There’s a huge array of brilliant children’s classes on offer in York, but with venues closed and kids inside it’s made it impossible for them to continue as before. Those who can are having to adapt to survive by offering online versions of their courses, so please do support them if possible. Take a look at these brilliant ways to keep your kids occupied with classes from some of the best family-friendly businesses in York. Your kids will have fun, they’ll be entertained for a while and you’ll make a business owner happy, too. Win-win!
Story Craft Theatre – Crafty Tales
Crafty Tales from Story Craft Theatre are now online on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays AND Fridays so you can enjoy their fun sessions from home. Expect games, songs, silly characters and more, based on a popular picture book. It’s £3.50 per session and suitable for 2 to 5 year-olds. Book early as the sessions are selling out well in advance. Visit the Story Craft Theatre website to book.
Hoglets York – Storytelling and more
Hoglets’ popular storytelling and drama classes have gone online, and they’re free! Suitable for birth to pre-school, you’ll enjoy a mixture of games, storytelling, songs and fun. Classes take place on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit the Hoglets website for timetable details and to join
Technology in Play
TiP are continuing their fun STEM classes online for kids with curious minds. Broadcasts are taking place on Google Classroom at 3.15pm Monday to Thursday but you can access them at any time in your own time. £10 per month for children aged 4+. Visit the Technology in Play website for more info and to book.
En Pointe York
En Pointe is offering a variety of dance classes from the comfort of your own home, including baby ballet chicks, RAD ballet, street dance and tap. Classes for anyone from walking to adult. Visit the website for more details and to book.
diddi dance York
diddi dance York has gone online! They’re running live classes through their Facebook group five days a week at 9.45am and they’re guaranteed to tire out your little one. Follow diddi dance York on Facebook for more online course details.
York Suzuki Early Childhood Music
York Suzuki Early Music baby classes are now online and they’re free! Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays Visit the York Suzuki Facebook page to find out more about how to join.
Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance
Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance have taken most of their classes online! Choices include pre-school ballet, family zumba and musical theatre. Visit the YRAD Facebook page for details of their online classes and to sign up.
My Baby Can Dance & My Newborn Can Dance
My Baby Can Dance and Newborn Can Dance has created a support group online to keep your babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers active with short daily snippets from their classes for families to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes. For more information, contact Katherine on firstname.lastname@example.org, 07714210814 or follow their Facebook page
Yoga for Modern Life
Pregnancy and other yoga classes are now being held live via the online platform, Zoom. Visit the Yoga For Modern Life Facebook page for more details.
Live sessions from Rugbytots are coming! Keep an eye on the Rugbytots York website for more details.
Rhythm Time York
Customers can continue their Rhythm Time classes at home. Follow the Rhythm Time York Facebook page for more info.
Lingtot York are working on their online content to keep kids learning languages during this time. Keep an eye on the Lingotot York Facebook page.
Phonics Stars York
Classes with Phonics Stars York are continuing online (Fridays, 10am). Follow the Phonics Stars York Facebook page for more info.