We’ve always loved doing activities and classes with our children. We remember when they finally became old enough to enrol in a class! It got us out and about and gave us great ideas for interacting and playing with our little ones. We really enjoyed the company of other parents and the classes were beneficial for our children too.

When choosing a class each parent will have different ideas of what they’re looking for and what area/s they want their child to develop. Above all, we like for our little ones to have fun and enjoy themselves! Here are some activities ideal for up to 2.5 years.


Age group – 6 months to 6 years 

Art ‘N’ Move is a combination of music, dramatic play, instruments, movement, story time, art, craft and interactive play all rolled into a 45 minute class.  And they have tailored programs to suit babies aged from 6 months through to 6 year olds. Read more here.

Location: Castle Hill    |   Contact: Lina 0419 971 901   |   Website: artnmove.com.au

Special offer: Sign up with a friend for the term and get $10 off per enrolment.


Age group – 2 years plus

Are you looking for an introductory pre-school dance class that is not too serious but does not compromise on quality? Ready Set Dance is a combo class of jazz, tap, hip-hop, music and singing for 2-5 year olds that is jam-packed with fun!  We promote confidence building, social development and positive reinforcement.  Plus our classes are gender inclusive with themes, music and activities that include boys. Read more here.

Location: Bella Vista (Norwest Business Park) | Contact: caper@caperonline.com.au  |  ph 8882 9879 / 0402 328 721  |   caperonline.com.au

Special offer: Contact us to book a free trial class.


Age group – 2 months old plus 

Sydney Hills Gymnastics believes everyone should enjoy gymnastics!  We follow a National program known as LaunchPad and we have classes available for both boys and girls from the age of 2 months to 18 years. Our programs include KinderGym, Gym Fun & Gym Skills for Recreation, Extension & Tumbling Classes as well as TeenGym and Adult Classes. Read more here. 

Location: Castle Hill and NEW GYM at Bella Vista | Contact: 9659 9010 or email info@sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au   |   www.sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au

Special offer: Contact us to book a free trial class.


Age group – from when you can walk

Our Jigsaw Juniors are lead on a journey of imagination, creation and education. Along the way, our dancers develop new skills, confidence and friendships through the passionate guidance of our teachers.  Our program incorporates multilayered elements of dance, drama, games, props …but most of all, lots of fun and laughter. This program has been specifically developed to enhance strength, flexibility, co-ordination & dance technique. Read more here.

Locations: Castle Hills, Kellyville East, Wahroonga, Hornsby, Hornsby Heights | Phone 0412 687 890 or 02 9634 1725   |  jigsawdance.com.au

Special offers: Free trial class available. Also, 50% off membership for all HDMs. Just mention this article!


Age group – Babies to 12 years 

For every stage of your child’s development – from 4 months to 12 years – The Little Gym offers a diverse line up of classes filled with movement, music, learning and laughter. Your little ones will make friends, reach developmental milestones and build self confidence while having Serious Fun. Read more here. 

The Little Gym Bella Vista | P: 9836 5545 | E: bellavista@thelittlegym.com.au | W: bellavista.thelittlegym.com.au

The Little Gym Dural | P: 8443 0160 | E: dural@thelittlegym.com.au | W: dural.thelittlegym.com.au

Special offer: Contact us to book a free trial class.


Are you looking for a dance class that teaches children the fundamentals of song and dance whilst exploring their creative side and building confidence, awareness, balance and imagination? Petite Performers by Dance on Q offer dance classes for children aged 2 years to 6 years.  Classes are entertaining and energetic and incorporate the use of fun and colourful props.   The program for their youngest group, 2 years to 3.5 years, includes a good mix of jazz, tap, ballet, singing and progressions such as marching and jumping.  Parents remain in the class and are welcome to to assist when needed.  Read more here.

Location: Castle Hill and Kellyville | Contact: info@danceonq.com.au  |  ph 0422 611 518 |  danceonq.com.au | petiteperformers.com.au

Special offer: Contact us to book a free trial class.



Age group – 2 years plus 

Dancing with Maree is a fresh and vibrant dance school for children and teenagers.  Young children (aged 2-5 years) start in our Little Dancers program. Our little dancers focus on rhythm, co-ordination and movement and they begin to learn the art of jazz, tap and classical ballet in a fun and safe learning environment.  Read more here. 

Location: Kellyville, Normanhurst, Cherrybrook | Contact: info@dancingwithmaree.com.au  |  ph 0412 85 84 83  |   dancingwithmaree.com.au

Special Offer: 10% discount on your first term fees. New students only! Mention this article to claim your discount.


Age group – 3 month olds to adults

Teach your child essential swimming skills with an award winning, aquatic leader. Carlile Swimming provides swimming programs for all ages, from 3 month old babies to Olympians. We have been teaching children to swim well since 1955 and are recognised worldwide as a leader in all aspects of aquatic education. Every week we provide a safe, fun and caring environment to help children become safer and more confident in and around the water. Read more here. 

Carlile Swimming Carlingford | Lvl 3, Carlingford Court, Cnr Pennant Hills & Carlingford Roads | 02 9872 4477
Carlile Swimming Cherrybrook | 33 Shepherds Drive | 02 9980 7822
Carlile Swimming Norwest | 6 Century Circuit (Norwest Business Park) | 02 9659 7665


Age group – 2 years plus 

‘Imagine’ is a valuable activity to aid in the development of your child’s motor skills and musicality and to tap into his or her creative side. It will assist and enhance social and emotional growth while teaching your child numeracy and literacy.  The program at The Stage Door Performing Arts is unique and has been designed by dance educators to cater for the 2 – 5 year age group exploring movement, mime, music, magic, make-believe and much much more. Read more here.

Location: Bella Vista (Norwest Business Park) and Winston Hills | Contact: info@tsdperformingarts.com.au |  ph1800 4 DANCE  |   tsdperformingarts.com.au

Special offer: Contact us to book a free trial class.


Age group – 2 years to 12 years 

Begin Bright Bella Vista helps to create happy and confident learners through our fun, interactive school readiness classes and primary school tutoring programs. All classes are taught by fully qualified early childhood and primary school teachers. The 2 year old Begin Bright program is designed to play with purpose. While each lesson revolves around craft, songs exploring and playing, there is a main focus to introduce children to age appropriate concepts. Read more here

Location: Bella Vista   |   Contact: Christine on 0431 921 054 or 1300 234 462   |   beginbright.com.au

Special offer: Free introduction lesson for all levels.