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Helping your child find ‘their thing’, starts with knowing what’s out there to try. Our Extracurricular Guide has a variety of local organisations providing activities and opportunities for your children to explore.

Whether they’re into sports, arts, or want to learn, there’s plenty of options to keep them entertained, active, developing new skills and making friends.


Full Throttle Theatre Company

For ages 5 -18 years, the youth program runs for six weeks, four times a year. Check out their website for more details.

0476 590 004

Get Active Townsville

Get Active & Healthy! The Townsville City Council promotes a myriad of clubs and classes across the region to help you get active and healthy. From Basketball, to swimming, to outdoor gym or yoga classes, their website offers plenty of options for the family to consider.

P 13 48 10

Ready Steady Go kids 

Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s leading award-winning multi-sport program for children aged 1.5 – 6 years.  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 run in line with the school terms.

P 1300 766 892

Townsville Hockey

The Townsville Hockey Association offers something for everyone. Suitable for players aged 4 or 104, it’s a great place to make new friends, learn new skills, and have lots of fun. Check online for new season dates and associated costs, to be released later this month.

A Murray Lyons Crescent
P 4778 4810

Ninja Parc

Inspired by Ninja Warrior, Ninja Parc is great for your little one to get that big energy out. Not only is it fun, it’s also accessible for all ages and skill levels, and will help with agility, strength, and coordination. Although suitable for all ages, there are programs specifically for Mini Ninjas (3 – 6 years) and Little Ninjas (7 – 12 years). There are also casual and membership options available on their website, along with school holiday programs.

A 18 Black Hawk Boulevard
P 0427 139 762
Ninja Parc Townsville

Genesis Kidzfit

If you need another reason to join Genesis gym, here it is! Their program Kidzfit, specifically for members’ children will let you get your work out in, as well as theirs. Tailored for children aged 6 – 12, this class aims to motivate movement, fitness, and confidence. It’s the perfect break for you, and the perfect distraction for them. Give them a call to sign up and for more info on Kidzfit classes.

A 72-88 Hervey Range Rd
P 07 4723 1490
Genesis Health and Fitness Thuringowa


Kumon’s Maths and English programs are proven to develop maths and english skills and maximize potential. If your child needs a bit of extra help after school, they want to get ahead, or if they just need a challenge, then Kumon is right for them. There are two convenient locations in Pimlico and Kirwan.

P 0424 155 171 Pimlico
P 0417 070 826 Kirwan

Wildcatz Indoor Sports

Rain, hail or shine, it’s game on! Kids can get involved in cricket, netball and soccer by joining a team or creating and signing one up. There are even lots of options for older children and adults too, so why not get the whole family involved?

A 18 Black Hawk Boulevard
P 4723 1414
Wildcatz Indoor Sports

Love2Swim School

Love2Swim School offers swimming lessons for kids of all ages from 3 months through to adults. Their program is constantly being revised to ensure students are receiving the most up-to-date education, water safety awareness, and skill development. There are now three convenient locations around Townsville.

P 4723 3447 Kirwan Aquatic Centre
P 4725 5357 Kokoda Memorial Pool
P 4728 3398 Long Tan Memorial Pool

United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy (UMF)

United Martial Arts & Fitness offer traditional martial arts training as well as Cage Fitness, BJJ Combatives, Kickboxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu, KickNFit and Street Edge Krav Maga, self defence for women, and anti-bullying classes. Their kids classes are tailored to develop and promote discipline, teamwork, confidence, commitment, respect, and confidence. Their kids classes incorporate the UMF Character Development System, engaging the Non-Striking Solutions and the Bully Buster System™. These systems encourage children to be resilient, confident and to be able to stand up for themselves.

A Unit 3, 7 Civil Rd

Townsville Academy Of Performing Arts (TAPA)

TAPA is a go to in Townsville for performing arts classes for children 2 years and older. Classes are conducted in fully air-conditioned rooms in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere by highly qualified and experienced teachers. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all forms of dance, performance, and singing – finding the perfect balance between technique and fun!

P 4723 2101

Ranchlands Equestrian Centre

Ranchlands has been operating in Townsville for over 40 years, providing riding lessons to children from 6 years old through to adult. Horse riding lessons are conducted in a safe and fun environment where the riders are matched up with horses to suit their temperament and experience. They also offer Equine Assisted Learning, a program designed to help those experiencing anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles.

A 83 Hammond Way
P 4774 0124

City Cheer And Dance Studios

City Cheer and Dance Studios 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 throughout the school term, including classes for under 5s.

City Cheer & Dance Studios Townsville

Pitstop Karting

Pitstop Karting now runs junior, teen, and senior leagues. Entering your child at this level is a great way for them to develop skills and teaches the importance of high-speed kart control and how to follow race guidelines.

A 1-7 Caldwell Street
P 4401 5045 Pitstop Karting

The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy

If you’re on the hunt for a martial arts studio for you or your little one, look no further. The academy offers classes to children from 3 years through to teens and adults. Choi Kwang Do is more than just punching and kicking, it’s a style of martial arts that promotes cohesive, intricate and powerful movement for personal self defence.

A CKD Building 741 Riverway Drive
P 4773 9794 or 0481 749 607

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

The Umbrella Studio offers Creative Kids and Creative Youth programs throughout the year that are often free of cost or subsidised. Their programs aim to encourage conceptualisation, interpretation, analysis, and skill development. They also offer digital resources, perfect if you’d like to run your own class at home.

A 408 Flinders Street
P 4772 7109
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

The Drill Hall Studio

If you’ve got a little artist on your hands, the kids Art Attack program is perfect. It runs in 10 week blocks during the school term with both after school and weekend classes for children of various ages. They also offer adult and senior classes.

A 27 Mitchell St
P 4721 2634

Townsville Sailing Club

If you need another excuse to get out on the water, here it is! The Townsville Sailing Club offers a Learn To Sail program for children under 12, teens, and adults. They aim to instill confidence and safety in water, while teaching the basics required to sail.

A 3 Mariner Dr
P 4772 1105

City Libraries

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, as well as programs for you and baby. CityLibraries are located at Aitkenvale, Thuringowa Central and Flinders Street.

P 4771 4230

PCYC Townsville and Upper Ross

The Police-Citizens Youth Club is a provider of youth and community support, programs, facilities, and more. There are a variety of extra-curricular activities available for all ages and levels, including gymnastics and fitness classes. Check online for what’s on offer.

E PCYC Townsville
PCYC Upper Ross

Step Up Dance Townsville

Step Up Dance offers a unique dancing experience with various age groups and styles available. It also prides itself on being the go to for Hip-Hop classes in Townsville. Check their Facebook page for more and stay tuned for their 2022 Sign Up Day.

P 0428 846 813
Step Up Dance Townsville

Swim Studio

Swim Studio pride themselves on providing a progressive swimming program that teaches lifelong skills and 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. Their pools use magnesium-based chlorination making it gentle on the skin and eyes, and a better environment for those who suffer from eczema or asthma.

A 389 Woolcock Street
P 4725 4121

Paul Sadler Swimland

Paul Sadler Swimland provides Baby Swimming classes from 4 months to 3 years and Learn to Swim classes for children 3 and above. Their lessons focus on teaching deep water survival skills while having fun and building confidence in the water. There are also adult private lessons available.

A 20-22 Freshwater Dr
P 4779 4647
Paul Sadler Swimland Riverside Gardens

Ready Set Swim At Home Lessons

Ready Set Swim are an AUSTSWIM Registered Swim School providing swimming lessons in your own pool with a qualified swimming instructor. Your child will learn in an environment they are familiar with, whether it’s for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Lessons can be private or shared between family members! If you don’t have a pool then the option of meeting at a public pool is also available.

P 0405 622 175

Reflexions Dance Studio

Dance classes Monday – Saturday, $90.00
Classes from 2 years for Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop. Specialised classes for 2-5 year olds. Uniform and dance shoes required

P (041) 319-7370

Pandanus Park Golf Centre

Outdoor golf driving range is open 7 days until late. No experience necessary to play! Kids club hire is FREE, ball hire from $10/bucket. Seating and shade for families, friends and parties. Fun for the whole family. Kiosk with drinks and snacks. BBQ available for hire. Outdoor golf driving range is open 7 days until late. Fun for the whole family – No experience necessary to play! Kids club hire is FREE, ball hire from $10/bucket. Seating and shade for families, friends and parties. Must wear closed shoes.

P (617) 477-4653