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.

THE CENTRE DURAL

Age group – 2 years to 4 years

The Centre Dural is a safe, friendly, professional and fun environment for people of all ages to play, train and keep fit!  Action Kidz is our brand new multi-sports program for kids aged 2 years to 4 years, incorporating skills from futsal, netball, racquet sports and basketball along with obstacle courses, fitness and gross motor skills. Read more here.

Location: The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane, Dural

Contact: (02) 8989 0030  |  sports@thecentredural.org.au  |  www.thecentredural.org.au


CAPER SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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.

Click here for our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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.


THE LITTLE GYM

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

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


THE STAGE DOOR PERFORMING ARTS

Age group – 2 years plus 

Does your child love to dance? Our ‘Imagine’ program is designed by dance educators for both girls and boys aged 2-5 years and is the perfect introduction to the joys of dancing. The pre-school class is a combination of ballet and jazz and explores students’ creative side whilst developing musicality and confidence. The Stage Door Performing Arts has a 25 year reputation for our all-inclusive, values based culture and NO registration fees. Read more here.

Location: Bella Vista (Norwest Business Park) and Rouse Hill Town Centre | Contact: info@tsdperformingarts.com.au |  ph1800 4 DANCE  |   tsdperformingarts.com.au

Special offer: Contact us to book a free trial class. No registration fee. Complimentary barista coffee (on-site cafe).


PETITE PERFORMERS BY DANCE ON Q

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. DANCE on Q also offers the Award Winning preschool dance program for girls & boys “READY, SET, DANCE” at Beaumont Hills. Parents remain in the class and are welcome to to assist when needed.  Read more here.

Location: Castle Hill, Kellyville and Beaumont Hills | 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.


GYMBAROO THE HILLS

Age group – babies to 8 years

GymbaROO provides active and appropriate movement opportunities that enable your pre-school aged child to explore, develop, practice and refine skills essential for healthy neurological development. Classes are developmentally age appropriate and loads of fun! Bring your child along to crawl, creep, jump, hop, swing, roll, tumble, hang, climb, sing and dance their way to healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Read more here. 

Location: Castle Hill and Rouse Hill   |  Contact: 02 8883 3449   |    gymbaroo.com.au

Special offer: 10% discount on your first term fee’s for you AND a friend when you enrol together. New students only! Must mention this article.


DANCING WITH MAREE

Age group – 2 years to 18 years 

Dancing with Maree is a fresh and vibrant dance school for children and teenagers.  Our family centred studio has a strong emphasis on technique and performance whilst also encouraging enjoyment and friendship. 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: Cherrybrook, Normanhurst, North Kellyville and Kellyville   | h 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.


CARLILE SWIMMING

Age group – 3 month olds to adults

At Carlile, we’ve been teaching kids to swim well for 65 years and we absolutely love what we do. We offer expert swim programs for all ages and abilities, from Water Confidence classes for babies, right through to Stroke Development and Squads. We pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced teachers in the industry and they’re truly dedicated to bringing out the best swimmer in your child. 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


CAPER SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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.

Click here for our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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.


SYDNEY HILLS GYMNASTICS

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 Bella Vista | Contact: 9659 9010 or email info@sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au   |   www.sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au

Special offer: Free trials available. 


JIGSAW DANCE

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 Hill, 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!


BEGIN BRIGHT BELLA VISTA

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 preschooler and early learner programs.


ART N MOVE HILLS DISTRICT 

*NOTE – Art N Move Hills District will not be reopening for the remainder of Term 4 2021

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.

Art ‘N’ Move Hills District will be taking taking all precautions to ensure the safety of all who attend our classes by following social distancing guidelines and ensuring that all equipment, instruments, props and toys are sanitised between each class.

Location: Lollipop’s Playland Castle Hill – Unit 8/10 Hudson Avenue Castle Hill NSW 2154   |   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.