Playgroups & Classes Wakefield

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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

Little Legs Lifestyles

New for 2019!

 

 

Relax and Sing Baby Massage and Yoga is a wonderful combination of massage, yoga, acupressure as well as music. There are so many benefits to baby massage that include::

  • Promoting relaxation and relieving stress
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate,
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increased breastfeeding success
  • And may also help relieve gas and colic

 

 

Class sizes are kept small – maximum of 8 – in order to create a nurturing and safe space for you and your little one. A place where you can enhance the natural bonding between yourself and baby, create and build new friendships with other parents, and enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit/cake!

 

Groups are a supportive environment where parents can share their experiences and offer emotional support where needed. A space where we help each other / and also have loads of fun.

We look forward to seeing you and your little one – come and complete a FREE trial class and see what you think.

 

 

Local classes

Classes are held at Crofton Community Centre, Middle Lane, Wakefield, WF4 1LD

Mondays 9:30am

Tuesdays 9:30am

 

Contact

For more information call Vanessa 07850 972567

Email: littlelegslifestyles@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 


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)

Offer

£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

Contact

For more info call Faye and her team on 01924 826238, visit the Website or Facebook or email wakefield@puddleducks.com

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer

£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

Contact

For more information contact Lauren, 07725 574 900 or rhythmtime.lauren@gmail.com

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

 


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

Contact

Scott 07990538516


Baby Beats, Wakefield

The unique NEW 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

Nuffield Health Wakefield, WF2 7AW

Mondays 11:45am

Mondays 1:00pm


Baby Group 0-18mths, Lupset

Come along and join us for fun activities for you and your baby. For children aged 0-18 months

Local classes

Monday 9:30am – 11:00am

Sunbeam, Lupset Cresent, WF2 8RH

Contact

01924 302333


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

Contact

For more information call 01924 266 374


Dance Xplosion Diddy Dance

DanceXplosion Diddy Dance is a dance and movement class for children from age 14 months to 5 years.

Each session consists of action songs and dances, with the use of props such as tapping sticks, poms, scarves and ribbons. All activities link to the Early Years Foundation Stage, aiding children’s all round development especially physical, communication and language and social and emotional, laying the foundations for future learning.

Local classes

Mondays 9:45am – 10:30am

Well & Good Fitness Studio and Juice Bar, Park Lane, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2AT

Contact

Lindsey 07702 279670


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
HOLIDAY TIMES EVERY: 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

Contact
Booking is essential 01924 302385

 


Kirkhamgate Toddlers

Baby & Toddler playgroup

Meet Mondays term time 9:00am – 11:00am

Kirkhamgate Village Hall, WF2 0RS

Contact

Lorraine 07774052890


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

 

Contact

Bex 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

Contact

07944 130 916


Mini Maestros, Wakefield

Mini Maestros offers all children from 3 months upwards the chance to learn and have fun through music.

We have already had over ten years success entertaining little ones within a relaxed creative environment building confidence and basic music skills with the use of simple percussion instruments, visual aids, action songs, nursery rhymes, games and much more.  Each week a new educational theme is introduced and children are encouraged to explore this in many different ways.  We have always made sure our classes, parties and workshops are affordable and accessible to all giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy making music.

Local classes

Classes run Monday – Thursday during term time in Wrenthorpe, Horbury, Outwood, Ossett & Stanley

Contact

Call Jo on 07976 154890 if you would like to know more


NCT Wakefield Toddler Time: Stay & Play

Join us for 2 hours of toddler play at Cheeky Monkeys, WF1 4LA. There will be a host each session to welcome you and make sure you have a friendly face to chat to.

Entry is £2.00 for 2 hours play, juice, toast and a craft activity.

Why not enjoy a cup of tea and cake and meet local parents whilst the children play!

You do not need to be a member of NCT to join us, everyone is welcome!

This group will be taking place fortnightly

Contact 

Email wakefield@nct.org.uk for more information or visit our facebook page


Outwood Playgroup

A fun and friendly playgroup for 0 – 4.5 year olds with parents/grandparents/carers/childminders

Cost £2.50 for 1 adult + up to 2 children (extra child 50p) includes coffee/tea +juice and biscuit. Toast extra for 50p
Weekly raffle

Local classes

Monday 09:15am-11:15am (term time only)

Outwood Memorial Hall WF1 2NE

 


Playmania, Elsecar

Open 7 days a week:- Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6:30pm

Elsecar Heritage Centre, S74 8HJ

Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 5:30pm

Mondays Toddler Group and Monday Movers

Tuesdays Teletots Sensory and Play & Eat

Wednesdays Baby Rave

Thursdays Breakfast with … and Play & Eat

Fridays Be our Guest & Play time Friday

Contact

Call 01226 744 344


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.

Contact

For more info call Corinna on 07976 035219


Standbridge Parent & Toddler Playgroup

This is a lovely community playgroup for children up to 4.

It’s run by local volunteers, provides lots of toys, games, craft activities and snacks for kids as well as hot drinks for grown ups

£2 first child, additional children £1 each

Local Classes

Monday 9:30am – 11:00am

The Standbridge Centre, Standbride Lane, WF2 7NP

Contact

Roksana 07986 135079


Sun Lane, Swimming

At Sun Lane Leisure, we have several classes and sessions for babies and early years throughout the week.

Local classes 

Monday 9:15am – 11:00am Adult & Toddler swim

Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am Adult & Toddler swim

Saturday 12:15pm – 1:30pm Adult & Toddler swim

Sunday 8:30am – 10:00am Adult & Toddler swim

Swimming classes are divided into two groups; Discovery Ducklings (6 months – 3 years) and Infant Starter (3 – 5 years)

All these are subject to availability. Parents required to be in the water with the children.

Contact

For more information call 01924 306001


The Play Village, Mapplewell

Toddler Time children aged 0-4 Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 (only £1.50 per child)

Opening Times
Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Sunday Private Parties Only

Situated in Mapplewell, S75 6BP The Play Village is a unique and exciting children’s play area and café, which offers a variety of exciting activities for children 0-8 years. Relax and enjoy our home-cooked, bistro style menu while the kids have a great time!

Great value birthday parties!

Contact

Call 01226 383 336


The Sticky Bun Play Cafe, South Kirby

An exciting place for little ones and their grown-ups to have fun and enjoy delicious food and drink in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Sticky Bun host regular children’s classes and their own playgroup

Messy Mondays and Wednesdays

Come along and watch your little ones have sensory fun, get messy and explore new textures. £4 per little one and this includes play before/after the session, 12:30-1:30pm

The Sticky Bun Play Cafe, 104 Barnsley Road, WF9 3BH

Contact

Call 07788 161366


Toddler Time @ Cheeky Monkeys

The soft play centre has two separate areas with fun for young children in a multi level play frame. There is a huge car track with lots of ride on toys as well as role play areas that are set out like a street.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30- 11.30 during term time is toddler time.
£2 per child which includes entry, juice, toast and craft!

Grantley St Unit 4, Wakefield, WF1 4LA
Contact
Call 01924 373710

Tumble Tots

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment. The programme is structured to develop children’s positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Each weekly session of 45 mins for the Tumble Tots programme combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment.

Local classes

Mondays Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club, WF8 4PQ

10:30am walking to 2 years
11:30am 2-3 years
12:45pm 3 to school age

Wednesdays Wrenthorpe Methodist Hall, WF2 0JR

9:30 2-3 Years
10:30 am 2-3 years
11:30am walking to 2 years
12:45pm 3 to school age

Thursdays Crofton Community Centre, WF4 1LB

9:30am 6 months to walking
10:30am walking to 2 years
11:30am 2 to 3 years
12:45pm 3 to school age

Contact

Angela 07968 041 911

 


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


WMDC Gymnastics 4years

Pre-British Amateur Gymnastics Award

Contact

For further information regarding how to enrol your child onto a gymnastics course please contact Thornes Park Stadium on 01924 302385


Xscape Yorkshire Parent and Toddler Sessions

MONDAY

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*

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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*

FRIDAY 

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.