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NCT Walk & Talk Sessions

Updated May 2021 Come enjoy a short (and free!) Walk and Talk session with NCT. Running most Wednesday afternoons around Calderdale, there is space for 15 people on a walk and tickets must be booked (they are free). You can find more details here: Volunteer Katie is happy to support other people if they…

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Moo Born Face-to-Face Sessions

Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed Feeding Workshops

Sure Start Sessions – Face to Face & Virtual

Sessions are starting again at some Sure Start centres and the North Halifax Partnership is offering a free, 6-week programme of events. Face-to-face and virtual sessions are available and more information about both will be available at launch events in October 2020. At the launch event you can also register for the sessions, and find…

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Musical Toddler Sing & Dance

Create special memories through songs, music and dance. Tuesdays, 10.20-10.55am. Miss Stacey’s School of Dance, Boothtown. Email Stacey at

Sensory Classes – Book You Happy

Classes not currently running -updated January 2021 Sensory classes for children aged 0-2. Wednesdays 2pm: Mill Play Cafe, Halifax Fridays 9.30am: Mill Play, Halifax Fridays 2pm & 3pm: Chiccocino £6 per class or £9 to include sensory items to keep.

Messy Play at The Little Box Company

Updated January 2021 Messy Play for children aged 6 months+. Classes include Baby Creations, Toddler Creations and The After School Art Club, as well as school holiday camps and workshops. 54 Asquith Bottom, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3BT. ​01422 835080

Creation Station

Not currently running at venues – updated January 2021 Baby Discover classes (6-15 months) and Little Explorer classes (15 months – 5 years). Wednesdays at The Play Palace, Halifax Baby Discover: 10-10.45am Little Explorers: 11.15am-12pm Includes one hour free play in The Play Palace. Email to be added to the waiting list.

LMorrell Music

Fun and friendly singing and piano lessons in HX1 (online for now) for children and adults. Experienced and well-qualified teacher with 100% pass rate at merit/distinction. Contemporary singing and contemporary/classical piano. Contact Laura on 07425 893945

Baby Day Massage

Easy Health Champion Walks

Easy walks with health champions from Todmorden Health Centre every second Monday of the month. Meet at 9.45am, set off at 10am. Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street, OL14 5RN.

Mums, Bums & Tums

Mum and babies exercise class. Fun, friendly and suitable for all levels of fitness. Every Monday (except bank holidays). 9.40-10.30am. £4. Threeways Sport Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax, HX3 5SW


Fun dance fitness class for kids AND adults with disco lights, glow sticks and great music. Expect a high-energy cardio fun class , dancing the same routines each week. Children aged 4+. Parents don’t have to stay and take part, but are encouraged to. Wednesdays, 4.10-4.55pm. £4.50 per child, £3.50 for parents and guardians. Pay…

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Little Lambs Toddler Sessions

Currently not running (updated January 2021) Early years sessions at The Piece Hall in Halifax. Songs, stories and a craft activity. Complimentary refreshments for adults. Every second Tuesday of the month. 10-11.15am. £3 per child. Booking essential:

Cuddly Cubs

Baby massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga. Thursdays at PB Play Village, Halifax. Baby massage, 9.45am; baby yoga, 10.45am; toddler yoga (11.45am). Call 01422 242679 to book.  

Dare 2 Air Huddersfield

Reopening date not yet decided Huge inflatable theme park with eight different zones. Kids and adults alike can bounce and burn off energy on the drop slides, balance beams, freefall area and inflatable Wipeout zone. Play dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, or just jump around all session – the choice is yours! Open Fridays and weekends during…

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Baby Buddies

Free parent and baby group for babies aged 0-1 at Innovations Children’s Centre. Exciting activities such as Sign and Sign and Baby Massage, as well as helpful tips around teething, sleeping and more. Wednesdays, 1.30-2.45pm. Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Halifax. 01422 248222.

Mum and Baby/Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga &  mum and baby yoga classes. Pregnancy Yoga: Gentle stretching and strengthening to relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy. Fridays, 6.15-7.30pm, The Todfellows Space, Todmorden, OL14 5PU. Mum and Baby Yoga: Rebuild and stabilise core muscles after pregnancy and birth. Stretch out tired limbs, eat cake, drink tea, meet other mums and…

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Mini Boffins Calderdale

Classes not currently running – updated January 2021 Science experiments classes for children aged 18 months to 4 years. Sessions include: The Mill Play Cafe, Halifax: Tuesdays, 10am Mytholmroyd Community Centre: Tuesdays, 1.15 pm St Peter’s Community Centre: Wednesdays, 11am The Edge, Brighouse: Wednesdays, 1.15pm Play Palace, Halifax: Thursdays, 9.45 am Chicoccino, West Vale:  Thursdays,…

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Stay & Play, Sowerby Bridge

Fun drop-in group for parents and children aged 0-5 during term time. Every six weeks there will be a different programme of themed activities to get you and your child exploring different types of creative ways of learning. Run by the Children’s Centre. Tuesdays, 9.30-11am. St Pauls Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge.  

A Little Bit O’ Calm – Baby Yoga & Massage

Baby yoga and massage classes at Norwood Green Village Hall every Tuesday. All courses run for 4 weeks. June 8, 2021: Baby Yoga – 9.30am Baby Massage – 10.30am July 6, 2021: Baby Yoga – 9.30am Baby Massage – 10.30am To book, call 07815746693 or email 

RugbyTots – Halifax

Our motto is simple; “make it more fun”. We do this by delivering our specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. This creates an atmosphere in the class that is totally unique and engaging for parents and children alike. What to expect from our classes… “Be prepared to run across the jungle,…

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Northern Arts Factory Dance & Drama

Updated April, 2021 Our mission here at Northern Arts Factory is to nurture your children’s confidence so that they blossom, learn and shine. From their earliest days, children have a natural urge to dance, sing and perform. We will empower your child by creating a safe space for all children to experiment whilst having fun,…

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Mum’s Team Walks

Friendly walk and chat around Wellholme Park on Fridays, every fortnight, followed by a brew and biscuits at Wellholme Children’s Centre. Meet at the children’s centre at 9.15am prompt, for a 9.30am departure. For more information, visit the FB page.  

Brods Tots Rugby Classes

Kids fancy giving rugby a try? With the World Cup currently on our screens, are the kids getting interested in giving rugby a go? The Old Brodleians in Hipperholme has a great reputation for being a welcoming and family-friendly rugby club and they are currently recruiting boys and girls of all ages from three years…

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My Yoga Tribe – Pregnancy and Post-Natal Mum & Baby Yoga Classes and 121’s.

All new Core Power Flow evening classes designed for mums. Ryecroft Hall, Tong Valley between Leeds and Bradford. BD4 0RJ  Mum&Baby Post-Natal – 11am Mondays Core Flow – 7.30pm Tuesdays Pregnancy – 7pm Thursday Tel Jules on 07503 713647

Boothtown Children’s Centre – Breastfeeding Group

Friendly and supportive group for breastfeeding mums and their families. Held in a relaxed setting, it’s hosted by peer supporters and there are activities provided for older siblings. Free tea and coffee! For more information, contact the Children’s Centre on 01422 250365 or ask your health visitor or midwife. Mondays, 1.30-3pm. Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson…

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Baby Swimming with Water Babies

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make…

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Dancing Tots

Fun dance class for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Tuesdays, 9.30am. Fridays, 10.15am. Dancing Tots, Creative Dance Centre, 4 Springvale Works, Brighouse. 07377 883522.

Baby Beats

Class using baby massage, yoga, pilates, sensory play and postnatal fitness to enhance the bond between mum and baby. From post six week check to fast crawling. Spring term: February 28-April 11. Thursdays, 1.15-2.15pm. Creative Dance Centre, Brighouse, HD6 2RN.

Primal Tots, Kids & Teens

Fun, sensory, educational sessions for tots, kids and teens. Primal Tots (0-4): Mondays, 10am. Primal Kids (4-11): Mondays, 4.30pm. Thursdays, 5pm. Sundays, 11am. Primal Teens (12-16): Tuesdays, 5pm. Wednesdays, 5pm. Saturdays, 11am. Sundays, noon. 4 Woolcombers Mill, Halifax. HX1 2LE. 07805 036614.

Gymnastics Classes – Utopia Gymnastics

Little U’s, structured classes for children aged 2-4. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30am & 10.15am and Sundays at 9am (3-4 year olds). Mini U’s (4-5 year olds) Mondays and Fridays at 4pm and Saturdays at 9am. Utopia Gymnastics, Units 1& 2, Prince of Wales Mill, Brighouse. 01484 717428.

Parent & Toddler Open Play – Utopia Gymnastics

Parent and toddler open play at Utopia Gymnastics, Brighouse. For children under 4. Free play on the gymnastic equipment. Pay as you go, £5 per session. includes a free tea or coffee in the cafe afterwards. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am-noon. Utopia Gymnastics, Units 1 & 2, Prince of Wales Mill, Brighouse. 01484 717428.

Splash Swim Academy

(lessons running whilst in Tier 3 – updated January 2021) Term time lessons for children aged four and above, with crash courses available during school holidays.  Lessons run Tuesday to Friday, 4-7pm, and Sundays 9am-5pm. Rishworth School, Woodhouse School (Brighouse)  and DW Fitness (Halifax). Splash Swim Academy, 07852 543 316.

Sing and Sign

Fun, musical signing classes for babies and parents on Fridays. Babies (birth to six months): 10.30am Stage 1 (6 months – 18 months: 9.30am & 11.15am. Sing and Sign, Fridays. Heath United Reformed Church, Free School Lane. Phone Gemma on 07738 059610 for more information.

Family Skating – YMCA

Family roller skating sessions at the Halifax YMCA. Fridays: 6-8pm, open age. £3.50 per person including boot hire. Saturdays: Noon-1.30pm. £3 per person including boot hire. Sundays: 2-3.30pm. £3 per person including boot hire. Halifax YMCA. 13 Crossley Street, Halifax. o1422 353626.

Buggy Walks

Looking to be more active and meet new friends? Join in this short buggy walk from Field Lane Children’s Centre, Rastrick. Tea and coffee afterwards. No need to book, just turn up. Buggy Walk, Wednesdays. 9.30-10.30am. Field Lane Children’s Centre, Rastrick.

Once Upon A Time – Weekly Storytime

Come amd join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts based around popular children’s stories. Led by the early years librarian, we will visit some familiar characters and maybe even discover some new friends! Wednesday mornings at Halifax Central Library and Archives – The Imaginarium. May: 2, 9, 16, 23 June: 6, 13, 20, 27…

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Bankfield Buddies

Not currently running – updated January 2021 Fun for under 5’s with crafts, stories and fun in the Akroyd Library at Bankfield Museum. £2 per child – no need to book, just pay on the day. Free parking and pushchair access. 2020 Session Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 28 March 6,…

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Sure Start Children’s Centres – Saturday Listings

Saturday Splat! Children with additional needs. £1.50 per family. First Saturday of every month, 10-11.30am. Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, 01484 714768.

Sure Start Children’s Centres – Friday Listings

Baby Adventures, 0-2 years. £1.60 per family. Fridays, 1-2.30pm (term time only). Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, 01422 243633 Family Support Drop In. Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am. No need to book. Elland Children’s Centre, 01422 266197  

Sure Start Children’s Centres – Thursday Listings

Child Minder Network Session, free. Thursdays, 9-11.30am (term time only), Northowram Hub, 01422 434006 Chat and Play, £1.60 per family. Ages 0-5. Includes refreshments. Thursdays, 1.30-3pm (term time only). Northowram Hub, 01422 434006 Messy Monkeys, walking to 5 years, £1.50 per family. Thursdays, 1-2.30pm (term time only). Holywell Green Children’s Centre, 01422 266197 Well Baby…

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Sure Start Children’s Centres – Wednesday Listings

Buddy Bears, walking to 4 years. £1.60 per family. Wednesdays, 9.30-11am. Term time only. Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, 01422 243633 Tiny Treasures, 0-walking, £1.50 per family. Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm. Elland Children’s Centre, 01422 266197 Baby Group, walking to 5 years. £1.50 per family. Wednesdays, 9.15-10.45am, term time only. Whinney Hill Community Centre Mini Movers Stay and…

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Sure Start Children’s Centres – Tuesday Sessions

Big and Little Explorers, preschool. £1.60 per family. Upper portacabin. Tuesdays, 9-11am, term time only. Ash Green Children’s Centres, 01422 243941. Tiny Tots Tuesdays, 0-5 years. £1.60 per family. Tuesdays, 9.30-11am, term time only. Creations Community Children’s Centre, 01422 434006. Big & Little Explorers Group, 0-3 years. £1.60 per family. Tuesdays, 9.30-11am (term time only)….

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Sure Start Children’s Centres – Monday Sessions

Messy Adventures, walking-5 years. £1.50 per family. Mondays, 1.30-3pm. Field Lane Children’s Centre, 01484 386621. Family Support Drop In, Mondays, 9-11am, no need to book. Field Lane Children’s Centre, 01484 386621. Breastfeeding Friends, Mondays, 10-11.30. Free. Support group for breastfeeding mums. No need to book. Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, 01484 714768.  

Bookstart Busy Babies

Forty minutes of songs and rhymes led by an Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist. You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire. Ages birth-two. £2 per child (Free, PTL) 2020 Sessions Hebden Bridge Library: Mondays, 11-11.40am (Feb 3, 10; March 9, 16, 23,…

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Creative Dance Centre

Updated January 2021 Classes for tots, children and adults. Genres include musical theatre, street & jazz, dancing tots, adult dance, tap & modern and classical ballet. Musical Theatre School Holiday Workshops available . Creative Dance Centre, Springvale Works, Brighouse. Phone 07377 883 522.

Fun Swims With Giant Floats

Currently not running (updated January 2021) Wild and wacky sessions with giant floats, for children aged 14 and under. Brighouse Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm Sowerby Bridge Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm  

Family Swimming

Currently not running (updated January 2021) – (some pools are open but lane swimming only) Family Swimming sessions are times to swim with children under eight. Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 9.30am-noon; Wednesdays, 10am-noon Halifax Pool (teaching pool): Mondays, noon-1.15pm & 3-3.45pm; Tuesdays, noon-3.45pm; Wednesdays, 10am-1.30pm & 2.15-3.45pm; Thursdays, noon-1.15pm & 2.30-3.45pm; Fridays, noon-3.45pm; Saturdays, 1-2.15pm; Sundays,…

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Family Fun Swims

Fun swimming for adults with children. Brighouse Pool (teaching pool): Fridays (under 5s), 9am-1.15pm; Saturdays (under 11s), 1.30pm-2.45pm; Sundays (under 11s), 9am-1pm. Sowerby Bridge Pool (teaching pool): Mondays (under 5s), 9.15am-11.15am; Fridays (under 5s), 11am-1pm; Sundays (Under 5s), 9-11.30am. Todmorden Sports Centre: Sundays, 10am-noon

Aquanatal, Mum & Baby Aquafit, Mum & Baby Exercise

Not running while Calderdale is in Tier 3 (updated Jan 2021) Aquanatal, mum and baby aquafit and exercise sessions at Calderdale’s leisure centres. £5.20 per session (£4.20 PTL), or free if you have a Lifestyles membership . Aquanatal: Mondays, 9.30-10.15am, Brighouse Pool. Mum and Baby Aquafit: Mondays, 10.15-10.45am, Brighouse Pool. Wednesdays, 3-3.30pm, Sowerby Bridge Pool….

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Luddenden Valley Stay and Play

Playgroup for 0-5-year-olds that meets every Tuesday and Friday morning in the basement at Luddenfoot Civic Centre. Come and join us for a friendly, informal environment with a large range of toys and activities for the kids, including a large ball pool and a craft area. Tea and coffee for parents/carers. Luddenden Valley Stay and…

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Sweaty Mama Halifax

Sweaty Mama Halifax is a fun and effective fitness class that let’s you bond with your baby whilst burning fat!  Suitable for ALL levels of fitness, for ages 6 weeks to four-years-old. Get fit, meet other mums and have fun. £35 for a six-week block booking. Sweaty Mama, various venues throughout Calderdale. Phone 07894 025318.

Baby Cafe – Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support

  *** BABY CAFE IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO COVID-19*** Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support can offer breastfeeding advice and support at Halifax Baby Café, every Thursday between 1-3pm. You can get help and advice on anything from pain to the most comfortable holds and reflux, have your baby checked for tongue tie and have…

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Halifax Sling Library Drop-In

The Halifax Sling Library is held every Tuesday at Play Palace, Halifax. Come and learn about optimal infant positioning, general sling safety and different carrier pros and cons. You can try on or hire slings from newborn to pre-schooler. 10am-11am, Bump to Baby Workshop: Devoted to the needs of parents and carers with babies under…

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St John’s Parent & Toddlers, Rastrick

Held in the church hall, the group boasts a sand pit, slide, various ride-on toys, building blocks, a home corner and two craft tables. Admission includes drinks and snacks. Thursdays, 9.45am-11.15am, term time only. St John’s Parent & Toddlers, Church Hall, Thursdays, 9.45am. Contact Mandy on 07760 217116.

St Matthew’s Baby & Toddler Group, Rastrick

The St Matthew’s Baby & Toddler Group invites all parents with young children to join them in the Parish Centre for fun and games on Thursday mornings from 9.30am-11am. St Matthew’s Baby & Toddler Group, Parish Centre, Rastrick. Thursdays, 9.30am. Contact Michelle, 07926 460958.

Sowood Parent & Toddler Group

Small, friendly group with a baby play area and soft play toys. Wednesdays during term time. Sowood Parent & Toddler Group, Sowood Community Centre, Wednesdays, 9.15am-10.45am, Contact 01422 374367.

Greetland Parent and Toddler Group

Parent and toddler group in Greetland. £1.50 per adult and one child, includes refreshments. Open throughout the school holidays. Greetland Parent and Toddler Group, Greetland Community Centre, Tuesdays, 9.30am-11.30am. Contact 07713 581384.

Hove Edge Toddler Group

Friendly group with lots of toys, a weekly craft activity and singing. Thursdays during term time, 9.30am-11am. £2 per family, includes drink and a biscuit. Hove Edge Toddler Group, Thursdays, 9.30am-11am. Hove Edge Working Men’s Club. Contact Lucy, 07766 101658.

Go Bananas Parent and Toddler Group – Elland

A small, friendly group in Elland offering play, craft, activity, snack and sing song. Wednesdays during term time. £2 per child, includes a healthy snack and a drink. Go Bananas Parent and Toddler Group, Bankfield Social Club, Elland. Wednesdays, 9.40am-11.40am. Contact 01422 251152.

Barkisland Baby & Toddler Group

This group meets every Wednesday in term time at Barkisland Cricket Club, from 9.30am-11.30am. New members are always welcome. £2 per child. Barkisland Baby & Toddler Group, Wednesdays, 9.30am. Barkisland Cricket Club. Contact 07725 484526.

Boogie Babes

Updated January 2021 Pre-school dance fun for tots and their grown ups. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am, The Limelight Studio, Rastrick Boogie Babes. Contact Lisa on 07779 154 126.

Jo Jingles

Jo Jingles classes introduce young children to music through the use of nursery rhymes, songs, musical instruments, movement, sound games and stories. Classes include: Mondays, Chicoccino Play Gym, 9.45am (2 years plus) and 10.45am (under 2’s); Wednesdays, Play Palace, 9.45 (2 years plus) and 10.45am (under 2’s); Thursdays, The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, 9.45am (2…

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Buggy4Fitness is a fun, hour-long outdoors, postnatal workout, focussing on a wide variety of postnatal-specific exercises. Mums of all fitness levels are welcome. You can join as early as 6-10 weeks after birth. Sessions include: Buggy4Fitness, HIIT, FitnessMix and Strength & Conditioning. Venues include Manor Health, Wellholme Park, The Stray and Play Palace. Buggy4Fitness, various…

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Mini Mess

Updated January 2021 Mini Mess combines different activities such as Mini Movers and Groovers music time, messy play specifically designed for little ones, free playtime, singing songs, story time and refreshments. All Mini Me Time Calderdale Classes are currently being run and booked through the Children’s Centres. Contact them or message

Mini Massage

Mini Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. The course is open to infants from birth up to pre-crawling and guides you through a step-by-step massage routine, which combines a balance of relaxing and stimulating massage, reflexology techniques and yoga movement. Refreshments and socialising time are offered at the end of each class. A bottle…

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Mini Movers and Mini Groovers

(updated January 2021) A dance, movement and creative play class for parents and their little ones. All classes currently being run and booked through the children’s centres. Contact for more information.  

Rhythm Time

We run music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children in Brighouse, Copley, Eccleshill, Halifax, Mytholmroyd, Oakenshaw and Queensbury. Sessions include exploring different percussion sounds, building confidence and self-expression through dance, practicing rhymes to develop speech and finding their singing voice and learning to sing in tune. Classes include: Mondays at Baliff Bridge Community Centre,…

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Halifax Sports Acro

Provides sports acrobatics gymnastics for children aged 4 upwards. Sessions include beginners, development and recreational, and aim to provide a child-friendly safe and supportive environment where gymnasts can reach their full potential working at their own pace. Sessions held at Greetland Community Centre and Brooksbank Sports College, Elland. Halifax Sports Acro. Contact 01422 311989.  

Diamonds Gymnastics Club

Sessions offered for all abilities, from preschool and beginners to international performers. Classes include acrobatics, cheer, men’s artistic, team gym, tumble, women’s artistic, display, general gymnastics and trampolining. Sessions are held at either Holmfield Works or Ladyship Mills Diamonds Gymnastics Club, 01422 349559.

Amphibi-Kids Swim Academy

Children of all abilities love the Amphibi-Kids experience. Whether your child is a complete beginner or can swim a little, we’ll have a class that’s just right for them. Classes are for children aged 3+ and our fully qualified and insured teachers teach in the water. Class sizes are small (max 6 children). We follow…

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Children’s Swimming Lessons – Council-Run Pools

Currently on hold (updated January 2021) Classes range from Aquababies (6 months – 2 years), Aquatots (2-4 years) and Ducklings  (3-4), who are accompanied in the water with a responsible adult. Contact your preferred pool for details. AQUABABIES (parent/guardian in the water too): Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 10-10.30am; Wednesdays, 10.30-11am & 11.30am-noon Sowerby Bridge Pool: Mondays,…

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Swimrite Leisure

At Swimrite we offer tuition for every level of child. We have smaller classes (1 instructor to 6 pupils) with water-based instructors. Sessions include: Adult and Baby, with nursery rhymes, games and playing with baby-specific equipment, Ducks (3-5 year olds) and Beginners (5+) Classes are taught at Swimrite School of Swimming, Ploughcroft, Halifax, and Swimrite…

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Puddle Ducks

Our baby and pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience, taught in warm pools with a maximum of ten children. Classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement. Taught at various locations throughout Calderdale. Puddle Ducks baby swimming classes. Contact Jenny on 0113 8267253.

Ogden Otters

Swimming lessons and baby and toddler swimming in a warm, well-lit pool. All the changing rooms have baby changing tables with ample seating in reception where people can enjoy a coffee while watching our large screen TVs. Baby and toddler swimming: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Swimming lessons: daily. Ogden Otters, Ogden, Halifax….

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The Little Samurai Club

The Little Samurai Club offers fun martial arts classes for 3-5-year-olds in Brighouse. Tuesdays, 4pm-4.45pm; Thursdays, 4.30pm-5.15pm; Saturdays, 11am-11.45am. The Little Samurai Club, A One Business Park, Brighouse. Contact 07761 973553.

Little Strikers

Little Strikers encourages all aspects of mental and physical development through football, for children aged 1-6. Thursdays, 1pm-1.45pm, Play Palace, Halifax; Saturdays, 9.30am-10.15am and 10.30am-11.135am, Play Palace, Halifax; Saturdays, 10am-10.45am and 11am-11.45am at Brighouse Central Methodist Church. Little Strikers, Thursdays and Saturdays. Classes in Halifax and Brighouse. Contact 07896 202334.

Rugger Ratz

Rugger Ratz is a fun, energetic introduction to rugby, designed to give your child a head start with the sport skills that are essential for many different sporting activities. Age 2-3: Saturdays, 10.15am-10.45am. Sundays, 10am-10.30. Age 3-5: Saturdays, 9.30am-10.15am, 10.45am-11.30am. Sundays, 10.30am-11.15am. Age 5-6: Saturdays, 9.15am-10am. Sundays, 9am-9.45am. Age 6+: Saturdays, 10am-10.45am. Rugger Ratz, Inspire…

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Striker Tots

Striker Tots provides a structured programme of football coaching sessions for toddlers and young children in Calderdale. Head coach is ex-professional footballer Richard Graham, and classes teach and develop basic football skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and heading, as well as social skills like teamwork, sharing and communication. Sessions on Thursdays at 1pm and…

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Tumble Bees Preschool Gymnastics

Tumble Bees run fun, themed preschool gymnastics classes for confident walkers aged 1 to 5 years old. Classes are run as themed terms, between 6 to 8 weeks long. Learning through fun is key and children develop skills such as balance, coordination, gross and fine motor skills, creativity, social, physical and emotional. Thursdays, 10.15am, at…

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Action Kids Preschool Activities

Action Kids are fun activities for preschool children up to the age of 7. All activities lead to dance, games, gymnastics and athletics, enabling children to become stronger, more balanced, better coordinated and confident as they develop physically, socially and emotionally. Sessions use music, action, songs, puppets, balls, beanies, storytelling and much more. Parent and…

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Elland Tennis Club

Coaching runs from Easter to October half term. Sessions include Red, where your child will learn all the basic strokes, Orange/Green where they adapt to using a higher bouncing, smaller ball over a bigger court, and Juniors, where they play on a full-size court with full tennis balls. A free taster session is offered before…

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Rastrick Tennis Club

Coaching programmes to cater for children aged two and upwards. Classes include Teenie Tennis (pre-school parent and toddler class for children aged 2-4), Red 2 (aged 4-7), Red 1 (aged 6-9) and more. A free taster session is offered before signing up. Rastrick Tennis Club, Carr Green Lane, Rastrick. Contact Andy on 07876 718968 or…

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Miss Stacey’s School of Dance

(updated January 2021) Classes include ballet, parent and child dance, cheerleading, tap, acro, street and musical theatre. Miss Stacey’s School of Dance, Hayley Hill, HX3 6ED. Contact 07791 209353.

Sarah Hitchen School of Dance

Our dance school follows the highly-regarded ISTD syllabus (Imperial Society of Teachers and Dancing). We teach classes in ISTD ballet, tap and modern jazz for children aged three to adults. The school operates from the Conservative Club in Todmorden. Sarah Hitchen School of Dance, Todmorden. Contact 07929 576785.

Mini Me Time

Mini Me Time provide local classes in baby massage, baby yoga, baby sign and movement to music for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Mini Me Time Calderdale, contact 07768 636427.

Airtime Halifax

Trampoline park and soft play centre with café. Parent and toddler sessions every morning from 10am-11am, £5. Airtime Halifax, Unit 4 Calderdale Business Park. Contact 01422 247404.

Baby Sensory Halifax

Not currently running – updated January 2021 Baby Sensory is an interactive, multi-sensory experience combining massage, music, light shows, signing, puppets singing and much more. Classes run Mondays and Tuesdays, term time. Baby Sensory, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. Contact Laura on 07885 463238.

Toddler Sense, Halifax

Classes not currently running – updated January 2021 Toddler Sense, a multi-award winning activity programme, offering toddlers and children a magical, multi-adventure experience in a safe and happy environment. Classes run on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Toddler Sense, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. Contact Laura on 07885 463238.

Iconic Gymnastics Academy

Pre-school and recreational gymnastics with classes during the week in Greetland, Elland, Rastrick and Norland. The club is affiliated with British Gymnastics. Iconic Gymnastics Academy, 07468 596489.

Whiteley’s Academy of Performing Arts

Updated January 2021 A family business with family principles at the heart for students aged 2-19. With all aspects of dance and stage covered, there is so much going on all year round with an annual performance at the Victoria Theatre, pantomimes, summer clubs, performances at Disneyland Paris, London and more. Whiteley’s Academy of Performing…

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Shaytots – Football classes

A football play programme run by FC Halifax Town for children aged six months to four years. Shaytots is a unique and fun-based concept using football as a medium to develop physical, social and mental skills. For more information or a free taster session, contact Steve Nichol: 07572 154 200 or

Little Cheer LW Danceworks

Cheerleading at Calderdale College. Little Cheer LW Danceworks, Calderdale College, Wednesdays, 5.15pm-6pm. Contact Laura 07868123902.

Flying Saucers – Pottery Painting Cafe

Currently only offering paint at home kids – updated January 2021 Pottery painting café in Hebden Bridge. Choose from a plate, bowl, mug or even piggy bank, unicorn, fairy or dinosaur, decide how to paint it and sit and paint using our brushes or sponge stamps. And you can have a drink or snack whilst…

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Hippopottery – mobile pottery painting

Hippopottery is a mobile paint your own pottery studio based in the Shibden Valley. Suitable for all ages, you can choose from a wide range of pottery pieces to paint and create gorgeous keepsakes. All pots, paints, brushes and stencils are supplied and pots are glazed, fired and returned within one week. Hippopottery, Fold Barn,…

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Sowerby Bridge Parents and Toddler Group

Come along and join us in the church hall underneath the Methodist Church. We have fun every week, a great selection of toys, ride ons, craft and art activities plus chat and support for the grownups. We start with a playtime, pause with a snack and drink, continue to play and do crafts and we…

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Beenies – Southowram

Beenies is a group for parents/carers with children from birth to aged two (siblings welcome). There will be lots of fun activities to support your child to learn to play and explore.  Thursdays, 9am – 10.30am Southowram Surestart Centre, Withinfields, Southowram. 01422 395501.

Stay and Play – Southowram

Stay and Play for parents with children from birth to aged five. Every six weeks there will be a different programme of fun activities to help your child to learn, play and explore. Tuesdays, 9am – 10.30am, term time only. Southowram Surestart Centre, Withinfields, Southowram. 01422 395501.

Dads and Male Carers Group

Fun activities for children up to age 8 and their dads, male carers, granddads, uncles and stepdads. For information, call Todmorden Children’s Centre on 01706 399970 or Jubilee Children’s Centre on 01422 434971. Dads and Male Carers Group. Third Saturday of each month, 10am to noon. Halifax Fire Station, King Cross. HX1 3JF.

Stay & Play, Hebden Bridge

A group for parents and children aged 0-4 years. Every six weeks there will be a different programme of themed activities to get you and your child exploring different types of creative ways of learning. Come along and join the fun. Wednesdays, 10am – 11.30am, term time only. St James Church, Hebden Bridge. Entrance at…

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Childminder Network Group – Hebden Bridge

A group for local childminders and their minded children to meet up and play. Tuesday, term time only, 9.45am – 11.45am. Dodnaze Community Centre.

Baby Stay & Play, Hebden Bridge

Weekly group for parents, carers and younger babies (not walking). Safe activities for babies and a chance to chat with other parents. Monday, 12.30pm – 2pm, Central Streets Infants School, Hebden Bridge. Call 01422 842784

St Jude’s Tiddlers

Thriving group for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers at St Jude’s Church, Halifax, in the church hall. Thursdays, 9am-11am, term time only. Contact Rosslynn Gowers: 01422 321573/07951 115333

Christ Church Centre Baby & Toddler Group – Lightcliffe

Propel your pushchair to Christ Church! Babies, toddlers and their carers are invited to join in a social activity morning each Monday and Friday, 10am – noon in the large hall in the Christ Church Centre, Lightcliffe.

Cliffe Hill Baby & Toddler Group – Lightcliffe

Free group for children under five, offering messy fun, sensory experiences, musical instruments and much more. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Thursday, term time only, 1.45pm – 2.45pm. Cliffe Hill Primary School, Lightcliffe.

Babies & Toddler Group – Brighouse

Babies and toddler group at Clifton Methodist Church, Brighouse. Lots of toys and activities for the children and hot drinks for the parents. Lovely social group, which also runs during school holidays (where activities for older children are provided) but not bank holidays. Mondays, 9am – 11am, 50p per child, free children’s drinks and snacks….

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YMCA Parent & Toddler Group

Warm and friendly group for local families with children aged under five to come and make friends. Mondays and Friday mornings, 9.30am – noon. Halifax YMCA, 13 Crossley Street. Admission £2 one adult and one child. Includes a hot drink for adults and cold drinks and snacks for your child.  

Coley Tots

Friendly and relaxed playgroup for parents, grandparents and carers with babies and children of pre-school age. Tea, coffee, juice, water, toast and biscuits all provided. Free play and crafts, songs and story time. Tuesday mornings, 9.30am – 11.30am, Coley Church Hall. Term time only.