Looking for experiences for your little one? Check out these baby and toddler friendly activities, lessons, and services in Townsville. There’s plenty of things to do in Townsville that are not only super fun, but will aid their development too.
Ann Roberts School of Dance
All ages can explore the world of dance with The Ann Roberts School of Dance.
With classical ballet, character, tap, jazz, contemporary, highland, song and dance, hip hop and fitness – there’s a class for everyone.
They have plenty of programs to get your little one moving including Bobs n’ Bubs.
Teeny Tots – For 2 and 3 years. Toddlers and a parent / family member – get together to explore music, movement and storytelling with their bodies, all whilst connecting with one another for an uninterrupted 30 mins.
Tiny Tots – For 3 and 4 years. This class is created to encourage musicality, coordination and locomotion skills, listening and recall.
P 4771 3385
A 8-10 Fletcher St and 853 Flinders St, Townsville
City Libraries Townsville
First5Forever Baby Rhyme Time – Sing songs and rhymes, clap, move, and explore books together during the school terms. Sessions run for 50 minutes each and are designed for children from birth to 2 years.
First5Forever Toddler Time – Develop your toddler’s early literacy skills and concentration with fun songs, dance, and a story. Sessions are 20 minutes long each for children aged from 2 years old.
First5Forever Storytime – Encourage and nurture your child’s love of books while helping them develop early literacy and social skills. Sessions are 60 minutes long and involve several story readings as well as rhymes and a craft activity. FREE and suitable for ages 3 – 5 years. Messy Play Take Home Packs are also available. All sessions require booking
Kirwan Aquatics and Love 2 Swim School
Love2Swim Schools’ baby programs are more than water familiarisation and socialising for babies. Classes have been researched for 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. Our 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). Two great centres to choose from:
P 4723 3447 Kirwan Aquatic Centre
P 4725 5357 Kokoda Memorial Pool
Kindy Kids is a parent involved movement education program designed for children 1 to 4 years. Kindy Kids 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 and 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.
P 4781 9100 – Townsville
P 4783 1009 – Burdekin
At GymbaROO you join other local families and experience the wonderful socialisation, learning and movement opportunities involved in our program. GymbaROO stands out as being the ONLY parent-child program in the world that specialises in research-based, neuro-developmental, fun learning environments for babies to school aged children and their parents. It is also the only program in the world that has integrated key developmental activities, essential for complete development in each age and stage of development, into a comprehensive and all-encompassing program.
P 0432 686 306
A Unit 4-5/152 Marabou Dr, Annandale
Townsville Playground & Parks
Townsville is home to 372 parks, 203 playgrounds, 21 off-leash dog parks and 3 world-class botanic gardens. With easily accessible footpaths, bikeways and inclusive facilities, anyone from the community can enjoy their local open spaces. Why not swap the backyard get together for a picnic in the park? Or enjoy an active afternoon out with the family – don’t forget your four-legged friend! There are so many reasons to explore our open spaces, and with over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville’s the perfect place to get out and about.
P 13 48 10
Townsville Toy Library
The Townsville Toy Library is a volunteer-operated toy library service for children 0-12 years. It helps children to thrive through the use of developmental, educational, environmentally-friendly and safe toys. The Townsville Toy Library will save you money, provide variety and keep your kids interested and entertained. We all know how quickly kids can lose interest, playing with the same old toys, mix it up with the Toy Library. You can also book a jumping castle, party toys or equipment with their party hire services too!
P 0417 703 211
A Townsville Grammar Junior School
Inflatable Kingdom is home to a variety of jumping castles and other inflatable play structures. If your tiny tot needs somewhere to burn off their energy, this is the place to go! During a two-and-a-half-hour session, your tot can explore and play to their heart’s content. Toddlers will have a ball playing, climbing, and sliding in this bright, inflatable wonderland. Don’t forget your socks!
P 4755 4422
The Mini Ninjas classes, led by specially trained Ninja Parc coaches, are perfect for children aged 3 – 6 years. In the classes your child will develop social and physical skills, plus cognitive skills such as balance, stability and hand-eye coordination. Each class costs from $17.00 and is 45 minutes long.
A 18 Black Hawk Boulevard, Thuringowa Central
P 0427 139 762
Promoting learning through play, building parenting skills and connecting families to create strong and sustainable communities.
P 1800 171 882
From 18 months to 3 years of age, your little one can join in the fun of Toddler Tumble and Jazz. Learning great moves in their special uniform, you’ll have a little performer in no time.
Ready Steady Go Kids
Multi-sports for 1.5 – 6 year olds. Your toddler will be introduced to a variety of sports in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.
P 1300 766 892
Paul Saddler Swimland
Baby swimming classes run from 4 months to 3 years and Learn to Swim Classes run for children from 3 years and above. They will develop life-saving swimming skills while having fun and learning to love the water.
A 20-22 Freshwater Dr, Douglas
P 4779 4647
Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA)
In TAPA’s Ready Set Ballet class – children aged 2 – 5 years will learn the fundamentals of ballet in 30 minutes of action-packed fun, with music and props also involved.
A 1/14 Black Hawk Blvd, Thuringowa Central
Little Snappers Townsville
Boutique aquatic education centre, teaching babies to adults. Check out their FREE Newborn program for babies 2 – 3 months old and their baby and toddler classes.
P 4789 0227 / 4751 6111
Kids In Harmony
Throughout a 40-minute class, the facilitator engages the attention and excitement of the children and their caregivers by delivering an innovative program of music for wellbeing and values education.
P 4725 1992
A Shop 6/16 Brampton Ave, Cranbrook
Tiny Tigers Classes at The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy
The Tiny Tigers program will help children aged 3 – 6 years old develop essential skills that can seriously help them prepare for starting and integrating into school all while having fun and socialising.
A CKD Building 741 Riverway Drive, Thuringowa Central
P 4773 9794 / 0481 749 607
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Creative Kids – Creative Kids is Umbrella’s digital art program for kids aged 3 to 11 years old. They can follow instructions through the workshops and let their imagination run wild as they use a variety of techniques and materials to create art.
P 4772 7109
Get up close and personal with a huge variety of native Australian animals at the Billabong Sanctuary. Children under 4 are FREE.
A 17km South of Townsville on the Bruce Highway
P 4778 8344