisting with post natal fitness. Our toddler and pre-school classes continue with this close nurturing, but with a lot more communication directly between the teacher and the little ones.

We teach them Water safety skills to help improve their confidence in the water, the introduction of basic stroke skills and to keep their attention span with lots of fast and fun water activity play and games, and progression onto swimming independently with and without aides at their own pace.

Our swimming classes are held in warm water pools and you can join our Aqua Natal classes at anytime during your pregnancy. Our swimming classes for babies, toddlers and kids continue right up to your little one starting school and beyond. All of our programmes are designed in conjunction with qualified aquatics specialists in baby and pre-school swimming development. In addition, Turtle Tots teachers right across the UK are fully qualified in all aspects of Swim School teaching from baby & parent through to adult tuition and they are continually developing their skills in aquatic baby and pre-school development too. As we are a national network, we are able to share valuable experiences and ideas within our teams with lots of expertise and advice on hand to share to the wider community.

We run classes on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday in the Harrogate area. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday in York and Sunday in East Leeds, plus we offer a free taster sessions to see if you and your little one would enjoy a structured swimming class. We also offer a 10% first term discount for Harrogate, York & Leeds Mumbler members.

For further information on free taster sessions and class availability, please contact:-
Paula Stewart – Harrogate, York & Leeds North & East,
Tel: 01423 210214
Mob: 07807 127373
Email: northyorkshire@turtletots.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurtleTotsNorthYorkshire

www.turtletots.com


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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 or littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk for more information.

Find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WaterBabiesNorthYorkshire/

For any Mumblers that book onto a course, just quote Harrogate Mumbler and we will send you a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with your starter pack worth £10.99!

Happy splashing x


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 – 5:30pm 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 – 6:30pm 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

Amanda’s Baby Classes

Amanda’s Baby Classes teach Baby Massage and Baby Yoga to parents/carers and their babies.

Baby Massage is a wonderful opportunity to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch in a relaxed environment. Baby Yoga provides physical and mental stimulation for your baby through gentle exercise and movement.

Classes run in Harrogate and also Leeds and Pontefract.

Classes run at Chatsworth Dance Studio on Monday’s. Baby Massage is at 10am followed by Baby Yoga at 11am.

Contact Amanda’s Baby Classes on 07709 007 048.


Children’s Self Defence Classes

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)

MONDAY  between 16:00 and 18:00
VENUE: 
Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre, Hookstone Wood Rd, Harrogate HG2 8PN

Call 07557873320 for more details


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.


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)
MONDAY between 16:00 and 18:00

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


Monday Monkeys

10am-11.30am Monday Christchurch Harrogate. Friendly group for all ages.  Toys songs and coffee, £2 per week term time only.  Contact Helen 07984023597 or come along.


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


Pannal Puddleducks Play Group

10-11.30am (term time only) £2 per family includes tea and coffee, juice and snack for the kids. Core age group is 0 – 4years. There are plenty of toys and activities laid on for the children, usually with a planned activity/craft. The session ends with a short sing-along. This is a really friendly group, run by local mums and new members are most welcome. Pannal Memorial Hall, Station Road, Pannal.


Raindrops Parent and Toddler Group

Raindrops is the parent and toddler group for Bilton Area Methodist Church.
Held Mondays during term time from 9.30am to 11:30am, at Bilton Area Methodist Church, off Skipton Road
We offer a wide range of toys as well as activities and singing. We provide a light refreshment of fresh fruit and juice for the children and coffee/tea for parents.
Open to babies to 4 year olds.
£1 per child
50p per sibling
Under 12 months free

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

Monday 9.30am, St Andrews church hall Starbeck.
              11.30am, Kidzplay Harrogate
              12.15pm,  Kidzplay Harrogate

Staveley Baby & Toddler Group

Staveley Baby and Toddler group is run from Staveley; Copgrove Village hall every Monday From 9:30-11am Term time only.
All Welcome from Birth to School.


Stay and Play at Clifford Pre-school c/o St Johns School for the Deaf, Boston Spa

Mondays in term time : 1.30-3.00

£1.50 + 50p additional children.
A warm welcome to all children aged 0-4 and their carers – come along to for a play and a snack, We have a lovely child-friendly setting within our pre-school, and the chance for outdoor play, weather permitting.

Tel. Jo on 0777 6078346 / 01937 844239


Studio 3 Dance Workshop

Studio 3 Dance Workshop I Finkle Street, Knaresborough

Pre-school classes:

Little Ballerinas  – first steps in Ballet from 2 years  Mondays   9.30am – 10am

Mini Movers –  Tap and Ballet from 3 yrs   Tuesdays/Thursdays   2.00pm – 2.40pm

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy – for your little stars with big dreams  Mondays 10.30 and Tuesdays 1.30pm


Talking Tots

Talking Tots Harrogate and Surrounding Areas. Classes to develop children’s communication skills and give them a head start before school. Classes are at Jennyfields on a Monday morning and Friday morning in Starbeck.

Contact: 01253 735355


The Red Door Playgroup at KURC (Knaresborough United Reformed Church)

Meet Mondays 9.45am – 11.15am during term time
Fun play, creative activities, snack time, story time and singing
£1.50/family
Contact – Louise Lodh on 07762 754919


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


YAFTA Acting Classes

YAFTA Acting Classes

The Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting develops confidence, inspires creativity and nurtures passion to improve the performance of our students as actors. Fun acting classes for children and teens (and adults) of all ages and abilities.

Monday evenings Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 0DZ.

Get in touch:
01134 555 011


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