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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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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

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

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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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.

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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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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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. www.boogiebabes.biz

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

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 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 charlotte@minimetime.co.uk 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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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.  

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