Playgroups and classes

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

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 ‘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

 


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*April 2021: Classes to restart: tbc*

Classes are held at Nuffield Harrogate on Tuesdays & weekends (Pre-booking essential)

Home groups also available (Min number of bookings=6, Max 10)
Classes are held by me a Practising Midwife & a Qualified Nurse, whereby I specialised in A&E.

It is essential, as a parent or guardian of children, you are able to care for your baby in an emergency. By attending the course, you will gain confidence & awareness of how to treat your baby quickly in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills to care for your baby who suddenly becomes unwell or injured.

Limited time only – 10% discount for couple (mum & dad) bookings available!

Course booking:
Advanced booking essential.
Paediatric First Aid Made Easy Paperback included per person/couple RRP £5.99.
Practice CPR techniques on manikins
Limited class numbers

First Aid course content:
Basic Life Support – baby & child
Choking baby & child
Recovery position for baby & child
Head Injuries
Bumps, sprains, broken bones
Burns
Febrile Convulsion (fitting)
Signs of Meningitis
Swallowing harmful substances
First Aid ie. bandaging, stopping bleeding etc
Drowning

Annie Robinson, Blooming Babies


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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
• 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

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

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme. Our dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills in a fun and positive environment.

Classes

Harrogate – Saturday and Sunday mornings
Knaresborough – Saturday mornings
Ripon – Saturday mornings
Northallerton – Sunday mornings
All classes are COVID secure

Please contact: jon.steel@rugbytots.co.uk or tel 0345 313 0283 to book a FREE taster or for more information


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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

 


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Weekend Sessions

Updated October 2020:

Unfortunately, all their  Service has been reviewed and now run on a referral basis only.

For more information please visit North Yorkshire County Council Website.

Contact Details For Harrogate Childrens Centres

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.

Dad and Child Play & Learn Group

10am – 11.30am Dad and Child Play & Learn Group
3rd Saturday of month (21st Nov; 19th Dec)
All male carers – come along with your children from birth – 5 years for fun activities
Just drop-in

didi rugby Harrogate

didi Rugby has been devised to get young children aged 18 months to 6 years active and to teach them new skills while having fun in a safe environment.

Getting children active at a young age aids their development, improves their co-ordination, speed and balance and gives them more confidence.

Harrogate Epilepsy Action group

10.30am – 12.00pm. The Harrogate Epilepsy Action group meets every 3rd Saturday at St Peter’s Church. “We’re hoping that families with young children suffering from Epilepsy are made aware of this group and to know other children and parents are in the same position and open to chatting about their experiences.  We have found it a huge support and would like others to benefit from the group”

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 Odeon kids films

ODEON Kids screenings have been chosen especially for children and are every Saturday and Sunday mornings at pocket money prices.

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.

Socatots

Socatots Harrogate, run by Dan Spencer

Saturday 9am, St Andrews church hall Starbeck

               9.45am, St Andrews church hall Starbeck
               10.30am, St Andrews church hall Starbeck
               11.25am, St Andrews church hall Starbeck
               12.15pm, St Andrews church hall Starbeck

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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