Term 4 is nearly here! If your child is after a new activity to try out as we head into the second half of the school year, you’ve landed on the right page because we’ve got some incredible ones right here.

We’re really excited by the huge range of fun and interesting kids’ classes on the Central Coast. Whether your child wants to get into drama or dance, or they want to try their hand at martial arts, multi-sports, or circus classes, there’s something here to suit all ages, abilities, personalities, and passions – our favourites are listed below.

Scroll through to find something your kid will love. Oh, and bonus! Lots of these classes offer a FREE trial and/or term discount exclusively to Playing in Puddles’ readers, so be sure to take them up on that.

Now, let’s ride, dribble, backflip and pirouette right into Term 4 2023!

O’Grady Drama Kids’ Classes, multiple locations across the Central Coast

Have a little star in the making? O’Grady Drama’s kids’ performance classes are now open for term one enrolments, and they’re offering Playing in Puddles’ readers 10% OFF their first term!

During O’Grady Drama classes, kids have the opportunity to:
+ Get creative and set themselves a challenge.
+ Work as a team and bring their ideas to life through performance.
+ Learn improv skills, stage presence, and voice training.
+ Gain heaps of confidence while having loads of fun.

Mention Playing in Puddles and get 10% OFF your child’s first term.

Age group: Kindy up to Year 12.
Where: Classes are held at Erina, Terrigal, Kanwal, Berkeley Vale, and Umina. View the website for details.
Cost: $220 per term – family discounts apply for two or more students attending.
Contact: Tim Doyle on 0403 368 517.
Creative Kids Voucher Accepted

Woy Woy Judo Club

Woy Woy Judo Club is celebrating its 40th year and is the longest-running Judo Club on the Central Coast! Whether you want to get your kids involved in martial arts, help build their confidence, improve their coordination and balance or just be in it for fun, this community-spirited, family-run club is where it’s at! 

Budding judokas ready to embark on their Judo journey can join the club at multiple levels, starting with the “Tiny Cow Uchi Judo” – a class catering to tots aged 3-4 years. They’ll then move up to the “Mini Cow Uchi Judo” class for kids 5-6 years and then on to junior-level Judo when they reach ages 7-12. Teenagers are able to join the adult Judo classes once they reach age 13+.

Want to meet the teachers, see the dojo or try out a class for size? ALL newbies can get their first class FREE. PLUS, mention Playing in Puddles and you’ll get a further 20% off your child’s trial fees (this covers 2 weeks for 3-4 years olds and 4 weeks for children 5+ years).

Age group: Children aged 3+.
Where: Woy Woy Judo Club Dojo, 27 Bowden Road, Woy Woy.
Cost: For cost or timetable information, get in touch or visit the Woy Woy Judo Club website.
Contact: Call 0434 000 170 or email [email protected].
Active Kids Voucher Accepted

Ready Steady Go Kids, multiple locations across the Central Coast

Ready Steady Go Kids is for children aged 18 months to 6 years. They’ll run, jump, bounce basketballs, bat cricket balls, have a load of fun, and learn great skills. This award-winning physio-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. The kids learn a new sport every fortnight, so there’s no chance of boredom.

Playing in Puddles offer: Free trial class

Where: Classes are held at Terrigal and Charmhaven.
When: Daily – multiple times. See website for details.
Contact: Visit the Ready Steady Go Kids website.
Active Kids Voucher Accepted (4-5-year-olds only. To qualify, your child must be attending school).

Terrigal Physie

Terrigal Physie is all about providing age-appropriate, fun, inclusive, family-focused dance classes for girls and women ages two to 60 plus. Yep, that means you can sign up to their classes too, sharing the awesomeness of physie with your daughter. No dance experience? No worries. They welcome everyone, with classes for all abilities.

Physie (or physical culture) is the fusion of dance and sport. It aims to build:

+ Confidence
+ Good posture
+ Strength
+ Fitness
+ Flexibility

It mixes together all kinds of dance types (think jazz, hip hop, basic ballet and contemporary) with choreography to the latest, age-appropriate music. Physie is also a great way to build teamwork skills, make friends, and share a common activity and interest with your daughter.

Mention Playing in Puddles and your first week of class is FREE!

Age group: Girls and women aged 2-60+
Where: Terrigal Physical Culture Club, Leisure and Learning Centre, Duffys Road, Terrigal
Contact: Melinda on 0412 004 397 or email [email protected]
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted.

Dance @ Nikki Webster Dance Classes, Erina

Got a dancer in the family who’s keen to try something new? Dance @ Nikki Webster offers one of the largest ranges of dance classes on the Central Coast! Families can choose from a bunch of classes to suit all ages and abilities, including:

+ Fairy ballet, movers & shakers, and tumbling tots (acrobatics) for the little ones aged 2 – 5 years.
+ RAD ballet, hip hop, jazz, cheerleading, acrobatics, musical theatre, anti-gravity yoga, silks, Lyra, contemporary, tap, and singing for older children and teens.
+ Elite programs including ballet development, musical theatre development, and extension elite for experienced dancers seeking to develop their skills even further.
+ Plus, there’s even a fun and energetic dance fitness class for adults!

Mention Playing in Puddles and get a FREE trial!

Age group: All ages from 2+.
Where: 1/310 The Entrance Road, Erina
Contact: 0411 861 849 or email [email protected].
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted.

Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu at Erina and Tuggerah

Looking for a class that will challenge your kids both mentally and physically? One where they’ll get to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect? That’s what the Gracie Barra Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu Program is all about. As a contact sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for children aged 3 to 15 to mature into real-life champions.

As a parent, it’s very likely that you’ll see the positive outcomes of ongoing Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practice extend beyond the accomplishments on the mat and into your child’s behaviour at home and school too.

The Children’s Program is typically subdivided into four different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels: “Little Champions” for kids aged 3-6 years old, “Little Champions II” for kids aged 7-9, “Juniors” for kids aged 10-12 and “Teens” for kids aged 13-15.

Mention Playing in Puddles and you’ll get a 2-week FREE trial!

Keen to give these classes a try? Head along to one of their FREE monthly adults + kids classes where you’ll get to meet the teachers, check out the space, and see if Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for you! Then, if you sign up on the day, you’ll get a FREE month of training – boom!

Age group: Children aged 3+.
Where: 8/55-57 Lake Rd, Tuggerah and 1/12 Aston Rd, Erina.
Cost: For cost or timetable information, get in touch or visit the Gracie Barra Erina or Tuggerah websites.
Contact: For Erina, call 4365 4847 or email [email protected]. For Tuggerah, call 4351 2845 or email [email protected].
Active Kids Voucher Accepted

Youth Circus Classes in Wyoming

Let your dreams defy gravity! Set your eyes on the skies with tumbling, juggling, spinning plates, and swinging on a trapeze – now they are some nifty tricks you don’t pick up at school. But you can master them at Roundabout Circus in Wyoming. They run a heap of term-time circus classes for kids (and adults) of all ages, including Kinder Circus, Adult Fundamentals, Cirque Possible, Mixed Aerial, and more. And classes are run by teachers who are highly trained and very experienced in circus skills so you really will be learning from the best! Plus, as well as being a creative and active kids provider, they offer Playing in Puddles’ readers FREE annual registration!

Playing in Puddles offer: Mention Playing in Puddles and get FREE annual registration

Age group: From ages 1+ to Adults.
Where: Wyoming.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: For class cost information, visit the Roundabout Circus website.
Contact: 0243 117 133 or email [email protected]
Active and Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted

Flip Out Ninja Classes, Gosford

Have a school-aged kid or teen with aerial ambitions? One who wants to twist, backflip, spin and leap like a ninja? Want them to learn these skills in a safe environment? Sign them up for Flip Out Gosford’s ninja classes. Flip Out’s teachers will show your kids how to achieve agility, coordination, and aerial awareness in a safe environment. After mastering the basics, your child will learn tricks such as front flips, backflips, twisting skills, and more. Flip Out offers beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and kids work towards learning different skills and earning coloured bandanas as they master each level!

No experience is needed to sign up, and you can join a class casually or sign up for the full term.

Age group: Kids aged 5-16.
Where: Flip Out, Gosford.
When: Beginner/Intermediate Classes run on Tuesdays at 3:45pm and 4:45pm and Intermediate/Advanced Classes run on Tuesdays at 5:45pm  (classes run for 1 hour).
Cost: $160 per term
Contact: 4323 0162 or visit the Flip Out website.
Active Kids Voucher Accepted

GKR Karate, Multiple locations across the Central Coast

Looking for a class where your child can build their fitness, discipline, confidence, character, AND well-being? Sign them up for GKR Karate now! Kids and teens will learn so much more than just martial arts in these well-rounded classes that promise to teach valuable life skills, all in a fun and encouraging environment.

Classes run all year round at nine locations across the Coast, so there should be one close to home or school. You can sign up at Gosford, Woy Woy, Bateau Bay, Umina, Tuggerah, Warnervale, Gwandalan, San Remo, and Mardi. GKR offers free trial classes. Just use the dojo locator, submit your details and your local sensei will get in touch!

Playing in Puddles offer: When you mention Playing in Puddles, you’ll get a discounted registration with a FREE uniform when you sign up.

Age group: Kids aged 5+ – all the way through to adults.
Where: Nine different Central Coast locations: Mardi, San Remo, Warnervale, Tuggerah, Gwandalan, Umina, Woy Woy, Bateau Bay, Gosford. Enter your postcode here to find your closest one.
Cost: There is no lock-in contract. You can cancel at any time. The training fee depends upon the number of family members joining and the location. Contact GKR Karate to find out about their affordable fees.
Contact: 0450 011 640 or [email protected]
Active Kids Vouchers are accepted.

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