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.
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.
Arts and crafts session for pre-school children at the Coffee Shop.Opportunity for parents to make friends, enjoy refreshments and the play area at Crag House Farm.
Session starts at 9:30 am – Price per session £4. (Booking is essential as places are limited)
Craftwork supplied by Lucy Victoria from InkSpiration
To book visit www.craghousefarm.com/events
Crag House Farm, Cookridge, LS16 7NH.
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.
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, The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9LW
12.15 – 12.45 Baby/Young Baby
Burley in Wharfedale
Queens Hall, Main St, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7DT
Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley LS21 3AN
12.15 – 12.45 Baby/Young Baby
Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9BT
11.30-12.00 Baby/Young Baby
Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Ave, Baildon, Shipley BD17 6NX
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.
09.25 am Age 2 – 3.5 years. 30 mins
10.00 am 3.5 – 5 years. 45 mins
Burley in Wharfedale Queens Hall
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5 years. 30 mins
09:35am Age 2 – 3.5 years. 30 mins
10:10am Age 3.5 – 5 years. 45 mins
11:00am Age 3.5 – 5 years. 45 mins
Moorfield School, Ilkley
09:30am Age 2 – 3.5 years. 30 mins
10:05am Age 2 – 3.5 years. 30 mins
10:40am Age 3.5 – 5 years. 45 mins
Otley Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley
Sounds Right Phonics Classes are educational, high energy classes which teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. It’s a fantastic way to introduce children, and their adults, to the wonderful world of early literacy through the use of games, dance, music and bubbles!
Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids provide children with the necessary foundations for learning in a fun, interactive and stimulating environment.
Classes are split into Minis (age 1-2.5), where children are given an introduction into early sound recognition through a range of captivating and imaginative games.
Our pre-school classes (age 2.5-4), provide children with a gentle introduction to letters and sounds through the use of our mascot Robot Reg. Children are taught the skill of oral segmenting and blending, which is perfect for getting them school ready for when the time comes.
Many activities are tailored to include the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping to get those little fingers ready for mark making and writing.
Where and when
Tuesdays: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon
Thursdays: Salem Church Hall, Burley in Wharfedale
Fridays: Baildon Community Link, Baildon
Messy monkeys – every Friday (term time) (2pm to 4pm)
Join us at Abbey House Museum for messy creative fun with art materials and the best bit is we clear up afterwards! Please wear suitable messy clothing as sometimes we paint and sometimes we get wet!
Arty smarties – every Sunday (2pm to 4pm)
An afternoon of relaxing craft activities for families in our Victorian Street.
Phone 0113 230 5492
Baby Time run a baby massage and baby yoga classes in Bramhope. The next baby massage 13 Sept (for 5 consecutive weeks) and 8 November (for 5 consecutive weeks) at 10-11am – yoga is coming later in 2018. Plenty more info on my website.
Contact Emily on 07881 620 135. Booking essential.
Baby yoga Menston Children’s Centre Fridays 1-2 pm.
Fun , interactive and stimulating sessions for babies parents and carers.
6 week course suitable for baby from 6 weeks to crawling.
For more information txt Sue 07790893042.
Helping your little superstars Learn through play.
Shapes, colours, numbers & more within our fun-filled football sessions.
Thursday: Kirklands Community Centre, Menston, LS29 6HT
10:00 – 10:35 BabyBallers (16 mths – 2 Years)
10:40 – 11:15 MiniBallers (2 – 3 Years)
11:20 – 11:55 Ballers (3 – 5 Years)
Friday & Saturday: Addingham Youth Centre, LS29 0NR
10:00 – 10:35 BabyBallers (16 mths – 2 yrs)
10:40 – 11:15 MiniBallers (2 – 3yrs)
11:20 – 11:55 Ballers (3 – 5 yrs)
To book call Laura on 07805049937.
Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. Babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.
@ Peace Academy, Yeadon
Friday 9.30-10.05 18m-3 years
Friday 10.30-11.05 3-4 years
9 – 11.30am Drop In Session
Queensway Primary School, Coppice Wood Ave, Yeadon.
Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through dance, song & play! A brand new exciting toddler dance class called Fairytale Dance, the class is for boys & girls aged 3-5 years and will run on Friday mornings 10:00-11:00.
The class will be taught by a highly qualified well-experienced teacher.
Call Karen on 01943876000 Mobile: 07989199876
Sessions will be held at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church Hall every Tuesday at 9.30 am and every Friday at 9.30 am.
The cost of each session is £5.00 but by paying in advance for the term will work out at £4.00 per session:
Mums with a second child pay only £1.00 for the second child
The max. no. of tots in one session is 16.
Bernie 01943 430499
* Remember – this is a fun session as well as an educational session. Come and enjoy yourself !
Thursdays at 10 am and 1.15 pm, and Fridays at 10 am Term Time
NEED TO REGISTER contact email@example.com 07917 867600
All Saints Church, Ilkley
9.45-11.30 Term Time
£1.00 per family. 0-3 years.
The lower hall, New Life Community Church (formerly known as St Andrew’s), Yeadon. Tel:0113 250 6249
There are lots of toys and equipment on offer. Each week a different craft activity is available.
Little Ducklings Playgroup
Friday’s 9.30-11.30 (runs in all school holidays – except summer)
Fun and friendly stay and play group for babies, toddlers and their carers.
£2 per family
Includes refreshments, toys, crafts, books, puzzles, song time.
Queen’s Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale
9.30-11.15 Term Time
£2.00 per family
Bridge Street Church, Otley
Very fun group with plenty of toys to chose from. Tea, coffee, snack & juice included with songs to finish.
Baby and toddler group, Friday in Pool Village Hall (generally term-time only). All welcome with children under school age.
Crafts, mega blocks, play-doh, wendy house, play kitchen, cars/trikes, dressing up, baby mats with bouncers, walkers and oodles of toys!
Drink and a snack during the session and finish with some fun action songs.
£1.50 for babies/crawlers
£2 for over 1’s (includes refreshments for children and adults plus any craft activities)
Create, learn, discover, explore! Splat Messy Play classes are coming to Baildon, Guiseley and Otley from January. Suitable for 6 months to 5 years. Call Alison on 07834 179861 to find out more and book your place.
Wednesdays at Fisical Sports in Baildon
Thursdays at the Potting Shed in Guiseley
Fridays at the Parish Church Scout Hut in Otley, 9.30 -10.30 am.
Join our Little Notes, Art Splash and Gym4Tots ‘Stay and Play’ sessions at Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery on Friday mornings from 9.30am to 11.00am (term time only). For children aged 18 months to 4 years. Free refreshments are available. No need to book, just turn up!
Entry costs £1.00 per family
Music Notes/Gym4Tots costs £2.00 per child, £1.00 per sibling
Whatever age you are; creative activities are great for confidence, hand and eye co-ordination, social skills, wellbeing and positive mental health and much more. And as if that wasn’t enough, being imaginative and getting involved in creative arts and crafts activities is great fun!
Little Explorer creative classes from 15 months – 5 years. 10-10.45 am
Baby discovery, a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play & treasured artworks. 11:15 – 12:00 am
@ Tumble Town, Guiseley 10.00-10.45
TinyToes ballet offers award-winning ballet & dance classes for children from 18months to 4 years. Our syllabus is a progressive, educational & fun experience which focuses on learning through dance. Our classes are a fantastic introduction to dance, music & rhythm.
Friday: Guiseley theatre, LS20 6AN
10.15-11.15am: Twirlers/tap: 3-5 years
Call Louise on 07954951678 for more information.
9.30-11.30 Term Time.
£1.50 for adult and child [includes tea, coffee, juice and biscuits] 50p for every other child over 1 year [babies come free!]
Trinity Church, Rawdon
A warm welcome is extended to parents & carers with pre-school children. There are toys and activities for babies and toddlers with a short singing time at the end of the session.