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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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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.  

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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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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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. babybeatslucy@gmail.com.

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.

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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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.

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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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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Baby Cafe – Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support

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 them weighed. I’ve been myself and it was incredibly reassuring and…

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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.

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.

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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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 charlotte@minimetime.co.uk.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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