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.
Dance.inc 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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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
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
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!!!
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
Toddle up & sign are interactive baby sign classes based on songs & stories. For 6months+
Please contact Liz to book a place on 07533887649.