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 £15 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.


Enchanticas sing along learning adventures

Hello my name is Suzie Fairy Enchantica and I’m an educational theatre and well-being specialist. My classes bring learning to life through sing along musical adventures and include sprinkles of pre school yoga along the way.

If you are looking for a feel good class that will help you and your little one(s) shine bright and feel great then these classes are for you.

You can enjoy classes live at Enchanticas Workshop (just behind M&S on Leeds Road in Harrogate) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays or any day of the week at home via my online ACADEMY subscription options.

You can choose from:

BABY BEATS (0-3years) 

Baby Beats sessions are designed as a learning experience for preschool children and their grown ups. These entertaining and educational story journey sessions use instruments, puppets, materials, music, rhyme and song to bring learning to life. With optional story yoga and guided relaxation magic these classes provide a magical combination of entertainment, education and well-being for you to enjoy with your little ones.

ABOUT BABY BEATS VIDEO LINK

https://vimeo.com/547268733

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RISING STARS (2.5-5years) 

Rising Stars sing along Yoga and Well-being Classes at Enchantica’s Workshop are for 2.5-5yrs.  Sessions include yoga, drama, stories, movement, singing, dance, speech exercises, along with mindfulness and relaxation.  The sessions have been designed for grown ups to enjoy along side they little ones and to help children relax, improve their self-esteem, focus, manage their emotions, be imaginative and creative, sleep better and make friends.

ABOUT RISING STARS VIDEO LINK

https://vimeo.com/547272598

To subscribe for my home learning ACADEMY follow this link

I hope to see you in class or at one of our magical events very soon.

Kind wishes

Suzie

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07980647985
Suzanne@enchanticas.co.uk
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Face to Face baby massage 💗
Absolutely delighted to announce Blooming Babies Face to Face baby massage classes are resuming 💗

⁣Four week baby massage courses

Selby 
Mondays 9.30am and 10.45am
The Wishing Well
Oakney Wood Rd
Selby
YO8 8LZ
Wetherby
Tuesday 9.30am and 10.45am
Wetherby Sports Association
The Club House
Lodge Lane
Wetherby
LS22 5FN
Harrogate
Tuesday 1.30pm
Harrogate Sports and Fitness centre
Hookstone Road
Harrogate
HG2 8PN
Guiseley
Thursday 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Nuffield Guiseley
Otley Rd
Guiseley
Leeds
LS20 8LY
Classes are designed and delivered by Annie, a Registered Midwife and a baby massage instructor.⁣
Blooming Babies have been providing baby massage in North Leeds and Harrogate for nearly 10 years.⁣
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Please get in touch for further information or please book online ⁣

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

 


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Børn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Our sessions, based on the principles of the Forest School approach, allow children to learn about nature, the environment, their world and themselves through natural, open ended play, creation, exploration, and discovery.

TERM TIME

Preschool Play. Walkers-age 5 – Term time, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-11.30

Preschool play sessions for you to stay and play with your little explorers. The sessions are child led, natural and open ended with time and space for your little ones to follow their own interests and motivations. There will be lots of time to explore our different areas, thoughtfully designed by our Early Year’s specialist teacher to engage the senses and with child development at the heart. We have mud kitchens, swings, slack lines, den making and much more. There’ll be new enhancements each week often based on stories or the seasons so as well as returning to favourite areas, there’ll be something new to try each visit.

We recommend coming once your little one can confidently walk. Sessions can be booked as one off or using a flexible class pass. Pre-walking siblings are welcome free of charge.

Preschool Forest School age 2.5 – 5 – Term time, Tuesdays 10-12 Sessions are based upon the Forest School ethos. We’ll be following your child’s lead and building upon skills and experiences, which will likely include campfire cooking, with your child involved in the process; learning to use real tools to create crafts and as part of woodland management/ fire building preparation; crafting, playing with and exploring natural materials to help us to learn about and connect with nature. Plus of course plenty of time for child led play!

We recommend coming once your pre-schooler is about 2.5 years old to get the most from the sessions, but younger siblings are of course welcome too with pre-walking siblings welcome to join us free of charge.

After School Club age 5-11 -Term time, Mondays 3.30-5.30

As with the holiday clubs, there is much time spent playing freely. As children attend each week, we’re able to follow children’s interests and motivations and plan experiences accordingly. We are also able to support them in developing Forest School skills such as tool use, campfire cooking and fire lighting.

After School Clubs are to be booked at least half a term at a time and priority to rebook will be given to those already booked in.

Therapeutic Forest for SEND age 4-11- Term time, Thursdays 12.45-2.45 We are passionate about using the Forest School approach to support young people who need some additional support to socialise, improve communication, connect with nature and develop skills. As Therapeutic Forest Leaders we aim to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs at Forest School. This may include supporting children with attachment difficulties and developmental trauma, those requiring inclusive communication strategies, those with sensory processing needs and children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and behavioural needs.

Home Ed Group age 5-11- Term time, Tuesdays 12.30-2.30 Forest School sessions for home-educated children with parents / carers staying to join them with their play and explorations. Learner centred sessions with much time spent playing and exploring freely. As children attend each week, we’re able to follow children’s interests and motivations and plan experiences accordingly. We are also able to support them in developing Forest School skills such as tool use, campfire cooking and fire lighting.

Sessions are facilitated by Level 3 qualified Forest School Leaders, some are also experienced teachers with QTS.

Home Ed sessions are to be booked at least half a term at a time and priority to rebook will be given to those already booked in.

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Birthday Parties age 2+ – Year round

If a birthday party that is a little bit different from the norm, set in beautiful, vast woodland surroundings, led (& tidied up!) by experienced, creative professionals is what you’re after for your child’s next birthday celebration, we might just be the thing!

We offer 2 different packages- either Forest School inspired or based upon a variety of different themes. There’s something for everyone! Please see our website for more information.


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Green Lane is a small and friendly home childcare setting. We offer 2 hour sessions from 9:45 – 11:45am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for children of 18 months to school age. We will happily book children in on a regular basis, but can also offer a more flexible service.  Term time only.

Green lane is run by Lucinda and Torie, we are two local Mummies who both have Montessori and Early Years qualifications. Having had 6 children between us, we understand how all consuming young children can be. We wanted to offer a service that would allow parents a bit of breathing space, whilst also developing their social skills, independence and creativity in a home from home environment.

At typical morning for us would be allowing children time to explore the activities on offer; these are changed on a regular basis to follow the interests of the children. We then enjoy a healthy snack together before heading outside to feed the guinea pigs, enjoy messy play, digging or whatever the children would like to explore!

If you feel like this is something that may work for you and your children then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

72 Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9LN


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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

Calcutt Village Hall

Knaresborough

HG5 8JA

Mondays

9:15am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:10am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

11:00am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

Pannal village hall
Station Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JG
Mondays
1:30 Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)
2:30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting)

St James’ Church

Church Street

Wetherby

LS22 6LP

Tuesdays

9:30am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby Bells (Newborn to sitting)

 

Harrogate Gymnastics 

Wednesdays

Unit 7, The Zone

Hornbeam Park

Harrogate

HG2 8QT

9:30am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby Bells (Newborn to sitting)

 

Classes must be booked in advanced per termly booking at www.bookeo.com/hartbeepsharrogate

 

Weekend classes  are held once a month at Pannal village hall (Pannal village hall, Station Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JG)  please email emily.s@hartbeeps.com for more information.


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/HartbeepsHarrogateKnaresboroughWetherby

Please ‘like’ our page for updates about our sessions.

We would love to see you at Hartbeeps soon.


07789192342
Emily.s@hartbeeps.com
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Learn to Swim

Jump into swimming lessons with our Learn to Swim programme. Children can learn to swim at the Jack Laugher Leisure and Wellness centre in Ripon, Nidderdale pool, 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.brimhamsactive.co.uk/swimminglessons or email swimminglessons@brimhamsactive.co.uk

LinGo Explore – Pre-school outdoor language classes from a trained and experienced language teacher and outdoor professional.

Learn French in your welly boots!

My special language classes are for children from 18 months to 4 years old. There is a weekly theme in each lesson, and I include lots of fun games and outdoor activities as well as songs and stories to engage and inspire. There is hot chocolate and a little snack too.

Each lesson is 45 minutes long and it is £8.50 per child per session. I take a maximum of 6 children per class. The times are as below:

French 1 9.30 -10.15

French 2 10.30 – 11.15

Contact me, Caroline Jackson on 07841 167141 or see my other social media.


07841 167141
caroline@lingoexplore.co.uk
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Fun, high energy and educational! Classes for 3 months – 4 year olds written by early years specialists and presented by a fully qualified, experienced primary teacher to introduce the world of letters and sounds to your little ones through play.

Each session is full of games, music, dance and much more to teach your children in exciting and interactive ways.

As well as an early introduction to the world of literacy we also help your little one develop their fine and gross motor skills, turn taking skills, speech, confidence and social skills.

Find the right class for your little one:

Babies Class (3 months – walking) An early introduction to the world of literacy through nursery rhymes using a multisensory approach. If you have had a baby in lockdown this class will be a lovely way to meet other mums in a safe, indoor environment.

Minis’ Class (age 1- 2 years) A great class to help develop your toddlers speech and language skills through songs, rhymes, role play whilst also introducing them to letters and sounds.

Preschool Class (age 3 – 4 years). My preschool classes are fun and energetic so your little ones won’t even realise they are learning.

We work on oral blending and segmenting to help with early sound recognition. We learn letter sounds and develop our fine and gross motor skills through dance and play.

These classes will give both you as parents and your children confidence in early Phonics before starting school.

Come along with your little one this Summer and find out for yourself!

Wednesday

Calcutt and Forestmoor Village Hall HG5 8JG

10:00 – 10:45am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

11:00 – 11:45 Phonics with Robot Reg Minis

Pannal Village Hall HG3 1JJ

1:15 – 2 pm Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

Thursday

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

10:45 – 11:30 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg

Friday

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg


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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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World of their Own is a Wild West Adventure Play Village and Fairytale-themed Ice Cream Parlour based at Hornbeam Park in Harrogate.

 BIRTHDAY PARTIES

All our birthday parties have exclusive and private use of the Wild West Play Village & Diner. That means it literally is a “World of their Own” for your little outlaw and all their friends and family to enjoy!

Or you can upgrade to the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ package, where your little treasures can take over the whole venue and experience the stunning Fairytale-themed Ice Cream Parlour for their party tea – they even get to choose their own ice-cream for dessert!

Find out more about our Birthday Packages here.

PRE-SCHOOL PLAY AND DINE

All the fun and excitement of the Wild West in a safe enclosed space! All tickets include a meal and a drink.

  • Wednesday9.30 a.m. – 12.00
  • Thursday12.00 – 2.30 p.m.
  • Friday9.30 a.m. – 12.0012.30 p.m. – 3 p.m

AFTER SCHOOL PLAY & DINE

For the older outlaws! All tickets include a meal and a drink.

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays3.30 p.m – 6 p.m

Please Note: The After-School Play & Dine sessions are released fortnightly to prevent clashes with private hire party bookings.

World of their Own is located at:

17A HORNBEAM PARK OVAL
HORNBEAM PARK
HARROGATE
HG2 8RB

 

 


07542 280856
info@worldoftheirown.co.uk
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Aquababes sessions

Aquababes sessions, Starbeck Swimming Pool on Spa Lane, Starbeck.

Thursdays 9.45-10.45am (times may vary slightly during school hols).

The cost is £4.20 for adults (Feb ’13), £1.80 for 3+ year olds, £1.00 for 2 years olds and under 2’s swim free

These are specific sessions for babies and toddlers/pre-schoolers with small toys etc. in the water

Astral Acrobatics

Astral Acrobatics is a brand-new gymnastics club, which started in September 2021. We specialise in acrobatics, a beautiful and highly impressive discipline of gymnastics. Here at Astral Acrobatics, we pride ourselves in ensuring we provide a fun-filled experience for all, where gymnasts can learn and show off their new skills in a happy, safe and supportive environment

Baby Massage and Baby Yoga With Hazel

Thursdays – Apley Grange, Harrogate

10am – BABY MASSAGE – for babies from birth to active crawlers.

11.15am – BABY YOGA – babies from 12 weeks

Fridays – The Old Chapel, Harrogate

10am – TODDLER YOGA – 2.5-4 years

11.15am – BABY YOGA – babies from 7 months

12.30pm – BABY YOGA – babies from 8 weeks

1.45pm – TODDLER YOGA – 2.5-4 years

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.

 

Hampsthwaite baby & toddler group.

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

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

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.

Kidslingo Spanish!

Kidslingo Spanish! Fun Children’s Spanish Classes in Harrogate, Ripon & Wetherby

Our interactive, multi-sensory classes are action packed with songs, games, stories and activities to engage children in a foreign language in a natural and intuitive manner, so that they learn through play and social interaction.

Contact Ellen for more information 07402337347

 

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.

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!

St. Mark’s Toddler Groups

St. Mark’s Toddler Groups: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10am-11.30am. St. Mark’s Church, Leeds Rd, Harrogate. All families must pre-register.

 

01423 544528

The Little Explorers

The Little Explorers is a messy play class for babies and toddlers.

Our classes put the fun back into learning with a new theme and activities every week.

Messy play is crucial to a child’s development.

Come Join us for lots of fun!

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s – Linton Village Hall- 11.30am/1.30pm/3pm

Thursday’s – Killinghall Village Hall – 9.15am / 10.45am / 12.30

Lauren

07792554314

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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