THURSDAY 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
Footy Tots is a unique parent interactive pre-school football programme for children from walking to 5 to develop physical fitness and mental agility.
Classes also in Victoria Dock Hull, Winfred Holtby Hull and Hull Indoor Sports Centre (National Avenue, Hull).
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.
Sling fit mama is a class combining fitness, toning and strength, it will help to strengthen all the muscles weakened by pregnancy and childbirth. The classes are carefully structured to have your baby in a sling throughout the duration, so it is great for bonding with baby and stealing a quick kiss.
There are obviously no nursery fees or guilt of leaving your baby… you can actually do something for YOU that benefits you both. Your teacher is also a baby wearing peer support worker, so is on hand to help with any sling needs.
Classes are held at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9.30. East Park, Holderneess Road, Hull.
Our buggy fitness walk offers a walking workout for parents with a child in a buggy, or for anyone who just wants a walking workout (no buggy & child required!). Buggy walks are usually 2 or 3 miles (less if necessary) and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
£3 non-members, free for Fitmums & Friends members. Term time only – no need to book, just turn up. For more info on these sessions contact email@example.com.
For more Fitmums fitness sessions info see the Mumbler Fitness for Parents section here.
1.15 – 2.45. Riverside Community Centre, Parkstone Road, Hull, HU6 7DE. 01482 804312
10.30 – 11.30 every Thursday. 554 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LG. 01482 341618
Breastfeeding support group with Peer supporters
Classes for babies (from 12 weeks) and toddlers and pre-school swimming lessons on most days. Call for info and to book – 01482 831557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winifred Holtby Academy & Tweendykes School, Midmere Avenue, Hull, HU7 4PW
Bransholme Methodist Church, next to North Point Shopping Centre, Hull, HU7 4DW
Parent and toddler playgroups run on Wednesday 1.00 – 3.00 and Thursday 9.00 – 11.00.
1.00 – 2.15. Bransholme Methodist Church, next to North Point Shopping Centre, Hull, HU7 4DW.
Physical play in a soft play setting suitable for 0-5 years. £1 per family. Call the Lemon Tree Children’s Centre for info – 01482 318134
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) –
Gravity, St Stephens, Hull. Disability sessions run 1.00 – 2.00 and 4.30 – 5.30.
Trampolining has been shown to help people with a wide range of sensory, developmental and physical disabilities. Our tailored Disability Sessions offer a completely dedicated yet fun environment with sensory engagement in mind, offering therapeutic exercise to people which have a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs – Reduced Sound and Lighting, Sensory Tents and Apparatus, Dedicated, Fun Environment. There is also a range of specialist equipment available for use during classes such as sensory tents and balls.
Sessions are £10 for two bouncers (bouncer and carer) without socks, or £12 including socks. This is inclusive of a hot drink in our café bar after your bounce! Book Online or by Phone on 01482 231707.
Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street (Fruit Market), Hull, HU1 1TU.
Early learning sessions for infants and toddlers aged 0-5. Being held in Gallery 2 of the new exhibition “Place to Place”, brought to you in partnership with Liverpool Biennial. There will be sensory activities to enjoy, all set in an exhibition which features, sculpture, drawings and projection for the whole family to enjoy.
Dates for this block of sessions are:
These sessions are FREE. Pre-booking is available but not essential. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult for the duration of their time in the session.
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.
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:
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
9.00 – 10.00. Belffield Primary School, Saxby Road, Hull, HU8 9DD
Donations towards snack and drink. Play session suitable for 0-5 years with a bit of everything! Includes craft activities, physical play and singing. Contact Acorns children’s centre for more info on 01482 708953
10-11am & 1-2pm – Jumping Jacks is for children aged 9 months to 24 months and focuses on gymnastics and play which helps a child develop essential movement and coordination skills.
11am-12pm & 2-3pm – Sporty Tots is for children aged 2 to 5 years old and focuses on increasing your child’s physical activity and develops throwing, batting and catching, running, jumping, and kicking skills.
Woodford Leisure Centre, Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU. For more information or to book, call 01482 331332.
159 Southcoates Avenue, Hull.
First 2 classes are FREE! For more information contact Sammy on 07415 888611.
Also run a Mums Dance class on Wednesdays.
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 or Leanne 07840008223
St John’s Church, Rosmead Street, HU9 2TB
Free Drop in Sessions, Sept 2019 – July 2020, term time only.
Hull Central Library, Albion St, Hull HU1 3TF 01482 210000
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
Kixx (formerly Mini Kicks) is a bespoke football based academy specifically designed for children aged between 2-8. We aim to provide a fun and friendly environment in which children can not only develop their football skills but also their confidence, social skills and physical ability. Come join the team.
At lots of venues across Hull, Beverley and West Hull Villages, mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. Including Beverley Leisure Centre, Haltemprice, Wolfreton School Willerby, Hessle, Dunswell, Hull university and Andrew Marvell College Hull.
For more info call Nathan on 07889084750 or email email@example.com.
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:
Monday and Thursday mornings 9.00 – 11.00. Open in school holidays too.
£2 per session, extra children over 1 year 50p. A wide variety of toys and a great area for babies, toast time, songs/parachute and biscuit and storytime. And of course a hot drink for parents/grandparents. For info please contact the organiser Ali on 07446032111.
Long Riston Village Hall, Main Street, Long Riston, HU11 5JF
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 –
Moo Music sessions are weekly interactive music and movement sessions for 0-5 year olds. We sing, we dance, we learn, we play and we have lots of moosical fun. They have lots of classes across the Hull and East Riding Area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hull Kingston Rovers Ground, Craven Park, Preston Road, Hull.
6.00 – 7.30pm Every Monday and Thursday – Female Rugby. Hull KR’s girls rugby team is going from strength to strength and new players are welcome to come down and see what all the fuss is about! The overall aim is to develop a home-grown, club-developed Rovers team to compete in the new Women’s Super League by 2020, but we still need more players to get involved.
All girls between the ages of 11 and 16 are welcome to attend regardless of ability or previous experience – it’s all about having fun, staying active and making friends through playing sport. We have teams at U12’s, U14’s and U16’s who currently play in competitive leagues and from September we will have a college age team.
Sessions are free. Please contact Ben Parker for more info on Ben.Parker@hullkr.co.uk
Hull Kingston Rovers Ground, Craven Park, Preston Road, Hull.
The Dance Academy focuses on developing key fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and core strength. We do this through fun, no pressure dance classes. Our classes aim to enhance performance skills and boost confidence whilst helping young people to stay fit and healthy. We work on different dance styles including Jazz, Pop, Street Dance, Commercial, Contemporary and we also have classes specialising in ballet and musical theatre.
Members of the Hull KR Dance Academy have the opportunity to perform at selected Hull KR home fixtures, shows and events throughout the city and around the country. Our dancers have performed at events such as Magic Weekend in Newcastle, Summer Bash in Blackpool, the Four Nations and the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. We have also taken part in the Hull’s youth dance platform “Creative Voice” and we are always looking for exciting opportunities to be involved in.
Ages 3 – 25. £3 per class. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4.15 (time dependent on age ans style). Please contact Amelia Lowis for more info and booking on Amelia.Lowis@hullkr.co.uk.
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.