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.
Join Kathy for a session of musical fun perfect for babies and children up to 6 years of age.
Kathy’s Fun Music classes are returning from Monday 17th January 2022 – You can choose between Baby Fun Music for babies up to 14 months OR Family Fun Music for both toddlers and babies up to 4 years old.
Fun Music sessions last around 50 minutes during which time there will be nursery rhymes, new and traditional songs, dancing and movement to music, often with props and scarves, and there’s always a chance to play on different percussion instruments.
As a special treat, Kathy always plays her flute, piccolo or saxophone in the sessions, either for jamming along to or for listening time. The children love hearing and seeing these wind instruments, and so the Fun Music sessions just fly by!
MONDAYS 10am Family Fun Music and 11.30am Baby Fun Music at Emmanuel St John’s Church Hall on St John’s Road.
TUESDAYS 10.30am Family Fun Music at Scarborough College Prep School hall, Deepdale Avenue
Just click on your chosen class and date below to book your place!
NB. If you book 6 classes at once, you will only be charged for 5 – this discount is applied automatically
Any parents are welcome to join us for the opportunity to meet new friends whilst getting out for a walk around our wonderful town!
Children are welcome, with or without a pram, but please read the route and see if the length of each walk is suitable for your little one to manage on foot.
Alternate weeks the walk will be kept around the Marine Drive to try and keep central for those who don’t drive or can’t access walks further away, the in between weeks will be walks in the surrounding area of Scarborough, somewhere different every week to discover new areas and keep it fresh for the children! All walks will be pushchair friendly 😊
Keep an eye on the Facebook Page here
Starting Wednesday 8th September 2021 – Like pre-Covid – all kinds of great things available for our under 5’s and their carers. Start time 9.15am – 10.45am, Wednesday’s during term time.
Please do book a space via firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby massage course running over 4 weeks, beginning Monday 24th January 2022 at 10am. Come and enjoy some bonding time with your baby learn skills to settle and soothe your baby and opportunity to chat with parents too.
BeYou Studio, Desapline Martial Arts Studio, Barry’s Lane, Scarborough.
Dance classes for girls and boys from beginners to advances, starting at 2 years old:
Benson Stage Academy, Commercial Street Scarborough
Mondays 9.30am – 11.15am (term time only)
A friendly group for children aged 0 – 5 years and their parents, grandparents and carers. Join us for free play, sensory play. stories and rhymes. £1.50 per child plus 50p for additional siblings (over 6 months). Includes a healthy snack, drink for little ones and a hot drink for grown ups
Ayton Methodist Church Hall, Pickering Road, West Ayton. YO13 9JE
Martial Arts Classes in Whitby.
Lil Ninjas: Age 4 – 6 years Mon & Wed, 4.00 to 4.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 10am
Combat Kids: Age 6 – 9 years Mon & Wed 4.45 to 5.30pm, Sat 10.15 to 11am
Combat Kids: Age 9 – 14 years Mon & Wed 5.40 to 6.30pm, Sat 10.15 to 11am
Green Lane Centre, Green Lane, Whitby, YO22 4EH
Contact James 07889 797147
Early years Music session for 0-5 years. £3 per session.
Whitby YO21 3BA
Both classes, £4 per child:
Mondays 10am – 12pm (closed for Winter, will re-open in Spring 2022)
A special session aimed specifically for the little ones. An activity will be provided but you may just want to make use of the mud kitchen, have some sensory play or just socialise with other families of young children in a safe outdoor space. £2.50 per child for children of walking age up to 5 years. Babes in arms free of charge.
Based in a 2 acre field just outside the tiny village of Thwing on the Yorkshire Wolds. Call 07432 736226 for more info.
If you are coming from Scarborough, take the A64 to Staxton and drive up Staxton Hill to Foxholes. Turn left to Wold Newton. At the Duckpond, turn right and drive up the hill to Thwing. At the crossroads in Thwing, turn right. The field is approximately one mile further down a small lane, on your left. Approx drive time 30 minutes
If you are coming from Driffield, take the B1249 through Langtoft to Octon and turn right at the roundabout by the crematorium. Thwing will be signposted on your left about 1 mile later. At the crossroads in the centre of the village turn left. The field is approximately one mile further down a small lane, on your left. Approx drive time 20 minutes
Monday 10 – 11.30am. Weekly sessions for Under 5s in the Orangery.
Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Bridlington YO15 1ED 01262 673769
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
Tennis coaching for all ages and abilities across Scarborough
Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall, YO13 0HJ
Scalby Tennis Club, YO13 0PU
Hackness and Scarborough Tennis Club, YO13 0BJ
Contact Jake to book a session 07928752833
Monday 10am – 11.30am. A range of stimulating activities and play experiences for babies and children from birth to 5 years old. Everybody is welcome! £2 per family.
St Andrews Church, Ramshill, Scarborough YO11 2LN
Kid’s sessions at The Secret Realm:
The Secret Realm, 5-8 Newchase Court, Scarborough YO11 3YS
Clubs (both £4 each):
Twilight Productions Roscoe Studios, Roscoe Street, Scarborough Yo12 7BY
Mondays, 9.10-9.55am – 18 months to 3 years, and 10.00-10.45am – 4 years, (earlier by invitation).
Scarborough Gymnastics Academy, Unit 1, Barrys Lane Leisure Complex, Barrys Lane, Scarborough, YO12 4HA
Telephone: 01723 366271
Regular sessions at various locations across Scarborough:
Mark – 07533 753948
Tony – 07793 662152