Playgroups & Classes Wakefield

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Playgroups and classes

Wakefield and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on  children.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click her

Featured Listing

Jo Jingles Wakefield and Leeds

Jo Jingles provides music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Our aim is to give children a fun introduction to music and singing through action songs, musical instrument playing, listening and sound games.

Props and visuals are used to aid our understanding and assist our movement activities.

Each class is carefully planned to cover a variety of pre-school themes such as colours, numbers, ourselves and the world around us.

Our classes are fun, educational and interactive and will aid your child’s development by encouraging their language, listening and concentration skills, hand to eye coordination and confidence.

Classes are also a great way to develop children’s social skills, as well as providing an opportunity for interaction between parent/carer and child in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

“I can’t praise Jo Jingles enough for the way it has encouraged James to enjoy music since he started his first class at 8 months old. Now, at 4, he is familiar with percussion instruments and rhythm, loves singing and playing, and has performed in 2 concerts (at Wakefield Theatre Royal)! Jo Jingles classes are full of musical knowledge, setting the children on the path to discovering their own musical interests.” Charlotte Michael


Featured Listing

Mini Maestros Crigglestone, Sandal, Walton

New for January 2017!

Magical Music classes that gives children a gentle introduction to music. The classes are focused towards helping children to explore their creativity, develop co-ordination and social skills whilst building their confidence. Action songs, props, percussion instruments and games are a few of the ways we explore different themes each week.

Our parties and workshops stimulate children through activities like those of our classes, though here the sessions can be tailored for a specific group or occasion.

Every one of our sessions is carefully crafted to maintain even the youngest child’s attention, whilst developing their social skills but most of all having fun.

Tuesday @St Joseph’s Hall, Santingly Lane, New Crofton WF4.

9:45am 2+yrs

10:45am 9mths-2yrs

Tuesday @Happy Days Play Centre, Denby Dale Road, WF2

1:00pm 9mths – 4yrs

Wednesday @ Barnabas Rooms at St Paul’s Church Walton WF2

9:30am 3-9mths

10:30am 9mths -2yrs

11:30am 2yrs+

 

Friday @ Crigglestone Village institute, High Street Crigglestone WF4

9:30am 3mths-9mths

10:30am 9mths-2yrs

11:30am 2yrs+

For your free taster session contact Nadine 07791655083, or email nadine@minimaestro.co.uk

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Featured Listing

Puddle Ducks Swimming

We want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully.

That’s why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.

At Puddle Ducks, our highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.

Our lessons are taught in specially selected pools with limited class sizes.

Classes incorporate rhyme (our bespoke songs have been written by professional musicians) and movement based on extensive child development research.

Our programmes and teacher training are continuously developed in the latest techniques, ensuring our teaching standards remain the highest.

Our Swimming Programmes

We run three core swimming programmes. Each is tailor-made to give your child confidence in the water and to teach them the technique to grow and become strong swimmers.
Baby & Pre-school (for babies and children aged 0-4 years)
Swim Academy (for children aged 4-10 years)
Aquanatal (for mums-to-be)

Offer

£20 off by quoting mumbler on your first booking for new customers (not valid for aquanatal classes)

Local classes

Classes run on every day of the week in 7 local pools

Contact

For more info call Faye and her team on 01924 826238, visit the Website or Facebook or email wakefield@puddleducks.com

 


Acorns Play Group, Wakefield WF1 5

Wednesdays 9:30-11am

@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: Val 01924 892367


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

Ossett Academy, WF5 0DG

Monday 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Sunday 4:00pm – 7:30pm

Contact

Scott 07990538516


Baby Sensory Pontefract

Enjoy 15% at Baby Sensory Pontefract with Wakefield Mumbler!
Email Pontefract@babysensory.co.uk and quote TINYMUMBLER
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.
Please contact me for a free taster session at Pontefract@babysensory.co.uk
Location: The Lawson Hut, Main Street, Badsworth, WF9 1AF
Times: Wednesdays
10:00-11:00 7-13 months
11:30-12:30 0-6 months
13:00-14:00 0-13 months

Ballerina School, Ossett

Attending a class at our Ballerina School, whether Mummy & Me or Nursery Dance, you are guaranteed a magical time! Twirl like a Princess, fly like a Fairy, march like a Soldier and much, much more….through our unique programmes, together you’ll enjoy the health, physical and social benefits of the basic fundamentals of ballet and dance in a nurturing, safe, positive environment.

Local Classes

West Yorkshire Theatre Dance Centre, Station Road, Ossett, WF5 0JE

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Friday mornings 10:15am – 11:00am

Saturday’s 8:45am – 9:30am and 10:00am – 10:45am

Contact

For more information call 01924 266 374


Cloud 9, Ossett WF5

***Wakefield MUMbler Recommends***

Welcome to Cloud9 – your local voluntary run community Playgroup in Ossett. Cloud9 aims to provide a fun, safe, stimulating and homely environment for all the family. It is run by a group of Early Years Practioners who have qualifications ranging from level 3 to level 6 in childcare. Whether you need an hour out of the house with the little ones, or looking for a local mums & tots group or even somewhere to celebrate a special birthday, Cloud9 can help!

We love meeting new families so come and pop in for a cuppa and even some home made baked goodies.

Tues, Thurs & Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm

Wednesday 10:00am – midday (craft session) and 1:00pm – 2:30pm (baby session, under 16 months only)

£3 per child (£2 for additional siblings) Discounts for childminders

Weekends private bookings and parties only

Shop and drop is 90mins for £4.50 we can do it any day and time as long as we have preferably 1 weeks notice.

Contact

07548 498 377 or 07549 278 225


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, 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


Frenchtastic, 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).

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

Weds 5.00-5.30pm Ages 3-7yrs Bevin Close, Outwood
Weds 5.30-6.15pm Ages 7-11yrs Bevin Close, Outwood

Thurs 2.15-2.45pm Ages 18m- 4 yrs The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury
Thurs 4.30-5.00pm Ages 3-7yrs The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury

Friday 1.00-1.30pm Ages 18m-4yrs The Methodist Church Hall, Altofts
Friday 1.30-2.10pm Ages 18 m -4yrs St.John’s, Central Wakefield (Followed by A Cuppa and a Chatter)


Gravity Trampoline Park

Parent and Toddler sessions

You and your toddlers have the full use of the park without older kids so they have more space and can play as they learn, building confidence at their own pace. There are other toddlers around too so it’s good to mix.

Toddlers must be over 18 months but under 5 years and accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to two toddlers

TERM TIMES EVERY: Mon & Wed 10:00 | Tue & Fri 13:00 | Sat 09:00
HOLIDAY TIMES EVERY: Sat 09:00
P&T THEMED SPECIALS: last Friday of every month 10:00 & 13:00 – TERM & HOLIDAYS

 

Address: Xscape, Castleford WF10 4TA

Contact: 01977 529920


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

Local classes

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, WF2 8TY

Contact
Booking is essential 01924 302385

 


Mini Maestros, Wakefield

Mini Maestros offers all children from 3 months upwards the chance to learn and have fun through music.

We have already had over ten years success entertaining little ones within a relaxed creative environment building confidence and basic music skills with the use of simple percussion instruments, visual aids, action songs, nursery rhymes, games and much more.  Each week a new educational theme is introduced and children are encouraged to explore this in many different ways.  We have always made sure our classes, parties and workshops are affordable and accessible to all giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy making music.

Local classes

Classes run Monday – Thursday during term time in Wrenthorpe, Horbury, Outwood, Ossett & Stanley

Contact

Call Jo on 07976 154890 if you would like to know more


Mini Maestros WF4

Mini Maestros
Venue: Middlestown Primary Academy Centre-X WF4 4QE.
Wednesday 1.45pm for ages 3m-18m approx. Term time only. Free taster sessions available, booking essential.
Contact Catherine at Mini Maestros-Barnsley
catherine@minimaestro.co.uk

Mums, Bumps, Babies and Tots

Wednesdays 12-2pm at FAB Wakefield

Breastfed or bottle fed, everyone is welcome!!! The group will be free to attend and snacks and beverages will be available.

Call: 01924 851 901


NCT Wakefield Bumps and Babies

If you are an expectant parent or have recently had a baby, come and join us for a natter over a hot drink and a piece of cake.

We meet in the cafe in Sainsbury’s (Ings Road), where there are baby change facilities and up to 2 hours of free parking

This group is aimed at those who are pregnant or with babies who are happy to sit on your knee whilst you chat.

You do not need to be a member of NCT

Every other Wednesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Sainsbury’s at Trinity Walk.

Contact 

Email wakefield@nct.org.uk or visit their facebook page


Relaxed Baby Massage and Yoga

Massage your baby in a relaxed, friendly setting. Learn to help babies to relax, how to relieve wind, constipation and massage also helps babies to sleep better.
Classes are of 5 or 6 parents and from my home in Ossett, Wakefield.
It is also a lovely way to meet other parents in a relaxed atmosphere too.
Please contact me to see when the next group is starting. Baby Massage is from 3 weeks onwards.

Other classes available include Baby Yoga, Baby Reflexology, and Sing and Sign.

Local classes

Wednesday Baby Massage

Friday Baby Reflexology

Contact

Anne-Marie 01924 278461 or 07956266144


Sandal Magna Parent and Toddler, Agbrigg WF1 5

Wednesdays 1-2pm Term Time Only

@Sandal Magna School

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

Call: Alice 01924 303214


Stride Theatre

Stride Theatre based in Wakefield on The Springs, offer classes to develop confidence and self-esteem. Affordable and accessible to all at just £5 per class.

18months – 4yrs Wednesday 9.30-10.45
5yrs – 9yrs Monday 5.15pm – 6.30pm
10yrs – 14yrs Thursday 5pm – 6.15pm
15yrs + Thursday 6.30 – 7.45pm

Call: Rebecca on 01924 806024 or email rebecca@stridetheatre.co.uk to book your child’s place!


Striker Tots, Ossett WF5 9

Wednesdays

@Total Fitness

Tiny Strikers 2-3.5 years 3:30pm

Monster Strikers 3.5+ years 4:30pm

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

Call:  0113 8800840


Sun Lane, Swimming

At Sun Lane Leisure, we have several classes and sessions for babies and early years throughout the week.

Local classes 

Monday 9:15am – 11:00am Adult & Toddler swim

Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am Adult & Toddler swim

Saturday 12:15pm – 1:30pm Adult & Toddler swim

Sunday 8:30am – 10:00am Adult & Toddler swim

Swimming classes are divided into two groups; Discovery Ducklings (6 months – 3 years) and Infant Starter (3 – 5 years)

All these are subject to availability. Parents required to be in the water with the children.

Contact

For more information call 01924 306001


Swimbabes

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

 

Contact

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

Situated in Mapplewell, S75 6BP 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!

Contact

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

Contact

Call 07788 161366


Toddler Group, Horbury

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

Local classes

Wednesday 9:15am – 11:00am (term time only)

Northgate, Horbury, WF4 6AS

Contact

01924 576745


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.

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!

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

Tumble Tots

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment. The programme is structured to develop children’s positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Each weekly session of 45 mins for the Tumble Tots programme combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment.

Local classes

Mondays Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club, WF8 4PQ

10:30am walking to 2 years
11:30am 2-3 years
12:45pm 3 to school age

Wednesdays Wrenthorpe Methodist Hall, WF2 0JR

9:30 2-3 Years
10:30 am 2-3 years
11:30am walking to 2 years
12:45pm 3 to school age

Thursdays Crofton Community Centre, WF4 1LB

9:30am 6 months to walking
10:30am walking to 2 years
11:30am 2 to 3 years
12:45pm 3 to school age

Contact

Angela 07968 041 911

 


Wacky Wednesdays, Overton WF4 4

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

@ The National Coal Mining Museum for England

FREE!

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


Wakefield Children’s Centre

The Children’s First Hubs offer a wide range of support and services for children and young people aged 0-19 years old and their families.
The Wakefield West Hub covers the Central Wakefield and North East areas of the district. We have a main office and two Children’s Centre’s which are as follows;
City Limits, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NL – 01924 303272
Stanley Children’s Centre, Long Causeway, Stanley, WF3 4JB – 01924 303181
Sunbeam Children’s Centre, Lupset Crescent, Lupset, Wakefield – 01924 302333

 

Visit their facebook page


WMDC Gymnastics 4years

Pre-British Amateur Gymnastics Award

Contact

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

Xscape Yorkshire Parent and Toddler Sessions

MONDAY

Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 10:00 – 11:00. £5-6 per person.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30 / Mini Maestros session at 10:00, 10:45 & 11:30*

TUESDAY

Christchurch Xscape: 1st Steps Toddler Group, 9:30 – 11:00. Ages 0 – 5. Free stay and play.

Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 13:00-14:00. £5-6 per person.

Xplore Soft Play: My Baby Can Dance sessions at 10:30 & 11:30*/ Tots, 10:30 – 14:30

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult, pre-school toddler goes free. Term time only.

WEDNESDAY

Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 10:00-11:00. £5-6 per person.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

THURSDAY

Snozone: Sno-play, 10:15 – 10:45. 1 adult goes free & free drink for child. £4.99. For ages 2+ (May – Sept: 11:15 – 11:45)

Sweatshop: 3K jog/walk group, buggy-friendly route & safe for youngsters. 10:30.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30 / Bunny Hops sessions at 09:30 & 10:30*

FRIDAY 

Christchurch Xscape: Coffee Morning, 11:00 – 14:00 / Support Group for Parents of Twins, 11:00 – 13:00.

Gravity Trampoline Parks: Parent and Toddler Session, 13:00 – 14:00. Plus, themed session on the last Friday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 & 13:00 – 14:00. £5 – 6 per person.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf: Parent & Toddler Session, 11:00 – 13:00. £7.50 per adult. child goes free.

Xplore Soft Play: Tots Session, 10:30 – 14:30 / Mini Maestros sessions at 13:00 & 13:45

Plus, kids can play while you take in the views of the snow slope in Snozone. Find the soft play area in the Snobar on the first floor.