FRIDAY PLAYGROUPS & CLASSES IN WEST 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 (west of Beverley Road to Hessle). Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.
If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here.
In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, many of our local baby and children’s classes and activities are currently not running, or have moved to online classes. For any of the listings on here please check with the organiser if it is on or off before attending.
I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with organisers first, thanks for your understanding.
Hull Indoor Sports Centre (Little Monkeys), National Avenue, Hull.
Winifred Holtby School, Leads Road, Hull, HU7 4PW.
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 Bilton and Victoria Dock Hull. £20 a month and a £10 signing on fee for which you receive your footy tot kit. For more info and to book email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their facebook page here.
Disability specific classes run on a Saturday. Launch Pad also run special sessions for clubs, pre-schools and schools to come in and use the facilities, and you can even hold your birthday party there.
Unit 5 Trackside Business Park, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5EN
One of the UK’s leading providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Classes are designed to promote bonding, water confidence and water safety in a fun and loving environment and incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. They take your little ones through a structured program designed to encourage them to learn to swim independently.
Taught in lovely pools with a maximum of ten children in 5 levels -Floaties (0-6 mths), Splashers (6-15 mths), Kickers (15 mths – 2.5 yrs), Little Dippers (2-5 yrs) and Dippers (2-5 yrs). Frederick Holmes and Winifred Holtby have lovely warm hydrotherapy pools which are ideal for babies.
The new Swim Academy Level 1, suitable for Primary age children is also at Winifred Holtby on Wednesdays.
Our Toddler Climb sessions are the perfect opportunity for your pre-schoolers to enjoy some of the older kids fun! These slower paced sessions, allow your Under 5’s the chance to try out any of our climbs. And when they’ve had enough they can head over to soft play. It’s an informal climbing session – so if you’re doing the school run with an older sibling, there’s no rush to be with us at 9am prompt – although the climbing needs to take place before 10.30am Friday or 10am on a Sunday. Your entrance fee covers a session lasting an hour and a half.
We recommend that Toddlers should be able to walk and weigh a minimum of 22lbs to take part.
State of The Arts Academy deliver professional, inclusive and affordable performing arts training to all ages and abilities from their purpose-built venue in Hull’s Old Town. Their aim is to provide an accessible and friendly environment where students can develop and excel in their chosen avenue of creative performing arts.
Venue includes: large dance studio, with sprung-floor and mirrored-wall, extensive black-box performing arts studio, light and spacious drama studio, large rehearsal studio, equipped music department, private tuition rooms and a café. Regularly put on shows.
Classes run Monday to Saturday and include: Boys Dance, Open Dance, Street Dance, Ballet, Tap Modern, Musical Theatre, Singing, Panto. From tots to adults plus specific SEN sessions. Full class timetable on their website here.
42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PT.
Anlaby Park Methodist Church, 256 Hull Road, Anlaby Common, HU4 7RR
£2 per child, £1 for siblings. Each week there is a different theme. Book through their facebook page APMC Children & Youth.
Weekly playgroup run by Anlaby Children’s centre, for parents and carers of children aged 0 to 5 years. A programme of talking, singing, messy play and movement. Term time only.
To book call 01482 565560.
Anlaby Children’s Centre, Anlaby Primary School, First Lane, Anlaby, HU10 6UE.
4.00-5.30pm, Messy Church is a monthly Friday afternoon service for all the family, on the 2nd Friday of each month (except July & August). Crafts, stories, songs and food for families. Free. For more information contact Sonya on 01482 342848 or Sonyacowan@hotmail.com.
Also at St Cuthbert’s – Refresh: Refresh: Bible Study for Mums. Every other Wednesday in term time, 1.00 – 2.30. Eat lunch, chat, study the Bible and pray together. Babies and children are welcome, there are lots of toys to play with. A friendly, supportive group, all welcome. Free.
164 Marlborough Avenue, Hull, HU5 3JX
Baby Sensory sessions running across the Hull and East Riding Area for babies from 0-13 months. Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
For more information about any of these classes, call 07885941077 or email email@example.com.
The Hull Health Visitors team have sent me their latest timetable for the Hull Child Health Clinics, where you can weigh your baby and seek advice from your local Health Visitors (updated Feb 2020) –
10.00 – 11.00. Hull Minster, Parish Centre, 10a-11 King Street, Hull, HU1 2JJ
Join us for an hour of songs, craft and games in Hull Minster. Term time. Free for all but a recommended donation of £1 for children attending. Refreshments provided. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 224460.
Come and join us as we bring our world of Debutots stories and play to a venue near you…….
Baby Story Play (6 Months—2 Years): Dipping tiny toes into our world of stories, words and sounds, our unique sessions are a multisensory blend of Storytelling, puppets, bubbles and movement to music. Each week we will explore a brand new story, unique to Debutots, through sounds, actions and imagination!
Early Years Drama (2-4 Years): Debutots interactive storytelling and dramatic play classes nurture creativity, stretch imagination and grow confidence whilst promoting communication, language and literacy skills. Each week we will explore a brand new story, unique to Debutots. The children’s creative responses are then facilitated by a skilled Debutots practitioner into an imaginative group retelling.
£5 per week pre-booked or single classes and trial classes available. Email Emma at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
Currently on hold, contact them for details of next session.
Playgroup at Goals Soccer Centre in the cafe area, 9.30 – 11.30 every Friday. Drop in and meet other parents, have a drink and snack at the cafe, entertain your little ones with our arts & crafts plus other special activities at each session including soft play.
£1 entry per child and adults are free. For more info call 01482 730100, email email@example.com.
Goals Hull, Ipark, Innovation Drive, Hull, HU5 1SG.
Trampoline park located on the top floor of St Stephens (entry outside next to Next). Lots of fun for children and grown ups!
They run Toddler Sessions where only under 5s can bounce and it’s only £5 for an adult and child session. Term time they run Mondays 10-11am, Tuesdays 1pm-2pm, Wednesdays 10-11am, Fridays 1pm-2pm and Saturdays 9am-10am. The last Friday of the month toddler session is a themed one. During school holidays they run every day 9-10am.
For more info and to book call 01482 231707.
St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.
9.15 – 10.45. St John’s Newington Church, St Georges Road (entrance on Woodcock Street), Hull, HU3 3SP. 01482 504189
9.15 – 11.15. The Salvation Army Icehouse, 80 Adalaide Street, Hull HU3 2EY. 01482 212475.
Parent and tots session, all welcome. On Tuesdays and Fridays.
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
Parent and Tots Dance from the Hull Healthy Lifestyles team. Suitable for families with under 5s, during term time only. £1 per family. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.
For more information email email@example.com
Priory Childrens Centre, Priory Road, Hull. 01482 305770. Also incorporates: Windmill Childrens Centre and Ainthorpe Childrens Centre, Hull.
Latest timetable (Feb ’20), please call to check sessions before attending:
Children’s swimming lessons suitable for non-swimmers to improvers aged 3+. Times vary:
For more info call Peter on 07884 480013
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.
The Space Dance Studio West Hull Timetable – Grafton Street, Hull, HU5 2NP
The Space2Dance Studio East Hull Timetable – St Aidan’s Church, 139 Southcoates Avenue, HU9 3HF
For more information call 07340 688279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mondays and Fridays during term time, 9.30-11.30am, for children 0-5 years.
Sessions are run by volunteers (usually Mums) and they include craft activities, indoor/outdoor play, sand/water play, baby area, books, song time, plus drinks and snacks. £2 per parent & child, plus 50p for each additional child.
Limited places, call Angela on 07909080657 or email email@example.com
Ainthorpe Primary School (Little Owls Nursery’s Carousel Building), Ainthorpe Grove, Hull HU5 5EB
Swimming lessons suitable for ages 3 years + from beginners to elite level, taught by Janet and Emma.
For more info call 07749 569422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching all aspects of self defence, all ages welcome from 4 years plus, both able and disabled children of all abilities. Encourage confidence building and train in a friendly environment.
To book or for more info call Chris on 07977 468220 or email email@example.com
Priory Baptist Church, Hotham Road South, Hull, HU5 5RN
Tot’s Rugby Sessions for children ages 2-5 years.
£1 per session, no need to book, just turn up. Term time only. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheeler Children’s Centre, The Rainbow Centre, Wheeler Street, Hull, HU3 5QE. 01482 502466. Latest timetable (January ’20):
Please note – Parents & Tots Dance session at The Rainbow Centre on Friday has changed times – now 2 sessions (9.30 – 10.20 and 10.30 – 11.20).