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.
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 10am & 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
BACK open after COVID-19 (April 2021)
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
To book, message Laura on 07586 080504
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
Restarting Tuesday 13th April 2021
Tiny Little Builders (Tuesday 9.30am) provides fun for 0-18 months.
Little Builders (Tuesday 11am) provides fun activity based mornings for 0 – 4s;
The Crèche sadly remains closed until 17th May 2021
The Summit, St Nicholas Street
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HF
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!
From the 12th April until May 14th 2021 they will be running play group every day Monday to Friday to allow you to use the sensory rooms.
Spaces are strictly limited.
Restarting Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 April 2021.
We have to limit numbers to 15 parents or carers and so pre-booking essential.
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
Starting details to be confirmed. (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 | £3.50
Roscoe Studios, Roscoe Street, Scarborough Yo12 7BY
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