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
Fun Learning for Tiny Tots.
Your CityLibrary hosts heaps of fun, free and low-cost activities for children and young adults including First 5 Forever, Story Time, Baby Rhyme Time, Let’s Read, Children’s Book Week celebrations plus a range of school holiday programs.
Pop down to your nearest CityLibrary and check out what they have which is sure to include:
• Picture books.
• eBooks, eAudiobooks, DVDs, and music.
• A Parents’ Collection
• TumbleBooks, ZipTales and many more programs online.
• Games and puzzles at the Thuringowa branch.
• Toys in the children’s area of each library.
CityLibraries Townsville has three locations in Flinders Street, Aitkenvale and Thuringowa Central as well as a Mobile Library service. For more information about your local CityLibrary check out their website.
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 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.
A 113 Wellington St, Aitkenvale
P 4781 9100
A 164 MacMillan St, Ayr
P 4783 1009
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 and 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
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.
A 389 Woolcock Street, Garbutt
P 4725 4121
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.
You can join at any point during each 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.
P 0407 731 647
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
Ready Steady Go Kids
Multi-sport program for children aged 18 months to 6 years.
Ready Steady Go Kids is offering Australia’s leading award-winning multi-sport program for children. It develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Their physio-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports: Soccer, Tennis, Hockey, AFL, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball, Golf, Rugby and T-Ball.
Classes are run indoors by highly qualified coaches with a range of benefits crucial to early childhood development. Programs are run in line with the school terms, but they do accept enrolments throughout the term too, and fees are pro-rated to include only the remaining classes for the term.
Bookings are essential.
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)
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!
Music and Movement Classes – For 2 years and up.
Ready Set Dance Class – For 2 to 5-year-olds.
Tiny Tot Classes – For 3 to 5-year-olds.
Ready Set Ballet – For 4 and 5-year-olds.
Song and Dance – For 5-year-olds.
Bookings are essential.
P 4723 2101
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.
Learn to Swim classes and programs suitable for babies and toddlers.
Free Newborn Program – For 2 and 3-month-old babies, an educational and stimulating water familiarisation program.
Hatchling Program – From 4 months of age. Featuring seven different levels, babies and toddlers are grouped according to age with a maximum of four students per class. There’s an advanced class for swimmers who excel and a transition class to help toddlers ease into a class without mummy or daddy.
Little Snappers Transition – Aged 24 to 36 months (parent on step).
Little Snappers – Aged 3 to 5 years.
For more information or to book a lesson check out their website or give them a call.
P 4751 6111
P 4789 0227
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
North Shore Swim School at Northern Beaches Leisure Centre
Swim lessons from 6 months of age.
Their lessons are focused on teaching real swim lessons for babies aged from 6 months with the goal of teaching your child a respect for the water, water safety and providing real swimming skills for movement and a love of the water. Their further aim is to create ‘thinking swimmers’, swimmers able to be safe and successful in any water environment from the beach, to the rivers and the backyard pool.
The Northern Beaches Leisure Centre has heated program pools and change rooms with toilet and shower facilities and disability access.
P 4774 7593
North Shore Swim School
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.
This baby swimming program is a great, fun way to introduce your baby to all the exciting adventures they can experience in the water.
Learn to Swim – For children aged over 3 years.
This learner program provides great opportunities for your child to develop life-saving water safety and survival skills and become a competent swimmer in a tension free, fun and exciting environment.
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
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?
A 2/55 Fulham Rd, Pimlico
P 0424 155 171
A 17/15 Castlemaine St, Kirwan
P 0417 070 826
‘Giving our students the correct fundamentals they need to be champions in the future’.
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. Each level and skill have been designed to follow the next one creating swimmers from a younger age. 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.
Kirwan Aquatic Centre
A 29 Hudson St, Kirwan
P 4723 3447
Kokoda Memorial Pool
A 41 Wellington St, Mundingburra
P 4725 5357
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 soundproof. Supervised sessions from 5.30pm – 9.00pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 11.30am – 3.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
P 4724 8000
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
City Cheer and 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.
A Cnr Flinders and Morris St, Townsville City
City Cheer & Dance Studios Townsville
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. 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.
A 56 Gorden St, Garbutt
P 0484 080 189