Thankfully, entertaining and educating our children has got considerably less challenging than early this year. It’s great to have so many fantastic Inner West activities back on for Term 4, along with some brand new classes including: an animation workshop, baby sensory and sewing classes. Our Term 4 Activities Guide is jam-packed with options. Plus, many are offering special discounts for Inner West Mums!
Please note the information below is correct at the time of publication. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions please check the relevant website.
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. Children learn acrobatics and air track tumbling in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Classes blend acrobatics, tumbling, circus, dance, flipping and gymnastics. AcroPals uses state-of-the-art equipment and has an assortment of air tracks to keep your kids safe while teaching them everything from a forward roll to a full twist back.
Where: Marrickville, St. Peters + Online
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $200 per 10 week term face to face. $100 per 10 week term online. Creative Kids and Active Kids vouchers accepted
Kodaly-based music classes & private piano lessons
Allegro Children’s Music offers Do-Re-Mi music classes for children aged 1 to 5 years and piano lessons for kids aged 5 years and up. The Do-Re-Mi classes are Kodaly-based early childhood music classes for tots, toddlers and preschoolers together with their parents or carers. Private piano lessons for school-aged children are taught from beginners to advanced levels.
When: Monday to Thursday and Saturday morning
Cost: $150 per term ($20 trial class). Creative Kids vouchers accepted. Private piano lessons: $35 per half hour lesson.
After school animation workshops for kids aged 7 to 12 years
The Animation Spark is a fantastic new STEM-based animation workshop. Taught by a professional animator who will share her skills and help your child explore the wonderful world of animation. Workshops will help your child explore their creativity, develop leadership skills, work in a team, learn to be patient, and create something they can be proud of.
Where: Summer Hill Public School, Petersham Public School, Wilkins Public School (please enquire for other Inner West schools)
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays after school
Cost: $260 per term. SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off for IWMs. Creative Kids voucher accepted
Baby developmental class for babies up to 13 months
Baby developmental classes are designed to help babies form more and new connections between brain cells for vision, language, hearing, smell and movement. Each class involves different activities to stimulate hand and eye coordination, curiosity, manipulation, concentration, understanding of cause and effect, speech, visual paring and many more! These activities can include anything from puppet shows, songs, baby massage, ball games, musical instruments, baby signing, parachutes and many more!
Where: Concord and Rozelle
When: Thursday, Fridays
Cost: $230 for 10 weeks or $75 for a 3 class trial pass
After school art, music, sports & language classes for Kindy to Year 6 children
Beyond Distinction offers a range of premium activities for children to learn new skills and have fun after school. Whether your child is artistically inclined, sports oriented or still unsure, we can help your child discover their talents. Activities include professionally coached piano, guitar, tennis, golf, swimming, art and Mandarin Chinese. Our daily program includes afternoon tea, dedicated homework time and free school pickup for local Concord/Cabarita areas, self drop-offs are welcome too. Online classes are now available also.
Where: Concord (Adjacent to Cabarita Park Swim Centre, Cabarita Road) + Online
When: Monday to Friday afternoons
Cost: $60 for 3.5 hours. Sibling and multi-day discounts are available. Creative Kids and Active Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: Online at www.beyond-distinction.com.au
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 0457 588 812
Private one to one music tuition for primary to high school students
Core studios offers private music tuition for piano, guitar, violin and vocals. Core Studios aims to ensure that classes are easy to understand and fun, helping kids fall in love with music.
When: Monday to Saturday
Cost: Visit the website for more info. Free trial lesson available. Creative Kids vouchers accepted.
Enquiries: email@example.com. Contact us for a free trial lesson.
Mindfulness, yoga & acrobatics for kids aged 2 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).
When: Mondays through to Saturdays
Cost: From $220 for 10 week term. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Fine Art tuition in all media for kids in Kindy to Year 12
Fun and educational art workshops for kids of all ages from Kindy to Year 12. The classes are led by fully qualified art teachers and professional artists and focus on skills in clay-making, painting and drawing.
Multi-sport fitness classes for primary school kids
Join in the new GeckoACTIVE program in Term 4 for action-packed sports fun in a non-competitive environment. GeckSports run a different sports program each week focused on improving gross motor skills and confidence. Our sports science designed program is sure to excite and promote a healthy lifestyle where kids can try their hand at a range of different sports! Sports include:
Where: Dulwich Hill & Summer Hill
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (after school)
Cost: Free first class. $19 per week. Active Kids vouchers accepted.
Fun classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents
The only program that has integrated key developmental activities, essential for complete early development and parent education, into a comprehensive and all-encompassing program. Classes include movement, dance, exercise, music, sensory play and a specially designed gym for 0-5 years. Classes run at the following Gymbaroo locations:
Where: Marrickville + Online
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Cost: $260 for 10 weeks. $130 for 10 weeks online
Gymnastics for kids aged 9 months to 12 years
GymKidz is a recreational gymnastics centre in Newtown. Classes are gymnastics focused but include a variety of stimulating physical and motor-skill development with games, acrobatics and circus, and dance all in the care of a qualified team of instructors. Children progress at their own rate, tackling new challenges and skills each week.
Fun Fine Art workshops for Kindy to Year 12
Julie Peadon Art offers fun, fine art workshops exploring the great art movements both historically and in a contemporary world while practicing drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and mixed media techniques.
When: Monday to Saturday
Cost: $320 +GST per 10 week term. Free trial class (if numbers permit). Creative Kids vouchers accepted.
After school activities for children aged 4 to 12 years old and teens
KICKS is a structured after school program that is fun and full of learning opportunities. We believe in supporting the development of well-rounded children, and our activities and programs focus on multiple aspects including their physical, academic, and emotional wellbeing. Our martial arts and leadership training are core to each afternoon that we spend with the kids. Parents can choose different programs to join such as martial arts and art classes.
When: Monday to Saturday
Where: Leichhardt Public School, Haberfield Public School, Kegworth Public School, Annandale North Public School
Cost: $39 (3pm-6.30pm) – martial arts after school, $20-martial arts classes, Arts class, discount for attending multiple days, Free trial class. Active Kids vouchers accepted.
Art School specialising in art classes for preschoolers to teens
Kidz Artworx is running fun and creative art workshops to suit everyone including drawing, painting and clay, sculpture and design. The workshops are designed to encourage creative thinking and visual language. All materials are provided and there is a great outdoor play area too.
Where: Burwood + Online
When: Monday to Saturday
Cost: $310 per term (8 weeks x 1.5 hours). SPECIAL OFFER: discount until 11 October $279. Sibling discount. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Art & mindfulness classes for children, promoting self-esteem and happiness for kids aged 5 to 12 years
These after school art and mindfulness classes provide a calm and focused environment where children can develop their creativity and improve their concentration. Through art and mindfulness practice children are encouraged to communicate both visually and verbally in more sophisticated ways whilst building confidence and self awareness. Activities include photography, drawing, sculpture, writing, peer support, yoga, mindfulness and relaxation.
Where: Stanmore + Online
When: Wednesday and Thursday 3:30pm – 5:45pm
Cost: $350 per child per term. Creative and Active Kids vouchers accepted.
Online literacy progams for children aged 5 to 12 years old
Leap into Literacy is offering two programs for children aged 5 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years old. The online programs are PhD designed reading and writing classes that help increase your child’s confidence and create a lifelong love of literacy.
Soccer classes for children between 18 months and 7 years of age
Professional run classes teaching soccer in a fun pressure-free environment. There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and 7 years of age. Little Kickers gives children a positive introduction to sport and ignites an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life
Where: Various locations please visit the website
When: Monday – Saturday
Cost: $87 per month, rolling membership. SPECIAL OFFER: mention IWMs for free trial. Active Kids vouchers accepted
Make Believe Kids Theatre Club
Theatre skills-based singing, dancing and drama class for kids 3-14 years
Make Believe Kids Theatre Club offers after school classes designed to increase confidence and creativity, using the magic of the performing arts. Activities include drama, dance, craft and games. Make Believe’s key focus is to help develop imagination and creativity whilst making new friendships. Pick up available from selected schools.
When: Thursday after school, classes run from 3pm until 6pm.
Cost: $350 per 10 week term. Active and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9810 3982
Motiv8sports Birthday Parties – high-energy sport, dance and activities for Kindy to Year 6
Motiv8sports help kids get excited about sport and learning all about teamwork and sportsmanship in a safe and fun setting. Motiv8sports sports party packages are a two-hour multi-sports event designed for children aged 5 to 12 years. Each party is full of non-stop sports action and is divided into 20 minute sessions. You find the venue/park and they will come to you!
Performing arts classes for students aged 2 and up
The Next Step Performing Arts School is offering classes for all ages up to 18 years old, in all facets of performing arts, dance, singing, acting and acrobatics. Industry leaders in teaching and choreography, Next Step Performing Arts keep their program current and up-to-date with what is happening in the Entertainment industry.
Where: Chiswick + Online
When: Monday – Saturday
Cost: $230. SPECIAL OFFER: Free trial open week to all new students and if you mention this guide and enrol you will receive 2 weeks free. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Soccer programs for children between 3 and 15 years old
Red Devils Football Academy (RDFA) is locally owned and run by professional football coaches, experienced in working with young footballers. RDFA have a full development pathway to ensure all ages and playing levels are supported.
Where: Various Inner West locations – please visit the website for more info
When: Monday – Sunday
Cost: From $175 per term. Active Kids vouchers accepted. Free trial classes for all programs
Fun and supportive public speaking classes for children to find their voice & build resilience
Speaking Schools Australasia offers fun LIVE online and face to face weekly classes, which aim to help students build their confidence in debating and public speaking for the classroom and beyond. There are programs to suit every level from Year 1 to Year 9 students.
Where: Inner West + Online
When: Monday – Friday (after school), Saturday (mornings)
Cost: $350/$400 – 10 week term online/ $550 – face-to-face term. Creative Kids vouchers accepted
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. 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.
Cost: 150 +GST. SPECIAL OFFER: mention IWM to receive a free trial plus 10% off your Term 4 fees! Available for new students only. Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers available
Learn to sew classes for children aged 11+
Let’s really get sewing! No matter what stage your child is at, this after school kids club will kick start their creativity. Sewing machines are provided for the class but if you would like to bring along your own machine, your child can learn how to thread it and practice stitches. Once children have the confidence to use the machine, this workshop will build on sewing 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 cami top. 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.