Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Saturday Pre-School: Wharfedale

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. offers a range of different dance styles for all ages & abilities. The teachers are all enthusiastic and fully qualified and are working in a safe and secure environment. All classes are inclusive, with the emphasis on progression, fun and enjoyment, whilst experiencing the world of dance.

Dance Classes

Tiny Tots   9am-9.30am
Ages 3-4.  Children are allowed to explore the rhythm of the music in their own way but are encouraged to follow the teacher and learn some basic skills and techniques. This class is about encouraging children to enjoy dance and explore moves/the rhythm in their own way.

Minis      9.30am-10.15am
Ages 5 – 9 years   Children will be learning skills and techniques to help them learn a variety of dance styles; jazz, modern, hip hop and contemporary. Children also do ballet at the bar & learn the basic techniques in ballet, helping to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility.

Juniors  9+     10.15am – 11.15am
Children work on skills and techniques, there is an allocated time within the class to work on strengthening their core, improving flexibility and improving their overall performance. The songs chosen allow a mix of dance styles to be combined together such as contemporary and jazz.

Tap Classes

Mini tap 10.15am -11am

Children will start to develop the skills and techniques that are important in tap & start to develop their repertoire of moves. They will start to explore the sounds that their shoes can make depending on which part of your foot you use. They will start to put combinations of moves together to create a sequence.

Senior Tap     11.00am -12noon
Children continue to develop the skills and techniques that are important in tap & continue to develop their repertoire of moves. The moves become more complex, as well as the movement sequences that are put together.

All of the classes allow the children to develop and progress as well as enjoy what they are doing/learning. All of the children come into their classes smiling and always leave smiling, each class allows the children to have fun as well as learn and improve their own skills.

Bramhope Methodist Church, Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AA

Saturday from 9am.




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



0345 313 2948


BabyBallers Academy Ilkley

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, Bramhope

Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. Classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet in a safe, positive environment

@ Mercure Leeds Parkway, Bramhope

8.50-9.25am – Movers – 3 -4years
9.30-9.45am – Totstap (3 plus – open to all pupils attending Groovers and Movers ballet class)
9.50-10.25am Groovers – 4-6years (NEW)
10.30-11.05am Tinies  – 18m to 3 years
11.10-11.45am Tinies – 18m to 3 years

Rugbytots Guiseley & Bradford

Learn how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball & play in a team.

Visit the website to book a class.


Aireborough RUFC (Summer term). Benton Park School (from September)

09:00 am Age 2 – 3.5

09:35 am Age 2 – 3.5

10:10 am Age 3.5 – 5

11:00 am Age 5 – 7


Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club (Summer term). Beckfoot School (from September)

09:30 am Age 2 – 3.5

10:05 am Age 2 – 3.5

10:40 am Age 3.5 – 5

11:30 am Age 5 – 7

Splaturdays! First Saturday of the month

Drop in anytime between 10 and 2 to kick off your weekend with fabulous storytelling and themed art activities, for all ages, in our @justmycuppa community cafe! Each ‘Splaturday’ will have a different theme for you to immerse yourself in so don’t be afraid to dress up, get loud and get messy!!!

Guiseley Theatre


Tiny Toes, Menston

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.

Thursday The Methodist Church, Ls29 6NB
4-4.45pm: Twirlers 3-5 years
5-5.45: Spinners 5-7years

Saturday High Royds Social club
10.30-11.15: Twirlers 3.5-5 years
11.15-11.45: Tap toes 2 3.5-5 years

Louise 07876408652

Toddle Up And Sign

Toddle up & sign are interactive baby sign classes based on songs & stories. For 6months+

  • Mon: Bramble Bakehouse Guiseley. 9.30-10am. Drop in
  • Wed: Being Better, Newmarket Street, Skipton. 1 pm. Must book.
  • 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 on 07533887649.