Playgroups & Classes East Riding


THURSDAY PLAYGROUPS & CLASSES IN THE EAST RIDINGFor 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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My Baby Can Dance

  • my baby can dancePocklington – The Scout Hut, Burnby Lane, yo42 2QD
    1.30 – 2.15 My Baby Can Dance.
  • Driffield – Driffield Scout Hut. 10.00 – 10.45 My Baby Can Dance

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 Vanessa on 07974631162, or check out their website here.

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Daisy Baby Classes – Tinies & Wrigglers

Mermaid Mama, 60 Welton Road, Brough, HU15 1BH.

Daisy Tinies – A weekly postnatal class for mum and baby in the ‘fourth trimester’ to
help you learn how to use baby massage and movement to aid calming, soothing and connection with your baby.When it comes to the new days and weeks of motherhood, any number of emotions can overwhelm us: Joy, anxiety, delight, fatigue, happiness, uncertainty, isolation or perhaps even low mood or challenging feelings. Daisy Baby Tinies helps new mums enjoy a safe and supported first few
months with baby. Each class includes:

  • Yoga based movement for Mum
  • Infant education and support
  • Baby massage, yoga and reflexology
  • Calming and soothing methods
  • Meet new mums

Daisy Baby Tinies classes are for postnatal mums and their baby only, are suitable to attend from around 6 weeks after birth and are adapted to suit all postnatal related conditions, multiples and individual needs with ease. Our unique fourth trimester mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, postnatal movement and baby care education to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, adapting to your postnatal body and easing in to your new role amongst friends.

Daisy Wrigglers – A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety
of tools such as: baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and (baby) sensory experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and have fun together!When it comes to settling in to motherhood, once the early postnatal phase has passed it can be overwhelming as baby seems to develop so fast! Daisy Baby Wrigglers helps mum and baby (or baby’s other carer)
enjoy a relaxed, fun and safe journey together at this exciting time in their development. Each class includes:

  • Sensory play
  • Infant education and support
  • Baby massage and yoga
  • Rhythm, rhyme and story
  • Meet other mums

Daisy Baby Wrigglers classes are for mum (or other care provider) and baby, are suitable to attend from around 4/5 months and are adapted to suit multiples and individual needs with ease.

For more information please contact Danielle on, 07469 756819 or visit their website here or check out their facebook page here.

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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!
  • St Nicholas Community Hall, Holme Church Lane, Beverley. 10.00 for ages walking to 4.
  • North Newbald Village Hall. 5.00 for ages reception to year 2, 5.45 for year 3 to 6.
Classes also in Elloughton, Kingswood, Anlaby 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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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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JB Cheer Academy

JB cheer academyJB Cheer Academy launched in September 2018 and is an Academy delivering Cheerleading, Tumbling and our New Urban Cheer classes. We offer both recreational and competitive classes from 4+ years. We are a fast growing Academy and now deliver classes to over 60 pupils!

Classes are held at The Academy, St Mary’s College, Hull and Inmans Primary School, Hedon.

Mondays – St Mary’s: Ages 5-9 years 5.45-6.45, ages 10+ 6.45-7.45.

Thursdays – Hedon: Ages 5-9 years 4.30-5.30.

Saturdays – St Marys:

  • Tumble (ages 9-11 years) 11.30.
  • Cheerleading competition team ages 5-9 years 12.15, ages 10+ 1.15.
  • Cheerleading recreational class ages 5+ 2.45-3.45.
  • NEW Urban Cheer ages 10+ years 12.15, ages 5-9 years 1.15

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.

From £4.50 per session.  For more information please email, visit our website here or follow us on facebook here.

Also run Cheertots® classes from the ages of 18 months! See here for details.

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Tree-mendous Tots at Williams Den

williams den tree-mendous totsWeekly Activities for little ones at William’s Den:

Tree-mendous Tots: adventure in the Woodland! Wednesdays 10.00 – 12.00. Different theme with lots of fun activities and a yummy biscuit treat for all the children. From fairies of the woodland to minibeast hunts there’s lots of adventures to be had! £2.50 upgrade on admission to join in, suitable for ages 2+. Babies under 12 months and adults are free of charge.

Please note Tree-mendous Tots does not run in the Winter, occasional sessions through Spring, starts weekly from Summer. Please call to check it’s on before going

Storytelling Club: Every weekday during term time at 1.30. With a variety of stories being told, it’s the perfect afternoon outing for you and your little ones! Storytelling Club is included with admission to William’s Den.

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

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Baby Swimming with Water Babies

water babies

Baby and Toddler 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. We offer classes across the area for little one from birth through to school age.

Market Weighton: Weighton Wold, YO43 4NE – Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.


  • Total Fitness Gym, HU10 6ED – Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons
  • The Mecure Grange Park Hotel, HU10 6EA – Wednesdays afternoons and Friday mornings.

Bridlington: Palms Leisure Club, Ferns Farm, Main Street, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO16 4UJ – Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday Mornings.

Classes available in Hull at Winifred Holtby School, from birth to school age.

Water Babies now offer monthly payment options for our classes, allowing you to spread the cost of your little ones swimming journey!

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

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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 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.

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

Anlaby – Defence Lab Kids

Hull Collegiate School, Tranby Croft, Anlaby.

5pm – Super Sparks (4-7 year olds)
6pm – Street Smarts (8-12 year olds)

The DL Kids Personal Development Programme will teach your child how to protect themselves against bullies, build confidence, improve fitness, and many other amazing attributes! Suitable for ages 4-12. For more info call 0800 772 0854. Also on Tuesdays in Welton.

Anlaby – Music, Rhythm & Rhyme

11.00 – 11.45. First Thursday of the month. Haltemprice Library (at Haltemprice Leisure Centre), 120 Springfied Way, Anlaby.

Free. Singing, rhymes, musical instruments. Need to call to book – via the Anlaby Childrens Centre on 01482 565560

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.

Anlaby – Tumble Time at Haltemprice

Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ.

9.30am – 3pm on Thursdays

Trampolining and gymnastics suitable for pre school children to improve balance, coordination and agility. £3.70 per session. Must book a place, call Haltemprice on 01482 652501 to book. On a Tuesday and Thursday.

Baby Sensory – Bempton

11.45. Bempton and Buckton Village Hall, High Street, Bempton, YO15 1HS.

Suitable for 0-13 months. Our multi-award winning classes will introduce your baby to a world of sensory exploration. Where the two of you can relax, have fun and share in each other’s delight. For ours is magical world, full of glowing balls, light shows, puppets, bubbles, rainbows, petals, massage, signing and songs. The sessions are designed specifically from birth so we’d encourage you to join as soon as you feel able. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.

3 for £15 for new customers. For more info and bookings contact Leila on

Beverley – Baby Bistro, Breastfeeding group

Children’s Library, Beverley. 9.30 – 11.00 every other Monday in term time.

A warm, welcoming group led by Anne Hemsley IBCLC to support you in your breastfeeding journey.

PLUS: Thursday evening Bistro antenatal free of charge Breast feeding relaxed info sessions, 6pm -7pm

This informal session is for anyone 28 weeks pregnant or more.

For more info email

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 – Frenchtastic

1.30. Please contact Dawn for address details.

French classes with singing and games, suitable for 18 months to 5 years. Call Dawn to book on 07896 663970 or email

Beverley – Jack in the Box Pre-school Gymnastics

Toddler & Preschool Gymnastics suitable from 15months to 5 years.

Classes run from Monday to Friday between 9.30am-3pm. Class sizes are limited so for more information and to book a place call – 01482 880091.

They also run after school G Force gymnastics for school age children (5-16yrs).

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

Beverley – Little Gems Playgroup

9.30 – 11.00. Kings Church, off Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, HU17 0JX

£2/family. Includes soft play once a month. Call for info – Jill 07932 612533

Soft play once a month, contact Beverley Children’s Centre for details.

Beverley – Music Time

9.30 and 10.30 on Thursdays and Fridays. Minster Parish Rooms, Minster Yard, Beverley, HU17 0DP

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 Cottingham on Mondays. Call for info and to book with Dean on 07947 817556  or email

Beverley – St Nicholas Arts and Crafts Resources and Toy Library

St Nicholas Arts and Crafts Resources at St Nicholas Community Hall, Holme Church Lane, Beverley, HU17 0PY

Extensive range of children’s craft such as paints, glue, chalk, card, sequins etc products at low prices. If any providers or groups have bulk orders they can message them on the facebook page or pop in to order.

Open 11am – 2.30pm every Thursday, term time only. FROM 1ST MAY 2019 – new opening times will be Wednesdays 11.00 – 2.00 every week during term time. It will also be available for a later session from 3.30 – 6.00 on the first Wednesday of each month.

They also have a Toy Library which is available from 1st May on Wednesday 1.45-2.45pm, term time only.

For more info please email

Beverley – Tiny Treasures

1.30 – 2.30, one Thursday each month. Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley. 01482 392790.

Tiny Treasures are sessions are for all under 5s to explore themes from the museum and art gallery, accompanied by their parent or carer. Each session has a different play focus with hands-on activities including messy play, handling objects, sand, craft activities etc. Free, just turn up. Each months session has a different theme. Dates and themes for 2019:

  • 14th March : People
  • 16th May : Cooking
  • 27th June : Animals
  • 18th July : Fossils
  • 19th September : The Seaside
  • 17th October : Line and Texture
  • 14th November : Building

Beverley – Young Creatives

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley.

Art sessions for children and young people every Thursday after school during term time. 2 sessions:

  • Ages 9 to 11 years – 4.00 to 5.15
  • Ages 11 to 13 year – 5.45 to 7.00

Working with artist Esther Cawley, the sessions will give children a unique opportunity to make their own pieces of art and find out more about the artworks at Beverley Art Gallery. By taking part in the sessions, young people will be able to meet and work with other people of their age and develop a range of artistic and creative skills. Sessions are booked in advance in blocks for each half of the school term and cost £6 per session. Book via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website or call 01482 392699.


Brough & Hessle 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.

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

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

Brough – Music with Mummy

Brough Community Centre, Centurion Way (off Welton Road), Brough, HU15 1AY

Various times for different ages: mornings Music with Mummy (15 months to 3 years), midday Jolly Babies (0 to 15 months), afternoons Three Four Time (3 to 4 years)

Call for info and to book – Mun Wah Wong 01482 627938

Cottingham – Bounce & Rhyme at Cottingham Library

10.00 – 10.30. Cottingham Library, Market Green, Cottingham, HU16 5QG. 01482 392762.

Term time. Free. Suitable for 0 to 5 years.

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.

Cottingham – Tumble & Twist Pre-school Gymnastics

Pre-school gymnastics class that enables children to grasp the basic skills required to perform movements and actions associated with gymnastics. We have various time slots throughout the week for various ages groups from walking up to 5 years.

To book call 01482 840290 or email

Cottingham Sports Centre, King George V Playing Fields, Northgate, Cottingham, HU16 5QW

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

Drama Classes at Anlaby Studios

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

Anlaby Studios is an in-house performing arts centre with studios to hire. Every Thursday they have a drama class run by Jayne Anderson, no need to book just turn up.

  • 6.30 – 7.15 for ages 4-8 years
  • 7.15 – 8.00 for ages 9-15

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

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.

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.

Easington – Baby & Toddler Group

9.00 – 11.30. Easington Primary School.

Free playgroup. For more info call Withernsea Children’s Centre on 01964 612618

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 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 – Music with Mummy

1.30 – 2.00. Alexandra Hall, Hedon.

Music classes for little ones with singing and musical instruments. Jolly Babies, suitable for 0-1 years or until mobile.

For more info or to book call Lucy on 07866 791972 or email

Hessle – 7th Hessle (St James) Brownies

5.30 – 7.00. Hessle.

Brownies has been running for 100+ years and adapting to meet current girls needs. Our pack has limited spaces for new members. (We know other packs may have long waiting lists.) We are a new pack with a very experienced Brown Owl, Chantelle. Our second leader is Louise Dell who has been a dance teacher for nearly 30 years.
Our pack is structured around what our girls want to do. They help plan the meetings around the Brownie program. The girls come from lots of different schools. They are all age 7-9 yrs old.

We can add 6yr olds to our waiting list but they can only start 2 weeks before they turn 7 to visit with a parent/ guardian. To register your interest go to the Girl Guiding website here.

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 – Storytime at Hessle Library

10.00 – 10.30. Hessle Library

Free, story session for pre-schoolers. No need to book just turn up. For more info call Hessle Children’s Centre on 01482 629085.

Hotham – Toddler Group

9.30 – 11.00. Hotham Village hall, North Cave Road, Hotham, YO43 4UL

£2.50. Suitable for 0 to 5 years

Howden – ARTventurers

ARTventurers are Award Winning colourful, creative (often messy) ART classes for babies, toddlers and children.

Thursday mornings at Howden Shire Hall, Howden:

  • Baby ARTventurers (6-18 mths) 10.00am
  • Little ARTventurers (18 mths- 4 yrs) 11.30am

For more info and to book please contact Emma on 07900 922688.

Kirkella – Christ Church with Trinity Toddlers

1.15 – 2.45. Christ Church with Trinity United Reformed Church, South Ella Way, Kirkella, HU10 7HB

£1 per child + 50p additional child. Suitable for 0 to 5 years. Call to book – 01482 659204

Long Riston – Playgroup

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

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.

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.

Music With Mummy Hessle & Anlaby

Take your child on musical journey with our lively classes, full of singing, movement and percussion.  Small and friendly classes with half termly themes.

Hessle: All Saints Church Hall, Hessle, HU13 0AD. Thursdays –

  • 9.30 – 10.00: Music with Mummy (age 1 – 3)
  • 10.15 – 10.45: Jolly Babies (age 0 – 1)

Anlaby: St Mark’s Church Hall, Anlaby Common, HU4 7RT. Wednesdays –

  • 1.30 – 2.00: Jolly Babies (age 0 – 1)
  • 2.15 – 2.45: Music with Mummy (age 1 – 3)

Contact Suzy to book a place on 07379384807 or email

North Ferriby – Storytime at North Ferriby Library

2.45 – 3.15. 11 Church Road, North Ferriby, HU14 3DA. 01482 632227

Free. Stories for pre-schoolers

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

South Cave – Storytime at South Cave Library

3.00 – 3.25. 97 Church Street, South Cave, HU15 2EP. 01430 422901

Free. Stories for pre-schoolers

South Cave – The Tennis Academy East Riding

South Cave Tennis Club – next to the Junior School, opposite Cave Castle

Tennis classes run by LTA qualified coaches. Tennis Tots for 2-4 years on Wednesday and Thursday. Also run classes for older children. Also in Driffield.

For more info call Carl on 07813 611149

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

Swanland Village Hall, Main Street, Swanland, HU14 3QR.

10.15 on Mondays and Thursdays.

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.

Tickton – Time Out Baby & Toddler Group

9.30 – 11.00. Tickton Methodist Church, Beverley, HU17 9RZ.

Baby and toddler group for all children and their families encouraging mums, dads, grandparents and carers to come and join us for fun, craft, stories and singing. During the morning we also have snack time for both children and adults! £1. Term time.

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 – Thursday Tinies Playgroup

2.00 – 3.00. Helen’s Church, Welton (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month).

Free, term time playgroup for pre-school age children plus mums/dads/grandparents/carers. Play, a short bible story, craft activities, music-making and coffee/tea/squash and biscuits.

Call or text Mary on 07969 835675 for information or to book a place.

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 – CB Swimming

10.00 – 11.30. Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6ER

Swimming classes taught by local, independent instructor Chris. Babies & toddler classes suitable for 0-2 years and 2-3 years. £6/week, don’t need to pay per term and no payment if you’re on holiday.

Also swimming lessons for 3 years plus on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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

Willerby – Storytime at Willerby Library

2.15 – 2.45. 58 Main Street, Willerby, HU10 6BZ. 01482 658077

Free. Stories for pre-schoolers

Willerby – Swim Pods

4.00 – 6.00. Mercure Grange Park, Grange Park Lane, Willerby, HU10 6EA.

Children’s swimming lessons suitable for non-swimmers to improvers aged 3+. Also on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Frederick Holmes.

For more info call Peter on 07884 480013

Willerby – Tea & Bisque-It Toddler Sessions

Toddler sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Paint a piece of pottery, play, have juice and a hot drink for the grown-up, cost £10 per child. Call to book 01482 653611.

  • Tuesday 10am-12noon.
  • Thursday 1-3pm

Tea & Bisque-It Potter Painting Studio, 155 Kingston Road, Willerby, HU10 6AL.

Willerby – Toddler Sense

St Luke’s Church Hall, Willerby.

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.

Wednesday and Friday in Beverley, also Monday in North Ferriby. Email for more information.

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.