Playgroups & Classes Wakefield


Many classes & groups are planning to re-open in September 2020 following the Covid-19 pandemic. We are updating listings as information comes available but please do check with individual providers to ensure venues & timings are current.

50 Things to do before you’re 5, helps children from 0-5 become school ready. It has been developed with families to produce a fun resource that offers a wide range of experiences that builds skills and language and supports brain development in young children.
If you’re struggling for educational activities to do with the kids, 50 Things is a brilliant way to try something new or get outdoors! It will help you to find out how, where and when to do this through a free app and other resources.
Download the FREE app now
Google play store➡️
Take a look at some of our activity ideas:
Outdoor Fun! (click here)!/whats-it-all-about



Classes re-starting February 2021 – email to join waiting list!


We bring you award winning ARTS, CRAFTS and CREATIVE PLAY sessions, to Wakefield, Dewsbury and Batley.

At ARTventurers our mission is simple – to INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE children of all ages and their parents and carers to have lots of COLOURFUL, CREATIVE FUN.

We are passionate about children getting involved in art activities from an early age and our weekly baby classes start from just 6 months old! Each week we have a different theme from Exploring Space to Animal Jungle Fun.  There’s SINGING, DANCING and best of all, the little ARTISTS make CREATIVE MASTERPIECES, which the get to take home.  Not to mention the amazing MEMORIES they will create.

All our activities for our preschool sessions are carefully planned to support Early Learning Goals and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.  The benefits of getting children involved in art are numerous in terms of coordination, motor skills development, social interaction and creative development.


Local Classes

Tuesdays – Woodkirk Country Club, WF12 7JL

9:45 – 10:45 Little ARTventurers (16/18 months – 4 years)

11:15 – 11:45 Baby ARTventurers (6 months – 16/18 months)


Thursdays – St Anne’s Hall, Wrenthorpe, WF2 0JS

9:45 – 10:45 Little ARTventurers (16/18 months – 4 years)

11:15 – 11:45 Baby ARTventurers (6 months – 16/18 months)


Fridays – Ossett Cricket Club, WF5 5JT

10:00am – 11:00am Little ARTventurers (16/18 months – 4 years)


We also offer PARTIES, holiday WORKSHOPS for older children and holiday sessions for the whole FAMILY to enjoy.

07702 884447



At ARTventurers, we LOVE getting children involved in art at an early age – which is why our classes are specially designed for the little artists aged 6 months plus. Art has SO many benefits – from squishing and squidging in paint to explore colours and textures, learning about the world around us, developing fine and gross motor skills, making friends and building confidence.


The aim of all of the ARTventurers sessions is to nurture and develop a child’s creativity by providing them with the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to explore, experiment and express themselves through a range of colourful art and creative activities. PLUS all of our activities and sessions for preschool age children are carefully planned to support the Early Learning goals and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.


All children are individual and the free flow element of our ARTventurers classes recognises this – all of the children can explore and create at their own pace and in their own time. A jam packed session of colourful, creative (and often messy) fun!!


I’d love for you and your little one to join us!

Danielle xx


Local Classes

Tuesdays at Vibe Dance Academy (based at Diggerland), Castleford

Baby ARTventurers (6-18 months) – 9:30-10:20

Family ARTventurers (18 months – 4 years) – 10:50-11:50


Thursdays at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Centre

Family ARTventurers (6 months – 4 years) – 9:30-10:30

Baby ARTventurers (6 – 18 months) – 11:50-11:00

Tiny ARTventurers (3 – 6 months) – 12:00-1:10


Fridays at The Brig, Altofts, Normanton

Baby ARTventurers (6-18 months) – 9:30-10:20

Family ARTventurers (6 months – 4 years) – 10:50-11:50

07757 683211



Thursdays Kingsland School, Wakefield, WF3 4BA, 4:00pm session (From birth)

Fridays Oakfield Park School, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7DT 4:00pm session

01943 862802


Cuddle Up Slings provides home visits and sling library sessions around the Wakefield area to provide families with the knowledge and skills to safely, confidently and comfortably carry their children.

We offer a try before you buy service to save families money, by finding the right product that works for them. We stock an extensive range or slings and carriers that are available to hire for 4 weeks for a small fee. We also offer advice and guidance to use your own carriers or slings.

Please ensure you book an appointment to attend our sessions on the link below

We run sessions every 4 weeks at

  • Jubilee Hall, Lupset
  • St Mary’s Community Centre, Pontefract
  • Oulton Institute, Oulton
  • Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall, Barnsley

Please check our Facebook page or message us direct for more information and dates. 



The Kixx programme offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.

Our programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls Ages 2-8 years of age. Our innovative curriculum emphasises both the physical and social development of our children.

Our goal is simple: To have a positive impact on every child we serve!


Local classes

Fridays at Primrose Hall, Horbury, WF4 6EG

  • 3-4 years 4:15pm – 5:00pm
  • 5-6 years 5:00pm – 5:45pm


Saturdays at Stanley Rodillians Rugby Club, Manley Park, Lee Moor Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4EF

  • 2 years 9:00am – 9:40am
  • 3 – 4 years 10:00am – 10:40am
  • 5 – 6 years 11:00am – 11:40pm


Sundays at Crofton Community Centre Academy, Crofton Community Centre, Middle Lane, WF4 1LD

  • 2 years 9:00am – 9:40am
  • 3 – 4 years 9:40am – 10:20am
  • 5 – 8 years 10:20am – 11:00pm

07956 040744


9 months – 2 years is the age range we see our little ones develop from sitting to crawling to walking, babbling away in their own language.


In these sessions we aim to build the confidence of each individual, develop motor skills and coordination and hopefully build on their love of music and dancing – we use a variety of different resources, instruments and visual aids to keep their attention (and give the grown ups a bit of a work out too).


** Recommended by Wakefield Mumbler – read our review here **


Local classes

Mondays 9:30am – The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury, WF4 5DA

Mondays 10:30am – Wrenthorpe Methodist Church, Wrenthorpe, WF2 0JS

Tuesdays 9:30am – Parkside Methodist Church, Outwood, WF1 2PN

Wednesdays 10:30am – A Star Dance & Fitness, Unit 16, RCM Business Centre, Ossett, WF5 9ND

Wednesdays 11:30am – St Peters Church Centre, Stanley, WF3 4HW

Thursdays 10:30am – A Star Dance & Fitness, Unit 16, RCM Business Centre, Ossett, WF5 9ND

Fridays 10:30am – Lofthouse Methodist Church, Lofthouse, WF3 3NE


07976 154890



As our little ones approach the age of exploring pre-school or even full time school, we help encourage their independence in physical activities, concentration at story time and many basic music skills exploring tempo, dynamics, pitch etc.


We hope to help little ones find and develop a love of music, singing and enthusiasm to learn which can be taken on to the next stage of their lives.


Classes aged 2 years plus


** Recommended by Wakefield Mumbler – read our review here **


Local classes

Mondays 9:30am- Wrenthorpe Methodist Church, Wrenthorpe, WF2 0JS

Mondays 10:30am – The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury, WF4 5DA

Tuesdays 10:30am – Parkside Methodist Church, Outwood, WF1 2PN

Wednesdays 9:30am – A Star Dance & Fitness, Unit 16, RCM Business Centre, Ossett, WF5 9ND

Wednesdays 10:40am – St Peters Church Centre, Stanley, WF3 4HW

Thursdays 9:30am – A Star Dance & Fitness, Unit 16, RCM Business Centre, Ossett, WF5 9ND

Fridays 9:30am – Lofthouse Methodist Church, Lofthouse, WF3 3NE


07976 154890



Puddle Ducks … The Perfect IntroDUCKtion to Swimming


Puddle Ducks Wakefield runs classes in pools across Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield & South Leeds, and we have just celebrated our 10th year in business!


Our Baby & Pre-School programme (0-4 years) provides a wonderful bonding experience and our progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and love of swimming. Our highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability, all whilst having lots of fun.


Our Baby & Pre-school programme is offered through six levels:

Floaties (0-6 months),
Splashers (6-15 months),
Kickers (15 months to 2.5 years),
Little Dippers (2-5 years) and
Dippers and Dabblers (2-5 years ability related classes)


For older children, whether they have come from a pre-school class or never been in the water before, Swim Academy (4-10 years) will take your child from ‘getting their faces wet’ to being an independent swimmer and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion.


Teaching independent swimming from birth. That’s the Puddle Ducks difference.




Local classes

Classes run on every day of the week in 7 local pools


07498 051476



We are passionate about music and the amazing developmental benefits it has on young children!!


Rhythm Time is an award-winning provider of multi-sensory, fun and educational music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


Our classes include a variety of multi-sensory musical activities designed to enhance the development of your little one delivered in a friendly and relaxed setting.  Lots of fun for everyone!!


“Rhythm Time has been absolutely amazing for me and my daughter.  We have been going to class since she was 12 weeks old and is now 17 months!  I have met wonderful friends and it allow my daughter to come out of her shell (she is a little shy!!) in a kind and nurturing environment.  I cannot recommend it enough and hope to be coming to class for months to come yet!!!”

Local classes


Monday Morning

Morley ActivZone (LS27 0JF)

Lofthouse Methodist Church (WF3 3NE)


Monday Afternoon

Morley ActivZone (LS27 0JF)


Tuesday Morning

Glasshoughton Centre (WF10 4PF)


Thursday Morning

Tingley Methodist Church (WF3 1BD)


Friday Morning

Wakefield Sports Club (WF1 3RZ)


Online classes available too


07725 574900


Story Frog Phonics classes introduce the world of stories and phonics to children aged 0-5 years.

Our unique phonics classes are educational, sensory and full of exciting activities!

The classes are taught by an experienced Early Years teacher and are designed to give your child the whole range of early literacy skills they need to become confident readers and writers. Your child will love Story Frog and more than that, your child will learn to love reading and writing!

Fundamental skills covered in the classes include:

  • Phonic sounds
  • Listening skills
  • Oral blending
  • Blending
  • Segmenting
  • Fine motor control skills
  • Gross motor control
  • Imagination and role play
  • Expressive arts
  • Language and communication…
  • … and so much more!

Pre-school classes are for children aged 2-5 years. Each session is based around a theme and begins by introducing a new sound and story. Children will then be provided with a range of stimulating activities, carefully chosen to ensure that children are learning valuable pre-reading and writing skills whilst they PLAY!

Activities include:

  • Messy play
  • Sensory exploration
  • Stories and rhymes
  • Listening games
  • Mark making and letter formation
  • Fine and gross motor activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cutting and sticking
  • Junk modelling
  • Sand and water…
  • … and so much more!!

Local Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am-10:45am at A Star Dance and Fitness Studios, Ossett

Wednesday 12:45pm-1:30pm and 2:00pm-2:45pm at Shake Rattle and Roll, Pontefract 

Fridays 1:00pm-1:45pm & 2:00pm- 2:45pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, Wrenthorpe



07903 824239


Toddler Sense is the perfect next step from your Baby Sensory journey as it provides carefully planned multi-sensory classes for toddlers aged 13 months – 5 years.


Each session combines adventure play and structured activities. Adventure play allows the children to burn off some energy on the wide range of soft play equipment, balance beams, bouncy castles, ball pools and encourages them to be creative, imaginative and independent. Each week is setup differently meaning there is always lots to explore and discover!


The structured activities are centred around lots of research and includes dancing, music, role plays, crafts, games, puppet shows and much more! These activities are designed to develop their cognitive, social and emotional skills although they’ll be having far too much fun to notice!


Every week will introduce a new theme and the children will engage in a world full of sensory fun and adventure. They could be going on safari, blasting into space, battling dragons, swimming in a blue lagoon or joining the teddy bears on their picnic.


Each class is carefully planned in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage to support physical development, communication, social and emotional skills that will form the foundation for all future learning.


If you think this sounds like the perfect environment for fun and learning, then Toddler Sense is the class for you!


Me and my little boy absolutely love love love this class! Its amazing! He asks every day if its time for Tod Sense yet! Can’t recommend it enough.”


Local classes

Thursdays at Lofthouse Methodist Church

  • 9:30-10:15 (13 months – 2 years)
  • 11-11:45 (2-5 years)
  • 12:30 – 1:15 (mixed age)
  • 2-2:45 (mixed age)


Fridays at Horbury Methodist Church

  • 9:30-10:15 (13months – 2 years)
  • 11-11:45 (2-5years)
  • 12:30 – 1:15 (mixed age)
  • 2-2:45 (mixed age)


More days/times to come! Birthday Parties also available!


07889 135825


Aquastar Swimming School

Aquastar swimming school  is a local family run business, we are an ASA swim school member.

We provide a calm and relaxed environment where your child can learn to swim or improve their technique. All our swimming instructors are qualified to ASA level 2 standard with over 100 years combined teaching experience.

You can feel secure in the knowledge that they are in safe hands and learning from the experts

Local classes

St Wilfred’s Catholic High School, WF7 6BD

Tuesday-Friday 6:15pm-8:15pm

Saturday 12:30 – 3:00pm

Sunday 9:00am – 11:30am



Scott 07990538516

Baby Beats, Wakefield

The unique mum and Baby Class. We merge Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Sensory Play, Adult Yoga, Pilates and Fitness together to create an all-round great class for you AND baby!
We like to keep classes small and intimate so we book in 1/2 term blocks.
Booking is essential via our website
We have NON-mover and Movers classes!

Local classes

ASTAR Dance Ossett, WF5 9ND

Fridays 12:30pm with Baby Beats (6 week check to 5 months)

Fridays 1:30pm with Baby Beats plus (5 months to fast crawling)


Baby Beats Toddler coming soon from walking -5 years!
Nuffield Health Wakefield

Baby & Toddler Group 0-5 years, Wakefield WF2 0

Fridays 1:30-3pm Term Time Only

@Balne Lane Community Centre

This is a Baby Group for children aged 0-18 months. Join us for fun activities for you and your baby.

Call: Zara 01924 302333

Baby Group, Stanley Children’s Centre

A welcoming group for you and your baby. This group is aimed for newborns to confident movers

Local classes

Friday 10:00 – 11:30am

Long Causeway, Stanley, WF3 4JB


01924 303181

Baby Sensory, Wakefield

Baby Sensory is a multi-award winning program suitable from birth to 13 months designed to aid and enhance your baby’s development through the use of play, exercise, massage and communication techniques. Come and join our magical world filled with light shows, music, signing, rainbows, bubbles, bells, puppets, a sparkling sea and much much more!

Classes on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Tel: 07912 179367

Ballerina School, Ossett

Attending a class at our Ballerina School,  you are guaranteed a magical time! Twirl like a Princess, fly like a Fairy, march like a Soldier and much, much more….through our unique programmes, together you’ll enjoy the health, physical and social benefits of the basic fundamentals of ballet and dance in a nurturing, safe, positive environment.


Local Classes

Monday 1:30pm-2:15pm

Monday 3:55pm-4:40pm

Friday 10:15am-11am

Saturday 10:40am-11:25am

West Yorkshire Theatre Dance Centre, Station Road, Ossett, WF5 0JE



For more information call 01924 266 374

Best Strokes Swimming Lessons

We follow the Swim England National Learn to Swim Programme. Parent & child classes (3 months -3 years) complete stages 1-4 of the Discovery Duckling Awards  Pre School Children (3 – 4 years) complete stages 1-4 of the Duckling Awards Children (4 years+) complete stages 1-7 of the Learn to Swim Programme. There are also 18 complimentary stickers to collect!


Local classes

Friday 3:00 – 3:30pm

175 Batley Road, Kirkhamgate, Wakefield, WF2 0SP



Bloom Wakefield West

Bloom Wakefield West provides multi-sensory baby development classes for babies 6 weeks to 15 months old.

We are passionate about Babies and Mothers well-being; we aim to provide friendly, fun classes to promote bonding and babies development.

We have small, welcoming classes and a new theme every week.

Classes on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Tel: 07872 337790

Children’s First Hub – Normanton & Rural

No classes currently operating

Children’s Hub – Featherstone & SE

No classes currently operating



FAB Peer Support Community Sessions

In Wakefield, we are really lucky to have the support of F.A.B. & all their infant feeding peer supporters!


The below information lists all of the locations that infant feeding peer supporters are available to offer support and information to help with your breastfeeding. Please note some of these sessions are term time only and occasionally we do have to change times and venues so we recommend that you speak to FAB to check dates and timings before setting out to avoid any disappointment.


If you can’t make one of these sessions, please remember that the FAB 24hr Breastfeeding Helpline is 01924 851901 and there is a really friendly & supportive facebook group


Meet up groups are currently not operating – for peer support please phone the helpline



Playstation, Ossett, WF5 9ND

12noon – 2pm – Stay and Play FAB Peer Supporter Present


Kendal Drive Children’s Centre, WF10 3RY
10am-12 noon – FAB Peer Supporter Present



Oakhill Children’s Centre, Girnhill Lane, WF7 5JB
1pm – 2.30pm – Breastfeeding Group with FAB Peer Supporter Present

FAB, 31 All Saints Walk, The Ridings, Wakefield, WF1 1US
10am – 12 noon – Breastfeeding Group with FAB Peer Supporter Present. Runs alongside Health Visitor Breastfeeding Champion drop in clinic (for babies who have been discharged from midwife care


Cedars Children’s Centre, Barnsley Road, Hemsworth,
WF9 4PU, 12 noon – 2pm – Breastfeeding Group with FAB Peer Supporter Present. Runs alongside Health Visitor Breastfeeding Champion drop in clinic (for babies who have been discharged from midwife care)



Havercroft Children’s Centre, Mulberry Place, Ryhill, Wakefield, WF4 2BE

10am -11.30am – Breastfeeding Group with FAB Peer Supporter Present

FAB, 31 All Saints Walk, The Ridings, Wakefield, WF1 1US
10am – 12 noon – Mum run group FAB peer support available if required

Happy Days Soft Play Centre, Wakefield, WF2 7AZ
1pm-2.30pm – Breastfeeding Group with FAB Peer Supporter Present. Reduced charge of £2.50 for older siblings to play

Pomfret Children’s Centre, Rookhill Road, WF8 2DD
9.30am-11am -Breastfeeding Group FAB Peer Supporter Present


FAB, 31 All Saints Walk, The Ridings, Wakefield, WF1 1US
11am-12:30pm – Mum run group FAB peer support available if required

Useful contacts
Families and Babies 24hr Breastfeeding Helpline – 01924 851901
Pinderfields Maternity Unit – 01924 541 689
The Breastfeeding Network – 0300 100 0210
La Leche League – 0845 120 2918
National Childbirth Trust – 0300 330 0771
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers – 0300 330 5453

Firelight Studios

Screen Acting Classes

‘Sparks’  for 3-7 yr olds 4-5pm Fridays

Classes for 8-16 yr olds 5-7pm Mondays and Fridays

Adult Classes also running

Classes for Children with additional needs coming soon, please call to enquire.

@Saville Road Industrial Park, Castleford

Call: Carl 07584 671 844

Gravity Trampoline Park

Parent and Toddler sessions

You and your toddlers have the full use of the park without older kids so they have more space and can play as they learn, building confidence at their own pace. There are other toddlers around too so it’s good to mix.

Toddlers must be over 18 months but under 5 years and accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to two toddlers

Local classes

Term time: Every weekday at 10:00am
Holiday time: Every day at 9:00am (not Sunday)

Xscape, Castleford WF10 4TA. Tel: 01977 529920

Gym Joeys

Gym Joeys is exciting, accessible and inclusive promoting an active and healthy lifestyle whilst developing fundamental motor skills in movement and coordination.

The sessions are delivered by fully qualified gym coaches for children aged 18 months to 4 years old


Local classes

Operating Monday – Friday


Booking is essential 07810 673699


Kaiju Martial Arts

Kaiju Martial Arts is one of the Fastest Growing martial Arts Schools in Yorkshire, our full time Martial Arts Centre is in the heart of Wakefield, with a fully matted area, Parents seating area and much more.


Local classes

All classes are held at Unit 4, Russell Street, Wakefield, WF1 5QS

Mini monsters (3 – 6 years)

  • Monday – 16:30 (Develop)
  • Tuesday – 16:00 (Basic)
  • Wednesday – 16:00 (Develop)
  • Thursday – 16:00 (Basic)
  • Friday – 16:00 (Develop)
  • Saturday – 9:00 (Basic) & 9:30 (Develop)

Juniors (7 – 12 years)

  • Monday – 18:00 (Beginner)
  • Tuesday – 18:30 (Beginner); 16:30 (Intermediate); 17:30 (Advanced)
  • Wednesday – 16:30 (Beginner); 18:15 (Intermeditae); 19:15 (Advanced)
  • Thursday – 18:30 (Beginner); 16:30 (Intermediate); 17:30 (Advanced)
  • Friday – 16:30 (Beginner); 17:15 (Intermediate); 18:15 (Advanced)
  • Saturday – 10:00 (Beginner); 10:45 (Intermediate); 10:45 (Advanced)



01924 781157

Lingotot Spanish Classes, Netherton

A jam-packed 50 minute Spanish session for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers aged 0 – 4 years. We do lots of singing, games, stories and crafts all in Spanish so come and join the fun!

Local classes

Fridays 9:30am – 10.30am
Netherton Village Hall, Netherton, WF4 4LR

Amy 0845 680 8148

LiquiDance, Ossett

LiquiDance School of Performing Arts delivers classes to dancers from 18 months old.

We offer sessions in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Freestyle, Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance.

In all our classes we aim to develop confidence and dance skills in a fun and welcoming environment.

Local classes

Monday 3:50pm – 4:30pm Ballet 3 – 5 years

Tuesday 1:30pm – 2:15pm Acrodance Preschool 3 years +

Friday 10:00am – 11:00am Early Years 18 months – 3 years

Classes for ages 4 years + are held Monday – Thursday

All classes held at Factor House, Church Street, Ossett, WF5 9DR


07944 130 916

Mini Me Time Ossett

Mini Me Time Kirklees & Ossett provide child centered classes from 0-5 years.


We run lots of different courses & classes including: Mini Massage, Mini Yoga, Mini Sign, Mini Rockers & Rollers, Sensory Social, Mini Adventure & Mini Mess, Birthday Parties & Seasonal Parties.


Local classes


9:30am – 10:30am Mini Mini Massage

10:45am – 11:45am Mini Yoga

12:30pm – 1:15pm Rockers & Rollers


10:00am – 11:00am Mini Makers

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mini Mess


10:00am – 10:45am Rockers & Rollers Drop in session


10:00am – 11:00am Mini Mess


All classes at The Playstation, Ossett



Nicola Murray 07952 981 192


Mother & Toddler Group, Horbury

A fun & welcoming play group for under 5’s at Cluntergate Centre

Local classes

Tuesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 11:00am (term time only)

Cluntergate Centre, Horbury, WF4 5DA


07873 544948

My Baby Can Dance, Pontefract & Wakefield

Baby Can Dance the award winning ultimate pre school activity. The class is a dance and movement to music pre school activity for children age 12m – 3 1/2 years. We dance to fantastic music, a great atmosphere and importantly pay attention to detail with our child development key stages offering a FREE award system for continuous monitored development.
This session is amazing, you will enjoy this class as a family. We love the positive learning experience that the children will have each week with music we all love.


Local classes

For up to date class information click here to visit the website

Classes are payable in 5 week blocks in order to reserve your child’s place.



For more information call Sam Owen-Smith on 07495 856 993

Noah’s Ark Mums & Tots Group

Playgroup in Wrenthorpe


Local classes

Fridays 9:30am – 11:15am

Wrenthorpe Methodist Church, Wrenthorpe Road, Wakefield, WF2 0JR



Rachel Carter 07714631634

Pre-5 Group

This group provides a great opportunity for parents to get together and enjoy a range of stimulating activities for children 0-5 years


Local classes

Friday 1:30 – 3:30pm

Balne Lane Community Centre, Balne Lane, WF2 0DP



Sunbeam Children’s Centre on 01924 302 333

Samantha’s School of Dance

All classes held within Standbridge Lane Community Centre, Kettlethorpe, WF2 7NP



4:30 – 5:10pm Mini Pop 3+

4:30 – 5:15pm Tumbling & Cheerleading 3+

5:15 – 6:00pm Junior Tappers & Ballet 5+

5:15 – 6:00pm Mini Tappers & Ballet 3+



4:30 – 5:15 Acrobatics 4+



4:15 – 4:45 Mini Ballet 3+

4:15 – 4:45 Junior Ballet 5+

4:45 – 5:45 Freestyle & Cheerleading 4+



9:00 – 9:30 Mini Ballet 3+

9:30 – 10:10 Mini Pop 3+

10:15 – 10:45 Mini Tumble 3+

10:15 – 10:45 Mini & Junior Tap 3+

10:45 – 11:15 Junior Ballet 5+

11:15 – 11:55 Junior Pop 5+



Splat Messy Play

Splat Messy Play is the ‘go to’ provider of messy play classes, parties, and events. Our weekly classes are designed for children aged six months and upwards, and have been specifically developed to encourage each child to learn, discover, explore, and create.


Local classes

Contact Kirsty for dates & locations in Wakefield



Kirsty, 07753 238258

Splat Messy Play Dewsbury & Wakefield

Splat Messy Play sessions are suitable for children from approximately 6 months – 5 years. Our classes allow babies and children to explore, discover, create and express themselves all within a safe and welcoming environment. And even better for parents we take all the hassle out of cleaning up the mess once your little ones had fun.

Face to face session, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Online sessions, Friday

Tel: 07753 238258

Stay & Play, Balne Lane Community Centre

A fun and welcoming play group at Balne Lane Community Centre for under 5’s

Local classes

Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm (term time only)

Balne Lane, WF2 0DP


01924 373558


The journey to becoming a strong swimmer takes time and patience. Each child will achieve their goals in their own time, and they shouldn’t be rushed or forced into to activities they’re not ready for. The Swimbabes course is designed to let each child develop at a pace they’re comfortable, whilst always challenging them. The key to development at this early stage is repetition of success, reinforcing verbal instructions and ensuring longer term awareness of water safety and confidence.


Local classes

Cedar Court Hotel, Calder Grove, WF4 3QZ

Wednesday afternoons

Friday mornings

Sunday mornings



01484 683570

The Mummy Circle

Sessions last an hour and are in Flanshaw at The Little Hub, and you will learn techniques to soothe and calm your baby, as well as remedial strokes to help with common baby ailments, such as trapped wind, constipation and teething.


Local Classes

Availability on Mondays & Fridays



Corinna, 07976 035219

The Three Bears Baby Classes

Baby massage, baby yoga and sensory for babies classes


Local classes

Friday 10 – 11am – Massage

Friday 11am – 12 noon – Yoga

Friday 12:30 – 2pm – Sensory



07525 823 580

Tiny Tots

Tots Coaching’s Tiny Tots sessions have been designed for Walkers to 3 year olds and aims to help young children develop their fundamental movement skills through structured games and activities and through fun and interactive play.


The 30 minute parent participated session includes passing, catching, try scoring, cone kicking, and games in a fun positive learning environment.


Local classes

Fridays 9:30am at Kirkhamgate Village Hall, Brandy Carr Lane, WF2 0RJ

Saturdays 9:00am & 11:00am at Horbury Academy, Horbury, WF4 5HE



Call Anthony or Mick  07517 119230

Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe, caring environment.

The programme is designed to develop a child’s agility, balance, coordination and strength, as well as fostering positive personality traits such as confidence and self-esteem.


Local classes

Monday: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, WF8 4PQ
Tuesday: Oulton Institute, Oulton, LS26 8SX
Wednesday: Denhale Recreation Centre, WF2 9EF
Thursday: Crofton Community Centre, WF4 1LD
Friday: Oulton Institute, Oulton, LS26 8SX



07968 041911

Xplore: Baby Weigh and Play

Baby Weigh & Play at Xplore

Weigh & Play is a baby self-weigh and measuring service offered by Xplore suitable for babies up to 18 months old.

Grade III ISO 9001:2015 accredited weighing scales and measuring mat are provided in a private area for a parent/guardian to weigh and measure their baby. A member of the Xplore team is on hand to help with the process and to complete your baby record book.

Visit as often as you want – the service is available every Wednesday and Friday between 9:30 and 10:30.

There is a £5 joining fee which includes:

  • Weigh & Play, your baby record, loyalty book and free hot drink
  • All following sessions are £1.50
  • Collect bonus clouds to earn rewards

Xplore Yorkshire Parent and Toddler Sessions

​Every weekday during term time Xplore runs sessions for parents & toddlers. They include seasonal art and craft activities, games, toys, messy play, dressing-up and of course soft play. There’s free juice and biscuits for the children and a whole lotta fun!


Classes are held by local providers during term time by Mini Maestros, Bunny Hops, My Baby Can Dance and Bloom


Local classes 

Everyday during term time 10:00am – 2:00pm

Xplore, Xscape, Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA



Call Us: (01977) 553355


Zumbini with Clare

Does your little one love to dance? Do you want to spend some quality time singing and bonding with your baby? Then join us at ZUMBINI! For 45 minutes of can’t-stop-won’t-stop Latino musical fun! Created by Zumba and Babyfirst our program is designed for children aged 0-4years with simple, sing along songs to help aid their development and inspire their imagination and learning! Booking is essential


Local classes

Monday 4:30 – 5:15pm at The Glasshoughton Centre, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, Castleford

Wednesday 1:30 – 2:15pm at Shake, Rattle and Roll, Unit 10 South Bailey Gate Industrial Estate, Pontefract

Friday 2:00 – 2:45pm at Crigglestone Village Institute, High Street, Crigglestone

Saturday 9:30 – 10:15am at Bell Lane Parish Rooms/Library, Bell Lane, Ackworth, Pontefract

Saturday 3:00 – 3:45pm at The Ridings Shopping Centre, Almshouse Lane, Wakefield, WF1



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