The start of a New Year is an excellent time to pick up a new hobby or two. We have curated this awesome guide featuring some of the best and most fun activities for your child to do in Term 1. From early childhood development programs to art, drama, and dance classes, there’s something for all ages and interests. Plus, many are offering special discounts for Inner West Mums! Don’t forget to make use of your Active Kids or Creative Kids vouchers too!
Australian Music Schools
Gymbaroo Concord & Marrickville
Gymbaroo – Glebe & Redfern
Julie Peadon Art
Musical Makers Club
Paper Rock Scissors Art Studio
Seed & Spark
Triple Menace Studios
Useful Sewing Box
Acrobatic classes for kids Ages 2.5 to 16 years – beginners through to advanced aerials, back-hand-springs and flips!
AcroPals is Sydney’s first acro-only school with classes for all ages and abilities from beginners through to highest level acrobats. AcroPals offer a broad range of skills based on acrobatics, gymnastics, dance, circus, tumbling, contortion, and sports acrobatics. Classes are non-competitive, fun and each week there are new skills, games, warm ups and challenges.
Where: Marrickville, St. Peters, Earlwood
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $20 per class. IWM SPECIAL OFFER: Free trials & 10% discount if you mention the IWMs. Creative Kids and Active Kids vouchers accepted
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0430 881 007
Art & sewing classes for toddlers, pre-teens & adults
ArtSpark Studio is running art playgroups for toddlers (18 months–4 years), art and eco garden classes for pre-schoolers (3–5 year olds) and primary school students, and sewing classes for ages 8 years and up. Each session includes a variety of activities, which support fine motor skill development and introduce different art making techniques. The Artspark also has an eco-friendly garden and mini-farm which provides a wonderful environment to create related artworks or to learn drawing live animals.
Where: Rozelle + Online
When: Monday to Thursday
Creative Kids vouchers accepted
IWM SPECIAL OFFER: $10 off for Art & Eco Garden classes when booking a full school term. Mention IWM10 on comments section of the booking form.
Bookings: Online at www.artspark-studio.com.au or call ChiChi 0434 154 811
Enquiries: email@example.com or call ChiChi 0434 154 811
Music classes for 2 year olds through to adults
The Australian Music School offers fun, structured music lessons for all ages and levels. Our piano and keyboard teachers are highly trained, talented individuals who are selected for their ability to deliver classes in an engaging and fun way. Australian Music School prides themselves on award-winning results in theory and piano performance and develop well rounded, confident musicians.
Where: Dulwich Hill
When: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Cost: Various depending on the course. Creative Kids voucher accepted.
Mindfulness, yoga & acrobatics for kids aged 2.5 to 18 years
Flying Yogis offers a unique blend of yoga (for it’s mindfulness, focus and awareness) with tumbling, gymnastics and acrobatics (for coordination, agility, strength and physical well-being). This provides children with a fun way to gain all the tools needed to cope with our hectic lives: focus; trust; confidence; cooperation; self-esteem, awareness and resilience in a completely non-competitive environment. We hold daily classes for toddlers (Bendytots class) preschoolers (Bendbods class) to primary school kids and stress-out teenagers!
When: Mondays through to Saturdays
Cost: $22 per class for a term for toddlers; and $25 for a class for primary/high school children. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
IWM SPECIAL OFFER: New students – first trial class for free, plus mention IWM and get $20 off your first course or program.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9386 0031
Multi-sport fitness classes for primary school kids
Our term-based GeckoACTIVE program breaks down sport-specific skills into weekly 45 minute classes with fun games that are focused on improving gross-motor skills and building confidence.
Kids will try a different sport every week in a non-competitive environment that encourages them to work respectfully with others and develop their own style in various sports.
Where: Dulwich Hill & Summer Hill
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (after school)
Cost: First class free. $19 per week. Active Kids vouchers accepted. IWM SPECIAL OFFER: Siblings 25% discount
Enquiries: email@example.com or call 0400 989 229
Early childhood classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents
Gymbaroo integrates key developmental activities, essential for complete early development and parent education, into a comprehensive program. Classes include movement, music, dance, exercise, treasure bag and parachute activities and exploration time in their specially designed indoor play gym for 0-5 years. Children love it, parents love it and grandparents love it too!
Enrolment includes in-centre classes, online classes, music downloads, weekly at home activities and lots of information about your child’s development.
Classes are age specific – baby classes for 6 weeks to 12 months, toddler classes for 1 -3 years, kinder readiness and school readiness classes.
Early childhood classes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents
Every song sung, every game played and every activity at Gymbaroo is specifically designed to increase a child’s capability to learn, emotionally regulate, build confidence and develop correctly. Gymbaroo offers a research-based, fun learning program that integrates key developmental activities, essential for complete development in each age and stage of development. For babies and children from birth to 5 years and their parents/carers. Enrolment includes your weekly in-centre class, weekly online video class to do at home, free music downloads, home activity guides and digital parent education. On top of that just a whole lot of fun for parents/grandparents/carers and their child!
Fun, fine art workshops for Kindy to Year 12
Julie Peadon Art offers fun, fine art workshops for all ages and abilities. With a range of term-based classes, workshops, school holiday workshops as well as art parties and private events from their two studios in Drummoyne. Classes explore the great art movements (historically and in a contemporary world) while practicing drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and mixed media techniques. All materials, tuition and afternoon tea are included. The focus for Term 1 2021 is looking at “Art Through the Ages” starting with Prehistoric Art, to Michelangelo and Post Modernism.
Musical theatre classes for pre-schoolers, primary and secondary school-aged kids
MINI STARS (4-6 years)
Want to explore the world of musical theatre? In this fantastic introductory program, your child will do singing, dancing and acting in a nurturing learning environment. Your child grows in confidence, resulting in a mini-show version of what the big kids are doing!
RISING STARS (7-12 years – in-person classes & virtual options)
Want to star in a show & explore the world of performance? Our Rising Stars put on spectacular shows. Each performer shines as they sing, dance and act in our high-quality stage productions. They build confidence through performance and gain wonderful friendships as well.
ALL STARS (13-19 years – in-person classes & virtual options)
Ready to take your performance dreams further? With age comes wisdom. In this program we prepare our teens for the industry (while still having a great time). Great shows, great skills, great training and great memories.
Where: Stanmore, Parramatta, Forestville, Allawah, Bellevue Hill and Smeaton Grange
When: Monday to Saturday
Cost: From $89-$149 a month. Active and Creative Kids vouchers accepted. Trial a class for free
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0466 149 572
Creative art classes & workshops for kids aged 5+
OneArt Studio offer kids and adults an opportunity to enhance their creativity in an open, fun and relax environment. Students will learn about the five main principles of all creative endeavours – perspective, proportion, lighting, composition and colours. These principles apply not only to visual art but also to graphic design, art direction, digital media, film and animation. Lessons are tailored to ensure each students progresses to the next level.
When: Wednesday to Saturday
Cost: From $250. Creative Kids voucher accepted. IWM SPECIAL OFFER: Get 5% off when you enrol in a term class (including the clay workshop)
Bookings: Email email@example.com or visit www.oneart.com.au
Art classes for primary school kids
Paper Rock Scissors Art Studio is a space that provides opportunity for imagination, exploration and freedom that complements our creative spirit. Each class is developed with an art technique in mind and is taught through a project that allows each student to explore and develop that particular skill. A variety of techniques are used ranging from observational and freehand drawing to painting, collage, pottery and more. All art materials are supplied. Snacks will be provided for after school classes only.
Where: Rozelle & Summer Hill
When: Monday to Friday
Cost: $350 +GST per term or $40 per drop-in class. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0423 206 090
Creative after school classes for children K-6
Spark Kids at Seed & Spark offer a premium after school experience for children to learn new skills like K-pop dancing, STEM activities, creative arts, music, magic lessons and more! Workshops are run by teachers who are experienced in their fields and an early childhood teacher is also on site managing the whole experience. A healthy afternoon tea is provided as well as homework help. Free school pick up service is available for students that attend local Drummoyne schools.
When: Monday to Thursday
Cost: From $350 per term (9 weeks) IWM SPECIAL OFFER: Early bird special for IWMs. Book by 15 January & get 15% off. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Enquiries: email@example.com or call 0404 845 090
Dance, acrobatics and musical theatre classes for kids aged 2 and up
Triple Menace Studios offers an array of classes from ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics and hip-hop to singing, drama and even musical theatre for beginners, right through to elite level. Their aim is to provide a performing arts school that allows the individual student to either take on some classes for fun and exercise or to challenge themselves towards a future in the performing arts, all in a comfortable and friendly environment.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Cost: 150 +GST. SPECIAL OFFER: mention IWM to receive a week of free classes. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers available
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9565 2112
Learn to sew after school classes for children aged 11+
No matter what stage your child is at, this after school kids club will kickstart their creativity. With the sewing machine provided, your child will learn how to thread it and practise stitches. Then, once armed with the confidence to use the machine, this workshop will build on skills each week.
As this is an absolute beginner course, the class begins with sewing simple pieces such as pencil cases, scrunchies and works up to a simple garment.
The skills learnt in this class will include threading and working a sewing machine, making seams, zig zag edging, top stitching and hand sewing buttons and hems.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $330. IWM SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off with the code “IWMafterschool”. Creative Kids voucher accepted
Enquiries: email@example.com or phone 0403 455 431