Under 5 Guide

Things To Do With Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers In Southern York County

By Sarah Frane Macaroni Kid York December 13, 2023

Looking for fun activities you can do with your baby or toddler? We often hear from a lot of caregivers that caring for younger children can feel isolating and that finding support, as well as friends, can be a struggle. To help we’ve created an Under 5 Guide filled with suggestions for classes and activities that we hope will help inspire you to get out of the house and interacting with others! 

1. Storytime at the Library

With 13 local York County libraries to choose from there is a wide variety of baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes as well as special events happening weekly. Click here to find out the info for your local library. 

2. Appell Center for the Performing Arts 

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of programs for ages 0-5 years such as Tot Roc, a fun musical experience with infants, toddlers, and their families. throughout the year. 

Click here to see their upcoming programs. 

3. L & E Playhouse

Let your child’s imagination wander while you sit comfortably with a cup of coffee or get down and explore with them during your 2-hour play session in our 1900 sq. ft. facility of creativity.  

Click here to learn more 

4. Keystone Kidspace 

Join us for special drop-in play hours, geared especially toward younger kiddos (ages 3-6)! Second Tuesday of each month during the school year from 9am to noon. Use the link at the top of the page to purchase your day passes today: $10 per person ages 4 and up.4. 

5.Frolic- Parent & Child Studio

From infant yoga to ASL classes and event preschool theater groups  Frolic offers a wide variety of classes for ages 0-5. Check out their website for a full list and to register. 

6. Kids First Swim School 

Kids First Swim School offers a variety of classes for ages 0-5 including  Infant and Toddler classes, Mommy and Me Classes and Privite lessons. 

Click here to learn more. 

7. Tiny Tumblers  Class and Open Play

Tiny Tumblers offers both classes and open play sessions for you littles. Click here for class and open play info. 

8. Zumbini & Yoga at the Kindred Wellness Cafe 

The Kindred Wellness Cafe offers weekly Zumbini Class & Yoga classes as well!

Zumbini Class 

Ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Zumbini is the perfect bonding experience! Dancing, singing, and using instruments to original zumbini music will engage your little one for 45 minutes of FUN! Ages 0-5 with a caregiver.


Bring your little one to their very own yoga class! Designed for ages 3-10, we will learn a fun themed yoga sequence. In this 30 minute class, your child will learn and practice a fun breathing technique while working through yoga flow with fun poses.

Mom Sit & Sip 

Looking to connect with other local Moms? The Kindred Wellness Cafe offers a Monthly Mom Sit & Sip! Held on the last Wednesday of the month this relaxed event allows you to connect with other moms while your littles enjoy the coloring station, instruments, and playing. Click here for upcoming times. 

Visit their FB page for more class info or email


The York County  YMCA branches  offers a wide variety of programs as well as weekly Caregiver and Me Swimming classes. 

Click here for a full list of options.

10. Expressions Performing Arts Dance Classes 

Expressions Performing Arts offers 2 classes geared to toddler & preschool-aged children: 

Click here for more info


11. Storytime at Brown's Orchard

Join Ms. Mary Thursdays from 9:30 am-10 am at Brown’s for a free storytime. Great for kids ages 3-7. Each week the stories surround a theme. Kids are welcome to dress or bring an item that fits the theme. Visit the Brown's website to view weekly themes. 

 12Kindermusik at Windham Studios

Does your child love to sing and dance? Kindermusik at Windham Studios in Red Lion offers a wide variety of music programs for children 0-7ys. 

Click here to see all their options. 

13. The Curious Little Playhouse Hanover

The Curious Little Playhouse is a hands-on indoor kid's play space and toy store where adults and kiddos can let their imagination run wild during their 2-hour play session in their HUGE playroom. Click here for hours, admission, and upcoming event info. 

14. Honey Bee Music Class

Join the Honey Bee Music Together class! This class is for children from birth through kindergarten and follows the recommendations of child development researchers by grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones, older children learn by leading younger ones, and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments.  The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience, and any caregiver - parents, nanny, grandparents- can bring the child(ren) to class. During the Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters, classes meet once a week for a select number of weeks. Classes are held in Fawn Grove and Shrewsbury. Click here for more info.

15. Storytime at Flinchbaugh's Orchard 

Flinchbaugh Orchard host a fantastic Story Time at the Farm on select dates throughout the year.  Visit the event section of their website for upcoming dates/times. 

16. EMC Tumbling, Music, and Dance Classes

EMC Performing Arts Studio offers a variety of classes for ages 1-5yrs. Click here to view all class options. 

17. Preschool Gymnastics at Skyline

Skyline's innovative preschool gymnastics program is designed to teach basic gymnastics skills and introduce class structure. Their unique preschool gym has circuits made up of Beams, Bars, Floor, and Jumping to keep your child moving and learning. They  also offer a Tumble Together program is for 18months - 3 years old and allows the parent or caretaker to be in the class with their student. 

 Age Groups

  • Tumble Together - 18 months - 3 years old
  • 2 Yr old class - Must be 2 to register 1/2 Hour Class
  • 3 Yr old class | 45 Minute Class
  • 4 Yr old class | 1 Hour Class

Click here for more details 

18. Early Childhood Classes at Greater York Dance

Greater York Dance offers a wide range of  Early Childhood Classes for ages 2-7years where children can  learn spatial awareness, develop motor skills, and improve upon their balance, stamina, coordination, and strength while sparking creativity and preparing for performances. Click here for a full list of class options. 

19. York JCC 

The York JCC offers a huge variety of classes for younger children throughout the year. Visit their website to see upcoming programs.  

20. Macaroni Kid Pop-Up Playdates

In addition to our FREE newsletter and events calendar, Ms. Sarah hosts special Macaroni Kid Pop-Up Playdate events at local businesses and Parks throughout the year. Visit our FB page or FREE online event calendar for upcoming dates. 

Know of a class, program or playtime that should be added to our list? Email the info to