Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Sunday 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.

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


Abbey House Museum

Regular events

Messy monkeys – every Friday (term time) (2pm to 4pm)

Join us at Abbey House Museum for messy creative fun with art materials and the best bit is we clear up afterwards!  Please wear suitable messy clothing as sometimes we paint and sometimes we get wet!

Arty smarties – every Sunday (2pm to 4pm)

An afternoon of relaxing craft activities for families in our Victorian Street.


Phone 0113 230 5492

Babyballet, Guiseley

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

@ Nuffield Health, Guiseley

9-9.35am – Movers – 3 -4years
9.40-9.55am – Totstap – 3 plus – (open to all pupils attending a Groovers or Movers ballet class)
10-10.35am Groovers – 4-6years (NEW)
10.45-11.20am 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