Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) Calderdale

Art, Sensory & Messy Play

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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.

Join us at Hippopottery at Shibden Park Café every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm. Also look out for events at Polly’s Play, Upsy Daisy’s, Shibden Hall, Northowram’s Fair’s and Mini Me Time Groups.

  • Hippopottery, Fold Barn, Halifax. Contact 07540 832930 or view the Facebook page.

Baby Sensory Halifax

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.

Babysign Halifax

Learn how to communicate with your baby before they can talk using British Sign Language (BSL). Classes are fun, friendly, multi-sensory and are suitable for babies from three months old.

  • Fridays, 9.45am at Chicoccino’s Play Gym, West Vale. Contact Linzi on 07554 424413. Booking essential.

Bankfield Buddies

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.

2019 Session Dates:

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 5, 12, 19
  • September 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December 6, 13, 20
  • January 10, 17, 24, 31 (2020)

Bankfield Buddies, Akroyd Library. Fridays, 10.30-11.15am. £2 per child. For information, contact Fiona on 01422 352334.

Flying Saucers – Pottery Painting Cafe

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 you create!

Every Tuesday is Toddler Tuesday at Flying Saucers. Come along with your pre-schooler or baby and receive 10% off and a free coffee for you. Whether it’s a baby footprint or a toddler painting on a plate, come with friends, have a coffee and make something truly unique.

  • Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Café, Butler’s Wharf, New Road, Hebden Bridge, 01422 846666.

Icky Sticky

Icky Sticky is a messy, arty playgroup that runs on Tuesday mornings in Hebden Bridge.

For children aged 6 months to 4 years.

Icky Sticky, Tuesdays, 10-11.30am, Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge. Phone 07909 454281.

Mini Mess

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.

Mini Mess, Thursdays, 11am-12pm, Kate’s Classes, Sowerby Bridge. Contact 07768 636427.

Rhythm Time

Music and multi-sensory class Rhythm Time, Fridays at Polly’s Play, Dean Clough, Halifax. Toddlers (14 months to two years) 9.50am. Preschool (three to four years) 10.45am. Booking essential. Price includes free entry to the play gym. Rebecca: 07938 752005.


Sensory stories, songs and rhymes using Makaton signing. Includes exploration and free play in the sensory rooms.

Babies (pre-walkers): 12-1pm

Toddlers: 1-2pm.

  • Sensetastic, Thursdays at Sensestar, Lindley. Contact Lucy at sensetasticsessions@gmail.com

Toddler Sense, Halifax

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.