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

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
Facebook Page
Facebook Group


Featured Listing

Super Baby Splashers

On hold due to COVID-19

We start babies from 8 weeks up to 4 years in our specialist parent and child classes.

Tuesday 9am – 11am
Thursday 9am – 11am
held at the Alpamare, Burniston Road, Scarborough.
for babies 8 Weeks old up to toddlers 4 years old.

We will have full use of the wave pool & parents will be able to view from the sunloungers around the sides of the pool. You will be provided with a wristband for your locker and also if you want to purchase teas, coffees and breakfast items, ie bacon/sausage baps.
Finally Alpamare will also give a 20% off entry fee voucher to anyone who books swimming lessons at the waterpark too.

10 week courses.

Claire Prior-Mckie 07837 472428

Thursday starting 10th June 2021
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Connect with your baby whilst immersing yourself in nature in this 90 minute class. Experience forest bathing, mindfulness, nature art and gentle meditation practices whilst wearing your baby. Get yourself out in nature for a sensory experience for both parent and baby.

£30 for 4 weeks

Raincliffe Gate Carpark, Raincliffe Woods, Scarborough

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3 – 5 year olds at Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet

Classes restarting in person April 2021

Classes as follows:

Thursday and Saturday mornings in Scarborough

Wednesday in East Ayton

Friday in Filey

Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet via the Facebook page
07759 289525

Dalby Diddys

SESSIONS restarting April 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. 

Forest School sessions for parents/ carers with their pre-school child/ren.

Term time only. No need for a Dalby Pass as we will give you a code

Dalby Forest Courtyard, Dalby Forest Drive, YO18 7LT

Book via the Dalby Diddys Facebook page, Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017

Gallows Close Centre Tiny Tots Group

Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am – 10.45am

£2.50 per family (under 4s)

Nestled between Northstead, Newby and Barrowcliff off the cinder track.

Refreshments included and snacks for little ones.

01723 378102 / 07508 954244

Little Rainbows Mini Club

Lots of exciting activities for you all to explore.
Thursday Mini Club starts 15th April 9.15-10.30 at Green Lane Centre
Saturday Mini Club starts 24th April. We now have two sessions, morning 10-11.30 and our afternoon session 1-2.30.
01947 821988
50 Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB

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!

Playsongs Scarborough

Fun Music and Storytime

Thursday 10am and 11am – 2 groups
Book half term blocks: £2.75

The Street, Wrea Lane, Off Dean Road, YO12 7PL
Contact Nicola on 07837128873

Seamer Tots

Restarting 30th September 2021

Thursday Mornings 9.15-11.15

Seamer Memorial Hall, Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, YO12 4QD

07747 777236

Silly Sausages Soft Play Sessions

Every Tuesday & Thursday morning starting 7th September 2021 sessions are 10am till 11am or 11am till 12pm term time only.
Adults stay & play £3 per child
Suitable for babies & toddlers 0-5
A great opportunity for you & your children to socialise & meet new friends
Ebanezer Church Hall on Columbus Ravine, Scarborough
07790 219752

St Marks Stay & Play

St. Marks Parent and Toddler group meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, term time only, starting at 10am and finishing at 11.30. We offer lots of opportunities to learn through play. We serve refreshments at 10.30am and finish with a song time. £2

St Marks, Coldyhill Lane, Newby, YO12 6HT
Contact Celia Hare on 07707 999644

Tiny Dancers at Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet

Classes due to restart in person in April 2021

Tiny Dancers (for 2 to 4 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 mornings in Scarborough

Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet via the Facebook page
07759 289525

Toddlers Dance Class

This is a toddlers dance class that will rotate through different dance styles, for example the children will get the opportunity to try ballet, cheerleading and freestyle!

Thursday morning 9.30-10.00 and Saturday morning from 9.00-9.30.

This class is open to all genders, ages from 2-4.

Benson Stage Academy, Commercial Street Scarborough

07749 377598

Twilight Productions Family Fun Club

Music, Movement and games including stay and play activities for both parent and child.

Three separate rooms filled with lots of activities:
Zone 1: Music and Movement
Zone 2: Messy play and Create
Zone 3: Stay and Play

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

10am-11.30 am from birth to 5 years old

£4 per child, adults are free.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

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

Twilight Productions Hip Hop Tots

Thursdays 4-5pm ages 4-6years

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