Social networks

Many people make use of social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter for all sorts of different things. There are quite a few online groups aimed at families in York and we’ve pulled these together into a handy list. If you know of any others or have one you would like to promote then please let us know by calling Family Information Service on 01904 554444 or by emailing

These groups are run by other parents and people in the community and the council does not have control over them. We are giving the details of the groups here to let people know what is out there and not as an endorsement of them or their content. As always, make sure to take sensible steps when using the internet and in particular social networking sites. You can get lots of helpful information about using the internet safely by visiting


Who are they?

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York National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

“York NCT run lots of local groups, a Dads Group, Bumps & Babes, Breastfeeding Counselling, Nursing Bras, Antenatal classes, Early Days (Postnatal) courses, Nearly New Sales, a fab magazine (Coo & Babble), Valley cushion and electric breast pump hire!”


“YPCF stands for York Parents Carer Forum. We are the forum for parents of disabled children and young people, or those who have additional needs, in York and the surrounding area.”

York Mums

“A group for mums (and dads!) in the York area. To share info on local events, groups, parenting tips etc

Please post useful links, parenting tips, photos, questions for other parents to help with, details of sales and events and anything else you fancy adding!!”

York Lone Parents

“For lone parents living in York & surrounding areas. Share experiences, advice, chat & meet-ups!”

York MUMbler

“I set up this group having been inspired by one my sister set up in Harrogate. It is designed to be a social hub for mum's in York who are having babies very soon or already have children of preschool age.

The aim of the group is to share the vast wealth of knowledge among York mums and all new members are very welcome.”

Friends of Rowntree Park

“The group was formed in 1996 to work with the Council on the refurbishment of the Park. In recent years two sub-groups have been formed for younger members: the Young Friends and the Very Young Friends. All three groups hold regular meetings in and around the Park.”

What’s on in York for Kids

“This group is for sharing information about what events are on for kids (and Mums) in York.”

Children DLA days out Discounts tips and advice Disability Living Allowance

“I wanted to start a group where parents and carers could list their days out and about for children with special needs. Simple and to the point.

There are good discounts and benefits available from many theme parks, zoos etc to make the day extra special.

Please join and add any information you may think would be of help to others i.e. cost, queues and general tips etc for others. Julie”

York young parent’s group

"This group is run by Young Peoples Services (City of York Council). It is for young parents aged up to 25 living in the south of York."

Treasure Chest & Beyond (York)

"This is a group for any breastfeeding mums (past or present) and mums to be, in or connected to the York area. It is a place where mums can chat about their experiences of breastfeeding, share ideas, connect to other mums in the area and find out more about what's happening with Treasure Chest. Dads are of course very welcome too!"



York Family Information Service

01904 554444