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

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Dance Elite LC

Dance Elite LC is a dance school that is owned by Courtnay Thompson. The school is based in Brotherton and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on the importance of child/youth development. We work with variety of children to improve team building exercises, focusing on communication skills; leadership skills, listening skills, self-esteem and building new friendships. Building confidence in children and supporting self-belief will build their abilities, skills and experiences. Dancing helps children to improve a general healthy lifestyle. Having the ability to self-manage their wellbeing before and after physical activity e.g. warming up and stretching their body to prevent injury.

Dance Elite LC offers a wide range of dance styles; street dance, hip hop, cheerleading, theatre dance, contemporary, cultural dances, gymnastics, dance fitness and many more. In addition, our dance teachers are DBS checked and first aid trained. We are highly trained in teaching dance from International Dance Teacher Association training, BA Honours Dance Practice Degree, Acrobatic Arts, NATD Contemporary, Building from the Ground up and Zumba Instructor qualifications. Dance Elite LC is very experienced when working with children and running both dance workshops in schools and extracurricular group activities around the local areas.

“This was the first time at dance elite lc and i loved it. They helped me catch up with all of the dances and Courtney was really helpful and made sure i joined in and had fun. Also when i got there Courtney was really helpful and i will go again. Thanks for a great time.”

ZB, April 18

“It was my daughters first day today and she loved it, you are both amazing with the children making them feel at ease and included. Id give 10 stars if I could.”

DT, Dec 17

T: 07443 591429


Derwent Danceworks logoAs an IDTA registered dance school, we offer classes for children in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Streetdance, Musical Theatre, Acro and Contemporary. Our youngest students are just 18months and we hold classes for all ages up to 18. We are keen to reintroduce our adult classes from Step 3.

Our classes are dynamic, fun and student-oriented. We offer generous sibling and multi-class discount, and are entirely inclusive. Classes run for beginners, through grades and medal stages and we even have our own Performance Company for those who take dancing seriously! We have a passion for our students’ well-being and are proud of the recognised teaching qualifications of our staff.

We have classes in Thorganby Village Hall, Escrick Village Hall and at Knavesmire Primary School.

If you are looking for friendly, fun classes with high quality teaching, contact us to book your free trial.

“I would thoroughly recommend Derwent Danceworks. They’ve put on an exceptional amount classes for all of their students during lockdown, and we’ve enjoyed both the saved routine videos online as well as virtual classes. My son has been going to and enjoyed boys streetdance since he was 4 years old, still going strong now at 7. It’s a lovely class.” 

Girl dancing at Derwent Danceworks “We took our little girl from 2 years old to Derwent Danceworks in Thorganby. She loved it and was only £3.50 a class – only stopped as we’re unable to make the time due to my work now. Highly recommend.”

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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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Tadcaster Swimming Pool

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


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


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

Chelle’s Dance Academy – Selby and York

Dancing School and Dance classes for the York and Selby area as well as private dance lessons. We offer tuition in all styles of dancing and theatrical stage work (including Tap, Disco, Ballroom, Latin, Ballet, Street, and Competitive).

T: 07484 195723

Crumbs Parent and Toddler Group – Tadcaster

Day: Monday (Term time only)

Time: 12.30pm-2.00pm

Hot drinks and cakes. Minimum donation £1.

Manor Farm, Tadcaster
T: 07912 477475 (Sharon)

Dreamtime Baby Massage York – Riccall, between York and Selby

Dream Time Baby Massage is all about supporting mums or dads with babies in a safe, secure, welcoming, non-judgemental and inclusive environment.

Dream Time York, 2b The Old Granary, Riccall Grange, Riccall, York, YO19 6QL
T: 07909 445737

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

Mother & Baby Exercise Class – The Courtyard, Goole

Suitable for all fitness levels, this class is for non-walking babies.

Every Monday: 11am-11.45am

£4.50 per person (Babies are free)

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

T: 01405 837100

Praise and Play – Tadcaster

Free, fun-filled group for pre-school children and their parents / carers.

Day: Mondays

Time: 1.15pm-3.00pm

Boys’ Sunday School, Tadcaster
T: 01937 558172 (Reverend Simon Biddlestone)

Rhymetime at Selby Library

Our weekly Rhymetime – for children aged 0-5 years, their parents and carers, is the perfect place to come and spend some quality time together – enjoying nuresery rhymes and songs, which can help boost your childs development. You can also meet some new friends and have a bit of fun too!

Time: 10.30am

Riccall Community Library

We continue to get positive feedback about the wide selection of books we have, and that the library is a valuable asset to the village, many people enjoy a drink and a biscuit and a little company whilst choosing their books.

Mondays 10.00am – 12.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tuesdays 2.00pm – 6.00pm (plenty of time to visit after school)

Riccall Village Institute, Riccall.

‘Sewerby Squirrels’ – Sewerby Hall and Gardens

‘Sewerby Squirrels’ – held at Sewerby Hall and Gardens for under fives and their families – is held in the Orangery on Mondays from 10am -11.30am,  during East Riding term time.

Themed activities for Under 5s and each session includes books to read, a sensory area and quiet corner.

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

Trainmaster Yorkshire

Children’s train events and parties. They fill a room with lots of hands on trains and track along with ride on trains, crafts, fancy dress, play tent and baby corner. All event dates are listed on their Facebook page there is a half term date too.

T: 01264 849242

Turtletots North Yorkshire

Child-centred baby, Toddler and Pre-school swimming classes in York, Harrogate and East Leeds. Our midweek venue Novotel, York, is easily accessed from Selby and Tadcaster. And our weekend venues are all under 25 mins from Tadcaster. 10% STAG Mumbler discount!

T: 01423 210214

Wriggle, Jiggle & Sing – Howden

Daryl makes up a new theme each term with lots of props and hands on interaction with the children – this term it’s pirates! Lots of action songs and dancing, and playing with instruments. Free tea/coffee for parents and juice and a biscuit for the children. You can book a term or do pay as you go.
First session FREE

Day: Monday
Time: 9.30am

The Shire Hall, 11 Market Place, Howden, DN14 7BJ
T: 07709 606776