Weekly Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Barnsley


Playgroups and classes

Barnsley and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on  children.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.

Baby Sensory, S75 4

9:30am-10:30am Mondays (7-13 months)

10:50am-11:50am Mondays (Birth-6 months)

12:15pm-1:15pm Mondays (Birth-13 months)

Cawthorne Village Hall, Tivy Dale, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4EH

Baby Sensory is an award winning baby development class where you and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby’s sensory development.

Contact Claire Crownshaw for more information 07803 121888

Carlton Club Parent and Toddler, S71 3

12:00pm Mondays

Carlton Club, Crookes Lane, Carlton, Barnsley, S71 3JT

Come along to our new group, bring your friends, meet new people.

A chance for the little ones to play, have fun and make friends too.

Free juice for the children and one hot drink for the adult. £1.00 session fee

Contact Emma Coates for more information on 01226 722337

Cre8 Minis Drama, S75 6

9:45am-10:30am Mondays (term time only)

Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall, Darton Lane, Barnsley, S75 6AL

Music and drama sessions for Cre8ive young people £5 per child £3 for additional siblings

Contact Ceri for more information on 07736 937982

Fun Hub, S70 6

FunHub is a bespoke planned service offering parents/carers and babies/toddlers the opportunity to play, learn and explore together.

Shaw Lane Sports Centre, Shaw Lane, S70 6HZ

For more information call 07824 158172

Timetable for June/July

Hartbeeps (Baby & Toddler Group)

All of our classes are set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. We take you and your little one on a sound journey and bring the story to life. Come and experience the amazing world of Hartbeeps with classes to complement and enhance every stage of your child’s early years – from pre-birth to school.

Mondays – with Nikki

10:00am – Happy House

11:00am – Baby Beeps

12:15pm – Baby Bells

Worsbrough Common Community Centre, Warren Quarry lane, Barnsley, S70 4ND

Mondays – with Loxi

10:30am – Happy House

12:15am – Baby Beeps

2:00pm – Baby Bells

 Mount Osborne Business Centre, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S71 1HH

Kexborough Tea and Toast for Carers and Kids, S75 5

9:00am-10:30am Mondays (term time only)

Kexborough Methodist Church, Churchfield Lane, Darton, Barnsley, S75 5DN

Why not come and join us, the atmosphere is very relaxed. We have books, toys and jig-saws for the little ones to play with while mum, grandma and carers have a chat and a cuppa. At the end of each session the little ones look forward to a ten minute sing song.

For more information contact 01226 382745

Little Fishes Parent and Toddler Group, S73 0

10:00am-11:30am Mondays (term time only)

Hough Lane Wesleyan Reform Church, Hough Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0EX

We have a spacious clean and airy hall with loads of different toys, from a baby corner with big mats, play gyms, interactive toys to help babies learn and develop, to a kitchen area, ride on cars, trampolines and more! Fruit and toast for the children.

Contact Rachel for more information on 01226 716683

Little Steps Playgroup, S63 0

9:30am-11:30am Mondays

Houghton Road Community Centre (across from ASDA), Houghton Road, Thurnscoe, S63 0NG

We have a variety of children’s toys, soft play and games, there is always a ‘snack time’. We also have filtered coffee, tea, herbal teas, hot chocolate and cake for the adults. There is usually a story, craft and song time. £3 for families, no charge for siblings.

Contact Pastor Kevin for more information 07875 127707

Music Makers, S71 2

Play & Learn, S74 0

Mondays 1:00-2:30pm

Come along, join in fun activities and make new friends!

£1.50 per family

Rockingham Centre, Sheffield Road, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 0PY

Playmania Toddler Sessions, S74 8

10:00am-12:00pm Mondays (term time only)

Playmania, Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ

Activities are run by a qualified teacher and include arts and crafts, games and a sing along. Each week we have a different theme with learning outcomes. Suitable for all ages to have a go. £3.95 per child.

For more information contact 01226 744344

Royston Salvation Army Parent and Toddler, S71 4

9:00am Mondays

The Salvation Army, Midland Road, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4QJ

Contact Julie Bearcroft for more information on 01226 723179

Ballet, S36 6

Star Movers is an exciting, educational movement to music programme for pre-school boys & girls from 6 months.

Penistone Children’s Centre, Church St, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6AR


9.15am Twinkly Stars (6 to 18 months)
9.50am Little Stars (18 months to 3 years)
10.25am Shooting Stars (3 to 5 years)
11.00am Little Stars (18 months to 3 years)

St John’s Community Centre, Penistone

Mondays     4.00pm Shining Stars (3 to 6 years)

For more information contact us

Story and Rhyme Session, S70 1

9:45am to 10:30am and 11:00am to 11:45am Mondays

Central Library, Wellington House, 36 Wellington Street, Barnsley, S70 1WA

For more information contact 01226 773911

Story and Rhyme Session, S74 9

10:00am-10:45am Mondays

High Croft, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9AF

For more information contact 01226 355832


Story and Rhyme Session, S70 5

10:00am-11:00am Mondays

Worbrough Library, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5EN

For more information call 01226 203372

Story and Rhyme Session, S72 8

2:00pm-2:45pm Mondays

Cudworth Library, Cudworth Centre of Excellence, Roberts Street, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8UQ

For more information contact 01226 717531


Story and Rhyme Session, S75 3

2:00pm-3:00pm (First Monday of month)

10:30am-11:30am (weekly) run by the local Family Centre

Dodworth Library, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 3RP

For more information contact 01226 281395


The Creation Station, S63 0

Inspire your child with fun weekly creative classes to create journeys of exploration, discovery and development.


Baby Discover- Monday’s 10am

Babies aged 6 to 15 months


Little Explorers – Monday’s 11am

Children aged 15 months to 5 years


£6 per session, discounts apply for termly bookings, siblings and childminders.

Contact Claire directly on 07531852115.


Kiddy Winx Play Café, Davey Road, S63 0JF

Toddler Sense, S75 4

Sensory play for Toddlers

Monday 09:45 – 10:45 13 months to 2 years (New Explorers)

Monday 11:00 – 12:00 13 months to 4 years (Mixed Age)

Thursday 09:45 – 10:45 13 months to 2 years (New Explorers)

Thursday 11:00 – 12:00 13 months to 4 years (Mixed Age)

Thursday 12:15 – 13:15 2 years to 5 years (Adventurers)

Huskar Community Rooms, The Cross, Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4LX

For more information contact Rachael Green on 07792 126927 or email barnsley@toddlersense.co.uk

Toddler Trampolining @ Jump one, S75 1

Fetch your little ones down to our dedicated toddler sessions so they can experience the trampolines in an age appropriate environment.

Please note all under 5s must be supervised at all times by a responsible paying parent or guardian.

Monday – Friday 12:00-3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am

School Holidays

Monday to Sunday 10:00am

Unit 54, Claycliffe Business Park, Cannon Way, Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JU
T. 01226 444677

Turtley Awesome Tots, S75 3

10:00am Mondays    Little Squirts (8 weeks-walking)

The ultimate 6 week sensory course for babies

Interactive themed sessions incorporating baby brain development, massage, attachment, and messy play.  A different theme each week to discover our world.

Booking required, £27 for course.


11:00am Mondays    Bubbles and Wiggles (0-4 years)

An action, song and sensory group

£3 per child, £4 for two children


Dodworth Social Club, Station Road, Dodworth, S75 3JA

For more information contact Charlotte on 07745 797772