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.

Ideas for Mother’s Day near Bingley

This is my sixth Mother’s Day as a mummy and I have to say, it never gets old. However, who came up with the idea of having it on the same day as the clocks going forwards! That’s just not fair! Anyway, as ever my three year old woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and has no consideration for the fact that I didn’t get to bed until midnight.

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Taylormade Treats

When we bought our house on the Swan Avenue estate in Eldwick/Gilstead nearly seven years ago we had it in mind that it was going to be great – within walking distance of a pub no less! Two children later and we rarely get an opportunity to go to the pub, but the arrival of Taylormade Treats made all the difference – here was a place we could go for a nice relaxing brunch or lunch, take the children and feel like we were “out and about”. Taylormade Treats really is a welcome addition to the local area, with a great menu with something for everyone, plus a great kids section too. For dessert there are plenty of options including the famous cupcakes that were the cornerstone of the original business. Ruth and Keith the owners are lovely and really nice people – which is just one of the reasons why we support this local business. Ruth makes the cupcakes as well as a plethora of other delicious temptations which includes cakes to order (these really are something special. For more information visit their website at www.taylormadetreats.co.uk

Closed Monday, open Tuesday – Saturday 9 – 5

200 – 202 Swan Avenue Bingley

Image used with the kind permission of Taylormade Treats.

Stump Cross Caverns

We decided to try a new day out today as we’re a bit bored of doing the same thing every weekend. So for a change we took a drive over to Pateley Bridge and went down the caves at Stump Cross Caverns. Our children are 3 and 5, and though initially our 3 year old was a bit reluctant, he soon got into it and we really enjoyed our visit. There are no set times for tours, you just go down into the cave whenever you want to. Things to remember are:

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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.

A site for Bingley Mums (and Dads) to find out what's on in the Bingley area!