Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Friday Pre-School: Craven

Playgroups and Pre-School classes

Wharfedale & Craven 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.

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FUN, EDUCATIONAL & AWARD WINNING music classes.Your little one’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination 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, co-ordination 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.

07577 531359


Baby Massage and Baby Yoga, Skipton

Learning to communicate with your baby through the art of touch. Gentle movements with songs.
Babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months.

No need to book.

£2.00 per family.

Skipton CC

Footprint Art (0 -18 months)

Drop in session with Baby Play and foot and handprint art to take home.

No need to book.

Friday 11.00 – 11.45 am
£2.00 per family.

Skipton Children’s Centre

Fun Fridays, Skipton

Magical Musical Adventures! Original and highly interactive sessions for babies and young children.

Fridays 1pm – 1.45pm

Classes are included in daily admission charge. £5 per toddler over 6 months, Adult admitted free.


Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS

01282 841148

Skipton Library Under 5’s Storytime (Term time only)

Relaxed session, Autism friendly.
For more details please contact Skipton Library on
01609 534548.

Wednesday 11 – 11.30 am

Friday 2.00 – 3.00 pm

St Andrew’s Playgroup

Good quality play experiences in a caring environment. Play is seen as the most important learning medium for the preschool child. A variety of well-planned activities.

The Playgroup meets in the smaller Primary Hall on Monday to Friday mornings 9.30 to 11.30 am during school term times. It has been in operation for many years with a qualified and dedicated staff and supportive parents.

Contact : Judith Duxbury

Thornton Hall Mini Farmers, Skipton

Join in special Toddler Sessions at Thornton Hall Country Park (Monday – Friday term time only, 10am – 3pm).
Only £6 per toddler, 1 adult goes free (refer to admissions Ts&Cs).

Additional daily activities included. Visit the Farm Park website for the current schedule.


Weeny Boppers Babies, Skipton

(Babies aged 0-1) (Term-Time only) Monday & Friday 1 pm – 2 pm.

An exciting mix of songs, rhymes, instruments, tots actions and dancing.
£1.00 per family

Skipton Children’s Centre.