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

Kixx (Formerly Mini Kicks)


The Kixx programme has offered high energy, fun, age appropriate introduction to physical activity through football over the past 6 years!

We are delighted to be running our sessions in the Wakefield Area.

We can’t wait to meet you all!


Local classes

All classes held on Sundays at Wakefield Football Centre, 6a Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AZ


  • Kixx 2 – 3 years 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Kixx 3 – 4 years 9:40am – 10:20am
  • Kixx 5 – 6 years 10:20am – 11:00am





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Featured Listing

Puddle Ducks

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





For more info call Faye and her team on 01924 826238






Featured Listing



About Rugbytots….

Our 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. Our motto is simple; “make it more fun”.


What to expect from our classes…

“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders. Get ready to protect your egg, launch a missile or attack the pirates and seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil side lines!”


The Classes…

Age 2 – 3.5:  Our toddler classes require full parent participation. This offers a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to spend quality time together. The activities for toddlers teach your child about shapes, colours, numbers and counting.


Age 3.5 – 5:  These classes begin to introduce children to Rugby and the specific skills involved, providing a positive environment for children to discover a new world of sporting imagination.


Age 5 – 7:  These classes gently introduce the basic rules of Rugby. Our activities for 5-7-year olds focus on fun, encouragement, building self-esteem and confidence.


Local classes

Denby Dale Pie Hall, 297 Wakefield Rd, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8RX


Sunday 9:00am – 9:30am (2 years – 3.5 years)

Sunday 9:45am – 10:30am (3.5 years – 5 years)

Sunday 10:30am – 11:15am (5 years – 7 years)



20% off your classes. Just mention Wakefield Mumbler



Neil 0345 313 0804



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 Ballet

New class for January 2017


@Nuffield Health Wakefield

Tinies 18 months – 3 years 10:00am

Movers 3&4 years 10:40am

Contact us to book your 3 week trial £15 places are filling up fast!! Don’t miss out!!

Call: 07412 637 586

Kidding Around Yoga

Hello, I’m Helen and I love Yoga!

My classes are inclusive and accessible for Families, babies, toddlers and young people, our Yoga is inclusive for people with health conditions. Kay is a fun and exciting way of teaching children yoga, it helps with fine and gross motor skills, be mindful and respect themselves.

Classes currently held at Nostell Village Hall on Sunday mornings 10:30am to 11:30am.

Call: 07866 389 582

King’s Academy of Performing Arts, Wakefield WF1

10:00 – 11:30am (Lower School)
10:00am – 1:00pm (Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3)
@Wakefield City Academy
• Lower School (4-7)
• Group 1 (7-11)
• Group 2 (12-14)
• Group 3 (15-18)

Term Dates
• Term 1 – September – December
• Term 2 – January – March
• Term 3 – April – July

Call: 07875 850 658

Striker Tots, Ossett WF5 9


@Total Fitness

Tiny Strikers 2-3.5 years 9:30am and 10:15am

Monster Strikers 3.5+ years 11am

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


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 Swim Specialist, Ossett WF5 0

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

@Ossett Academy Pool

Thursday Groups

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

Thursday 2:1 and 1:1 Sessions

Slot 1 / 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Slot 2 / 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Sunday (Group sessions only)

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

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

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