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Awesome Kids Classes for Term 1 2019

January 28, 2019

There are so many fantastic kids classes available across the Central Coast. We’ve found classes in skateboarding, bouldering, parkour, robotics, drama, art… and more.

Many classes offer a FREE trial and/or term discount exclusively to Playing in Puddles’ readers.

Take a look and try something new in 2019!

EXTREME SPORTS CLASSES

Skate, Scoot and BMX Skool

Have a kid eager to nail an ollie or get in the bowl? Get them to Slam Factory, so they can learn from the pros. They run classes for all ages and all skill levels in skate, scooter and BMX. These after-school classes come with serious cool factor, will keep your kids active and we’re betting you’ll never have to beg them to practise.

Age group: All ages. Classes split according to skill levels.
Where: Tuggerah.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: $150/10-week term.
Book: 4355 1557 or www.slamfactory.com.au


Pulse Climbing Youth Classes

Looking for a fun activity to entertain your tween or teen? Check out Pulse Climbing‘s freestyle climbing Youth Clinics. Don’t stress, they won’t be climbing to huge heights and the walls are surrounded by soft-fall mats to cushion any tumbles. Children as young as five are able to take to the walls, and the climbs range from basic beginner to “hard-core”.

Age group: 5+
Where: West Gosford.
When: Monday and Wednesday 4pm-5.30pm.
Cost: Casual class $20. From $150/term.
Book: 4339 2487 or www.pulseclimbing.com.au


Circus Classes

Parkour, tumbling, juggling, spinning plates and flying 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 they offer $5 trial classes during the term (available on most but not all disciplines).

Age group: From ages 2+.
Where: Wyoming.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: From $10/class.
Book: 0423 324 407 or www.roundaboutcircus.com


ART CLASSES

Kids art classes

The Gosford Regional Gallery hosts an evolving program of art classes. This term they’ll be focusing on the human figure and using anime characters and superheroes to examine form and movement. Myriad materials will be used, including clay, paint, foil, pipe cleaners and pencil. These classes are designed to engage and progress students in an informal and friendly environment.

Early Bird Discount – $10 off if you book before 18th January 2019

Where: The Gosford Regional Gallery.
Cost: $165/$155 (members) for eight weeks.
Book: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

Art Mechanics with Shelley McGavin
Age group: 9-15 yrs.
When: Every Monday, 4 Feb – 25 Mar 4pm-5:30pm.

Emerging Art-itudes with Shelley McGavin
Age group: 6-14yrs.
When: Every Tuesday, 5 Feb – 26 Mar 4pm-5:30pm.


SPORT CLASSES

Grom Fit Gym Class 

Encourage your kids to get fit in 2019. Mingara One‘s Grom Fit classes are run specifically for tweens aged 8-12. They’ll have fun, sweat it up and improve their confidence, fitness, health and mindfulness: boom.

Age group: Kids aged 8-12.
Where: Tumbi Umbi.
When: Tuesday and Thursday 4.30pm-5.30pm (classes are year-round).
Cost: $7.50 for casual visit or $60 for a 10-visit pass.
Book: 4349 7825 or www.mingaraone.com.au


Ready Steady Go Kids 

Ready Steady Go Kids is for children aged 18 months-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

Age group: 1.5 years – 6 years
Where: Terrigal, Erina, Charmhaven, Woy Woy.
When: Daily – multiple times.
Cost: From $158.40/10 week term.
Book: 1300 766 892 or readysteadygokids.com.au


Horse riding lessons 

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventure‘s horse riding lessons take place in their arenas as well as out on their trails. Lessons are tailored to the riders’ abilities and may include grooming, saddling, ground control, walking, trotting, cantering, leg yielding, riding on the bit and jumping.

Age group: Children aged 7+
Where: Glenworth Valley.
When: Daily – multiple times.
Cost: Ten 1-hour group lessons are $495 ($49.50 per lesson for up to 6 people).
Book: 4375 1222 or www.glenworth.com.au


Soccer Clinics 

The Football Grounds indoor soccer centre at Erina runs clinics for all ages and all skill levels – everything from pre-school programs to skills-based academies aimed specifically at strikers or goal keepers. If you have a football nut, this is their sanctuary.

Age group: 3-15 year olds.
Where: Erina.
When: Daily – multiple times.
Cost: $20/class.
Book: 0404 444 742 or www.thefootballgrounds.com.au


STEM CLASSES

Robot Science Classes

Robots are way too cool; building your own robot is cooler! If you have an engineer in the making get them to Robot Science to learn coding, robotics and team work. Kids in years K-2 will build and code space rovers, hopping frogs and earthquake simulators, while children in years 3-6 will build and code their robots to have a “dance-off” and sumo-battle.

Age group: Kids aged 5-12.
Where: Bateau Bay and Erina.
When: Multiple classes each week.
Cost: From $180/term.
Book: 0406 896 612 or www.robotscience.com.au


MUSIC & DANCE CLASSES

Central Coast Physie and Dance

Looking for a dance class for your tiny tot that’s fun, casual and only $5 per class! In Central Coast United Physie and Dance‘s preschool program your child will learn four dance styles in the one class (modern dance, ballet, pilates and jazz). Parents are welcome to watch the class and you can join any time throughout the year.

Playing in Puddles offer: Come and try your first two classes for FREE! Bring a friend and get 4 classes free!

Age group: 2-4 years. (They also run classes for kids and adults at Gosford – check their website for all details)
Where: Springfield.
When: Saturdays from 9 February 2019 (9am-9.30am).
Cost: $5/session.
Book: 0407 258 560 or www.centralcoastphysie.com


Children’s Music Program

Bam bam, tink, tink, ding, ding. Let your babies make music, giggle, clap and sing in one of The Con’s Baby Music Classes for tots aged 0-5.

You can sign your primary-school child up to a group music class too. These classes – held at the Central Coast Conservatorium – are perfect for kids who love music but aren’t yet old enough to take up one-on-one instrument tuition (or who don’t yet know which instrument to choose).

Playing in Puddles offer: Students in the Children’s Music Program can participate in the Con’s Children’s Choir for no additional cost.

Age group: 0-10. (They also run one-on-one instrument tuition for all ages  – check their website for all details)
Where: Gosford and Woy Woy.
When: Multiple classes held each week.
Cost: From $86/term.
Book: 4324 7477 or www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au


Dance Adventures

Can’t decide if you should enrol your child in a music OR dance class? Send them to Dance Adventures and they get both! These classes are for children aged 1-5 (yep, dance classes for 1 year olds! Too cute!). Your child will dance, sing, play instruments and get thoroughly carried away with movement props such as silk scarves and glitter wands.

Playing in Puddles offer: Free trial class plus mention Playing in Puddles for 10% off term package.

Age group: 1-5.
Where: Terrigal and Tuggerah.
When: Mondays at Tuggerah and Wednesdays at Terrigal.
Cost: $100/10-week term.
Book: rachel@danceadventure.com.au or www.danceadventure.com.au


Musikbugs

Musikbugs baby music classes at Niagara Park

Baby music classes are the best! They give new, sleep-deprived parents a lovely excuse to escape the house and they provide a really fun, beautiful bonding time for you and your precious bub. Double Bonus: your baby will love it! Kindermusik with Musikbugs also runs classes for older tots – classes are split into babies, walkers, toddlers and preschoolers.

Age group: 0-4.
Where: Niagara Park.
When: Multiple days. Starting week of 5th Feb.
Cost: $150 for 8 weeks.
Book: 0424 446 778 or www.thepianobugstudio.com.au


NATURE CLASSES

Stone & Sprocket Bush Playgroup 

Want to know what bush playgroup is all about? It’s drawing with charcoal, building huts, whittling, setting up rope swings and making mud pies. Stone & Sprocket Bush Playgroup will be held once a month in 2019 in the Strickland State Forest. Sign your tots up for some outdoor fun.

Age group: 2-6 year olds.
Where: Banksia Picnic Area, Somersby.
When: 10am-12pm. February 5th, March 19th, April 9th.
Cost: $19 per child. $5 per sibling (from same family).
Book: 0447 819 922 or www.stoneandsprocketec.com


DRAMA CLASSES

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy 

Lights, camera, action! Get your child onto the stage with Helen O’Grady Drama Academy. They run classes in 6 locations across the Central Coast – from Kanwal to Umina – for kids aged 5-17. It’s a great space for kids to have fun, develop creativity and stagecraft skills, and increase their confidence. Plus they’ll get a real kick out of performing in front of you.

Playing in Puddles offer: Mention Playing in Puddles for 10% off your term fee.

Age group: 5-17 year olds.
Where: Wyoming, Terrigal, Erina, Umina, Kanwal, Berkeley Vale.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: $195/term.
Book: 0403 368 517 or www.helenogrady.com.au

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