Playgroups and classes

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

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 £15-£30+VAT per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.

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Doncaster Dome

The Dome is one of Doncaster’s leading sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.  We have a whole host of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained and energised whatever the weather.

Make a big splash in our multi-pool swimming area, cut the ice at the UK’s only split-level ice rink, learn to ride on our dedicated cycling track or reach your fitness goals in our gym and fitness studios.

After all that activity relax in our friendly sports bar for a bite to eat or see what shows & special events are happening this month. We have leading comedians, musicians and theatre productions playing throughout the year. We have soft play available for 0-12s too!

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

Tel 01302 370

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Swimming classes for 0- 5 years on Saturday mornings in Austerfield.
My name’s Madi and I’m a local childminder and finalist of the Mumbler awards 2023!
I’m also a qualified swimming teacher (with five years experience) and have recently opened a brand-new swim school called ‘Froggles’ based in Doncaster. We offer a child-led approach to swimming for children 0-5 years old. We follow the STA guidelines and recognise our swimmers with the STARfish and distance awards. We are passionate about encouraging all children to enjoy swimming and be safe in the water. Our class sizes are small and intimate, so we can personalise them as the children grow and progress. Most importantly we have loads of fun!
Our current classes are Saturday mornings in Austerfield. More classes to be added soon!
Please contact me via my Facebook page or call on 07743 077529.
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Journey Education Group

We have an exciting and varied timetable of classes from Monday to Saturday. Download our latest timetable on our website and grab one of our limited places in group or your very own one to one sessions.

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Oak Tree Lodge, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Rd, Doncaster, DN4 8QN

Call 07800 753204

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Playzone at The Dome

The play area provides an enjoyable playtime experience for children aged 0-12 years old with a dedicated toddler soft play area. There is a cafe here too offering a variety of hot and cold dishes.

  • Two Tier Soft Play Area
  • Slides and Ball Pool
  • Interactive Games
  • Giant Piano Mat
  • Tower Crawl
  • Onsite Cafe
  • Accessible Changing Facilities
  • Dedicated party Area

Two hour play sessions are available throughout the day from £1.50 (Under 1’s and adults) and £4.50 (1-12 years), 7 days a week. Tickets are available at a lower price if pre-booked online.

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7PD

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Please check our 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 (15 to 30 months), Little Dippers (30 months- 4 years) and Dippers (3 & 4 year olds who are ready for the next stage).

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 protected]

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Water Babies

Here in Doncaster you can take advantage of the award winning baby/toddler and pre-school lessons provided by Water Babies. Teaching babies here for over 11 years in various locations across the town and wider county.

We’ll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson one, we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of the water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills.  By the end of our programme, your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around the water.  We use carefully considered swim positions and activities to help your baby gain their confidence in the water from the get-go.

We work closely with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming and we’ve woven their learn to swim framework through our fun filled programme, you will be simply amazed at the progress they make.

We currently hold classes at Heatherwood School, Quest Park and Rossington Hall so pop along to our website to find your nearest class and to get in touch!

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Water Babies South Yorkshire 01909 776660 


ACMAC Martial Arts School

Professional Instructor Team running classes at various locations in Doncaster. Our Children’s Program Multi Skilled Martial Arts is one of the most unique and diverse Martial Arts Children’s programmes available in the UK. It’s a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Self Defence, Kick Boxing, Weapons Training, Wrestling, Ju-Jitsu and Kenpo Karate.

Call 01302 858335


Air Haus, Meadowhall

An indoor inflatable theme park like no other!

On Saturdays and Sundays the following sessions are available:

Parent & Toddler 9-10am- £5 per child

Family Session (for families with children 10 and under) 10-11am- £5 per person

Open Jump sessions (1 hour)

£11 per person (Age 6+)

£5 per person (Age 2- 5)

Air Haus, Meadowhall, Sheffield, S9 1EW

Baby Beatz

Baby Beatz boogie and dance is a parent and baby sensory dance session suitable from birth.
Choose ‘Boogie‘ for babies, Groovers for toddlers, Dance Starz and Ballet Starz for 18 months onwards and Dance 4 Fun for 3-7 year olds. Mixed Beatz classes are suitable for babies and toddlers.
Classes available from Monday- Saturday.
Neon Academy of Dance, Victoria Road, Adwick, DN6 7AZ




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

Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Bouncing Buggies, Balance Bike classes throughout the week.

Contact: Nichola Caughey

Tel: 07748 668634

Boogie Babies

Saturdays at 9:30am

Our boogie babies dance class is suitable for confident walkers up to age 3.

07842 531301

Turning Pointe Dance Studios, Wilby Carr Community Centre, Aldesworth Road, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6LD

Clark School of Dance

Dance School based in Central Doncaster with 70 years of experience, providing classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Singing and more, from ages 2+.

Classes on a Saturday, Monday and Thursdays

Tel Miss Karen on 07903608142

Cook Stars Doncaster South

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Cook Stars offers structured sessions that centre around children making their own delicious dishes from scratch!

We run a variety of ‘face to face’ classes as well as ‘online’ sessions:

We offer a no obligation trial class and your first class is free when you join.

Classes currently run in Finningley, Branton and Bessacarr on Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.


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

Subscription based classes at the cycling Track at Doncaster Dome.

Classes available from 18 months – 16 years of age.






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

Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club: Tennis Coaching

Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club offers coaching all year round for all ages and abilities.

LTA accredited coaches, DBS checked and first aid trained.

Private lessons are also available.

DLTC, Saxton Avenue, DN4 7AY

01302 536134


Doncaster Sambo Martial Arts

We teach Muay Thai, Grappling BJJ and the Russian Jacket Wrestling sport of Sambo to both children and adults. 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

East West MMA

East West Martial Arts teaches an exciting and fun curriculum incorporating self defence, performance and body combat whilst massively promoting life skills, character building and self esteem.

Age 4+ with classes available Monday- Saturday

52 Mill Street, Armthorpe, DN9 2ET

01302 300000

Elmfield Gymnastics Club

Elmfield Gymnastics Club provide good quality, fun, gymnastics lessons to children aged 18 months – 18 years.

Classes available Monday- Saturday.

Unit 16, Oakleaf Industrial Estate, Bankwood Lane, New Rossington, DN11 0PS


Fit4Rugby runs Saturday morning training sessions for young children, with each child allocated a place within a group according to their age, maturity and skill level. We currently run sessions at Hayfield Secondary School DN9 3HG and Epworth Thurlow Pavilion DN9 1JU.
07403 109280

Football for Girls: Weetabix Wildcats and Squad Girls

Non-competitive football for girls aged 5- 11 who want to give it a go for the very first time or want to play with other girls their own age.

Sessions available across multiple days of the week across the Doncaster area. See the website below to find a class near you:

IMA Taekwondo Centres of Excellence

We train at two venues across Doncaster and classes are suitable for all ages from 5+

Mondays and Fridays at the Scout HQ behind the Sun Inn, Scawsby.

Thursdays and Saturdays at Armthorpe Community Centre.

Please get in touch with us on facebook for more information: IMA Tae Kwon Do Centres of Excellence.

Katt’s Kids Clubs

Katt’s Kids Clubs, for children and young people with disabilities or Special Educational Needs.

Group sessions include:

  • Group activities
  • Individual activities
  • Games
  • Baking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fun, laughter & friendships
  • Experienced Staff


Little Movers Doncaster

Little Movers is an exciting Preschool Dance and Movement company who offer fun, engaging classes, events, early years PE, Intergeneration classes and parties across Doncaster.
Classes available across the Doncaster area on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Contact Caroline on 07877 525087 for more information.

Kixx (Formerly Mini Kicks)

The Kixx programme offers a high energy, fun, creative and age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football for ages 18 months – 10 years.

We have sessions across the Doncaster area and run classes 7 days a week.

Contact 01302 618080


My Playful World

My Playful World is a children’s imaginative play centre featuring a miniature town with interactive areas including a grocery store, theatre, home area, vets and construction area. All set in a welcoming, clean and relaxing venue.
Unit 25 (Walkers Industrial Estate Main Entrance), Ollerton Road, Tuxford, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0PQ.




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

Doncaster classes currently take place on Saturdays at St Francis Church Hall, Nostell Place, Doncaster DN4 7JA

Rotherham classes take place on Sundays at Rotherham Thrybergh Academy

Contact 0345 313 0289 for more information



Sandall Park Parkrun

Saturdays at 9am

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event that both children and adults can take part in. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

Sandall Park, Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN2 5DY

Scorpion Taekwondo

Scorpion Taekwondo are a group of clubs that provide quality and professional tuition in the martial art of Taekwondo and lessons for all ages and abilities. We teach classes every day of the week at various venues across the Doncaster area.

24-26 Scot Lane, Doncaster, DN1 1ES

Scotty’s Toughest Heroes

Saturdays 9:30- 10:30

Fun but challenging military style activities to keep your hero fit, healthy & strong.

Child and adult groups available.
See the Scotty’s Heroes facebook page for the latest information about our classes and holiday camps.
07835 949404

Squash Stars

Saturdays from 4th February 2023 at 10:15am

Watch your kids laugh and light up with confidence all while learning the great game of squash.

6 sessions- £42 which includes a starter kit with everything you need to play.

Doncaster Squash Club, Doncaster Townfields, Bennetthorpe, DN2 6AA


Super Swimmers Swim Schools

Rossington Hall, Doncaster:

Baby/ toddler swimming lessons take place every day except Saturday.

Swimming lessons from 2.5 years of age take place Monday- Saturday.

Super Swimmers of Dinnington

Baby/ toddler sessions take place every day of the week.

Swimming lessons from 2.5 years of age take place Monday- Saturday.

Rossington Hall 01909 561269  /  Dinnington 07801 810384

Swimstars & Dolphins

Go Swimstars provides a unique Learn to Swim experience, from birth with small class sizes, state of art family friendly facilities and fun, innovative lessons. We have small classes free of distractions, expert swimming instructors, and a state of the art indoor pool. Every child feels safe and at home as we begin their swimming journey.





Tiny Toes Ballet

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Come and try our UK-wide award-winning pre-school children’s ballet class which includes fun, learning, storytime and so much dancing!

Trans/ NB Youth Club for ages 12-18

Starting Thursday 5th January 2023 from 6-8pm and then every other Thursday.

Also Saturday 14th January 2023 from 1-3pm and then every other Saturday.

At Changing Lives, 2-5 Princes Street, Doncaster, DN1 3NJ

Contact Laura on 07902 336846

Vue Doncaster Mini Mornings

Mini Morning screenings take place on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, with various films shown at a discounted rate for little ones and parents. It makes it a really affordable way to see films on the big screen.

£2.99 for adults

£2.49 for children

It costs £1 extra per ticket if you book on arrival.