A child playing with homemade red play dough and a basket of strawberries

Come and be a Montessori Explorer…

Wharfedale Babies is a Montessori community for babies & infants nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Only 4 miles from Skipton & 8 miles from Ilkley.

Our Montessori Explorer sessions run every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 9.30am to 11.00am.

These stay & play sensory play sessions for babies and toddlers take inspiration from the seasons, the natural world & Montessori pedagogy.

Honey and Lemons Montessori explorers session at Wharfedale Monetssori - homemade strawberry play dough


The cost is £3 on arrival, including a healthy snack for the children …and a sweet treat for the grown-ups, home baked by our in-house chef Robyn. Along with French roast coffee or Yorkshire tea. Come and meet us and see our beautiful, calm and happy little nursery.

The sessions are very popular, so you must pre-book tickets by following this link:


Upcoming dates:

Wednesday 26th September, 9.30-11.00am

Wednesday 10th October, 9.30-11.00am

Wednesday 24th October, 9.30-11.00am

Wednesday 14th November, 9.30-11.00am

Wednesday 28th November, 9.30-11.00am

Wednesday 12th December, 9.30-11.00am


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ice and flowers made at Wharfedale Babies Montessori Explorers