Whether you’re interested in music, dance or yoga, Westchester has no shortage of classes you can take with your child. But for working parents—or any parent who’s short on time during the week—it can be tough to find a class that fits your family’s schedule.
The good news: There are a number of classes that meet on the weekends. Here, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite parent/child classes that take place on either Saturday or Sunday.
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Sprout Wellness - Pleasantville
If you were a regular at pre-natal yoga and want to continue your practice as a new parent, check out the Pleasantville-based Sprout Wellness. As a family-friendly studio, there a variety of options, including a Baby & Me class that meets on Saturdays as 12 p.m. The class is for parents with infants from 4 to 6 weeks through crawling and emphasizes connection. Baby-centric poses, including tummy time, are incorporated and the class is set up to accommodate parents (read: mid-class diaper changes are A-OK).
Bach to Rock - Mamaroneck
130 Mamaroneck Ave.
What toddler doesn’t love to hear his or her favorite tunes? At the Rock n Roll class at Bach to Rock in Mamaroneck, kids can do just that—and more. Geared towards children 6 months to 3 years old and their parents, the class is filled with sing-a-longs, instrument play and movement. Plus, each week centers around a different theme, with a story to go along with it. The class meets on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and drop-ins are welcome!
Barnes & Noble - Multiple Locations
If you’re out and about running errands on Saturday morning and you and your kiddo need a break, stop by one of Westchester's numerous Barnes & Noble locations. At 11 a.m., the store hosts a free story time featuring a rotating roster of new and classic books, along with fun activities like coloring. There are locations in Yonkers, Scarsdale, Mohegan Lake and White Plains.
Y Dance YMCA - Tarrytown
62 Main Street
(914) 631- 4807, ext.114
Have visions of tutus and tap shoes? While your under-2-year-old might still be too young for ballet, why not introduce her to dance by taking the Mommy & Me class through the Y Dance program at the YMCA at Tarrytown? The interactive class, which is for 12 to 24 month olds, gets kids and their parents moving. The class is held on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Swim Tank - West Harrison
45 West Red Oak Lane
With classes held every day of the week—including Saturday and Sunday—there’s bound to be a class at Swim Tank that works for you. The infant/toddler classes, which are for kids from 4 months to 3 years old, are designed to help kids learn to feel comfortable in the water and to help parents learn how to keep them safe. There are a number of 30-minute classes to choose from on either Saturday or Sunday.
Gymnastics City - Cortlandt Manor
2121 Crompound Rd.
Jump, tumble and swing your way into the weekend with a Saturday morning class at Gymnastics City. There are two different Mommy & Me sessions available, both of which are geared toward kids 18 months to 2.5. Children are introduced to gymnastics basics like an obstacle course, uneven bars and the balance beam, with movement and learning throughout.
Little Language League - Rye
22 Purdy Avenue
Instill a love of language early (and brush up on your own high school French or Spanish skills) with the Language Together classes at the Little Language League. The classes, for kids from 6 months to 3 years old, provide a playful and interactive environment where little ones can learn. Held on Saturday mornings, classes are available in French, Spanish or Italian, and cover fun and engaging topics each session, like a day at the beach or tea time.
Looking for more classes, Mommy & Me and otherwise? Consult our Classes Guide!
Photo courtesy of Sprout Wellness.