Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) Calderdale

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Classes and playgroups for babies, toddlers and young children in Halifax and Calderdale, held on a Monday.

***Although many classes are starting to get back to normal, some have changed days and venues to fit in with new regulations regarding COVID-19, and some have not yet reopened. We strive to keep details up-to-date, but PLEASE CHECK with organisers before setting off to a class/playgroup.***

Playgroups and classes

Calderdale and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for children.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.


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 sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Weekly Classes:

Mondays: Total Fitness, HD5 0AL. 12pm-2pm.

Saturdays: Delius School, BD3 8QX. 9am-1pm

                     Southfield Grange, BD5 0ET. 2-3.30pm

 

For more information on classes visit the website or Facebook Page here or contact 01943 862802 or email horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk

Are you a new parent? Would you like to attend face-to-face sessions during lockdown?

We are a Covid-secure group with permission to run face-to-face sessions for new parents.

Moo Born is a 4 week course suitable for babies from 0 to pre-moving.

We blend together our beautiful Moo Music and also tummy time instruction to provide new parents the opportunity to learn about their baby’s development, spend time with people on the same journey as them, as well as provide some much needed light relief and fun.

Our new block starts on the week commencing February 8 and lasts for four weeks.

It is at Ashfield House Day Nursery, Norman Lane, Bradford.
  • Monday: 12.30-1.30pm
  • Tuesday: 1.30-2.30pm

07931502901
sallyr@moo-music.co.uk

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Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed 5* Weaning Workshop covers all you need to know about introducing solid food as well as providing support throughout your weaning journey. Ideal for parents and carers of babies 4-7 months. Whether you are just starting to think about weaning or have just already begun, the 2 hour session is full of hints, tips and tricks that will leave you feeling confident about starting this new exciting phase.

We are now able to run our fabulous face-to-face workshops whilst also continuing to deliver our very popular sessions on Zoom.  Private sessions can be arranged  (in person or online) for small groups of friends.

The workshops are welcoming and interactive, we encourage any questions so you leave feeling confident about the next step, this also includes follow-up support for as long as you need.

Sophie, the founder, is an experienced Infant Feeding Advisor having worked for ten years in the NHS delivering weaning training to parents, children’s centre staff and health professionals. Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed has now expanded to meet demand with a team of trained knowledgeable staff, who are all mums themselves. They all have Nutrition training/backgrounds and are ready to guide you through.

To find out more on upcoming online workshops visit the Facebook Page or Website


yorkshirebornyorkshirefed@gmail.com
www.yorkshirebornyorkshirefed.co.uk/

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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.

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. £1 for hot drinks (free refills). Contact Pippa Lupton, 07903 884342.

 

 

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.

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

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. Thursdays, 1.45-2.15pm, Todmorden Sports Centre.

Mum and Baby Exercise: Wednesdays, 11.15am-12.15pm, North Bridge Leisure Centre. Thursdays, 2-3pm, Brighouse Pool.

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

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, 30; April 6, 20, 27)

Brighouse Library: Tuesdays, 10.30am-11.10am (Feb 4, 11, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 21, 28)

Halifax Central Library & Archives: Thursdays, 10-10.40am and 11-11.40am (Feb 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2,9, 23, 30)

For more information and to check dates, contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

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 Street North, Halifax. HX3 6PU.

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 locations around Calderdale. Contact 07825 706983.

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, noon-12.30pm (term time only); Wednesdays, noon-12.30pm; Fridays, 9.30-10am & 10.30am-11am

Todmorden Sports Centre: Fridays, 11-11.45am.

AQUATOTS (parent/guardian in the water too):

Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 10.30-11am; Wednesdays, 11-11.30am & 11.30-noon; Saturdays, 10-10.30am

Sowerby Bridge Pool: Mondays, 12.30-1pm; Wednesdays, noon-12.30pm (term time only); Fridays, 9-9.30am, 10-10.30am & 10.30-11am

Todmorden Sports Centre: Fridays, 11-11.45am

DUCKLINGS

Available during the day, evenings and Saturdays. Contact your preferred pool for details.

Ages 3-4.

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.

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.

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

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, 9am-4.30pm

Sowerby Bridge: Tuesdays, 3-4pm; Thursdays, 3-3.30pm; Fridays, 3-4pm; Saturdays, noon-2pm; Sundays, 9am-12.30pm

Todmorden Pool: Sundays, 10am-noon

 

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).

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 years plus), 10.45am (under 2’s).

Jo Jingles. Venues throughout Calderdale. Contact Louise on 07419 737543. www.jojingles.com

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

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 of Organic Sunflower Oil is included.

Sessions include: Mondays, 1pm-1.45pm, Halifax Dance Academy; Tuesdays, 11am-11.45am, Play Palace; Wednesdays, 10am-11am, Kate’s Classes, Sowerby Bridge.

Mini Massage, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Fiona on 07768 636427.

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.

 

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.

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

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.

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.

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, Brighouse; Tuesdays at Jungle at the Junction, Queensbury; Wednesdays at Hebden Bridge Town Hall; Thursdays at Birkenshaw Community Hall and Mytholmroyd Cricket Club; and Fridays at The Edge Playgym, Brighouse.

Rhythm Time. Contact Alison on 07938 752005.

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.

 

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 out how to confidently access the virtual sessions.
To book a place at the launch event for the below venues, call 01422 252209.
Creations Children’s Centre: Tuesday October 13, 10am-noon
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre: Wednesday October 14, 9.30-11.30am
Ash Green Children’s Centre: Thursday October 15, 9.30-11.30am
Illingworth Children’s Centre: Friday October 16, 9.30-11.30am
To book a place at the launch event for the below venues, call 01422 266197.
Wellholme Children’s Centre: Tuesday October 13, 9am-4pm
Elland Children’s Centre: Wednesday October 14, 1-4pm
  • Updated October 2020

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.

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.