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.

Featured Listing

PQA Scarborough

The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18 year olds.

Students spend 3 hours with us, rotating through hour long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers (Poppets class for the younger ages are shorter and last 90 minutes). Classes are held every weekend at:

Scarborough – YMCA Scarborough, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, YO11 1DY (Sundays 9.45am – 1.00pm)

For more information please visit their website (, or call 07753 179070 or email

Tennis with Jake

Tennis coaching for all ages and abilities across Scarborough

Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall, YO13 0HJ

  • Monday – NEW TOTS SESSION, 10-11am for children aged 2-4 yrs.
  • Monday, 4-5.30pm (2 sessions), 5-8 yrs
  • Tuesday, 4pm 5-8 yrs, 5pm 10-11yrs
  • Saturday, 8.30am 5-8 yrs, 9.15am 8-10yrs

Scalby Tennis Club, YO13 0PU

  • Monday, 5.45pm 8-10yrs, 6.30pm 10-17 yrs
  • Saturday, 10.30am 10-11yrs, 11.15am 11-17 yrs

Hackness and Scarborough Tennis Club, YO13 0BJ

  • Sunday, 9am 5-8 yrs, 9.45am 8-10 yrs.

Contact Jake to book a session 07928752833