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

Babysongs at The Street

Starting Wednesday 3rd November

Wednesdays 11am, for mums with babies up to 1 year.

  • Enjoy chat with other mums, refreshments & a fun baby music time led by Nicola. 12 adult places available.
  • This term we’ll also follow a fantastic parenting course called ‘Wonderfully Made’. Watch a short video and share your top tips together.
  • Explore a short encouragement from the Bible that’s relevant to life with little ones!
  • Your ticket holds your place for all SEVEN sessions and includes refreshments/handbook. (Sorry no older siblings this time)
  • Cost is £17 total  which includes all of the above.
Nicola is the Children’s Minister for Trinity Church Scarborough and mum to three children.
Liz will be hosting too and has three growing boys!

Unit 27 (Level 2 – Access via lift)
The Street, Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 7PW



Join us for our NEW Mini Bee’s Farm Adventures, down on the farm! 15th and 22nd September 2021. All welcome (you don’t need to be a guest on site).

Arrive at 10am at The Hive, the cafe/shop/reception area at Humble Bee Farm. Farmer Percy will collect you for your farm tour! Meet the farm yard gang, say hello the Tilly the Shetland Pony and our Pigs Pinky and Perky!

Then it’s back to The Hive (open for you to enjoy until 11:30am), where Barista Coffee, home made bakes and snacks are available to purchase. Once you have finished at The Hive you can enjoy our farm walks, and the play area!

Tickets are £7.50 per child, including squash and a biscuit at The Hive (accompanying adult free).

Suitable for 1 year plus.

Payment is taken online in advance, please book here (choose Mini Bees from the event selection at the top)

Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough , YO11 3UJ. 01723 890437.

Featured Listing

Scarborough Strollers

Any parents are welcome to join us for the opportunity to meet new friends whilst getting out for a walk around our wonderful town!

Children are welcome, with or without a pram, but please read the route and see if the length of each walk is suitable for your little one to manage on foot.

Alternate weeks the walk will be kept around the Marine Drive to try and keep central for those who don’t drive or can’t access walks further away, the in between weeks will be walks in the surrounding area of Scarborough, somewhere different every week to discover new areas and keep it fresh for the children! All walks will be pushchair friendly 😊

Keep an eye on the Facebook Page here

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

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

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.

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 & Cloughton Parent & Toddlers

Wednesday 10 til 11.30

Everyone with pre-school children are more than welcome, from newborns up with their parents, Grandparents, childminders etc.

An hour’s unstructured free play with craft activities offered then a healthy drink and snack time followed by circle time which consists of story and singing


Burniston Methodist Church, Burniston, Scarborough YO13 0HJ

To book, message Laura on 07586 080504

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!

Mini Monsterz Scarborough Toddler Sessions

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:15 – 11:00 
Lot’s of fun for the toddlers
A tea or coffee for the accompanying adult!
£4.95 per toddler.

The Secret Realm, 5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough YO11 3YS

01723 583788

The Story Garden


A ‘Parent’s and Tot’s Outdoor Playgroup’. Every session begins with a children’s story which then leads on to numerous free flow activities based around the book. Some main areas include tuff trays, a sand pit, a mud kitchen and the learning log!

Come in your wellies.

Gristhorpe, Filey

The Story Garden Facebook Page

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 Tap

Wednesdays 5-6pm Ages 3 – 6 years

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