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.
Specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months, our wonderful variety of activities will aid your child’s development- the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same session twice!
Monday – The Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough
10.00-11.00, 11.30-12.30 & 1pm-2pm Birth to 13 months
Tuesday – Bawtry Memorial Sports Ground, Bawtry
9.30 – 10.30 Birth to 13 months, 11.00 – 12.00 Birth to 6 months, 12.30 – 13.30 Birth to 13 months
Wednesday– Cantley Scout Hut
9.45 – 10.45 Birth to 13 months, 11.15-12.15 Birth to 6 months
Classes are bookable in blocks of 5 or 10, and we also offer a no obligation trial session.
Contact Alison on 07896313382 for more details.
Little Farmers returning from Monday 21st September 2020
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.
Thursday 10.30am – 11.30am
£6 per session, includes a craft to take home, feed for the animals, a drink and a biscuit. (Members £4.00)
To book a place call 01302 844818
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.
See the DCLT website for updates.
Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 5
Tel 01302 370
See all of Journey Educations classes and courses here (classes from 3-100 years!) in our ‘Tutors‘ section.
Oak Tree Lodge, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Rd, Doncaster, DN4 8QN
Call 07800 753204
The NCT are currently not holding any local events, but visit their facebook page to keep up to date with news.
Contact: 0300 330 0700
Visit the NCT Doncaster Facebook Page
Puddle Ducks Classes are back from September 2020.
Please check their website for the most recent class timetable.
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.
Call 07884 933789 for more information or email email@example.com
Classes taught in Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Tap, Street Dance, Acro & Singing
Scawthorpe Methodist Church, Doncaster, DN5 9PQ
Call 07774 848690
Classes not yet back up and running post Covid19
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.
Contact Angela 07414 863505
Running again from September 2020
Story time, Craft activities & Song time. Limited to 10 children and 1 adult per child. £5 per child
Monday & Tuesday, 9.30am-11.30am – Austerfield Study Centre & Community Hub, The Old Primary School, Doncaster, DN10 6RG
Call 01302 710415
Update 27th July 2020
Sadly Baby Bright Sparks have contacted me to say they will no longer be running classes following the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Back up and running from September 2020
Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Bouncing Buggies, Balance Bike classes throughout the week.
Contact: Nichola Caughey
Tel: 07748 668634
Classes back up and running from September 14th 2020
BabyBeatz Boogie: Baby and Toddler dance class, suitable from birth. Discover the hidden sensory theme whilst enjoying music, movement, lights and bubbles.
Monday – 7.15pm, Scawsby Community Centre
Tuesday – 10.30am & 1.45pm St Leonard and Jude’s Church, Barnsley Road, Scawsby
Wednesday 10.45am, The Foresters
Thursday 10.30am, St Lukes Church, Scawthorpe
Saturday 9.45am, St Luke’s Church, Scawthorpe
Cost: £5 per session, offers for block booking, child minders and siblings.
Booking is essential and spaces are limited.
Contact 07921 325757
Please check whether classes are back on with the provider.
Bloom baby classes deliver highly researched baby development classes for babies from 6 weeks to 14 months.
Contact Becky on 07780 595034
Cre8ive Dance Academy provides dance classes for all ages and abilities. Dance styles available in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Streetdance, Breakdance, Salsa, Bellydancing and more.
Contact 01302 831615
Subscription based classes at the NEW cycling Track at Doncaster Dome.
18 months – 16 years of age.
Monday’s and Friday’s – Balance Bike Classes – Running ALL Day
Wednesday’s and Saturday’s – Balance Bike Classes – Running half days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings and Saturday Mornings – Pedal Classes for children to have fun on bikes with their friends.
Saturday Mornings – Race Session for children interested in racing.
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
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
Doncaster Titans DSA Active Football Sessions at Keepmoat Stadium.
Monday, 7-8pm. £3
For more information contact 07775 832539
DSA is a programme run by the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA). They aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for people with Down’s Syndrome to lead active and healthy lives.
Edenthorpe Community Centre
29 Cedric Road
09:45 – 11:15
Finningley Village Hall, Rectory Lane, Finningley, Doncaster,DN9 3DA
Telephone: 01302 771699
Flip Out Doncaster, Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, Dn1 1SW
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)
Fluffy Ducklings Baby and Toddler Group is a friendly and welcoming place you can bring your little ones for a morning of fun! Play, Chat, Craft and Sing! Refreshments and snacks for everyone included.
Monday (term time only) 10am- 11.30am
Children under 1 year old £1.00, Children over 1 year old £2.50. Two children from the same family £4.00
Finningley Village Hall, DN9 3DA
Contact Vikki 07843 939379
Monday – 1pm Kidz Hub, Harworth
Tuesday – 10am Edenthorpe Church Balk Centre
Wednesday – 10am and 11am Sprotbrough Library
Wednesday pm and Thursday am at Sunny Bright Day Nursery
**Updated October 2020**
Go Bounce Trampoline Park, Unit 13 Ogden Road, Shaw Lane Estate, Doncaster, DN2 4SQ
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)
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
09:00 – 11:00
Norton & Campsall Methodist Church Hall,
Campsall Balk, Norton, Doncaster,DN6 9EG
Especially for under 5’s, calm imaginative play for you and your little one.
Monday – open to play 9.30am-3.00pm with FREE arts and craft sessions at 11am & 1pm
Tuesday – open to play 9.30am-3.00pm with Baby Bright Sparks in the morning
Wednesday – open to play 9.30am-3.00pm, with Sparkles play group for 18months to 5 years. 10am-12pm, £4 including lunch
Thursday – open to play 9.30am-7.00pm, with Music Bugs in the morning, Star Movers in the afternoon, Claytons School of Dance (pre-school acro and street dance) in the early evening.
Friday – open to play 9.30am-3.00pm, with Little Kickers in the morning, then sensory disco afternoon (free with entry)
Saturday – open play 9.30am-1.00pm, with Munchkins musical theatre in the morning
Most classes are with external providers and you get free entry into the play cafe (if not at capacity) on the day of your class.
Kiddy Winx Play Cafe, Unit 5 Fields End Business Park, Davey Road, Rotherham 01709 889441
Dance classes for all age groups from 18 months upwards
Doncaster DN3 1DA
Fun filled football sessions.
Contact Little Messys for more information 01302 483380
Sessions held at Goals, Worcester Avenue, Doncaster, DN2 4NB
Armthorpe Community Centre,
Daily Session Times
Monday: 09:30 – 11:00
Wednesday: 09:30 – 11:00
Friday: 09:30 – 11:00
Crowle Children’s Centre
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.
Back up and running from September 2020
Contact Lucy on 07583 422252
Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Contact Anna Murray, 0844 578 1016
Est 1936 with 5 studios across Doncaster
3 Highgrove Court
Baby and Toddler Sesions:
Wednesday 9.30am- 11.15am
Thursday 9.30am – 11.15am
Baby and Bump Session:
The Old Schoolrooms
Tickhill Methodist Church
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
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
Epworth Baptist Church, Station Road, Epworth, DN9 1JZ
Tel: 01427 875839
W I Hall,
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.
Sessions back up and running from September 2020
Rugbytots enables boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment.
0345 313 0289
Monday 1.20pm – 2.50pm
St Norbert’s Catholic Academy, Fieldside, Crowle, Scunthorpe, DN17 4HL
St. James Church Hall,
St. Sepulchre Gate West,
Daily Session Times
Monday: 09:15 – 11:15
Wednesday: 09:15 – 11:15
01302 556792 – Susan Stevens
Fortnightly play dates for 0-2 where you can meet other parents and give your little ones a chance to play in the education centre.
Mondays and Thursdays Fortnightly.
Potteric Carr, Mallard Way, Doncaster
Call 01302 325 736
Lessons at Hall Cross School, Doncaster Deaf School and Super Swimmers of Dinnington.
****NEW POOL Rossington Hall****
Monday to Friday Evenings 4pm- 7pm
Saturday 8.30am – 12pm
Swimming lessons from 0+ years.
Contact 07801 810384
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
Call 01302 288 280 for more information
Scawsby Community Centre,
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.
Wide range of dance, fitness and theatre classes.
The Dance Space
Doncaster DN10 6JU
Sprotbrough Library, Monday Morning
KS2 10.00am – 11.00am
KS3 11.00am – 12.00pm
KS4 12pm – 1.00pm
Contact The Exam Fairy 07800 753204
Dance, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre
2 Studios in Doncaster
Water Babies baby swimming lessons are fun, improve water confidence and brain development.
Water Babies South Yorkshire 01909 776660
Zen offers relaxed baby massage sessions, centred around beautiful baby massage, massage benefits, meditation and love.
You will receive a 5-week course, oil, a PDF massage manual, continued online support and a free, online baby massage course upon completion.
Call Rachael on 07969 785015