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 – 2 years to 4 years

Action Kidz a multi-sports and gross motor movement class for boys and girls aged 2-4. It incorporates skills from futsal, netball, racquet sports and basketball along with obstacle courses, fitness and gross motor skills. The caring Action Kidz coaches will support and encourage your child, and have lots of fun!

The Centre Dural is a safe, friendly, professional and fun environment for people of all ages to play, train and keep fit! They offer a range of weekly sports clinics and school holiday programs for kids. Read more here.

Location: The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane, Dural | Contact: (02) 8989 0030  |  sports@thecentredural.org.au  |  www.thecentredural.org.au


Age group – Toddlers aged 2 to 3 years

Caper School of Performing Arts has been established in the Hills District for close to 20 years and provides premium dance tuition in a friendly, professional and nurturing environment. “READY SET MOVE” at Caper School of Performing Arts is a creative movement and music class for toddlers and their grown up. The class consists of 3 sections where you can dance, laugh and learn together with your toddler. ENGAGE (music, nursery rhymes, lap play and parachute fun), EXPLORE (stepping stones, tunnels and sensory activities) and EXPRESS (free dance movement which develops creativity with instruments, feathers and bubbles). When your little one graduates from READY SET MOVE, we have programs and classes to continuing guiding them through every step of their dance journey… from toddler to teen and everything between! 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 – 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.


Age group – 2 years plus 

Does your child love to dance? The Stage Door Performing Arts ‘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. Their 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 28 year reputation for their all-inclusive, values based culture, with classes available 7 days a week at our professional studios in Bella Vista (Norwest Business Park) and Rouse Hill Town Centre. 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. Complimentary barista coffee (on-site cafe).


Age group – 15 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 children aged from 15 months through to 6 year olds. Read more here.

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.


Tiny Toes Ballet is an award-winning ballet school. They were crowned Winner, Best Performing Arts Category in the 2023 Sydney Hills Local Business Awards and Winner Best Champion Dance Studio in the 2022 Australian Small Business Champion Awards. At Tiny Toes Ballet, there is no pressure, no big concert, no inappropriate music or moves, no uniform, no hairstyles or makeup to worry about, just throw on your nearest spinning dress and off you go! You will love how stress free our kids ballet and dance classes are!  Our dance school has the most inspiring, professional and friendly dance teachers and staff! They are genius at holding the attention of young kids. The programming is so clever, lots of imagery, props, little rhymes and games that teach the fundamentals of ballet & dance. There is also school readiness/reinforcement; lining up, making a circle, taking turns, counting, following directions, all done in such a way that the kids don’t even know that they are learning!  Read more here.

Locations: Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Beecroft, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, Hornsby, Kellyville, Kings Langley, Marsden Park, Rouse Hill, The Ponds, Winston Hills plus more in the Inner West and North Shore.

Contact: 9620 9620 or email dancing@tinytoesballet.com.au   |  tinytoesballet.com.au


DANCE on Q’s unique program for pre-schoolers known as “Petite Performers” encourages young children to be active and embrace creativity as well as giving them a kick start in the performing industry and making friends along the way. Petite Performers is a combo class of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics and singing. The program has 3 levels based on age and uses a variety of age appropriate pop songs and kids music as well as fun colourful props to keep students engaged.  Read more here.

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

Special offers: Free trial class available.  Also, 10% off to all NEW students enrolling (excluding annual registration fee).


Age group – 2 years to 18 years 

Dancing with Maree is a Hills district dance studio and has been creating a safe and happy place for children and young adults to learn how to dance for the past 21 years. Dancing with Maree place an emphasis on their studio values, Wellbeing, Inclusivity, Quality & Connection. Their greatest asset is their highly trained and caring teachers who not only have an infatuation with dance but thrive on seeing their students grow. Dancing with Maree have classes in Kellyville & West Pennant Hills, where they boast a a brand new studio facility! DWM love welcoming new families to their classes all year round. They accept both active and creative kids vouchers.  Find out more here.

Locations: Kellyville and West Pennant Hills | Contact: hello@dancingwithmaree.com.au  |  ph 1300 396 396  |   dancingwithmaree.com.au

Special Offer: 50% off registration! Mention this article to claim your discount. 


Age group – 6 month olds to 12 years

Learning a language from a young age with a group is a great way to develop a child’s cognitive, physical, and social skills. Angsana Education provides a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment for children to cultivate an enjoyment of language and to comprehend what they see, hear and experience more effectively. Try Playnest for babies 6-12months or Playclub for 18 months – 3 years. Read more here.

Location: North Rocks   |   Contact: 9873 5519 or 0478 181 994  |   angsanaeducation.com

Special offer: 20% off for new enrolments. Creative kids vouchers accepted.


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. 


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!


Are you looking for a FUN activity for your child? Does your little one start to jiggle, jump or clap whenever they hear music? Do they love to sing, dance or dress up?… Then APAC’s Shining Star Class IS FOR YOU!! Shining Stars offers Mums & Bubs (Carer),Toddlers and Preschoolers a delightful introduction to the world of dance.  Shining Stars has been designed to stimulate and activate the developmental needs of toddlers from 2 yrs and their Mums & Bubs class is a beautiful opportunity to share the experience and have fun. Their classes explore ballet, jazz, percussion, singing and storytelling. Find out more here.

Location: Unit 5, 40 Carrington Road, Castle Hill | Contact: 0413 953 486 | Email: admin@apac.net.au | www.apac.net.au

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