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.


*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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yorkshirebloomingbabies@gmail.com
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Learn to Dive

Update September 2021: Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer ~Diving lessons due to maintenance work. 

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 – 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
• 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

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

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


0345 313 0283
jon.steel@rugbytots.co.uk
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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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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

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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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