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

NCT Brekkie Club

Restarting from Monday 10th September. An opportunity for parents to have a lovely breakfast & cuppa whilst the tots enjoy the soft play 

Monday (during term time), 9.30am-11am at Time 2 Play,  Unit 9, Plantation Road, Doncaster, DN4 8RZ

Call 0300 330 0700 (Visit their facebook page)

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: Monday 1.30pm (Little Dippers), 2.00pm (Kickers), 2.30pm (Kickers), 2.20pm (Kickers), 3.oopm (Splashers), 3.30pm (Floaties), 4.00pm (Dippers)

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

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

DW Fitness Selby: Thursday 10.30am (Splashers), 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00pm (Floaties) & Sunday 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Little Dippers), 3.30pm (Kickers), 4.00pm (Floaties), 4.30pm (Dippers), 5.00pm (Splashers)

Epworth Swimming Pool: Tuesday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Splashers),  Wednesday 9.00am (Floaties), 9.30am (Splashers), 10.00am (Kickers), 2.00pm (Kickers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), Friday, 9.00am (Little Dippers & Splashers), 9.30am (Kickers & 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 (Kickers), 5.00pm (Kickers), 5.30pm (Floaties), 6.00pm (Splashers)

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

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

Oak House, Tickhill: Wednesday 1.15pm (Little Dippers), 1.45pm (Splashers), 2.15pm (Floaties), 245pm (Splashers), 3.15pm (Kickers), 4.00pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 4.30pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.00pm (Swim Academy Level 1)  Thursday, 1.00pm (Splashers). 1.30pm (Floaties), 2.00pm (Little Dippers), 2.45pm (Dippers), 3.15pm (Kickers), 4.00pm (Swim Academy Level 2),  4.30pm (Swim Academy Level 3), 5.00pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.30pm (Swim Academy Level 1) Friday 12.00pm (Splashers), 12.30pm (Dippers), 1.00pm (Little Dippers), 1.30pm (Kickers), 2.15pm (Splashers), 2.45pm (Floaties), 3.15pm (Kickers), 3.45pm (Splashers) & 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), 11.15am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties)

Treetops Cottages, Grasby: Monday 10.00am (Splashers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Floaties)

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 2), 5.45pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 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)

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

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


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

Mess Makers

Mess Makers was set up to encourage and promote children’s development through all kinds of messy fun! Each week has a different theme and we run the sessions in term time for children sitting up to 5 years old.

Next term of classes:

Mondays 17th September (taster session) to 15th October inclusive (5 weeks), 11.30am. Bawtry MSG

Fridays 7th September to 12th October inclusive (6 weeks), 10am. Haxey Memorial Hall




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


Nellie Stagles School of Theatre Dance Doncaster

Est 1936 with 5 studios across Doncaster

3 Highgrove Court




01302 772662

Northgate Parent and Toddler Group

St Marys C Of E Primary & Nursery School,

St Marys Road,


Doncaster,DN11 9LZ


07538 177124


Please contact Maria for more information.

Daily Session Times

Monday: 09:45 – 11:20

Wednesday: 09:45 – 11:20

Thursday: 09:45 – 11:20

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

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

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

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 Riley School of Dance

Dance, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre

2 Studios in Doncaster

01302 327081

Tots Play Doncaster East

Monday – Social Tots – 2pm at Hayfield Lane Primary School

Thursday – Discovery Tots, 10am & Baby Development 11am at Armthorpe Community Centre

Contact Claire on 01785 2374106