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Townsville has plenty of extra curricular activities for kids to continue learning after the school day has finished, here are some fun and adventurous places to sign the kids up at.


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


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

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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!

P 0424 155 171 (Pimlico)
P 0417 070 826 (Kirwan)


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.

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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 CityLibrary to discover the after school activities available. CityLibraries are located at Aitkenvale, Thuringowa Central and Flinders Street.

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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!

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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.

A Unit 3, 7 Civil Rd, Garbutt, 4814


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.

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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


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!