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.
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Contact: Nichola Caughey
Tel: 07748 668634
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: Saturday 11.30pm (Dippers), 2.00pm (Kickers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Splashers), 3.30pm (Floaties)
Coppice School, Hatfield: Monday 09.00am (Little Dippers), 09.30am (Kickers), 10.00 (Splashers), 10.30am (Floaties)
DW Fitness Gainsborough: Thursday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties), 12.00pm (Dippers) & Saturday 9.00am (Kickers), 9.30am (Little Dippers), 10.00am (Splashers), 10.30am (Little Dippers), 11.00am (Dippers)
DW Fitness Selby: Thursday 10.30am (Splashers), 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00pm (Floaties) & Sunday 2.00pm (Dippers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Little Dippers), 3.30pm (Kickers), 4.15pm (Floaties), 4.45pm (Dippers), 5.15pm (Splashers)
Epworth Swimming Pool: Tuesday 10.00am (Little Dippers & Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers & Splashers), Wednesday 9.00am (Floaties), 9.30am (Splashers) Friday, 8.30am (Dabblers), 9.00am (Little Dippers), 9.30am (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 (Floaties), 5.00pm (Kickers), 5.30pm (Kickers), 6.00pm (Splashers)
Ivy House, Marshchapel: Wednesday 10.00am (Little Dippers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties)
John Whitgift Academy, Grimsby: Tuesday 4.00pm (Little Dippers), 4.30pm (Kickers), 5.00pm (Splashers), 5.30pm (Floaties), 6.00pm (Dippers), Friday 3.30pm (Splashers), 4.00pm (Kickers), 4.30pm (Little Dippers), 5.00pm (Floaties) & Sunday 8.00am (Kickers), 8.30am (Splashers), 9.00am (Dippers), 9.30am (Little Dippers), 10.00am (Kickers), 10.45am (Splashers), 11.15am (Little Dippers), 11.45am (Dippers), 12.15pm (Kickers), 12.45pm (Little Dippers)
Oak House, Tickhill: Wednesday 10.30am (Little Dippers,) 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00am (Floaties), 4.45pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 5.15pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.45pm (Swim Academy Level 3) Thursday, 1.30pm (Floaties), 2.00pm (Splashers), 2.30pm (Little Dippers), 3.00pm (Dippers), 3.30pm (Kickers) 4.15pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 4.45pm (Swim Academy Level 4), 5.15pm (Swim Academy Level 3), 5.45pm (Swim Academy Level 1) Friday 12.30pm (Dippers), 1.00pm (Little Dippers), 1.30pm (Kickers), 2.15pm (Splashers), 2.45pm (Floaties), 3.15pm (Kickers) & 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), 11.00am (Splashers), 11.30am (Floaties)
Treetops Cottages, Grasby: Monday 10.00am (Splashers), 10.30am (Kickers), 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Floaties) & Tuesday 4.30pm (Swim Academy Level 1), 5.00pm (Swim Academy Level 2), 5.30pm (Swim Academy Level 3)
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 3), 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)
Signhills Academy, Cleethorpes: Saturday 11.00am (Little Dippers), 11.30am (Kickers), 12.00pm (Splashers), 12.30pm (Floaties)
Call 07884 933789 for more information or email email@example.com
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
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0345 313 0289
Airkings Trampoline Park, Transpoint, Doncaster Road, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, DN3 1HT
Toddler sessions run Friday 10m-11am, 1pm-2pm, Saturday 10am-11am and Sunday 10am-11am
£2.50 for one toddler and one adult. Additional toddlers/adults £2.50 each.
Contact 01302 890513
Cafe and play area opened in Summer 2018.
I haven’t visited, but it has received a lot of lovely comments in the Doncaster Mumbler chat group.
“It’s got a little cafe (cakes are yummy) and then a play area with dress up and the like and then also a sensory room” Catherine, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group Feb 2019
“I am a regular at Brontes. Been going since it first opened and love it! My daughters are almost 2 and almost 7. They both love it and so do their friends of similar ages. The owners are very friendly and always happy to help with anything. And their food is delicious! I recommend the milkshakes and the home made sausage rolls. They do an amazing afternoon tea for £12.95 each” Emily, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group Feb 2019
Bronte’s of Thorne, 6 Market Place, Thorne, Doncaster
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
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
Doncaster’s newest and wildest indoor play area and private party venue.
Tuesday 10am-5pm (Exclusive SEN session 5pm-6pm)
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Term Time Prices: Children 1+ Years £3.95 (adults and babies under 1 FREE).
School Holiday Prices: 1+ Years £4.95 (adults and babies under 1 FREE).
Unit 1D Island Drive, Capitol Business Park, Thorne, DN8 5UE
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.
Learning to ride a bike is one of life’s milestones, providing children with their first taste of independence.
Mini Wheelers offer courses specially designed to teach children 2 1/2 to 7 years, the skills to learn to ride a pedal bike confidently and safely.
Sunday, Level 1 10am to 10.45am, Level 2 11am to 11.45am.
Wednesday, Level 1 1pm to 1.45pm.
Wilby Carr Community Centre, Aldesworth Road, Cantley, DN4 6LD
Contact Andy 07919 142160
We love Rock Up! It’s perfect for the whole family.
Our nearest venues are:
Sheffield – The Atrium, Meadowhall Centre, Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EP (Rock Up is near M & S)
Hull – St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
Toddler Climb is the perfect opportunity for your pre-schoolers to enjoy some of the older kids fun (when they’re not around). These slower paced sessions allow ages 4 and under the chance to try out any of our climbs. And when they’ve had enough they can head over to soft play. Currently Hull offer Toddler Climb on Fridays and Sundays from 9am.
Rock Stars is the popular climbing club for 4-10 year olds. Aimed at building confidence, ability, strength and agility. Currently held at Hull, enquire regarding dates and times 01482 968 000
Wide range of dance, fitness and theatre classes.
The Dance Space
Doncaster DN10 6JU
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