Playgroups & Pre-School Classes in Wharfedale

Monday Pre-School

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

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 starting in September 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

Burley Babies

Burley babies runs on a Monday 12.45-1.45 in burley and is a friendly stay and play for mums and babies, its £1 and includes tea/coffee and there is some singing at the end. 0-14m.


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

Mini Beast Monday’s, Thornton Hall Park

Get up close with a selection of friendly creatures and creepy crawlies from “Critters to You”

Monday 10am – 4pm Term Time

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

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

Rhyme Time, Guiseley

Music classes for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-school children throughout the UK. Help develop confidence, creativity and coordination. Young baby classes for …

@ Tumble Town, Guiseley

Monday: Baby 12:50pm

Monday: Toddler 1.30pm

Sing & Sign Stage 1

Sing and Sign Stage 1 is ideal for babies from 6 months old up to around 14/15 months old and their parent/carer.  Themes include basic signs, nappies & bath time, emotions & bedtime.  You’ll learn over 100 signs related to your routines and also the sort of things your baby may be interested in, such as animals and vehicles.

@ Tumble Town, Guiseley

Monday 10.00-10.45 Stage 1


Sing & Sign Stage 2

Sing and Sign Stage 2 is great when your little one is 14/15+ months, moving about and probably starting to talk as it is more active and interactive.  Themes include weather, opposites, colours and the phonetic alphabet, together with simple counting songs, turn taking, sharing and of course, lots of fun!

@ Tumble Town, Guiseley

Monday 11.00-11.45

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 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.

Tiny Tots, Burley in Wharfedale

Tiny Tots is a stay & play group in Burley for Mums, babies & toddlers. Tea & coffee is provided.

Monday 1.45-2.45pm £1 per family.


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

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.