Playgroups & Classes Doncaster

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Playgroups and classes

Doncaster and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on  for pre school aged 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.

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Angelic Touch Baby Massage, Yoga and Music Groups

Baby Massage Classes, suitable for babies from 6 weeks to 8 months. 

Baby Yoga suitable for babies from 3 months to 12 months.

Toddler Yoga suitable for ages 1 year to 3 years.

Mondays – Retford

Tuesdays – Treasure Island, Rotherham

Wednesdays – Sprotborough

Fridays – Maltby

Contact Angela 07414 863505 

Find on Facebook @angelictouchbabymassage or  Visit website 


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Baby Bumps Yoga – Mum & Baby Yoga

Mum and baby yoga, run by an experienced registered midwife.

From 6 weeks after a vaginal birth or 12 weeks after a c-section.

Fridays from 29th June 2019, 10-11.30am

Varchisa yoga studio, 54-58 Queens Road, DN1 2NH.

£10 per class or £50 for 6 classes.

To book, message Kaye at Baby Bumps on facebook @Babybumpsyoga or email babybumpsyoga@gmail.com 

 


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Puddle Ducks Doncaster & South Humberside

Puddle Ducks Doncaster’s Baby & Pre-School programme (0-4) provides a wonderful bonding experience and our progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and love of swimming. Our nurturing teachers – the most highly qualified in the business – tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs and we make learning to swim fun! Our baby & Pre-school programme is offered through five levels Floaties (0-6months), Splashers (6-15months), Kickers (15months to 2.5 years),Little Dippers (2-5 years) and Dippers (2-5 years)

For older children, whether they have come from a pre-school class or never been in the water before, Swim Academy (4-10 years) will take your child from ‘getting their faces wet’ to being an independent swimmer and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion.

Aegir School, Gainsborough: Saturdays – click for times

Coppice School, Hatfield: Mondays – click for times 

DW Fitness Gainsborough:  Thursdays & Saturdays click for times

DW Fitness Selby: Thursdays & Sundays – click for times

Epworth Swimming Pool: Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays  click for times 

Heatherwood School, Doncaster: Mondays & Tuesdays – click for times

Hiltop School, Maltby: Sundaysclick for times

John Whitgift Academy, Grimsby: Tuesdays & Sundays – click for times 

Oak House, Tickhill: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays click for times

Owston Hall Hotel: Wednesdays click for times

Treetops Cottages, Grasby: Mondays click for times 

Willow Lodge, Bubwith: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdaysclick for times  

Signhills Academy, Cleethorpes: Saturdaysclick for times

Super Swimmers of Dinnington: Thursdaysclick for times

Call 07884 933789 for more information or email doncaster@puddleducks.com

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Rugbytots

Rugbytots enables boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment.

Monday
3.20pm – Epworth Primary Academy, Doncaster (School Pupils Only)

Wednesday
9.15am – Sunny Bright Day Nursery (Nursery Pupils Only)

10.15am – Little Einsteins Nursery (Nursery Pupils Only)

Friday
10.00am – Cantley Scout Hut, Doncaster

Saturday
9.55am & 10.45am – St Francis Church Hall, Bessacarr

Sunday
09.15am & 10am – Cantley Scout Hut, Doncaster

email: jez@rugbytots.co.uk, 0345 313 0289

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Hatfield Woodhouse Parent and Toddler Group

 09:15 – 11:15

Hatfield Woodhouse Parent & Toddler Group

Village Hall, Main Street, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster,DN7 6RY

Telephone:07522 632406

 Email:jopurpledragon@btinternet.com


Acorn Parent and Toddler Group (Wheatley)

Acorn Parent & Toddler Group

Friday 9:30 am – 11:30

St Marys Church, 59a, St Marys Road, Wheatley, Doncaster,DN1 2NR

Tel 01302 886763 Mobile No 07972 794630


Airkings Toddler Sessions

Airkings Trampoline Park, Transpoint, Doncaster Road, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, DN3 1HT

Toddler sessions run Friday 10m-11am, 1pm-2pm, Saturday 10am-11am and Sunday 10am-11am

£2.50 for one toddler and one adult. Additional toddlers/adults £2.50 each.

Contact 01302 890513


Amersall School of Dance

Classes taught in Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Tap, Street Dance, Acro & Singing

Scawthorpe Methodist Church, Doncaster, DN5 9PQ

Call 07774 848690

 


Angel Delight Parent & Toddler Group

09:15am – 11:15am

The Church Hall, Rokeby Gardens, Queen Mary Crescent, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster,DN3 1BY

Telephone:01302 881292

Mobile No:07447 414051

Under 1’s – £1.50

Over 2’s £2


Astrabound Toddler Sessions (Term Time only)

Our toddler area includes a giant Interactive Ball Pool with Ball Juggler, Ball Chute, Wavy Slide, Tube Slide, climbing and obstacle features.

Toddler Sessions run Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.00pm 

Price – £4.00 per child including a cup of juice* OR Toddler Time entry and Kid’s meal only £6.25* until 2.30pm. Free entry for accompanying adults.

Also included in the entry price: Toddler activities!

Mondays: 10.30am-11.30am – Game Time: Toys, Tunnels and Play!

Tuesdays: 10.30am-11.00am – Teddy Bears Picnic: Have breakfast with our Astrabound Bear! Toast and Juice included.

Wednesdays: 10.30am – 11.30am – Music Time: Dance and sing with us! We turn the music up and have all your favourite songs such as…Baby Shark!

Thursdays: 10.30am – 11.30am – Crafts Time: Come and create with us and see what you can make.

Fridays: 10.30am – 11.30am – Bearobics: Come and dance with our friendly Astrabound Bear and see his dance moves!

*To take advantage of these offers, all you need to do is become a member of Astrabound – which is Free – pick up a form at reception and it takes just 2 minutes!

Call 01302 304620


Baby & Toddler Sign Along and Sign

A group designed for babies, toddlers and their families to sing and sign (using Makaton) lots of popular songs and nursery rhymes. There are plenty of sensory resources for your little ones to explore and have fun with, Using Makaton through music helps develop your children’s communication and language skills and also their attention and memory skills. This is all achieved through fun and play.

Wednesday – 1.15pm to 2.15pm, Bawtry Memorial Sports Ground

Friday – 9.30am to 10.30am,  Thorne library

£3 per family/group.

07549 890853


Bronte’s of Thorne

Cafe and play area opened in Summer 2018.

I haven’t visited, but it has received a lot of lovely comments in the Doncaster Mumbler chat group.

“It’s got a little cafe (cakes are yummy) and then a play area with dress up and the like and then also a sensory room” Catherine,  Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group Feb 2019

“I am a regular at Brontes. Been going since it first opened and love it! My daughters are almost 2 and almost 7. They both love it and so do their friends of similar ages. The owners are very friendly and always happy to help with anything. And their food is delicious! I recommend the milkshakes and the home made sausage rolls. They do an amazing afternoon tea for £12.95 each” Emily, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group Feb 2019

Bronte’s of Thorne, 6 Market Place, Thorne, Doncaster


Cheeky Monkeys

Playgroup for babies and pre-schoolers. Runs during term time only.

Friday, 9am-11am, Everton Village Hall

£1 for 0-1 year olds and £2 for older children. Siblings are £1 each. (Includes a drink and snack for children and tea/coffee/biscuits for grown ups).

 


Little Explorers @ The Creation Station – Creative Sessions for 15 months to 5 years

Help your child develop essential early learning skills through fun, educational creative activities. Lots of fab fun to share with your child. Designed to inspire children aged 15 months to 5 years of age.

Friday 10am & 11.30am Goals Soccer Centre, Worcester Avenue, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4NB

Call 07531 852115 to book.


Doncaster Dome

Doncaster Dome is one of the region’s premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.

Make a splash in the Lagoons; a magical 7-pool water world waiting to be explored or Cut the Ice in the Ice Caps; the UK’s only split level ice rink with interconnecting ramps linking two Ice Pads together.

Parent & Toddler Swimming (term time): 

Monday 10.00am to 1.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am to 1.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday 10.00am to 1.00pm
Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm

Swimming Lessons

Monday 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Tuesday 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Thursday 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Saturday 8.00am to 10.00am

Ice Skating Lessons

Tuesday 4.00pm to 8.00pm (suitable for beginners of all ages)

 

The Dome also has a Playzone, where your children can adventure into the world of Aztecs and battle through the two-tier soft play area. Suitable for 0-12 years, with a dedicated toddler soft  play area

 

Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 5

Tel 01302 370

 


Doncaster Gymnastics Academy

Classes every day of the week (except Sundays), from 4 to 13 years old

Unit C1/C2 Railway Court,
Sandal Stones Road,
Doncaster

Call 07971 562834


Doncaster Sambo Martial Arts

We have 11 classes per week over 6 days that children from 5 years old can join in.

You get a 100% free week to start with so you can try out any or all of these classes without any obligation.

We teach Muay Thai, Grappling BJJ and the Russian Jacket Wrestling sport of Sambo. There are so many benefits to kids training in martial arts, plus it’s fun, in a positive environment.

Doncaster Sambo, 61a Carr House Road, Top Floor, Doncaster, DN1 2BY

Telephone 07847 438675


Dunsville Little Tykes Parent & Toddler Group

09:30 – 11:30

Dunsville Community Centre, High Street,

Dunsville, Doncaster,DN7 4BX


Flip Out – Toddler Mornings

Flip Out Doncaster, Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, Dn1 1SW

Toddler Mornings: 

Monday to Friday 9am -1pm (During term time)

Monday to Friday 9am-10am (During school holidays)

£5 per child (Adult Free)

(Flip out also have a great soft-play area that is FREE near the cafe. So have a bounce in the morning and then enjoy lunch and soft play)


Forest Tots @ Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

Friday, 10.30am-12.15pm

YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Potteric Carr Visitor Centre, Mallard Way, DN4 8DB

Call 01302 325736


Fun Friday’s at Elmwood Farm

Join us every Friday morning for our NEW Fun Fridays! A fun packed morning of art, painting, sticking and crafts for the little ones!

FREE to come along!

We also serve our famous buffet breakfast throughout this time so you can sit back, real and enjoy a delicious breakfast whilst we entertain the kids! Perfect start to any weekend!

Farmhouse Inns (Elmwood Farm, Beighton), Old Colliery Way, Beighton Link Business Park, S20 1DJ


Funky Monkeys Parent & Toddler Group

09:00 – 11:00

Kirkby Avenue Primary School,

Kirkby Avenue, Bentley, Doncaster,DN5 9TF

Telephone:01302 782953


Go Bounce Toddler Sessions and Soft Play

Go Bounce Trampoline Park, Unit 13 Ogden Road, Shaw Lane Estate, Doncaster, DN2 4SQ

Toddler Sessions

Take your youngsters along to Toddler sessions where they can take part in all of the activities that the park has to offer. Supervising parents have the added comfort that these sessions are closely monitored by expert court marshals, ensuring that toddlers will have an exciting, adventurous and action packed visit!

These sessions are open to anyone aged 4 or under and all toddlers must be accompanies by a parent or guardian at all times.

£4.50 per visitor, Term Time Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 2.00pm

Socks are required (no bare feet)

Soft Play

2 hours soft play for under 5’s.

£2.50 per visitor (accompanying parents/guardians are free), Term Time and Non-Term time every day

Socks are required

Contact 01302 965465

 

 


Hartbeeps

Tuesday 10am & 11am: The Beak Children’s Centre, Kirk Sandall, DN3 1JH
Friday 10am & 11am: Victoria Hall, High Street, Hatfield, DN7 6RS

Hartbeeps take you and your little one on a different sound journey every week… exploring real life from the safety of our beautiful sets… we set the scene, tell the story and make magic happen!
Call 07966 891008


Honey Bees Pre-School – Parent And Toddler Group (Norton Campsall)

 09:00 – 11:00

Norton & Campsall Methodist Church Hall,

Campsall Balk, Norton, Doncaster,DN6 9EG

Telephone:07833 144216


Jungle-mazeia

Doncaster’s newest and wildest indoor play area and private party venue.

Opening Hours:
Closed Monday
Tuesday 10am-5pm (Exclusive SEN session 5pm-6pm)
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Term Time Prices: Children 1+ Years £3.95 (adults and babies under 1 FREE).

  • Play and Eat Deal £5.95 (Mon-Fri until 2pm)
  • After School Deal £5.95 (3.30pm-5.30pm term time only, includes a choice of meal and a cup of juice)
  • Childminders £2.00 (Term time only)
  • Nurseries Please contact us for a price. Discount available depending on the number of children

School Holiday Prices: 1+ Years £4.95 (adults and babies under 1 FREE).

  • Play and Eat Deal £6.95 (Mon-Fri until 5pm)
  • Childminders £3.00

Unit 1D Island Drive, Capitol Business Park, Thorne, DN8 5UE

 

 


Let’s Tell A Story

Let’s Tell A Story is run to encourage early language, communication and literacy development supporting children’s learning through music, singing and story time.

The group is downstairs in the library and is suitable for children aged 0-5 years with their parent/carer.

Friday 1.30pm-2.30pm – Bentley Community Library. Chapel Street, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0DE

Contact 01302 737350


Lisa Marie Tetley School of Dance

Dance classes for all age groups from 18 months upwards

Parish Hall,

Top Road

Barnby Dun,

Doncaster DN3 1DA

07502329430

 


“Little Monsters and Little Madams” Parent and Toddler Group

Armthorpe Community Centre,

Church Street,

Armthorpe,

Doncaster,DN3 3AG

Telephone

01302 834880

Mobile No.

07733 882740

Daily Session Times

Monday: 09:30 – 11:00

Wednesday: 09:30 – 11:00

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00


Kixx (Formerly Mini Kicks)

The Kixx programme has offered a high energy, fun, age appropriate introduction to physical activity through football over the past 6 years!

New for 2019 – Their new 18 month sessions are an innovative programme with a mixture of sensory play, football skills and learning.

Weekly Sessions:

Saturday

  • Kixx (18 months-2 years) – 9.00am-9.40am  @ XP School
  • Kixx (2-3 years) – 9,00am, 9.40am, 10.20am @ XP School
  • Kixx (3-6 years & 6-8 years) – 9.20am, 10.00am, 10.40am, 11.20am, 11.40am @ Keepmoat Stadium
  • K+ (6-8 years) -11am-12pm (hours session)

Sunday

  • Kixx (2-3 years) – 10.20am @ Dearne Valley Academy
  • Kixx (6-8 years) – 9.00am, 9.40am, 10.20am @ Dearne Valley Academy
  • Kixx (3-6 years & 6-8 years) – 9.40am, 10.20am, 11.00am @ Goals Academy

Monday

  • Kixx (3-6 years & 6-8 years) – 4.15pm, 5.00pm @ Scawsby Academy

Tuesday

  • Kixx (2-3 years) – 9.00am @ Doncaster Dome
  • Kixx  – 4.30pm, 5.15pm @ Hayfield Academy
  • Kixx – 4.30pm, 5.10pm @ Bircotes Academy

Wednesday

  • Kixx 4.25pm, 5.10pm @ Rossington Academy

Thursday

  •  Kixx 4.40pm @ Tickhill Academy

Friday

  • Kixx 4.30pm, 5.15pm @  Adwick Academy

 


NCT Bumps, Babies & Beyond

Come along and play, chat, meet friends new and old and enjoy a cuppa while the children explore. All ages are welcome.

Monday, 9.30am-11.30am – Time 2 Play, Woodfield Plantation

FREE for under 1’s and £1.50 for over 1’s when you quote ‘NCT Doncaster’. Open to any aged children, toddlers, babies and bumps!

Friday, 10.00am-11.30am – St Aidan’s Church, Wheatley Hills

Only £1 per person (adult, toddler or baby) which allows unlimited hot drinks and squash. There is also cake for the adults (allergen free also available) and healthy snacks for the kiddies!

Contact: 0300 330 0700


Nellie Stagles School of Theatre Dance Doncaster

Est 1936 with 5 studios across Doncaster

3 Highgrove Court

Bessacarr

Doncaster

DN4 6PY

01302 772662


Pink Pig Farm: Piggy Club & Piggy Wiggle

Term-time sessions that allow your little one’s to get creative and have fun!

Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE

Monday to Friday, Piggy Club

Plus on

Tuesday & Thursday, Piggy Wiggle (a NEW dance & Sing-a-long session with Pickle the Pig) 2pm-2.30pm. Included in standard admission.

Call 01724 844466


Rock Up

We love Rock Up! It’s perfect for the whole family.

Our nearest venues are:

Sheffield – The Atrium, Meadowhall Centre, Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EP (Rock Up is near M & S)

Hull – St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN

Activities

Toddler Climb is the perfect opportunity for your pre-schoolers to enjoy some of the older kids fun (when they’re not around). These slower paced sessions allow ages 4 and under the chance to try out any of our climbs. And when they’ve had enough they can head over to soft play. Currently Hull offer Toddler Climb on Fridays and Sundays from 9am.

Rock Stars is the popular climbing club for 4-10 year olds. Aimed at building confidence, ability, strength and agility. Currently held at Hull, enquire regarding dates and times  01482 968 000


Smarty Tots Parent and Toddler Group

The Scout Hall,

Barnsley Road,

Scawsby,

Doncaster,DN5 8TW

Daily Session Times

Friday: 09:15 – 11:15

Telephone

07980 905390

 We welcome new members and volunteers to help run our friendly group.


Sounds Right Phonics Classes

Tuesday
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45am Sounds Right Phonics, Cantley Scout Hut
1pm Mini Sounds Right & 2pm Sounds Right Phonics, Edenthorpe Community Centre

Wednesday
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45 Sounds Right Phonics, Tickhill Parish Room

Thursday
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45am Sounds Right Phonics, Barnby Dun Church Hall

Friday
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45am Sounds Right Phonics, Sprotborough Methodist Church Hall

Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids provide fun, high energy classes which teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. A Sounds Right Phonics Class is fun, varied and educational, and the best part is that children don’t even realise that they are learning.


Stay & Play

Open to all ages. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Friday 9.30am-11.30am

Free

Epworth Children’s Centre, Birchfield Road, Epworth, DN9 1DL

Tel: 01427 873787


Swimstars & Dolphins

Group and Private Swimming Lessons from 2 years old.

Hall Cross Academy, Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2HY

Tuesday 4.25pm – 6.25pm
Wednesday 3.55pm – 5.25pm
Friday 3.55pm – 6.25pm
Saturday 8.30am – 12.00pm

Quest Park, Silk Road, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4LT

Monday 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Tuesday 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Friday 4.00pm 6.30pm
Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Worksop College, Sparken Hill, Worksop, S80 3AP

Monday 5.45pm-7.15pm
Wednesday 4.30pm-7.15pm
Thursday 4.30pm-6.30pm
Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm
Saturday  9.00am-11.00am

Call 01302 288 280 for more information

 


Teddies Parent and Toddler Group

Scawsby Community Centre,

Barnsley Road,

Scawsby,

Doncaster,DN5 8QQ

Daily Session Times

Monday: 09:30 – 11:30

Tuesday: 09:30 – 11:30

Wednesday: 09:30 – 11:30

Wednesday: 12:00 – 15:30

Thursday: 09:30 – 11:30

Friday: 09:30 – 11:30

Tel: 07914 344660

We provide a safe and happy environment with lots of different learning activities and a nutritious snack.


The Ark Parent And Toddler Group

St. Pauls Catholic Church,

Goodison Boulevard,

Cantley,

Doncaster,DN4 6BT

Daily Session Times

Friday: 10:00 – 11:30

Telephone

01302 537405

Toddler Group for age 0 – School Age.

Run by Anne Pryor – tel number is 01302 537405.


The Dance Space

Wide range of dance, fitness and theatre classes.

The Dance Space

Top Street

Bawtry

Doncaster DN10 6JU

01302 710600

 


The Riley School of Dance

Dance, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre

2 Studios in Doncaster

01302 327081


Tumble Tots

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment.

The programme is structured to develop children’s positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Each weekly session of 45 mins for the Tumble Tots programme or 60 minutes are the Gymbobs session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. All sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child. It is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.

Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be a part of every child’s education.

Thursday 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm,  Parklands Sports and Social Club, DN2 4LT

Friday 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, Intake Primary School Sports Hall. DN2 5JA

Saturday 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15am, Tickhill Methodist Church Hall, DN11 9HZ

Contact 07718 058255


Turtle Tots

John Whitgift Academy,  Crosland Road, Grimsby. Lincs, DN37 9EH

Tuesday, 12.00 -12.30pm (Baby Programme)

Ivy House, Littlefield Lane, Marshchapel, Lincs, DN36 5TJ

Friday 10.30-11.00am (Baby Programme)

Friday 10.00-10.30am (Toddler Programme)

Contact 07716 382807

 


Workshop Home Education Sessions – The Exam Fairy

Friday 10am-11am, Valley Young People’s Centre

Contact The Exam Fairy 07800 753204