Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) Scarborough & Whitby


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, some businesses remain closed whilst others have the go ahead to open. Social distancing restrictions remain in place. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

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.

Fun Music sessions last around 50/60 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!

Whilst the emphasis of Fun Music is of course, fun, we hope the children will be learning and developing in all sorts of ways, along with your support!

Singing, rhythmic and listening skills
Creativity and imagination
Growing in confidence
Awareness of others
Learning to take turns
Following simple instructions
Introducing new concepts like –
Loud and soft
Slow and fast
Start and stop

‘Family Fun Music’ classes for all ages birth to 5 so siblings can attend together.

‘Baby Fun Music’ classes aimed at babies under 14 months.

Desapline Martial Arts hall on Barry’s Lane, Scarborough

Mondays 11am Family Fun Music
Mondays 1pm Baby Fun Music
Thursdays 11am Baby Fun Music
Thursdays 1pm Family Fun Music

The family price per class is now £7 to include all siblings, but only one adult due to COVID restrictions.


Pay as you go
Facebook or Call 01723 354891

Places must be booked

01723 362205


Starting Monday 10th May 2021 – a drop in session for babies up to 18 months Monday 9.30am – 11.30am in a covid secure environment.

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 stjohnsbabyandtoddlers@gmail.com

Derwent Ducklings Baby & Toddler Group

On Hold due to COVID19 – hoping for September 2021

Mondays 9.30am – 11.15am (term time only)

A friendly group for children aged 0 – 5 years and their parents, grandparents and carers.

Ayton Methodist Church Hall, Pickering Road, West Ayton. YO13 9JE

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

Little Rays

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 for foreseeable future (perhaps September 2021)

10am – 11.30am

£1.50 per adult. We offer a range of stimulating activities and play experiences for babies and children from birth to 5 years old. Everybody is welcome!

St Andrews Church, Ramshill, Scarborough YO11 2LN


Love and Learn with Leah

Online pre-recorded tummy time workshops from birth to 5/6 months on the Love and Learn with Leah website for anyone to access now.

On Facebook too!

Messy Time Craft Shop Play Group

From the 12th April until May 14th 2021 they will be running play group every day Monday to Friday to allow you to use the sensory rooms.

Spaces are strictly limited.

10am till 11.30am then 12.30pm till 2pm
Prices are £3 per child and adult
01723 367818
35 Victoria Road, Scarborough, YO11 1SH
Visit the Messy Time Craft Shop Facebook page to keep up to date.

Music Tots Musicport – Whitby

Restarts Monday 5th October. Do book on to secure your place

MONDAY 9:30-11:30

Early years Music session for 0-5 years

WHISH Community Room at St Hilda’s Business Centre up at The Ropery. Whitby. YO22 4ET

There is a lift and we have negotiated pushchair parking upstairs near the Community Room.

£3 per session

Call 01947 603475

Puddles and Pinecones

Mondays 10am – 12pm

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

07432 736226

Based in a 2 acre field just outside the tiny village of Thwing on the Yorkshire Wolds.

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

Sleights Boddlers Playgroup

On hold due to COVID 19

Monday 1.30pm – 3pm Term Time.

A small friendly play group for 0-5 year olds.
Lots of fun crafts, painting, free play, singing and baking.
Activities vary from week to week.
Includes drink and snack for children and parents/carers.

St Johns Church House, Sleights
07775 647295

Twinkles Pre School Gym

Monday 9.10am – 9.55am
Age 1 – 4

Scarborough Gymnastics Academy
Unit 1
Barrys Lane Leisure Complex
Barrys Lane
North Yorkshire
YO12 4HA
Telephone: 01723 366271

Water Wobblers Scarborough

CANCELLED due to reduced pool time as a result of COVID – 19 for foreseeable future – Watch the Facebook, possibility of May to September 2021

All our courses are run in 5 week blocks to be paid in advance with a £15 deposit to secure your place and the rest to be on the first lesson.

Pre School Classes (3 & 4 years) and a Parent and Baby / Toddler Class (12 weeks to 3 years) on Monday mornings.
Parents and Baby / Toddler Class on Tuesday mornings
Classes for age 4+ on Saturdays.

Contact Maria on 07823 381113
Green Gables Hotel, West Bank, Scarborough