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


EASTER LETTERBOX CRAFT PACKS: 22/01/2021 – 30/04/2021

Looking for fun, creative and most importantly convenient activities to do at home at the moment with your babies, pre-schoolers and even school-age children?

Well, look no further than our NEW fab themed Letterbox craft packs. Including at least FOUR lovely activities, they are sent through the post straight to your home with everything you need (including paint) to keep your little ones creative, entertained and engaged at home, all you need is some glue and a paintbrush!

Frozen inspired and Easter packs available now with many more to come!

Our Letterbox craft boxes are suitable for ages 18 months + and should always be completed under parental supervision.

I can also put together packs specifically for a birthday too.

All this convenience including postage and packaging for just £9 per box.

I can’t wait to see what creative fun you get up to at home!



At Award-winning ARTventurers we run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties and other events for children of all ages.

The aim of ARTventurers sessions are to nurture and develop your child’s creativity. We provide them with the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to EXPLORE, experiment and EXPRESS themselves through a range of COLOURFUL art, creative and sensory activities.

Thursdays – Karisma Health Studio/ WYSPA Dance Studios, 1 Oxford Street, Guiseley, LS20 9AX

Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45-10.45am,
Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12.05 pm,

Fridays – St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Robin Lane, Pudsey LS28 7BR

Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45- 10.45am
Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12.05 pm

We run weekend and school holiday specials too, please check the website for details.

We are Gold Fully Accredited members with the Childhood Activity Association meaning you can have absolute confidence in the activities and sessions that we provide for children.

For more information and to book visit the website or on Facebook


Phone: Gill 07786994331





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.

  • WOW Centre Alwoodley, Moss Valley, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7NT
    Monday 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Birth to 13 months
  • WOW Centre Holbeck, 3 Bowling Green Terrace, Leeds, LS11 9SP
    Wednesday 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
    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.

Bramhope Village Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AZ

  • 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.


Following last year’s interrupted 21st edition, the UK’s largest family film event returns online this Spring for a whole month. Experience the magic of the 22nd Leeds Young Film Festival right from your living room, with premieres of the best in family film from around the world available in the comfort of your own home for you to watch when you want.

If, like us, you’ve missed venturing into Leeds City Centre and visiting The Carriageworks Theatre, you can immerse yourself in a groundbreaking virtual recreation of the Festival experience as we are thrilled to announce the unveiling of the #LYFF2021 Minecraft cinema in a Minecraft Millennium Square. There is a chance to earn an Arts Award Discovery at Home certificate, join the giant virtual jury and vote for your favourite films of the festival as well as learning some top tips for making your own films at home.

Check out the full programme here:

0113 378 5999
This session will cover a range of fun themed activities that will support you and your child to feel confident in learning whilst playing at home. The sessions will cover story and rhyme time, in addition to sensory and messy plays for your baby’s age and stage of development. A very informal casual session where you have the chance to meet and chat to other parents and gain development support from Lucy who is an Early Years Teacher.
Face masks must be worn throughout the class.
Classes now running in Otley from April 2021
Clifton Village Hall, LS21 2ES
10 – 10.45 am: For children aged 12 – 36 month
11 – 11.45 am: For children aged 8 – 12 months
12.15 – 1 pm: For children aged 5 – 8 months
1.15 – 2 pm: For children aged 2 – 5 months
COVID UPDATE: Classes currently running via Zoom for little ones aged 0-24 months (in age specific classes)
Book through the Little Seedlings website.




Moo Music Leeds run interactive, multisensory, music sessions for babies and children under 5 with their parents, grandparents or carers too. The children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and each week we explore the music with sensory activities, signing, props and instruments to a new and exciting theme.

With 125+ original, upbeat, fun and educational Moo Music songs, written by a professional songwriter, we guarantee you’ll be singing along all week! The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!

Classes in: Menston, Otley, Ilkley, Yeadon, Adel, Alwoodley, Scarcroft and Oulton with more areas planned in the near future!

Age Range and classes:

Baby Moo – From Birth to Crawling (approx.)

Mixed Moo – All age group (0-5) and perfect for active toddlers to explore – even better if you have two or more, this is the ideal group for siblings.

Baby Massage – The newest addition to our line-up, Baby Massage is all about nurturing a wonderful bond with your newborn. Designed for babies not yet crawling, our qualified Farmers will show you how to massage your baby confidently so that you can continue with it at home.
Baby massage brings multiple benefits from calming a fussy baby and aiding digestion to help baby to sleep and ultimately developing a beautiful bond with your baby.
Join our baby massage class to meet other Mums and Dads and learn some extra skills that will help soothe your baby…hopefully giving you some much-needed sleep!
We effortlessly intertwin our calm Moo Music songs to create routines for you to learn and repeat in your own time.  This is a unique experience for you to enjoy with your baby.  Massage oil is provided.

For more information, please get in touch with ‘Farmer Caroline’ or 07932501904

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Debbie 07734 152 696 (Otley & Ilkley) Caroline 07932 501904 (Yeadon & Menston)

Number Train is offering a virtual adventure each week where children will travel on the imaginary train and learn about maths through a different theme each week. Through singing, dancing, playing games and making crafts, the children will explore numbers, shape, counting forwards and backwards and so much more in a fun and interactive way.
Each week a pre-recorded video is uploaded onto the Number Train Members Group Page so parents can access it at anytime!  Included in the price (£4 per week) is an art pack and the videos have been designed to engage little minds and are carefully planned with questioning and pausing thoughout so the children end up talking back to the screen etc and they think I am really there! £20 for five sessions starting w/b 11th Jan.
These are a few quotes from the last lockdown in November:
 “It was the highlight of our week”
“Mummy, is Annette on TV again today?”
“Her eyes lit up when she heard her name called out in the shout outs”
“Thanks for making my little girl so happy”



 07852 989523

Don’t let lockdown leave you feeling blue, come and join our RHYTHM TIME ONLINE COMMUNITY and enjoy lots of different activities from home including:
💛Our Award-Winning Rhythm Time Music Classes
💛Story Time sessions, with books from our lovely friends at Usborne Publishing
💛Helpful tips and advice on continuing your little one’s development during lockdown
💛Crafty activities full of fun things to make and do
With every booking, you’ll get FREE access to our Online Exclusive Members Hub full of extra fabulous resources to enjoy at home with your little one!⁠
You now have two options to enjoy our online classes:
1) ‘Face to face’ class member from £19.10 per month. Your classes will currently be delivered via Zoom during lockdown. Your Zoom class time may differ from the current published class times, but you’ll have access to the entire timetable of Zoom classes from all our teachers Monday to Friday to fit round homeschooling and work! Plus you’ll get FREE access to the Facebook Members’ Hub and a place reserved for you in your selected face to face class when we return to venues!
2) ‘Online only’ member from £15.02 per month which gives you ongoing access to the Facebook Members’ Hub where you can catch classes live or at any time to suit you.
🤗 New customers – visit
Take care and keep safe💕


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


📣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.


Featured Listing

Union of Dance

Following successful virtual classes since March 20, join us at our lively and engaging dance classes for everyone aged 4 – 16yrs.

Zoom classes run weekly throughout January & February.

No previous experience needed. Mix of dance styles with a focus on feel good and fun.

Contact Ruth 07814012081

We promote active dance experiences for children and young people.


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 that teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. A fantastic way to introduce children, and their adults, to the wonderful world of early literacy through the use of games, dance, music and bubbles!

Tuesdays: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon

Pre-school (age 2.5-4): 9.45-10.30
Minis (age 1-2.5): 10.45-11.30

Fridays: Baildon Community Link
Minis (age 1-2.5): 9.45-10.30
Pre-school (age 2.5-4): 10.45-11.30

Contact 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: