About Musical Mums

Musical Mums is a highly successful initiative working with young parents and their children in Harrogate. The project, which has run for 14 years, provides weekly music-making sessions in which mothers can both bond with their child and meet other parents their age.

The sessions give mothers (under 25) and their children the opportunity to learn together in a fun environment, gain new skills and confidence and make new friends. The free to attend, weekly sessions are delivered by experienced early-years music leaders with activities designed to nurture a child’s cognitive, personal and social development. Participants have the opportunity to sing songs, explore musical instruments and respond creatively to live music, with each session carefully structured to engage both energetic toddlers and new-borns.

Research has shown that younger mothers are at higher risk of experiencing loneliness, isolation and post natal depression. Younger parents have also indicated feeling judged or out of place at many regular mother and baby groups. Musical Mums aims to combat this by creating the opportunity for younger mothers to develop crucial social support networks and a supportive environment in which to share problems and offer advice. By working in partnership with local children’s centres, health services and support groups, the project signposts participants to relevant organisations, ensuring continued support to participants in all aspects of their life.

Please note, that due to the pandemic, we are not currently delivering Musical Mums sessions.

Free music sessions for
young parents and children 0-5

Every Tuesday, 1.00-2.00pm
Wesley Centre, Harrogate

I never used to sing with my kid because I felt a bit daft, but now we’ve learnt loads of songs and actions and it’s really fun. I try and carry it on at home too, she stops crying when we sing!
Young Parent
Thank you very much for running the Musical Mums sessions. Me and my son have really enjoyed it so far, so a big thank you.
Young Parent

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