Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Tuesday Pre-School: Craven

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.

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Baby Group, Silsden

Tuesday 2 – 3 pm at

Elliott Street
BD20 0DE

Telephone: 01535 618 005

£1 per family.

Breast Feeding Support Drop In, Silsden

Tuesday at Daisy Chain. 1 pm – 2 pm

Elliott Street
BD20 0DE

Telephone: 01535 618 005

Exploratots, Steeton

Developed by experts, our classes are tailor-made to your child’s age and stage. From developing motor skills and social interaction to early phonics and scientific enquiry: your child will love our fun-filled approach to early learning, whether they are newborn or ready to start school.
The Steeton Hub, Stone Grove, Steeton, BD20 6TQ
9.30 – 10.15 Babies
10.30 – 11.15 Toddlers
11.30 – 12.15 Preschool

Kinder Kalm

The Hive, Elliott St, Silsden, BD20 0DE

Tuesday: 10 am – 11 am Newborn to Crawlers


Sandylands Sports Centre, Off Engine Shed Lane, Carleton New Road, Skipton BD23 2AZ

Tuesday: 1 pm – 2 pm Newborn to Crawlers

Tuesday: 2 pm – 3 pm Crawling to Preschool


Call Holly for more information on 07547 913220

Messy Hands, Skipton

We are a toddler group for pre-school children (0-5yrs) and their carers. We are at Skipton Baptist Church,

Mon 10-12pm and 1pm-3pm,

Tues 9.30-11.30am.

Single Parents Group, Skipton

Are you a single parent? / or newly single parent? Confused about the future? feeling lonely? come along to chat to other parents in a similar situation.

Support available to help you support your child, think about finances and lots more – Under 5’s
Welcome to come along and play.

Skipton CC

Monday 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Skipton CC
Tuesday 10am – 11am South Craven CC
Wednesday 10.15 – 11.15 am North Craven CC, Settle Site

St Andrew’s Playgroup

Good quality play experiences in a caring environment. Play is seen as the most important learning medium for the preschool child. A variety of well-planned activities.

The Playgroup meets in the smaller Primary Hall on Monday to Friday mornings 9.30 to 11.30 am during school term times. It has been in operation for many years with a qualified and dedicated staff and supportive parents.

Contact : Judith Duxbury

Stay & Play, Silsden

Stay & play session Tuesday 9.30 am – 11 am.

£1 per family

Elliott Street
BD20 0DE

Telephone: 01535 618 005

Stay & Play, Skipton

Stay and Play for 0-2-year-olds
(Every week)
3rd April – 28th August

Come along and have fun.
Delivered by Brougham Street Nursery School.

Skipton Children’s Centre

Thornton Hall Mini Farmers, Skipton

Join in special Toddler Sessions at Thornton Hall Country Park (Monday – Friday term time only, 10am – 3pm).
Only £6 per toddler, 1 adult goes free (refer to admissions Ts&Cs).

Additional daily activities included. Visit the Farm Park website for the current schedule.


Winging It

First-time parents, please join us on Tuesday between 9.30-11 upstairs at Elsworth Kitchen, Skipton.
£2 for coffee, cake, chat and play.

This is going to be run by first-time parents and not for profit. Their aim is to provide a group that is friendly, informal, relaxed and non-judgemental in order to support each other on this rollercoaster ride!

*Please note, there is limited pram space.