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.

Places must be booked

01723 362205

Featured Listing

Playsongs Scarborough

On hold due to COVID19

Wednesday – 10am (term times)
Gallows Close Centre, Scarborough, YO12 6HZ

– Enjoy 40 minutes of musical fun with your child age 0-4yrs
– Songs, fun story theme, instruments, puppets & more!
– We finish with refreshments & chat – great snacks and drinks for children & adults!
– All of the above for £2.50 per family
– No need to book…just turn up!
– Led by Nicola Carpenter (Trinity Church children’s worker / Buttercup Music)

More info on Playsongs Scarborough Facebook page or contact Nicola: 07837 128873

Gallows Close Centre is off Endcliff Crescent in Barrowcliff or (on foot) off the Cinder Track at Newlands

Starting Monday 10th May 2021 – a drop in session for babies up to 18 months Monday 9.30am – 11.30am in a covid secure environment.

Starting Wednesday 8th September 2021 – Like pre-Covid – all kinds of great things available for our under 5’s and their carers. Start time 9.15am – 10.45am, Wednesday’s during term time.

Please do book a space via stjohnsbabyandtoddlers@gmail.com

On hold due to COVID19

Wednesdays 11am

Venue: OutReach Rooms, entry off Northway

Expect storytelling, singing, dancing, baby massage, sensory play, loads of fun and bubbles!

£3.50 per session

Stephen Joseph Theatre – Northway Entrance
Visit the website HERE for more details

On hold due to COVID19

Wednesdays 9.45am

Venue: OutReach Rooms, entry off Northway

A morning of storytelling, creative play, singing, movement, crafts & sensory activities.

£3.50 per session

Stephen Joseph Theatre – Northway Entrance
Visit the website HERE for more details

Read the Mumbler review HERE

Featured Listing

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

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 littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk for more information.

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

Burniston Toddlers

BACK open after COVID-19 (April 2021)

Wednesdays from 10am in Burniston Methodist Church.


Burniston Methodist Chapel, High Street, Burniston YO13 0HJ

To book, message Laura on 07586 080504

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

Little Lambs Tots Group

On hold due to COVID-19 (updated April 2021)

Wednesday 10.30am – 12pm

We are a relaxed and friendly tots group for Eastfield, all welcome! If you are a carer or childminder you are very welcome to bring your tots.
Suggested donation £1 per group.
Free refreshments!

Holy Nativity Church, Eastfield, Scarborough.

Little Rockers

Hopes to return in September 2021

Wednesday 10 – 11.30am Term Time

Art, Craft, toys and Singing for the Under 5’s.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Colombus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QZ

You need to register for this group via the Little Rockers Facebook Group

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!

Messy Time Craft Shop Play Group

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.

10am till 11.30am then 12.30pm till 2pm
Prices are £3 per child and adult
01723 367818
35 Victoria Road, Scarborough, YO11 1SH
Visit the Messy Time Craft Shop Facebook page to keep up to date.

Mini Choir with Twilight Productions

Starting details to be confirmed. (For age 3-6 year olds)

Wednesday 4-5 pm


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