Playgroups & Classes East Riding


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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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Delanoy Dancers – Ballet, Tap & Modern

delanoy dancersDelanoy Dancers in Beverley is opening its doors on 7th September 2019 for children aged from 18 months to 18 years, with classes in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern.

  • Saturday: St Mary’s Parish Hall (18month-12 years)
  • Monday: St Nicholas Community Centre (11-14years)
  • Wednesday: Tokenspire Business Park (adults)
  • Thursday: Armstrongs Social Club (15-18 years)
  • Thursday: St Mary’s Parish Hall (adults)

For more information contact Fiona Delanoy on 07944 280 716 or email You can also find them on Facebook here.

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Flex Dance – West Hull & West Hull Villages Classes

flex dance hullMusical 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 in East Hull at:

  • Monday: Christopher Pickering Primary, Greenway Academy, Hallgate Primary, Hall Road Academy, St Thomas More Primary
  • Tuesday: Appleton Primary, Thorseby Primary, Hallgate Primary
  • Wednesday: Anlaby Primary, Cottingham Road Baptist Church, Croxby Primary, Wold Academy,
  • Thursday: Bricknell Academy, Endike Academy, Priory Baptist Church
  • Friday: Kirkella St Andrews Primary,
  • Saturday: Kirkella St Andrews Primary, Bricknell Academy

Book your FREE TRIAL now. For more info and bookings text Sam on 07921 222710, or visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

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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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My Baby Can Dance

my baby can danceMolescroft Pavilion, Beverley, HU17 9GG. 10.00 – 10.45

Suitable for 12 months to 4 years. 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 info and to book call Sam on 07495 856993 or check out their website here .

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Louise Dell Performing Arts

Louise Dell Performing Arts have been a dance school in Hull for 25 years. We follow the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) syllabus, with lots of opportunities for taking part in exams and shows. Louise has 30 years experience as a dance teacher, with a 100% pass rate for exams and many ex pupils now working within the trade.
Their main venues are in Hessle:
  • All Saint’s Church Hall Hessle Square: Fridays – Street Dance, Freestyle Ballroom and Latin from age 3 years upwards
  • Scout Hut behind All Saint’s Church Hall Hessle Square: Saturdays – Ballet and Tap From age 2.5 years upwards
They also offer:
  • St Joseph’s Church Hall, Boothferry Road, Hull: Tuesdays – Street Dance, Freestyle, Ballroom and Latin for ages 3 to 6, 7 to 11 and advanced class.
  • Eastfield Pre School: Mondays – Musical Theatre from age 7 upwards
  • Eastfield Primary School: Mondays – Street Dance from age 3 upwards
  • Plus Adult Ballet or Adult dance fitness.
For more information please contact Louise on 07876 547282, email, or you can check out her website here or her facebook page here.

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Market Weighton – Dancestars

9.30. The Wesley Centre, Market Weighton.

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 Elloughton, Beverley, Kingswood, Anlaby, North Newbald. 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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Mini Athletics Hull & East Riding

mini athletics hull and east ridingA new class starting September 2019 – Mini Athletics Hull & East Riding was launched by the parents of 2 young girls 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.

They are the only athletics based children’s class in the area, it 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.

Classes are £6.50 per session and run on various days at 5 different venues our area:

  • Mondays – Nuffield Health and Fitness Club, HU1 2TX,
  • Tuesdays – David Lloyd Club, HU7 3DB,
  • Thursdays – All Saints Church Hall, Hessle, HU13 0AD:

All 9.30-10.15am: Didee Athletes (2 – 3.5 yrs), 10.15-11am: Little Athletes (3.5 – 5 yrs).

  • Saturdays – Beverley Grammar School, HU17 8NF,
  • Sundays – Hull Collegiate School, Anlaby, HU10 7EH:

All 9-9.45am: Didee Athletes (2 – 3.5 yrs), 9.45-10.30am: Little Athletes (3.5 – 5 yrs), 10.30-11.15am: Mini Athletes (5 – 7 yrs).

First class free! For more information and to book a class, please visit their webpage here, find them on Facebook here, email, or call 01482 420230. Also provide kids birthday parties.

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PQA Beverley & PQA Hull

PQA paulline Quirk Academy of Performing ArtsThe Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18 year olds

Students spend 3 hours with us, rotating through hour long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers (Poppets class for the younger ages are shorter and last 90 minutes). Classes are held every Saturday at:

  • Beverley – Beverley Grammar School, Queensgate, Beverley, HU17 8NF. 8.45am – 12 noon
  • Hull – Wolfreton School, Well Lane, Willerby. 1.45pm – 5.00pm

For more information please visit their website here, or call 0800 5316282 or email

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Willerby – Turtle Tots Swimming

turtle totsMercure Hotel, Grange Park Road, Willerby, HU6 6EA

Lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Fun and structured lessons taught by the best instructors within the swimming industry! Each lesson is progressive and builds on a range of surface and underwater skills together with water confidence and safety.

FREE taster classes available. Classes run 5 days a week at the Mercure Willerby (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays), Frederick Holmes School Hull (Sundays) and DW Fitness Hull (Mondays, Wednesdays).

For more info contact Jennie on 07854827707 or, or visit their website.

Anlaby – Aqua Babes & Aqua Tots at Haltemprice

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

Haltemprice, 120 Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ.

Anlaby – Calvella School of Performing Arts

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.

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

Anlaby Studios – Children’s Dance Classes

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

  • 2-4 years: Parent & Tots Dance, Friday at 9.45am.

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

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

Beverley – Aqua Tots at Beverley Leisure Centre

12.00. Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0LT

Payable in courses. Suitable for 18 months plus. Call for availability and to book – 01482 881190

Beverley Children’s Centre Weekly Sessions & Groups

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

Beverley – Cook Stars, Children’s Cooking Classes

Cook Stars are new cookery classes for children in Hull and Beverley.

Beverley Grammar School. 9.40 Minis & Juniors (2-10 years), 11.00 Juniors (5-12 years).

Mini’s (age 2-5) and Juniors (age 5-12). All ingredients included, plus a craft activity and recipe card to keep. Also includes an after school snack before the class starts. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off Juniors, under 5s need to be accompanied by an adult. FREE first class for all children.

For more information and to book please call Sarah on 07555 575605 or email

Classes also in Cottingham and Victoria Dock Hull. They also offer a great range of kids parties too.

Beverley – Didi Rugby

New to Yorkshire, didi rugby inspiring fun, confidence and activity!!

At didi rugby we offer multi-skills based activity classes with a rugby theme for girls and boys aged 18 months – 6 years. The aims are to improve self-confidence, skills and sporting ability, whilst including the core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. We do this using a range of games and activities delivered by fully qualified coaches in a relaxed environment.

We offer a free taster session to come along and try us out; thereafter we offer monthly membership which, as well as giving access to one of our weekly classes, entitles the children to discounts on holiday sessions, parties and didi rugby kit and accessories.
Join us at one of our weekly sessions, Saturdays at Beverley Leisure Centre :

  • Minis 9.00 – 9:40
  • Juniors 9:40 to 10:20
  • Seniors 10:20 to 11.00

Also in Pocklington on Sundays. For more details please call 07730 596663, email

Beverley – Footloose School of Dancing

9.30 – 10.15. St Mary’s Parish Hall, Beverley.

Pre school ballet class suitable from 3 years. Also Ballet, Modern and Tap classes run throughout the day on a Saturday (depending on ages) during the school term times.

For more info contact Catherine on 07855 719386 or

Beverley – Tigers Trust Soccer Centre

9.00 – 11.00. Beverley Leisure Centre

Football classes run by the Tigers Trust sport and education. For boys and girls 4 -12 years. Also at Haltemprice and KC Stadium.

8 week course £25. Call for more info 01482 358371

Brough – Saturday Morning Play

10.00 – 12.00. Brough Methodist church.

Lots of toys from Lets Play, coffee morning on in the welcome centre, toddler bouncy castle, craft activities. Now on every week.

£1.50 per child, everyone welcome.

Cottingham Children’s Centre – Weekly Sessions & Groups

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, Bacon Garth Primary School, The Garth, Cottingham, HU16 5JP. 01482 845636.

Dexterity Gymnastics Academy

Fantastic Gymnastics for girls and boys 4 years upwards. We are a gymnastics club that cares about what we teach and how the gymnasts develop and progress. We aim for excellence and longevity in our sport, and for a high work ethic alongside a family, friendly atmosphere in the gym. We hope each gymnast’s life is improved through the challenges and successes they find in themselves and in our programmes.

A British Gymnastics registered club with fully qualified British Gymnastics coaches who care about what they teach. We have sessions at:

  • Kirkella St Andrews Primary School – Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30-5.00. Running now.
  • Bishop Burton College Sports Facility – Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Times vary. Start 24th April 2019.

Gymnasts of all abilities and levels welcome and our motto at every level is Be the best gymnast you can be! For more information please email

Driffield Children’s Centre – Weekly Sessions & Groups

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.

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

Driffield – East Riding Youth Brass Band

10.00 – 12.00. Performing Arts Centre of Driffield School.

East Riding Youth Brass Band still have some places available for complete beginners in their junior section.  Membership of the band is FREE, and instrument hire is also free to members. Junior Band meets fortnightly and the Senior Band meets weekly.

They would also like to hear from existing brass & percussion players who want experience in a brass band. They accept players up to 21 years of age, who are still in education.  For more info please contact them through their website.

Driffield – The Tennis Academy East Riding

Driffield Lawn Tennis Club – behind the Junior School at 8-10 Manorfield Road

Tennis classes run by LTA qualified coaches. Tennis Tots for ages 2-4 on Fridays and Saturdays. Also classes for older children. Also in South Cave.

For more info call Carl on 07813 611149

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. Intermediate Lessons at Mercure Hotel, Adults and Private lessons also available. Ideal setting for SEN children. Non-intimidating environment, beautiful facility. Adult lessons also available upon request.

Weekly Intensive Lessons during the school holidays: Monday to Friday daily at £45/week.

Cost £40 per month for group lessons. 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.

Hedon – Little Dribblers Football

8.45 and 9.45. Hedon Scout Hut, Sheriff Highway, Hedon.

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

Hessle – Hessle Sporting, Football Training

The Recca (King George V Playing Fields), Boothferry Road, Hessle.

Hessle Sporting Club Development Centre provide football training for Nursery (3 & 4 year olds) and Reception (4 & 5 years old) 9.00-10.00, then Year 1 10.00-11.15.  Players progress into 5 a-side teams to join the Hull Boys Sunday Football League.

£2.50/session. For more information please ring Sue on 07500 936949.

Hull Football Skills Academy

A local, independent football school. Football coaching for 4 to 13 year olds, in a positive, fun and safe environment, led by FA qualified coaches.

Cottingham High School:

  • 9.30 – 10.30 – age 4-7
  • 10.30 – 11.30 – age 8-13 (intermediate)
  • 11.30 – 12.30 – age 8-13 (advanced)

£4 per session payable by term, or £4.50 to pay as you play.

For more info call Owen on 07773 137966 or email



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 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 Nathan on 07889084750 or email

Northern Lights Drama – Acting & Musical Theatre Classes

Northern Lights Drama is a local independent theatre school established in 2013 by local actors Hannah Levy and Tilly Oakshott. The school runs weekly Acting Classes (for ages 7-18), Musical Theatre Classes (for ages 3-18),  and LAMDA Classes (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) (for ages 6-18) in the following locations:

  • Mondays: Hessle (LAMDA)
  • Tuesdays: Willerby (Musical Theatre)
  • Wednesdays: Hedon & Welton (Musical Theatre)
  • Thursdays: Willerby (Acting)
  • Saturdays: Cottingham (Acting), Beverley (Musical Theatre & LAMDA).

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.

They also run Dance Classes, for ages 6-18 on Saturdays at Welton Memorial Hall.

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

Swanland – Fit for All Dance Classes

Swanland Village Hall

Dance classes for babies through to adults on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.

Ballet, Tap, Freestyle Disco, Street dance and Cheerleading. Regular school shows, exams and medal tests undertaken. Our Street dancers and Cheerleaders get the chance to compete in National competitions.

For further details contact Anneke on 07801752684 or 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.

Welton – LBDA Dance School

South Hunsley School, Welton.

Dance classes including ballet, tap, modern, street dance, musical theatre and acrobatic arts suitable from age 2 and a half upwards.

Classes held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, please contact Laura Banks for times and more info on

Welton – Mini Kickers

South Hunsley School, East Dale Road, Melton, HU14 3HS. 9.00 – 10.00 and 10.00 – 11.00 (3 to 5 years), 11.00 – 12.00 (6 to 8 years or when ready to move up from earlier class).

Football coaching sessions, pay per term. For further information or to join Mini Kickers contact the Sports Reception on 01482 636733.

Welton – Northern Lights Drama: Learn to Dance with Tilly

Explore different dance styles from commercial to musical theatre, learning choreography to the latest chart topper and hit Broadway shows. A great class for budding performers and those who need a bit of fabulousness in their day.

Intermediate Class (6 – 10 years) – 10-11am
Senior Class (11+ years) – 11am-12pm

Both classes take place at Welton Memorial Hall.

£5 per week. For more info and to book a place email

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

From 1.15pm. Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6ER

Swimming classes taught by local, independent instructor Chris. Private 121 lessons for any age throughout Saturday afternoons.

Also group classes for babies and toddlers on Thursday and 3 years plus on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more info call Chris on 07900 930802

Willerby – Olcote Squash Academy

9.30 – 10.45 (beginners), 10.45 – 12.00 (mixed ability), 1.00 – 2.00 (advanced). Total Fitness Gym, Beverley Road, Willerby, HU10 6ED

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

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

Willerby – Splishsplosh Swimming School

Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby. Swimming lessons run from 9.15 to 11.15.
Established in 2005 we have been teaching children to swim for 13 years. All our teachers are fully qualified, lifesaving qualified, police checked and have a wealth of experience. We have one class in the water at Willerby Manor with a maximum of 8 in a class. We provide all the equipment for the lessons.
The price is £65 for 10 lessons and if you can’t make one of them – you can give 24hrs notice and carry it over. For more information and bookings call 0844 264 1102 or email

Quote Hull and East Riding Mumbler to get a free lesson when you join!

Willerby – Street Dance Classes

10-10.45am – Baby Street Dance Class – Dance, shine and move. Learn some funky moves whilst having lots of fun. Suitable for children aged 2-4 years.

11am-12noon – Street Dance – Suitable for older children aged 5-11 years.

St Luke’s Church, Chestnut Ave, Willerby, Hull HU10 6PA

For more information call 07970288965 or email