Struggling to come up with active things to do with your toddler? Here are 17 Cairns activities for toddlers that are both educational and super fun!
SPORTS CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE
ANZ Hot Shots Blue Stage for 3 to 5-year-olds.
Their coaching team works hard to provide a professional program for your tiny tot with their Kinda tennis classes. As your child grows and develops their skill level, their programs are designed to meet their progress.
For coaching times and to enrol, pop into the centre, give them a call or check out their website.
P 4041 3383
CAIRNS INDOOR SPORTS
Junior Soccer for under 6s.
Their Junior Soccer Program is a great way to get your tiny tot active while providing an opportunity to make some new friends. Pups is their youngest sports age group and is all about teaching the very basics of soccer in a fun environment while introducing them to a team environment.
Check out their website for more details. You can register a player by email.
GYMSPORTS FNQ AT SOUTH CAIRNS GYMNASTICS
KinderGym and MiniGym classes for 2 to 5-year-olds.
A community focused club promoting a ‘whole club’ culture with a number of social events throughout the year.
KinderGym – For both boys and girls aged 2 to 5 years old and are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 10.30am.
MiniGym – For children aged 12 months to 2.5 years and is held on Monday and Friday from 10.45am to 11.30am.
You can book into one or multiple classes. For more information or to make a booking, give them a call or check out their website.
EDGE HILL UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
Tiger Cubs Soccer for 3 to 5-year-olds.
Their fun program for boys and girls will prepare your child for small-sided football by combining exercise and games, while also teaching them the skills of football.
The Tiger Cubs train once a week for an hour. Soccer boots are not required, joggers are fine. Cost is $100.00.
FUSION FIGHT AND FITNESS
Junior Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for ages 3 and up.
Children will learn in a relaxed environment from Cairns and North Queensland’s highest ranked instructors. Their Future Champions and Anti-Bullying Program was created to provide children aged 3 to 14 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect. Your child will gain confidence and learn self-defense.
Although a contact sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a safe and caring environment for your child, while challenging them mentally and physically it shapes them into real life champions both on and off the mat.
To find out more check out their website or give them a call.
P 0408 799 828
Get Active Sessions.
Get your tiny tot having fun in an active environment on four massive jumping castles, a ball pit, climbing shapes and so much more. They also do running races, dancing and ball skills with your tiny tots. Don’t forget your socks!
Open all year round. Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.00pm and on weekends from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
The cost is $10.00 per child for a two hour session.
TOBRUK MEMORIAL POOL
GOswim programs for 6 months to 5-year-olds.
Offering year-round swimming lessons with the GOswim programs, a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Swimming Australia. The programs are structured into seven areas of learning so that your child is assured of a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to their aquatic education. GOswim focuses on contemporary, experiential and activity-based learning.
For more information on these programs enquire via their online form on their website or give them a call.
P 4051 2604
WOREE AQUATIC CENTRE
L’il Stingers Swim School at Woree Aquatic Centre offers lessons from 5 months of age.
Mini Rays – Toddlers from 2 to 3 years of age.
Mini Stingers – First stage of the Learn to Swim (LTS) program where the swimmer is unaccompanied by a parent/guardian.
If you are interested in joining, enquire online via their website, email or give them a call.
DANCE BACKSTREET DANCE
Jazz/Funk and Hip Hop classes for over 3 years of age.
Their studio has air-conditioned waiting areas and oneway viewing windows so you can see your child dance.
The teachers love what they do and are nurturing, positive and encouraging. Backstreet Dance is known for its energy, passion, teaching life skills, healthy body image and self-esteem.
Teeny Tots Jazz/Funk – For 3-year-olds.
Tiny Tots Hip Hop – For 3 to 4 years of age.
Tiny Tots Jazz/Funk – For 4-year-olds.
Pre-junior Hip Hop – For 5 to 6 years of age.
Pre-junior Jazz/Funk – For 5 to 6 years of age.
You can book online and then trial your first class (first two weeks of the term only) and see if it is suitable for you.
If you would like to find out more about their classes check out their website or give them a call.
Ballet, Little Stars, Cheerleading and more from 18 months of age.
Get into dance the fun way! Dance 2XS classes offer a fun and nurturing environment where kids can learn the wonders of dance. No exams involved. Just fun.
Other classes offered include Hip Hop, musical theatre, aerial skills, tumbling and acrobatics and more (some may be age dependent).
To find out more about all the classes they offer check out their website or give them a call.
Jazz/Ballet Classes from 3 years of age.
Dance junction has something for everyone whether you like Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Cheerleading or Hip Hop, they offer it! They have two studios, one in Edmonton and one in Caravonica.
Classes are available for boys and girls from as young as three. Their aim is to encourage students to gain confidence, motivation and self-esteem through creative dance.
Jazz/Ballet Classes – From 3 years of age.
Tap Classes – From 5 years of age.
Hip Hop Classes – From 5 years of age.
P 0403 828 785
Kindy Dance classes from 3 years of age.
They are now running their classes at their beautiful brand-new boutique studio on the Mezzanine Level of the Barr Street Markets, Whole Health Complex at 532 Mulgrave Road, Earlville.
They offer Kindy Dance, Jazz, Acro Dance, Tap, Ballet Technique, Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance Monday to Saturday each week during school terms.
Kindy Dance Classes – From 3 years of age.
Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet classes – From 4 years of age.
Kindy classes commence on Saturday 3rd February at 8.00am and cost $12.50, but they do offer a $10.00 trial class to start.
FNQ DANCE ACADEMY
Playdance and Beginner’s Classes from 2 years of age.
FNQ Dance Academy offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Fitness Jazz, Contemporary, plus boys only classes (from 6 years of age) and more. Get moving in a fun and friendly environment.
Playdance – For 2 to 3 years of age.
Babies Ballet – For 3 to 4 years of age.
Kindy Ballet – For 4 to 5 years of age.
From 5 years of age, they offer classes in Prep Ballet, Pre-primary Ballet, Beginner’s Tap, Beginner’s Jazz and Beginner’s Modern.
STEP IT UP CREW
Dance classes from 2 years of age for girls and boys
Step It Up Kidz Barefoot Beats (Level 1) – For 2 to 3 years of age.
Step It Up Kidz Barefoot Beats (Level 2) – For 4 years of age.
Step It Up Crew Hip Hop classes – From 5 years of age and up.
TURNING POINTE DANCE STUDIOS
Dance classes starting from 2 years of age.
Turning Pointe Dance Studios has a brand-new purpose-built premise located at 240 Hartley Street, Cairns that includes five huge studios, a student lounge, a homework area and a dancewear shop.
They offer the following specialised classes for tiny tots ranging from 2 years to 6 years:
Mummy and Me – For 2 to 3 years of age.
Baby Ballet – For 3 to 4 years of age.
Baby and Kinder Ballet – For 3 to 5 years of age.
Kinder Ballet – For 4 to 5 years of age.
Pre-Primary Ballet/Jazz and Tap – For 5 to 6 years of age.
Classes from 18 months of age.
Kindermusik is a children’s development program incorporating music and movement. They recognise that you, the parent, are your child’s most important educator. There are four levels of classes, depending on the age and developmental abilities of your child.
Contact Nicole for more information.
P 0418 772 258
SMALL STEPS CLUB AT MOUNT SHERIDAN PLAZA
Small Steps is a family group that offers a safe and social environment for babies, toddlers, kids and adults, providing the chance to enjoy time together.
As a member, you receive discounts at participating retailers, regular newsletters, gain exclusive access to our invitation-only events that feature entertainment, refreshments and prizes. Best of all, it’s free of charge.
Join in centre or online.
P 4036 3150