As we launch into a new year, we’re excited to announce the first term of awesome Central Coast kids classes for 2021.

After a much-needed Christmas break, as well as six weeks off school, kids will be eager to get back into their favourite sports, activities and hobbies, and we’ve found a heap of fun for them to enrol in.

There are lots of fantastic kids classes available across the Central Coast. Scroll down to find your perfect fit. And remember, too, that many classes offer a FREE trial and/or term discount exclusively to Playing in Puddles’ readers.

Take a look and sign your kids up to something new!


Horse Riding Classes


Horse Riding Classes at The Outlook Riding Academy, Terrigal

Image ©The Outlook Riding Academy

The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal is a beautiful, family-run equestrian centre offering private and group horse riding lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Their programs are tailored to the individual child, helping them build skills, knowledge, and confidence both on the ground and in the saddle.

Riding lessons are for one hour and include catching, grooming, tacking up the horse and riding. Some lessons may also include washing and feeding. Little ones will need to complete a few private lessons until they are comfortable riding independently, at which point they’ll have the option to join a group class. To see the range of classes available, visit the website.

Age group: All ages from 3+.
Where: The Outlook Riding Academy, Scenic Highway, Terrigal
Cost: Private lesson $99 per hour | Group lesson $77 per hour.
Contact: Sam on 0427189567 or email remond6@bigpond.com


Sport Classes


Ready Steady Go Kids, Central Coast 

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Ready Steady Go Kids is for children aged 18 months-5 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

Age group: 1.5 years – 6 years
Where: Classes are held at Erina and Charmhaven.
When: Daily – multiple times. See website for details.
Cost: From $144/10-week term.
Contact: Vanessa on 0439910467 or readysteadygokids.com.au
Active Kids Voucher Accepted (4-5-year-olds only. To qualify, your child must be attending school).


Rugbytots, Central Coast

Little ones aged 2-5 learn more than basic ball skills at these fantastic kids’ sports classes. As well as being given a great introduction into the exciting world of rugby, preschool-aged kids will develop valuable life skills, including turn-taking, colours and counting, building confidence, developing coordination, sportsmanship, and cheering for our friends.

Age group: 2-5 years.
Where: Kincumber, Berkeley Vale, Gorokan and Doyalson.
When: For class location timetables, visit the website.
Cost: $15 per session over a 10-week term.
Contact: Call Tim on 0414 413 724 or email timw@rugbytots.com.au.


Music, Dance & Drama Classes


RockStudios dance classes

RockStudios is a quality dance studio that has encouraged a love of dance in hundreds of children across the Coast for more than 20 years. They teach multiple dance styles (as outlined below) to school-aged children, and in 2021 they’re also introducing preschool classes for children aged 2-3.

RockStudios is owned and operated by Ricki Pogmore, a dance teacher with more than 20 years experience. Ricki says RockStudios gives children “space to have fun with dance, make new friends and experience a range of dance styles and techniques.” The classes are taught by a team of energetic and committed dance teachers who are highly trained and qualified across all dance styles.

Classes include:

  • Modern: A relaxed, free style of dance that encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to shape steps and routines.
  • Jazz: An energetic, fun style of dance with unique moves, fancy footwork, leaps and quick turns. 
  • Ballet: Rockstudios offers the opportunity to study Grade level ballet to meet Royal Academy of Dance syllabus requirements and to undertake RAD exams if the student is interested.
  • Contemporary: Characterised by fluid movement, this expressive dance style combines elements from modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet.
  • Tap: The fun aerobic dance style where your feet turn into percussion instruments.
  • Hip Hop: Get street-stylin’ by learning how to break, pop and lock.
  • Acro dance: Combines classical dance technique with acrobatics that’ll have you tumbling, flipping and doing handstands.
  • Musical theatre: A chance to combine drama, dance and singing!

Playing in Puddles offer: Mention playing in puddles and receive 10% off your first term fees. First week free for new preschool classes.

Age group: From Ages 2+.
Where: Classes are held at 3 locations: Green Point, Wyoming and Wyong.
When: Visit the website to see the full class timetable. Term 1 dance lessons commence on 8th February 2021.
Cost: Fees are worked out on a per student, per class basis, with invoices issued and payable per term. Contact Ricki for more details.
Contact: Ricki 0410 681 174 or dance@rockstudios.com.au.
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted


Terrigal Physie

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Preschoolers, big sisters, and even Mums are all invited to strut their stuff with Terrigal Physie, where they’ll get to try out a combination of various different dance types, all choreographed by BjP Physical Culture! This wonderful community spirited dance group is set up to increase confidence, build fitness, and hone flexibility – all whilst making new friends and having fun!

Age group: Ages 3+
Where: Terrigal, 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, Duffys Road, Terrigal.
When: Visit the website to see the full class timetable.
Cost:
Preschoolers: $40/10-week term + $35 registration and insurance fee. Registration includes a FREE tutu.
Children 5-12: $100/10-week term + $25 insurance fee (or pay $65 per term for one lesson per week + $6.50 for every extra lesson).
Children 13 – Adult: $115/10-week term + $25 insurance fee (or pay $75 per term for one lesson per week + $7.50 for every extra lesson).
BjP Registration $88 for all members age 5+.
Contact: Melinda 0412 004 397.
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted
*NOTE: All payments need to be made via bank transfer.


Conservatorium of Music Children’s Music Program in Woy Woy and Gosford

The Con’s Children’s Music Program classes are back for term one fun and are being held in a lovely heritage church in Woy Woy and at the Conservatorium of Music in Gosford. Kids and their carers will enjoy tapping their feet, clapping their hands, beating drums, and rattling their shakers during these super fun classes. The areas are well ventilated and cool, and there can be up to five families in a class at any one time.

Playing in Puddles offer: Enrol in one of the Conservatorium’s Children’s Music Program classes before Christmas to get 10% off term 1 fees.

Age group: The Children’s Music Program is for ages 0-5 and 6-10.
When: The timetable is subject to enrolment numbers, but remains more or less the same as 2020. See the website for details.
Where: Woy Woy and Gosford.
Contact: 4324 7477 or email admin@cccmusic.nsw.edu.au.
Creative Kids Voucher Accepted

From age 6, one-to-one lessons in piano, violin and recorder, and various other instruments are also available with their engaging and qualified teachers. For details on one-to-one tuition, click here.  


O’Grady Drama Kids Classes, Central Coast

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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 these fun classes, children will learn improv skills, stage presence, and voice training while gaining a heap of confidence and having a ton of fun!

Playing in Puddles offer: Playing in Puddles readers get 10% off their first term!

Age group: Kindy up to Year 12.
Where: Classes are held at Erina, Terrigal, Kanwal, Berkeley Vale, and Umina. View website for details.
Cost: $205 Per Term – Family discounts apply for two or more students attending.
Contact: Tim Doyle on 0403 368 517.
Creative Kids Voucher Accepted


Martial Arts


GKR Karate, Central Coast

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During these fantastic karate classes, children will pick up skills in self-defence and learn valuable lessons that will support them throughout their years, including self-confidence, balance, coordination, discipline, courtesy, and respect. What’s more, they’re run at 12 different Central Coast locations, making them super easy for families to access from all over the coast.

Playing in Puddles offer: Free trial class

Age group: Children aged 5+.
Where: Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Erina, Gosford, Gwandalan, Umina, Kariona, Point Clare, Tuggerah, Wadalba, Woy Woy, and Bateau Bay.
Cost: For registration and term fees, visit the website.
Contact: Sally on 0449 080 737.
Active Kids Voucher Accepted


Extreme Sports


Ninja Kids Classes – Flips and Twists, Gosford

Have a child 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 to Flip Out Gosford’s Ninja classes. Flip Out’s teachers will show your kids how to achieve agility, co-ordination 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.

You can join in a class casually, or you can sign up for the full term.

Age group: Kids aged 5-16.
Where: Flip Out, Gosford.
When: Beginner classes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm | Intermediate/advanced classes: 5pm (classes run for 1 hour).
Cost: $15 per class or $120 for a 10-week term (plus $30 registration fee).
Contact: 4323 0162 or https://www.flipout.net.au/programs/ninja-classes
Active Kids Voucher Accepted


Circus and Aerial Classes, Wyoming and Woy Woy

Image from Roundabout Circus

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 host a heap of circus workshops for kids of all ages (young tots and adults, too) throughout the term. Plus, as well as being a creative- and active kids provider, they offer Playing in Puddles’ readers free trial classes during the term.

Playing in Puddles offer: Free trial class

Age group: From ages 1+ to Adults.
Where: Wyoming and Woy Woy.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: From $10/class + a small annual student fee. Discounts are offered for multiple classes and family members.
Contact: 0243 117 133 or email Roundaboutcircus@gmail.com
Active and Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted


Other Fun Classes to Try


Messy Play at Messy Little Munchkins, Niagara Park

Looking for some ideas for time well spent with your tiny tot, toddler, or preschooler this term? Sign them up to Messy Little Munchkins at Niagara Park where all their messy dreams will come true! Each week, children will experience different types of enriching messy play led by the lovely Messy Little Munchkins educators. The added bonus? Your house doesn’t get trashed!

As well as dabbling with craft, play dough, paint, and messy play at each of the different play stations, little ones will get to discover and learn in the nature corner, engage in sensory experiences with a range of tactile materials that are themed to their interests, and freely explore cubby houses and a whole heap of toys in the imaginative play area!

Age group: From ages 4 months up to 5 years.
Where: Niagara Park.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: Term passes start at $122 – that’s $12.20 per week!
Contact: Call 0432 800 070 or email info@messylittlemunchkins.com.au.


Looking for more kids classes? Check out our kids classes directory for even more classes near you.