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TOP THINGS TO DO IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

TOP THINGS TO DO IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Porters STIHL Family Day

When: Saturday 9th November from 9.00am
Where: Porters Mitre 10 Mackay, Cnr Brisbane & Gordon St, Mackay
More info: www.porterscando.com.au

Your Local Porters Mitre 10 is the region’s newest destination for STIHL garden power tools. They’re celebrating with a grand opening family day at the Mackay Store! Head on over for live STIHL product demos, get prepared for storm season, enjoy a sausage sizzle, jumping castle and much more.

Porters will also be hosting Christmas Craft Activities on Wednesday 18th December and Friday 20th December from 10.30am – 11.30am. Cost is $10 per child, bookings required.


Needleworx Christmas Class

When: December School Holidays
Where: Needleworx Mackay, 118 Sams Rd, Mackay
More info: www.needleworx.com.au

Looking for something for the kids to do this festive season? Sign them up for Needleworx’s awesome Diamond Dotz Christmas class. Get creative, have fun and get into the festive spirit, and take your creation home at the end of the class. Get in touch with Needleworx to enquire about this awesome Christmas activity.


New Year’s Eve

When: Tuesday 31st December, 6.00pm – midnight
Where: Bluewater Quay, 10 River St, Mackay
More info: www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Kick off 2020 under the stars by the riverside and welcome in the New Year in the beautiful Mackay. There will be markets, rides, food stalls, free face painting and more.

Baby Shark will get things swimming with live performances at 6.00pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with some talented local stars lighting up the stage between your doo-doo-doo’s. Don’t forget to stick around for the spectacular fireworks display at 9.00pm and midnight.


Stable on the Strand

When: Wednesday 18th December – Sunday 22nd December, 5.30pm – 9.30pm daily
Where: Strand Park, North Ward
More info: www.stableonthestrand.com

North Queensland’s Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, will be an amazing place for families to relax, have fun and experience Christmas in story, song and festivity. 1,000 volunteers will join together to bring the event to over 40,000 guests from Townsville, North Queensland, Australia and the world.

See Shepherds minding their sheep, wise men and their camels, King Herod and his soldiers and of course Mary, Joseph and a real baby Jesus. Children will love dress-ups, hammering nails at the carpenter’s workshop and ‘fishing’ in the pond.
New this year is a fabulous Puppet Show sharing the Christmas story in a most unique way. Stable on the Strand is a FREE event.

WHAT'S ON IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

WHAT’S ON IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER

140th Celebration
Glenella State School
Fb Glenella State School
4.30pm / Free / Family

Practically Perfect – The Music of Julie Andrews
MECC
www.themecc.com.au
11.00am / $13.50-$15 / Family

Jack-O’-Lantern Parade
Ron Searle Park
Fb Orchard Heights Homeowner’s Association
5.30pm / Free / Family


SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Santa Arrival Show
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
9.00am / Free / Family

Santa Photos
Runs until 24 December
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
Check Website for times and pricing / Family

The BeachBoyz
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
8.00pm / $35-$45 / Family


SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Car Boot Sale and Free Community Breakfast
Flourish Mackay
Fb Flourish Mackay
7.30am / Free / Family

The Highwaymen, Outlaws of Country
MECC
www.themecc.com.au
1.30pm / $28-$60 / Family


TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER

Melbourne Cup Race Day
Ooralea Racecourse
www.mackaytickets.com.au
10.00am / Check Website / Adults

Melbourne Cup
The Dispensary
Fb The Dispensary Mackay
11.30am / $48.56-$69.66 / Adults

Melbourne Cup
Souths Leagues Club
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
9.00am / Check Website / Family

Melbourne Cup
Harrup Park Country Club
Fb Harrup Park
11.00am / $49 / Adults

Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Magpies Sporting Club Mackay
Fb Magpies Sporting Club Mackay
11.00am / $69-$79 / Adults


FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Whitsunday Sailing Club
www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au
9.30pm / Check Website / 18+ Yrs

Birth Information Night
Lanai Riverside Apartments
Fb Ignite Your Glow Hypnobirthing
5.30pm / Free / Family

Dogs on Parade at RSTM
Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market
Fb Greater Whitsundays Farmers’ Market
5.00pm / Check Website / Family

Norfair 2019
St Joseph’s Church North Mackay
Fb St Joseph’s Church North Mackay
5.00pm / Free / Family

Brittany Elise, Something Else Tour
MECC North Foyer
www.themecc.com.au
7.30pm / $25-$35 / Family


SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Christmas Fair
Victoria Park State School
Fb Victoria Park State School – P&C Association
5.00pm / Free / Family


THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Fitzgerald Spectacular Concert
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / Check Website / Family


FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER

Twilight Christmas Markets
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
www.sfxmrok.catholic.edu.au
5.00pm / Free / Family

Share the Dignity – Donate a pre-loved bag with toiletries
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
Daily / Free / Family


SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

St Patrick’s Fair
River St, Mackay
4957 6767
6.00pm / Free / Family

Kids TRY-Triathlon
Bluewater Lagoon
www.tri-activ8.com.au
8.00am / $10 / Family

Showcase Gala 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / $18-$43 / Family


TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER

Keeping Baby Cool, Travelling & Socialising
Mackay Women’s Centre
Fb Mackay Group Australian Breastfeeding Association
10.00am / Free / Family


THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Mumlife Community Meet
Kidz Life Play Centre
Fb Mumlife Stickers
10.00am / $4-$5 / Family


FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

Dance, Dance, Dance 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / $27-$44 / Family

Ruthless, The Musical Comedy
Ocean International
Fb Mackay Musical Comedy Players Inc.
7.00pm / $60 / Adults


SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Mackay Woodturners Christmas
Runs until 24 November
Snow Wright Court
Fb Mackay Woodturners Club
9.00am / Free / Family


SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Kids Afternoon at the Movies
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
3.00pm / Free / Family

Sensitive Santa Photos
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
8.00am / Check Website / Family

Abundance Day: Pumpkin Feast
Whitsunday Organic Community Gardens
www.whitsundayocg.org.au
10.00am / Free / Family

Let’s Dance 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
10.00am and 2.30pm / Check Website / Family


FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

The Beggars Christmas Favourites
MECC
www.themecc.com.au
11.00am / $13.50-15 / Family


SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Breakfast with Santa
Mount Pleasant Centre
www.mountpleasantcentre.com.au
8.30am / $5 / Family

Dynamite Dancing 2019
MECC Auditorium
Fb Roby Rogers School of Dancing
6.00pm / Check Website / Family


SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER

Kasey Chambers – The Captain 20th Anniversary Tour
MECC Plenary Halls
www.themecc.com.au
7.30pm / $52-$72.65 / Family

It’s Showtime 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
10.00am and 3.00pm / Check Website / Family

All About The Gut Workshop
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
9.00am / $30 / Adults


TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER

Souths Christmas Kids Toys & Hamper Giveaway
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
www.southsmackay.com.au
6.00pm / Free / Family


FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

Loose Ends – International Day for People with a Disability
MECC North Foyer
www.themecc.com.au
6.30pm / Check Website / Family


SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

4MK’s Carols in the City
Bluewater Quay
www.4mk.com.au
3.00pm / Free / Family

Shop & Drop Childminding Service
Caneland Central (Next to Santa)
www.canelandcentral.com.au
10.00am / Free first half hour, $5/30min after / Family

Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
2.00pm and 7.30pm / $15-$44 / Family


SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

Breakfast with Santa
Whitsunday Plaza
www.whitsundayplaza.com.au
8.30am / $5 / Family


MONDAY 9 DECEMBER

That’s Entertainment 2019
Runs until 10 December
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.30pm / $18-$45 / Family


THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER

Tummy Time Class
Move and Play Paediatric Therapy
Fb Move and Play Paediatric Therapy
9.15am / Check Facebook / 0-6 Months


SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

Legoland Day
Souths Leagues Club
www.southsmackay.com.au
9.00am / $2 / Family

The Handmade Expo Market Mackay
PCYC Mackay
Fb The Handmade Expo NQ
9.00am / Free / Family


TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER

Weaning, Breastfeeding & Fertility
Mackay Women’s Centre
Fb Mackay Group Australian Breastfeeding Association
10.00am / $2 / Family


WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER

Stable on the Strand
Runs until 22 December
The Strand, Townsville
www.stableonthestrand.com.au
5.30pm / Free / Family


FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER

Farm to City Christmas Twilight Market
Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market
www.greaterwhitsundayfood.org.au
4.00pm / Free / Family


SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER

Hawaiian Christmas Race Day
Ooralea Racecourse
www.mackaytickets.com.au
11.00am / $5-60 / Family


WEDNESDAY 25 DECEMBER

Christmas Lunch
Magpies Sporting Club
www.magpiesmackay.com.au
12.00pm / $59.99-109.99 / Family


SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER

Kids Afternoon at the Movies
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
3.00pm / Free / Family


TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER

1920s New Years Eve Party
Hotel Mackay
Fb Hotel Mackay
8.30pm / Free / Family

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Bluewater Quay
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / Free / Family

10 TOYS FOR FINE MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

10 TOYS FOR FINE MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles in the hands. Developing these skills is crucial because these muscles are used for everyday tasks you probably don’t even stop and think of.

Dressing, eating and keeping up with personal hygiene are all easy tasks, thanks to your fine motor skills. They are essential for performing everyday tasks, and a child’s self-esteem can suffer if they lack the ability to do so.

We all know that the best way to learn is through play, and there are plenty of toys out there that can help your child develop their fine motor skills. Let’s look at a few.


LEGO Duplo Gentle Giants Petting Zoo1. LEGO Duplo Gentle Giants Petting Zoo

Little dinosaur lovers will LOVE visiting the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo. Young children will build fine motor skills through building and rebuilding the baby dinosaur enclosure. Buy it here.

First Learning Wooden Puzzle

2. First Learning Wooden Puzzle

Ideal for young children learning to recognise shapes, colours and animals. Through fun shapes and bright colours, your little one will learn to match each puzzle piece to its designated spot. Buy it here.

3. Make It Real Block & Rock Charm Bracelets

3. Make It Real Block & Rock Charm Bracelets

Make beautiful bracelets using this kit’s pretty charms, colourful beads and alphabet beads. Your child will develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they create pretty jewellery to their heart’s content. Buy it here.

4. Barbie Fashionistas

4. Barbie Fashionistas

Each Barbie Fashionistas doll has her own look and style, inspired by the latest trends. Dressing the doll will help your child with their fine motor skills. Buy it here.

5. Toot-toot Drivers Racing Rampway

5. Toot-toot Drivers Racing Rampway

Rearrange the tracks to create a dual raceway, stunt track or super raceway. Race your cars through exciting courses with cars designed for little hands. Buy it here.

6. Tooky Toy 50Pcs

6. Tooky Toy 50Pcs

A classic and playroom staple, you can never go wrong with building blocks. This mixture of brightly coloured blocks can be built into anything you can imagine – a house, a castle, a city? It’s all up to you. Buy it here.

7. Play-Doh Letters and Language

7. Play-Doh Letters and Language

Learn all the letters of the alphabet by moulding them with Play-Doh. Included in the set are 26 letter stampers, two double-sided play mats, six tubs of Play-Doh and sculpting tools to introduce your child to the exciting world of reading. Buy it here.

8. Pip & Squeak’s Cheese Stack Game

8. Pip & Squeak’s Cheese Stack Game

Stack, flip and build with these uniquely-shaped wooden cheese wedges in three fun games. Rippled pieces make them easy to grip, ready for stacking. Comes with two wooden mice, 22 wooden cheese wedges and rules for three games. Buy it here.

9. Tooky Toy 5 in 1 Play Cube Centre

9. Tooky Toy 5 in 1 Play Cube Centre

This 5 in 1 Play Cube Centre will provide endless entertainment for your child, including an abacus for counting, labyrinth and maze and much more. Buy it here.

10. Fisher Price Baby’s First Blocks

10. Fisher Price Baby’s First Blocks

These chunky, colourful blocks introduce colours and shapes to your little one. Stack and drop the blocks through the slots in the bucket lid, and carry the bucket for more fun again and again. Buy it here.


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TOP 10 WAYS TO PASS TIME ON A PLANE WITH KIDS

TOP 10 WAYS TO PASS TIME ON A PLANE WITH KIDS

Trying to keep a child sitting in one spot for many hours on end can be quite a nightmare. But on a plane, there’s really no other choice! Here are the top 10 ways to pass time on a plane with kids.


1. Make use of the in-flight entertainment

This one is pretty obvious. If the flight you’re on has in-flight entertainment, make good use of it. They always have family-friendly and kids’ movies, perfect to keep them entertained for an hour or two.

2. Listen to a podcast

There’s a huge variety of podcasts out there, and surprisingly, a fair few for kids too. From educational shows to story-telling sessions, these podcasts encourage your child to explore their imagination.

3. Write a journal

This is a fantastic way to documents your thoughts and feelings on travelling. If your little ones are old enough to write, this is a fun idea for them, too; and they’ll love to look back on it years down the track.

4. Write a letter to yourself in 5 years

Where are you? Who is with you? What are your dreams? This is a fun way that really puts life into perspective a few years down the track.

5. Colour in

Colouring books are just as popular with adults as they are with children nowadays, and once you give it a go you can see why. It’s relaxing, creative, and leaves you with a beautiful piece of art.

6. Write a short story

Encourage the kids to let their imagination run wild. Let the story take place on a plane, or your travel destination; when you’re finished, swap stories and read the others’ creation.

7. Find shapes in the clouds

Look out the window with the kids and see what shapes you can make of the clouds as they drift past. That cloud over there might look like a dog to you, but a lion to your kids. Have some fun with it!

8. Surprise them with a toy

The element of surprise never gets old. Hide a new toy in your bag and present it on the plane.

9. Bring a Workbook

Bring a book full of find-a-words, sudokus, mazes, and other brain-puzzling activities to ensure some quiet time. They may even learn something, too!

10. Bring a sticker book

These are so much fun and come in all sorts of themes, including dress-up, numbers and letters, farm animals, and even holiday scenes.

Long story short, don’t stress too much. There are many ways to pass time on a plane with kids, but sometimes even if you try them all, your child ends up feeling upset. Other passengers are generally pretty understanding if kids become upset during a flight. Kick back, try to relax, and you’ll be at your destination in no-time.

CAIRNS EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY GUIDE

CAIRNS EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY GUIDE

ABACUS BY WALLIS

Discover an easy and fun approach to mathematics!

Abacus Course – Study abacus skills and build up number skills by recognising, counting, writing, multiplying and dividing. Suitable age: Kindy+.

Abacus Plus Course – Study abacus skills (see abacus course), mathematics or Japanese. Learn various concepts of maths as well as reading and writing in Japanese. Suitable age: Kindy – high school age.

P 0437 600 229
www.abacusbywallis.com


FUSION FIGHT AND FITNESS

Do you want your child to be self-confident, disciplined, resilient, respectful? Fusion, Fight and Fitness’ Brazilian Jiujitsu and Junior Muay Thai classes will help you to cultivate these qualities in your child. With experienced coaches and unsurpassed programs, they have 3 current world champions between the ages of 5 – 17 years. They help parents build physically and mentally strong children through martial arts.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 3.30 – 5.45pm depending on the day and class the child is enrolled in.

Gi (for Brazilian Jiujitsu), Muay Thai kit
1 Free Week

P 0408 799 828
E fusionfightandfitness@gmail.com
www.fusionfightandfitness.com.au


THE YOUNG COMPANY

Charge the Hyper Drive and reach for the stars with TYC’s Youth Theatre Workshop Program in 2019. Watch your child’s confidence soar as their creative curiosity is fostered with a team of qualified creative educators.

Your young performer will discover and develop their electrifying creative abilities, super charged social confidence and magnetic idea generation skills as they are nurtured through our powerful youth theatre framework.

So, come and tread the boards at The Young Company Theatre in 2019 with classes in Acting, Musical Theatre, Film and TV, Impro, Creative Writing and much more!

P 4041 4066
E admin@theyoungcompany.com.au
www.theyoungcompany.com.au/summer


FNQ DANCE ACADEMY

Dancers of all ages and levels of ability are welcome to join, whether you are a beginner or advanced. FNQ Dance Academy offers classes in ballet, tap, fitness jazz, contemporary, plus boys only classes and more. There is bound to be a class for everybody wanting to learn.

P 4051 4888
www.fnqdanceacademy.com.au


TOBRUK MEMORIAL POOL

Tobruk Memorial Pool is not only great for splashing around during school holidays or on the weekend – sign up the kids to the new learn to swim program!

The program is a shift from command to experimental style teaching, reflecting a modern approach to teaching that will result in enhanced learning outcomes. Tobruk Memorial Pool also offers the Swimming Australia Optus Junior Dolphin Program to encourage children to keep swimming and presents further opportunities to swim such as encouragement meets and introduction to swimming club.

P 4051 2604
E tobruk@belgravialeisure.com.au
Facebook: Tobruk Memorial Pool
www.tobrukmemorialpool.com.au


STUDIO 21

Get fit through dance with Studio 21 Offering classes for kids, tweens and teens. Classes are conducted in a friendly environment with a focus on learning skills, making friends and most of all, having fun.

P 0447 267 174
Facebook: Studio 21 – Dance Fitness
www.studio21dfit.com


JUMP MANIA

Dodge Ball League (DBL) – Sign up is the first Wednesday of every school term at 5:30pm. 10-week school term = 10-week DBL and the first week (sign up week) is free. DBL is $10 per week.

After Dark (AD) – AD runs every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-8pm. The first hour is the normal price but the second hour is $8 instead of the normal $10. AD is when we have our special disco lights and smoke machine set up and the main trampoline deck lights get turned off.

P 4212 4066
E manager@jumpmania.com.au
Facebook: Jump Mania Trampoline Park
www.jumpmania.com.au


KUMON EDUCATION

Kumon’s Maths and English programs build students’ abilities step-by-step, at the students’ own pace. This means those who missed essential concepts in class can go back and catch-up, and those who are capable are free to tackle advanced content. If your child needs a bit of extra help after-school, or if they need a challenge, then Kumon is right for them!

Monday & Thursday, 2:45 – 7:00pm (Raintrees);
3:00pm – 6:00pm (Cairns North)
Cost: $140 per month (per student, per subject)

P 0414 957 844 Cairns North
P 0409 903 105 Raintrees
www.kumoneducation.com.au


CAIRNS INDOOR SPORTS

If your child is interested in sports, Cairns Indoor Sports is the way to go. Junior soccer and junior cricket programs are offered. PLUS, mum and dad can also sign on too – Cairns Indoor Sports offers netball, volleyball, cricket, dodgeball and soccer, so join a team today and get back into the sports you love this year.

You can nominate as a team or a single player and Cairns Indoor Sports will pair you with a team to match your skills.

P 4032 2844
www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au


CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE

A full range of coaching programs are available after school, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. As athletes grow and develop their skill level, the programs are designed to meet their progress.

The programs include:
3 – 5yrs Blue Stage: 5 – 8yrs Red Stage: 8 – 10yrs Orange
Stage: 9 – 12yrs Green Stage: 12+ – Club Tennis: Beginner
Yellow Stage: Squads

P 4041 3383
www.tennis.com.au/cairnsitc


SWIM LIKE A MERMAID

Have you got a little one who dreams of being a mermaid or merman? Let their dreams come true with Swim Like A Mermaid!

These professional mermaid courses are fun and exciting, and classes are conducted in a safe environment with instructors holding years of experience in the water. Courses are available to suit your schedule.

Available courses are:
Try mermaid – $25
Mermaid course – $75

Birthday parties available. Little mermaids and mermen must be six years or older to participate.

P 0411 612 442
www.divecareercentre.com.au/mermaids


SOUTH CAIRNS GYMNASTICS

GymSports FNQ offer a range of after school programs for all ages in 2019 that include:

Launchpad Programs

MiniGym for Pre-Prep only (4 – 5 years girls and boys). Monday and Friday 10.45 – 11.30am

GymFun for 5 – 8 years (girls and boys). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4.00pm – 5.00pm

GymSkills for 8 – 12 years (girls). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5.00pm – 6.00pm

P 4045 2947
E info@gymsportsfnq.com.au
Facebook: South Cairns Gymnastics Club
www.gymsportsfnq.com.au


AFL CAIRNS

Always wanted to play AFL? Any participants who are interested in beginning their AFL journey can participate in the nationally recognised AFL Auskick Program.

Not entirely sure it’s the sport for you? All clubs will hold their Information and Come and Try Day on Sunday, February 24th with training to commence the following week.

P 4042 3000
www.aflcairns.com.au


TURNING POINTE DANCE STUDIO

Is your child aspiring to a career in professional dance? Then Turning Pointe Dance Studios is for them. Students have the option of taking classes in classical ballet, tap, pilates, acrobatics, vocal coaching, and more.

All students are given opportunities and encouraged to perform to the best of their abilities in a safe and enthusiastic learning environment.

P 4031 3390
www.turningpointe.com.au


NUKZU MUAY THAI

This small family-run gym teaches both Muay Thai and Jump Fit classes for kids.

Kids Muay Thai – Muay Thai encourages confidence, respect, and teaches self-defence in children. Classes
are suitable for ages 6-12 and are delivered in a fun, active way, starting from the basics to the more advanced techniques.

Classes run during the school term:

Blue to black patch – Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
White and yellow patch – Mondays and Wednesdays, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Jump Fit – These mini trampoline classes are suitable for anyone over the age of 4 and provide a great way to get active! Jump, dance, laugh, and have fun to different songs and tempos.

P 0415 331 262
Facebook: Nukzu muay Thai
www.nukzu.com


PCYC

PCYC is a not-for-profit organisation offering a wide range of youth activities. There’s something to suit all age groups, skills and abilities.

Gymnastics – Improve flexibility, strength, fitness and confidence while learning basic and more advanced gymnastics skills.

Boxing – Develop boxing techniques while improving fitness.

Judo – Learn how to defend yourself through the use of throws and grappling techniques.

Dance fitness – Develop confidence, friendships, and dance skills in a welcoming, upbeat environment.

Cypher group – A self-paced hip hop jam space where the aim is to have fun, get active, and learn informally.

Pickleball – A paddle sport combining elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton.

Youth groups for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – Have fun and make friends in a supportive and caring environment. Catering for 7-12 yrs and 12-16 Yrs.

P 4053 1532 Cairns
P 4069 5890 Cooktown
P 4061 3442 Innisfail
www.pcyc.org.au


ART BY LOUISE BROADBENT

Louise Broadbent’s Children’s Art for Wellness classes focus on a child’s individual needs through the expression of his or her feelings through their imagination. The aim of the lessons is to build confidence and give life skills while delivering it all in a fun, creative environment.

Visual art can benefit children struggling with learning disabilities, speech and language problems, anxiety, and much more. Cost: $30 for 2 hours, all materials included.

P 0434 460 227
Facebook: Art by Louise Broadbent


CHOI KWANG-DO

Learn how to maximise your body’s force-producing capabilities through easy to learn martial arts movements. Choi Kwang-Do is not designed for sport competition, but rather for individuals to learn practical self-defence skills. Everyone is welcome at Choi Kwang-Do!

Introduction to Choi Kwang-Do
Cost: $120.00 for 4 weeks.
First class is FREE. Bookings required.
All classes will be open to the public.

P 4773 9794
E info@choikwang-do.com.au
www.ckdmac.com.au


CAIRNS LIBRARIES

Head down to your local library and discover all there is to see and do.

LEGO Mania at Smithfield Library – Let your imagination run wild through building with LEGO.

Facebook: Cairns Libraries
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library


MISS CHELSEA’S DANCE STUDIO

Ballet designed for little dancers! Cairns’ boutique dance studio specialising only in preschool and early primary dancers with classes from 18 months to 7 years.

Providing high quality ballet lessons delivered through playful, imaginative classes encouraging children to have input in the class and explore their movement, confidence and co-ordination in a safe, nurturing environment.

No expensive uniforms, costumes, or big stressful end-of-year productions.

2% of your fees donated to RMHC North Australia through our Little Dancers; Big Difference charity program.
Kewarra Beach and Edge Hill studios.

P 0438 422 110
www.misschelseasdance.com


FNQ FOOTBALL

Ever wanted to learn how to play football? Take your chance this year with FNQ Football.

FNQ Football strives to be the leading sporting organisation in FNQ, providing opportunities for boys and girls all over the region.

Competition opportunities for girls of all ages. Registrations are open from the 10th of January, to register head over to their website.

P 4032 4520
www.fnqfootball.com.au

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KIRWAN AQUATIC CENTRE AND KOKODA MEMORIAL POOL

Looking to improve your child’s swimming skills in a safe environment without draining your wallet? Love2Swim School offers swimming lessons to kids of all ages from as young as 3 months.

Each level has six objectives with four skills in each objective, with your little swimmer receiving a small fridge magnet upon passing each objective to show the family their awesome swimming skills.

The Love2Swim program is constantly being revised to ensure students are receiving the most up-to-date education.

P 4723 3447 Kirwan Aquatic Centre
P 4725 5357 Kokoda Memorial Pool
www.love2swimschool.com.au


TYTO

TYTO is eclectic and unexpected; a place where the discovery of art, culture, nature and knowledge unfolds. There is so much for the family that you could easily spend a day here jam packed with activities and games. Why not head on over with the kids after a busy school day and enjoy a calming and educational walk in nature?

Don’t forget to pay a visit to the awesome Mini Military Museum – open until 4.00pm daily.

Head over to their Facebook page for details on fantastic regular events for children and teens.

P 4776 4792
Visit TYTO
www.tyto.com.au


KUMON

Kumon’s maths and English programmes build students’ abilities step-by-step, at the students’ own pace. This means those who missed essential concepts in class can go back and catch-up, and those who are capable are free to tackle advanced content. If your child needs a bit of extra help after school, or if they need a challenge, then Kumon is right for them!

Monday & Thursday (Pimlico); Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Kirwan) 7:00am – 8:00am & 3:00 – 6:00pm (Pimlico); 2:30pm – 6:30pm (Kirwan)

$140 per month (per student, per subject)

P 0424 155 171 (Pimlico)
P 0417 070 826 (Kirwan)
www.kumoneducation.com.au


SWIM STUDIO

Swim Studio pride themselves on providing a progressive swimming program that teaches lifelong skills of water safety. Each student receives the best aquatic education in a fun, nurturing environment, helping them develop a love for the water and physical activity.

The swimming facilities were purpose built in late 2017, the water equipped with magnesium-based chlorination making it gentle on the skin and eyes, and a better environment for those who suffer from eczema or asthma.

P 4725 4121
www.swimstudio.com.au


CITYLIBRARIES

The library is the place to learn, relax and discover a love for reading. But did you know there’s more to discover beyond the books?

Check in with your local library to discover the after school activities available to children in 2019!

Libraries are located at Aitkenvale, Thuringowa Central and Flinders Street.

P 4771 4230
www.townsville.qld.gov.au


PAUL SADLER SWIMLAND

Paul Sadler Swimland provides swimming lessons in a tension free and exciting environment for kids over the age of three. Children will develop life-saving swimming skills while having fun and learning to love the water!

P 4779 4647
www.paulsadlerswimland.com.au


UNITED MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS ACADEMY

United Martial Arts & Fitness (UMF) sets the benchmark in children’s and adults’ programs, as the only Townsville school providing the Industry’s #1 Character Development System “Powerful Words” created by leading child development expert Dr R. Silverman.

Empower your kids to confront social cruelty, bullying, injustice and have the virtues and strength to “I will not stand-by, I will stand up.” UMF changes lives, whether your child does martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, boxing or Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Visit the UMF Academy website and register online for a FREE trial class. Join during January, no payment until
March. Mention PakMag and receive a free uniform* (RRP $110 – $180).

*new adult or child registrations only in January and February.

Unit 3, 7 Civil Rd, Garbutt, 4814
www.umfacademy.com.au


TOWNSVILLE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (TAPA)

The Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) works to provide a safe, recreational and educational learning environment teaching classes to kids with an interest in performing arts. Classes are conducted in fully air-conditioned rooms in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Taught by highly qualified teachers, students will learn about all forms of dance and singing, while finding the balance between technique and fun!

Classes include ballet and modern jazz for all ages and skill levels.
P 4723 2101
www.tapa.net.au


RANCHLANDS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Is there a budding equestrian in your family?

Ranchlands has been operating in Townsville for over 40 years, providing riding lessons to children (and adults) of all ages.

Horse riding lessons are conducted in a safe and fun environment where the riders are matched up with horses to suit their abilities.

The Equine-Assisted Learning program is designed to help those experiencing anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles. No previous horse experience needed.

Whether you’ve never been on a horse before or you’re an advanced equestrian looking to further your skills, Ranchlands is the place to be to get outdoors, get active, and make new friends.

Check website for lesson times and pricing. Bookings are essential.

P 4774 0124
www.ranchlands.com.au


CITY CHEER AND DANCE STUDIOS

City Cheer and Dance Studios is one of the fastest growing dance studios in North Queensland. The staff have an endless ever-growing passion for teaching children about the amazing world of dance.

They offer classes in jazz, contemporary, cheerleading, tumble and acro.

City Cheer and Dance Studios operates with a friendly, cheerful vibe to make sure everybody that passes through the doors has fun!

E info@citystudiostsv.com.au
www.citystudiostsv.com.au