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.

Featured Listing

Baby Sign and Play

CANCELLED for foreseeable future due to COVID-19

A fun introduction to language, babies communicate using hand signs, in a warm stimulating sensory environment with lots of singing and play activities.

Tuesdays 1pm – 4 week term £25

Classes are bookable in advance via our website

35 Victoria Road, Scarborough


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

Fun Music sessions are for children and babies aged from birth to 6 years, accompanied by an adult. Parents, grandparents, child minders, nurseries and schools are welcome to bring their children to join in the musical fun – but be prepared to shake a shaker!

My weekly Fun Music classes cost £5 per child or £7 per family with 2 or more children over 6 months and are on –
Monday’s 10am Childhaven Nursery, 13 Belgrave Crescent, Scarborough YO11 1UB
Tuesday – 10.30am at Scarborough College Prep School Hall, Deepdale Avenue, Scarborough YO11 3BA (Term times only – part of their Tots playgroup)
Thursday – 9.45am at Emmanuel St John’s Church hall, 85 St John’s Road, Scarborough YO12 5ES

Baby Fun Music class for Under One’s
Mondays 1.30pm – Emmanuel St John’s Church hall, 85 St John’s Road, Scarborough YO12 5ES
Thursdays 11.15am – Emmanuel St John’s Church hall, 85 St John’s Road, Scarborough YO12 5ES

Also I have regular classes on the first and third Saturdays of each month for messy church groups, these are donation groups.

First Saturday at St James Church, 24 Seamer Road YO12 4DT
Third Saturday at Cayton Methodist Church, 86 Main Street, Cayton YO11 3RT

Pay as you go
Facebook or Call 01723 354891

Featured Listing


SUSPENDED until further notice due to COVID-19

Music and Fun! Let’s sing and dance and learn new songs and rhymes! Play with the parachute and meet the puppets! Harminis is a super fun music and movement class for preschoolers, babies and toddlers.

Established in 2008 by Kate Tyson (Smith) when her first child was small, she’s still running classes now her latest is here. ◦

The classes explore music and sensory play each week. Kate teaches songs that might be new to you and also traditional nursery rhymes and games.

Alongside the importance of the children learning and being exposed to lots of new experiences Kate is very keen for parents to network and make new friends.

Tuesdays at 1.30pm – 2.30pm at Seamer Memorial Hall, Scarborough YO12 4QD

Booking is essential as spaces get filled quickly.

Three week trial for £15

Other classes in Helmsley and Malton – see Ryedale Mumbler here

Call Kate Tyson on 07824 738813

Featured Listing

Holistic Baby Massage

CANCELLED for foreseeable future due to COVID-19

Holistic baby massage In The Village Scarborough

Learn about massage techniques and essential oils for your baby

In a calm sensory environment

Classes booked in advance courses are 5 weeks with the final week being a graduation party.

£25 for the full course

Classes are bookable in advance via our website


Featured Listing

Super Baby Splashers

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

Tuesday 10am – 11am
Wednesday 10am – 11am
Thursday 10am – 11am
Friday 9.30am – 11am
held at the Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough YO11 3NU
for babies 8 Weeks old up to toddlers 4 years old.

Thursday 9.30am – 10am at Alpamare, Burniston Road, Scarborough.
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



Featured Listing

Water Babies

CANCELLED for foreseeable future due to COVID-19

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.

Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:30 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Wednesdays: 10:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Sundays: 11:00 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Contact 01904 607110 or littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk for more information.
For any MUMblers that book onto a course, just quote SCARBOROUGH MUMBLER and we will send them a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with their starter pack – worth £10.99.


1st Forge Valley Rainbows

We would love you to join us.
Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm (Term time)
For girls age 5-7 years

West Ayton Methodist Church
Contact Janet Bell on 01723 850648


Children aged 2yrs-5yrs

Every Tuesday 9.30am-10.30am | Dance & Sing
10.30am-11.30am | Stay & Play

Every Saturday 9.30am-10.30am | Dance & Sing
10.30am-11.30am | Stay & Play

First session: 9.30am-10.30am | £3.50
Both sessions: 9.30am-11.30am | £6.00

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

Brompton Ducklings Toddler Group

CANCELLED for foreseeable future due to COVID-19

Tuesdays 9.30am – 11.30am starting Tuesday 17th April

Term time only

All very welcome – we would love to see you with your little ones. Come and enjoy playing in a safe, warm environment with plenty of toys and books and a bit of adult conversation too! Healthy snack provided and lots of opportunities for crafts and songs and stories too.

Brompton Village Hall, Cayley Lane YO13 9DL

Cloughton Parent & Toddlers

Tuesday 1pm – 2.45pm.

This is a friendly local group run in Cloughton, opposite the Blacksmiths Arms and next to the playgroup.


Cloughton Community Reading Rooms, High Street, Cloughton, Scarborough YO13 0HL

Dalby Diddys


If a group of 5 plus would like a session during this period, do get in touch.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am – 12pm

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

Sessions are free flow, allowing children to explore the woods at their own pace.  There is den building, splashing in the stream, explorer camp, cooking over the fire, craft activities and more!

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 Hidden Horizons Facebook page or 01723 817017

Hunmanby Parents and Tots

Hunmanby Community Centre.

Hold sessions 9.30am-12pm on specific Tuesdays

Next sessions 12th Feburary, 19th February, 5th March, 12th March, 19th March

It’s £2 per child plus £1 additional child. People come and go as they wish.

Contact 07533 741937

Little Builders at The Summit

Little Builders (Tuesday 10.00 – 11.30am) provides fun activity based mornings for 0 – 4s;

Busy Little Builders (Tuesday 1.00 – 2:30pm) provides sensory play primarily for 0-4s with special needs;

Tiny Little Builders (Wednesday 10.00 – 11.00am) provides fun for 0-18 months.

The Crèche is also open for parents & preschool children from 10-4, Tuesday to Saturday. Parents & Carers are asked to supervise their own children.

The Summit, St Nicholas Street
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HF
Get Directions

01723 374516

Scarborough College Prep School Stay and Play

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am (starts 10th September) and then a fun music session with Kathy Seabrook from 10.30am to 11.30am (starts 1st October 2019)

£5 per family to include stay and play refreshments and fun music

No need to book, just come!

Term time only

Scarborough College Prep School Hall, Deepdale Avenue, Scarborough YO11 3BA
01723 380606

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
01723 375137

Story Tots at Whitby Library

Tuesday 10.30am – 11.15am (term time only)

Stories, songs, picnics and crafts for under 5’s

Whitby Library, Windsor Terrace, Whitby, YO21 1ET
Tel: 01609 534350

Storytime at Eastfield Library

Tuesday 10.30am – 11.15am (term time only)

More Than Just Books – Eastfield Library Community Hub, High Street, Scarborough. YO11 3LL


Children aged 3yrs-5yrs

Gymnastic based physical play & activity for children aged 3yrs – 5yrs. It is designed to develop children’s physical skills and agility, balance and co-ordination as they grow. Deangelo to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing through the use of brightly coloured play equipment.

Every Tuesday 4.00pm-5.00pm | £3.50

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

Water Wobblers Scarborough

CANCELLED due to reduced pool time as a result of COVID – 19 for foreseeable future

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