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

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


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

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

Dad’s Group

Fun at Castleford Museum

A fun activity in the museum that everyone can join in with!

Whether handling museums objects or taking part in a fun craft activity, there’s something to do every Saturday at Castleford Museum.

What will it be this week?

Fun at Wakefield Museum

A fun activity in the museum that everyone can join in with!

Whether handling museums objects or taking part in a fun craft activity, there’s something to do every Saturday at Wakefield Museum.

What will it be this week?

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

Ossett Arts

Ossett Arts, a creative hub based in Ossett town.
Every Saturday we hold our Kids Art classes @ 10am to 11.30am and 11.30am to 1pm.
£6 per session, materials included, new project each week, from painting to edible mosaic.
Ask about our Arty Parties!
Call: Jenny 07956 674 305

Rugrats Rugby

A strong emphasis is placed on best practice to create a fun, energetic and safe environment that will allow your child to experience rugby skills such as running with ball, finding space, catching, kicking, scoring a try as well as working in a team and taking turns. Fun with foam balls that helps improve your child’s core skills including agility and balance. Great way to build your child’s confidence and make new friends.

9.05-9.35 kick start class aged 2-3.5
9.40-10.20 try time class aged 3.5-5
10.25-10.55 kick start class aged 2-3.5

Crofton Community Centre
Middle Lane
Crofton, Wakefield

@Crofton Community Centre, Middle Lane, Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1LB

Call: ‭‭07984 596 662‬‬

Striker Tots, Wakefield WF2 0


@Kirkhamgate Village Hall

Tiny Strikers 2-3.5 years 9am and 9:45am

Monster Strikers 3.5+ years 10:30 and 11:15am

The programme teaches and develops all the basic football skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and heading. The sessions are also beneficial for children’s fitness, balance and co-ordination and provide an excellent opportunity for children to meet other kids and develop their social skills such as teamwork, sharing and communication.

Call:  0113 8800840

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.


For more information call 01924 306001

Swim Start, Ossett WF5


@Ossett Academy

Parent and Child (3mths-3 years £9 per session booked in blocks)

12:30   18mths-3years

1pm     3mths-18mths


PreSchool (age 3-5 £7 per session booked in blocks)

2pm and 2:30pm


Beginner (age 4+ £7 per session booked in blocks)

12:30-1pm, 1-1:30pm, 1:30-2pm, 2-2:30pm

For children from the age of 3 months.
Our small classes, maximum 5 in a class, makes sure that our instructors are able to give each child the attention during the lesson they need to progress as quickly as possible.

Call: 07478 487 427

The Swim Specialist, Sandal WF2 6

Saturdays (Groups sessions only ) and Sundays (2:1, 1:1 and group sessions)

@Sandal Castle Primary School

Saturday and Sunday Group Sessions

Stage 1 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Stage 1 / 10:30am – 11:00am
Stage 2 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Stage 2 / 11:30am – 12:00pm
Stage 3 / 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Stage 4 / 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Stage 5 / 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Sunday (2:1 and 1:1 sessions)

Slot 1 / 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Slot 2 / 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Slot 3 / 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Slot 4 / 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Slot 5 / 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Slot 6 / 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Group lessons are available to all children between the ages 4yrs+.
We accommodate swimming lessons to children of all abilities.
We have a maximum group size of 6 children per teacher.
This allows for maximum engagement, whilst encouraging children to make new friends and work as a team.

Call: Nathaniel 07592 930 378