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.


Featured Listing

Baby Sensory Doncaster

Face to face classes resume from 14th September 2020
Our multi-award winning learning and development classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a magical world of sensory delights, where you can have lots of fun, spend quality time together and enjoy meeting other parents.

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.

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Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6DS

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.

Monday 1pm-2pm
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

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Featured Listing

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.

See the DCLT website for updates.

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

Tel 01302 370

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Journey Education Group

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

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NCT Doncaster

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

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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 doncaster@puddleducks.com

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Amersall School of Dance

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

Scawthorpe Methodist Church, Doncaster, DN5 9PQ

Call 07774 848690

 

Angelic Touch Baby Massage, Yoga and Music Groups

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 

 

Austerfield Study Centre: Happy Hedgehogs

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

Baby Bright Sparks

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.

Baby Bunnies: Bouncing Buggies, Yoga, Balance Bike and Massage

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

BabyBeatz Boogie

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


 

 

 

 

Bloom Doncaster

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.

  • Mondays – Astrabound Caterpillar Club*, 10am & Busy Bees*, 11am
  • Wednesdays – Wadworth Village Hall Caterpillar Club*, 12pm & Busy Bees*, 1.15pm
  • Fridays – The New Hall Bawtry, 1.15pm (6 weeks to 15 months)(*Caterpillar Club – 6 weeks to 6 months / Busy Bees – 6 months to 15 months)

Contact Becky on 07780 595034

 

 

 

Cre8ive Dance Academy

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

Doncaster Cycle Track – Bike Classes (Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy)

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.

 

 

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

Down’s Syndrome Football

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 Baby and Toddler Group

Edenthorpe Community Centre

29 Cedric Road
Edenthorpe
Doncaster
DN3 2HZ

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)

Fluffy Ducklings Baby and Toddler Group

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

Frog Phonics

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 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

 

 

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

Kiddy Winx Learn & Play Cafe

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

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 Messys

Fun filled football sessions.

Little Messys

  • Thursday 5pm
  • Saturday 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm
  • Sunday 11am, 12pm

Mega Messys

  • Monday 6pm
  • Thursday 6pm
  • Friday 6pm
  • Saturday 1pm

Contact Little Messys for more information 01302 483380

Sessions held at Goals, Worcester Avenue, Doncaster, DN2 4NB

“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

Little Monsters Soft Play (Crowle Community Hall)

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

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.

Back up and running from September 2020

 

Moo Music

 Music Doncaster. Bring along your children (0-5yrs) to join in all the fun on the farm with Maggie Moo, Henry Horse, Doris Duck, Mixed Moo Baa and Ollie Oink. These weekly sessions combine singing, actions, games and fun fun fun!
NEW times and dates for Sept 2020
Monday, Hatfield Woodhouse
Baby Moo 9.15am
Mixed Moo 10.10
Monday, Thorne
Baby Moo 1pm
Mixed Moo 1.50pm
Tuesday, Barnburgh Church Hall
Mixed Moo 9:15am
Baby Moo 10:10am
Tuesday, Wheatley
Baby Moo 1pm
Mixed Moo 1.50pm
Thursday, Cantley
Baby Moo 9.15am
Mixed Moo ‪‪10am‬‬
Thursday, Sprotborough
Baby Moo, 1pm
Mixed Moo, 1.50pm
Friday, Bawtry
Mixed Moo 11.10am

Contact Lucy on 07583 422252

Music Bugs Doncaster

Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Contact Anna Murray, 0844 578 1016

Nellie Stagles School of Theatre Dance Doncaster

Est 1936 with 5 studios across Doncaster

3 Highgrove Court

Bessacarr

Doncaster

DN4 6PY

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
Northgate
Tickhill

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

Play Avenue – Mum/Dad Baby Session

Come along between 9.00am and 11am. Monday 14th September
We are inviting new parents to ‘BOOK IN’ online sit on the indoor lawn/ or in the cafe and get to know other new parents in our bright and safe environment.
Price is £4 (Adult & baby) £7 if you bring an older sibling. Join us for a chance to make friends for life!
Play Avenue, Kirton Road, Scunthorpe

Pre-school Praise

Tuesday 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,

Rossington,

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.

Rugbytots

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

 

 

 

Shining Stars Stay and Play

Monday 1.20pm – 2.50pm

St Norbert’s Catholic Academy, Fieldside, Crowle, Scunthorpe, DN17 4HL

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

Telephone

01302 556792 – Susan Stevens

Stay & Play, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

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

Super Swimmers Swim Schools

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

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 Dance Space

Wide range of dance, fitness and theatre classes.

The Dance Space

Top Street

Bawtry

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

Water Babies

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

Water Babies South Yorkshire 01909 776660 

 

Zen Baby Doncaster – Baby Massage

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.

Monday

  • Baby Massage 11.30am – The Hill Top Centre, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1PL
  • Baby Massage 1.30pm – Kiddywinks Play Cafe, Rotherham

Tuesday

  •  Soothe, Move, GROW (massage movement and play for the older baby or toddler) 1.30pm – The Hill Top Centre, Edlington, Doncaster DN12 1PL

Thursday 

  • Baby Massage (and progression courses) 9.30am – Junglemazeia, Thorne

Friday 

  • Baby Massage 9.30am – Balby Library

Call Rachael on 07969 785015