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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Three times a week, we host a FREE breakfast club in the Arches at Holy Trinity Church Ripon. It’s a fantastic, sociable and nutritious start to the day – and you can come as often as you like.
When’s it on?
From 08:20 to 08:50 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in term-times.
What’s on offer?
Adults and children are welcome to help themselves to:
Who can come?
Family Breakfast Club is mainly designed for the families of Holy Trinity Infants’ School, but it’s also open to:
Why do we do it?
As a church, we want to love our community and build on the connections we have with the two Holy Trinity schools. We want people to feel comfortable coming into our building, and to be a welcoming space for them.
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
Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
At Mini Swimmers our lessons are highly structured and use progressive practices to teach you how to teach your little one to swim.
We are passionate about promoting water confidence along with techniques to develop the core skills which could save their life.
We reward the children through the STA’s internationally recognised Starfish & STAnley Award Scheme.
Ripon Grammar School: Saturday mornings & Sunday afternoons
The Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge: Thursday & Saturday Mornings
T: 07825 997999 E: email@example.com
Let’s go swimming!
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.
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.
Junior and adult badminton from age 8yrs. Coaching available for all ages. Thursdays 6-8pm during term time. Junior Club 6pm to 7pm Improvers 7pm to 8pm. Adult play from 7pm. All abilities welcome.
Every Thursday at 10am.
Lots of toys for children up to 8 years old.
Stay and play/chat.
Ripon Community house.
The Bright Sparks toddler group meets at Summerbridge Church Hall on term time Thursday mornings at 10am, offering toys, refreshments and an opportunity for parents to enjoy refreshments and meet others with young children. There is a social lunch each term. The group is open to all preschool children and babies with their parents/carers. For more information phone Lindy Edwards on 01423 712505 or Mabel Ellison on 01756 603523.
10.30 – 11.45am
Parent and Toddler Group
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
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
Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Thursday morning classes at Sawley Village Hall coming soon.
0844 412 8166
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)
Recreational Classes: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Boys Rec (Thursdays and Saturdays)
Competitive Squads: (Selected through our termly assessement process) Pre-Squad, Talent, Development, Novice, Competition, Pre-Elite and Elite (Wednesdays to Saturdays; times and training hours vary can contact on Facebook or via website for details)
Note from Ripon Gymnastics Facebook Page: WE ARE NO LONGER COACHING AT RIPON LEISURE CENTRE AND LESSONS THERE ARE NOTHING TO DO WITH RIPON GYMNASTICS ACADEMY. At this present time our classes are held at Boroughbridge Secondary School whilst we look for permanent location in Ripon or the surrounding area.
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.
Baby Signing Classes
£4.00 per family per class
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