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

Doncaster Dome

See the DCLT website for updates.

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

Tel 01302 370

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Classes online and face to face from April 2021Book early to secure your place

Glowing Mummas offer Antenatal Classes,  Postnatal Classes and Baby Classes as well as a Private Antenatal & Postnatal courses tailored for you on a one to one basis.

Initially supporting Mummas in the fourth trimester, we use mindful techniques concentrating on self-care and support. Progressing onto age-appropriate, fun & sensory classes for little ones under one.


Shine Complete

Shine Complete Birth & Baby is the most comprehensive and the most “traditional” education course. It is ideal for first-time parents. It incorporates all of the key elements of birth such as the signs of labour, stages of labour, pain relief options, techniques for partners to assist. It is the only course that also incorporates Newborn baby care & baby feeding.

Radiant Hypnobirthing

This course is ideal for those wanting practical techniques for birth. It includes hypnobirthing techniques to get your mindset for your birth. Understand why hypnobirthing is effective, how to create a positive birth environment. A digital pack provided for your calm birth.

Glowing Birth Relaxation

A practical course for mother/ birthing person only. This incorporates a mixture of yoga type, pregnancy movements, practical birth tips and relaxing birth scripts. This is such a beautiful relaxing course and can be used in addition to the other of the courses. Popular with parents who already have children. 

Postnatal/Baby Classes

Mindful Mumma & Me

This class has been designed to support Mummas in the early days by providing education, the opportunity to meet other mums and mindful support. This relaxed class has a new topic each week and incorporates mindful & confidence techniques.

Twinkle Baby Massage

Twinkle Baby Massage is a beautiful course that is gentle & led by baby. Each week you will concentrate on a new area of the body and build up to a full massage routine. Incorporating positive touch, and bonding. Enjoying songs, baby movement and social time for parents.


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Puddle Ducks Classes are back from 12th April 2021

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

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Featured Listing

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 different 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 Quest Park, Rossington Hall and Nuffield Health so pop along to our website to find your nearest one and to get in touch!

Visit the Water Babies website 

Water Babies South Yorkshire 01909 776660 


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

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 April 12th 2021

BabyBeatz Boogie, Scawthorpe: Baby and Toddler dance class, suitable from birth. Discover the hidden sensory theme whilst enjoying music, movement, lights and bubbles.

Monday – 1.30pm-2.10pm

Tuesday – 10.30am-11.10 & 1.30pm-2.10pm

Wednesday 10.30am-11.10am

Thursday 10.30am-11.10am & 1.30am-2.10pm

Saturday 9.45am-10.25

Booking is essential and spaces are limited.

Contact 07921 325757





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

Cast Youth Theatre is for young people ages 3-26. It is an exciting high energy group, combining fun drama activities and games, singing, dancing and imagination.


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

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Saturdays – the 1st Saturday of each month

Doncaster Central Library

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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

Journey Education Group

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

Call 07800 753204



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.

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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.

Kiddy Winx Play Cafe, Unit 5 Fields End Business Park, Davey Road, Rotherham 01709 889441

Little Messys

Fun filled football sessions. Updated March 2021

BABY MESSYS (2-3 years)
Thursday 10am – 2 spaces
LITTLE MESSYS (3-6 years)
Monday 5pm – 5 spaces
Tuesday 5pm – 5 spaces
Sunday 11am – 1 space
MEGA MESSYS (6-10 years)
Tuesday 6pm – 2 spaces
Sunday 12pm – 1 space

Contact Little Messys for more information 01302 483380

Sessions held at:

Campsmount School, Ryecroft Road, Campsall, Doncaster, DN6 9AS

Goals Doncaster, Worcester Ave, 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.

Back up and running from September 2020



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




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 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


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