Children's centres

Find out about the sessions, courses, activities, services and support our children's centres offer to families across North Yorkshire.

Our children's centres are located across the county and provide services for all the family, ranging from baby massage to youth clubs, health visitors to teenage advice, physiotherapy to dyslexia support, yoga to stay and play.

Some of our activities are free for you to drop in, others need to be booked in advance, and some are by invitation or referral only. Just select your area below to download the full programme with details of what's on near you.

Feel free to contact your local children's centre to find out more, ask any questions, or to register to join in.

What's on?

Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 420 KB) for all three children's centres in Craven.

Skipton children's centre 

Location, parking and accessibility Skipton children's centre is located on Brougham Street, Skipton. The centre is a short walk from Skipton train and bus station. There is a disabled parking bay at the centre and on-street parking close by. The building is easily accessible and has a ramp and lift facilities.
Opening hours
  • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Address and contact details

Skipton children's centre
Brougham Street
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 2ES

Email: SkiptonCC@northyorks.gov.uk
Telephone: 01609 798094

    North Craven children's centre (Settle)

    Location, parking and accessibility North Craven children's centre is located opposite Settle College. The centre is a ten minute walk from the market place or the train station in Settle. There is ample parking and the centre is easily accessible. 
    Opening hours Opening hours are scheduled only. Please see our programme of events and activities above.
    Address and contact details

    North Craven Children's Centre
    Kendal Road, 
    Settle, 
    BD24 0BU

    Telephone Skipton children's centre on 01609 798094 for more information.

    South Craven children's centre (Crosshills)

    Location, parking and accessibility South Craven children's centre is located on Colne Road, Glusburn and is around a ten minute walk from Crosshills bus stop. Parking is available on surrounding streets and the centre is easily accessible.
    Opening hours Opening hours are scheduled only. Please see our programme of events and activities above.
    Address and contact details

    South Craven Children's Centre
    Colne Road, 
    Glusburn, 
    BD20 8PN

    Telephone Skipton children's centre on 01609 798094 for more information.

    What's on?

    Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 667 KB) for children's centres in the area covering Northallerton, Bedale, Stokesley, Great Ayton, Thirsk, Easingwold and surrounding areas.

    Northallerton children’s centre

      Location, parking and accessibility Northallerton children's centre is based at Alverton Primary School on Mount Road, Northallerton. Parking is limited although is available in the surrounding streets; some restrictions apply in certain areas. There is a designated disabled bay and the children's centre is easily accessible.
      Opening hours
      • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
      • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
      • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
      • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
      • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
      • Saturday: open for scheduled sessions only
      • Sunday: closed
      Address and contact details

      Mount Road
      Northallerton
      North Yorkshire
      DL6 1RB

      Email: northallertonCC@northyorks.gov.uk
      Telephone: 01609 534634

      Thirsk children's centre

        Location, parking and accessibility

        The children's centre is located at Thirsk Community Primary School. Please follow the green fence round to the right hand side of the school to find the children's centre entrance.

        The children's centre has a disabled parking bay at the centre should this be required. All other centre users should park on Hambleton Place and walk to the centre. The centre is easily accessible to all users.

        Opening hours
        • Monday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
        • Tuesday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
        • Wednesday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
        • Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
        • Friday: 8.30am to 4pm
        • Saturday: closed
        • Sunday: closed
        Address and contact details

        c/o Thirsk and Sowerby children's centre
        Hambleton Place
        Thirsk
        North Yorkshire
        YO7 1DS

        Email: thirskCC@northyorks.gov.uk
        Telephone: 01609 533068

        Bedale children's centre

        Location, parking and accessibility Bedale children's centre is located at Bedale High School and is open for scheduled sessions only. The school does not have parking for Cultureshack sessions on the school site. Access to Cultureshack is via the pedestrian gate on Benkill Drive. Please park off site and be respectful to residents.
        Opening hours Opening hours are scheduled only. Please see our programme of events and activities above.
        Address and contact details

        Cultureshack,
        Fitzalan Road,
        Bedale,
        North Yorkshire
        DL8 2DU.

        Telephone Northallerton children's centre on 01609 534634 for more information.

        What's on?

        Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 652 KB) for children's centres in the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Bilton area.

        Harrogate Bilton children's centre

        Location, parking and accessibility Bilton children's centre is located on Woodfield Road in the grounds of Woodfield Primary School. Turn off Skipton Road, go over two speed bumps and the school is on the right. There is limited on-site parking and full disabled access. If the on-site parking is full there is on street parking with level access to the centre.
        Opening hours
        • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
        • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
        • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
        • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
        • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
        • Saturday: closed
        • Sunday: closed
        Address and contact details

        Harrogate Bilton children's centre
        Woodfield Road
        Harrogate
        North Yorkshire
        HG1 4HZ

        Email: biltonCC@northyorks.gov.uk

        Telephone: 01609 532902

          Harrogate West children's centre

          Location, parking and accessibility Harrogate West children's centre is in the grounds of Saltergate School. There is restricted parking with three disabled parking bays. On-street parking is available nearby.
          Opening hours Opening hours are scheduled only. Please see our programme of events and activities above.
          Address and contact details

          Saltergate School
          Newby Crescent
          HG3 2TT

          Telephone Bilton children's centre on 01609 532902 for details.

          Knaresborough children's centre

          Location, parking and accessibility Knaresborough children's centre is located on Manor Road (previously Manor Infant School), just off the High Street (A59) in Knaresborough. There is limited on-site parking and full disabled access.
          Opening hours
          • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
          • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
          • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
          • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
          • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
          • Saturday: closed
          • Sunday: closed
          Address and contact details

          Knaresborough children's centre
          Manor Road
          Knaresborough
          North Yorkshire
          HG5 0BN

          Telephone: 01609 533855

            Harrogate Town children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility The children's centre is located on Wetherby Road next to Willow Tree Primary School. It has parking strictly for disabled users and staff only. Please park on surrounding streets and walk to the centre.
            Opening hours Opening hours are scheduled only. Please see our programme of events and activities above.
            Address and contact details

            Harrogate Town children's centre
            Wetherby Road
            Harrogate
            HG2 7SG

            Telephone Knaresborough children's centre on 01609 533855 for more information.

            What's on?

            Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 711 KB) covering all the children's centres in the Richmondshire area, including Richmond, Catterick, Colburn, Carnagill, Leyburn, Reeth, and Askrigg.

            Colburn children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility

            Colburn children's centre is located along a row of shops just off the main road known as The Broadway. We are located within the Colburn Library entrance. Our children's centre is around a five minute drive or a ten minute walk from Catterick Garrison and about a five minute drive from Catterick Racecourse.

            There is a public car park, which can be used by centre visitors, at the front of the children's centre just off the main road. The car park is free and spaces are available for disabled access. The car park is also CCTV monitored. The centre is fully accessible and has a lift facility for those requiring it.

            Opening hours
            • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
            • Saturday: closed
            • Sunday: closed
            Address and contact details

            Colburn children's centre
            1 The Broadway
            Colburn
            Catterick Garrison
            North Yorkshire
            DL9 4RF

            Email: colburnCC@northyorks.gov.uk
            Telephone: 01609 532595
            Mobile: 07854 458572

            Richmondshire Prevention Hub

            Location, parking and access The Richmondshire Prevention Hub is located on the Richmond School site.
            Opening hours The centre is open for scheduled sessions only.
            Address and contact details

            Richmondshire Prevention Hub
            Richmond School
            Darlington Road
            Richmond
            DL10 7BQ

            For further information please call Colburn children's centre on 01609 532595.

            Carnagill and Wavell children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility Limited on-street parking is available nearby.
            Opening hours The centre is open for scheduled sessions only.
            Address and contact details

            Derby Close
            Leadmill Estate
            Catterick Garrison 
            DL9 3HN

            For further information please call Colburn children's centre on 01609 532595.

            Wensleydale children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility Parking is available on-site. Please ensure that the drive is not blocked at busy times, especially at the beginning and end of the school day when bus access is required. If the car park is full there is parking available on the other side of the school, next to Yorebridge Sports centre.
            Opening times The centre is open for scheduled sessions only.
            Address and contact details

            Askrigg Voluntary Controlled Primary School
            Yorebridge,
            Askrigg,
            Leyburn
            DL8 3BJ.

            For further information please call Colburn children's centre on 01609 532595.

            What's on?

            Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 369 KB) for areas including Ripon, Pateley Bridge, and Masham.

            Download the  parent and toddler groups timetable (pdf / 658 KB) of voluntary run groups across the area.

            Ripon and rural Harrogate children and families services

            Location, parking and accessibility

            Ripon and rural Harrogate children's centre is currently operating from outreach venues in the Ripon area and also at Nidderdale children's centre in Pateley Bridge.

            Opening hours We are open for scheduled sessions only.
            Address and contact details

            Ripon and rural Harrogate children's centre
            Ripon Youth Centre
            Clotherholme Road
            Ripon
            HG4 2DF

            Email: riponCC@northyorks.gov.uk

            Telephone: 01609 532608

            Nidderdale children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility Nidderdale children's centre is in the grounds of St Cuthberts Primary School, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5LE. There is on-street parking nearby.
            Opening hours We are open for scheduled sessions only.
            Address and contact details

            St Cuthberts Primary School,
            Pateley Bridge,
            HG3 5LE

            Tel: 01609 798818

            What's on?

            Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 285 KB) for the area including Norton, Malton, Kirkbymoorside, and Pickering.

            Central Ryedale children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility Central Ryedale children's centre is in the grounds of Norton Community Primary School. We do not have on-site parking; however, families can park close to the centre. ​Please be courteous to our residential neighbours when parking, and also be cautious of children around school start / finish times.
            Opening hours
            • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
            • Saturday: closed
            • Sunday: closed
            Address and contact details

            Grove Street
            Norton
            Malton
            YO17 9BG

            Email: ryedaleCC@northyorks.gov.uk

            Telephone: 01609 533072

            Northern Ryedale children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility Northern Ryedale children's centre is based in the grounds of Kirkbymoorside Community Primary School. We do not have on-site parking; however, families can park close to the centre. ​Please be courteous to our residential neighbours when parking, and also be cautious of children around school start / finish times.
            Opening times We are open for scheduled sessions only. Please see the programme of events above.
            Address and contact details

            Kirkbymoorside Primary School,
            Westfields,
            Kirkbymoorside
            YO62 6AG

            For more information please telephone central Ryedale children's centre on 01609 533072.

            Ryedale Prevention Service Hub

            Location, access and parking The Pickering hub is located at the Old Court House on Malton Road.
            Opening hours We are open for scheduled sessions only. Please see the programme of events above.
            Address and contact details

            The Old Court House,
            Malton Road,
            Pickering,
            YO18 7JJ

            For more information see the programme of events above, or please telephone central Ryedale children's centre on 01609 533072.

            What's on?

            Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 354 KB) covering areas including central Scarborough, Briercliffe, Newby and Scalby.

            Scarborough town children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility The children's centre is based on the site of Friarage Primary School on Friargate. On-street parking is available in disc zones; however, these areas get very busy due to the town location. The centre has a ramp and lift for disabled access.
            Opening hours
            • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
            • Saturday: for scheduled sessions only
            • Sunday: closed
            Address and contact details

            c/o Friarage children's centre
            Friargate
            Scarborough
            North Yorkshire
            YO11 1HS

            Email: pshubscarborough@northyorks.gov.uk

            Telephone: 01609 798840

            Mobile: 07930 017664

            Scarborough North (Briercliffe) children's centre

            Location, parking and accessibility The children's centre is based at the centre of the community on Briercliffe, opposite the play area. Parking is available on the surrounding streets.
            Opening hours
            • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
            • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
            • Saturday: closed
            • Sunday: closed
            Address and contact details

            Briercliffe children's centre
            76 Briercliffe
            Scarborough
            North Yorkshire
            YO12 6NS

            Email: pshubscarborough@northyorks.gov.uk

            Telephone: 01609 798700

            Fax: 01723 371225

            Mobile: 07967 130069

                What's on?

                Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 333 KB) for the area covering Eastfield, Filey, Hunmanby, and south Scarborough.

                Eastfield children's centre

                Location, parking and accessibility Eastfield children's centre is based on Link Walk, just behind Eastfield High Street Shops. Some on-street parking is available just outside the centre. A larger car park is available at the shopping precinct just behind Proudfoots supermarket.
                Opening hours
                • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
                • Saturday: closed
                • Sunday: closed
                Address and contact details

                Link Walk
                Eastfield
                Scarborough
                North Yorkshire
                YO11 3LR

                Email: scarboroughsouthandfileycc@northyorks.gov.uk

                Telephone: 01609 534053

                Fax: 07792 530054

                  What's on?

                  Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 667 KB) covering the town of Selby.

                  Selby North children's centre

                  Location, parking and accessibility

                  Selby North children's centre is on the site of Selby Community Primary School, Flaxley Road, Selby. The children's centre is within walking distance of the town centre.

                  Parking at the centre is for staff only. There is on-street parking in local streets around the centre. The building is easily accessible to all. Selby North children's centre is on one level and accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available.

                  Opening hours
                  • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
                  • Saturday: closed
                  • Sunday: closed
                  Address and contact details

                  Selby North children's centre
                  Flaxley Road
                  Selby
                  North Yorkshire
                  YO8 4DL

                  Email: selbynorthcc@northyorks.gov.uk

                  Telephone: 01609 535111

                  Fax: 01757 700537

                  Selby South children's centre

                  Location, parking and accessibility

                  Selby South children's centre is situated in the grounds of Barwic Parade School, Barwic Parade, Selby. On-street parking is available close by the centre.

                  Selby South children's centre is on one level and accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available.

                  Opening hours
                  • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                  • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
                  • Saturday: closed
                  • Sunday: closed
                  Address and contact details

                  Selby South children's centre
                  Barwic Parade
                  Selby
                  North Yorkshire
                  YO8 8DJ

                  Email: selbysouthcc@northyorks.gov.uk

                  Telephone: 01609 797598

                    What's on?

                    Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 201 KB) covering areas including Brotherton, Sherburn and Tadcaster.

                    Brotherton children's centre

                    Location, parking and accessibility Brotherton children's centre is a purpose built centre situated next to Brotherton and Byram CP School on Low Street. Parking is available at the centre. If the centre car park is full, there is overflow parking adjacent to the main car park. Please ensure that you do not park in the designated disabled parking spaces unless you are a disabled user.
                    Opening hours
                    • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
                    • Saturday: closed
                    • Sunday: closed
                    Address and contact details

                    Brotherton children's centre
                    Low Street
                    Brotherton
                    Knottingley
                    North Yorkshire
                    WF11 9HQ

                    Email: brothertonCC@northyorks.gov.uk

                    Telephone: 01609 534720

                    Sherburn children's centre

                    Location, parking and accessibility

                    Sherburn children's centre is a satellite site and is attached to the Sherburn library which is situated behind a parade of shops on Finkle Hill.

                    There is no parking available at the children's centre but there are parking spaces in the village. There is also short stay car parking in the Co-Op store for a maximum of two hours. Please ensure you take care in coming to and from both centres. Be aware of cars passing quickly and a build-up of incoming and outgoing traffic during school drop off and pick up times.

                    Opening hours We are open for scheduled sessions only. Please see the programme of events above.
                    Address and contact details

                    c/o Sherburn Library,
                    Finkle Hill,
                    Sherburn in Elmet
                    LS25 6EA

                    For information please call Brotherton children's centre on 01609 534720.

                    Tadcaster children's centre

                    Location, parking and accessibility The Manor Farm site is fully accessible with services being located at ground level. Parking is available to the rear of the building. All centres are easily accessible for all users. All the centres are on one level and accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available.
                    Opening hours We are open for scheduled sessions only. Please see the programme of events above.
                    Address and contact details

                    Tadcaster Youth Centre,
                    Manor Farm Estate,
                    St Joseph's Street
                    Tadcaster
                    LS24 9HA

                    For information please call Brotherton children's centre on 01609 534720.

                    What's on?

                    Download our  programme of events and activities (pdf / 600 KB) covering areas including Whitby, Staithes, Stakesby and Eastside.

                    Location, parking and accessibility The children's centre is located on Byland Road, next to Stakesby Primary School and not far from Spring Hill Medical Centre. Roadside parking is available on Byland Road.    
                    Opening hours
                    • Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
                    • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
                    • Saturday: closed
                    • Sunday: closed
                    Address and contact details

                    Whitby and The Moors children's centre
                    c/o Stakesby Community Primary School
                    Byland Road
                    Whitby
                    North Yorkshire
                    YO21 1HY

                    Email: whitbyandthemoorscc@northyorks.gov.uk

                    Telephone: 01609 533819

                    Other useful links

                    • Find out more about our children and families prevention service including safeguarding, stronger families and healthy child programmes.
                    • North Yorkshire Youth lists clubs and projects for young people across North Yorkshire.

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