Playgroups and classes

Scarborough & Whitby and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for 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.

In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, please be aware of any restrictions that remain in place.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

One to one video call and telephone support.
The social group on a Friday 10-11:30am at The Hive, Highfield Road, Whitby YO21 3LW. Spaces must be pre-booked as we have to limit numbers. At the moment it is outdoors, it’s in a private enclosed garden area, with garden furniture and a play park. FREE

Contact us

Facebook ‘Breastfeeding Support Whitby’ 

– Call us 07432 068143

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Virtual ante-natal sessions booked via the Midwifery Team

SENSES offers a small, supportive parent and toddler group for children with additional learning needs, speech and language difficulties, challenging behaviour or disabilities, and their families.

At SENSES we provide a light and spacious setting with full disabled facilities, specialist equipment and great fun!

Qualified and experienced volunteers are on hand to work with each family, as well as encourage parent to parent support relationships.

Sessions run on Fridays from 10am – 12pm during TERM TIME

The cost is £2 per family and there is no need to book.

Oasis Family Centre, Castle Road/ Oxford Street, Scarborough YO11 1XE

Further information can be found on:

Parent and child swimming classes for babies from 12 weeks up to 4 years

Alpamare Water Park. Burniston Road, Scarborough YO11 3NU: Tuesday to Thursday mornings between 9 and 10am. New course starts week commencing 6th December and a 10 week course costs £90.

Hartwood Farm Cottages, East Knapton, Malton YO17 8JA: Friday 10am till 11am and Saturday 10am till 1pm. A mixture of parent and child, beginners and improvers. Parent and child course costs £45 for 5 weeks and beginners and improvers costs £40.

Call Claire on 07837472428
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Water Babies

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.

Tuesdays: 10:30 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Friday mornings: 0 – 4 years – Braeburn Primary & Nursery Academy Eastfield Scarborough. YO11 3LG

PLUS NEW SESSIONS for 4 years plus at Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Mondays: 16:00 – 18:00
Wednesdays: 16:00 – 18:00
Thursdays: 17:00 – 18:00

Contact 01423 457000 or for more information.

Benson Stage Academy Dance

Dance classes for girls and boys from beginners to advances, starting at 2 years old:

  • Monday – Modern from 4pm
  • Tuesday – Tap from 4pm
  • Wednesday – Ballet from 4pm
  • Thursday – Acro from 4p
  • Friday – Cheer from 4pm
  • Saturday – Freestyle from 9.30am

Benson Stage Academy, Commercial Street Scarborough
07749 377598

Bubbles Music Group – Burniston Chapel

Fridays 10am, a free drop in session for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents and carers. All welcome to join us for songs, stories, cake and cuppas. No need to book but it does help with planning snacks etc if you have booked. Keep an eye on Bubbles Music on Facebook

Burniston Methodist Chapel, High Street, Burniston YO13 0HJ

Ninja Play and Ninja Tots – The Rising Sun Association

Both classes, £4 per child:

  • Ninja Play, Monday & Friday 10am-12pm – Drop in Playgroup, 18months to 4 years.
  • Ninja Tots, Saturday 10-11am – Lesson with trained teacher, 2 to 4 years.
The Rising Sun Association Dojo, Unit 4 Depot Lane, Scarborough YO12 4EB
07858 944598

Silly Sausages Soft Play Sessions

Soft play sessions including bouncy castles, ball pools, skuttle bugs and more, suitable for babies and toddlers, aged 0-5 years. Sessions run from 10-11.30am, must be booked in advance and are during term time only:

  • Tuesday and Thursday – Ebenezer Church Hall on Columbus Ravine, Scarborough.
  • Wednesday – The Legacy Eastfield Community Centre.
  • Friday – Loders Green Scout Hut.
Ebenezer Church Hall on Columbus Ravine, Scarborough
07790 219752

Studio 3 – Dance, Drama & Acro Lessons

Lessons in Freestyle, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Disco, Commercial, Street, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Drama, Acro & Show Work. Private Tuition is also available. Ages start at 18months.

35 Durham St, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7PT
07967 375534

Swim Tots at Alpamare

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 12pm
Come and meet other parents and let the little ones enjoy some splash time. 🌊
£10 1 x adult 1 x toddler
Term time only.
None of the large slides are available.
No bookings required.

Tiny Dancers at Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet

Tiny Dancers (for 3 to 5 year olds) are first steps towards ballet. Parents / Grandparents / Carers are encouraged to support, explore, discover and encourage dance, musicality, co-ordination, balance, motor skills. Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Thursday and Saturday in Scarborough
  • Wednesday in East Ayton
  • Friday in Filey

Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet via the Facebook page
07759 289525

Toddler Sessions & Kidz Club – The Secret Realm

Kid’s sessions at The Secret Realm:

  • Toddler sessions – Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.15 – 11.00am. Toast, juice, and a tea or coffee for the accompanying adult. £4.95 per toddler.
  • Kidz Club – Monday to Friday 3.45pm – 5.30pm (term time only). Kidz meal for free, Over 1’s Play Session, £7.95, Under 1’s, £1.95, Adults, £1.95.

The Secret Realm, 5-8 Newchase Court, Scarborough YO11 3YS
01723 583788