Classes, activities and groups for babies, toddlers and pre schooler children in Hull, on a Wednesday.
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.
10.00-10.45: Toddler Adventures. Get moving, singing and playing with our toddler sessions. Get adventurous with your baby in our specially designed classes. After the session, grab a coffee and connect with other parents. Baby Adventures is for babies under 12 months and their parents.
11.15-12.00: Baby Adventures. Sensory games, storytelling and songs for parents and their babies. Get adventurous with your baby in our specially designed classes. After the session, grab a coffee and connect with other parents. Baby Adventures is for babies under 12 months and their parents.
For both sessions the age description is just a guidance, if you feel your child would enjoy this session you are welcome! Sessions are £6 and can be booked on the Hull Truck website here or by calling the box office on 01482 323638.
Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull.
My Baby Can Dance and My Newborn Can Dance is an award winning movement to music, pre school activity with early years education. Your little ones 1st steps to learning! In a weekly session we combine movement to music with activities, singing and musical instruments, numbers, colours, phonics and shapes also looking at topics such as the world around us and health & hygiene and road safety for children. Hull classes are run by Janine. Classes at Preston Community Hall and Broadway Scout Hut Hull:
Mondays: Preston Community Hall, HU12 8SA. My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4 years) 9.30 and 10:15. Newborn Can Dance (babies) 11.00.
Wednesdays and Fridays: The Broadway Scout Hut Holderness Rd, HU9 3JJ. My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4 years) 9.30 and 10:15. Newborn Can Dance (babies) 11.00, Also a Saturday 9.45 morning family class (age 9months to 4yrs) at this venue.
Classes are 35 minutes long, booked in half term blocks, book here.
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:
Fun Climb & Play Sessions for Under 5’s. Let the little ones have a go on our colourful climbing walls encouraged by our friendly & helpful team then off to soft play to burn off any excess energy. Runs weekly Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings from 10.30, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30.
Plenty of onsite parking at St Stephens (half price parking available, and free parking after 5.30pm). Soft play is suitable for under 8s, climbing is suitable for over 4s and upwards. Book online only to climb and for soft play. Open on selected days, days may vary, please check website for latest opening. For more information and booking please visit their website here.
Rock Up, St Stephens Centre, Ferensway, Hull.
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.
Swimming lessons suitable for school age children and above, taught by Janet and Emma.
For more info call 07749 569422 or email email@example.com.
British Gymnastics registered Club, offering Gymnastics and Trampolining for:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 374808 for further details.
Various times and days. Unit 8 St Johns Business Park, St Johns Grove, Hull, HU9 3RL
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.
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
9.00 – 11.00am. Open to any pre-schoolers and their parent or carer. £1 per child. No booking required, just turn up.
The Pennine, Pennine Way, Hull, HU7 5EF
Re-opening September 2022
9.45 – 11.30. £2 for one adult and one child, 50p for each additional child. Includes drink and snack, crafts, play, singing, baby changing, bottle warming, car park, breastfeeding friendly and generally an all round super friendly group in a warm, clean hall with safe clean toys.
For more info contact Gill on 07774634944, 01482 842074 or email email@example.com
Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church, 227 Bricknell Avenue, Hull, HU5 4TJ. 01482 842074
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.
Restarted Sept 2021
9.15 – 11.30. Clowes Methodist Church, Greenwood Avenue (corner of Greenwood Avenue and 1st Avenue), Hull, HU6 9NA. No need to book, just turn up. £1 per family.
Little Smilers Baby and Toddler Group. Pop in and play, free play with craft tables and a snack of toast and drink for both children and parents, suitable from birth to school age. Term time only. Also run themed family fun days every Wednesday during school holidays suitable from birth upwards.
For more info email them on Clowesfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Fun, friendly dance classes in freestyle disco and street dance for children.
Tuesdays at Marist Parish Church Hall, Cottingham Road:
Wednesdays at North Hull Community Centre, 37th Avenue:
(Also adult classes on both days at 7pm)
For more info contact Laura 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HENRY is Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young. It’s a FREE 8 week parenting course with a crèche included, open and free to Hull residents.
This free programme is for parents or carers of children aged 0 to 5 years old and covers topics such as positive mealtimes, active play and managing behaviour. Courses held in 8 week blocks, now online.
For more information about September 2021 classes, please call Sammi on 01482 828901, or Audrey on 07926075650 or you can email email@example.com
For latest days and venues and to book a free place (or contact your Children’s Centre direct), or go to www.henry.org.uk.
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.
Stay and Play is a group for under 5’s and their caregivers. Every Wednesday 10.00-11.30.
It will be a fabulous time of playing, craft, singing, storytime and snacks. Come along, invite your family, friends and neighbours. We would love to see you! For more info call 01482 343333 or email email@example.com.
The Vineyard Centre, Vulcan Street, Hull, HU6 7PS
JB Cheer Academy teaches Cheerleading, Tumbling and our New Urban Cheer classes, we offer both recreational and competitive classes from 4+ years.
Classes are held at The Academy, St Mary’s College, Hull on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Also run Cheerleading Tryouts, for those wanting to join and compete. We competed this year for the first time at UKCA in Manchester and plan to do more competitions.
£5 per session. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also run Cheer Tots and Cheer Tots Tumble for ages 2+.
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
Planning to restart from 1st October with Baby Jabadu
Lemon Tree Children’s Centre, Lothian Way, Hull, HU7 5DD. 01482 828901.
Please call to check sessions are on and to book places.
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.
Mini Messers is a messy play group ages 0 to 5. We have tuff trays with different ingredients and activities. We have themed sessions each month including Under the Sea, Going to the Zoo and Halloween! Some classes are weekly, some fortnightly:
£7.50 per session, or block of 3 for £20. For more info and bookings please call Kelsey on 07538128093.
Parent & Toddler Group at Kingston Evangelical Church, Park Grove (off Princes Avenue), Hull, HU5 2UR. (please use side entrance.)
Wednesday mornings (term time only). 10.00 -12 noon
Age: 0-5 years. All welcome. Free. For further info contact June – tel: 01482 845237
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.
Rose Elliott Academy of Arts runs classes for ages 4+. Also for younger children, REA Tots & Babies:
REA Tots & Babies is a super fun class designed to enable your little ones to explore their imaginations, whilst engaging with class friends and parents, your child will learn with sound, movement and acting.
Tuesday’s at Bilton Village Hall and Wednesday’s at Sutton Village Methodist Church Hall, Hull:
Taster class available. For more details and bookings please call Rose on 07414826669, email email@example.com.
Relax Kids Hull & East Riding aim to build calm, confident kids through group, family and one to one sessions (in person or online via zoom). They follow the Relax Kids 7 steps: Move, Play, Stretch, Feel, Breath, Believe and Relax, helping children and families understand emotion, the brain and how to manage big feelings and challenges in life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PT.
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 email@example.com
Dance and baton twirling group for 3-15 year olds.
Wednesdays, 5.15-6.00pm. For more info contact Andrea on 07789 543711
St Marks Church Hall, Anlaby Common, Hull, HU4 7RY
Hoping to restart October 2021
9.30 – 11.00. Victoria Dock Village Hall, Southbridge Road, Hull, HU9 1TS. 01482 221854
£2 per family, suitable for 0 to 5 years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.