FRIDAY PLAYGROUPS & CLASSES IN EAST HULL. For other days use the left navigation panel.
Below is a list of all the local playgroups, classes, activities and clinics across this area (east of Beverley Road to Hedon). 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
In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, many of our local baby and children’s classes and activities are currently not running, or have moved to online classes. For any of the listings on here please check with the organiser if it is on or off before attending.
I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with organisers first, thanks for your understanding.
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 –
Our Toddler Climb sessions are the perfect opportunity for your pre-schoolers to enjoy some of the older kids fun! These slower paced sessions, allow your Under 5’s the chance to try out any of our climbs. And when they’ve had enough they can head over to soft play. It’s an informal climbing session – so if you’re doing the school run with an older sibling, there’s no rush to be with us at 9am prompt – although the climbing needs to take place before 10.30am Friday or 10am on a Sunday. Your entrance fee covers a session lasting an hour and a half.
We recommend that Toddlers should be able to walk and weigh a minimum of 22lbs to take part.
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. Full class timetable on their website here.
42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PT.
Acorn Children’s Centre, Nestor Grove, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4DB. 01482 708953.
Longhill site, Shannon Road, Hull, HU8 9RW. 01482 612542.
Please call before attending sessions to check there are places. Latest timetable (Nov ’19)
Baby Sensory sessions running across the Hull and East Riding Area for babies from 0-13 months. Award-winning, 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. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
For more information about any of these classes, call 07885941077 or email email@example.com.
9.00 – 11.30. The Pennine Rambler, Pennine Way, Hull, HU7 5EF
Play session for 0-5 years, term time only, at the former pub on Mondays and Fridays.
Variety of dance classes for all ages and abilities at Winifred Holtby Academy and Pennine Church Hall. With weekly/monthly awards, exams, annual shows and events.
Winifred Holtby Academy:
Pennine Church Hall:
For booking and more information contact Becky on 07943229616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hull Health Visitors team have sent me their latest timetable for the Hull Child Health Clinics, where you can weigh your baby and seek advice from your local Health Visitors (updated Feb 2020) –
10.00 – 11.00. Hull Minster, Parish Centre, 10a-11 King Street, Hull, HU1 2JJ
Join us for an hour of songs, craft and games in Hull Minster. Term time. Free for all but a recommended donation of £1 for children attending. Refreshments provided. For more information email email@example.com or call 01482 224460.
10.00 – 11.30. St John Newlands Church Hall, Clough Road (Beverley road corner, behind Sainsbury’s), Hull, HU6 7PA. 01482 343658
£1, suitable for 0 to 5 years
Come and join us as we bring our world of Debutots stories and play to a venue near you…….
Baby Story Play (6 Months—2 Years): Dipping tiny toes into our world of stories, words and sounds, our unique sessions are a multisensory blend of Storytelling, puppets, bubbles and movement to music. Each week we will explore a brand new story, unique to Debutots, through sounds, actions and imagination!
Early Years Drama (2-4 Years): Debutots interactive storytelling and dramatic play classes nurture creativity, stretch imagination and grow confidence whilst promoting communication, language and literacy skills. Each week we will explore a brand new story, unique to Debutots. The children’s creative responses are then facilitated by a skilled Debutots practitioner into an imaginative group retelling.
£5 per week pre-booked or single classes and trial classes available. Email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportsability Swim School is run from a private pool in Dunswell. Pre-school swimming lessons are available throughout the day, Monday to Saturday. For children ages 2.5 years and upwards, with 2 highly experienced and qualified instructors and only 6 children in the pool. SEN specialists.
The cost is £40 per month for weekly 30 minute group lessons. Please contact their friendly swim team on 01482 229676 or email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
Primary school classes are available weekdays after school and Saturdays. Adults and Private lessons also available. Ideal setting for SEN children. Non-intimidating environment in a beautiful facility.
Ings Lane, Dunswell, HU6 0AL.
Free Drop In Sessions, Sept 2019 – July 2020, term time only.
East Park Library, Central Pavilion, Holderness Road, HU8 8JU 01482 318 830
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.
Latest timetable (Feb ’20), please call to check sessions before going:
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 at:
Free Drop in Sessions, Sept 2019 – July 2020, term time only.
Freedom Centre Library, 95 Preston Rd, Hull HU9 3QB 01482 710100
Currently on hold, contact them for details of next session.
Playgroup at Goals Soccer Centre in the cafe area, 9.30 – 11.30 every Friday. Drop in and meet other parents, have a drink and snack at the cafe, entertain your little ones with our arts & crafts plus other special activities at each session including soft play.
£1 entry per child and adults are free. For more info call 01482 730100, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goals Hull, Ipark, Innovation Drive, Hull, HU5 1SG.
Trampoline park located on the top floor of St Stephens (entry outside next to Next). Lots of fun for children and grown ups!
They run Toddler Sessions where only under 5s can bounce and it’s only £5 for an adult and child session. Term time they run Mondays 10-11am, Tuesdays 1pm-2pm, Wednesdays 10-11am, Fridays 1pm-2pm and Saturdays 9am-10am. The last Friday of the month toddler session is a themed one. During school holidays they run every day 9-10am.
For more info and to book call 01482 231707.
St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.
Lots of good, mostly free classes and sessions for babies and pre-schoolers. Call them for their latest timetable or find it on the East Riding Council website here.
Hedon Children’s Centre, George Street , Hedon , HU12 8JH. 01482 899962
Dance Academy on Holderness Road specialising in a range of dance styles:
Suitable for children from age 3 upwards, adult classes too. For more information call 07951086426 or 07535770994, or email email@example.com
D’Angelo Dance Academy, 58/62 Holderness Road, Hull
1.15 – 2.45. East Park Pavilion.
Parents are taught the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) five week baby massage course which looks at a different part of the body each week.
£35 for a 5 week course which includes refreshments (tea/coffee and biscuits) at every session, a complimentary bottle of oil and parent handbook, and a certificate on completion of the course. For more info and to book call Gemma on 07940 122651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
159 Southcoates Avenue, Hull.
A variety of classes in Dance, Musical Theatre & Cheerleading, for ages 2-18 years, running from Tuesday to Saturday. Also a Mum’s Dance Class on Wednesdays.
For more information contact Sammy on 07415 888611.
Spectac-U-Lab 6 week Tiny Scientist’s Course – A series of five experiments suitable for preschool children aged 2+ with help from their grown ups. The children will do a different experiment each week, collect a sticker in their log book and will receive a certificate when their log book is full.
9.30-10.15am every Friday from 8th November to 13th December 2019. £30 per child payable in advance.
To reserve your place call 07443650038, or email email@example.com. Home education classes also available, please call or message for more information.
St Columba’s Church hall, Laburnum Ave (off Holderness Rd), HU8 8PA
10.15-11.30am. Play & learn at Keyingham caters for all children under 5 with a wide range of toys and activities available. The session encourages learning through play. Weekly, term time only. Call Hedon Children’s Centre for more info on 01482899962.
Keyingham Village Hall, 44 Waudby Garth Rd, HU12 9TN
10.00 – 11.00 every Friday. Kingswood Pub, Kingswood Retail Park, HU7 3DD.
Breastfeeding support group. For more info call the Lemon Tree Children’s Centre on 01482 828901
Kingswood House, Kingswood Retail Park, Ashcombe Road, Hull, HU7 3DD.
Baby Sessions: 10.00 – 12.00, Wednesdays. Suitable for babies to crawlers.
Stay & Play: 10.00 – 12.00, Thursday and Friday. A fun and interactive session for toddlers. Includes dance, musical instruments and a range of other creative materials whilst learning rhymes and exploring music. For under 5s.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lemon Tree Children’s Centre, Lothian Way, Hull, HU7 5DD. 01482 828901.
Latest timetable (updated Feb ’20) but please call to check sessions are on:
Little Stars Children’s Centre, 95 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB. 01482 790277.
Latest timetable (Feb ’20), please call to check sessions before attending:
Martial arts are a great way of improving fitness, flexibility, strength and self confidence. East Riding Kickboxing Club gives you all this in a family-friendly environment:
This is a mixture of advanced and beginner classes, suitable from age 3 and upwards. Call Joy on 07752 208922 for more information.
Marfleet Children’s Centre, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 5AN. 01482 705333.
Also part of Marfleet is Mersey Children’s Centre, The Sunshine Centre, Derwent Street, Hull, HU8 8TX. 01482 705333. Latest timetable (Feb 2020) but please call to check sessions before attending –
Parent and Tots Dance from the Hull Healthy Lifestyles team. Suitable for families with under 5s, during term time only. £1 per family. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.
For more information email email@example.com
Multiple times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Unit 8 St Johns Business Park, St Johns Grove, Hull, HU9 3RL
£3.50. Call for info and to book – 01482 374808
9.00 – 10.15am. A Parent and Toddler group during term time. Sessions cost £1.50 for parents and toddlers. New faces are most welcome from any location. Previous links to the school are not necessary – just come along!
Main Street, Roos, East Yorkshire HU12 0HB 01964 670535
New mums and babies exercise classes, a workout for mum which babies and tots can join in with. Suitable to bring babies 6 weeks old (as long as they have had injections) to 3 years old. Classes delivered by an experienced instructor qualified in post natal fitness.
12.30 every Friday, class lasts 1 hour. Meet other mums in our lovely new gym on Humber Street, stay for a drink or snack afterwards in our cafe.
Member £1, non-members £4. Limited spaces so please call to book – 01482 327253.
New on Thursdays – PLANKS Mum & Baby Yoga, 11am. For postpartum mums and babies. Stretch, strength and bonding time. Suitable for all.
Temple Gym, 27 Humber Street, Fruit Market, Hull.
Us Mums are fun and effective fitness sessions suitable for pregnant women and new mums where you can bring your baby along (there are specific sessions for non crawlers). Run by Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team.
No need to book, just turn up. For more info call 01482 828901 or you can find their full monthly timetable on their facebook page here.