Playgroups & Classes Ripon and Nidderdale

Older Children & Teens

Featured Listing
Featured Listing

Brimhams Junior Gym Membership

If you’re a parent of 12 – 15 year old, who wants to improve their fitness skills, a Brimhams’ Junior membership at the Jack Laugher Leisure and Wellness Centre in Ripon and Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre is the perfect choice for teenagers.

The gym sessions are designed to help teens feel more confident, boost energy levels and improve sport-related performance.

Before starting, a parent or guardian will need to sign a consent form and an induction will need to be completed with an instructor. During the induction the instructor will create a relevant training programme based on physical ability, capability and gym experience; this will be reviewed like any other membership.

The membership includes swimming whenever the swim programme permits and use of the gym at any time.

Find out more at

Memberships – Brimhams Active

Bewerley Riding Centre

Open Tuesday to Sunday offering daytime and evening lessons.

  • Riding Lessons (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Family/Group Riding Lessons
  • Jumping Lessons
  • Cross Country Schooling
  • Dressage Lessons
  • Pony Trekking
  • Pony Parties
  • Hacking

Call 01423 712 249

Bewerley Old Hall Cottage, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JA


Boroughbridge Feathers Badminton

Junior and adult badminton from age 8yrs. Coaching available for all ages. Thursdays 6-8pm during term time. Junior Club 6pm to 7pm Improvers 7pm to 8pm. Adult play from 7pm. All abilities welcome.

Boroughbridge High School Sports Centre. Telephone: Margaret Taylor on 07711 496005

Boroughbridge Tennis Club

Boroughbridge Tennis Club is a friendly, community tennis club with recently upgraded facitlities which include 3 artificial grass courts with flood lights. Players of all ages and abilites are welcome. Juniors Saturday morning coaching.

Contact – Jim Moulton on 01423 323919

CrossFire Youth Club

Darley Primary School

A youth club for school years 5 to 9


Contact Luke for more info:

FiiT Like A Girl

FiiT like a girl is a specially structure fitness class for girls aged 8-13 . Aimed at getting girls active, increasing confidence, self esteem and feeling good about what they can achieve. Available in Knaresborough (Mon), Harrogate (Thur) and Ripon (Fri).

Contact Vicky on 07447436286

Future Stars

Future Stars is a new group offering singing, dancing and acting classes for children aged 4 to 13. Open to all abilities, the classes are a great way to build confidence, learn new skills and have lots of fun. They will be working towards a small showcase before they break up for the Summer Holidays.

Classes run on Wednesday evenings at the Scout Hut (Riverside Hall) in Pateley Bridge

4 – 4.45pm  Teeny Boppers  3-6 years

4.45 – 6.45pm  Triple Threat  7-12 years

Call Rebecca on 07967 194617


Jojoba Yoga, Ripon

Children’s yoga classes designed for parents and kids to experience together with the YogaBugs method. Classes include warm up stretches, relaxing breathing techniques, fun poses and strengthening postures. finishing with a short meditation and relaxation.

07531 934 067

Red Triangle Drama Group

The RTD Group is for all young people aged 11 and upwards. Through the group young people have opportunities to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Grow in Confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Be inspired whilst inspiring others
  • Find their own voice
  • Learn and achieve
  • Perform
  • Be themselves
Ripon YMCA Community Hall

Wednesday 7-9pm

Young people age 11 and up

£1 per session

Richmondshire Gymnastics Club

Classes for all ages run in Catterick Leisure Centre and Colburn Leisure Centre. Satellite locations include Thirsk Leisure Centre and Bedale High School.

Classes run Monday – Saturday

07580427507 (text only)


Ripon CIty Panthers Jr FC

Football for girls and boys from 5-18 years.

The Club provides a safe and friendly environment where the children of Ripon and surrounding districts can learn new and enhance their existing footballing skills. The Club supports fair play and enjoyment. Winning is not the prime objective. Ripon City Panthers are a FA Charter Standard club with Community Club status and is run entirely by volunteers.

Hell Wath, Hell Wath Lane, Ripon HG4 2JT

Ripon Dance Academy

Selection of classes ranging from Jazz or Tap to Ballet and more. Classes for toddlers and parents also available. Private tutoring available.

Call for details: 07515 425907

Hugh Ripley Hall
North Yorkshire

14:30 – 20:00
16:00 – 18:00
09:00 – 17:00

Ripon Gymnastics Academy

Recreational Classes: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Boys Rec (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Competitive Squads: (Selected through our termly assessement process) Pre-Squad, Talent, Development, Novice, Competition, Pre-Elite and Elite (Wednesdays to Saturdays; times and training hours vary can contact on Facebook or via website for details)

Note from Ripon Gymnastics Facebook Page: WE ARE NO LONGER COACHING AT RIPON LEISURE CENTRE AND LESSONS THERE ARE NOTHING TO DO WITH RIPON GYMNASTICS ACADEMY. At this present time our classes are held at Boroughbridge Secondary School whilst we look for permanent location in Ripon or the surrounding area.


Ripon Nomads Badminton Club

We currently play on Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm to 10pm. Players of all abilities welcome.
Phone David on 01423 865962

Ripon Runners

For boys and girls from school year 5 (aged 9/10) to year 11 (aged 15/16) who already enjoy running and want to develop and compete in local and regional races.

Meet on Tuesdays at 5.15 at Ripon Rugby Club

Ripon St John’s Ambulance

The opportunity to learn basic life saving skills. Badgers (5 – 10yrs) – 5.45 – 7.00pm, Cadets (10 – 18yrs) – 7.00 – 8.30pm (Term-time only)

St John Hall, North Road, Ripon, HG4 1JR
01765 690975

Sea Cadets

Senior Cadets only (aged 12-18) Mondays and Fridays 6.45 – 9.00pm

Junior Section (ages 10 and 11) will meet Fridays 6.45 – 9.00pm

Band  (open to all ages) Wednesday 6.30 – 8.30pm

The boating season starts in May and ends in September.

07733 150873

The Karate Dojo Ripon

We hold beginner classes for students aged 6+ on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 5.30-6.30pm
We hold Karate Tigers classes for 4 & 5 year olds on a Monday and Thursday, 4.30-5.15pm
We hold an Adult only Karate class on a Thursday, 6.30-7.30pm
The Karate Dojo, Queen Street, Ripon

Virtual Bookclub

Are you or do you know a 16-24 year old avid or reluctant reader who would be interested in joining a virtual book club?

We are excited to announce the opportunity to be part of one!


•               We will have regular meetings

•               We will have regular guest author events

•               We will provide leadership opportunities

•               We will provide training and skills to help you run your own club, if you wish

•               We will have plenty of fun!


Joining is easy, just email for more info and to receive your application form


Our virtual bookclub(s) operate using Discord, an online communication software available on most devices – available here.

We will use a mixture of voice and/or video chat for our meetings, though text chat as an option is available. Full policies and parental guidance is made available during the application process.