Playgroups & Pre-School Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Wednesday 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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Cook Stars Minis, Skipton

Cook Stars Minis! Fun cooking class for children age 2-4. The children make a variety of different dishes weekly, everything is provided.
Wednesdays 1.30-2.45pm at Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Duckett Street, Skipton
Tel Jane 07484 789712

Fisical Toddler Fitness, Steeton

Fisical Toddler Fitness session at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Steeton.

Wednesday 10.30 – 11.30 am

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

Skipton Library Under 5’s Storytime (Term time only)

Relaxed session, Autism friendly.
For more details please contact Skipton Library on
01609 534548.

Wednesday 11 – 11.30 am

Friday 2.00 – 3.00 pm

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, Steeton

Stay & play session at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Steeton.

Wednesday 9.30 am – 10.30 am

£1 per family.

Story Time, Silsden (1st Wednesday of the month)

Story Time is for children aged between 2 and 5, held on the first Wednesday of the month. The library opens from 2 pm for children to borrow from the Library. Story Time starts at 2.30 pm and finishes at 3.15 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited to 10 children so sign up in the Library or telephone: 07582 102 307

Silsden Community Library, Silsden Town Hall, BD20 0AJ Silsden

Story Time (Under 5’s) (1st Wednesday of the month), Grassington

For more details please contact Skipton Library on 01609 534548.

Wednesday 2pm

Grassington Town Hall

The Hive’s Mini Bees Stay n Play & Soft Play Sessions

Stay & Play session. Term Time only.

Wednesday 9.15 am – 11.00 am


Soft Play Session

Mondays (term time only) starting Monday 10th June 2019.  9.30 – 11 am in the main room.

The Hive, Elliott St, Silsden, Keighley BD20 0DE

07794 366439

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.


Wharfedale Babies: Montessori Explorers

Every Wednesday 9.30 am – 11 am

A sensory play session for children from birth to five years. The cost is £3 including coffee and cake for grown-ups, and a drink and fruit snack for the children. Runs most Wednesday’s, even in the holidays.

Barden Tower, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AS


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