Playgroups & Classes East Riding


MONDAY PLAYGROUPS & CLASSES IN THE EAST RIDING. For other days use the left navigation panel.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups, classes, activities and clinics across this area (Beverley, Cottingham, West Hull Villages to Brough). 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

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Anlaby Studios – Children’s Dance Classes

anlaby studiosAnlaby Studios, 18-22 Wilson Street, Anlaby, HU10 7AN.

Anlaby Studios is an in-house performing arts centre with studios to hire. Children’s timetable:

  • 2-3 years: Parent & Tots Dance, Friday and Saturday at 9.45. Musical Theatre, Tuesday at 2pm.

For other age groups (4-5 yrs, 6-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs, 10-13 yrs, 14-16 yrs) classes run throughout the week in

  • Ballet, Modern, Tap
  • Acrobatics, Flexibility/Stretch
  • Street, Hip Hop
  • Musical Theatre, Drama

Also Boys Only Dance for ages 8+ – Ballet Monday at 6pm, Contemporary Thursday at 6pm.

For more info contact Chloe on 07414 444685, email or find more info on their website here. Also run a variety of children’s classes.

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Aquastars Swim School

aquastars swim school willerby hullThe Mercure Hotel Pool, Willerby.
  • Monday: Babies 10.00, Toddlers 10.30 and Pre-school Beginners 11.00.
  • Wednesday: Babies 10.00, Pre-school Beginners 10.30 and Toddlers 11.00.  4.30 to 7.00 we also do Beginners up to Pre competition.
Baby and toddlers are with parent/career in the water, pre school beginners and up are on their own in the water with the instructor. Small groups.  Fully insured and DBS cleared for all instructors. Classes also at Winfred Holtby Hull.
We also offer a free first lesson which can be taken at any time during a block.  For more information and bookings please call 07854 725211, email or check out their facebook page here.

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Beverley – Music with Mummy

On Mondays and Wednesdays at Molescroft Pavilion, Woodhall Way, Beverley, HU17 7JX

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.

  • Music with Mummy: 10.00 and 10.45.
  • Jolly Babies: 11.30 and 12.15
  • Three Four Time: 1.00 (Monday only)

For more info visit their website here or facebook page. Classes are £4 each, call Kelly Webster on 07787 172825 to book.

Also Fridays at Beverley Racecourse and Tuesdays at David Lloyd Kingswood.

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My Baby Can Dance

my baby can dance

  • Brough – Brough Methodist Church, HU15 1DL. 10.30 – 11.15 Newborn Can Dance
  • Holme on Spalding Moor – Home on Spalding Moor Village Hall Committee Room. 10.00 – 10.45 My Baby Can Dance

My Baby Can Dance is suitable for 12 months to 4 years, Newborn Can Dance for ages 0 to 1yr. Fun dance class. Early years education is combined with dance, movement, great music and eye catching activities to create a family fun, structured and educational environment.

For more information and to book Brough call Sam on 07495 856993, for Home on Spalding Moor call Vanessa on 07974 631162, or check out their website here.

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Elloughton – Dancestars

9.30. St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Close, Elloughton.

Dancing with the Emphasis on FUN! Dancestars is a fun, energetic dance class that will see your little one wiggle and giggle, move and groove to all the latest songs! Aimed at boys and girls with classes catering from walking upto 7 years. We provide the funky tunes…..the children do the rest!
  • MINIS – walking to 4 years
  • JUNIORS – 3 and a half to 7 years.
Classes also in Beverley, Kingswood, Anlaby, North Newbald and Market Weighton. Classes are pay as you dance. We work with nurseries, schools and provide holiday clubs and parties too!
For more info contact Clare on 07943 112262, email, visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

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Market Weighton – Dive In

dive in swimming lessons for children maket weightonWeighton Wold Pool, Wold Road, Market Weighton, YO43 4NE. Mondays and Wednesdays 4.00 – 6.30pm.

Dive In offer swimming lessons for children aged 4 to 11 years. We are committed to teaching children not only the skill of swimming but to be water confidence and safety. Our lessons are fun and relaxed delivered by our team of passionate teachers. Our class sizes are small with the teachers in the water with the children to ensure they have the support and encouragement close at hand. We deliver the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.

For more info please contact them on, 07593 545237 or follow them on facebook here.

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Baby Swimming with Water Babies

water babies

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.

Market Weighton: Weighton Wold, YO43 4NE. Monday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

Dunswell: Landplan Pool, HU6 0AL. Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Willerby: Total Fitness Gym, HU10 6ED. Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons.

Classes available at in Hull at Winifred Holtby School and Holiday Inn Hull Marina, from birth to school age.

Check out their website or contact 01904 607110 or for more information. Happy splashing!

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Willerby – Goldstar Active

York Way, Willerby (next to Aldi, behind Stor-More).

Gymnastics, trampolining, street dance, musical theatre, karate, Parkour and fitness for girls, boys and adults!  Classes on every day of the week term time. Also:

  • Specifically for 2-5 years there’s Little Stars, pre-school gymnastics available Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.
  • Soft play sessions on Tuesdays
  • Baby Stars Ballet, movement to music through storytelling and Disney songs. Wednesdays and Fridays 1-2pm and Saturdays 9-10am
  • School holiday camps during school holidays for ages 4+.
  • For the grown-ups – fitness classes and Yoga. Creche facility available for these classes.

Also a great cafe upstairs, The Grind, all welcome to pop in to anytime.

For more info please check out their website here, call Caroline on 01482 656438 or email

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Williams Den – Messy Play at The Den!

williams den messy play10.30 – 11.30. William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.

Every Monday from the 10th September until 15th October join us for Messy Play with Eden’s Baby Experiences! £5.50 per child. Suitable for 0-18months.

Each week your little one can get messy exploring different types of textures from baked beans, flour to chocolate mud! Each session will include singing and parachute rhymes. Please bring spare clothes and a towel because it’s going to get messy!
Pre-booking is advised. For more info about Williams Den and to pre book tickets check out their website here. Contact the team for more information 01430 472230 or


This is the page for MONDAYS groups and classes. To change day click the links to the left 

Anlaby – Aqua Babes & Aqua Tots at Haltemprice

The East Riding Leisure Centre, Haltemprice, 120 Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ.

Daily Monday to Saturday, various times.  Booked in 10 wk blocks. Suitable from 4 months. Call for times, availability and to book – 01482 652501

Anlaby – Calvella School of Performing Arts

Calvella School of Performing Arts, Pryme Street, Anlaby, HU10 6DQ.

Ballet and tap lessons suitable from age 2 to 15 years +. Classes held on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings, various times by age. We also offer street jazz classes on a Wednesday evening, times by age. These classes include warm up each week and then work on a routine for an exam / show.

As a school we do one set of IDTA exams a year in May and we do two shows a year, one in July and one in January. Show costumes are hired to keep costs low.

We also offer adult tap and fitness classes and a children’s musical theatre week of dance in August. For more info and booking please call 07818 085919.

Anlaby Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Anlaby Children’s Centre, Anlaby Primary School , First Lane , Anlaby , HU10 6UE. 01482 565560.

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.

Anlaby – Soft Play at Haltemprice

The East Riding Leisure Centre, Haltemprice, 120 Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ. 01482 652501.

Monday and Friday 10.00 – 12.00, Wednesday 1.00 – 3.00

£3.30 per session. Just turn up.

Beverley – Baby Bistro, Breastfeeding group

9.30 – 11.00, every 2nd Monday. Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel, Beverley.

Breastfeeding support group with peer supporters. Usually every other Monday, but may vary with holidays, please check dates – for info email –, 07580741839. Find them on facebook also.

Beverley Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Beverley Children’s Centre, Coltman Avenue, Beverley, HU17 9LP. 01482 880066.

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.

Beverley – Girls Ladies Rugby at Beverley RUFC

Mondays 6.30pm. Beaver park (Beverley RUFC ground), Norwood Road, Beverley

Rugby based fitness with the aim is to get a girls rugby team together to play some games against local teams. Suitable for age 7 and up but younger players are welcome.

For more info please contact Emma Bryans on 07933512021 or

Beverley – Jack in the Box Pre-school Gymnastics

Mega Fun, Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF.

9.30 – 3.00, various times for different age groups (9-18 months, 18 months – 2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years)

4 week taster £4.50/wk then pay monthly. Call for info and to book – 01482 880091

Beverley – Messy Mondays, Toll Gavel Playgroup

9.30 – 11.00. Mondays. Toll Gavel Methodist Church Room, Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9AA.

For accompanied babies and pre school children. £2, includes refreshments. For more info contact Cathy – 07931 885961

Beverley – Mini Gruffalo’s Parent & Toddler Group

Cherry Tree Centre, Little Gruffalo’s Pre School, 117 Cherry Tree Lane, Beverley, HU17 0AY.

  • Music Time – Monday 1.30 – 2.30
  • Stay and Play – Tuesdays 9.15 – 10.30
  • Messy Play – Thursdays 9.15 – 10.30

All sessions £1 per family, suitable for 0-5 years. Call for more details on 01482 865227

Beverley – Oranges & Lemons Playgroup

10.00 – 11.30. Molescroft Pavilion, Woodhall Way, Beverley, HU17 7JX. 07715 124852

Soft play is included once a month, arranged by Beverley Children’s Centre (call them for more info 01482 880066).

Brandesburton – Let’s Play Toddler Group

9.00 – 10.00 (fortnightly). Brandesburton Primary School, Main Street, Brandesburton, YO25 8RG. 01262 481699

Free. Suitable for 0 to 5 years. Call Beeford Children’s Centre for more info and dates on 01262 481699

Bridlington – Sewerby Squirrels

10.00 – 11.30. Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, YO15 1EA. Held in the Orangery.

Every Monday in term time, a session for under 5s. Each session has a play area, quiet corner and a themed activity that differs each week linked with the museum themes and location. Details of each individual session can be found on the Sewerby website.

Sessions are free with admission to Sewerby from April to October. During the off season when there is no charge to enter the grounds at Sewerby the sessions cost £2 for ages 3 years + and are free for under 3s, one accompanying adult is also free. Call 01262 673769 for more info.

Brough – Baby Sensory

Brough Scout Hut, Elloughton Road Brough, HU15 1AE. Times by age from 10.00 to 1.00.

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.

Also run classes in other venues across our area. Email for more information.

Brough Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Brough Children’s Centre, Brough Primary School, Springfield Avenue, Brough, HU15 1AE. 01482 669474.

Also incorporates Howden Children’s Centre, First Floor Howden Multi-service Centre, 69 Hailgate, Howden , DN14 7SX. 01482 395220.

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.

Cottingham Children’s Centre Weekly Classes & Groups

Cottingham Children’s Centre, Bacon Garth Primary School, The Garth, Cottingham, HU16 5JP. 01482 845636.

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.

Cottingham – Little Rascals Playgroup

Monday 9.30 – 11.00. Cottingham Children’s Centre, Bacon Garth Primary School.

Call for info – 01482 845636 – or find on facebook.

Cottingham – Music Time

9.30 and 10.30. Civic Hall, Market Green, Cottingham, HU16 8BY.

The Music Time charity provides interactive music-making classes to introduce basic music, singing and social skills to babies, toddlers and preschoolers along with their parents, carers and childminders. Held in relaxed, educational and stimulating one-hour local playgroups, classes are led by professional musicians and are ideal for babies and children up to 4 years old.

First session FREE. Sessions also in Beverley on Thursdays and Fridays. Call for info and to book on 07947 817556 or email

Cottingham – Tumble & Twist, Pre-school Gymnastics

Cottingham Pavilion, King George V Playing Fields, Northgate, Cottingham, HU16 5QW

Various times by age (walking – 3 years and 3-5 years)

£4. Call for info and to book 01482 840290.

Driffield Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Driffield Children’s Centre, Beckside, Driffield, YO25 6QN. 01377 240782.

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.

Mini Kicks

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 there 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 07889084750, or email

Dunswell – Sportsability Swim School

Run from a private pool in Dunswell.

New programme of swimming lessons from Sportsability, from a lovely private pool with exclusive use. Small class numbers, high quality lessons with highly experienced and qualified ASA Level 2 swim teachers.

Pre-school classes for ages 3-5 years running during the day. Primary school age classes running weekday after school and Saturdays. Private lessons also available. Ideal setting for SEN children. Non-intimidating environment, beautiful facility. Adult lessons also available upon request.

6 week block bookings, £39 per block. Please contact their friendly swim team on 01482 229676 or for more information and to book a place.

Fitmums & Friends Juniors: Junior Athletic Sessions

A fun junior athletics session for children years led by England Athletics trained coaches. This session covers all run, jump and throw disciplines, and is suitable for all abilities. At:

  • Beverley: East Riding Leisure Beverley. Mondays, 4.15 – 5.00 ages 5 to 7 years, 5.00 – 6.00 ages 8 to 10 years.
  • Cottingham: Cottingham High School. Saturdays 2.30 – 3.30 ages 5 to 15 years.
  • West Hull: Costello Stadium, Hull. Wednesdays, 5.00 – 6.00 ages 5 to 7 years. Saturdays, 9.00 – 10.00 and 10,00 – 11.00 ages 8 to 10 years.
  • Withernsea: Withernsea High School. Thursdays, 4.30 – 5.30 ages 5 to 10.

Also Fitmums & Friends 10 to Teens. A fun junior athletics session for children aged 10+ years led by England Athletics trained coaches. Tuesday 5.30pm-6.45pm, St Mary’s Sports College, Hull.

For more details, all groups can be found on their website here here or email to book.

Foxholes – Moo Music

10.00. Foxholes Village Hall.
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. Also on Tuesdays in Bridlington.
For more info and bookings please call Katie on 07816 288317 or email

Hedon Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Hedon Children’s Centre, George Street , Hedon , HU12 8JH. 01482 899962

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 – Little Dribblers Football

9.15. Hedon Scout Hut, Sheriff Highway, Hedon.

Call for info and to book Dave Aitcheson Smith – 07762 774536

Hessle – All Saints Soft Play

10.00 – 11.30. All Saints Church Hall, Southgate, Hessle, HU13 0AD.

2 groups – Pre-schoolers (main hall), Babies 0 to 18 months (upstairs room). Bouncy castles, soft shapes, trikes, refreshments. Baby softplay also available upstairs for under 1’s.

Call for info – Janine 01482 648161

Hessle Children’s Centre Weekly Classes & Groups

Hessle Children’s Centre, The Hourne , Eastgate , Hessle , HU13 9LJ. 01482 629085.

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.

Hessle – Victoria Gregson School of Dance

Tower Hill Methodist Church Hall, Hessle.

4.00 – 5.00 Pop/Street 3-7 years, 5.00 – 6.30 Pop/Street & Cheerleading 7+ years, 6.30 – 7.30 Commercial 11-16 years.

For more info call Vicky on 07742 339000 or email

Hornsea – Hornsea Nursery School Parent & Toddler Group

1.30 – 3.00. Hornsea Nursery School, Newbegin, Hornsea, HU18 1PB

“Free Play” for babies and children with a range of activities each week, 0pen to parents, carers and grandparents. Outdoor play area available, Sensory room available, Children’s Centre Practitioner available every other week.

Term Time, £1 per child. For more info call 01964 534396 or email

Long Riston – Baby & Toddler Playgroup

Long Riston Village Hall, Main Street, Long Riston, HU11 5JF

9.30 – 11.00 Mondays and Thursdays.

Contact Beeford Children’s Centre for more info on 01262 481699

Market Weighton Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Market Weighton Children’s Centre, Princess Road, YO43 3BY. 01430 874090

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.

North Ferriby – ABC Club (Adults, Babies, pre-school Children)

Mondays 1.45 – 3.15 in term time. All Saints Church Parish Hall, 19 Church Road, North Ferriby, HU14 3AD

01482 635758

North Ferriby – Toddler Sense


North Ferriby Village Hall, 50 Church Road, North Ferriby, HU14 3AA

Award-winning, sensory-rich toddler development programme, where structured play goes hand in hand with imagination, adventure and the freedom to explore. Each week has a unique theme, with activities carefully constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. We’ve done the research, so you can both enjoy the fun.

Also at other venues in Hull and the East Riding. Email for more information.


Northern Lights Drama

Northern Lights Drama is a local independent theatre school established in 2013 by local actors Hannah Levy and Tilly Oakshott. The school runs weekly Musical Theatre classes for children aged 3 to 12+ years in the following location:

  • Mondays: Driffield
  • Tuesdays: Market Weighton and Willerby
  • Wednesdays: Welton and Hedon
  • Thursdays: Anlaby
  • Saturdays: Beverley

All classes focus on boosting confidence and self esteem whilst inspiring young people to shine. The school is proud to be training the next generation of stars with a growing number of pupils being cast in professional theatre, film and television roles.

On Saturdays they also run Acting classes in Cottingham and Dance classes in Welton.

For more information about Northern Lights Drama Theatre School or to book a FREE trial class please call 01482 641690 or email

Skidby – Parent & Baby Morning

10.00 – 11.30 (every other week). St Michael’s Church, Main Street, Skidby.

The group is aimed at under 2’s but they are happy for older siblings to come along.  Runs throughout school hols. For further info email

Swanland – Teos Tennis Junior Squads

Swanland Lawn Tennis Club.

After school and weekend junior squads tennis training.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4.00 – 5.00 for ages 4-12 years. Also Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5.00 – 6.00 for ages 10-14 years and 6.00 – 7.00 for ages 14-18 years. Saturdays 10.00 – 11.00 for ages 4-14 years.

For more info or to book contact Teo Arkut on 07890 783807 or

Also runs school holiday programmes.

Swanland – TinyTalk Baby Signing

10.30 and 12.00. Swanland Village Hall, Main Street, Swanland, HU14 3QR

Baby signing and social time with refreshments. Suitable for 0-2 years. £5 per family for 1 hour. Please contact Elaine Holmes at for more info.

Willerby – Becky Adlington’s Swim Stars

Total Fitness Gym, Beverley Road, Willerby, HU10 6NS

Swimming lessons for 3+ years on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Saturday mornings. Call for info and to book – 0161 9790499 or email

Willerby – Carl Cockcroft Swim School, Making Waves

The Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby.

Monday 4.00-6.00, Tuesday 3.30-6.00, Friday 3.30-6.00, Saturday 11.00-3.00

Classes taught by Carl Cockcroft, former Great Britain Swimmer and qualified teacher and Head Coach. Suitable for age 3+. Contact for more info and to book – 07947 734213 or 01757 630773

Willerby – CB Swimming

4pm – 6pm. Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6ER

Swimming classes taught by local, independent instructor Chris. Suitable for 3 years plus on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. £6/week, don’t need to pay per term and no payment if you’re on holiday.

Also babies and toddler classes on Thursday and private 121’s on Saturday. For more info call Chris on 07900 930802

Willerby – Olcote Squash Academy

4.15 – 5.15. Total Fitness Gym, Beverley Road, Willerby, HU10 6ED

Children’s squash academy taught by a qualified coach. Suitable for age 5 – 17. Mixed ability session

£7/session or £24/month (discount for gym members). Call Tony for info on 07837 681952

Withernsea Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

Withernsea Children’s Centre, Withernsea High School, Hull Road, Withernsea, HU19 2EQ. 01964 612618.

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.