Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Monday 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




Babies: 10.00 am & Bees: 11.15 am. Skipton
Babies: 1.15 pm & Bees: 2.15 pm at The Hive, Elliott St, Silsden, BD20 0DE


Babies: 9.30 am & Bees: 10.30 am. Ilkley

To book call Rachel on 07970 015222

Messy Hands, Skipton

We are a toddler group for pre-school children (0-5yrs) and their carers. We are at Skipton Baptist Church,

Mon 10-12pm and 1pm-3pm,

Tues 9.30-11.30am.

Musical Tots, Skipton

9.30am and 10.30am. £2 per child (£2.50 for two or more children). Please call Maggie on 07860 677847 for more info. There is no waiting list – anyone interested can just turn up to either session.

Holy Trinity Church, (Vestry Room), Skipton.

Single Parents Group, Skipton

Are you a single parent? / or newly single parent? Confused about the future? feeling lonely? come along to chat to other parents in a similar situation.

Support available to help you support your child, think about finances and lots more – Under 5’s
Welcome to come along and play.

Skipton CC

Monday 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Skipton CC
Tuesday 10am – 11am South Craven CC
Wednesday 10.15 – 11.15 am North Craven CC, Settle Site

Sling Swing Skipton

Sling Swing is a low impact dance class for Mums, Dads, Carers with their babies and toddlers in soft structured slings and baby carriers.

The aim is to have fun in a friendly, musical environment and really bond with your baby!

Mondays 12.30 – 1.30 pm at Skipton Health & Fitness (BD23 2AA)

Call 07908 105316

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.