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.
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IDA Sport is led by Daniel Woolston, who is currently an academy coach at Middlesbrough FC. He also has experience working for Sunderland AFC and Darlington FC. Daniel holds his UEFA B Licence and Youth Modules 1,2 & 3. He is also currently undertaking the FA Advanced Youth Coaching Award. Daniel coaches for Middlesbrough FC Academy working with the Under 9’s age group.
All toddler football sessions are maximum 6 children per class, to ensure high quality coach/child time. Your child’s place must be booked in advance. Other sessions are limited to 10 per class.
Year 3: 5 – 6pm
Year 4+: 7 – 8pm
2 Years: 10 – 10.30am
3 & 4 Years: 10.30 – 11.15am
Reception & Year 1: 5 – 6pm
Year 2: 5pm – 6pm
Mechanics Institute, Kirkby Malzeard HG4 3RS
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
Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time! Fun, quality classes that help develop a child’s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination.
Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every child’s development. A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures. We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!
Every baby and toddler is an individual with great potential. We’ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together. We have classes in Ripon, Masham and Boroughbridge and would love you to join us!
Monday – Ripon Mindfulness Wellbeing Centre Toddler – 10am Baby – 10.45am
Tuesday – Allhallowgate Methodist Church, Ripon Older Toddlers – 9.45am Toddlers – 10.30am Young Toddlers – 11.15am Babies – 12pm
Wednesday – Coronation Hall, Boroughbridge Toddler – 10am Baby – 10.45am Young Baby – 11.30am
Thursday – Masham Methodist Church Family class – 1pm (Starting 5th October)
Classes run Monday – Saturday for more information follow Upstage Academy on Facebook.
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.
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
9:00 – 11:00 am
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
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
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.
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)
Selection of classes ranging from Jazz or Tap to Ballet and more. Classes for toddlers and parents also available. Private tutoring available.
Call for details: 07515 425907
Hugh Ripley Hall
14:30 – 20:00
16:00 – 18:00
09:00 – 17:00
The opportunity to learn basic life saving skills. Badgers (5 – 10yrs) – 5.45 – 7.00pm, Cadets (10 – 18yrs) – 7.00 – 8.30pm (Term-time only)
Ruth’s Arty Experience provide innovative and exciting process art workshops and arty birthday parties bringing true joy and exploration to art.
Weekly workshops for 18 months – 5 year olds are held every Monday (term time) in Romanby WI Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8BJ – 10am 10:45am. Cost: £2 first session. Thereafter pay monthly, £5 per workshop. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Tel: 07855 395747
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.
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.
Swimming lessons take place at Ripon Grammar school on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening (5:00-6:30) and a Sunday 9-12.
4 swimmers per teacher is the maximum in each 30 minute lesson. Swim Perfect is approved by Swim England. Follows the Swim England Learn to swim programme.