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.
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.
Football Classes for Ages 2-3
Wednesdays 10.10am – 10.50am
Coronation Hall, Milby , Boroughbridge, YO51 9BL
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.
Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.00 (term time)
COST: £2.50 per family
Birstwith Church Hall
Really friendly group, everyone welcome
Call Melanie: 01423 772867
Boogie Babes are joining the residents of Lister House, Ripon
Come and be part of something special!
After reading about the positive impact brought about by mixing these two very different age groups, I decided Boogie Babes would be perfect!
Classes will be every Wednesday 11-12 pm starting on 24th October.
For more details contact Nicola on 07806679001
Future Stars is a new group offering singing, dancing and acting classes for children aged 4 to 13. Open to all abilities, the classes are a great way to build confidence, learn new skills and have lots of fun. They will be working towards a small showcase before they break up for the Summer Holidays.
Classes run on Wednesday evenings at the Scout Hut (Riverside Hall) in Pateley Bridge
4 – 4.45pm Teeny Boppers 3-6 years
4.45 – 6.45pm Triple Threat 7-12 years
Call Rebecca on 07967 194617
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
Masham Town Hall
Wednesdays 9.00-11.00am (Except Bank Holidays).
Little Acorns welcomes all families with children aged 0-5 years to a friendly drop-in session.
Football Classes for Ages 3-5
Wednesdays 4.40pm – 5.20pm
Coronation Hall, Milby , Boroughbridge, YO51 9BL
Call 01302 618080 for details.
ASA qualified swimming teachers. Lesson packages available.
For more information, or to book, contact your local pool.
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|6 – 6.45pm – Key Stage 2|
|6.45 – 7.30pm – Secondary School|
The RTD Group is for all young people aged 11 and upwards. Through the group young people have opportunities to:
Ripon YMCA Community Hall
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
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.
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.
Classes ranging from acting, musical theatre and break dancing to much more.
For details call: 07502 222 313
Studio 1, Queen St, Ripon. HG4 1EG