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


Have a magical, exciting hour with your child each week – Harminis is a class that both parents and children look forward to week in week out.

At Harminis it’s not just a music and movement class. It’s a place for you to meet other mums, dads, grandparents, friends. It’s a place to get support and have a chat if that’s what you want. Just what we all need after the strangest of times – some normality and seeing people!

Music is an amazing learning vehicle, Harminis classes are carefully written to help your child’s development, be that communication, making early sounds and language, to rhyming and counting as your child gets older. The socialising aspect and being around other children is hugely helpful to your child, especially after we have had to be separated for so long!

Established for 14years and run by Kate Tyson, an early years music specialist, you can be sure that you will not only have a fun and amazing time, but it will be beneficial to your child and you too.

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

Booking is essential as spaces get filled quickly.

Other classes in Helmsley and Malton – see Ryedale Mumbler here

Kate Tyson
Visit the Website HERE

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


Join Kathy for a session of musical fun perfect for babies and children up to 6 years of age.

Kathy’s Fun Music classes are returning from Monday 27th September 2021 – You can choose between Baby Fun Music for babies up to 14 months OR Family Fun Music for both toddlers and babies up to 4 years old.

Fun Music sessions last around 50 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!

MONDAYS 11am Family Fun Music and 1pm Baby Fun Music

TUESDAYS 10.30am Family Fun Music

Just click on your chosen class and date below to book your place!
NB. If you book 6 classes at once, you will only be charged for 5 – this discount is applied automatically


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A unique storytelling experience in a beautiful, woodland setting.

A place to relax and enjoy stories being brought to life with music dance, puppets, and life-size characters.

Under 5’s storytelling session includes stay play time outside in the natural environment.
Tuesday 12.30 to 2pm and Wednesday 11am – 12.30pm. £5 per child.

Baby Sensory sessions include massage, stories, rhymes, and music.
Tuesday 10am to 11am and Wednesday 9.45am to 10.45am. £3.50 per child

Extra siblings £1.00 each

2 Primrose Drive, Primrose Valley, Filey. YO149QT

Contact Fiona Dodd for more information

07807 722069

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

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Water Babies

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: 10:30 – 12:00 Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

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

Friday mornings starting 8th October 2021 12 months and under – Braeburn Primary & Nursery Academy Eastfield Scarborough. YO11 3LG

PLUS NEW SESSIONS for 4 years plus at Palm Leisure Club, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ

Mondays: 16:00 – 18:00
Wednesdays: 16:00 – 18:00
Thursdays: 17:00 – 18:00

Contact 01423 457000 or for more information.

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

Brompton Ducklings Toddler Group

Open for meetings outdoors (as at 26/4/2021)

Tuesdays 9.30am – 11.30am

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

Contact Ruth Heron 07540 402584 or message their Facebook page.

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

Lesley’s Story time at More Than Books Eastfield

Come along on Tuesday mornings from 10:30- 11:15 for stories and songs with Lesley.

The under 5s will love listening to the stories and joining in with their favourite parts. Lesley loves to read books selected by the children and always welcomes new faces.

Pop along to More Than Books Eastfield to join in the fun!

More than Books, Eastfield Library, High St, Scarborough YO11 3LL.
01609 536606

Little Builders at The Summit

Tiny Little Builders (Tuesday 9.30am) provides fun for 0-2 years

Little Builders (Tuesday 11am) provides fun activity based mornings for 2 – 4 years

Crèche is open Wednesday- Saturday 10-3pm

The Summit, St Nicholas Street
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HF
01723 362205

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!

Noah’s Ark Parents and Tots Group

Starting Tuesday 14th September 2021 at Queen Street Methodist Church

9.15am – 10.15am Tea and Toast

10.15am – 11.00 Noah’s Ark Tots Session


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 James’ Tots Session

Tuesday mornings 9.30-11am

£2 for each parent/carer and child + 50p for each extra child

A traditional stay and play playgroup for parents/carers with children 0-5 years. We pride ourselves on providing an environment which encourages children to play, share and grow, and parents to play and chat with likeminded others.

Please contact Rachael on 07935697196 for more information and to book

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


Tumble and play (For age 3-6 year olds)

Gymnastic based physical play & activity 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 | £4.00

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

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 Mini Dance

Tuesday 5-6pm ages 4-6years

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 – 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