Looking for a fun, safe, regular meet-up for parents, babies and toddlers in York? Our friends at the JORVIK Group are launching a new one this spring and it sounds fantastic (they had us at ‘free biscuits’). From April, join Tiny Diggers – a new group promoting sensory play for babies and toddlers every weekday morning at DIG: An Archaeological Adventure, St Saviourgate in York city centre.
With soft play and many parent and baby groups still not operating, they’ve created two sessions designed exclusively for babies and toddlers – a chance to play in a safe, tactile environment that uses textures found in archaeology to introduce touch-based play.
Sessions run at 9am for babies (those who have not yet learned to walk) and from 10.30am for mobile youngsters aged up to 4 years. They’re limiting numbers in each session so that they can keep to social distancing guidelines, and will be offering free coffee and biscuits for parents and carers to enjoy as they socialise.
The group will run on a six-week cycle, with different themed content each week to introduce varied stimuli, from treasure hunts to messy play, created by the Early Years team to help develop fine motor skills and engage all the senses. Get digging!