Playgroups & Classes Ripon and Nidderdale

Toddlers & Babies

Busy Birds Outdoor Learning

Busy Birds outdoor learning sessions are based at Yolk Farm and Stockeld Park. Our sessions are for children from 4 months to 6 years. There are opportunities to dig, plant, paint, hunt for bugs, make mud pies plus loads more! We run from spring until the end of autumn. 07872 901200

Forest School Toddler/Preschool Group – Kilburn Woods, Thirsk

Our toddler group is ideally suited to those tots who are walking, to pre-school children plus their parents/guardians who want to get outdoors, play in a natural environment, natter and eat yummy cake….come rain or shine!

Sessions follow a Forest School ethos which involves child led learning in a woodland environment. Sessions may involve muddy play, craft, imaginative play, quiet time (including story books), exploring the local flora and fauna, balancing, climbing and swinging. We also offer one structured activity each week.

Enquiries: or 07815 775 934


Kixx Ripon

We Are A Football Academy For Kids, Inspiring Fun And Joy Through Sports.

Ripon Grammar School Clotherholme Road Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 2DG

Friday 5:00pm – 5:40pm (2yrs+)
Friday 5.40-6.20pm (5yrs+)
Fridays 5-6pm (7yrs+)

Little Fishes – Darley


Little Imaginations

We provide creative play opportunities through Classes, Workshops, Parties, Events and Imagination Boxes to spark children’s imaginations and learning.

Our experiences are planned by a qualified teacher to provide opportunities for children to learn through sensory play, art, crafts and exploration. We build on children’s imaginations and creativity, as well as helping them to develop new skills and make new friends!

Classes starting at Little Beans Play Cafe in West Tanfield soon!

Little Mints

Song Rhyme Story time is newborn to 5 years old.

– Tuesday & Wednesday at 10.30am – Song Rhyme Story Time at Temple Fun, Leeming Bar

– Thursdays at Leyburn Arts & Community Centre 10am Baby & Me Club (for parents with newborn to crawling babies) and 1pm Song Rhyme Story Time

Different sessions and new venues from May!


To find out more get in touch with me Stacey on 07584020421.

Lofthouse Playgroup

Come along to our fabulous playgroup at lofthouse village hall and enjoy time socialising with other parents whilst your children play in a safe and caring environment.

£1.50 a child.

Every monday 1.00pm til 3.00pm term time.
Refreshments available.

For more information please message Rosemarie on  07805079759

Moo Music – Ripon, Thirsk and Boroughbridge

Fun and interactive music classes for 0-5years.

Have some moosical fun with
Chantelle Riddle
Tel: 01765 650151

Music With Mummy – Bedale, Richmond, Leyburn, Northallerton and Darlington

Structured musical education programmes suitable from birth until your child starts school.

Monday’s – Northallerton

Tueaday’s – Richmond

Thursday s – Darlington

Friday’s – Bedale and Leyburn

For more information call Helen on 07530779313

Pateley Playgroup

Fridays 9.30-11:30 (term time)

Pateley Bridge Scout Hall

Lindy Edwards and Christy Irish: 07980 009424



Ripon Grammar School

8.50am Age 2 – 3.5 years 30 mins

9.25am Age 5 – 7 years 30 mins

10.15am Age 2 – 3.5 years 30 mins

10.50am Age 3.5 – 5 years 45 mins

11.40am Age 3.5 – 5 years 45 mins

0345 313 0283


Soft Play Toddler Fun

A group for pre schoolers and their grown ups! Held in the hall of Allhallowgate Methodist Church every Friday, 9.15am until 12.30pm.

Soft play equipment for the little ones, coffee, tea and snacks for the grown ups!

No need to book!

Storytime For Pre-Schoolers

Storytime for pre-school children is every Friday afternoon from 2.15pm – 2.45pm.

Bedale Community Library
Bedale Hall
North End

01609 534573


Tiny Talk

Baby Signing Classes

Liz Collison

Call: 07975833001

£4.00 per family per class

Class Type:Baby Signing Class
Time:10:00am – 11:00am
Location:1st Richmond Scout Hut
Quakers Lane
Richmond DL10 4VV

Twiglets Toddler Group

1.30 – 2.45pm

Methodist Church, Allhallowgate, HG4 1RW

Twigs N Stix Forest School – Toddler Group

Classes run Tuesday & Friday mornings during term time.

“At Twigs n’Stix Forest School we encourage and inspire children, teachers and families to explore the natural environment in our Ancient Woodland.”
Harewell Woods Farm, Pateley Bridge.

Call Liz 07715 001394 to book