Playgroups & Classes Harrogate

Playgroups and low cost drop-ins


Play Sessions :

Our much loved stay and play sessions will return to Toy Library HQ at The Old School in Knaresborough every Friday, 10am – 11.30am.

Sessions will be open to all and will run in a very similar way to our pre-covid play sessions – toys and resources will be set up for children to access while grown-ups can enjoy playing along and socialising with others! The only change that we need to make, for now, is that there will be no snack provided for children. You are very welcome to bring along your own snacks though (but please avoid nuts!)

Drinks will be available for grown ups but please bring your own reusable cup. Cups will not be provided so please don’t forget!!

Toilet and baby change facilities will be open – as always, please take nappies away with you to dispose of off site.

Sessions are £3.50 plus 50p per additional child – we can only accept card payments (we have a snazzy new card machine!), we will no longer be accepting cash.

While face coverings are not compulsory, you are very welcome to wear one!

 

Parent and Baby Sessions

We are delighted to have been awarded some funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund) which has enabled us to provide sessions exclusively for parents with babies. Sessions will take place on Mondays at The Toy Library and will run from 9.30am – 10.30am. We hope to provide an opportunity for parents to socialise and share experiences plus some sensory exploration for the babies with a selection of our toys available to use. Parents will be served with a drink & biscuits and our staff will be around for chat and information.

There are a few safety precautions to have a read of before attending…

  • Sanitiser will be available and we will require everyone to use it when entering the session.

  • Drinks will be served by our team, there will be no access to the kitchen facilities. You will need to bring your own mug or reusable cup for your drink though as we won’t have access to any.

  • Unfortunately, this session is only open to pre-crawling babies and we can’t accommodate older siblings at this time.

  • Finally and most importantly, please do not attend if you or anyone in your household has displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days. We ask that you follow relevant Government advice on quarantining before attending.

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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 £2.50 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

Busy Bees Baby Group

Every Wednesday 9.30am – 10.30am.

All sessions are free

Busy Bee Nursery, Hookstone Road

Call Helen on 01423 815990

DOE: Mother and Baby Mornings

Every Wednesday 10am-11am

25% off coffee with this voucher:

DOE

FEEL Harrogate

Fridays 9.30am @ The Green Hut, Harlow Avenue.

A nurturing, relaxed group focused on social and emotional well being of both parent, carer and child!  Plus there’s cake!

Hampsthwaite baby & toddler group.

9.15 – 11am Thursdays in Hampsthwaite memorial hall. £2.50 per family.

Harrogate Monday Monkeys Playgroup

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

Little Beans

There is a new parents starting at Harlow Hill Methodist Church, on Wednesdays from 10-12. A very informal, drop in session which is non-profit, non-religious, just a space for parents of young children to get together for a hot drink and a chat.

Little Fishes at St Lukes

50p donation for a drink and biscuit for mum and children.

It’s run by two lovely ladies from the church. Very friendly and welcoming.

Little Fishes Tots Group

Little fishes tots group is a friendly group based in Christ Church Community Centre, Darley.  Ran by members of Nidderdale community church.  There’s a variety of play stations, baby corner, craft table, snack time and nursery rhyme time and a bible story. £2 per family. 9.15-11.15 Tuesdays. Contact Vicki for more info 07536007008

Little Oats Playgroup

Little Oats Playgroup is a great place to have fun and build friendships. Open to all babies, toddlers and children under the age of five. We have a large range of toys including a weekly craft corner and monthly messy play session.

We offer refreshments for parents, carers and children.

We are located at Oatlands Pre-School, Mount Street, HG2 8DQ (the little white church just behind Sainsbury’s Local on Leeds Road).

Wednesdays (Term-time) 09:45 – 11:15am
Little Oats Playgroup, Mount Street, Harrogate, HG2 8DQ

 

Pannal Puddleducks Playgroup

Re-opening from Monday 13th September 2021

10-11.30am stay & play session. £2.50 per family. Parents, carers & grandparents all welcome. Bring your own refreshments.

St John’s Baptist Church Stay and Play

Stay and Play playgroup at the Hub (St John the Baptist Church Knaresborough).

It’s on 10:00-11:30am every Thursday at the Hub. £1.50 per child (50p for any additional children). Thank you!

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

Tea & Tots at St James Church Boroughbridge

Starting 8th September 2021

1.30-2.30pm every Wednesday during term time. Ride-ons, slide, toys, colouring & refreshments.

0-5 yrs old £1 first child, 50p additional child/ren

St James Church, Church Lane, Boroughbridge YO51 9BA

Toddler Praise

St Mark’s Church Toddler Praise group. Wed 10am Leeds Road

Tots and Toys Toddler Group

9.30-10.30am Wednesdays (term time) Tots and Toys Toddler Group at Mowbray Community Church Westmoreland Street Harrogate HG1 5AT

Trinity Tots

Trinity Tots at Trinity Methodist Church.

Fridays in termtime, 10am-12pm, starting 24th September 2021. £1, which includes refreshments.

Currently looking for volunters.

Westcliffe Baby and Toddler Group

Re-opening Tuesday 27th April 2021 for Westcliffe Play Hour – one hour of up to 12 adults with socially distanced toys and equipment, lots of cleaning and ventilation! £2 per family.

2 Harlow Terrace, Harrogate HG2 0PN

 

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