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.
We offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as educational sessions, pregnancy classes, stay & play with baby discos, and fabulous children’s parties.
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.
10:00am – Happy House (toddling – 4 years, younger siblings welcome)
11:00am – Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling)
12:15pm – Baby Bells (6 weeks – sitting)
Worsbrough Common Community Centre, Warren Quarry lane, Barnsley, S70 4ND
Contact Kim for more information on 07491 658696
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Come along, join in fun activities and make new friends!
£1.50 per family
Rockingham Centre, Sheffield Road, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 0PY
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
The Salvation Army, Midland Road, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4QJ
Contact Julie Bearcroft for more information on 01226 723179
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
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
High Croft, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9AF
For more information contact 01226 355832
Worbrough Library, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5EN
Cudworth Library, Cudworth Centre of Excellence, Roberts Street, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8UQ
For more information contact 01226 717531
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
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.
Book via www.thecreationstation.co.uk/claire-lyon or contact Claire directly on 07531852115.
Kiddy Winx Play Café, Davey Road, S63 0JF
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Monday to Sunday 10:00am
Unit 54, Claycliffe Business Park, Cannon Way, Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JU
T. 01226 444677
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