Call before you go

As you will be aware, some classes, events and local businesses have been temporarily cancelled, or closed as a result of the pandemic. While we are delighted to see so many back open, some do still  have restrictions in place.  Please call in advance if you are heading anywhere, just to ensure they are open and to check on any restrictions that might be in place.

Until we are back to the new norm,  we have pulled together a whole new webpage dedicate to keeping children busy and entertained here 


Here at STAG Mumbler, we are always keen to hear your recommendations of great weekly classes and groups. If you have any suggestions, simply drop us an email telling us all about it at

Have a wonderful Summer break

Filling the 6 weeks can be hard, as can finding new and exciting things to do, while watching those pennies.  Here at STAG, we want to try and help make things a little easier and offer you some inspiration.

Check out our STAG Mumbler – Summer Holidays Special

It’s never too late to tell us about great local events, clubs or groups.  So if you’re a local business or one of our lovely mumblers heading somewhere great this Summer, do let us know about it at and we’ll make sure we add it for other mumblers to see.

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ARTventurers logoAt award winning ARTventurers we run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties, after school clubs and other events for children of all ages.

Details for classes at the moment are Fridays

Portholme Church, Selby, YO8 4QH
Baby ARTventurers 6 to 18 months 11.30am to 12.20pm
Little ARTventurers 18 months to 4 years 10.00am – 11.00am

“Emma hosted a fabulous build-a-bear Zoom party for my daughter’s 5th birthday. It was so much fun singing songs, playing games, colouring and building our own unicorn bears with friends! I would thoroughly recommend ARTventurers and Emma.” NT, Feb 21

T: 07900 922688


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Bubwith Tennis Club

Bubwith Tennis Club is a friendly, village tennis club near to the East Yorkshire/North Yorkshire border. Set in the grounds of Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre, the club has three artificial grass courts which offer tennis throughout the year.

Whether you are just starting out with the sport, or if you have been playing tennis for years, you will be made to feel welcome at Bubwith.

Families can take advantage of a great value membership option, which is available from couples up to large families without limit. Whereas children of primary school age and their parents/guardians (if they only wish to play tennis with their children) can join free of charge. There is also a low-cost junior member option.

Members can make us of the club’s supply of tennis rackets (various sizes) and tennis balls, including balls specifically for younger players. Coaching is available for children starting at the age of 4 and there are often tennis camps for juniors during school holidays (there is an additional charge for coaching and camps).

For adults, there is the opportunity to play competitive league tennis with mixed, men’s and ladies’ doubles teams featuring in the York leagues at various levels. There are also various events promoting social play.

Whilst it is predominantly a members’ club, there is the facility for non-members to use the club’s West Court for a small fee.

There is a car park on-site, with a children’s play area next to the courts. The small clubhouse provides toilet facilities.




🌿✨Daydreamer Collective launches! A moment of calm and open-ended play in your week – sessions run just off the A19 (South of York) in the tranquil Yoga studio at Deighton Lodge. With an emphasis on a soothing atmosphere, sustainable books, toys, invitations to play plus optional sing and story time it’s a place for little folk and their grown ups to meet, chatter, connect and ‘rebuild the village’ as we journey through baby, and toddlerhood together! We would love to welcome you for a £5 trial session, booking essential ✨🌿

After your trial, block bookings of 6 sessions required as we have limited spaces. £60 investment per block includes:

⭐️1.5 hours of play, stories and music
⭐️A hot and/or cold drink
⭐️A delicious tray bake treat/cake
⭐️All play resources including massage oil and baby mats
⭐️Carefully chosen sustainable invitations to play
⭐️10% off purchases from The Wormy Apple Bookshop
⭐️Use of our Baby Scales

🤍Please feel free to bring your own snacks/drinks for your little ones🤍

Sessions will run on Friday mornings term-time:
10:00-11:30am – Bobbins (0-4s)
11:35-13:05 – Babes (Under 1’s only)

Lots of free parking available – Deighton Lodge – Rush Farm, York Rd, York YO19 6HQ

Please ask about sibling discounts, pop up events and parties! We hope to see you soon, Claire and Emily 🤍

T: 07801 259118

‘I thought drama was only for super-confident children. How wrong I was.’

Helen O’Grady drama classes nurture ALL children to help them achieve their potential. Our unique Development Through Drama programme increases children’s Confidence, Social and Interaction skills and develops Creativity, Imagination and Performance Skills.

Our hour-long classes include a new improvisation or script every week. All children perform on stage in July and each child is fully involved in the whole piece.

‘Drama is the only activity that she has been so excited about and stuck to. It is down to you that she has so much enthusiasm and enjoys it so much.’

Tuesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm Selby Community Centre (The Attic Room), Scott Road, Selby YO8 4BL

Class also available in York (Earswick, Acomb, Heslington and Wigginton) Garforth, Harrogate, Rossett Acre, Pannal and Driffield.



T: 07309 880805
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MummyFIT is a safe and progressive full body workout incorporating cardiovascular and strength exercises designed to increase fitness and build muscle tone. MummyFIT sessions are suitable for all fitness levels once you’ve reached 6 weeks following a natural delivery or 12 weeks following a C-section and had a GP sign off.   MummyFIT sessions offer low level adaptations and higher level progressions taking in to consideration your fitness levels and postnatal conditions such as weak pelvic floor, core and diastasis recti. MummyFIT has a range of options available suitable for all stages of your pre- and postnatal journey. Fitting in a workout and time for you when you have got small children can be a real challenge, MummyFIT is here to help. Bring your baby, meet other mums, and make some time for you. MummyFIT is designed by mummies and led by experts to offer you guidance and support wherever you are on your journey through motherhood.  

Our sessions are available online, outdoors at Church Fenton Cricket Club, at CrossFIT Tadcaster and Lion Fitness in Selby.

“After just 6 sessions I already feel stronger and more toned. The length of the sessions are spot on and the variety of exercises is brilliant.” – Shona  

“I’ve only been doing the MummyFIT sessions for a few weeks but I can already feel my strength and fitness levels have improved loads and it has definitely helped my mental health too.” – Emma  

“Loving MummyFIT, definitely feeling and seeing the progress.” – Lisa  

“I am really enjoying my MummyFIT sessions. Emma gives me the motivation and focus I need and it is great to be with like minded mummies.” – Laura  


Book your FREE trial session now at 

T: 07742 260164





The Award winning My Baby Can Dance ® gives young children the chance to enjoy dancing, singing and movement to music whilst learning and developing confidence, imagination, strength, balance and co-ordination….and so much more.

Early years education is combined with dance, movement, great music and activities to create a family fun, structured and educational environment. The quality of content and value for money means you can enjoy a high standard of preschool activity whilst being an affordable option.

What has coming to My Baby Can Dance meant to you since the pandemic? 

“I wouldn’t even know where to start. A godsend from pre Covid and post. The classes have really helped Margots confidence and we look forward to coming every week 🥰🥰🥰”

“Thank you Sam for all of your wonderful sessions and for your patience with the technology.  We love your enthusiasm and the variety of songs you do! Violet’s favourites are heads, shoulders, knees and toes and wiggly woo but we enjoyed shake your sillies out today! Having not actually been to one of your face to face classes yet, I really didn’t know what to expect but you have really helped us have some fun and routine through lockdown! Thanks also for your tummy time advice! ”

“My little girl absolutely loves My Baby Can Dance. We have been going for a couple of months now. Sam is fantastic and really makes the babies feel so special. We look forward to it every week!”

“I’ve been going with my little boy and 2 friends with their girls, Brilliant class. Sam accommodates everyone’s needs and if you miss a class she will try and get you in on another. All the babies love it. Its really relaxed, you don’t feel rushed, have time to chat to other parents. Sam’s so good with all the little ones gives them all her time! Highly recommended!”

Price Freeze: The MBCD team care greatly about each and every family that joins them, understanding the rise in cost of living and the recent pandemic, they are freezing prices for the foreseeable future and haven’t increased the cost of their classes since September 2017.

Class Flexibility: The MBCD team understand that some parents and carers work shifts, or that from time to time something can come up that prevents families attending class. While classes cannot be rolled over and deducted from next term, they offer super flexibility by enabling classes to be reclaimed by attending any other class in the same week, or alternatively the class can be gifted to a friend or family member. Shift workers are accommodated by having classes on 4 days of the week for toddlers and 3 days per week for babies. Parents can switch between classes according to the shift pattern week by week. 

Covid safety: Covid Safety is always a priority so we are still keeping our classes small and safe with usual cleaning of our kit and equipment.

Work with us: We are always looking to hire more self employed leaders and there are also new franchise opportunities available in the area now. Contact us for more information.

Classes are available in and around STAG and be viewed and booked via the website.

If you have any questions, contact Sam on 07495 856993 or



Puddle Ducks are one of the UK’s leading providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience and our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement, based on extensive child development research. Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school. We also have our fabulous Swim Academy lessons for 4-10 year old children, suitable for all abilities.

Our tailor made swimming classes, suitable from birth, instil a love of the water in every child and your little one can jump in’ at any point during the term. As well as teaching babies and children to swim we also teach them some important personal survival skills. Learning to swim is a journey and one that opens doors for your child along the way. From the pleasures of a swimming pool or the sea on a family holiday to learning water sports, the possibilities are endless!

Harry loved his first lesson in the Floaties class yesterday. All very well planned out taking into consideration current regulations! We can’t wait for next week! ‍

(JB Sept 2020)

Puddle Ducks are amazing my daughter aged 3 years was in tears at her lessons at the local swimming centre wanting to quit, I took a gamble with puddle ducks and I’m glad I did my little girl is smiling and laughing again in lessons she no longer refuses to get out of car or complains of stomach ache to get out of lessons she’s excited and eager to go. So huge thumbs up from me and my little girl to Puddle Ducks we can’t wait to get back when lockdown restrictions ease, my little girl wants to wobble wobble like a jelly on a plate.

(KL June 2020)

My daughter has been swimming with Puddle Ducks since she was 8 weeks old. She’s now 3 and she absolutely loves her lessons. It’s amazing to see her confidence in the water and how much she loves her lessons. All the teachers and poolside assistants are incredible and so friendly

(SL Sept 2020)

We run classes in Selby at Everlast Fitness & Willow Lodge, Bubwith on several days of the week. Find out more about all of our pools and classes on our website.

If you would like to make an enquiry, please fill in our Contact Form

FREE TASTER SESSION: Did you know we offer free tasters to try a lesson before you commit? We also offer a recommend a friend discount which means if you are recommended by a friend you both save £10!

07884 933789
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Local and friendly dance school specialising in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance in ISTD syllabus. Jazz and Adult Ballet classes held on Monday evenings.

Classes held in Osgodby, Riccall and Fulford, Monday – Friday evenings and Saturday daytime.

‘My daughter has attended Sally Corbally‘s dance classes in Riccall for a while now and really enjoys them. She does ballet and tap and gets to take part in a big show every couple of years, would highly recommend the classes for children of all abilities.’

FF, Jan 19

‘At three years old our daughter joined Sally Corbally’s School of Dance. She absolutely loved to sing and dance and Sally came highly recommend. Two years later her love of dancing has continued to grow which is down to the excellent teaching of Sally and her dance teachers. Sally really has given our daughter a chance to shine, taking part in her first dance show this May and completing her bronze award in tap and ballet this July. There is a real focus on enjoyment for dance in the sessions and our daughters confidence has improved greatly as well as her technique. I would wholeheartedly recommend Sally Corbally’s school of dance to any parent whose child has an interest in dance and performing. ‘

CC, Aug 18

Special Offer: Free trial class for new starters.

Visit our website for a full list of all classes.

T: 07940 769614


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Tadcaster Swimming Pool

Summer Holiday timetable available here.

There is always so much going on at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Click here to explore it all.

‘My daughter and I also had a brill time at a party, recently held at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Lots of fun.’

HB, Jan 18

‘Wonderfully maintained beautiful pool with fabulous staff.’

RP, Nov 19

‘My son has had some 1 to 1 lessons with Lauren in the holidays she has been amazing with him. Really patient and she has helped him so much.’ 

AM, April 19


T: 01937 833001
32 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB

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Water Babies Swim School

Water Babies is the world’s leading Baby and Toddler swim school, swimming over 50,000 babies per week.

We’ll teach you to teach your little one to swim, from lesson one we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. Throughout our programme we use lots of song, games, toys and sensory activities suitable to each child’s stage of development, ensuring both you and your little one are having lots of fun whilst having precious time together and developing new skills.  Swimming offers precious one to one time for you and your little one, whilst also offering the opportunity to meet lots of other parents and children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

By the end of our programme your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around water.

We work closely with Swim England, the governing body and we’ve woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. So you’ll be simply amazed at the progress your little one makes. And not only will they be able to swim independently and have learnt a skill for life – they will have grown in confidence too.


Excellent for babies born premature too like my little girl. We’re chapter 8 now her her development has come on massively to the point she has practically caught up in everything.

KE, Aug 18

‘I highly recommend it! My boy and I are swimming with water babies for over a year, and every chapter is better and better.’

DB, Aug 18

I love Water Babies! This is my second round with my second child and it is just consistently brilliant. All of the teachers are so lovely, so gentle and encouraging with the children and so much fun. WB communication is excellent and they’re an all round lovely bunch! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for swimming lessons to enjoy with their children.

LP, Feb 18

Mon:  10:00 – 12:00  New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon:  10:00 – 13:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Mon:  10:00 – 12:00 Everlast, Holderness Road, Hull, HU9 2AP
Mon: 13:00 – 15:00 Nuffield Health, Hull, HU1 2TX
Tue:    09:00 – 10:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tues: 11:00 – 13:00 The Kilima, Holgate, York
Tue:    9:00 – 15:00  The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Tue:    9.00 – 11.30 Willow Lodge, Bubwith, Selby, YO8 6DQ
Tues: 10:00 – 12:00 Nuffield Health, Hull, HU1 2TX
Wed: 9.30 – 11.00 Willow Lodge, Bubwith, Selby, YO8 6DQ
Wed:  10:00 – 13:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Thu:   10:00 – 12.00 The Kilima, Holgate, York
Thu:   13:00 – 15:00  New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Thurs:   10:00 – 12:00 Everlast, Holderness Road, Hull, HU9 2AP
Fri:     09:00 – 15:00  The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri:     10:00 – 12:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Fri:     13:30 – 16.30 The Kilima, Holgate, York, YO24 4AZ
Fri:     11:00 – 12:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri:    10:00 – 12:00 Everlast, Holderness Road, Hull, HU9 2AP
Sat:    10:00 – 14:00 The Kilima, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Sat:    09:30 – 13.30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Sun:   10:00 – 14:30  The Kilima, Holgate, York, YO24 4AZ
Sun: 09:00 – 11:00 Nuffield Health, Hull, HU1 2TX
Sun: 13:15 – 15:15 Hymers College, Hull, HU3 1LN

For further information, please contact us.

T: 01423 457000


Baby Sensory – East Leeds

Monk Fryston Community Centre is our lovely venue on a Friday for Baby Sensory. I’ve delivered sessions here now for 5 years. It’s a lovely bright venue, it has a carpark and a lovely small play park next to it.

10am-11am  Suitable for 6-13 months
11.15am-12.15pm Suitable for 0-6 months
12.30pm-1.30pm Suitable for 0-13 months

T: 07725 178559

Babyballet Leeds East & Tadcaster

Bringing the magic of Babyballet to children in the East Leeds area. Our preschool dance and ballet syllabus offers four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap class for children over 3 years.

Venues: Colton Methodist Church, Colton, St Mary’s Church, Garforth, & Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster.

Contact Miss Lea to enquire on 07856 560252

Beats and Boogie – Selby

Parent and toddler singing and dance class, suitable from pre-walking to aged 3. 30 minutes of structured time followed by 20 minutes of refreshments and free time to chat and play.
Friday mornings 9.30am-10.20am

The Shed Studios, Ousegate, YO8 4NR
T: 07918 654859

Becalm Baby Massage and Yoga – South Milford

Small weekly local classes in baby massage and yoga. All classes have a flexible approach and are baby led. They are relaxed and nurturing offering you the opportunity to enhance your bonding experience and make new friends along the way.

T: 07879 231455

Bettany School of Dance – Selby, Sherburn and South Milford

IDTA Theatre Dance School, ballet, tap, modern jazz, gymnastics, shows and competition work. Established over 35 years.

T: 07460 614014


Bobotime, home of Baby Massage, Yoga and Play.
Bobotime is founded on the values of bringing parents and baby together in a bonding and relaxing way to improve and educate on the benefits of Massage, Yoga and Sensory Play.

T: 07585 800050

Friday Fun Club

Baby and Toddler group. All welcome. Come and join us for play, stories, songs, coffee and chat.

Day: Friday 1.30pm-3.00pm
Cost: Free of charge

St Wilford’s Church Parish Hall, Brayton (The hall is behind the church)

Hot Tap Dance School – Escrick

Hot Tap Dance School is an established Dance School, in Escrick. We offer classes in Modern, Tap, Ballet, Street Dance and Musical Theatre for all ages. FREE taster sessions are often available, check our website for more details.

Fountain House, 31 Main St, Escrick, York, YO19 6LQT:
T: 01904 728130

Laxton Community Stay and Play Group

Community stay and play group aimed at 0-4 years. Lots of fun activities, tea coffee and childrens snack included.

Day: Runs every other Friday

Laxton Village Hall, Station Road, Laxton
T: 07794 538759

Little Messy’s – York and Selby

At Little Messys we offer fun-filled football sessions for girls and boys aged 2-10 years old. No experience in the sport necessary. We aim to build confidence, core skills and of course football skills during our classes! All of our coaches are CRB checked.

T: 07578 215197

Moo Music Selby, Garforth, Tadcaster and Beyond

Multi-sensory, interactive, music and movement session.
We sing, dance, sign, learn, explore and have lots of MOOsical fun. Weekly sessions in Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn.

Contact Aimee: 07415 383943

Mum’s Talk @The Bridge

A group for young mums and babies age 0-2 years in Tadcaster. Tea, coffee, hot food and baby changing facilities are available.

Every Friday from 11.00am – 3.00pm

Manor Farm Youth Centre, St Joseph’s Street, Tadcaster LS24 9HA
T: 07762 875735

Stagecoach Performing Arts – Garforth and Selby

We provide high quality part time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 – 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential by providing children with the opportunity to participate in drama, dance and singing classes – helping them to stretch their imaginations, develop confidence and life skills, as well as having lots of fun.

T: 07708 702745

The Courtyard Parent and Toddler Group – Goole

Fun activities including song time, craft table and toys. £2.50 per child, £1.50 for each  additional child,  free for under 12 months. Open to parents, grandparents and carers.

Day: Wednesdays and Fridays during term time 9.15am-10.45am Term time only

Boothferry Road Community Project, The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole

T: 01405 837100

The Theatre and Dance Academy – Selby

Ballet, Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre Classes for a variety of ages and at various times Monday-Sunday.

TDA Academy, River Mills Ballroom, Unit 1a, Ousegate Mills, Selby, YO8 4NJ
T: 07956 167565

The Welly Club – Three Hagges Woodmeadow

A friendly family forest school session,( 18months-5 Years). Natural craft, foraging, using tools, bushcraft, campfire cooking, messy play, storytelling, singing, and den building. Most sessions will have something to take away and end with hot chocolate and stories around the campfire.
Day: Fridays
Time: 10.15-11.45
To book see The Woodmeadow Trust Facebook page or call 07886 897646

Thorpe Willoughby Baby and Toddler Group

We have a large variety of toys and equipment to suit from birth to pre school ages. Myself and Pam run the group voluntarily and have done for the last 4 years now. We have a lovely group of mum’s, dad’s, grandparents and carers who come along. We are all very friendly and supportive so if you are wanting to find somewhere new to go come along and have a look.

Day: Friday |(Term-time only)  10.00am-12.00pm £2.50 entry

Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, Leeds Rd, Thorpe Willoughby, Selby, YO8 9PA

Tots Time – Tadcaster

Lots of activities for pre-school aged children. Come for a drink and a chat and bring your friends.

Fridays: 9.30am

£1.50 per child

Healaugh Memorial Hall, Wighhill Lane, Healaugh, Tadcaster, LS24 8BZ