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

Dive In

Dive In offer swimming lessons for children aged 3.5years upwards. We are committed to teaching children not only the skill of swimming but to be water confidence and safety. Our lessons are fun and relaxed delivered by our team of passionate teachers. Our class sizes are small with the teachers in the water with the children to ensure they have the support and encouragement close at hand. We deliver the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.

Palms Leisure Club, Carnaby, YO16 4UJ

Lesson Times:
Monday and Wednesday 4pm – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am – 12pm

Contact Info:

07593 545237


Featured Listing

Peep Workshops


Our ‘Peep’ workshops are a relaxed environment where you can learn about your child’s development. We don’t ‘teach’ you how to help your child develop – we give you the tools and ideas to do it yourself! Here at Peep we know that attending workshops can be daunting, which is why we’ve made our Peep workshops different. Our workshops are tailored to you, we don’t follow a strict schedule. Is there something specific that you would like our advice on? Not a problem! We’re here to support, listen and help where we can.

There are 5 elements to a Peep session:

‘Hello/goodbye song’ – a friendly welcome for all and an exciting farewell!

Songs and rhymes – learn songs to sing at home too

Storytime – helps children to listen and engage with a story

Talk time with parents – got a question or just want to listen? This part is just for our parents.

Things to try at home – learn how to use workshops activities in your own home

Our sessions:

We know how busy life can be at times, so we have 6 workshops available each week for you to attend:

  • Mondays: 9:30-10:30am, The Westway Arms, Eastfield, Scarborough, YO11 3EE
  • Mondays: 1:30-2:30pm, Hall B, The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, YO12 7PW
  • Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30, Eastside Community Centre, Abbots Road, Whitby, YO22 4EA
  • Thursdays: 9:30-10:30, Studio 3, The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, YO12 7PW

To attend our FREE workshops please contact: 01723 362205


email jane.mynard@cavca.org.uk / wendy.king@cavca.org.uk

Featured Listing

Playsongs Scarborough

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

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



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

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

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.


3 – 5 year olds at Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet

Classes SUSPENDED due to COVID-19

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

Wednesday 10am


Burniston Methodist Chapel, High Street, Burniston YO13 0HJ

Chatty Play

Wednesday 10am – 12pm in the church hall room at the back of St John’s the Baptist Church, East Ayton. YO13 9HL

2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month:

So come and join us for baby/toddler play, socialising with other mothers/carers, a cuppa and a biccie (or three). We look forward to seeing our regular faces & meeting the new next generation of Playsters!

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

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library Children’s Story Time

Wednesday afternoons at 2pm until 3pm (in term-time only) at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library and Resource Centre.

Join us for an engaging hour of interactive stories, rhymes and crafts.

Suitable for the under 5s.

There is a small charge of £1 per child for refreshments and resources.

Please note you have to book on and there is a waiting list.

3 Pickering Rd, West Ayton,
YO13 9JE
Phone: 01723 863052 (opening hours only)

Desapline Martial Arts

Childrens 2-4yr Bonsai’s Kickboxing class at the dojo.

Every Monday and Wednesday 4.15-5.15pm

Parents also have a choice of a fitness class downstairs at the same time – perhaps AMraps or Boxfit depending on the day.

First class is free then £5 afterwards

21 Barry’s Lane, Scarborough, YO12 4HA
07885 630681

Fylingdales Parent and Toddler Group

Join for arts and crafts, sing-alongs, snack and play.
Wednesday (except 3rd Wednesday of the month/term time only)
10 – 11.30am
£2 per family

Fylingthorpe Methodist Church Hall

Junior Football Training

Fylinghall School Sports Hall
Wednedays 6.30 – 8pm
All juniors welcome
Cost £2.00
Just come along

For further details contact Neil Brearley 07969 108192

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

Little Lambs Tots Group

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

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

Songs & Rhymes at Scarborough Library

Wednesday 1.30pm – 2pm

Term Time only in the Junior Library

Songs & Rhymes for Pre-School Children

Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN

St John’s Baby & Toddler Group, Filey,

CANCELLED due to Covid-19 until after Easter

We have 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.

If you are the carer of baby or toddler, you are very welcome to join us. simply turn up.
Start time, 9.15am – 10.45am, Wednesday’s during term time. Entry only £2.00 for the first child, £1 per sibling thereafter

Tremendous Tots at William’s Den

10.00 – 12.00. William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.

Every Wednesday in term time Williams Den put on an extra activity just for the under 5s, Tremendous Tots. They take a walk through the meadow into the woods and do various craft, nature and imagination activities each week. Plus a story and biscuit around the camp fire!

Standard admission charges apply. To join in with Tremendous Tots is £2.50 extra.

Tweenies at Hutton Buscel

Wednesday 9 am – 12pm term time

Run by the preschool staff. It’s free play with various toys set out, usually a craft table. The outdoor area is often open (astro turf), snack mid way through the morning and adults can help themselves to tea and coffee.

£2 plus 50p for every extra child

Hutton Buscel Village Hall, Main Street, Hutton Buscel, YO13 9NL

Mumbler review here with thanks to Beth.

I regularly attend Tweenies with my two children, ages 2 and 4, as it’s a lovely group.

The class is held every Wednesday throughout term time at Hutton Buscel village hall (ample free parking on site) , children are invited from birth to 4 years old. It costs £2 per child plus 50p for every extra child which I think is a great price as it runs from 9-12, perfect to go to straight after the school run!

The group is set up with a range of different toys for free flow style play, breaking off for a snack part way through the morning. The snack changes weekly but always has a couple of types of fruit and something savoury (toast, teacakes, etc), adults can help themselves to tea and coffee too.

If the weather is nice then the lovely ladies who run the group open up the outdoor area for the children to enjoy.

I would definitely recommend this group, sometimes it can be tricky finding a play group that a toddler and preschooler both enjoy but this really does with the range of toys on offer.

The village play park is just infront of the village hall so you can even take a picnic to enjoy after the group has finished!

Village Yoga

Every Wednesday 7pm
All Ages Welcome (Children and Adults)
Sawdon Village Hall
For more information contact Becky Hildreth 07951934488