Playgroups & Classes Wakefield


Playgroups and classes

Wakefield and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on  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.

Featured Listing

Mini Maestros Crigglestone, Sandal, Walton

New for January 2017!

Magical Music classes that gives children a gentle introduction to music. The classes are focused towards helping children to explore their creativity, develop co-ordination and social skills whilst building their confidence. Action songs, props, percussion instruments and games are a few of the ways we explore different themes each week.

Our parties and workshops stimulate children through activities like those of our classes, though here the sessions can be tailored for a specific group or occasion.

Every one of our sessions is carefully crafted to maintain even the youngest child’s attention, whilst developing their social skills but most of all having fun.

Tuesday @St Joseph’s Hall, Santingly Lane, New Crofton WF4.

9:45am 2+yrs

10:45am 9mths-2yrs

Tuesday @Happy Days Play Centre, Denby Dale Road, WF2

1:00pm 9mths – 4yrs

Wednesday @ Barnabas Rooms at St Paul’s Church Walton WF2

9:30am 3-9mths

10:30am 9mths -2yrs

11:30am 2yrs+


Friday @ Crigglestone Village institute, High Street Crigglestone WF4

9:30am 3mths-9mths

10:30am 9mths-2yrs

11:30am 2yrs+

For your free taster session contact Nadine 07791655083, or email



Featured Listing

Mini Me Time Ossett

Fridays upstairs @ Ossett Trinity Centre

5 Week Baby Yoga Course 9:30-10:30am
Mini Yoga is a fun action packed class full of stretches & yoga poses for baby all done to nursery rhymes & songs, with simple stretches & exercises for you done with your baby turning them into games. You receive a yoga manual & cd, all sessions have refreshments provided with time to socialise, sensory toys and lights & magic bubbles.

5 Week Baby Massage 10:40-11:40am
In Mini Massage you learn a full body massage routine with reflexology points, wind & colic relief routine, teething & congestion moves along with promoting sleep & much more. You receive a massage manual & organic cold pressed oil to take home and be able to start massage with your baby straight away. All sessions have refreshments provided with time to socialise, sensory toys, lights, tummy time materials and more.

Both of these courses are currently only £30 each!

5 Week Mini Groovers Course 11:50am-12:35pm
Mini Groovers is a fun action music class filled with movement to music, a groovy song of the week, finger puppets, instruments, ribbon sticks, parachute games, lights and much more. Refreshments are provided every week and its only £25.


Click here for further class information, dates/times and to book your place 
or contact

Featured Listing

My Baby Can Dance, Pontefract & Wakefield




***Wakefield MUMbler Recommends***

Tuesdays and Fridays

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 or email

Featured Listing

Puddle Ducks Swimming

We want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully.

That’s why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.

At Puddle Ducks, 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.

Our lessons are taught in specially selected pools with limited class sizes.

Classes incorporate rhyme (our bespoke songs have been written by professional musicians) and movement based on extensive child development research.

Our programmes and teacher training are continuously developed in the latest techniques, ensuring our teaching standards remain the highest.

Our Swimming Programmes

We run three core swimming programmes. Each is tailor-made to give your child confidence in the water and to teach them the technique to grow and become strong swimmers.
Baby & Pre-school (for babies and children aged 0-4 years)
Swim Academy (for children aged 4-10 years)
Aquanatal (for mums-to-be)


£20 off by quoting mumbler on your first booking for new customers (not valid for aquanatal classes)

Local classes

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


For more info call Faye and her team on 01924 826238, visit the Website or Facebook or email


Featured Listing

Rhythm Time Wakefield and South Leeds


Hi, I’m Lauren and I’ve been running Rhythm Time classes since September 2008. Prior to this, I was a Primary teacher specialising in Early Years.

I’m a mum of three boys and that’s how I discovered Rhythm Time. I saw how much my children enjoyed the well structured, fun sessions, gaining confidence, listening skills and sense of rhythm as they went. I also enjoyed them as a parent. As a result, I was inspired to have a career change, working with two things I love; children and music.

These days I have a number of classes throughout Wakefield and South Leeds supported by excellent teachers.

I’m not the only one who loves Rhythm Time classes, our families are always telling us how much they enjoy Rhythm Time

‘Rhythm time has been absolutely amazing for both me and my daughter. We have been going since she was 12 weeks and she is now 17months! I have met wonderful friends and it allows my daughter to come out of her shell  (she’s a little shy!) in a kind and nurturing environment. Cannot recommend it enough and hope to be doing it for many more months!’ Thanks Lauren and Michelle.












£5 off when you buy £25 of Rhythm Time Vouchers. Email Lauren and quote ‘Wakefield Mumbler offer’ to claim

Local classes

Monday from 10:10am – Lofthouse, WF3 3NE

Tuesday from 10:15am – Glasshoughton, WF10 4PF

Thursday from 9:45am – Mirfield, WF14 8AB

Thursday from 9:30am – Tingley, WF3 1BD

Friday from 9:30am – Wakefield, WF1 3RZ


For more information contact Lauren, 07725 574 900 or

Alternatively, visit my page on the Rhythm Time website or my Facebook page


Featured Listing

Tots Messy Play, Ossett Arts

New for 2019!



Ossett Arts is an Arts school focused on providing Art in many forms to our local community and beyond. Giving expressive opportunity to all ages.

Tots Messy Play focuses on the youngest of our students giving them sensory learning input through Art and Play.

Each session will have a maximum of 7 children each accompanied by a supervising adult. This gives more focused sessions so you know that your child is getting the most from their experience.

Children will be aged between 6 months to 5 years and each session will be suitable to all.


Local Classes

6A Market Square, Ossett WF5 8BX

Fridays 11:00am – 11:45am



For more information call Danielle 07581390154


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

Ossett Academy, WF5 0DG

Monday 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Sunday 4:00pm – 7:30pm


Scott 07990538516

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

Ballerina School, Ossett

Attending a class at our Ballerina School, whether Mummy & Me or Nursery Dance, 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

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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Friday mornings 10:15am – 11:00am

Saturday’s 8:45am – 9:30am and 10:00am – 10:45am


For more information call 01924 266 374

Cloud 9, Ossett WF5

***Wakefield MUMbler Recommends***

Welcome to Cloud9 – your local voluntary run community Playgroup in Ossett. Cloud9 aims to provide a fun, safe, stimulating and homely environment for all the family. It is run by a group of Early Years Practioners who have qualifications ranging from level 3 to level 6 in childcare. Whether you need an hour out of the house with the little ones, or looking for a local mums & tots group or even somewhere to celebrate a special birthday, Cloud9 can help!

We love meeting new families so come and pop in for a cuppa and even some home made baked goodies.

Tues, Thurs & Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm

Wednesday 10:00am – midday (craft session) and 1:00pm – 2:30pm (baby session, under 16 months only)

£3 per child (£2 for additional siblings) Discounts for childminders

Weekends private bookings and parties only

Shop and drop is 90mins for £4.50 we can do it any day and time as long as we have preferably 1 weeks notice.


07548 498 377 or 07549 278 225

Cossins Music School

Pre School Music Classes in Central Wakefield.


9:45-10:25am Off We Go 3-7 year olds

10:45-11:25am On The Move walking-3 year olds

@The Springs, Wakefield , WF1

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

Frenchtastic, Language Lessons

Bonjour! My name is Kerryann and I run fun, interactive French classes and clubs for children aged 18 months-11 years in the Wakefield area.

Everyone gets A FREE TASTER so why not come along and join in the fun?

We use songs, stories, games and drama to bring the language to life and inspire our young learners.

Classes also running and available for nurseries, childminders and schools (EYFS,KS1,KS2).

To book your FREE TASTER, please call: 07841 763 880

Weds 5.00-5.30pm Ages 3-7yrs Bevin Close, Outwood
Weds 5.30-6.15pm Ages 7-11yrs Bevin Close, Outwood

Thurs 2.15-2.45pm Ages 18m- 4 yrs The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury
Thurs 4.30-5.00pm Ages 3-7yrs The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury

Friday 1.00-1.30pm Ages 18m-4yrs The Methodist Church Hall, Altofts
Friday 1.30-2.10pm Ages 18 m -4yrs St.John’s, Central Wakefield (Followed by A Cuppa and a Chatter)

Friday Funtime, Walton

Fridays 10am

Playgroup @Walton Village Hall Friday at 10.00

***Recommended by a MUMbler***

“I went to with my little boy last Fri. It was really well run with drinks & snacks for children and you get a brew and biccie which is always a bonus ;-/. Its £2.” SBB Jan 2017

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

TERM TIMES EVERY: Mon & Wed 10:00 | Tue & Fri 13:00 | Sat 09:00
P&T THEMED SPECIALS: last Friday of every month 10:00 & 13:00 – TERM & HOLIDAYS


Address: Xscape, Castleford WF10 4TA

Contact: 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

Local classes

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, WF2 8TY

Booking is essential 01924 302385


Lingotot Pre School

Join us for a fun packed interactive class of French or Spanish!

Would you like your children to learn a language in a relaxed and fun environment?

Learning through songs, games, crafts and role play!

Classes are open to toddlers and pre-school children

A drink and a snack are included


Local Classes

Mondays 10:00am (Spanish)

St Peter’s Church, Lake Lock Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4HW


Fridays 10:30am (French)

Horbury Methodist Church, High Street, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5LE



Bex 0845 680 8148


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

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

Relax and Sing Massage and Singing Classes

Relax & Sing is a lovely combination of baby massage and yoga, singing, sensory stimulation and acupressure. Led by a primary music specialist and mother of two, there’s always a cuppa and cake, small groups and a warm welcoming atmosphere where mums support each other and make friends.

Local classes

Valley Crescent Centre, Wrenthorpe, WF2 0JB

Classes are £40 for a block of five sessions.


For more info call Corinna on 07976 035219

Relax Lyrical Baby Massage and Yoga ‘Relax and Sing’ class

Learn some lovely, beneficial baby massage and yoga techniques to songs and nursery rhymes baby will love.

Also, not trying to bribe anyone… but there will always be a sweet treat on offer for parents at class. Great opportunity to meet new mums and dads whilst bonding with your baby. Everyone wins!


Cold-pressed sunflower oil, floor mats and baby mats will be provided. Please bring a blanket with you.


Ideal from around 6 weeks – crawling


Local classes

Fridays 10:00am – 11:00am, Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Learning and Community Centre, Pontefract, WF9 5BP



Mandy 07584 063460


Relaxed Baby Massage and Yoga

Massage your baby in a relaxed, friendly setting. Learn to help babies to relax, how to relieve wind, constipation and massage also helps babies to sleep better.
Classes are of 5 or 6 parents and from my home in Ossett, Wakefield.
It is also a lovely way to meet other parents in a relaxed atmosphere too.
Please contact me to see when the next group is starting. Baby Massage is from 3 weeks onwards.

Other classes available include Baby Yoga, Baby Reflexology, and Sing and Sign.

Local classes

Wednesday Baby Massage

Friday Baby Reflexology


Anne-Marie 01924 278461 or 07956266144

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

This Green Moon

Woodland adventures bringing shining eyes to all the family: Children’s parties & Forest schools
Local classes
Tuesday 10am-12pm Treenippers 1-5yrs old £7 per session
2 hour session of woodland discovery and natural play for pre-school children. FREE for babies under 12m.
Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm Forest School £7 per session
2 hour Forest School session for home educated children aged 4 to 11. 
Friday 10am – 11.30am Crafty Nippers £8 per session 
Friday 1.00 – 2.30pm Crafty Nippers £8 per session
Lovely storytelling, making and creative sessions using a mix of natural materials and art supplies. 
Swillington Organic Farm, LS26 8QA
All sessions must be booked
0113 2869129

Wakefield Children’s Centre

The Children’s First Hubs offer a wide range of support and services for children and young people aged 0-19 years old and their families.
The Wakefield West Hub covers the Central Wakefield and North East areas of the district. We have a main office and two Children’s Centre’s which are as follows;
City Limits, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NL – 01924 303272
Stanley Children’s Centre, Long Causeway, Stanley, WF3 4JB – 01924 303181
Sunbeam Children’s Centre, Lupset Crescent, Lupset, Wakefield – 01924 302333


Visit their facebook page

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

Xscape Yorkshire Parent and Toddler Sessions


Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 10:00 – 11:00. £5-6 per person.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30 / Mini Maestros session at 10:00, 10:45 & 11:30*


Christchurch Xscape: 1st Steps Toddler Group, 9:30 – 11:00. Ages 0 – 5. Free stay and play.

Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 13:00-14:00. £5-6 per person.

Xplore Soft Play: My Baby Can Dance sessions at 10:30 & 11:30*/ Tots, 10:30 – 14:30

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult, pre-school toddler goes free. Term time only.


Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 10:00-11:00. £5-6 per person.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.


Snozone: Sno-play, 10:15 – 10:45. 1 adult goes free & free drink for child. £4.99. For ages 2+ (May – Sept: 11:15 – 11:45)

Sweatshop: 3K jog/walk group, buggy-friendly route & safe for youngsters. 10:30.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30 / Bunny Hops sessions at 09:30 & 10:30*


Christchurch Xscape: Coffee Morning, 11:00 – 14:00 / Support Group for Parents of Twins, 11:00 – 13:00.

Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 13:00 – 14:00. Plus, themed session on the last Friday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 & 13:00 – 14:00. £5 – 6 per person.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30 / Mini Maestros sessions at 13:00 & 13:45

Plus, kids can play while you take in the views of the snow slope in Snozone. Find the soft play area in the Snobar on the first floor.