Virtual Classes & Groups Wharfedale & Craven

Virtual Classes & Groups

Each day of the week Abbey House Museum will be sharing content for families via their Facebook Page.

Mondays are all about music, taking inspiration from our exhibition Sounds of Our City that unfortunately people can’t see at the moment we thought we would bring bits of the exhibition to Facebook! We will be posting about our star objects from the exhibition including our glass piano, special characters such as Padtoeski, the performers who played 3 instruments at once including the piano with his feet! And songs from our jukebox.

Tuesdays are for toys, we will be posting videos about old and new toys (the first one went up yesterday). Putting up pictures, asking for drawings and poems inspired by the toys.

Wednesdays are all about questions, we will be asking families to send us history homework questions and we will be posting mystery objects.

Thursdays are throwback Thursdays posting old pictures from how the museum used to look.



Hello! I’m Clare and I’m very excited to announce that I will be bringing the award-winning ARTventurers to the Aire Valley, covering Baildon, Saltaire and Bingley right through to Haworth and the beautiful surrounding areas.
My background is in Textile Design and my career has always been in the Art and Design Industry.

I am Mummy to Meredith, 4 who herself loves being creative.

I’ll be running Baby and Little ARTventurers classes, as well as creative birthday parties, events and workshops for older children, I’m really looking forward to having fun and helping you make lots of precious creative memories with your little ones.

To book email Clare on


NEW classes now at Bramhope Village Hall!

Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AZ

Baby Sensory

Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.   Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child’s development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same class twice.

  • Thursday 10:15 – 11:15 am: Birth to 13 months
  • Thursday 11:30 – 12:30 am: Birth to 13 months
  • Thursday 12:45 – 13:45 am: Birth to 13 months




At Toddler Sense, we have a different adventure each week.  This national award-winning programme has been written by early years experts to aid development in all key areas as well as being fantastic fun.  Imagine climbing a snowy mountain, exploring space with aliens and throwing a tea party for Mother’s Day.  There are bouncy castles, soft play, ball pools, ride-on’s, tents, tunnels and more – all followed by sensory activities to make you shout “Wow!”.  Sibling discounts available.

  • Wednesday 09:30 – 10:10 am: 13 months to 2 years 6 months
  • Wednesday 10:40 – 11:20 am: 2 years  to 4 years (younger siblings welcome)


We will still be having elements of the fun adventure play, with different obstacle courses each week then having our themed activities after that.   It will all be COVID secure and a safe environment for the little ones.  

Codswallop group sessions are now ONLINE!

Over the coming weeks/months we will be utilising google classroom to post activities, videos and useful links to our regular session attendees so that they can still get their weekly session fix! Starting Monday 30th March 2020 with Oddballs Juniors at 4pm!

You can log in to the classroom and complete activities whenever you feel like it, though we will release a new activity at your usual session time every week… cool or what?!?!

We’d also love you to get involved if you’ve never been to a Codswallop group before – it’s a great way to see what we’re all about and stay connected so please do share with your friends!

Follow the steps below to join our virtual classroom…

1) Open google classroom at
2) Sign up/log in to google classroom using your google account (please, please, please use parent/carer accounts due to safeguarding!)
3) Use the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner and select ‘Join Class’
4) Type in the relevant class code…

  • Oddballs Juniors weekly drama for 8-10’s (Mondays 4 pm-5 pm) use code 63zdyt3
  • Hullabaloo Children’s Orchestra weekly music for 7-14’s (Tuesdays 4 pm-5 pm) use code zwjsqcz
  • Oddballs Theatre Makers 11-16’s Group 1 Drama (Tuesdays 6 pm-7 pm) use code sspbelj
  • Oddballs Theatre Makers 11-16’s Group 2 Drama (Tuesdays 7 pm-8 pm) use code ggdebr3
  • Oddballs Minis weekly drama for 5-7’s (Thursdays 4 pm-5 pm) use code gult3c7

We hope that you enjoy the activities and that you will continue to get involved until we can all be in the same place again

Also, stay tuned for our virtual choir announcements soon!!

Best wishes and stay safe!

The Codswallop Team x


The front door is locked, but our online doors are open and over the next few months Harewood House Trust is sharing an engaging programme of daily changing online content.

Bringing a bit of love to you..

Harewood is a charity, and as such everything we do here is for the benefit and enrichment of the public. We want to share the collections, the stories, the landscape of this museum-accredited House; plus its 50-year-old Bird Garden, licensed zoo, and 120 acres of Grade I listed gardens and grounds, even when we are closed.

We feel it’s our mission to enrich, enlighten, engage and entertain you.

From hands-on tips from the Learn team and Head Gardener, to behind the scenes with the curators and collections team, or just a moment of wellbeing, the content will be shared on the Harewood blog, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @harewoodhouse and on the YouTube channel.

Until the moment we can welcome visitors back to Harewood, enjoy a little bit of ‘Harewood at Home’.  See the daily timetable of activities below.


Although Leeds Young Film Festival 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus, we want to make sure that you still have the opportunity to watch and discover new films, along with some family favourites.

We know that you are not short of content but, with so much to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to find what you want without endless scrolling or resorting to watching Frozen for the 37th time!

To help you navigate the world of online streaming we will be suggesting ten films you can watch as a family each Friday, along with where to find them. Most of the films require either a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+ account but we know most households have at least one of these (and all are offering a free trial before you have to subscribe). We will also ensure that we include some free-to-watch films as well.

We know it can be a scary time at the moment but we think it is important to forget about your worries occasionally, so why not snuggle up on the sofa together and immerse yourself in a magical world for a couple of hours?

If you do decide to watch any of the films and want to write or film a short review, or draw a picture relating to the film, please send it to us at We’ll select the best ones each week and post them on the website and will give a free family ticket to Leeds Young Film Festival (when it eventually happens) to anyone whose work is published.

Please check out this week’s list here:



0113 378 5999

The Mini First Aid online course has been developed so it is interactive, confirms understanding and tests learning, making it truly engaging. Once complete, parents feel confident in applying the knowledge they have just learned. Like our award-winning practical classes, the online course covers CPR, Choking, Bumps, Burns, Breaks, Bleeding, Febrile Seizures, Meningitis and Sepsis Awareness. The course takes two hours in total, but can be paused and returned to, making it perfect if parents are distracted or called away by their little one (s).

Classes resume 14th September 2020


Your little one’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination will flourish with our fun, quality music sessions.

“The best music class in town” as quoted by our mums! Our classes will help to nurture and enhance  EVERY child’s development and innate musical ability.

At a critical time in your child’s formative years, Rhythm Time offers a wide variety of activities. These activities help brain development, balance, concentration, listening skills and language which in turn help with reading, writing, maths, co-ordination and socialising.

Rhythm Time also helps stimulate your child’s imagination and also develops specific musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch and listening. It’s the perfect foundation for school and future music making!

Rhythm Time’s baby classes and Young Baby Courses will help the development of your baby from birth+.

Our Young Baby Courses have been created specifically for very young babies from birth to 6 months.  These focus on developmental and multi-sensory activities specifically designed for very young babies and their early development.

We are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association which means that you can be confident that our classes are some of the best available for parents and carers.


Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9LW

09.50-11.20 Pre-school
10.40-11.10 Toddler
11.30-12.00 Baby

Burley in Wharfedale

Queens Hall, Main St, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7DT

10.00 – 10.30 am Toddler
10.40 am – 11.10 am Baby
10.50 – 11.20 pm Young Baby /Baby


Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley LS21 3AN

09.50-10.20 Preschool
10.40-11.10 Toddler
11.30-12.00 Toddler
12.30 – 1.00 Toddler
1.20 – 1.50 Baby


Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9BT

09.50-10.20 Toddler
10.40-11.10 Toddler
11.30-12.00 Toddler
12.30 – 1.00 Baby
1.20-1.50 Young Baby


Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Ave, Baildon, Shipley BD17 6NX

10.00-10.30 Toddler
10.50-11.20 Baby
11.40-12.10 Young Baby

Enjoy Rhythm Time wherever you are! Music is a great tonic! Just tap to book your class at or call Laura on 07577 531359


07577 531359


The Royal Armouries Museum has launched a new online resource to support parents and teachers as they battle to keep children engaged in learning at home.

Our Learning Team brings history to life for thousands of school pupils every academic year at our museums, and no global pandemic is going to stop them in their quest to educate and entertain.

Our valiant band of educators will bring history to life at home through interactive videos and downloadable resources, available through a new digital Home Learning Hub. Part of Royal Armouries From Home, a wider series of online activities, including behind the scenes stories, expert insights and treasures from the collection in close up, our education sessions bring the best of our schools workshops into the home.

A new lesson will be posted twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, on both Facebook and YouTube. So far our home learners have encountered Viking warriors, Tudor knights, Romans soldiers and Greek heroes, with more exciting topics on the way – all supported by activity-packed, downloadable worksheets.

Follow on social media channels for regular videos, quizzes, activities and more!

0113 220 1999


We are running a summer block of exciting outside classes in Leeds, Otley and Tadcaster beginning on the 6th of July for 6 weeks. These classes will be run with our usual enthusiasm, fun, and some new games thrown in. We would love to get some new Rugbytots down to these classes.

You can see all locations via this link: or if you would like some more information please email:

We will be following government advice and ensuring our classes are COVID Compliant. This will include the following:

– Detailed Risk Assessments by venue

– Hand sanitising facilities available

– Social distancing measure in place

– No use of foam equipment

– Equipment sterilisation between classes

– Reduced class numbers

– Detailed guidelines for parents to follow

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National Live Rugby Tots Classes starting this weekend – 2nd/3rd May 2020

£3.50 per week per household gives you access to four classes across the weekend with 50p going to the NHS Charities Together.

If you watch all of them that’s just 75p per class!

Split between two age groups; one class is for young toddlers with a focus on basic movement, core motor skills and some fantastic educational games including colours, counting, numbers and much more. The other age group will be a good work out as our coaches develop basic skills with fun and imagination.

We would love to welcome new children so they can give Rugbytots a try and It’s not just for Rugby fans – this will be fun for all and the beauty is, you can check all the classes out to see which ones suit you best!

Sessions: Saturday and Sunday, 10am, Suitable for ages 2+ years

For more information and to book please go to


📣Sing and Sign @HOME📣

We are thrilled to be continuing to run our hugely popular @HOME courses again in September!

Brand new streamed lessons to be enjoyed with your whole family in the comfort of your own home 🏠

Filmed by Sing and Sign teachers across the country, we will bring the magic of our award winning Sing and Sign courses – Stage One and Stage Two – in 10 weekly, themed online sessions. 💻

Each session will be made available for the entire week so you will be able to watch and replay it when it’s convenient for you! 🥳

Sing and Sign @HOME is perfect for those who have returned to work (from home) and are missing their weekly dose of Sing and Sign magic. Even those whose little ones are now older than 30 months can still join in with their Sing and Sign favourites 🎶

We are working hard to get our face to face classes ready to go for September. There will be limited spaces available so please register your interest to receive details when bookings open.
Bookings for our @HOME courses starting on 21st September are now open if you would prefer to access our classes in your own time at home. Book now via

Keep Calm and Sing and Sign!


All our classes will be moving online from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. You can still reserve your spot in class through our booking system, but you will no longer need to purchase a pass to do so. However, we kindly ask that you continue to support us through PAYF (pay as you feel) donations for online classes which will help us keep our community wellness hub running through this difficult period.

PAYF donations can be made through  BACS sort code 20-98-98, account number 43976556 or through Paypal using the following link 

Once you reserve your spot in your chosen class you should receive a link through email (check your spam if you do not receive this)which you will need to click on just before your class starts. You will also need to download the Zoom app prior to participating in online classes, if you require any assistance please contact us.

Namaste 🙏

See you on da web! To book your spot please click on the book now button on our fb page or press book now on our website you will also need to download the Zoom app prior to the class start.



Boomchikkaboom Live Stream Sessions

Boomchikkaboom are running Live Family Raves and Workshops, check out their Facebook Page for the daily schedule.

Suitable for all ages.

Children Inspired by Yoga with Tatty Bumpkin – Wharfedale: Heart Meditation

Mindfulness Videos: Supporting as many little and big people as possible.
The first in our series of weekly mindfulness videos is now on our Facebook page.

Starting with a regular mini yogi, aged 8. She has been practising yoga with Tatty Bumpkin through the school programme, weekly since she started Reception. Here she talks about getting out of our heads and into our hearts. Her guided meditation is just what we all need right now….

Check back each week for the next video.

Daisy First Aid Online Baby & Child First Aid Course

Our engaging and interactive online course has been created for parents, grandparents and anyone caring for babies and young children so that you know what to do in the event of an emergency, as well as giving advice on how to manage common childhood illnesses. Also includes a follow-up call.

Leeds Libraries Daily Storytime

Monday – Friday,  9.45am

Join us for our regular story and rhymetime over on Leeds Libraries Twitter and Facebook pages every weekday. We’ll be sharing some of our favourite authors, illustrators and storytellers with accompanying rhymes and activity ideas from Leeds 50 Things to do before you’re 5.

Leeds Playhouse presents Homeskool Beatbox Adventures with Shlomo

Thursday’s, 2pm

Record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo’s huge project to empower kids and raise money for NHS Charities Together. Inspired by the success of his critically acclaimed touring show, Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventures For Kids, he wants to teach families in quarantine how to become Superstar Beatboxers and has set up a JustGiving campaign to try to raise £2500 for NHS Charities Together in the process.

Every Thursday 2pm BST, SK Shlomo is hosting Homeskool Beatbox Adventures with Shlomo, featuring guests Basement Jaxx Bastille Bill Bailey Jason Mraz KT Tunstall and BBC Radio 1’s Dr Radha.

You can apply to be on the show’s Zoom-Room (our virtual studio audience) here

Lego at Leeds Libraries – Friday Challenge

Fridays, 3-4pm

Every Friday on our Leeds Libraries Facebook and Leeds Libraries Twitter pages we will be sharing a weekly Lego teaser challenge based around a children’s book available to borrow with your library card on our Leeds Libraries Borrowbox.

These Friday teaser challenges will reveal the book and theme for our monthly online Lego club (Lego @Leeds Libraries).

Live Story Time with the Rainbow Factory

Enjoy a live reading every week of your favourite children’s books with the storytellers themselves, the Rainbow Factory.

We are missing doing what we do best, interactive storytelling with children. So we have decided to do a live reading of a children’s book for you every Monday.

We will be going live every Monday at 2:30pm from our Rainbow Factory Facebook page.

North & Soul Yoga, Bramhope & Otley

North and Soul LTD
Mindful Actions to Create Happiness
A yoga and wellness company based in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire. We offer public and private classes as well as workshops, retreats and soon a spanking new website with members area for home practice videos and healthy living series. Polly (yoga teacher at North and Soul) trained as an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher in Austria after a wholesome 15-year yoga practice with roots in kundalini yoga and yoga therapy. She teaches in West Yorkshire on Wednesdays at the beautiful Methodist Church, Bramhope from 8-9pm.
Saturdays at the wonderful Otley Courthouse from 10.30-11.30 am.
The class is energetic, nourishing and full of laughter with a loyal group of friendly yoga goers who would welcome you to join.
Our classes are a vinyasa flow yoga class which aims to move the body with the breath through a creative, dynamic set of postures. All levels are welcome, with lots of modifications given throughout. We have beautiful homemade silk eye bags and props to make your yoga experience as nurturing and special as can be.
Book online Bramhope:
Book online Otley:
Email for further info:




Phonics with Robot Reg North West Leeds and Baildon

Phonics with Robot Reg are educational, high energy classes which teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. It’s a fantastic way to introduce children to the wonderful world of early literacy through the use of games, dance, music and bubbles!

Tuesdays: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon (Booking open)
Pre-school (age 2.5-4): 9.15-10.00
Minis (age 1-2.5): 10.15-11.00

Fridays: Baildon Community Link (Venue TBC waiting list open)
Minis (age 1-2.5): 9.45-10.30
Pre-school (age 2.5-4): 10.45-11.30

Amanda 07527726946

Story Bees


  • Starting on 7th Sept, weekly videos and resources will be posted in a private Story Bees Facebook group.
  • Expect the usual Story Bees formula of quality stories paired with a range of creative activity ideas to get stuck into at home!
  • Unlimited access for the 6-week term costs £25.

Call Maddie on 07920013954 to book.

Story Bees LIVE

Will be running Storytime sessions with different themes during the week.  Check out the Facebook Page for more details.

Storytime with Tiny Tales and Tunes

Will be running FREE Storytime sessions with different themes during the week.  Check out the Facebook Page for more details.

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.

Virtual Number Train Sessions

All aboard the ‘virtual’ Number Train as it takes your child on an educational journey of discovery each week. These fun and interactive videos have been designed to build strong foundations in maths so your child feels confident with numbers before starting school. Videos are uploaded to You Tube every Monday. Wednesday and Friday (term time only) and provide opportunities to practise counting, sing songs, move to the music, make and create.
“A MUST for any preschooler!”
Subscribe to the channel today to keep updated.

Water Babies LIVE

Water Babies have been working closely with a range of fantastic partners to put together a programme of live sessions for families and Tory one of the North Yorkshire franchisees is presenting a number of them which is amazing for the Yorkshire region!

Experts in the field of sleep, nutrition, midwifery, first aid and aquatic safety will be on the bill to name just a few.

Open to everybody and all completely FREE!

If you pop along to the website via the link below you can find out more information and see the  calendar of events: