8 kid’s classes and activities around Melbourne
Regular classes, school holiday programs & birthday parties!
Have you thought about extra-curricular activities for your kids? Thanks to things for kids, I’ve found 8 different kid’s classes and activities scattered across Melbourne. Many of them run regular sessions, school holiday programs and host birthday parties. Whether your kids have been begging for ballet classes, crafting up a storm or just love some good old kick-to-kick, there’s something on this list to explore and try!
This post is kindly sponsored by things for kids and written by Motherhood Melbourne.
FYI - If these activities aren’t in your hood, use thingsforkids.com.au to discover nearby kid-friendly places and activities. It’s an online directory that helps you explore your local area via an interactive map. Pop in your postcode and see what’s nearby.
Does your child love to get messy? Save your furniture from paint splatters and book in a casual session at Mess Matters. It’s a hands on art and craft experience that’ll delight the kids that love sensory activities. There’s also holiday programs available and it’s a great place to have an unforgettable birthday party!
Ages: 1 - 5 yrs
Class duration: 30-60 mins
Have a little footy fan at home? Little Kickers is the home of pre-school football (soccer). The classes are structured around the core belief of ‘Play not Push.’ Little Kickers strive to create a fun and pleasure-free environment. There’s also an educational element to classes that helps kids to learn colours and numbers. There’s also a strong focus on helping kids to develop their skills of following instructions and playing as a team.
Are you looking for ways to prepare your child for school? Begin Bright is an award-winning School Readiness and Primary Tutoring Centre. Their programs aim to extend children’s literacy and numeracy skills. They’re designed with the intention of putting fun back into learning and programs meet the Australian National Curriculum objectives. Enrol with Begin Bright, to give your child the best start to their education.
*An exciting school holiday program is also available.
Ages: 2 - 10 yrs
Class duration: 30-60 mins
There’s a great reason GymbaROO has been around for 30 years. It's a program that specialises in research-based activities that help your child reach their potential in learning and life. Classes are educational, fun and interactive with the inclusion of play, song, dance, music and movement. Each session focuses on ways to build your child’s academic, physical, emotional and social skills.
Location: Mt Eliza
Ages: 1 - 4 yrs
Class duration: 40-50 mins
Put your glue sticks in the air if your kid LOVES art n’ crafts! Arty Parties at Brons Art studio is the perfect way to celebrate a special birthday. All materials are supplied and at the end, kids take home two amazing projects. Choose from clay making, painting, drawing, craft, sculpture + more. There’s lots of great project ideas to be inspired by such as fairy wands, marble melting pots, clay bunnies or suggest your own idea. Bron runs all of the activities and you can bring your own party food, drinks and cake in. The best part is, Bron will clean up all of the mess!
Ages: 5 - 10 yrs
Class duration: 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Would you love your child to learn Italian? The best way to nurture a child’s curiosity is to learn through experience. At Bella Lingua, classes are designed around an immersive experience with the language. Italian is taught through arts and by living the language. Context is really important to help children understand and experience the words and phrases they’re learning.
Ages: All ages
Class duration: 1 - 2 hrs
Is your little one forever twirling? Tiny Ballet Dancers is a fun way to introduce your son or daughter to ballet. It’s a great activity for kids that love to perform and dance but can also help kids build their confidence. Students are given the opportunity to perform on stage and experience the joy of costumes, lights and standing ovations.
Ages: 3 - 8
Class duration: 30 mins - 2 hrs
Ok, not "technically" a kid's class but they can come alone. Winning, right? C’mon Mamas, it’s time to put that core to the floor! Fit For 2 runs safe post-birth classes that’ll help restore your core by strengthening your pelvic floor and healing abdominal separation. Fit For 2 is owned by a Midwife, Mum of 2 and Certified Pregnancy and Post birth Exercise Trainer. Their programs are based around ‘Pelvic Floor First’ and ensuring that you heal safely after birth. Classes are baby and kid friendly, so you can make your health a priority.
Location: South Morang.
Ages: Adults with young children
Class duration: 45 mins - 1 hr
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