Classes, activities and groups for babies, toddlers and pre schooler children in Hull, on a Thursday.
We endeavour to keep these listings as up to date as possible but please contact all providers before attending anything, as Covid restrictions ease. Most are pre-book in advance only and the providers will have the very latest covid guidance and class information. Thank you.
Also run children’s birthday parties!
The cafe and play area is also open for drop-in’s – for a drink/snack and to try some crafts or use the play area.
Special craft sessions run in school holidays, also provide children’s birthday parties for a range of themes and ages.
272 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU4 7RR. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flex Dance, musical theatre and street dance classes for children aged 4 to 11 years, plus Youth Classes too. Fun, non-competitive classes with 2 optional performances each year. Classes held in lots of venues across Hull and West Hull villages.
Flex Tots, for 2 -4 years on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Active + and Friday mornings at St Marks church Anlaby.
£6 for the child, and parent goes free. Sessions can be booked online, by phone or just turn up.
Also 1 hour SEN sessions: Sunday at 9.00, Thursday at 1.00
For more info and bookings call 0330 1595815, email email@example.com, or find out more on their website here.
St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
Hull City Council’s Healthy Lifestyles Team deliver a programme of early years physical activity sessions across the city. These sessions aim to provide a platform for children aged 2 to 5 years to be able to exercise in accessible venues around Hull, whilst engaging them in activities, building their skills and enhancing key stages of their development. Sessions provide the perfect stepping stone as children look to increase social and fine motor skills before entering nursery and school environments. Sessions include:
and much more. Sessions are very low cost, most are £1 and some are FREE! You can find the latest timetable on their facebook page.
Some of the sessions require booking in advance. For more information and to book a place, contact via our facebook page or Twitter and Instagram @HealthyLifestylesHull, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mini Athletics Hull & East Riding was launched by the parents of 2 young girls in September 2019 who are passionate about getting children active and interested in sport from an early age. The classes are designed to get kids active, healthy, interacting with each other and hopefully grow a love for sport, as well as making use of all that boundless energy. It is an athletics based class which develops all core skills – running, jumping and throwing – the foundation of all sports which can help children go on to do various sports as well as athletics. Latest timetable:
Mumbler Award winning music classes for little ones! With singing and musical instruments. Jolly Babies is suitable for 0-1 years, Music with Mummy for 1-3 years and three Four Time for 3-4 years. At:
Prices are currently £5.00 per class for Jolly Babies and Music with Mummy and £6.00 per class for Three four Time. Payment for the term is required in advance.
Puddle Ducks are award winning providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers, pre-school and school age children. Our classes are designed to promote bonding, water confidence and water safety in a fun and loving environment. We take your little ones through a structured programme designed to develop their natural affinity with the water and encourage them to learn to swim independently. Our approach ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming.
Our baby and pre-school programme is offered through five levels:
Floaties (0-6 months), Splashers (6-15 months), Kickers (15 months – 2.5 years), Little Dippers (2-5 years) and Dippers (2-5 years)
We run classes 7 days a week at the following locations in Hull and East Riding:
Do you have a newborn, young baby or toddler? Tots Play offers award winning classes where your child gets the opportunity to experience a range of activities all in one friendly class: Baby Yoga, Baby Massage, Baby Sign, Sensory Play, Music, Movement, Bubbles, Fine/Gross Motor Skills Development, Communication and Social Skills, all set to fun songs in a warm and welcoming group. With classes suitable from birth to approx 3 years, there really is something for everyone.
Social Tots – from actively crawling to 3 years. Once they are on the move they will want to explore, make friends and play, play, play! We bring out their love of play and exploration in ways which will stimulate their development.
Discovery Tots – from 8 weeks until actively crawling. Incorporating yoga, sign, sensory play, story massage, music and bubbles into an engaging multi activity session.
Baby Development Course – from birth to 6 months. This 6 week course includes a full body massage routine, sensory play ideas, yoga, sign language, tummy time activities, calming techniques and a colic relief massage.
Wednesdays at Wyke Rugby Clubhouse, Bricknell Playing Fields, Cropton Road, HU5 4LN:
Thursdays at St Andrews Community Centre, Ennerdale, HU7 6EA:
and other activities. The sessions strive to increase physical activity levels and improve women’s emotional well-being during this unique life stage.
Sessions run Monday to Friday at Children’s Centres, leisure centres, local parks, and community venues across the city at a low cost, ranging from £1 – £2 per session, with some session being free of charge. Simply register with your local Children’s Centre to be able to attend.
Some of the sessions require booking, please check our latest timetable on facebook or email UsMums@hullcc.gov.uk.
We’ll teach you to teach your little one to swim, from lesson one we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. Throughout our programme we use lots of song, games, toys and sensory activities suitable to each child’s stage of development, ensuring both you and your little one are having lots of fun whilst having precious time together and developing new skills. Swimming offers precious one to one time for you and your little one, whilst also offering the opportunity to meet lots of other parents and children in a relaxed and friendly environment. 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 water.
We work closely with Swim England, the governing body and we’ve woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. So you’ll be simply amazed at the progress your little one makes. And not only will they be able to swim independently and have learnt a skill for life – they will have grown in confidence too. Classes:
If you have any questions, want to know more or to get your little one signed up just get in touch. Call 01423 457000 or email email@example.com. Check out their website or facebook page here for more information. Happy splashing!
Swimming lessons suitable for school age children and above, taught by Janet and Emma.
For more info call 07749 569422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. For babies from 0-13 months:
For more information about any of these classes, call 07885941077 or email email@example.com.
1.00 – 2.30pm at Riverside Community Centre. £1.50 per family.
Parkstone Road, Hull, HU6 7DE. 01482 804312
Parent and toddler playgroup on Wednesday 1.00 – 2.30pm and Thursday 9.00 – 11.00am. £1 per family. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bransholme Methodist Church, next to North Point Shopping Centre, Hull, HU7 4DW
Hull – The Hull Health Visitors are encouraging parents to contact their health visitor if they have concerns and if their baby needs weighing, they will then either be booked into clinic or they will be visited at home as they are now back to full face to face service.
East Riding – The ISPHNS team are now offering child health clinics again in Anlaby, Brough, Beverley, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hessle, Hedon, Hornsea, Pocklington. Venues, days and times may have changed from before Covid. All are strictly by appointment only – please contact your Health Visitor or the Duty Officer to book.
For older children:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Weekly junior leagues for both boys & girls, with teams they can join. £3.00 per session.
Thursdays – General coaching session for 5-12 years, 5pm-6pm £3.50 per session. For more information call 01482 706333
Soccer Sensations, Craven Park, Hull, HU9 5DF
New baby massage classes in Hull & East Yorkshire.
Our 5 week course consists of massage, advanced reflexology, play & love 🤍
During the weeks you will be taught different techniques to help ease any of the following which you may come across in your parenting journey: Constipation, Congestion, Teething, Colic, Reflux, Tummy time. Plus relaxation moves to help calm your baby & yourself.
We aim to create a warming relaxing environment were you can bond with your little love but also so you feel at ease with other mums who are on their parenting journey too. As our 5 week course comes to an end we hold a graduation session! Dressing your baby up in our signature grad gown & sparkly hat is an ultimate photo must have to look back on in the future.
For more details and booking please email Kirsty on email@example.com.
Sept 2021 Regular sessions are running with limited numbers. Please call to book a place.
Fenchurch Children’s Centre, Fenchurch Street, Hull, HU5 1JF. 01482 497800.
Also incorporates Octogan – The Octagon Family Centre, Walker Street, Hull, HU3 2RA. 01482 497800.
Squash sessions for children from 3-18 years with free sessions for the under 6s.
Ferriby Hall squash club, 2 High Street, North Ferriby, HU14 3JP:
Hull & East Riding squash club, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4ED
Individual lessons with a coach are also available at either venue. Equipment available to borrow if you’re new to the sport. For more information email Fiona Moverley firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitmums & Friends offers friendly fitness sessions for all abilities, from beginners to those who already exercise more regularly. Everyone is welcome – no need to be a mum or fit – men are welcome too and all ages (over 16 years).
Join us for fitness walking, running and cycling sessions across Hull and East Yorkshire. We have clubs in Beverley, Boothferry (Sirius Academy West), Cottingham, Goole, Hedon, Hull (East Hull) and Market Weighton. Sessions are daytime and evening, and on most days of the week. For full details please email us at email@example.com.
We also have two buggy sessions for those looking after little ones:
Buggy sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities (and welcome people without little ones too!). To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fantastic group offering support and confidence to new mums in Hull, which is part of the Goodwin Trust. They offer video support and messenger support through their Facebook page, or via the helpline 07980 731013 (staffed 8am-10pm daily). They also go into hospital to offer support on a regular basis.
Their regular weekly groups for mums to drop into for help and support are:
Contact for advice – 01482 487811, or email email@example.com
9.15-10.30am. Playgroup for anyone who cares for babies and toddlers, with toys, books, story time and songs, plus refreshments. £1.50 per family. For more information call Jodie 07979000877
St John’s Church, Rosmead Street, HU9 2TB
Hull Central Library:
Hull Central Library, Albion Street, HU1 3TF 01482 210000
Savoy Rd, Hull HU8 0TY 01482 331250
The Hull KR Dance Academy focuses on developing key fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and core strength, and we do this through fun, no pressure dance classes:
For more information call 01482 780908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Craven Park, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 5HE
Sessions for the Under 5s across Hull Libraries:
Spaces are limited so please make sure you book your place, call 01482 210000, or link here.
Jo’s Tiny Signers is a baby and toddler sing and sign group suitable for ages 0-4 years (approx.) and their families. It is a fun filled class of activities alongside learning the skill of sign.
Price £4.50 per child. For all enquiries please contact Jo on 07740291672 or email email@example.com.
JP’s Performing Arts and Spark Gymnastics Academy run from Barton, Anlaby and Victoria Dock Hull, for toddlers up to age 15.
Spark Gymnastics Academy (Barton):
For School Pupils only (after school):
For booking and more information please contact Jayne on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gymnastics and Trampolining classes in West Hull for children aged 18 months and upwards. Classes include:
Pre-school classes on Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from September 2021.
Disability specific classes run on a Saturday. Launch Pad also run special sessions for clubs, pre-schools and schools to come in and use the facilities, and you can even hold your birthday party there.
For more information call 01482 327332 or email email@example.com.
Unit 5 Trackside Business Park, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5EN
Crafts, stories, and songs, with a different theme each week, refreshments also available. Term time only.
For children 0-5 yrs, £2 per child and £1.50 for additional siblings. For more information and details on how to book call 07312091160.
Anlaby Park Methodist Church, 256 Hull Road, Anlaby Common, HU4 7RR
A variety of classes in Dance, Musical Theatre & Cheerleading, for ages 2-18 years, running from Tuesday to Saturday.
For more information contact Sammy on 07415 888611. 159 Southcoates Avenue, Hull.
Some sessions starting Nov 2021 – call for more info.
Acorn Children’s Centre, Nestor Grove, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4DB. 01482 708953.
Longhill site, Shannon Road, Hull, HU8 9RW. 01482 612542.
I’m Leah, I’m an early years practitioner, a baby massage instructor & a tummy time practitioner based in East Hull. I run baby massage classes in 5 week blocks & one off messy play and massage classes in the local area. Through my classes, I support parents and carers in spending some quality time together, my baby massage routines support bonding between parent & baby as well as helping both parent & baby to relax. Find out more by emailing me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2022 timetable:
Mersey: Monday – Early Explorers (crawling to 3 yrs), 11am, Wednesday – Babbling Babies (0 to crawling), 9.30am
Marfleet: Tuesday – Early Explorers, 1.15pm, Thursday – Babbling Babies, 1pm, Friday – Sensory Session, (0-3 yrs), 10am
Marfleet Children’s Centre, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 5AN. 01482 705333.
Mersey Children’s Centre, The Sunshine Centre, Derwent Street, Hull, HU8 8TX. 01482 705333.
Move to Music is our pre-school fun and physical activity session where tots and young children aged 18 months to four years can develop movement and coordination skills essential to a child’s wellbeing through gymnastic activities, fun games, music and dance.
Woodford Leisure Centre (HU8 8JU):
Ennerdale Leisure Centre (HU7 6EA):
£4.45 per child, book online.
For more information call 01482 331332 (Woodford) or 01482 331136 (Ennerdale)
Still no confirmed restart date (Sept 2021)
9.00 – 11.30am. Parent and child group open during term time. Toys, snack time, singing and crafts. £1 per child, small charge for refreshments. For more info email email@example.com
Derringham Bank Methodist Church, Willerby Road, Hull, HU5 0DT.
Park Street Performing Arts Centre provide tuition in dance, drama, the performing arts and much more! Call 01482 222452 for more info.
Park Street (behind St Stephen’s Centre), Hull, HU2 8RR
Autumn 2021 timetable is running, contact the children’s centres for more info.
Priory Childrens Centre, Priory Road, Hull. 01482 305770. Also incorporates: Windmill Childrens Centre and Ainthorpe Childrens Centre, Hull.
Ballroom, Latin and Freestyle dance classes for under 6s, under 8s and under 10s. Come along just for fun or to do exams and competitions.
Rhythm and Dreams also run Baby Ballroom for under 3s on Thursdays, and adult fitness Latin-in-Line on Fridays
For more info and to book call 01482 448347 / 07876 455394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Rhythm & Dreams Dancing Centre, 833-839 Hessle Road, Hull, HU4 6QF
Sarah Spence Football Academy provides football-related physical development activities for young children aged from walking to 6 years. Children attend regular sessions with other children of a similar age, where they master both motor and social skills under the watchful eye of highly qualified coaches. Active participation of parents in the sessions is also a key feature.
Sessions run from Active+ (Little Monkeys), National Avenue, Hull, all for age walking to 6 years:
First session is a one off £5 to see if your child enjoys it, when you book your taster you get into Little Monkeys soft play after the session for free! (mid week sessions only). If you want to join it is £26 which includes 4 weeks of sessions. (T shirt with your child’s name on the back is £12, or full cotton kit including named T shirt, shorts and socks is £48).
For more info and to book email Sarah on Sarahspencefootballacademy@gmail.com.
Sportsability Swim School provide swimming lessons for all ages and abilities: preschool from age 3 upwards and also all age children and adults. Small groups. 1-2-1s also available. Covid-19 trained teachers. Experienced and qualified instructors.
Classes at The Mercure Hotel Willerby and in Dunswell.
Please contact their friendly swim team on 01482 229676 or email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
SS Elite Soccer School is run by Sophie Stamp, former Doncaster Belles, Hull City Ladies, Leeds United, and former England International. All football sessions are delivered by Sophie.
Venue: Active+ (formerly Hull Indoor Sports Centre/Little Monkeys), Harpings Road, National Avenue, HU5 4JF.
Venue: Soccer Sensations, Craven HU9 5DF
For more information and booking please contact CALL or TEXT Sophie on 07940768538, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
State of The Arts Academy deliver professional, inclusive and affordable performing arts training to all ages and abilities from their purpose-built venue in Hull’s Old Town. Their aim is to provide an accessible and friendly environment where students can develop and excel in their chosen avenue of creative performing arts.
Venue includes: large dance studio, with sprung-floor and mirrored-wall, extensive black-box performing arts studio, light and spacious drama studio, large rehearsal studio, equipped music department, private tuition rooms and a café. Regularly put on shows.
Classes run Monday to Saturday and include: Boys Dance, Open Dance, Street Dance, Ballet, Tap Modern, Musical Theatre, Singing, Panto. From tots to adults plus specific SEN sessions.
For more info call 07928 077862, email email@example.com. 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PT.
Hoping to start in the New Year (2022)
10.00 – 10.30am. Free, story session for pre-schoolers. No need to book just turn up. For more info call 01482 393939.
Hessle Centre, Southgate, Hessle, HU13 0RB
Autumn 2021 sessions are running, but you will now need to book a six week slot for each session. Call the numbers below for more info.
The Parks Children’s Centre, Courtway Road, Hull, HU6 9TA. 01482 803 978.
McMillan Children`s Centre, 21st Avenue, Hull, HU6 8HS. 01482 850200.
The Space Dance Studio – Grafton Street, Hull, HU5 2NP.
The Space2Dance Studio – St Aidan’s Church, 139 Southcoates Avenue, HU9 3HF
Classes include (contact them for latest timetable):
Toddle’n’Ballet 2-5 Yrs, Toddle’n’Street Dance 2-5 Yrs, Toddle’n’Happy Feet 2-5 Yrs, Toddle’n’Floor Gymnastics 2-5 Yrs, Street Dance 6 -11 Yrs, Street Dance 12-18 Yrs, Musical Theatre 6-16 yrs, Ballet 5-8 Yrs, Floor Gymnastics 6-11 Yrs, Ballet, Tap and Modern 5-9 Yrs, Contemporary Class 9-16 Yrs, Urban Ballet/Commercial (Ballet with Funk) 12-18 Yrs, Ballroom/Latin 6-11 Yrs, Urban Ballet 6-11 Yrs
For more information call 07340 688279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Avenues, Hull
Discover the Violin! Join a 6-week introductory course for children aged 3-12 to discover this wonderful musical instrument! Learn core musical skills, start to read music, and inspire a lifelong musical journey. No instrument necessary – it’s a great way to find out if your child is ready to start regular lessons.
Individual violin lessons for children and adults also available.
For more information and full venue address call Anna on 07946 746 967, or e-mail email@example.com.
Aiming to restart some sessions soon – call for info and booking
Wheeler Children’s Centre, The Rainbow Centre, Wheeler Street, Hull, HU3 5QE. 01482 502466.