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  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 £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.


Visit our brand new fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY, just a 40 minute drive from the centre of Harrogate.

  • Book an hour long session on our 2 state-of-the-art obstacle courses:
    • Ninja Course – for primary school age children
    • Warrior Course –for big kids & grown ups
  • Selection of Children’s Fitness classes
  • Parkour for ages 7+ years / Ninja Gymnastics including babies and pre school age Taking bookings now for new term!
  • Adult fitness classes – Boot Camps, Circuits and Warrior training for events
  • Children’s Parties – Ninja and Warrior parties for all age groups
  • Corporate Team building days
  • Alternative training sessions for sports teams

01904 340495
info@agilityparks.co.uk
www.agilityparks.co.uk

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Antenatal classes (Couples):  Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Classes are suitable from 28–36 weeks pregnant

Cost ÂŁ120 – 2 x 3hr classes

Includes complimentary 1 x day pass to Nuffield Health Harrogate

The Midwife run classes are both practical and informative, are kept fun and interactive. This course is delivered over 2 weeks, with a reunion a few weeks after the last baby is born.

Class 1 – Labour & ways to cope with labour. Class 2 – Feeding & caring for your newborn

Antenatal One2One Home Classes:

Cost on application

Classes led by Midwife Annie Robinson

These classes are perfect for couples unable to attend antenatal courses or who want a refresher course. Who would like a class in the comfort of their own home at an agreed time.

Contact: Annie Robinson

t: 07580004021

e: yorkshirebloomingbabies@gmail.com

w: www.bloomingbabiesyorkshire.co.uk

Qualified Nurse RM BHsc (HONS) Midwifery, Aquanatal level 1 & level 2, Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage (Instructor Course)

 

Blooming Babies love baby massage. It helps alleviate baby ailments and aids sleeping, as babies develop ways to calm and relax. It is an excellent way for Dads to connect with their baby, and encourages a greater confidence in caring for their new baby. It is also a lovely opportunity for Dad’s to meet other new Dads. Whilst Dad and baby enjoy a lovely massage class, Mums are welcome to enjoy Nuffield’s relaxing spa.

Dad’s Baby Massage Class: Sundays Nuffield Health Harrogate, Hornbeam Park Rd, Harrogate, HG2 8RA

Classes suitable from 6 weeks old

Cost ÂŁ10 – 1 hour classes

Advanced booking required

Baby Massage (Home): ONE2ONE

Cost on application

Contact: Annie Robinson

t: 07580004021

e: yorkshirebloomingbabies@gmail.com

w: www.bloomingbabiesyorkshire.co.uk

Qualified Nurse RM BHsc (HONS) Midwifery

Aquanatal level 1 & level 2

Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage (Instructor Course)

 

Blooming Babies Logo pic (2)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 ÂŁ5.99.
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
T: 07580004021
E: yorkshirebloomingbabies@gmail.com
W: www.bloomingbabiesyorkshire.co.uk

Featured Listing

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

 

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 ÂŁ5 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/

Featured Listing

Learn to Dive

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

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

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

Featured Listing

Rugby Tots, Harrogate

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.

Class venues

St. Aidan’s School, Harrogate (Saturday and Sunday mornings)

King James School, Knaresborough (Saturday mornings)

Ripon Grammar School (Saturday mornings)

Northallerton Leisure Centre (Sunday Mornings)

Kidzplay Harrogate (Monday and Friday mornings)

Crazy Kingdom, Northallerton (Tuesday lunchtimes)

The Laughing Giraffe, Boroughbridge (Wednesday and Friday mornings)

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

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

Featured Listing

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

 

Class Schedule – 2019 – 2020 2nd September 2019 – 19th July 2020

 

Featured Listing

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.

Waterbabies currently hold weekly lessons sessions at Henshaws in Knaresborough on a Friday & Sunday. Please check their website here for the up-to-date timetable 

Henshaws College, Bogs Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4ED

Contact 01904 607110 or littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk for more information.

Find us on facebook at 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 ÂŁ10.99!

Happy splashing x

Crafty Chefs at Kidzplay

9.30-10.30am First Sunday of the month. Crafty Chefs run sessions at Kidzplay on the first Sunday of the month 9.30 til 10.30 which includes a free play afterwards.

Our number for bookings is 07708849614

Golf Tots at Rudding Park

A safe environment for children aged 3 – 6 years to have fun and improve their coordination and concentration skills. Soft golf balls, brightly coloured plastic golf clubs and experienced PGA Professionals prove it’s never too early to start playing golf!  £5 per child

 

Every Sunday: 11am or 11.30am

For more information call 01423 871350

 

 

Sling Library Drop-in Service

CarryMoor visits Harrogate three times a month at the Bilton Area Methodist Church on the second Thursday of the month, and every two weeks on a Sunday at Indulge, Hornbeam Park.
You can get advice, you can try out and hire a library sling or carrier and you can get help with your own. They are free sessions, there’s only a fee if you hire.  The inventory of the library is always changing and growing, please get in touch if you need more information.

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