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. 



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



Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Baby Signing


Anne-Marie is the instructor at Relaxed Baby celebrating over ten years delivering courses for families with new babies in Ossett.


She is passionate about encouraging and supporting mums on their journey with their babies as well as having fun too. Anne-Marie is a qualified Baby Massage IAIM instructor, Birthlight trained for Baby Yoga and Baby Sing and Sign and Children’s Reflexology Instructor too and is fully insured and CRB checked.


It is lovely seeing new additions to families as parents come back to experience courses of Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Baby Signing with their new arrivals.


“I have loved every moment of Baby Massage and Baby Yoga with Anne-Marie at Relaxed Baby. The positive impact on my mental health and my daughters physical and mental development is clear to see. Classes are fun and relaxed and teach you ways to entertain your baby at home. Dads are always welcome at classes too. Would heartily recommend to all.” E and I, 19


“Every session we’ve done with Anne-Marie has been excellent, she makes you feel amazing and confident even when you don’t feel it. My little boy loved going to the sessions and gets so excited and happy when we sing any of the songs and actions we’ve learned.”  HH, May 19



Local Classes

All classes held at West Yorkshire Theatre Dance Centre, Station Road, Ossett, WF5 0JE


Thursday 7th November 10.00am Baby Massage (5 week course)


Various Reflexology Workshops now running for supporting Sleep also Digestive issues and Boosting immune system

07956 266144


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


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

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, come and make fun crafts!


Local classes

Thursday (term time only) 10:00 – 11:00am

Happy Days Soft Play Centre, Headway Business Park, Denby Dale Road, WF2 7AZ



01924 360 808

Babyballet Wakefield North

Our babyballet preschool dance programme offers four stages of ballet classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years.


Local classes

Tinies: 18 months – 3 years

Thursdays 9:30am – 10:05am (Busy Bees, WF1 2UN)

Saturdays 9:00am – 9:35am (Outwood Parkside Methodist Church, WF1 2PN)

Sundays 10:00am – 10:30am (Nuffield Health, WF2 7AW)


Movers: 3 & 4 years

Sundays 10:40am – 11:15am (Nuffield Health, WF2 7AW)


Groovers: 4 – 6 years

Saturdays 10:30am – 11:05am (Outwood Parkside Methodist Church, WF1 2PN)



Miss Nicola – 07950 812390

Children’s First Hub – Normanton & Rural

No classes currently operating

Children’s Hub – Featherstone & SE

No classes currently operating



Dream Time Baby Massage, Wakefield

Dream Time combines, singing, yoga, massage, soft gymnastics and fun and is the perfect combination of baby time and parent time (often the parent is a mummy but daddies are more than welcome) which leaves everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to talk about anything and everything.

Babies need to be 4 weeks old to start and then the classes can continue until you or your baby grows out of it!

Local classes

Tuesday 10am
Wednesday 1pm
Thursday 1pm

Wakefield Central classes are held at Toy Box , 11 Market Street, WF1 1DD

Booking essential


Sarah 01924 276250 or 07760667689

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

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


Jelly Babies Toddler Group

Jelly Babies is a warm and friendly toddler group (term time only)

Children aged 0-5 can play and have fun with our range of educational toys, games, seasonal crafts and much more. Mums and carers can enjoy a homemade treat with their tea and coffee whilst children can enjoy a healthy snack and drink of juice.The cost is £2 per adult including up to 2 children. Additional children are an extra cost of 25p per child.

Local classes

Thursday 9:30am – 11.30am at the NewSpring Centre, Ossett, WF5 8AL


Kate 01924 728 551

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

Kidslingo 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).


Local classes

2 – 4 years 10:20 – 10:50 Smiley Dayz, Tingley

2 – 4 years 1:45 – 2:15 Little Stars, Ossett



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


Little Explorers (under 5s) at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Adventure awaits in the Hidden Forest – our outdoor space for our youngest visitors. Jump, laugh, make, sing, and play together beneath the trees.


All sessions are taking place in the Hidden Forest which is below the YSP Learning Centre and Café, marked on the Welcome Guide Map.

  • Suitable for children under 5
  • This event is suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs – please specify on booking for if you have access requirements.
  • If you are able please leave your pushchair in the car as we will only be travelling short distances.
  • Come dressed for the outdoors and wear clothes that can get messy.
  • Adults and children £3 each, tickets for this event are non-refundable
  • Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult


Local classes

Last Thursday of every month March to July



01924 832631

Messy Play @ St Michael’s Church

A messy play group for toddlers and their caregivers. Suitable for 6 months+. Part of the Studio of Sanctuary project providing art for refugees, asylum seekers and other Wakefield communities.


Local classes

Thursday 10am

St Michael’s Church, Westgate End, WF2 9RW



01924 312 000

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


Mini Movers

Pre-school dance classes by Liz Young


Local classes

Thursdays 9:15am – 10:15am (term time only)

The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury



Liz 07972 169467

Mini Raptors Martial Arts

A martial arts program for little ones, aiming to instil skills such as hand-eye coordination, motor skills, interaction, confidence, discipline, and listening skills, as well as giving kids a chance to make new friends and burn off some energy.


Local classes

All classes are held at Unit 9A, Headway Business Park, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AZ


Tuesday 5:00 – 5:30pm

Thursday 5:00 – 5:30pm

Saturday 9:15 – 9:45am




Playmania, Elsecar

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

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


Local classes

10 am Toddler Group
11.30 am Singalong


9.30 am Be our Guest free breakfast
10 am Be our Guest disco
12.30 pm Baby Rave
4.15 pm Character Cafe with a kids meal for just £1


10 am Baby Rave

12.30 pm Sensory for Babies sessions for under and over 1’s

4.30 pm Superhero Academy


9.30 am Free Breakfast with …

10 am singalong with our characters

12.30 pm Sensory for Babies, sessions for under and over 1’s

3 pm Play & Eat from 3 pm, choose a kids meal for £1

*Don’t forget these activities only run during term time.


Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ



Call: 01226 744 344

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+



Sing it out Mama

Motherhood is one of the happiest and rewarding moments of your life but often it’s challenging too! It can be difficult it can be stressful it can be frustrating at times. At ‘Sing It Out! Mama’ we understand that!

Come and join our warm and friendly group every Thursday at the Custom House Wakefield!
Singing, activities with your baby, friendly chat, cuppa and cake!


Local classes

Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 noon

The Custom House, The Springs, Wakefield, WF1 1QB



Melanie Cossins at

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

Sticky Fingers Toddler Group WF1 4

Sticky fingers is a welcoming and friendly group which caters for children aged 0-5.  Each week there we have a baby area, a good selection of toys and activities, as well as a themed craft activity. There are snacks/ drinks served for the children during the session, there are cakes and unlimited hot drinks for the adults too.

We ask for a £1 donation per child


Local classes

Thursday 9:30-11am and 12:24-2:15pm (Term Time Only)

Destiny Church, Tuke Grove, Wakefield, WF1 4AF



The church office 01924 382162

Sunbeam Children’s Centre Stay and Play, Lupset

Sunbeam Children’s Centre Stay and Play sessions run on Thursday mornings between 9:15am – 11.00am.

All families and chidren under 5 welcome. Enjoy a fun filled session with quality equipment, a chance to meet other local parents and qualified, dedicated staff.

Local classes

Thursday 9:30am – 11:00am (term time only)

Sunbeam Children’s Centre, Lupset, WF2 8RH


01924 302333

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

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!


Address: Unit 5, Blacker Rd, Mapplewell, Barnsley S75 6BP

Call 01226 383 336

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.


Local classes

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!

Striker Tots attend on Thursdays, midday during term time


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

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 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