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.

Saturday 8:45am – 9:15am – LITTLE LEGS (2 – 4yrs)

Saturday 9:20am – 9:50am – LITTLE LEGS (2 – 4yrs)

Where all children should start their journey. We offer soft play and parent play sessions to ease children Into our fun & safe environment.

Raincliffe Sports Hall, Lady Edith’s Drive, Scarborough. YO12 5RL

07584 418403
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Hunmanby Community Centre.

Play group sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

It’s £2 per child plus £1 additional child. Sessions must be pre-booked and paid in advance.

Contact 07533 741937
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Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and pre-school children designed to promote bonding, water confidence and water safety in a fun and loving environment.

Our baby and pre-school programme is offered through five levels. We are currently holding 4 of these levels at:

Palms Leisure Club, Ferns Farm Hotel, Main Street, Carnaby, Bridlington YO16 4UJ

9.30am – Kickers (15 months – 2.5 years)
10am – Splashers (6-15 months)
10.30am – Little Dippers (2-5 years)
11am – Floaties (0-6 months) starts on the 5th March 2022

If you would like to book or require more information, please call our office on 07825 269146

FREE TASTERS AVAILABLE. To book please visit the website HERE

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07825 269146
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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

Evolution Martial Arts Academy

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

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

Silver Wolf Kickboxing

Kickboxing programs from the ages of 2 years+ up to adults, and 1-1 are available on request. Classes include, Mini Cub’s (2-4 years), Cub’s (5-7), Juniors (7-12) and Adults (13+).

  • Tuesdays from 4pm – Cubs, Juniors, Adults, & Ladies only
  • Wednesdays from 4pm – Mini Cubs, Cubs, Juniors, & Mixed Adults
  • Thursdays from 4pm – Mini Cubs, Cubs, Juniors, & Mixed Adults
  • Fridays from 4pm – Cubs, Juniors, and Mixed Adults
  • Saturdays from 8am – Ladies only, Mini Cubs, Cubs, Juniors, Training, and Sparring.

Payment is by monthly Direct Debit, contact Fabian for information on prices, and free trials sessions.

Compass Health & Fitness, Barry’s Ln, Scarborough YO12 4HA (address is due to change to Manor Road, details to follow)

Contact Fabian Burdett on 07790 815764

Swimming Lessons at Scarborough Sports Village

Swimming lessons for children from 4 months to 16 years. Adults lessons are also available. Students are assessed regularly and moved up as soon as they are ready for the next stage.

Ashburn Road, Off Valley Road, Scarborough YO11 2JW
01723 377500

Ta Da’nce – Filey & Hunmanby

Classes for dancers of all ages in Filey and Hunmanby, with the aim of developing confidence and dance technique in a fun and welcoming Covid secure environment.

  • Dance Classes From 4 Years Old – Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Acrodance.
  • Parent and toddler sessions
  • Adult classes
  • Fun and Friendly

Contact Mary-Ann on 07784 130698

Twilight Productions – Dance Clubs and Classes

Clubs (both £4 each):

  • Family Fun Club, Monday to Thursday 10 – 11.30am – Music, Movement & Games for parents and children 0-5 years.
  • Boogie Beat Club, Saturday 9.30 – 10.30am – Dance and singing to help with speech and language for children 2-5 years.


  • Tumble and play, 3-6 years, Tuesday 4-5pm – gymnastics based play.
  • Mini Dance 4-6 years, Tuesday, 5-6pm
  • Mini Tap 3-6 years, Wednesday 5-6pm
  • Hip Hop Tots 4-6 years, Thursday, 4-5pm

Twilight Productions Roscoe Studios, Roscoe Street, Scarborough Yo12 7BY
07538 728766

Variety Stage Direction Performing Arts

Performing Arts school that covers all genres of Theatre Dance, Musical Theatre, Cheerleading, Country and Western Line Dance and Freestyle/Disco:

  • Saturday, 2.30-4pm for children aged 3 to 11 years.

£5 a class paid a month in advance, Registration Fee is £12.50-£15 according to size of t-shirt. First lesson is free of charge.

Studio 3 Unit 3 The Old Print Works Melrose Street Scarborough. For further details, please contact Julie Cannon on 07827 333830

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

They also cater for primary school children with Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance classes. Annual exams with Association of Russian Ballet and Theatre Arts. Boys are welcome in all classes.

Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet via the Facebook page
07759 289525