Playgroups and Classes
Ripon, Nidderdale and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for 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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Sessions follow a Forest School ethos which involves child led learning in a woodland environment. Sessions may involve muddy play, craft, imaginative play, quiet time (including story books), exploring the local flora and fauna, balancing, climbing and swinging. We also offer one structured activity each week.
Prices and booking: Each block of sessions equates to £6 per session and a block is either 6 or 7 weeks long depending on term length. Siblings over 1 years old are £4 per session. Sessions can only be booked as a block. Price includes tea/coffee/juice and cake! Free trial session available.
To book: www.yorkshireforestfolk.co.uk
Enquiries: email@example.com or 07815 775 934
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
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)
Join in the Autumn woodland fun – build fairy and elf dens, play in the stream, build dams, swing on the branches, balance, climb and build confidence and self-esteem. A unique class in ancient woodland setting.
Weekly classes for 1-5yr olds
Cost per class £6 per child (sibling discounts available)
Payment half termly
See Facebook page for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Offers the chance to hire slings to try out with your baby. Drop-in sessions at a range of locations and a consultancy service offered.
For more details call Teresa on 07815 183977 or 01943 608382
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
New baby and Toddler group starting in September 2017. All welcome.
Baby and toddler group
Tuesdays 9.30-11am term time @ CCCC, Darley
For more info contact Vicki Walsh 07536007008
Hosted by Nidderdale E.F Church
Also… This group is starting from scratch so if anyone has any baby/toddler toys they would like to donate they would be gratefully received. Contact Vicki Walsh (contact above) to arrange collection.
Every Tuesday during term time
9 – 11am.
Small friendly group of mums, dad’s, grandparents and childminders who meet to have a coffee and chat while the toddlers have a play.
Lofthouse Memorial hall.
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
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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
For boys and girls from school year 5 (aged 9/10) to year 11 (aged 15/16) who already enjoy running and want to develop and compete in local and regional races.
Meet on Tuesdays at 5.15 at Ripon Rugby Club
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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Leyburn Road (A684)
Bedale DL8 1HA
Classes run Tuesday & Friday mornings during term time.
Call Liz 07715 001394 to book
*New* Tuesday mornings (10.15-11.45am) Twigs N Stix Forest School Twig-let Toddler’s class started today. See Facebook page for details or email email@example.com