Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale

Monday Pre-School: Wharfedale

Playgroups and Pre-School classes

Wharfedale 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.

Featured Listing

diddi dance North and Central Leeds

diddi dance North and Central Leeds offers funky preschool dance classes for boys and girls from 18 months to 5. We are the only preschool dance programme to explore over 16 different dance styles! From Charleston to Bollywood, each class is jam-packed with dances, exercises, and the use of exciting props such as hula hoops, ribbons and a themed prop which changes each half-term.
To find out what keeps children returning term after term, why not book a no obligation FREE trial class? Head to the website to find out more and reserve your FREE taster session.
Class Timetable:
Monday 10am: Pool Village Hall,  Arthington Lane, Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Monday 1.30pm: Health Club at Mercure Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Adel, LS16 8AG *NEW CLASS*
Friday 9.45am & 10.45am Jubilee Hall, Layton Avenue, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ

Birthday parties and nursery session also available!

For more information call Julia on 07734940610 or email

Featured Listing

Messy Monkeys

Gloop, glue, jelly, paint and glittery sand, Messy Monkeys has it all and much more, for your very own little monkey to enjoy!

Messy monkeys are happy to announce new sessions in Ben Rhydding.

Open to babies and children from 6 months – preschool. We offer fun and messy sessions AND we tidy up afterwards too!!!

Monday at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church 10am

All details can be found on our FB page

Or our website

Messy Monkeys Harrogate and Craven

Featured Listing

Sing & Sign


Burley Babies

Burley babies runs on a Monday 1 pm til 2:30 pm.
£1 per family in burley and is a friendly stay and play for mums and children aged birth to preschool, its £1 and includes tea/coffee and there is some singing at the end.


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Station Road, Burley in Wharfedale.

Kinder Kalm Baby Yoga & Sensory Massage, Ilkley

Ilkley is now offering Kinder Kalm sessions, which include, music, exciting props, sensory play and of course fun!
The classes include;
Toddler yoga at 9.30am
Baby yoga at 10.30 am
Sensory massage at 11.30 am
All classes are held at Ilkley Children’s centre on Monday mornings.
Bookings can be made to Holly on 07547913220

Mini Movers, Yeadon

Mini movers – come and join us 10.30-11.15 am! Term Time.

Queensway Primary school, Coppice Wood Avenue, Yeadon

Otley Story Time

Story time for the under 5s!

@ Otley Library

Monday 2.00-2.30pm

Pyjama Drama for Dewdrops 6 mths – 2 years, Otley

Monday 10.30 – 11.30 am Term Time

We use music, play, games and puppets in a creative way to help your children develop sensory, motor and social skills! This class includes “Stay and Play” – a chance for the grown-ups to meet and chat over a cuppa while the children play.

01943 496099

Otley Burras Lane Scout HQ LS21 7JS

Pyjama Drama, Otley

For 2-4-year-olds

Otley Burras Lane Scout HQ LS21 7JS

Monday 9.30am – 10.15 am term time

We serve up imagination in bucketloads in Pyjama Drama. You get to be a dragon, a dinosaur, a fairy, have tea with the queen, give medicine to a poorly caterpillar or build a rocket to go to the moon…see your child’s imagination fly!
01943 496099

Stay & Play Mondays at Otley Children’s Centre

Monday 9.30 – 11.00 am. Aimed at 2 to5-year-olds to support their development. This structured session will have free play of all areas for parents to follow their child’s lead, snack and a social time to sit together and finish with singing.

Otley Children’s Centre, Crossgreen, Otley

£2 per family.

Term Time only.

Story Bees

Mondays 9.30-10.30 am & 11.15 – 12.15 pm. Term-time only
Salem Church Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale

Interactive story, singing and creative play sessions for 0-5 years olds. Imaginative art, sensory and messy activities bring stories to life at this group!

Bookings for half-termly courses being taken now.

Call Maddie on 07920013954 to book.

Story Time Yeadon

Story time for the under 5’s!

Monday 2-2.30pm term time

Yeadon Library.

Tadpoles, Yeadon

9.30-11.00 Term time

75p per adult & child

Yeadon Methodist Church. Contact Jacqui Askham 07823490135

A friendly group based at Yeadon Methodist Church. Go along and enjoy a chat and a cuppa.

The Story Makers, Burley in Wharfedale

The Story Makers – from 5th November 2018

at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Mondays and Wednesdays – 9.30 to 11.30 (term time only)

Story sessions with themed arts and crafts. A group for pre-school children aged 2.5 to 5 years! Book now. Call Nerys on 07812780417.

Toddle Up And Sign

Toddle up and sign are interactive baby sign classes based around songs and stories. Suitable for 6months upwards.

  • Mon: Bramble Bakehouse Guiseley. 9.30-10am drop in
  • Wed: St Andrews Church, Skipton. 1.30-2.30. No need to pre-book but please check if class running beforehand
  • Thursday 9.30 -10 am Daniels Café, Ilkley (Drop in)
  • Saturday 10-11 Glusburn Arts Institute, Sutton in Craven (No need to book but please check beforehand as classes run in terms


Please contact Liz to book a place.

Call Liz on 07533887649.