Category Archives: Toddler Classes/Groups

The one where I saved the children’s centre…

…well not exactly, but it got you reading! We’ve attended Bingley Children’s Centre for quite a few years. To be honest since moving here in 2007, it’s one of the few places I’ve found where I’ve felt truly accepted. There are lots of opportunities for messy play and painting, there’s water play, a sandpit, home corner and lots more! It’s basically an awesome place and to be quite honest, for a lot of people I think it’s a lifeline. I was lucky enough to be on the advisory board for the Children’s Centre a few years ago when I was on maternity leave, and I can’t really imagine a time when I won’t be one of its supporters.

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East Morton Playgroup

Vicky says, ” I run a playgroup in East Morton on a Tuesday morning at the East Morton Institute. This is already well attended by many mums from Bingley.

The group runs every Tuesday morning during term time from 9.30 – 11.30. The group is really popular and so we recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.”

Admission is – under 1 year £1, over 1 year £2, each additional child £1.

Contact Vicky Beecroft on 07894 830820 for more information.

Toddler Group Spaces!

Looking for somewhere to meet other parents? New to the area? Looking for fun activities to do with your child? There is a Mums and Toddlers Group with spaces available  on a Tues/Wed/Thursday morning at Bingley Baptist Church on Clyde Street just off Park Road in Bingley.

They have a few vacancies after Easter on each of the mornings 9-45 until 11-00am for children under 5. Sessions start again on the 29th April.

The Baptist Church is also running “Messy Church” which is on Mondays (7th April – held once a month) at 3-50pm – play, craft and tea for children under 9 years. For more information visit their website here.

Bricks for Kidz

My two boys are really obsessed with Lego at the moment, so I was pretty happy when I found out about these local sessions called Bricks for Kidz, run by Keith Moran.

Bricks 4 Kidz® provides an extraordinary opportunity for students to learn science and engineering concepts by building with LEGO® Bricks.

After school classes are listed here.

Swimming Classes

Taking your child swimming is probably one of the best skills for life you can teach. Not only is it a potential life saving skill, it’s fun, healthy and enjoyable! Here is a list of swimming schools in the Bingley area.

Swim Stars

Offers classes at Bingley Grammar School and Beckfoot School through the week. Prices start at £28 per month. Children can attend from the age 2 1/2 – 3 upwards and lessons last between half an hour and and forty five minutes.  Call 01274 560570 or email bradford@ukswimstars.com for more information.

Bingley Swimming Pool

Lessons are offered at most council run swimming pools though there is usually a waiting list. If you would like further information, please call 01274 438786 or contact by email on bradfordaquatics@bradford.gov.uk

Splash Academy

Classes are held at St Bedes Grammar School or Bradford Grammar School.

“All our swimming lessons in the Bradford area are run either after school between 4:30 PM and 7 PM on Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM. All lessons are 30 minutes long, with a maximum of four children per group and your instructor teaching in the water.

In addition to the above weekly lessons, and times. We also run intensive courses during the holiday periods.
Which will start on February 16th – 20th. Sessions available between 4:30 PM and 7 PM.”
Email – Info@splash-academy.co.uk or call 07890 854408.