Playgroups & Classes Wakefield

Tuesday

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➡️ https://bit.ly/3gCVsLw
Take a look at some of our activity ideas:
Outdoor Fun! (click here)

50things@wakefield.gov.uk
wakefield.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!/whats-it-all-about

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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
hafiza@artventurers.co.uk
www.artventurers.co.uk/dewsbury/

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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
danielle@artventurers.co.uk
www.artventurers.co.uk/wakefieldeast/

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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
horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/

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Bloom Wakefield provides multi-sensory baby development classes for babies from 6 weeks to 15 months old.

We are passionate about Babies and Mothers well-being; we aim to provide friendly, fun classes to promote both bonding and babies development.

Read their Covid-19 policy here

 

🐛Caterpillar Club 0-6 months
A musical sensory baby development class for younger babies featuring a calming baby massage at the end of class to ensure a long nap for your baby.

Check out our review here

🐝Busy Bees 6 months-15 months
A fun musical baby development class focusing on both gross and fine motor skills, language and communication and body awareness. A fun bright class aimed at strengthening the bond and making both mum and baby smile.

Check out our review here

We have small, welcoming classes and a new theme every week.

 

Local Classes

Mondays Busy Bees 10:00am – 10:45am & 12:45pm – 1:30pm

Mondays Caterpillar Club 11:30am – 12:15pm & 2:00pm – 2:45pm

The Electric Theatre, 62 Wakefield Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7AZ

 

Tuesdays Busy Bees 10:00am – 10:45am

Tuesdays Caterpillar Club 11:30am – 12:15pm

Sandal Methodist Church, Sandal, WF1 5NU

 

Wednesdays Busy Bees 10:00am – 10:45am

Wednesdays Caterpillar Club 11:30am – 12:15pm

Wednesdays Caterpillar Club 12:45pm – 1:30pm

The Brig, 1 Saint Mary’s Road, Normanton, WF6 2JH

 

Castleford classes to be added in due course


07837 957351
emma@bloomwellbeing.co.uk
www.bloombabyclasses.com/

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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 bookwhen.com/cuddleupslings

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. 


07429190249/07738151128
cuddleupslings@hotmail.com

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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
jo@minimaestro.co.uk
www.minimaestro.co.uk/

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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
jo@minimaestro.co.uk
www.minimaestro.co.uk

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Moo Music is an exciting, interactive music and sensory session for babies up to 4 years. Baby Moo is a class suitable for newborns up to walkers and Mini Moo is targeted at toddlers until they turn 4 years of age. Come along and meet Maggie Moo and the Croo! We Sing! We Moove! We Play! We Learn! We Have Fun! Each week sees a new theme including a day in the garden, a day at the beach and weather week!

 

Moo Music classes will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way; which is great fun for children and parents/carers too. While Baby Moo is a calmer class, Mini Moo is a faster paced music and sensory session involving lots of singing, games, movement, signing and sensory play. There are lots of opportunities for creative role play and a variety of props and musical instruments!

 

Local classes

 

Mondays Mini Moo 9:45am -10:30am (walkers up to 4 years)

Mondays Baby Moo 11:00am – 11:45am (newborn up to walkers)

Crigglestone Village Institute, Wakefield, WF4 3EB

 

Tuesdays Mini Moo 10:00am -10:45am (walkers up to 4 years)

Tuesdays Baby Moo 11:45am – 12:30pm (newborn up to walkers)

St Peter’s and Paul’s Church, Standbridge Lane, WF2 7NR

 

Wednesdays Mini Moo 10:00am -10:45am (walkers up to 4 years)

Lakeside Methodist Church, Newmillerdam, WF2 6QQ

 


07813 007450
beckywakefield@moo-music.co.uk
moo-music.co.uk/areas/wakefield

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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
wakefield@puddleducks.com
www.puddleducks.com/local-teams/wakefield-barnsley-sheffield-south-leeds

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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
rhythmtimewakefield.lauren@gmail.com
rhythmtime.net/franchisee/38

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Story Frog Phonics classes introduce the world of stories and phonics to children aged 0-5 years.

Our unique phonics classes are educational, sensory and full of exciting activities!

The classes are taught by an experienced Early Years teacher and are designed to give your child the whole range of early literacy skills they need to become confident readers and writers. Your child will love Story Frog and more than that, your child will learn to love reading and writing!

Fundamental skills covered in the classes include:

  • Phonic sounds
  • Listening skills
  • Oral blending
  • Blending
  • Segmenting
  • Fine motor control skills
  • Gross motor control
  • Imagination and role play
  • Expressive arts
  • Language and communication…
  • … and so much more!

Pre-school classes are for children aged 2-5 years. Each session is based around a theme and begins by introducing a new sound and story. Children will then be provided with a range of stimulating activities, carefully chosen to ensure that children are learning valuable pre-reading and writing skills whilst they PLAY!

Activities include:

  • Messy play
  • Sensory exploration
  • Stories and rhymes
  • Listening games
  • Mark making and letter formation
  • Fine and gross motor activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cutting and sticking
  • Junk modelling
  • Sand and water…
  • … and so much more!!

Local Classes

Tuesdays 10:00am-10:45am at A Star Dance and Fitness Studios, Ossett

Wednesday 12:45pm-1:30pm and 2:00pm-2:45pm at Shake Rattle and Roll, Pontefract 

Fridays 1:00pm-1:45pm & 2:00pm- 2:45pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, Wrenthorpe

FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR SOME FROGGY PHONIC FUN PLEASE CONTACT QUITA.

TIDDLER’S CLASSES (sitting to 2 years) WILL BE STARTING IN 2021. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!


07903 824239
thestoryfrogquita@gmail.com
www.thestoryfrogphonics.com/wakefield

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Amanda’s Baby Classes

Amanda’s Baby Classes teach Baby Massage and Baby Yoga to parents/carers and their babies.

Baby Massage is a wonderful opportunity to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch in a relaxed environment. Baby Yoga provides physical and mental stimulation for your baby through gentle exercise and movement.

Local classes

Tuesday’s at Shake, Rattle and Roll, Pontefract, WF8 2LN

Wednesday’s at Oulton Institute, Leeds, LS26 8SX

Baby Massage is at 10am followed by Baby Yoga at 11am at both venues

Contact

07709 007 048

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

 

Contact

Scott 07990538516

Baby Ballet Wakefield West

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

All classes held at Total Fitness, Silkwood Park, Ossett, WF5 9TJ

 

Tinies: 18 months – 3 years

Tuesdays 10:15am – 10:50am

Saturdays 9:15am – 9:45am

 

Movers: 3 & 4 years

Tuesdays 11:00am – 11:35am

Saturdays 8:30am – 9:05am

 

Groovers: 4 – 6 years

Saturdays 11:10am – 11:45am

 

Contact

Miss Siobhan – 07515 058 629

Baby Sensory Pontefract

If you’re looking for something different to do with your baby, why not try the multi-award winning Baby Sensory at Pontefract. Every week we have a different theme with lots of lovely activities!
Singing, lights, puppets, bubbles, balloons, shakers, parachutes etc.
Local Classes
Mondays at Ferrybridge Progressive Club, Pottery Lane, Knottingley,  WF11 8JX
9:30am – 10:15am 6 – 13 months
10:45am – 11:30am Birth – 6 months
12:00pm – 12:45pm Birth – 6 months
1:15pm – 2:00pm Birth – 13 months
2:30pm – 3:15pm Birth – 8 months
Tuesdays at Lee Brigg Working Mens Club, 1 St. Marys Street, Normanton, WF6 2JH
10:30am – 11:15am 6 – 13 months
11:45am – 12:30pm Birth – 6 months
1:00pm – 1:45pm Birth – 13 months
Wednesdays at East Hardwick Village Hall, Pontefract, WF8 3DU
9:45am – 10:30am 6 – 13 months
11:00am – 11:45am Birth – 6 months
12:15pm – 1:00pm Birth – 6 months
1:30pm – 2:15pm Birth – 13 months
Contact
Jenna 07754 058725

Baby Sensory, Wakefield

Baby Sensory is a multi-award winning program suitable from birth to 13 months designed to aid and enhance your baby’s development through the use of play, exercise, massage and communication techniques. Come and join our magical world filled with light shows, music, signing, rainbows, bubbles, bells, puppets, a sparkling sea and much much more!

Classes on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Tel: 07912 179367

Bloom Wakefield West

Bloom Wakefield West provides multi-sensory baby development classes for babies 6 weeks to 15 months old.

We are passionate about Babies and Mothers well-being; we aim to provide friendly, fun classes to promote bonding and babies development.

We have small, welcoming classes and a new theme every week.

Classes on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Tel: 07872 337790

Busy Bees Baby & Toddler Group

A fun group for little ones (up to 3 years old) and their parents/carers with activities, stories, songs, free play, and snacks.

 

Local classes

Tuesday (Term Time Only) 9:30 – 11:30 am

St Swithun’s Community Centre, Eastmoor, WF1 4RW

 

Contact

01924 361 212

Children’s First Hub – Normanton & Rural

No classes currently operating

Children’s Hub – Featherstone & SE

No classes currently operating

 

 

Dance Xplosion

Learn fun, energetic and funky street dance routines ready to perform at local events and selected Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Fixtures from the age of 3 years old

Local classes

Tuesday from 5:00pm Street Dance

Wednesday from 4:45pm Cheerleading

All classes are held in Cat Bar at Wakefield Trinity Stadium, Doncaster Road, WF1 5EY

Contact

Jodie 07702 279 670

Dream Time Baby Massage – Pontefract

Dream Time Baby Massage is coming to Stepping Stones Nursery in Pontefract!

 

A class designed to support both mum and baby in equal measure! The first half consists of baby massage, yoga, singing, dancing and soft gymnastics in a gentle, sensory, nurturing environment. The second half is for mum to catch her breath… with time to chat, share and relax over limitless tea and ‘Happy Hollie’ cake. Join the circle today.

 

Local classes

Every Tuesday starting 10th March 2020!

Morning classes 10am-midday

Afternoon classes 1pm – 3pm

 

Contact

Steph 07920 022559

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

Contact

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

 

MONDAY

Playstation, Ossett, WF5 9ND

12noon – 2pm – Stay and Play FAB Peer Supporter Present
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TUESDAY

Kendal Drive Children’s Centre, WF10 3RY
10am-12 noon – FAB Peer Supporter Present

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WEDNESDAY

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
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THURSDAY

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)

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FRIDAY

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

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SATURDAY

FAB, 31 All Saints Walk, The Ridings, Wakefield, WF1 1US
11am-12:30pm – Mum run group FAB peer support available if required
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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

 

Contact
Booking is essential 07810 673699

 

Hullabuloo Toddler Group

Group for children aged 0-5 years

 

Local classes

Tuesday (Term Time Only) 9:15 – 11:15 am

St Anne’s Church Hall, 121 Wrenthorpe Road, WF2 0JS

Jiggles and Jive Music Group

Local group with rhymes, music and story time for crawlers to pre-schoolers.

 

Local classes

Tuesdays  9:30am – 10:30am

West Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8QR

No need to book

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)

 

Contact

01924 781157

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 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

Mondays

9:30am – 10:30am Mini Mini Massage

10:45am – 11:45am Mini Yoga

12:30pm – 1:15pm Rockers & Rollers

Tuesdays

10:00am – 11:00am Mini Makers

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mini Mess

Thursdays

10:00am – 10:45am Rockers & Rollers Drop in session

Fridays

10:00am – 11:00am Mini Mess

 

All classes at The Playstation, Ossett

 

Contact

Nicola Murray 07952 981 192

 

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

 

Contact

07793489101

enquiries@wymac.co.uk

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

Contact

07873 544948

My Baby Can Dance, Pontefract & Wakefield

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.

 

Contact

For more information call Sam Owen-Smith on 07495 856 993

Playmania, Elsecar

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

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

 

Local classes

Monday
10 am Toddler Group
11.30 am Singalong

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

10 am Baby Rave

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

4.30 pm Superhero Academy

Thursday

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

 

Contact

Call: 01226 744 344

Sally, Hands on Babies

Sally, hands on babies offers Baby Massage, Yoga, Reflexology and Music classes.

After each class relax with a hot drink and some yummy cake all included in the price all my classes last about 1.5 hours

Local classes

Tuesday 10:00am Massage & Yoga

Tuesday 11:45am Baby Music

All classes held at Iveridge Hall, Oulton, LS26 8EU

Contact

0113 2875 623 or 07872 472 082

Samantha’s School of Dance

All classes held within Standbridge Lane Community Centre, Kettlethorpe, WF2 7NP

 

Tuesday

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+

 

Thursday

4:30 – 5:15 Acrobatics 4+

 

Friday

4:15 – 4:45 Mini Ballet 3+

4:15 – 4:45 Junior Ballet 5+

4:45 – 5:45 Freestyle & Cheerleading 4+

 

Saturday

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+

 

Contact

samanthasschoolofdance@live.co.uk

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

 

Contact

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

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

Tuesday afternoons from 14th January (** please note new day for 2020 **)

The Standbridge Centre, Standbride Lane, WF2 7NP

Contact

Roksana 07986 135079

Stanley Children’s Centre Stay & Play

A fun and welcoming play group for under 5’s at Stanley Children’s Centre

Local classes

Tuesday 1:15pm – 2:45pm (term time only)

Long Causeway, Stanley, WF3 4JB

Contact

01924 303181

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

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 £8.50 per session
2 hour session of woodland discovery and natural play for pre-school children. FREE for babies under 12m.
Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm Forest School £7.50 per session
2 hour Forest School session for home educated children aged 4 to 11. 
 
Swillington Organic Farm, LS26 8QA
All sessions must be booked
Contact
0113 2869129

Tiny Tigers Martial Arts

Our Tiny Tigers programme is unique in the area and is tailored to meet the needs of pre-school children age 3-5.  Our Female and Male instructors are trained in meeting the needs of this demanding age group. Classes last for 30 minutes they are fast paced, fun and educational and take place on a safe matted area.

 

Local classes

All classes are held at Nactics Family Martial Arts, Horbury Road, Horbury, Wakefield, WF2 8TU

 

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:00pm

Saturday 9:30 – 10:00am

 

Contact

Ian on 07909 752 798

nactics@yahoo.com

ABC Toddler Group, Horbury Bridge

A fun & welcoming toddler play group for under 5’s at St Johns Church, Horbury Bridge

Local classes

Tuesdays 9:00am – 11:00am (term time only)

Bridge Road, WF4 5PS

Contact

01924 568722

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
Contact
Call 01924 373710

Toddler Tuesdays, The Hepworth

Enjoy a relaxing morning getting creative with your little ones, aged 18 months to 4 years, and let us clear up the mess.

£7 for one child with one adult + £2 per additional child/ adult. Free parking for those attending the session

Local classes

First Tuesday of every month 10:30am – 11:45am

The Hepworth Wakefield, WF1 5AW

Contact

The learning team on 01924 247398

Toddler Tuesdays

Fun playtimes  for toddlers with free juice and toast

 

Local classes

Tuesday (Term time only) 9:00 – 11:00am

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

 

Contact

01924 360 808

Info@happydayssoftplaycentre.co.uk

Toddler Tuesdays, Castleford Museum

Take your little ones to this free fun activity session at Castleford Museum

Toddler Tuesdays is for children aged between 2 and 5 years old and is a fun activity session for younger visitors and their parents/carers.
Hands on crafts for toddlers so please let your kids wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!

Local classes

Tuesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am (term time only)

Carlton Street, WF10 1BB

Contact

01924 302700

Toddleroos Playgroup

Lots of fun, games and activities

 

Local classes

Tuesday 9:00 – 11:15am

St Anne’s Church, Wrenthorpe Road, Wrenthorpe,  WF2 0JS

 

Contact

Gill on 01924 387 907

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

 

Contact

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

 

Contact

Call Us: (01977) 553355