It’s nearly that time again, these holidays do seem to come around so quick (perhaps not quick enough for our mumbler teachers!). Filling the time can be hard, as can finding new and exciting things to do, while watching those pennies. Here at STAG, we thought we’d try and help make it a little easier for you and offer you some inspiration.
Check out our STAG Mumbler – May Half Term Special here
It’s never too late to tell us about great local events, clubs or groups. So if you’re heading somewhere great this half term, do let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure we add it for other mumblers to see.
Why do we host meet ups?
Finding the courage to attend a parent and child group (particularly as a new parent) can be really tough. Who will be there? Will anyone chat to me? are all thoughts we know many parents and carers have, this is why we host meet ups. At each event you’ll find the STAG Mumbler Team (in our purple hoodies) so you have the choice to come along and simply enjoy the benefit of 1/2 price play, alternatively, if you fancy a natter and a cuppa while your mini mumbler plays, then you can come and sit with us. We love meeting our mumblers face to face.
If you have any questions about the meet up, or would like to drop us a message to say you’re coming so we can look out for you, please contact us at email@example.com. Booking is not necessary.
The STAG Mumbler Toy Exchange
We’ll also be using our meet-ups as an opportunity to host a toy exchange. We all know how quickly children seem to grow out of their toys, but it can expensive buying new ones, this is why we have the toy exchange. We’ll come along with our baskets of pre-loved toys and you can bring along yours. Leave yours with us (for someone else to swap) and help yourself to something new to take home. Perhaps you’re a parent who’s struggling financially….no problem at all, simply take a toy, there’s no need to swap it with one of your own. There’s no need to feel guilty, we all have times when things can be tight, perhaps at some point in the future, you’ll have the opportunity to donate. Raising children can be expensive, so the more we can help each other, the better.
Craft Corner or Local Business Showcase
Each meet up we also have either a lovely local business showcasing what they have to offer, or a mini craft station where we bring along our special box of crafts and let our Mini Mumblers get creative with something to take home. We’ve had some beautiful cards and paintings done over the last few events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Sally and I work with Siobhan, we are both Forest School leaders with over 20 years experience between us in Early Years education and outdoor learning. We believe that Forest School offers your child the opportunity to build confidence, self esteem, independence and problem solving, all essential skills for life.
‘Teddy absolutely loved his first forest school experience today and totally fell Inlove with the “girls” as he calls them (leaders). Will definitely be back each week. Even I loved it too.’ MS, May 19
We believe in the freedom of child directed play but also offer the opportunity for children to learn fire, shelter and tool skills from an early age. Primarily, we are concerned with safety and once children understand how to stay safe they have the freedom to become their own assessors of risk giving them independence to learn.
Our Forest School is in the Forestry Commission, Bishop Wood LS25.
We run Early Years (0-5 year olds) sessions called ‘Little Shoots’ and family days at weekends. We will also be running sessions for children with additional needs and school holiday clubs for children aged 4-11 years, these are sessions where children can be unaccompanied by an adult. We always have a fire and make camp fire food, create craft using natural materials and have free play provision of hammocks, bug hunting, low ropes, fairies etc age depending and have FUN playing out!
We also offer Woodland Birthday Parties.
Booking couldn’t be easier, just click here
For more info and to book email Sally on email@example.com
Hi, Im Adele and I offer Mini Maestro sessions in Selby and surrounding areas for children aged 3months to preschool age, along with their parents and carers. We have bundles of fun whilst developing children’s skills! We use simple percussion instruments, visual aids, sensory equipment, puppets, songs, games, singing, dancing and lots more. The sessions are educational and very interactive to build childrens confidence, understanding of simple instruction, repetition, physical and mental development, an understanding of their surroundings, social skills and much more!
The sessions have a different theme each week and are a great way to meet new adults and socialise too! All sessions are tailored to individual age ranges so children feel confident within their surroundings. We offer affordable flexible weekly sessions to fit around work schedules and appointments so no one is excluded from joining in with the musical fun! I am passionate about music and every child should have an opportunity to explore music in all forms as its an essential part of their developmental process and Mini Maestros is a fab way to introduce them to music, learn these essential skills and develop whilst having lots of fun!
‘Run by Adele is full of action, fun and music for little ones’
SG, Jan 18
‘Lovely friendly groups different times and locations to suit. My little one loves to dance and learns the moves quickly which she then repeats at home.’
EE, Jan 18
Love love love these classes. Both of my two have loved the sessions over the past couple of years at Xscape. We’re always made to feel very welcome, and there’s something different to learn and play each week. Lots of fun for all!
DW, April 19
We love mini maestros, we come every week. Adele is amazing with the children, would highly recommend to anyone.
LD, March 19
T: 07894 869951
Sibling discounts available. Booking is essential. If you have more than one child please book onto the class which is suitable for your oldest child. 9months – Preschool Sessions are £4.50 and are normally bookable by term but we do also have different booking options dependent on your circumstances. 3months – 9month sessions are not bookable by term and these are £3.50 where a smartpass is available.
Mini Maestro Sessions – North Yorkshire
Hambleton Village Hall 3 Station Rd, Hambleton, Selby YO8 9HS
9.30am 9m – 2yrs
10.30am 2yrs plus
The Music Rooms – Selby Cochrane’s Shipyard Carr St, Carr St, Selby YO8 8AW
10.00am 9m – 2yrs
11.00am 2yrs +
Kids Inn at the Wishing Well, Selby (free soft play before or after the session included)
10.00am 9m – 2yrs
11.00am – 2yrs plus
Offer: First session free – Mention STAG Mumbler
Welcome to the ‘Award Winning’ My Baby Can Dance®. 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.
‘My Baby Can Dance at The Studios Selby is amazing and Sam and Angie are lovely too!’
SG, Jan 18
‘My baby can dance, my 14 month old loves it.’
ST, Jan 18
‘My Baby Can Dance. Sam and the team are brilliant and takes preschool activity to another level!’
JBG, Jan 18
‘Just had a taster for my newborn can dance class and we loved it!!’
SE, Jan 18
‘I went to my baby can dance this morning for our first session. Great idea and Sam is so enthusiastic. Nice to have something to go to on a Saturday morning.’
SD, Jan 18
MY Baby Can Dance ❤️ Age 1-4 Years
Newborn Can Dance 💚 Up to 1 Year
11.00am – 11.45am
Howden Masonic Hall, Selby Rd, Howden
My Baby Can Dance ❤️ 6-18 months
10-10.45am NEW CLASS
Newborn Can Dance 💚 Up to 1 year
My Baby Can Dance ❤️ 1-4 years
Newborn Can Dance 💚 Up to 1 Year
11.00am – 11.45am
The Music Rooms, Cochrane’s Shipyard, Carr Street, Selby, YO8 8AW.
My Baby Can Dance ❤️Age 10 months – 4 years mixed class
The Music Rooms, Selby, Cochranes Shipyard, YO8 8AW
💕Classes are in 4 week blocks for £20 both Newborn and My Baby Can Dance due to the time change! NEWBORN IS NOW 45 MINUTES.
🌟BOOKING ESSENTIAL due to some classes already have limited spaces. Text Sam 07495 856993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with –
*Child’s name and age
*Class day and time
*Plus your contact details (mobile preferred)
🎶Payment available via Cash, Card Payment or Bank Transfer (transfer must be made on or before start of next block please)
STAG Mumbler went along to review My Baby Can Dance, you can read all about our wonderful experience here
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!
‘His confidence in the water has significantly improved from a timid little boy who wouldn’t so much as look at his teacher, without crying, let alone be the demonstration! The patience and persistence of his teacher has clearly paid off. He absolutely loves his lesson and made me a very proud mummy recently being awarded swimmer of the week! Highly recommended!’
LP, June 18
‘My daughter goes to Swim Academy at Loversall with Liz & Vicky and she absolutely loves it, she is growing in confidence with every lesson. Every week she counts down the days to the next one, she has especially enjoyed the pyjamas week lesson and didn’t want to leave. My son also attends Floaties with Vicky and he is very happy in the water, highly recommend’
LJ, March 18
‘Have used puddle ducks at Dw Selby since my three year old was 12 weeks old. Great water confidence.’
EB, Jan 18
We run classes in Selby at DW Fitness & Willow Lodge, Bubwith on several days of the week. Find out more about all of our pools and classes on our website.
Mumbler Accredited Review – Read what STAG Mumbler thought when we went along and reviewed a class.
Relax Kids sessions are designed to develop your child’s emotional intelligence in a fun and engaging way by taking them on adventures that give them lifelong tools to regulate their emotions and manage their feelings, as well as the confidence to try new things and the power of positive thought.
Our classes follow a 7-step programme that allow children to explore different themes through movement and play, yoga inspired stretches, self/peer massage, fun breathing activities, and a blissful visualisation section. Each class is full of fun and relaxation in equal measure.
There are different programmes to suit all ages – Little Stars (ages 2 – 5), Magical Adventure (ages 5 – 9), Chill Skills (ages 9 – 16), and Just Relax (Adults Relaxation Classes). Our community classes are held at The Old Granary, Riccall Grange in a beautiful and nurturing space in small, intimate groups. In addition to this, I offer bespoke one to one sessions that are planned around your child’s interests and needs – these are particularly helpful if you would like to work on specific issues (e.g. a period of transition such as separation, loss of a loved one, change of school etc).
Little Stars – Friday Mornings 10am – 11am @ The Old Granary, Riccall Grange
Relax and Restore Family Workshop – the last Sunday of every month 10am – 12noon @ The Old Granary, Riccall Grange
Anne-Marie is the instructor at Relaxed Baby celebrating over ten years delivering courses for families with new babies.
She is a qualified Baby Massage IAIM instructor, Birthlight trained for Baby Yoga, Baby Signing. The Children’s reflexology Instructor too and is fully insured and CRB checked.
It is lovely seeing new additions to families as they come back to experience Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Baby Signing with their new arrivals.
“I have loved every moment of Baby Massage and Baby Yoga with Anne-Marie at Relaxed Baby. The positive impact on my mental health and my daughters physical and mental development is clear to see. Classes are fun and relaxed and teach you ways to entertain your baby at home. Dads are always welcome at classes too. Would heartily recommend to all.”
E and I, 19
Can highly recommend Anne Marie’s classes. We did baby massage and yoga and it was always the highlight of our week, especially in the early days when getting out of the house is an achievement in itself! So lovely meeting other mums and babies too. Anne Marie is so welcoming and we will miss going to her classes every week!
RB, April 19
Every session we’ve done with Anne-Marie has been excellent, she makes you feel amazing and confident even when you don’t feel it. My little boy loved going to the sessions and gets so excited and happy when we sing any of the songs and actions we’ve learned.
HH, May 19
Day: Booking for September now!
Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Day: Starting Wednesday 19th June
Time: 2pm – 3pm
UPCOMING CLASSES COMING SOON: Monday’s 11am-12pm (Tadcaster, Sherburn, Brotherton – TBC)
Day: Starting Wednesday 19th June
Time: 12.45pm – 1.45pm
UPCOMING CLASSES BOOK NOW: Additional new BABY YOGA classes starting on Wednesdays 12.45pm-1.45pm from 19th June for 5 weeks. These classes will run in September too and booking being takwn now.
Monday’s 11am-12pm (Tadcaster, Sherburn, Brotherton – TBC)
REFLEXOLOGY WORKSHOPS – Limited places, Selby North Children’s Centre, Flaxley Road, Selby, YO8 4DL
Day: Tuesday 11th June
Time: 12.45pm to 1.45pm
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 18
‘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.
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Suitable for little ones from birth up to school age. As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.
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
Mention Mumbler Offer: Mention Mumbler and you can have a free trial class and for anyone that books onto a course, just quote STAG MUMbler and we will send you a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with your starter pack worth £10.99!
For further information, please contact us.
Singing and dancing for ages 9 months to 3 years. £3 per session.
Time: 9.30am till 10.00am and 10.15am till 10.45am
Address: Studio 18, Selby
T: 07594 957350
Baby Sensory in Monk Fryston with Jayne is fantastic. Been with both my babies and love the classes so much.
AM, Jan 18
T: 07725 178559
Evidence shows infants who sign, understand language, have larger vocabularies and learn to talk sooner compared with those who have not.
Each week covers a different topic such as basic needs, bedtime, animals, family, weather etc. We use props, musical instruments, bubbles and ensure great interaction for babies and toddlers.
Suitable for babies from 5 months to 20 months.
Garforth – Monkey Maze Soft Play. Fridays 11.45 am. 8 week courses. Booking required.
T: 07768 538527
Becalm Baby Massage & Yoga with Laura Daniels was fantastic. Based in South Milford.
AM, Jan 18
Becalm Baby massage and yoga, weekly sessions in South Milford. Great for baby and mum.
SS, Jan 18
T: 07879 231455
‘My sister has been going to Bettanys school of dance since she was 3- she’s now nearly 17 and still goes there as well as now studying dance at college.’
SE, Jan 18
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
Baby and Toddler group. All welcome. Come and join us for play, stories, songs, coffee and chat.
Cost: Free of charge
St Wilford’s Church Parish Hall, Brayton (The hall is behind the church)
‘Hot tap dance in Escrick does ballet, modern and tap!’
CMJ, Jan 18
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
Address: Laxton Village Hall, Station Road, Laxton
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.
‘Little Messys York and Selby has also just started at The Studios – Selby and is proving to be really popular with little aspiring football players!’
SG, Jan 18
T: 07578 215197
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 11am – 3pm.
Fun, developmental music classes. Classes available every week day, all throughout the area. See website for more details.
T: 07847 717403
Wednesdays and Fridays during term time.
Fun activities including song time, craft table and toys. £2 per child but free for under 12 months. Open to parents, gradnparents or carers.
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
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) £2.50 entry
Address: Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall
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