Playgroups and classes
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 here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.
Moo Music is a great fun and interactive regular music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance and play. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and the 100 original Moo Music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!
A bit about us…
Hi everyone! My name is Chantelle and I run Moo Music in Ripon, Thirsk and Boroughbridge. I have nearly 10 years experience working as Primary school teacher, specialising in Music. Since having my gorgeous little boy Ethan, who is now three, I needed something that would fit around my busy Mum schedule and fulfill my two main passions – music and working with children. I am so glad I found Moo music! My weekly sessions are very interactive: we sing, dance, play games and have lots of sensory fun! Your little one will be developing so many essential skills without even realising! I would love for you to join in the Moosical fun – simply pop in for a taster session on the given session times or send me a message. Hope to see you soon!
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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)
Range of classes including Tap, Jazz, Cheerdance and Streetdance running daily for all age groups.
Brickyard Road, Bar Lane, Roecliffe, Boroughbridge, YO51 9NS
For details call: (01423) 323886
9:00 – 11:00 am
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
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.