Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Featured Baby & Preschool Classes

May 2021 Update:  We are in the process of updating the Weekly Classes and Playgroups pages of the site for the New term.  Due to Covid restrictions, this is harder than normal as class providers are still confirming details/venues.  Please check all details directly with class/group providers before travelling.

Hello! I’m Clare I run award-winning ARTventurers classes in the Aire Valley, covering Baildon, Saltaire and Bingley right through to Haworth and the beautiful surrounding areas.

My term venues run in Baildon, Eldwick, Embsay (Skipton) and Cullingworth.

My background is in Textile Design and my career has always been in the Art and Design Industry.

I am Mummy to Meredith, 6 who herself loves being creative.

I run one off sessions from 4 weeks to 6 months through  ARTventuremums and ARTventuredads (NEW for 2021).

Term time includes Tiny (3-6m), Baby (6-18m) and Little (18m to 4 y) ARTventurers classes.

I also run creative birthday parties, events and workshops for older children aswell as craft packs for children and adults to enjoy at home.

I’m really looking forward to meeting and helping you make lots of precious creative colourful memories with your little ones.

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ARTventurers West Leeds Winter Term.

At Award winning ARTventurers we run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children!

The aim of ARTventurers sessions are to nurture and develop your child’s creativity. We provide them with the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to EXPLORE, experiment and EXPRESS themselves through a range of COLOURFUL art, creative and sensory activities.


Christmas Specials

Friday 17th December, Pudsey. 10-11 am

A festive-themed session for little ones aged 6 months- 7 years. £8.50 per child.

Saturday 18th December, Rawdon. 10.30-11.30am

Weekend Festive fun for little ones aged 6 months- 7 years. £8.50 per child.

We are Gold Fully Accredited members with the Childhood Activity Association meaning you can have absolute confidence in the activities and sessions that we provide for children.

Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45-10.45am,
Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12.05 pm,
Jubilee Hall, Layton Ave, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ


Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45-10.45am, Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12.05 pm,
Karisma Health Studio/ WYSPA Dance Studios, 1 Oxford Street, Guiseley, LS20 9AX


Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45-10.45am,
Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12.05 pm,
St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Robin Lane, Pudsey LS28 7BR

We run weekend and school holiday specials too, please check the website for details.

We are Gold Fully Accredited members with the Childhood Activity Association meaning you can have absolute confidence in the activities and sessions that we provide for children.

We are WINNERS in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020 for Most Loved Academic/Creative Activity AND Most Loved Baby Activity.

Phone: Gill 07786994331

For more information visit the website or on Facebook
See the fun over on Instagram.

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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. Our classes are designed for all gymnastic abilities. We provide both recreational gymnastic classes and preschool gymnastic classes at the following times:

Gymnastic Classes

Wednesdays at Harrogate High

       4:00-5:00 Ages 4-6

       5:00-6:00 Ages 6-9

       6:00-7:00 Ages 9+

Preschool Gymnastic Classes 

Tuesdays at Ben Rhydding Scout Hut

       9:30-10:15 Ages 18 months – 3 years

       10:30-11:15 Ages 3-4 years

Wednesdays at Clifton Village Hall

       9:30-10:15 Ages 18 months – 3 years

       10:30-11:15 Ages 3-4 years

Thursdays at Menston Methodist Church

       9:30-10:15 Ages 18 months – 3 years

       10:30-11:15 Ages 3-4 years

We are looking to add more classes throughout the week so be sure to get in touch if you can’t yet find a time that suits you! You can find out more information via our website here: or email us at

Baby Sensory

Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.   Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child’s development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same class twice.

  • WOW Centre Alwoodley, Moss Valley, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7NT
    Monday 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Birth to 13 months
  • WOW Centre Holbeck, 3 Bowling Green Terrace, Leeds, LS11 9SP
    Wednesday 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
    Birth to 13 months




At Toddler Sense, we have a different adventure each week.  This national award-winning programme has been written by early years experts to aid development in all key areas as well as being fantastic fun.  Imagine climbing a snowy mountain, exploring space with aliens and throwing a tea party for Mother’s Day.  There are bouncy castles, soft play, ball pools, ride-on’s, tents, tunnels and more – all followed by sensory activities to make you shout “Wow!”.  Sibling discounts available.

Bramhope Village Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AZ

  • Wednesday 09:30 – 10:10 am: 13 months to 2 years 6 months
  • Wednesday 10:40 – 11:20 am: 2 years  to 4 years (younger siblings welcome)


We will still be having elements of the fun adventure play, with different obstacle courses each week then having our themed activities after that.   It will all be COVID secure and a safe environment for the little ones.  

TOTS SESSIONS – 45 Minutes of themed messy play this September and October.
Suitable for 10 months-3 years

All classes are 10-10.45am £7.50 per session
Monday 27th @ Studio Sixteen , Cookridge
Tuesday 28th @ Peace Dance Academy, Yeadon
Wednesday 29th @ Buttercups, Otley
Thursday 30th @ Honey Pottery, Horsforth
Monday 18th @ Honey Pottery, Horsforth
Tuesday 19th @ Buttercups, Otley
Wednesday 20th @ Studio Sixteen, Cookridge
Thursday 21st @ Peace Dance Academy, Otley


Please note the September term classes are now at full capacity, please email to secure your place on the waiting list for November.

(If you have siblings in different age groups please call to discuss.)

Studio Sixteen, Cookridge

Kids Play, Shipley

Buttercups, Otley

Honey Pottery, Horsforth

  • Messy Tot’s 1-4 years
    Messy play allows children to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Explore with paint, slime, water, mud and more.
  • Crafty Tot’s 1-4 years
    Our child-centred craft sessions give children the opportunity to create fun, child-friendly crafts
  • Little Einsteins 1-4 years
    Fun educational activities for preschool children. Explore all areas of development and learning.
  • Baking Tot’s 1-4 years
    Come along and make yummy treats from cupcake decorating to smiley pizzas.
Holiday Camps and Kids Parties are also available!

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Climb aboard the Number Train as it takes your preschool child on a different journey of discovery each week. Help your child to prepare for school and enjoy watching them as they roar like a dinosaur, travel into Space, meet some pirates, go shopping in the silly supermarket, visit the zoo … and SO much more!

These fast-paced, action-packed sessions have a different theme each week and are designed to be FUN and educational. Watch your child grow in confidence as they take part in fun activities, games, action songs, turn-taking and art & craft – all of which have an underlying focus on maths!

Your child + Number Train = Confidence in maths

Classes will be held during term time only.

Mondays 10 am and 11:30 am Horsforth St James Woodside Parish Centre, off Low Lane, LS18 5QW
Tuesday 1:30 pm (Horsforth – as above)
Wednesday 1:30 pm (Horsforth – as above)
Thursday 10 am and 11:30 am Oakwood Church, Springwood Rd, LS8 2QA
Friday 10 am and 11:30 am (Oakwood – as above)
Due to increased room hire and extra cleaning requirements now, the price per session is increasing to £8. However, there is still an option to attend a FREE TRIAL for any new children.

******Places are limited to 10 children per session (plus younger siblings) so get in touch to book your place now!**************

Read our Mumbler review here.

For more information visit  and like the Number Train Facebook page for regular updates/ ideas.

Number Train is rated 5 stars and 100% of parents surveyed would recommend the class to others

 07852 989523
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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!


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


Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

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

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


Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

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

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Your little one’s confidence, creativity and coordination will flourish with our fun, quality music sessions.
“The best music class in town” as quoted by our mums! Our classes will help to nurture and enhance  EVERY child’s development and innate musical ability.
At a critical time in your child’s formative years, Rhythm Time offers a wide variety of activities. These activities help brain development, balance, concentration, listening skills and language which in turn help with reading, writing, maths, coordination and socialising.
Rhythm Time also helps stimulate your child’s imagination and also develops specific musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch and listening. It’s the perfect foundation for school and future music making!
Rhythm Time’s baby classes and Young Baby Courses will help the development of your baby from birth+.
Our Young Baby Courses have been created specifically for very young babies from birth to 6 months.  These focus on developmental and multi-sensory activities specifically designed for very young babies and their early development.
Covid measure in place: Reduced class sizes – no more than 14 kids!  Face masks optional, hand sanitising stations, infection control training
Plus you get FREE access to our Facebook Members’ Hub to support your face-to-face classes with more weekly online classes from home!
We are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association which means that you can be confident that our classes are some of the best available for parents and carers.
Christchurch on The Grove
10.40 – 11.10 Toddler
11.30 – 12.00 Baby
Burley in Wharfedale
Queens Hall, Main St, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7DT
10.00 – 10.30 Toddler
10.50 – 11.10 Baby
11.40 – 12.10 Baby
Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley LS21 3AN
09.50 – 10.20 Preschool
10.40 – 11.10 Toddler
11.30 – 12.00 Toddler
12.30 – 1.00 Baby
13.20 – 13.50 Young Baby (starts November)
Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9BT
09.50 – 10.20 Pre-school
10.40 – 11.10 Toddler
11.30 – 12.00 Toddler
12.30 – 13.00 Baby
13.20 – 13.50 Baby

Enjoy Rhythm Time! Music is a great tonic! Just tap to book your class at or call Laura on 07577 531359


07577 531359
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07577 531359
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Fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Deliver a specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.

“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quicksand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders.”

Age 2 – 3.5:  Youngest classes require full parent participation and offer a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your child whilst they learn new skills, meet new friends and have an exciting introduction to Rugby.

Age 3.5 – 5: These classes do not require full parent participation. Your Rugbytot will be part of a dynamic session that will develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment.

Age 5 -7: Older age group classes really start to prepare children for life after Rugbytots. The same structure is followed but these sessions involve advanced team games and ensure that the basic skills of rugby are coached in the right way by maintaining small class numbers.


0345 313 2948
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📣Sing and Sign @HOME📣

We are thrilled to be continuing to run our hugely popular @HOME courses again in September!

Brand new streamed lessons to be enjoyed with your whole family in the comfort of your own home 🏠

Filmed by Sing and Sign teachers across the country, we will bring the magic of our award winning Sing and Sign courses – Stage One and Stage Two – in 10 weekly, themed online sessions. 💻

Each session will be made available for the entire week so you will be able to watch and replay it when it’s convenient for you! 🥳

Sing and Sign @HOME is perfect for those who have returned to work (from home) and are missing their weekly dose of Sing and Sign magic. Even those whose little ones are now older than 30 months can still join in with their Sing and Sign favourites 🎶

We are working hard to get our face to face classes ready to go for September. There will be limited spaces available so please register your interest to receive details when bookings open.
Bookings for our @HOME courses starting on 21st September are now open if you would prefer to access our classes in your own time at home. Book now via

Keep Calm and Sing and Sign!
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