THURSDAY 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.
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
Our Toddler Climb sessions are the perfect opportunity for your pre-schoolers to enjoy some of the older kids fun! These slower paced sessions, allow your Under 5’s the chance to try out any of our climbs. And when they’ve had enough they can head over to soft play. It’s an informal climbing session – so if you’re doing the school run with an older sibling, there’s no rush to be with us at 9am prompt – although the climbing needs to take place before 10.30am Friday or 10am on a Sunday. Your entrance fee covers a session lasting an hour and a half.
We recommend that Toddlers should be able to walk and weigh a minimum of 22lbs to take part.
Sling fit mama is a class combining fitness, toning and strength, it will help to strengthen all the muscles weakened by pregnancy and childbirth. The classes are carefully structured to have your baby in a sling throughout the duration, so it is great for bonding with baby and stealing a quick kiss.
There are obviously no nursery fees or guilt of leaving your baby… you can actually do something for YOU that benefits you both. Your teacher is also a baby wearing peer support worker, so is on hand to help with any sling needs.
Classes are held at:
State of The Arts Academy deliver professional, inclusive and affordable performing arts training to all ages and abilities from their purpose-built venue in Hull’s Old Town. Their aim is to provide an accessible and friendly environment where students can develop and excel in their chosen avenue of creative performing arts.
Venue includes: large dance studio, with sprung-floor and mirrored-wall, extensive black-box performing arts studio, light and spacious drama studio, large rehearsal studio, equipped music department, private tuition rooms and a café. Regularly put on shows.
Classes run Monday to Saturday and include: Boys Dance, Open Dance, Street Dance, Ballet, Tap Modern, Musical Theatre, Singing, Panto. From tots to adults plus specific SEN sessions. Full class timetable on their website here.
42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PT.
Anlaby Studios is an in-house performing arts centre with studios to hire. Every Thursday they have a performing arts class:
For more info contact Chloe on 07414 444685, email email@example.com. Also run a variety of children’s dance classes. Anlaby Studios, 18-22 Wilson Street, Anlaby, HU10 7AN.
Free Drop in Sessions, Sept 2019 – July 2020, term time only.
Avenues Library, 76 Chanterlands Ave, Hull HU5 3TS 01482 331280
1.30 – 3.00. St Cuthbert’s Church (Church Hall), Marlborough Avenue, Hull.
Toys, craft, songs and stories for under 5s, with refreshments for mums. £1 per family. For more information contact Sonya on 01482 342848 or Sonyacowan@hotmail.com.
Also at St Cuthbert’s – Refresh: Bible Study for Mums. Every other Wednesday in termtime, 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.
1.15 – 2.45. Riverside Community Centre, Parkstone Road, Hull, HU6 7DE. 01482 804312
10.30 – 11.30 every Thursday. 554 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LG. 01482 341618
Breastfeeding support group with Peer supporters
The Hull Health Visitors team have sent me their latest timetable for the Hull Child Health Clinics, where you can weigh your baby and seek advice from your local Health Visitors (updated Feb 2020) –
Gravity, St Stephens, Hull. Disability sessions run 1.00 – 2.00 and 4.30 – 5.30.
Trampolining has been shown to help people with a wide range of sensory, developmental and physical disabilities. Our tailored Disability Sessions offer a completely dedicated yet fun environment with sensory engagement in mind, offering therapeutic exercise to people which have a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs – Reduced Sound and Lighting, Sensory Tents and Apparatus, Dedicated, Fun Environment. There is also a range of specialist equipment available for use during classes such as sensory tents and balls.
Sessions are £10 for two bouncers (bouncer and carer) without socks, or £12 including socks. This is inclusive of a hot drink in our café bar after your bounce! Book Online or by Phone on 01482 231707.
Cook Stars offers children (age 2-17 years) fun affordable cooking classes in the Hull and East Riding area:
All ingredients included, plus a craft activity and recipe card to keep. For more information and to book please call Sarah on 07555 575605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They also offer a great range of kids parties too.
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!
Class times in both locations are:
For more information call 0800 772 0854.
Sportsability Swim School is run from a private pool in Dunswell. Pre-school swimming lessons are available throughout the day, Monday to Saturday. For children ages 2.5 years and upwards, with 2 highly experienced and qualified instructors and only 6 children in the pool. SEN specialists.
The cost is £40 per month for weekly 30 minute group lessons. Please contact their friendly swim team on 01482 229676 or email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
Primary school classes are available weekdays after school and Saturdays. Adults and Private lessons also available. Ideal setting for SEN children. Non-intimidating environment in a beautiful facility.
Ings Lane, Dunswell, HU6 0AL.
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:
New creative learning and sensory play group in Hessle for children aimed at 0-4 years. Children are encouraged to explore different themed creative play areas, take part in song and parachute play and build on their knowledge of colours and shapes.
Hessle Community Centre, The Hourne, HU13 9LJ
1.30-2.45pm Play and Learn is for parents and carers of children aged 0 – 5 years. A session of talking, singing, messy play and movement. Term time only. For more information call Hessle Children’s Centre on 01482 629085
Tower Hill Methodist Church, Hessle, HU13 0SP
10.00. Rhythm & Dreams Dancing Centre, 833-839 Hessle Road, HU4 6QF
Baby Ballroom classes, suitable for toddlers from 12-36 months.
Rhythm and Dreams also run Latin and Ballroom classes for children and Freestyle classes for children on Saturdays and adult fitness RhythmFit on Thursdays. Come along just for fun or to do exams and competitions.
For more info and to book call 01482 448347 / 07876 455394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.00 – 10.30am. Free, story session for pre-schoolers. No need to book just turn up. For more info call 01482 393939.
Hessle Centre, Southgate, Hessle, HU13 0RB
Free Drop in Sessions, Sept 2019 – July 2020, term time only.
Hull Central Library, Albion St, Hull HU1 3TF 01482 210000
Kingswood House, Kingswood Retail Park, Ashcombe Road, Hull, HU7 3DD.
Baby Sessions: 10.00 – 12.00, Wednesdays. Suitable for babies to crawlers.
Stay & Play: 10.00 – 12.00, Thursday and Friday. A fun and interactive session for toddlers. Includes dance, musical instruments and a range of other creative materials whilst learning rhymes and exploring music. For under 5s.
For more info email email@example.com
Kixx (formerly Mini Kicks) is a bespoke football based academy specifically designed for children aged between 2-8. We aim to provide a fun and friendly environment in which children can not only develop their football skills but also their confidence, social skills and physical ability. Come join the team.
At lots of venues across Hull, Beverley and West Hull Villages, mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. Including Beverley Leisure Centre, Haltemprice, Wolfreton School Willerby, Hessle, Dunswell, Hull university and Andrew Marvell College Hull.
For more info call Nathan on 07889084750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Lights Drama is an independent theatre school that runs weekly Acting, Musical Theatre, and LAMDA Classes (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) for ages 3 to 18 years:
They also run Dance Classes, for ages 6-18 on Saturdays at Welton Memorial Hall.
For more information or to book a FREE trial class please call 01482 641690 or email email@example.com.
Mosaic Community Hub (part of Mosaic Church), Endike Lane, Hull, HU6 8AE
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.00 – 2.00.
Mosaic Community Hub has a brand new FREE play area for under 5’s!! Includes soft play, buggies, Duplo bricks, books etc, but now we have even MORE fun things for your children to play with…art easel, ride-ons, creative magnets, and more. Plus, there are 5 gorgeously comfy sofas for you to relax on whilst chatting with friends and watching your kids play. With our cafe selling great coffee,cakes,light lunches,kids lunch boxes at great prices, we’re sure you’ll love it!
Plus, Thursdays 10.30 – 11.30 is our Mini Music Makers group for parents/carers of under 5’s to have fun singing, playing instruments, and making music together. Just £1 per family (inc.drinks for adults and children).
Parent and Tots Dance from the Hull Healthy Lifestyles team. Suitable for families with under 5s, during term time only. £1 per family. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Parks Children’s Centre, Courtway Road, Hull, HU6 9TA. 01482 803 978.
McMillan Children`s Centre, 21st Avenue, Hull, HU6 8HS. 01482 850200.
Latest timetable (Jan 2020):
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Fun sessions on Thursdays at Little Monkeys Soft Play:
Access to soft play included in the price.
Hull Indoor Sports Centre, Harpings Road, National Ave, Hull HU5 4JF. 01482 447766
9.00 – 11.30am. Parent and child group open during term time. Toys, snack time, singing and crafts. £1 per child, small charge for refreshments. For more info email email@example.com
Derringham Bank Methodist Church, Willerby Road, Hull, HU5 0DT.
Free Drop in Sessions, Sept 2019 – July 2020, term time only.
Western Library, 262-264 Boulevard, Hull HU3 3ED 01482 331217
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).
9.30-10.00am, term time only. A fun introduction to dance for boys & girls from walking to 4 years. Get your little ones active and their imagination flowing! Everyone welcome. For more information call Amanda on 07801044079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Luke’s Church in Willerby HU10 6PA