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  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

Cast Youth Theatre: Sparkles (ages 3-5)

Sparkles is Cast’s weekly youth theatre class especially for 3 to 5 year olds and their families and carers.

See your children’s independence, confidence and social skills grow at Sparkles!

Saturdays, 11.30am for 45 minutes, parents attend this class together with their children.

You’ll have lots of fun acting out stories and adventures with your child, led by our team of experienced and welcoming artists. Our weekly theme includes fun songs with actions, games, dancing and exploring stories together as a family.

For more information, contact Kirsty Airlie, 01302 303 959 or email

Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster

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CoderDojo Doncaster

Free community computer programming/coding club for kids ages 7+ and their parents.

Saturdays – the 1st Saturday of each month

Doncaster Central Library

Book here 



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.

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

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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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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: Saturdays – click for times

DW Fitness Gainsborough:  Thursdays & Saturdays click for times

DW Fitness Selby: Thursdays & Sundays – click for times

Epworth Swimming Pool: Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays  click for times 

Heatherwood School, Doncaster: Mondays & Tuesdays – click for times

Hilltop School, Maltby: Sundaysclick for times

John Whitgift Academy, Grimsby: Tuesdays & Sundays – click for times 

Kelford School, Rotherham: Mondays & Sundays – Click for times

Owston Hall Hotel: Wednesdays click for times

Ravenfield Private Pool: WednesdaysClick for times

Treetops Cottages, Grasby: Mondays click for times 

Willow Lodge, Bubwith: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdaysclick for times  

Signhills Academy, Cleethorpes: Saturdaysclick for times

Super Swimmers of Dinnington: Thursdaysclick for times

Call 07884 933789 for more information or email

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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 

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Accelerate Coaching – Parent and Child circuit

Great way to start Saturday off with some exercise and teaching your kids some valuable movement skills.

All ages welcome, but targetted at age 5-13

10.30am start

£5 per child and the adult is free!

01302 590395

Airkings Trampoline Park Scunthorpe: Toddler Sessions

Airkings Doncaster closed on Jan 5th 2020.

AirKings Scunthorpe: Toddler Sessions (Age 4 and under)

  • Friday 10am-11am, 1pm-3pm
  • Saturday 10am-11am
  • Sunday 10am-11am

Amersall School of Dance

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

Scawthorpe Methodist Church, Doncaster, DN5 9PQ

Call 07774 848690


Attitude Theatre Arts

Saturday 9.00am – 9.45 Melody & Milligan Bear & Dance Movement £3.75
9.45am – 10.30am Tricks & Tumbles Gymnastics £3.75
For boys or girls, 18 months to 4 years

Westwoodside Village Hall
Contact Attitude Theatre Arts 07862 722653

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


  • Bouncing Buggies 10am, Lakeside
  • Baby Massage, 10am, Ottos Sprotborough
  • Baby Massage, 12.45pm & Baby Yoga 1.45pm, Tickhill


  • Baby Yoga 9.45am & Baby Massage 10.45am, Coulman Pavillion, Thorne
  • Baby Massage 12.15pm & Baby Yoga 1.30pm, Epworth Hub


  • Baby Massage 12.30pm & 1.30pm, Tall Trees Balby


  • Bouncing Buggies 10am, Lakeside
  • Private Sessions, Buttons Nursery & Loversall Farm
  • Private Sessions, Hill House


  • Private Sessions, Hill House
  • Baby Yoga, 12.45pm & Baby Massage, 1.45pm Auckley Parish Centre


  • Kettle Bells, Lakeside


  • Level One Balance Bike, 9am & Level Two Balance Bike Moving on to Pedals, 10am Rossington Sports Hall

Baby Lead Weaning Courses Once a Month.

Contact: Nichola Caughey
Tel: 07748 668634

CAST Youth Theatre – Little Lights

Cast Youth Theatre at Cast is the perfect opportunity for children and young people to gain skills in the performing arts, grow in confidence and make new friends in Cast’s state-of-the-art theatre spaces.

Saturday 10am – 11.15am

Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Tel 01302 303 959

CAST Youth Theatre – Twinkle Lights

Twinkle Lights is Cast’s weekly youth theatre class especially for 5-8 year olds

Saturdays 10am – 11am

Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, Dn1 3BU

Tel 01302 303 959

Coffee Morning Playgroup, Balby South Community Engagement Society

Indoor Playgroup for children with learning difficulties. Activities and toys, free tea and coffee. Birth to age 15.

2nd Saturday of each month, 10-12.30,  The Galsworth Community Centre, Galsworthy Close, Doncaster, DN4 9DG

£1 per child.

07999 722 097


Craft & Creations Saturday Kids Club

Crafts, games, cooking, baking, music, lunch, projects, sensory & messy play, build socialisation & life skills, learn new things & loads & loads of fun,
All abilities welcome to come join in.

Saturdays, Skipwith community hall, Rossington , 11:00am to 2:00pm

£7:50 per child per session
payments are non refundable
Places need to be booked & paid for & under 5s supervised by an adult 

Contact 07526 331336

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

Daisy First Aid

Our award winning 2 hour paediatric first aid class is designed to give parents, parents to be & grandparents the confidence and skills to provide emergency life saving care to babies and children should they have an accident or fall ill. The class will cover CPR, choking, meningitis, febrile convulsions and much more.

Classes are available in local venues throughout South Yorkshire or in the comfort of your own home.
To book your place or for more information please contact Daisy First Aid Rotherham on 07486 872351 

Classes are £25 per person and you will also receive a first aid book


Saturday 27/10/2018, 10am-12pm
Wickersley Community Centre & Library, Rotherham

Saturday 27/10/2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Direct2mum Store, Barnsley

Saturday 3/11/2018, 10am-12pm
Woodland Community Hall, Doncaster


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,

Call 07971 562834

Doncaster Little Theatre Young Lit

The youth group of the Little Theatre caters for children and young people from the age of seven and delivers drama workshops during term time. Currently there are three youth performances per annum when children can show-case the skills that they have learned.

Saturday, 10am-12pm (Age 7-11)  and 1pm-3pm (Age 12-18), Hall Cross academy Lower School, St. Michael’s Road, Bessacarr

Membership of the Little Theatre is £12.50 per annum and each 2 hour workshop costs £5.00.

For further details contact Barbara Upton 01302 340422


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


Saturday, Hayfield Secondary School

Group 1 (tots) 9:30-10:15AM age’s 3-4
Group 2 (stars) 10:15-11AM age’s 4-6
Group 3 (pros) 11-12PM age’s 7-11

Saturday, Thurlow Pavilion station Road, Epworth

Group 1 (tots) 9:30-10: age’s 3-4
Group 2 (stars) 10:15-11: age’s 4-6
Group 3 (pros) 11:15-12: age’s 7-11

07403 109280

Goals Football Sessions

Our sessions are based more on having fun rather than strict learning sessions, however it will develop technique, confidence and teamwork BUT with a huge emphasis on having FUN

Fully qualified & DBS checked coaches taking the session

Wednesday: Under 8’s (4-7 year olds) 5-6pm  / Under 12’s (8-12 year olds) 5-6pm. Must prebook for this session

Saturday: Turn up session

£4 per child

Goals are now an official destination for the Children’s University, so earn your hours with us!

Find out more at

Goals Doncaster
Worcester Avenue
01302 965 220


Doncaster’s newest and wildest indoor play area and private party venue.

Opening Hours:
Closed Monday
Tuesday 10am-5pm (Exclusive SEN session 5pm-6pm)
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Term Time Prices: Children 1+ Years £3.95 (adults and babies under 1 FREE).

  • Play and Eat Deal £5.95 (Mon-Fri until 2pm)
  • After School Deal £5.95 (3.30pm-5.30pm term time only, includes a choice of meal and a cup of juice)
  • Childminders £2.00 (Term time only)
  • Nurseries Please contact us for a price. Discount available depending on the number of children

School Holiday Prices: 1+ Years £4.95 (adults and babies under 1 FREE).

  • Play and Eat Deal £6.95 (Mon-Fri until 5pm)
  • Childminders £3.00

Unit 1D Island Drive, Capitol Business Park, Thorne, DN8 5UE



Katt’s Kids Clubs

Katt’s Kids Clubs, for children with disabilities. Suitable for 6-12 years and 13 to 19 years. The session must be booked before attending.

Saturdays 10.30am – 2.30pm

  • Group activities
  • GAmes
  • Baking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fun & Laughter
  • Friendships
  • Experienced Staff

£13 per session.

Cotact Kathryn@humanassisttrainingand

Katt’s Kids Clubs

Doncaster based activity groups and sessions for children and young people aged between 0-19 years with Disabilities and SEN.

Saturdays, The Crossing, Hexthorpe (behind Kings Cross Church).

Contact 07958 206175

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



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

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.

Weekly Sessions:


  • Kixx (18 months-2 years) – 9.00am-9.40am  @ XP School
  • Kixx (2-3 years) – 9,00am, 9.40am, 10.20am @ XP School
  • Kixx (3-6 years & 6-8 years) – 9.20am, 10.00am, 10.40am, 11.20am, 11.40am @ Keepmoat Stadium
  • K+ (6-8 years) -11am-12pm (hours session)


  • Kixx (2-3 years) – 10.20am @ Dearne Valley Academy
  • Kixx (6-8 years) – 9.00am, 9.40am, 10.20am @ Dearne Valley Academy
  • Kixx (3-6 years & 6-8 years) – 9.40am, 10.20am, 11.00am @ Goals Academy


  • Kixx (3-6 years & 6-8 years) – 4.15pm, 5.00pm @ Scawsby Academy


  • Kixx (2-3 years) – 9.00am @ Doncaster Dome
  • Kixx  – 4.30pm, 5.15pm @ Hayfield Academy
  • Kixx – 4.30pm, 5.10pm @ Bircotes Academy


  • Kixx 4.25pm, 5.10pm @ Rossington Academy


  •  Kixx 4.40pm @ Tickhill Academy


  • Kixx 4.30pm, 5.15pm @  Adwick Academy


Nellie Stagles School of Theatre Dance Doncaster

Est 1936 with 5 studios across Doncaster

3 Highgrove Court




01302 772662


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

3.20pm – Epworth Primary Academy, Doncaster (School Pupils Only)

9.15am – Sunny Bright Day Nursery (Nursery Pupils Only)

10.15am – Little Einsteins Nursery (Nursery Pupils Only)

10.00am – Cantley Scout Hut, Doncaster

9.55am & 10.45am – St Francis Church Hall, Bessacarr

09.15am & 10am – Cantley Scout Hut, Doncaster

0345 313 0289




Street Beat Dance Academy

Classes in Street Dance, Poppin, Funk Styles, Breakin, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Contemporary, Drama, Singing and more!

Saturdays Dome
11.30-12.30pm Dance tricks (backflips etc)
12.30-1.30pm breakdancing
1.30-2.30pm streetdance 5-12yrs
2.30-3.30pm streetdance 13yrs plus
3.30-4.30pm contemporary dance
Tuesday at Epworth
5.10-6pm streetdance 4-11yrs
6-8pm musical Theatre (dance, drama and singing)
8-9pm streetdance 12yrs plus
Thursdays at Epworth
5.15-6pm Dance lifts 7yrs plus
6-6.45pm breakdancing 6yrs plus
6.45-7.30pm funk styles 8yrs plus

Contact 07808 070300

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


The Dance Space

Wide range of dance, fitness and theatre classes.

The Dance Space

Top Street


Doncaster DN10 6JU

01302 710600


The Harpham Company: Youth Theatre School

Little Superstars (age 5-6)

Your Little Superstars will enjoy learning singing, dance routines and movement to encourage their confidence and develop their muscle memory, which will prepare them for our productions.

Saturdays 12.30pm-1.30pm

Big Performers (age 7-16) 

Each class in designed by our director to ensure your child receives a high standard of musical theatre training in a fun environment. Your child will receive professional training in acting, singing and dance.

Saturdays 12.30pm-2.30pm

St Francis Church, Nostell Place, Doncaster, DN4 7JA


The Riley School of Dance

Dance, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre

2 Studios in Doncaster

01302 327081

Tumble Tots

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment.

The programme is structured to develop children’s positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Each weekly session of 45 mins for the Tumble Tots programme or 60 minutes are the Gymbobs session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. All sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child. It is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.

Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be a part of every child’s education.

Thursday 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm,  Parklands Sports and Social Club, DN2 4LT

Friday 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, Intake Primary School Sports Hall. DN2 5JA

Saturday 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15am, Tickhill Methodist Church Hall, DN11 9HZ

Contact 07718 058255

Vue Doncaster Mini Mornings

Mini Morning screenings take place on Saturday’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.

We have been to a few Mini Mornings and I liked it as the children didn’t have to be so quiet and it didn’t matter if they wriggled or needed to go to the loo…everyone was in the same situation!

Standard Tickets booked online are priced at :

£2.49 for adults (age 19+)

£2.49 for child (age 2-12)

£2.49 for teens (age 13-18 – only for shows after 10.30am)

£2.49 for Seniors (60+ years)

It is more expensive if you book on arrival.

See Mini Morning Screenings on the Vue Doncaster website