Playgroups and Classes
Baby & Toddler classes in Wetherby and the surrounding area are all listed below by day of the week. From baby massage to music classes, dancing, sensory, newborn and toddler groups and much more.
Most of the classes in this area require pre-booking. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.
Baby Band music classes offer a safe, supportive and fun musical experience for you and your little people.
Baby Band is all about playing real instruments, learning musical elements and experiencing great examples of music from a huge variety of genres, not just singing along to basic nursery rhymes (although we do love some of the classics). We have a team of live musicians who regularly join us with their various instruments to give our Baby Band members a taste of live music because there is nothing as magical as seeing and hearing music being created in front of your very eyes.
Classes are available for children from around 3 months to when they start school and are bookable all year round, not just term time. Visit the website for more details on locations, the team, the musicians, the music and how to book. You can find us on social media too @babybandmusic.
There are stacks of research papers proving how beneficial music is to the early development of language, emotional understanding, motor skills and so much more. Join us at Baby Band and give your little one a musical head start in life.
Classes in Headingley, Tadcaster, Selby & Sherburn in Elmet. See venues and times here.
Learn how to harness the soothing, nurturing power of massage at our baby massage classes in Harrogate, Selby, Guiseley and Wetherby.
In addition to helping you and your baby relax, massage is a great way to relieve common ailments like wind, colic and constipation and helping you and your baby to sleep. Baby massage can also provide a real neurological boost to your baby, helping to promote brain development, whilst strengthening the parent/baby bond.
Over the four-week course, you’ll learn the best ways to massage your baby, including a range of strokes, when to massage, how long to massage for, and how to adapt your massage to meet the needs of your baby.
Group baby classes are open to parents of babies aged 6 weeks to 7 months (crawling) – and are held at Wetherby, and Nuffield Health in Harrogate and Guiseley. For each class, you’ll need to bring your own cushion and towel. Massage oil and a baby massage guide will be provided. You can also book virtual classes and home tuition, available across North Leeds and Harrogate.
For more details on all classes please visit the Blooming Babies website
MUMMY MEET-UPs, supportive 6 weekly discussion group meet-ups for new Mums.
Becoming a new Mum is an incredible, yet intense time.
Meet other Mums at a similar stage in motherhood. Weekly supportive, socially distanced discussion groups. Baby’s needs are of course always cared for, but the focus here is also on Mum wellbeing.
This course of 6 weekly get-togethers is for all new Mums out there. Our sessions are relaxed and informal with zero pressure for you (or baby!) to conform. We focus on creating non-judgmental, relaxed space to discuss all things motherhood. Never before has having a new baby been so isolating, we are here to support you.
Discussions revolve around the Mums who attend; conversations will go where they need to go… but we also have some hugely beneficial new motherhood insights to share. Topics include the truth about baby brain, expectation versus reality, mum-guilt, building your village of support and importance of postpartum nourishment (full list can be found on our website).
Participants will also be gifted access to our recorded ‘on-demand’ baby massage course to watch at home.
Classes are taught in Collingham, near Wetherby
Thursdays (Leeds school term time only) 11am-12noon and 12.30pm-13.30pm
Course suitable for Mums with babies from birth to crawling.
Instructor is Maternal Wellness Educator and Postpartum Support Professional, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (through IAIM, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) and Reflexologist.
BABY MASSAGE, learn to massage and soothe your baby over this 6 week course.
Incorporating baby massage, reflexology, relaxation and mum wellbeing; our classes are different to others out there.
They are designed with needs of baby AND mum in mind… No rushing you before or after! No pressure to keep baby quiet, wake them up or rush a feed! If it’s not the right time for baby… relax, do what you need to do to pacify them, sit, watch and enjoy the company of other Mums.
There is always plenty of time to catch up, plus you will be given access to our recorded ‘on-demand’ course to watch and gain confidence with moves at home.
(We all know the feeling of thinking that our baby has the loudest cry! This is one class that you will never need to worry about it).
As well as your massage content, there is always time for Mum discussion too. Building your village of support and feeling you are not alone during the transition to motherhood is a huge contributor towards being a happy, healthy Mum.
Classes are taught in Collingham, near Wetherby
Thursdays (Leeds school term time only) 11am-12noon and 12.30pm-13.30pm
We can massage earlier, but optimal age of baby is between 6 weeks to crawling.
Massage oil, massage stroke handout and ‘on-demand’ video lessons included.
Instructor qualified Reflexologist, Postpartum Support Professional and Certified Infant Massage Instructor (through IAIM, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives).
Newborn Can Dance & Sensory is for pre walkers aged 0-1, and will really bring out their confidence.
My Baby Can Dance is for 1-4 year olds. It’s music and action based, with lots of interactive directions to explore.
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Fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Deliver a specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.
“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders.”
Age 2 – 3.5: Youngest classes require full parent participation and offer a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your child whilst they learn new skills, meet new friends and have an exciting introduction to Rugby.
Age 3.5 – 5: These classes do not require full parent participation. Your Rugbytot will be part of a dynamic session that will develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment.
Age 5 -7: Older age group classes really start to prepare children for life after Rugbytots. The same structure is followed but these sessions involve advanced team games and ensure that the basic skills of rugby are coached in the right way by maintaining small class numbers.
Autumn Term Sessions Starting from 6th September 2020
MONDAY: Shadwell Cricket Club (outside)/Bardsey Village Hall
TUESDAY: St Edmunds Church Hall, Roundhay
FRIDAY: Shadwell Cricket Club (outside)/Bramhope Robert Craven Hall
SATURDAY: Carr Manor Community High School (outside)/or Alwoodley Primary School, Alwoodley Primary School (outside)/Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, Tadcaster Grammar School or Riverside Primary School (outside, inside when allowed), Crawshaw Academy Pudsey (outside, inside when allowed)
SUNDAY: Fives Football Centre (Seacroft), John Smeaton Leisure Centre, Moorlands School, Headingley (outside, inside when allowed)
Click here to book a class or contact Coach James on 0345 313 2948
‘TinyBeats is a magnificent, musical wonderland which takes you and your toddler and/or baby on an imaginative, interactive journey every week! With three development appropriate classes to choose from catering for all your baby and/or toddlers needs. Each week visits a new and exciting theme from swimming in the deep blue sea to dancing with dinosaurs. TinyBeats uses upbeat, specifically tailored music alongside exciting resources to give your child an interactive and entertaining experience. For more information or to book please visit www.tinybeats.co.uk
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Thursdays: Jubilee Room, Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA
Fridays: Uniform Room, Newman Centre, Station Road, Crossgates, LS15 7JY
BuddyBeats – Walking to Pre-School – Morning: 10:00am-10:45am
LittleBeats – Sitting to Walking Confidently: 11:15am-12.00pm
BabyBeats – Newborn to Sitting: 12:45pm-1.30pm
BuddyBeats – Walking to Pre-School – Afternoon: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Franchise opportunities also available.
Colourful, creative (often messy!) art classes for babies, toddlers and children.
Wednesday, The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster
Tel: 07900 922688
Preschool dance classes for children aged 9 months – 6 years – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet.
Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Face-to-face classes coming soon. Check their website for details on ages, times and availability.
Tel: 07702 965932
Award-winning development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first years. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
Friday – Wetherby Sports Association, Lodge Lane, The Ings (beside Leisure Centre), Wetherby, LS22 5FN
More Face-to-face sessions to resume w/c 7th September 2020. For more details on locations/times and how to book, visit website.
Contact Clare on 07970 122187.
Quality toys, soft play area, crafts, storytime and music and movement. Fruit snack provided.
Wednesday, 10am – 11.30am.
£2 per child 0-4 years
Bramham Village Hall
Pop along with your baby to meet other breastfeeding mums. This group is run by a maternity support worker who will be on hand to offer support, advice and guidance.
Wetherby Children’s Centre, Hallfield Lane, LS22 6JS. Tel: 01937 581102
Join in with music, fun and activities based around food and cooking. Children get to create easy to make recipes to take home. Booking is essential.
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Boston Spa, LS23 6DR. Tel: 07710 247149
Weekly Duplo play.
Saturday 11am – 12pm
17 Westgate, Wetherby, LS22 6LL. Tel: 01937 583144
Sporty Tots classes are for ALL pre-school children aged 2-5 years old. Weekly sessions are built around attainable targets which encourage your child to improve their sports techniques and develop their motor skills within a pressure free environment. We believe children learn best with a smile on their face so every session is packed full with positivity and laughter to encourage the development of their social skills too.
Monday 10am Collingham
Our Sensory Story Time workshops are run by Primary Education specialists. We incorporate singing, signing, props, bubbles alongside our sensory stations to bring a story to life. Suitable for 6 months to 3 years old.
Forest Footsteps is an outdoor Forest School group held in a small copse based on a farm just outside Wetherby. Sessions are suitable for 2-4 year olds. Children have the opportunity to explore nature, learn new things and foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors.
Wednesday during term time, 10-11.30 and 13.00-14.30. Free trial available.
Learning the basics of gymnastics through play. We are a fun, friendly setting that’s designed to enhance physical development and build your child’s confidence. Themed sessions for variation and gymnastics key skills for development are all part of our fun and varied programme including rolling, jumping swinging and apparatus work.
Wednesday, Wetherby Sports Association, LS22 5FN
Tel: 07946 082801
Come and join us in our magical world of Hartbeeps. Hartbeeps create multi sensory, highly interactive, Innovative theatrical music classes for the very young. 3 types of classes from birth – pre-school.
Knaresborough (Mon), Wetherby (Tues), Harrogate (Wed & Thurs), Starbeck (Fri).
Tel: 07789 192342
Wetherby Martial Arts is a Long’s Black Belt gym. The club has grown from strength to strength and is run by two families and has a fantastic family friendly atmosphere. Running classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Little Dragons: Children Aged 3 to 6 years old
Ninja Kids: Children Aged 7 to 12 years old
Adult Kickboxing: For adults aged 12+
The Engine Shed, York Road, Wetherby. Tel : 0800 069 9305
Melody Bear Ballet is an excellent way of introducing your child to dance by encouraging them to engage their imagination by joining in with Melody Bears adventures and themes. Children develop skills in role-playing, imagination and learning about the world around them.
Suitable for children 2-4 years.
Wednesday, 10am, Clifford Village Hall
Tel: 07943 450 743
Special time for you and your baby
Yoga for Mum will help with recovery, strength and relaxation, helping you to sleep better and cope both physically and emotionally with your growing baby.
Yoga for baby can help bonding, strength, create a calm environment and aids sleep.
Thursday: 10:30am – 12pm
Boston Spa Village Hall. Tel: 07902 908844
Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
At a Music Bugs class children do what they do best – singing, exploring, finding their rhythm and making friends.
Friday: Kirk Deighton Village Hall, Wetherby, LS22 4DS
Tel: 0844 412 8166
Rhythm Time offers quality, fun music courses created to enhance and nurture your child’s development. The classes will provide complete continuity for your little one from birth until school age. Watch your little one grow, and develop in confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination.
Wednesday: St James Church Hall, Wetherby
Tel: 07340 048804
Free to attend, free to park, this drop in service uses a lovely sunny room at the Boston spa children’s centre. A baby space and some toys for bigger kids, we offer drop in hep advice and fittings for all types of slings and baby carriers. We have carriers suitable from newborn to preschool and beyond, lots of carrying positions, and lots of different brands of carrier to try – in a no-sales environment.
Our optional hire service can let you try a carrier at home, and return to the same venue, as this session repeats every four weeks. Next Session 5th September 2018.
Come and join us for storytime with, well, more!
Listen to a story and then get stuck into a range of activities, from science to creative arts and everything in between, all linked to the book – it’s ideal for 2-5 year olds.
Friday mornings in term time, 10.30-11.30am. Pre-booking essential.
Tockwith Sportsfield Clubhousem Tockwith Lane, York, YO26 7RP. Contact: email@example.com
Children can listen to a story and then get stuck into a range of activities relating to the book.
Suitabe for 2-5 year olds and includes storytime, crafts and fun games.
Monthly on a Wednesday, 10.30am-11.30am (Check Facebook page for confirmed monthly date)
Joon Boston Spa, 164 High Street, Boston Spa, 164 High Street
Offer lessons for babies from 4 months through to adults of all ages.
Aquatots: is the first structured lesson we offer and is available to children age 3 to 4 years.
Stages 1 – 7 : These stages of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) allow your child to move through the FUNdamental movement skills for swimming.
Junior Fit Club: is a weekly 45 minute session aimed at those who have completed Stages 1 – 7
Tel: 01937 833001
Pre-school fun for for boys and girls. Fun and interactive class, great way to meet new tiny friends, dancing and singing to traditional nursery rhymes
Tuesday Collinngham, Wednesday Colton, Friday Alwoodley
An introductory class for pre-school children (age 2+), teaching basic movement through the use of nursery rhymes and story telling. Mums and Dads can stay and watch too!
Danceology Studios, 15 Erivan Park, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby, LS22 7DN. Tel: 01937 581198
Toddler Sense offers children aged 13 months to 5 years the opportunity to explore a new play space each week; every week is themed differently – we might be flying on a rocket one week, digging for fossils the next! Every class has been carefully planned to support children’s learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Monday: Wetherby Sports Association, LS22 5HA
Tel: 07828 273536
‘Tunetastic’ is a preschool music education group run by a qualified, experienced music teacher aimed at 1 to 4 year olds.
Friday: Boston Spa Scout & Guide Hall, LS23 6DN, 10am -11am
Free trial available.
Tel: 07709 012584
Every other Tuesday. 1.30pm. Messy Play. £6 per child. Booking required, online.
Thursdays. 10.30am. Storytime. Free, drop-in.
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Joon, 164 High Street, Boston Spa, LS23 6BW.
Run by Community Matters, this session provides an opportunity for parents and carers to take part in craft and practical activities with the aim of improving their well being.
Wetherby Children’s Centre
Opportunity to try out different slings to see which is right for you. Get information on how to carry your child safely and comfortably.
Every 4 weeks on Wednesday, 12pm-2.30pm. (5th Sept, 3rd Oct, 31st Oct, 28th Nov)
Boston Spa Children’s Centre, Deepdale Lane, LS23 6EH. Tel: 01937 841100
Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN. Tel: 0113 378 1265
Wetherby Music Centre offer music lessons for complete beginners as well as the more experienced musician and have a range of ensemble classes for you to put your skills into practice.
Young children (pre-school to 5 years) can join ‘Mini Music Maker’ class, which introduces children to the magic of music, movement and rhythm and over 5’s can take their first musical steps in the fun Recorder or Ukelele classes.
Wetherby High School. Tel: 07545 603951
Workoutlikeamum offers a variety of outdoor classes (Circuits, Hiit, Mum & Baby etc.) and personal training sessions. The classes are designed to fit around your life as a busy mum so children are welcome at all classes.
Classes run Monday – Saturday in Clifford near Wetherby
Tel: 07870 589272