Playgroups & Classes Doncaster


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.

Featured Listing

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: Saturday 11.30pm (Dippers), 2.00pm (Kickers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Splashers), 3.30pm (Floaties)

Coppice School, Hatfield: Monday 09.00am (Little Dippers), 09.30am (Kickers), 10.00 (Splashers), 10.30am (Floaties)

DW Fitness Gainsborough:  Thursday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties), 12.00pm (Dippers) & Saturday 9.00am (Kickers), 9.30am (Little Dippers), 10.00am (Splashers), 10.30am (Little Dippers), 11.00am (Dippers)

DW Fitness Selby: Thursday 10.30am (Splashers), 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00pm (Floaties) & Sunday 2.00pm (Dippers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Little Dippers), 3.30pm (Kickers), 4.15pm (Floaties), 4.45pm (Dippers), 5.15pm (Splashers)

Epworth Swimming Pool: Tuesday 10.00am (Little Dippers & Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers & Splashers),  Wednesday 9.00am (Floaties), 9.30am (Splashers) Friday, 8.30am (Dabblers), 9.00am (Little Dippers), 9.30am  (Little Dippers) & Sunday 2.30pm (Floaties), 3.00pm (Splashers), 3.30pm (Kickers), 4.00pm (Little Dippers), 4.30pm (Dippers), 5.00pm (Kickers)

Heatherwood School, Doncaster: Monday 4.00pm (Dippers), 4.30pm (Kickers), 5.00pm (Dippers), 5.30pm (Splashers), 6.00pm (Floaties) & Tuesday 4.00pm (Little Dippers), 4.30pm (Floaties), 5.00pm (Kickers), 5.30pm (Kickers), 6.00pm (Splashers)

Ivy House, Marshchapel: Wednesday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties)

John Whitgift Academy, Grimsby: Tuesday 4.00pm (Little Dippers), 4.30pm (Kickers), 5.00pm (Splashers), 5.30pm (Floaties), 6.00pm (Dippers), Friday 3.30pm (Splashers), 4.00pm (Kickers), 4.30pm (Little Dippers), 5.00pm (Floaties) & Sunday 8.00am (Kickers), 8.30am (Splashers), 9.00am (Dippers), 9.30am (Little Dippers), 10.00am (Kickers), 10.45am (Splashers), 11.15am (Little Dippers), 11.45am (Dippers), 12.15pm (Kickers), 12.45pm (Little Dippers)

Oak House, Tickhill: Wednesday 10.30am (Little Dippers,) 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00am (Floaties),  4.45pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 5.15pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.45pm (Swim Academy Level 3)  Thursday,  1.30pm (Floaties), 2.00pm (Splashers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Dippers), 3.30pm (Kickers) 4.15pm (Swim Academy Level 2),  4.45pm (Swim Academy Level 4), 5.15pm (Swim Academy Level 3), 5.45pm (Swim Academy Level 1) Friday 12.30pm (Dippers), 1.00pm (Little Dippers), 1.30pm (Kickers), 2.15pm (Splashers), 2.45pm (Floaties), 3.15pm (Kickers) & Saturday 9.00am (Dippers), 9.30am (Little Dippers), 10.00am (Kickers), 10.30am (Splashers), 11.00am (Floaties)

Owston Hall Hotel: Wednesday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties)

Treetops Cottages, Grasby: Monday 10.00am (Splashers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Floaties) & Tuesday 4.30pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 5.00pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.30pm (Swim Academy Level 3)

Willow Lodge, Bubwith: Monday 1.30pm (Dippers), 2.00pm (Little Dippers), 2.30pm (Kickers), 3.00pm (Splashers), 3.30pm (Floaties), 4.15pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 4.45pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.15pm (Swim Academy Level 3), Friday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties), &  Saturday 9.00am (Kickers), 10.00am (Little Dippers), 11.15am (Splashers), 12.15pm (Little Dippers)

Signhills Academy, Cleethorpes: Saturday 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00pm (Splashers), 12.30pm (Floaties)

Call 07884 933789 for more information or email

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Acorn Parent and Toddler Group (Wheatley)

Acorn Parent & Toddler Group

Monday 9:30 am – 11:30

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

Tel 01302 886763 Mobile No 07972 794630

Amersall School of Dance

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

Scawthorpe Methodist Church, Doncaster, DN5 9PQ

Call 07774 848690


Austerfield Study Centre: Happy Hedgehogs

Story time, Craft activities & Song time

Monday, 9.30am-11.30am – Austerfield Study Centre & Community Hub, The Old Primary School, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

Call 01302 710415

Baby Bright Sparks

Monday 10.30am & 11.30am
The Old School Hall, Top Road, Barnby Dun, Doncaster, DN3 1DB

Tuesday 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Kiddy Winx Play Cafe, Fields End Business Park, DAvey Road, Thurnscoe, S63 0JF

Wednesday 10.30am & 11.30pm
St Edmunds Scout Hall, Anchorage Lane, Sprotborough, DN5 8DT

Themed sensory and messy play sessions for 0-2 year olds. Our main mission at BabyBrightSparks is to ensure that everyone has lots of fun, make new friends and learn together. Every baby is special and together we can stimulate their senses and encourage a heightened awareness of their world.

Call 07811 490264

Baby Bunnies: Baby Massage

Baby Bunnies baby massage classes are completely baby-led and parents are encouraged to feed, change nappies and comfort their babies as and when they feel the need to do so.

Baby massage helps with the bonding between parent and baby. It also helps with skin problems, colic, digestive problems and helps by relaxing the parent and baby which helps improve sleep.

Monday:  Otto’s Sprotborough, 10am /  Tickhill, 12.45pm
Tuesday: Coulman Pavillion Thorne, 10.45am / Tickhill Pavillion, 12.45pm
Wednesday: Tall Trees Balby, 12.30pm
Friday: Doncaster School for the Deaf, 1pm

Contact: Nichola Caughey
Tel: 07748 668634

Baby Bunnies – Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga classes are suitable for babies from around 8 weeks up to a mobile baby. They are designed to help your baby stretch and develop their strength. These classes can also be used as a starting point before starting “Crawlers to Walkers Yoga”. 


Monday Tickhill, 12.45pm

Tuesday Coulman Pavillion Thorne, 9.45am

Wednesday Tall Trees Balby, 1.30pm

Friday Doncaster School for the Deaf, 2pm

Contact Nichola Caughey

Tel 07748 668634

Baby Bunnies: Bouncing Buggies

A fun and energetic workout for mummy and their little ones in their buggies. The class lasts an hour and mums have been known to burn over 800 calories!

Monday Lakeside 10am

Thursday Lakeside 10am

Contact: Nichola Caughey
Tel: 07748 668634

Bunny Boppers

A mixture of music, singing, stories and sensory play for under 5’s. Older siblings are welcome during school holidays.

Monday 10am-11.30am,  Stainforth Methodist Church, The Hope Centre, DN7 5AD.

50p per child includes a drink and a snack.

Creation Station – Little Explorers Creative Sessions 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.

Monday 10am, KiddyWinx Play Cafe, Fields End Business Park, Davey Road, Thurnscoe, S63 0JF

Friday 10am, 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,

Call 07971 562834

Edenthorpe Baby and Toddler Group

Edenthorpe Community Centre

29 Cedric Road

Monday 9am-11am

Finningley Babies & Toddler Group

09:45 – 11:15

Finningley Village Hall, Rectory Lane, Finningley, Doncaster,DN9 3DA

Telephone: 01302 771699

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)

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

Jam Tots

Jam Tots is a music, story and play session for toddlers and pre-schoolers run by an experienced, qualified music teacher.

In our weekly sessions, we will explore sound and music in lots of different ways and we will engage lots of different kinds of music through playing instruments, singing and sensory play. Parents will learn tips and techniques to replicate at home.

The sessions are £5 ‘pay as you go’ or £25 for a 6 week booking. This includes a healthy snack for the children. Please bring a drink for your child.children. Younger siblings are free. Babies under 1 are £3 per session.

Monday 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Edenthorpe Community Centre

Thursday 10.30am – 11.30am, Bawtry Community Library

Friday 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Tickhill Community Library

Get in touch regarding term dates and booking: Telephone 07971 190497 


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



Little Farmers @ Boston Park Farm

Boston Park Farm
Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse
South Yorkshire

A weekly 1 hours session where your child will take part in farm themed crafts and activities, such as planting seeds, animal handling and trailer rides.

Monday 1pm-2pm
Thursday 10.30am – 11.30am

£5 per session, includes a craft to take home, feed for the animals, a drink and a biscuit.

01302 844818

“Little Monsters and Little Madams” Parent and Toddler Group

Armthorpe Community Centre,

Church Street,


Doncaster,DN3 3AG


01302 834880

Mobile No.

07733 882740

Daily Session Times

Monday: 09:30 – 11:00

Wednesday: 09:30 – 11:00

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00

Little Monsters Soft Play (Crowle Community Hall)

Crowle Children’s Centre
Manor Road
DN17 4ET
01724 783586
9.00-10.30 am

Mini Kicks

The Mini Kicks programme offers a high energy, fun, age appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.

Their programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls ages 2-8 years of age.

Baby Kicks (aged 2-3) – run as a parent and toddler group. 

Tuesday 9.15am-9.55am, The Dome, Bawtry Road, Doncaster
Thursday 9.15m-9.55am, Bawtry New Hall, Doncaster
Saturday 9.00am-9.40am, 9.40am-10.20am, 10.20am-11.00am. Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW

Mini Kicks (ages 3-6)

Monday 4.30pm-5.15pm, 5.15pm-6.00pm, Scawsby Community Centre, Barnsley Road, Doncaster, DN5 8QQ
Tuesday 4.30pm-5.15pm, 5.15pm-6.00pm, Hayfield Academy, Hurst Lane, Aukley, Doncaster, Dn9 3HG
Wednesday 4.25pm-5.10pm, 5.10pm-5.55pm, Rossington Community Sports Village, Bond St. Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0BZ
Thursday 4.40pm-5.20pm, Tickhill Methodist Church, 8 Buttercross Court, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9JX
Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm, 5.15pm-6.00pm, Adwick Leisure Centre, Welfare Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7QF
Saturday 9.20am, 10.00am, 10.40am, 11.20am, Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW (A Girls only session also runs at 9.20am)
Sunday 9.00am-9.40am, 9.40am-10.20am,10.20am-11.00am, Goals Doncaster, Worcester Avenue, Wheatley DN2 4NB
Sunday 9.00am-9.40am, 9.40am-10.20am,10.20am-11.00am, Dearne Valley College, Mancers Park, Wath upon Dearne, Swinton, Rotherham, S63 7EW

Call 01302 618 080


Moo Music

Multi sensory music sessions for 0-5’s.


  • 9.15am (Mixed Moo), 10.10am (Baby Moo), 11.05 (Mixed Moo) – Goals, Wheatley Hall Road
  • 1.15pm (Mixed Moo), 2.10pm (Baby Moo) – Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall


  • 9.15am (Mixed Moo), 10.10am (Baby Moo), 11.05am (Mixed Moo) – Barnburgh Church Hall


  • 9.15am (Mixed Moo), 10.10am (Baby Moo), 11.05am (Mixed Moo) – Consibrough Church Hall
  • 1.15pm (Baby Moo), 2.10pm (Mixed Moo) – Scawsby Scout Hut


  • 9.15am (Mixed Moo), 10.10am (Baby Moo), 11.05am (Mixed Moo) – The White Hart, Wadworth


  • 9.15am (Mixed Moo), 10.10am (Baby Moo), 11.05am (Mixed Moo) – Sprotborough Scout Hut, Anchorage Lane
  • 1.1pm (Mixed Moo), 2.10pm (Baby Moo) – Finningley Village Hall

Phone 07713 312757


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




01302 772662

Northgate Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Sesions:

Tuesday 1pm-2.45pm
Wednesday 9.30am- 11.15am
Thursday 9.30am – 11.15am

Baby and Bump Session:
Monday 10am-11am

The Old Schoolrooms

Tickhill Methodist Church

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

Pre-school Praise

Monday 9.15am-11.00am

Epworth Baptist Church, Station Road, Epworth, DN9 1JZ

Tel: 01427 875839


Rossington Parent and Toddler Group

W I Hall,

Sheepbridge Lane,


Doncaster,DN11 0EZ

Daily Session Times

Monday: 13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday: 09:00 – 11:00

Tel: 07762 249221

Parent and Toddler Group, we opt for healthy snacks and drinks.


10.00am – Cantley Scout Hut, Doncaster

1.30pm & 2.00pm – Fledglings Day Nursery, Doncaster

3.20pm – Epworth Primary Academy, Doncaster


9.15am – Sunny Bright Day Nursery


10.00am – Cantley Scout Hut, Doncaster


9.45am & 10.45am – St Francis Church Hall, Bessacarr


09.15am & 10am – Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

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

Read about our experience at Rugbytots in the Mumbler blog here

Rugbytots Doncaster & Worksop

0345 313 0289



St James Church Parent and Toddler Group

St. James Church Hall,

St. Sepulchre Gate West,

Doncaster,DN1 3AW

Daily Session Times

Monday: 09:15 – 11:15

Wednesday: 09:15 – 11:15


01302 556792 – Susan Stevens

Swimstars & Dolphins

Hall Cross Academy:

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

Quest Park, Wheatley:

Monday Aqua Sensory (0-6 months) 10am – 10.30am, Aqua Sensory (6-18 months) 10.30am – 11am, Aqua Sensory (18-30 months) 11am – 11.30am, Swim School 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Tuesday Swim School 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday Swim School 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Thursday Swim School 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Friday Swim School 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Saturday Swim School 9.00am – 12.00pm

Tel 01302 288 280

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,


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 Dance Space

Wide range of dance, fitness and theatre classes.

The Dance Space

Top Street


Doncaster DN10 6JU

01302 710600


The Exam Fairy – Doncaster Home Education Sessions

Sprotbrough Library, Monday Morning

KS2 10.00am – 11.00am
KS3 11.00am – 12.00pm
KS4 12pm – 1.00pm

Contact The Exam Fairy 07800 753204


The Riley School of Dance

Dance, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre

2 Studios in Doncaster

01302 327081

Tots Play Doncaster East

Monday – Discovery Tots, 12.50pm – 1.40pm, Social Tots 1.50pm – 2.35pm at The Zone, Hayfield Lane School, Auckley

Wednesday – Social Tots 10.00am-10.45am, Discovery Tots 11.00am-11.45pm

Thursday – Social Tots 9.30am – 10.15am, Discovery Tots, 10.30am – 11.15am, 11.30am-12.15pm & Baby Development 1.45pm-2.35pm at Armthorpe Community Centre

Contact Claire on 01785 2374106


Water Babies

Water Babies baby swimming lessons are fun, improve water confidence and brain development.

Quest Park, Silk Road, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4LT
Sunday 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.00pm

Heatherwood School, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6HQ
Thursday 4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm

The Grange, Church Lane, Austerfield, Doncaster, DN10 6QY
Tuesday 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am

Misterton Primary School 
Monday 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am

Aegir Community School 
Saturday 8.30am, 9.00am, 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm, 12.30pm


Water Babies South Yorkshire 01909 776660