Playgroups and classes
Ripon, Nidderdale 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.
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We’re offering a selection of #puddings from Sugar Therapy Ltd and the #HarrogateCakeCompany – all served with our #BrymorIceCream, and all at a #reduced #price.
For two people to share, there will be three puddings and your choice of three ice creams for ONLY £8.50.
For four people to share there will be a larger pudding and your choice of four ice creams for ONLY £15.95.
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We’ll also have some other cost saving, sharing options for you to consider alongside the Pudding Club.
Come and see us, and make the most of this fabulous saving every#Friday!
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Every Friday from 12pm – 4pm (offer ends Friday 23rd March)!
Brymor Ice Cream, High Jervaulx Farm, Masham
Your little one will gain water confidence, have fun and play in our Rain Drops and Rain Tots lessons at Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre and Ripon Spa Baths.
Open to children aged from six months to three years old, the lessons include structured play, songs and an introduction to basic swimming.
You join your child in the water to help provide support.
For more details about our Learn to Swim lessons visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/swimminglessons
For lesson times and class availability please contact our swimming pools directly:
· Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre, Low Wath Road, Pateley Bridge HG3 5HL
Tel: 01423 711442
· Ripon Spa Baths, Park Street, Ripon HG4 2BD
Tel: 01765 603383
UPDATE: Glasshouses Community Primary School will host a playgroup that will start on 28th November and run every Wednesday in term time from 9.00 – 11.00 am in the school hall and will be run by a school staff member. The group will be a chance for parents and children to play, socialise and have fun. There is no charge for this, but a donation of £1.00 toward juice, biscuits and resources.
Source: Ripon & Rural
We help to inspire children to explore and develop through arts and crafts. We have a programme of award winning classes, that are underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to give you a fun experience in a friendly, safe, nurturing environment. From painting to gloop to clay and more, your child is sure to be engaged in our weekly sessions based on the termly topic!
We offer four types of sessions:
Friday, 9.45am, St Wilfrid’s Community Centre, HG4 2AB
Little Explorer (from 15 months-5 years)
Friday, 11am, St Wilfrid’s Community Centre, HG4 2AB
Cost: Sessions are £5.50, paid termly. Book for the term and get a free session or an inspiration folder and fuzzy brush to take home.
Family Fun (from 1-11 years)
Family session that runs in the school holidays, dates and times regularly updated on our website.
Arty Party (from 1-11 years)
Throw a party with a difference, hassle free and memorable. Packages start from £100.
Classes run Monday – Saturday for more information follow Upstage Academy on Facebook.
9.30 – 11.30am
Football Classes for Ages 2-3
Fridays 10.10am – 10.50am
Harrogate Road Methodist Church Hall, Harewood Road, Ripon, HG4 1TG
Call 01302 618080 for details.
Open Tuesday to Sunday offering daytime and evening lessons.
Call 01423 712 249
Bewerley Old Hall Cottage, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JA
Monday to Friday 10am – 12pm (term time only)
£5 per child, free adult with each full paying child. Half price siblings. £2.50 for additional adults.
Booking not needed.
Darley Primary School
A youth club for school years 5 to 9
7 – 8.30pm EVERY FRIDAY IN TERM TIME
Contact Luke for more info: Luke.email@example.com
FiiT like a girl is a specially structure fitness class for girls aged 8-13 . Aimed at getting girls active, increasing confidence, self esteem and feeling good about what they can achieve. Available in Knaresborough (Mon), Harrogate (Thur) and Ripon (Fri).
Contact Vicky on 07447436286
9 – 11am
Parent and Toddler Group
Children’s yoga classes designed for parents and kids to experience together with the YogaBugs method. Classes include warm up stretches, relaxing breathing techniques, fun poses and strengthening postures. finishing with a short meditation and relaxation.
07531 934 067
10.30am – 12pm
Karate classes. For all ages 5 and up
Call for details: 01423 568067
Monday 6.20pm – 7.20pm Ripley Town Hall HG3 3AX with Master Janet McKenna
Thursday 6.30pm – 7.30pm Pateley Bridge Scout Hut HG3 5QA with Mr Peter Newband
Friday 5.30pm – 6.30pm Boroughbridge Methodist Church YO51 9AH with Mr Colin Inglis
Football Classes for Ages 6-8
Fridays 5.00pm – 5.40pm
Ripon Mighty Kicks Academy
College Lawns Football Pitches, Kersley Road, Ripon HG4 2RN
Call for details: 01302 618080
Football Classes Fridays
4.15pm – 4.55pm Ages 3-4
5.00pm – 5.40pm Ages 4-5
Harrogate Road Methodist Church Hall, Harewood Road, Ripon, HG4 1TG
Call 01302 618080 for details
Mother & Toddler Stay & Play with Lerae’s Workshop
Starts Monday 26th February 10-11:30am
£5 Snack and hot drink included
Every Monday up until Easter Holidays THEN every Monday and Friday in the summer term!
ASA qualified swimming teachers. Lesson packages available.
For more information, or to book, contact your local pool.
Fridays 9.30-11:30 (term time)
Pateley Bridge Scout Hall
Lindy Edwards and Christy Irish: 07980 009424
Classes for all ages run in Catterick Leisure Centre and Colburn Leisure Centre. Satellite locations include Thirsk Leisure Centre and Bedale High School.
Classes run Monday – Saturday
07580427507 (text only)
Senior Cadets only (aged 12-18) Mondays and Fridays 6.45 – 9.00pm
Junior Section (ages 10 and 11) will meet Fridays 6.45 – 9.00pm
Band (open to all ages) Wednesday 6.30 – 8.30pm
The boating season starts in May and ends in September.
Storytime for pre-school children is every Friday afternoon from 2.15pm – 2.45pm.
Bedale Community Library
For pre school children
Raindrops and Raintots – These lessons are for children aged 6 months to 3 years. The parent/carer is in the water providing one-to-one support. Lessons include structured play, songs and an introduction to basic swimming.
Children aged 4 plus
Each colour band in the rainbow, red through to gold, represents a level of swimming, combining stroke technique, water safety, water skills and stamina.
1.30 – 2.45pm
Classes run Tuesday & Friday mornings during term time.
Call Liz 07715 001394 to book