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.
Professional Instructor Team running classes at varous 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 is a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Self Defence, Kick Boxing, Weapons Training, Wrestling, Ju-Jitsu and Kenpo Karate.
Locations and Times:
Classes every day of the week at one of 6 locations.
ACMAC Balby, 4 Sandford Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 8PL
ACMAC Bentley, Millfield Industrial Estate, Bentley, Doncaster
ACMAC Rossington, 7 The Shops, King Avenue, New Rossington, DN11 0PF
ACMAC Stainforth, 6 Station Road, Stainforth, Doncaster, DN7 5QA
ACMAC Worksop, Kilton Forest Community Centre, 15 Longhurst, Kilton, Workop, S81 0DA
Call 01302 858335
Our Big Little Farmer session are run once per month and are for children aged 4-10 years. We do activities on the farm such as planting and cleaning out animals. We also do a craft each session to take home and then get to feed all the animals.
See dates of upcoming sessions on our facebook page
Sessions run from 4.15 – 5.15 and cost £7 per child (accompanying adults are free)
Booking is required in advance – Contact 01302 844818
Visit the Boston Park Farm website
See the DCLT website for updates.
Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 5
Tel 01302 370
Classes online and face to face from April 2021 – Book 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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Water Babies South Yorkshire 01909 776660
For parents with toddlers, come along and join in, have fun, learn to dance and make friends.
Tuesday, 9.30am-10.30am – 75 St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, DN1 1RX
To book, call 07969 189866 or 07970 818044
Classes taught in Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Tap, Street Dance, Acro & Singing
Scawthorpe Methodist Church, Doncaster, DN5 9PQ
Call 07774 848690
Classes not yet back up and running post Covid19
Baby Massage Classes, suitable for babies from 6 weeks to 8 months.
Baby Yoga suitable for babies from 3 months to 12 months.
Toddler Yoga suitable for ages 1 year to 3 years.
Contact Angela 07414 863505
Running again from April 2021
Story time, Craft activities & Song time. Limited to 10 children and 1 adult per child. £5 per child
Monday & Tuesday, 9.30am-11.30am – Austerfield Study Centre & Community Hub, The Old Primary School, Doncaster, DN10 6RG
Call 01302 710415
Update 27th July 2020
Sadly Baby Bright Sparks have contacted me to say they will no longer be running classes following the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Bouncing Buggies, Balance Bike classes throughout the week.
Contact: Nichola Caughey
Tel: 07748 668634
Specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months, our wonderful variety of activities will aid your child’s development- the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same session twice!
Contact Alison on 07896313382 for more details.
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
Thursday 10.30am-11.10am & 1.30am-2.10pm
Booking is essential and spaces are limited.
Contact 07921 325757
Play session for babies & their parents/carers. Support for baby’s development.
Epworth Children’s Centre, Birchfield Road, Epworth, DN9 1DL
Tel: 01427 873787
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
The North Family Hubs include Bentley, Askern, Adwick and surrounding areas.
Bentley Family Hub, The Avenue, Bentley, DN5 0NP, 01302 737350
Adwick Family Hub, Central Avenue, Woodlands, DN6 7RU 01302 737717
Askern Family Hub, Spa Pool Road, Askern, DN6 0HZ 01302 737099
Download the North Locality Family Hub Timetable HERE
The South Family Hubs include Denaby, Conisbrough & Edlington, Mexborough and Rossington
See the lastest South Family Hubs timetable HERE
The Central Family Hubs include Central, Balby and Wheatley.
Updated April 26th 2021
Including Baby Fun (For ‘immobile’ babies born during covid (babies not yet at the crawling stage’ . An exciting new group happening in the safe environment of our Family Hubs for one parent/carer plus baby.
Wheatley Family Hub – 01302 737790
Central Family Hub – 01302 737995
Balby Family Hub 0 01302 736880
Click HERE to download Central Family Hubs Timetable from 4th May 2021
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
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
Flip Out Doncaster, Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, Dn1 1SW
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)
Forest Friends provides woodland sessions for families, childminders, schools and nurseries with children 0-7 years old in Doncaster.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11.30am and 1pm-2.30pm
Michelle – 07731 079800
Starting back from April 2021.
Contact Jayne 07788 414318
Go Bounce Trampoline Park, Unit 13 Ogden Road, Shaw Lane Estate, Doncaster, DN2 4SQ
Take your youngsters along to Toddler sessions where they can take part in all of the activities that the park has to offer. Supervising parents have the added comfort that these sessions are closely monitored by expert court marshals, ensuring that toddlers will have an exciting, adventurous and action packed visit!
These sessions are open to anyone aged 4 or under and all toddlers must be accompanies by a parent or guardian at all times.
£4.50 per visitor, Term Time Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 2.00pm
Socks are required (no bare feet)
2 hours soft play for under 5’s.
£2.50 per visitor (accompanying parents/guardians are free), Term Time and Non-Term time every day
Socks are required
Contact 01302 965465
Tuesday 10am & 11am: The Beak Children’s Centre, Kirk Sandall, DN3 1JH
Friday 10am & 11am: Victoria Hall, High Street, Hatfield, DN7 6RS
Hartbeeps take you and your little one on a different sound journey every week… exploring real life from the safety of our beautiful sets… we set the scene, tell the story and make magic happen!
Call 07966 891008
Monthly Forest School for Home Educated families. Expect woodland games, crafts, fire lighting, den building and much more. Regular attendance is encouraged to get the most of the experience.
January 15th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, November 12th, December 10th.
YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB
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.
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
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
Join weekly fun Spanish classes, combining songs, actions, dancing, music, story-telling & let’s pretend. The classes are run by a qualified primary school teacher who is passionate about making languages fun for children.The innovative learning programme delivers inspiring and engaging lessons. As well as venue classes, Kidslingo can come along to nurseries and childminders, primary schools and after school clubs, or even your own home, with the Kidslingo@home service.
Tuesday 11.30am (18mths – 4 years), 4.45pm (7 years – 11 years) & 5.20pm (4 years – 7 years), Tickhill Parish Room, Northgate, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9HZ
Tuesday 3.30pm, St Peter’s CofE Primary School, Gringley on the Hill, Doncaster, DN10 4QT
Wednesday 3.15pm (After School Club), Epworth Primary Academy, Birchfield School, Epworth, Doncaster, DN9 1DL
Thursday 3.30pm, Walkeringham Primary School, Millbaulk Road, Walkeringham, Doncaster, DN10 4LL
For more information and to arrange a FREE taster class for all new customers, contact Laura on 07803 318751
Whether trying for a baby, embarking on IVF, recovering from a recent miscarriage or have a newborn, entering the stage of ‘motherhood’ can be both beautiful and mentally testing. The transition into the role of ‘mother’ can be stressful and there may be times when you just want to give up.
Come along, hang out, grab a drink and we can chat about The Game of Thrones, Digestives v Hobnobs or what on earth the Teletubbies are on about – and when you want to talk about your mental health, you know you’re talking to someone who’ll listen and say those magic words ‘I’ve been there’.
Groups run in Rossington and Bentley (please check the dates on our facebook page as they run every couple of weeks – not every week). We can now offer parents 1:1 support at Doncaster Family Hubs, facilitated by Light staff and volunteers. Call us on 0114 438 8962 or email email@example.com for more info.
For more information about Light website
Every Weekday 10-12 (Re-open from 12th April 2021)
Calypso Cove, Barnsley
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
Dance Classes for babies and toddlers
Epworth Community Hub, 27 High Street, Epworth, Doncaster, DN9 1EP,
Contact Lucy on 07583 422252
Tuesday 1.30pm, Armthorpe Family Hub
Come and join the NCT at their multiples 0-5 playgroup.
Enjoy a cuppa and a catch up, while the children enjoy a play and a snack.
0300 330 0700
Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Contact Anna Murray, 0844 578 1016
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
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
Tuesday 9.45am-12.45pm, Stainforth Methodist Church
Come along and join in with some moving and shaking using various instruments, followed by a story where we will take our little ones on a new adventure each week. Finally some relaxing sensory play to wind down before our good bye song.
Call 0300 330 0700
Epworth Baptist Church, Station Road, Epworth, DN9 1JZ
Tel: 01427 875839
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45am Sounds Right Phonics, Cantley Scout Hut
1pm Mini Sounds Right & 2pm Sounds Right Phonics, Edenthorpe Community Centre
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45 Sounds Right Phonics, Tickhill Parish Room
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45am Sounds Right Phonics, Barnby Dun Church Hall
9.45am Mini Sounds Right & 10.45am Sounds Right Phonics, Sprotborough Methodist Church Hall
Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids provide fun, high energy classes which teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. A Sounds Right Phonics Class is fun, varied and educational, and the best part is that children don’t even realise that they are learning.
Mini Movers dance class – a fun way for you and your child to get moving.
Tuesday 9.30am-10.15am – Epworth Youth and Community Hub, DN9 1EP
Classes £4, ages from walking to 4 years.
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
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
Call 01302 288 280 for more information
John Whitgift Academy, Crosland Road, Grimsby. Lincs, DN37 9EH
Tuesday, 12.00 -12.30pm (Baby Programme)
Ivy House, Littlefield Lane, Marshchapel, Lincs, DN36 5TJ
Friday 10.30-11.00am (Baby Programme)
Friday 10.00-10.30am (Toddler Programme)
Contact 07716 382807
Tuesday, 9.30am & 11.30am
£1 per person, includes juice, toast, tea, coffee plus weekly activities
No need to book, just call in.
Woodfield Farm, Bullrush Grove, Doncaster, DN4 8SJ
Suitable for children aged 0-5, a friendly and fun parent and child music and play session.
Running over 5 weeks, you will need to book and secure your space and attend all 5 sessions.
Tuesday, 1.30pm starting from 18th June
Bentley Family Hub, The Avenue, Bently, DN5 0NP
Zen offers relaxed baby massage sessions, centred around beautiful baby massage, massage benefits, meditation and love.
You will receive a 5-week course, oil, a PDF massage manual, continued online support and a free, online baby massage course upon completion.
Call Rachael on 07969 785015