Here are our favourite things to do in Townsville with little ones under 5.
If your little one is starting school next year, Kumon will help prepare them by developing their concentration and the confidence to learn independently. Studying the Kumon maths and English programs will develop their counting skills and a daily reading habit.
If you would like to help your child develop these abilities and prepare them by giving them an early start, why not give Kumon a try?
Program runs Monday and Thursday (Pimlico); Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Kirwan)
Time: 7:00am-8:00am & 3:00-6:00pm (Pimlico); 2:30pm – 6:30pm (Kirwan)
$140 per month (per student, per subject)
Pimlico – P 0424 155 171
2/55 Fulham Rd, Pimlico
Kirwan – P 0417 070 826
17/15 Castlemaine St, Kirwan
‘Giving our students the correct fundamentals they need to be champions in the future’.
Heated pools 32 degrees +
Lessons are held at Aquatic Centres so you can stay and play and practise after lessons to give your child extra swimming time or stay for a picnic after swimming.
The award-winning program is progressive and certificate based to allow parents and swimmers to see where they are up to and where they can get to.
Each level and skill have been designed to follow the next one creating swimmers from a younger age.
• The baby level has three stages and is age appropriate following their land reflexes. Aquababy, AquaMobileBaby, AquaTot – 3 months to 3 years (parent in the water for these classes).
• The Pre-School Program has mirrored our school age skills but has been adapted for the younger child to learn. Tadpole, Froglet and Frogs– 3 years – 5 years
• The 5 years plus program is based on school aged children using all the fundamentals learnt in the previous programs. School Aged Tadpole, Starfish and Goldfish – 5years+
The baby levels are more than water familiarisation and socialising for babies. Classes have been researched over 20 years and Love2Swim educates the parent on how to hold their baby to teach them to swim independently at an early age and to be in the correct position to learn strokes and progress quickly.
Love2Swim pride themselves on seeing young swimmers confidently swimming on their own.
All Pakmag readers receive one free lesson to trial the program and see what Love2Swim can offer.
Two great centres to choose from:
Kirwan Aquatic Centre – P 4723 3447
29 Hudson St, Kirwan
Kokoda Memorial Pool – P 4725 5357
41 Wellington St, Mundingburra
TOWNSVILLE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (TAPA)
Dance classes for 2 to 5-year-olds.
Offering a fully air-conditioned complex with a friendly encouraging atmosphere, with well-supervised classes taught by highly qualified teachers, their classes capture the attention of all pre-schoolers. From girls who love to twirl on their toes to boys who like to bust some moves (and everyone in between), their classes are a whole lot of fun for everyone!
Tiny tots classes – 3-5 years
Ready set ballet – 2-5 years
Acro pre-school – 3-5 years
Kinder ballet – 5 years
Mini modern/jazz – 5 years
Tiny tap – 5 years
Primary highland classes – 4/6 years
Bookings are essential.
P 4723 2101
1/14 Black Hawk Blvd, Thuringowa Central
COWBOYS LEAGUES CLUB
Enjoy a scrumptious meal while the kids play to their heart’s content at the Little Legends play area.
Little Legends is a play area like no other, featuring an indoor zone with iPads, TVs and games, and an outdoor area with a full jungle-gym style playground including climbing sections and a slide. Both areas are completely sound proof.
Supervised sessions from 5.30pm – 9.00pm Tuesday
to Saturday and from 11.30am – 3.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
P 4724 8000
You never know what you may discover at your local library. There’s a variety of activities to suit kids of all ages – including under 5s!
Baby rhyme time – Sing songs and rhymes, clap, move, and explore books together. Designed for children from birth to 2 years.
Toddler time – Develop your toddler’s early literacy skills and concentration with fun songs, dance, and a story.
Storytime – Encourage and nurture your child’s love of books while helping them develop early literacy and social skills. Sessions involve several story readings as well as rhymes and a craft activity. Suitable for ages 3-5.
First 5 forever – This program focuses on supporting stronger language and literacy environments for children aged 0-5 years.
Messy play – Your child will develop their fine and gross motor skills by exploring fun, sensory, and creative messy play.
Branches are located at Thuringowa, Townsville City and Aitkenvale.
313-335 Flinders St, Townsville City
Not only is swimming fun, it’s a skill that will stay with your little one for the rest of their life.
Swim Studio offers lesson plans to suit all skill levels, from babies to preschool aged children. Lessons are available Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm and Saturdays 8.30am – 12.00pm.
Your child’s first lesson is free!
P 4725 4121
389 Woolcock Street, Garbutt
ANZ Hot Shots Programs for children aged 3 years+. For our littles we have modified red, orange, and green balls with lower compression making them easier to learn and play with to learn the basics of tennis.
P 4721 5129
20 Burke St, North Ward
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 jam-packed day here doing activities and games.
There is plenty to do for even the youngest of visitors.
Tiny tots at TYTO 10.00am – 11.00am on Thursdays
Storytime at TYTO 10.30am – 11.30am on Thursdays
Head over to their Facebook page for details on fantastic regular events for children and teens.
P 4776 4792
Cooper St & Bruce Highway, Ingham
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CITY CHEER & DANCE STUDIOS
Fuel the dreams of the littlest aspiring dancer in your family with City Cheer & Dance Studios Townsville.
With classes in jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, cheerleading and tumbling, there’s sure to be something that piques your child’s interest.
Classes are offered for various age and skill groups in an exciting, safe, and friendly environment where lifelong friends are found.
Discover where the world of dance can take you! Private coaching and choreography available.
Cnr Flinders and Morris St, Townsville City
Get your tiny tot having fun in an active environment on massive jumping castles, a ball pit, climbing shapes and so much more.
During the school term: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm, Saturday 1.00pm to 5.00pm and
Sunday 9.00am to 12.00pm.
During school holidays: Monday 9.00am to 3.00pm, Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday 1.00pm to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 12.00pm.
A two- and half-hour session is $11.00 for under 5s.
Book online to save. Don’t forget your socks!
P 4755 4422
4/72-88 Hervey Range Rd, Thuringowa Central
PAUL SADLER SWIMLAND
Swim classes from 4 months of age.
A Swim Australia 5-star accredited, private swim school where they ensure that every child learns the skills needed to swim confidently, to enjoy the water, and to feel relaxed in a safe environment. Lessons at Swimland are fun for all.
Swordy Tots – Baby, infant and toddler swimming from 4 months old.
Learn to Swim – For children aged over 3 years.
If you are looking for great value, then check out their unlimited make up policy for missed regular classes (for current customers) plus their new defence discount.
Bookings are essential.
For more information check out their website or give them a call.
P 4779 4647
20-22 Freshwater Dr, Douglas
Kindy Kidz is a parent involved movement education program designed for children 1 to 4 years. Kindy Kidz is a fun early learning program based on active and especially spontaneous play for young children.
It is about learning through exploring and play. Play is fun and fundamental to children’s development and promotes children’s physical development, self-confidence, self-esteem and creativity.
Parents/caregivers have an important role in supporting their child’s development through play and are a role model and a source of ideas and encouragement during the classes.
Mon – 2-4yrs 9:30-10:15am / 4yrs+ 10:30-11:15am
Wed – Kinder Free Play 9:30-10:30am
Fri – 4-months-1yr 9:30-10:15am / 1-2yrs 10:30-11:15am
Sat – 2-4yrs+ 8:15-9:00am
113 Wellington St, Aitkenvale
Contact the branch for further details
P 4781 9100 – Townsville
P 4783 1009 – Burdekin
164 MacMillan St, Ayr
Rugby for 2 to 7-year-olds.
This program, based on the skills of rugby, was designed to develop your child’s physical and social skills whilst having fun. They offer sessions throughout the week and on weekends at various Townsville locations for boys and girls in three different age groups: 2 to 3.5-year-olds, 3.5 to 5-year-olds and 5 to 7-year-olds.
Term 1 has started, but you can join at any point during the term and only pay for the remaining sessions.
To be involved in this great program, visit their website and book today to secure your child’s spot.
Visit the website to find a club near you.
P 0407 731 647
LA LUNA YOUTH ARTS
Performing Arts Classes from 3 years of age.
La Luna offers many different activities for your tiny tot and are excited to be a part of creating the artists and audiences of today, tomorrow and the future!
Shuffle and Shake Dance Class – For 3 to 5-year-olds. Held on Mondays from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Pint-sized Picassos Art Class – For 3 to 5-year-olds. Held on Thursdays from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Rumble Tumble Circus Workshop – For 3 to 5-year-olds. Held on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Curly Whirly Drama Classes – For 3 to 5-year-olds. Held on Fridays from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Their workshops are held primarily at the Riverway Arts Centre and are run over a 9-week term. Bookings are essential.
P 4773 6377
26/10 Sporting Dr, Thuringowa Central
Jump on in to GymbaROO where learning has never been so much fun!
GymbaROO classes lays the foundation of physical activities in a fun and safe environment. Children learn to become socially adept from a young age, giving them a kick start in life and ensuring they arrive at school ready to learn.
Classes are structure including free play, mat time, equipment time, music time, and home activities information for parents. Sessions are offered from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.
P 0432 686 306
50 Bamford Ln, Kirwan
NORTH QUEENSLAND FOOTBALL
Kick off with FNQ Football!
The ALDI MiniRoos introductory program caters for children aged 4-9. Sessions run on a weekly basis for 45 minutes allowing little players to build skills through games and simple drills.
It’s the perfect way for children to get involved in football while learning skills and making lifelong friendships along the way.
Each child receives an ALDI MiniRoos Participants Pack when they register, including a bag, ball, and a water bottle.
Head on over to the website to find a club near you.
SPORTY KIDS AUSTRALIA
Providing specialised physical activity classes for kids, Sporty Kids Australia allows kids to get fit while having fun and developing fundamental movement skills.
Little ones will build strong bones and muscles, develop balance and coordination, increase strength and endurance and improve posture and flexibility. The program also provides a range of social, emotional and cognitive benefits, including boosting confidence, independence and self-esteem.
Active Bubs – Pre-crawling babies from 4 months
Active Tikes – Crawling and new walking babies
Active Walkers – Walking babies over 18 months
Active Tots – 2 ¼ to 3 ½ years
Active Kids – 3 ½ to 5 years
Gymnastics for Children – 3 ½ to 8 years
P 0484 080 189
56 Gorden St, Garbutt