At ARTventurers York we run weekly art and creative pay classes and parties for babies aged around 6 months upwards to school age as well as holiday sessions and ARTy parties for older children too. ARTventurers recently won three top awards in the National What’s on 4 Kids Awards 2019, recognising the very best activities for children across the UK.

As our regulars will testify, we don’t repeat classes here! Oh no…it’s an arty world of imagination & creativity in each and every ARTventurers class. From pirates, to space, to the jungle, to the world of the Gruffalo! Our classes are filled with tons of opportunity for your little one to express themselves in a super safe environment. Where better to dance, dress up, giggle and get messy! We aim to inspire and encourage children to have lots of colourful, creative fun, by providing the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to explore experiment and express themselves through colourful art, craft and sensory activities. Last week we even painted with a skateboard!

ART is FUN! We LOVE our new ARTventurers adventure because it's SOCIAL, we meet wonderful children, parents and grandparents and we chat, we LAUGH, we play and we get messy. Each week brings new IDEAS and activities, news songs and a new dance! We splat paint on bubble wrap, skateboard to make painty marks, make wonderful creations from jelly, rice, chocolate mud, mix up gloop, fluffy paint, and a mirage of other messy and wonderful materials. We adorn our red spotty table cloths with beads, glitter, ribbons, paints, and tons of other
delights to make memorable arty masterpieces. All of our ARTy activities inspire our class music that week, and our circle time song at the end. After all the fun of the free flow art activities, at circle time you’ll often see us blowing bubbles, shaking a parachute, waving scarves or playing instruments while singing along to anything from nursery rhymes to pop songs, Christmas hits to a Chinese Harvest song.

Class Times & Locations

Family ARTventurers classes (6mths - 5 yrs) weekly (term time):

Monday - 10.15-11.15 - Haxby Memorial Hall

Friday - 10.30-11.30 - Bootham Junior School


6 months to 5 years


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