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



Dance classes for ages 2 years upwards in the following styles: Ballet, tap, modern, theatrecraft, street dance, cheerleading, acro, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, commercial and musical theatre.


We offer free trials and run in accordance with Wakefield school term dates.


All students have the opportunity to take part in gala’s, exams and performances. We also have a highly successful competition team.


We moved to our very own brand new fully equipped mirrored dance studio in February 2020 and we can’t wait to welcome you to our friendly dance family.


Local classes

Classes available Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays – for details click here

ASTAR Studios, Ossett, WF5 9ND


07977 386881



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



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. 



Our tiny baby classes are aimed at 3 months – 9 months. These sessions give mums one-on-one time with their babies in a warm cosy environment with time to chat and share stories over a cup of tea/coffee afterwards.  We appreciate every little one is different so it doesn’t matter if they need changing, feeding or cuddling – everyone is made welcome.  We can also adapt our payment schedule to suit those looming return to work days so you can continue to enjoy the fun up until the very last minute.


** Recommended by Wakefield Mumbler – read out review here **


Local classes

Mondays 11:30am – Cluntergate Centre, Horbury, WF4 5DA

Wednesdays 9:30am – St Peters Church Centre, Stanley, WF3 4HW

Wednesdays 11:45am –  A Star Dance & Fitness, Unit 16, RCM Business Centre, Ossett, WF5 9ND


07976 154890



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



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



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



We are so excited to be running a brand new session suitable for 3-6 year olds from January.

The session will be a fun, engaging and social environment to help develop movement and co-ordination through games and Futsal.


When: 5:15pm-6pm

Where: Lock Lane Sports Centre – Castleford


This development session is £25 per month and there is sibling discount available if you wish to bring more than one child.


We also have other sessions for other ages groups too – feel free to enquire about further information on these other sessions and we will find a session suitable for your child’s age and needs.


If you are interested in these sessions please email and we’ll put you on the list.


Please share with friends and families who may be interested.

07703 364815


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



07903 824239



A parent/carer and toddler group for tots and carers run by the church.  A chance to have fun, play, drink/snack, relax, and make new friends


Local classes

Wednesday (term time only) 9:30 – 11:15am

Wakefield Baptist Church, Barnsley Road, WF1 5JY



Centre Office on 01924 382 966

Acorns Play Group, Wakefield WF1 5

Wednesdays 9:30-11:15am (term time only)

@Wakefield Baptist Church

A wonderful group with craft, story, song and general play. A very welcoming group, hoping you will join us to relax play and have a coffee and a chat.

Call: Kim 01924 382966

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


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



Scott 07990538516

Baby Ballroom at Paula Clark School of Dance

Baby Ballroom includes various styles of dance, including basic forms of Ballroom, Latin American, Disco and Character dances, such as Telly Tubbies, Teddy Bear dance (please bring a bear along to class)


Local classes

Wednesday 3:45 – 4:30pm up to 7 years

Outwood Institute, Leeds Road, Wakefield, LS1 2DT



Paula on 07780 688 623

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
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

Baby Signing Classes

A parent/carer and toddler group for tots and carers run by the church.  A chance to have fun, play, drink/snack, relax, and make new friends


Local classes

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

Walton Village Hall, School Lane, Wakefield



07851 139 789

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


Jodie 07702 279 670

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


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

Karate at Roche Blackbelt Academy

At Roche Blackbelt Academy we teach traditional Karate to children over the age of 4 years old. The clubs intention is to help our students learn self defence, discipline, respect & gain confidence, plus so much more. This can all be achieved  through teaching the traditional values  & techniques of Karate. We take a huge sense of pride with all our students from the moment a student joins the Karate section & seeing how each students develops within all aspects of their lives, week after week, month after month & year after year. We develop our students skills to be the very best that they can be.


Local classes

All classes are held at Unit 2, Oak House, Pollard Street, Lofthouse Gate, WF3 3HG


Monday 4pm

Wednesday 6pm

Saturday 11am



01924 823 979

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


Love2Act Kidz

At Love 2 Act we offer drama workshops, drama clubs, and holiday clubs around the Wakefield area.  The drama sessions are for children aged 3-14, and help to promote children’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as a wide variety of life skills such as team work, communication, and giving them the opportunity to develop their performance skills and have lots of fun!


Local classes

Wednesday (term time only) 4:30 – 5:15pm ages 3.5 – 6 years

The Phoenix Centre, Batley Road, Alverthorpe




Messy Play with Crafty Kids

Bring your little ones under 5 years old to have a fun sensory play, making a mess you don’t have to clean up.


Local classes

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

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



01924 360 808

Music, Make & Move

Music and play group for 0-5 year olds


Local classes

Wednesday (term time only) 9:30 – 10:30

Portobello Community Centre, Portobello Road, Wakefield, WF2



01924 303 376

Parents & Toddlers, Wakefield Methodist Church

A large selection of toys are available for toddlers to play with.  Toddlers are accompanied by parents, grandparents or other carers.


Local classes

Wednesdays – 9:15am

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



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

Relax Lyrical Baby Massage and Yoga ‘Relax and Sing’ class

Learn some lovely, beneficial baby massage and yoga techniques to songs and nursery rhymes baby will love.

Also, not trying to bribe anyone… but there will always be a sweet treat on offer for parents at class. Great opportunity to meet new mums and dads whilst bonding with your baby. Everyone wins!


Cold-pressed sunflower oil, floor mats and baby mats will be provided. Please bring a blanket with you.


Ideal from around 6 weeks – crawling


Local classes

Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am, The Den, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1DS

Wednesdays 11:15am – 12:15pm, The Den, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1DS



Mandy 07584 063460


Sandal Magna Parent and Toddler, Agbrigg WF1 5

A parent and toddler group that runs from the Community Room at Sandal Magna School. Staff from the Castle Children’s Centre and Parent Volunteers help to run this group. The group is a friendly environment that is both educational and fun, where children can learn through play.

50p per family towards snack and resources


Local classes

Wednesdays midday to 3pm

Sandal Magna Parent and Toddler, Agbrigg WF1 5



Call: Alice 01924 303214

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


Messy and sensory play session for children ages 0-5 years. Lets your children explore and investigate all the exciting activities we have to offer!


Local classes

Thorpe Community Centre, Stanhope Gardens, Thorpe, WF3 3DP

Every other Wednesdays: 10:00am – 11:00am



Sarah, 07926 329814


Striker Tots

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.


Local classes

Toddler Strikers: walking – 2 years

Sundays 10:15am (Xercise4less Gym, Xscape, Castleford)


Tiny Strikers: 2 – 3.5 years

Wednesdays 3:30pm (Xercise4less Gym, Xscape, Castleford)

Wednesdays 3:30pm (Total Fitness, Silkwood Park, Ossett)

Saturdays 9:00am & 9:45am (Kirkhamgate Village Hall)

Sundays 9:30am & 10:45am (Total Fitness, Silkwood Park, Ossett)

Sundays 11:45am & 12:30pm (Xercise4less Gym, Xscape, Castleford)


Monster Strikers: 3.5 years +

Wednesdays 4:15pm (Xercise4less Gym, Xscape, Castleford)

Wednesdays 4:15pm (Total Fitness, Silkwood Park, Ossett)

Saturdays 10:30am & 11:15am (Kirkhamgate Village Hall)

Sundays 11:00am (Total Fitness, Silkwood Park, Ossett)

Sundays 11:00am (Xercise4less Gym, Xscape, Castleford)



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 9:00am – 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 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

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


Call 07788 161366

JAMS Toddler Group, Horbury

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

Local classes

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

Northgate, Horbury, WF4 6AS


Sheryl, 07725 832757

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

Wacky Wednesdays, Overton WF4 4

Wednesdays 10:15-11:00am Term Time Only

@ The National Coal Mining Museum for England


A combination of storytelling, singing and craft activities – the perfect opportunity to drop in and have fun with your under 5.

Doors open early at 09:30, so come and enjoy a coffee, juice and cake before the session starts! Plus, why not make a day of it and stay for lunch, explore the Nature Trail, discover soft play area and visit the ponies.

Call: 01924 848806

WMDC Gymnastics 4years

Pre-British Amateur Gymnastics Award


Local classes

Pre-school gymnastics (3-4YO)
Monday 4pm – 4.45pm
Wednesday 4pm – 4.45pm

Pre-BAGA gymnastis (4-5YO)

Monday 4.15pm – 5pm 5pm – 5.45om
Tuesday 4pm – 4.45pm 4.15pm – 5pm 5pm – 5.45pm
Wednesday 4.15pm – 5pm 5pm – 5.45pm
Friday 4pm – 4.45pm



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

Xplore: Baby Weigh and Play

Baby Weigh & Play at Xplore

Weigh & Play is a baby self-weigh and measuring service offered by Xplore suitable for babies up to 18 months old.

Grade III ISO 9001:2015 accredited weighing scales and measuring mat are provided in a private area for a parent/guardian to weigh and measure their baby. A member of the Xplore team is on hand to help with the process and to complete your baby record book.

Visit as often as you want – the service is available every Wednesday and Friday between 9:30 and 10:30.

There is a £5 joining fee which includes:

  • Weigh & Play, your baby record, loyalty book and free hot drink
  • All following sessions are £1.50
  • Collect bonus clouds to earn rewards

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


Zumbini with Clare

Does your little one love to dance? Do you want to spend some quality time singing and bonding with your baby? Then join us at ZUMBINI! For 45 minutes of can’t-stop-won’t-stop Latino musical fun! Created by Zumba and Babyfirst our program is designed for children aged 0-4years with simple, sing along songs to help aid their development and inspire their imagination and learning! Booking is essential


Local classes

Monday 4:30 – 5:15pm at The Glasshoughton Centre, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, Castleford

Wednesday 1:30 – 2:15pm at Shake, Rattle and Roll, Unit 10 South Bailey Gate Industrial Estate, Pontefract

Friday 2:00 – 2:45pm at Crigglestone Village Institute, High Street, Crigglestone

Saturday 9:30 – 10:15am at Bell Lane Parish Rooms/Library, Bell Lane, Ackworth, Pontefract

Saturday 3:00 – 3:45pm at The Ridings Shopping Centre, Almshouse Lane, Wakefield, WF1



Clare Rodgers (