Are you looking for a new kids class or a mum and bubs class to do this year? Stop Googling kids classes near me. We’ve done all the research for you. There are tons of baby, kids, tweens and teen classes to choose from in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. This region has a variety of classes for children including art, music, sports, drama and more. Check out our lists below to find a specific class for your kids. Don’t forget to use your Active Kids vouchers and Creative Kids vouchers to save money.
Arts & Craft Classes
Get your kids creative juices going with art, craft and creative writing classes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. There’s a range of classes to choose from. Whether kids want to draw, paint, sculpt or write, there are classes to suit every child and every age too. You can choose from low-cost or free art activities at local galleries or book your kids in for art classes and use your Creative Kids voucher.
Baby & Toddler Classes
Attending a local baby or toddler class with your little one can be one of the most enjoyable activities to do with them in their early years. In addition to all the benefits they receive from the class, they also get the opportunity to socialise with little ones their own age, you get to leave the house for a while and, quite often, the friendships formed between both the parents and carers and their children, continue long after the children have outgrown the class. There are a lot of fun activities you can do with your child, depending on your interests. Here is a list of baby and toddler classes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter.
Encourage your kids to be junior Masterchefs and enrol them in a kids cooking class. What’s better than having your kids learn how to cook some delicious meals or treats? Here are a few options for kids cooking classes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley.
If you have a budding ballerina, rising jazz star or future Tap Dog in your household or if you’re just looking for an active after school activity for your kids, there are heaps of dance schools and classes to choose from in our region. Many cater for the very young, with baby ballerina and tiny tutu classes, right up to teens and adults. Whether you’re after a fun, social activity for your child or a more serious exam-based dance school, there’s something to suit every child including Boys Only Classes, Musical Theatre, Cheer and more.
Drama & Performing Arts Classes
Do you have a budding Broadway star in your family? Whether your child is born for the stage or they just want to gain confidence and meet new friends, there is a performing arts class in our region to suit them. From drama and acting to writing and performing there is bound to be a drama and performing arts class in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter for your child.
Environmental /Nature / Sustainability Classes
Encourage your kids to enjoy and appreciate their natural environment by enrolling them in a nature / sustainability class or school holiday workshop in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter.
Gymnastics & Kindergym Classes
Find a gymnastics or kindergym class. Kindergym classes with little ones are a wonderful way to encourage movement and independence as well as an opportunity for the kids and parents/carers to socialise and make new friends. If your little one is still interested in gymnastics classes once they’ve graduated Kindergym or if you have a child who is just starting out in gymnastics there are some great facilities in the region offering everything from Junior Gymnastics to Trampolining, Parkour and more. Here’s our list of kids gymnastics classes in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter region.
Want your kids to learn your mother tongue or learn another language? There’s a variety of language schools in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter and the Central Coast which facilitate kids learning and contribute to Australia’s diversity.
Martial Arts, Boxing & Self-Defence Classes
Martial arts is more than just self-defence. Besides the physical benefits, kids can learn self-discipline, persistence, respect and much more. Martial arts is also an activity the whole family can enjoy together and many of the dojos listed encourage families to train together. There is a wide range of martial arts styles on offer at the many dojos across the region including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Capoeira, Hapkido, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Ninjitsu, TaeKwon-Do. Here’s a list of martial arts classes available in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter region.
Mums & Bubs Fitness Classes
Enjoy some exercise and maintain your fitness postpartum by joining in an exercise class that welcomes your bub. Being able to take your baby with you may make your fitness goals just a little more achievable and you’ll get the added mental health benefits of being able to leave the house, socialise and make new friends. Here are Mums and Bubs fitness classes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter.
Music & Vocal Tuition Classes
If you’re looking for a baby, toddler or preschool music group or if your child is starting out or wanting to further their music education, there are plenty of music classes and vocal tuition on offer in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter region. From group classes to private tuition, ukelele to violin, there’s a class to suit every child regardless of age, ability or instrument preference.
Sports Clubs and Classes
Are your kids looking for a new sport to try? When it comes to kids sport there’s so much choice in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens and Hunter region. From sports training programs to skills development clinics and competitions there’s something to suit all boys and girls aged 5 to 17. You’re sure to find a sport ideal for your child in this list. We’ve collected information about the many kids sports programs operating in our region along with details about sports classes and introduction programs.
STEM & Coding Classes
For budding engineers or scientists, a STEM, LEGO or coding class might just be the perfect after-school or school holiday activity. Here are some STEM classes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter for your kids. There are sessions for preschoolers as well as school-age kids.
Looking for swimming lessons for your child? Here is a list of swim schools arranged by city offering group lessons in baby swim classes with parents, toddler and preschooler classes as well as classes for school-age kids. Whether you’re looking for Learn to Swim classes, school holiday intensives or squad training, you’ll be sure to find a swim class in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens that suits your child.
Tutoring/School Readiness Classes
Prepare your child for school with a school readiness program or find tutoring for your primary school or high school-aged child from our list of local tutoring services in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter. Whether it’s math, English, science, Selective Schools or the HSC, there are services to help primary and secondary students.
Is your tween (8-12 year old) or teenager looking for a new after-school, weekend or school holiday activity? A new sport or after-school class is the perfect way to keep your older child busy and a way for them to expand their friendship circle. From Creative Writing to STEM classes, there’s something to suit every in-betweener and teenager. Here are different classes for your tween/teen to enjoy in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter and Port Stephens.
A kids yoga class will have your little yogi stretching their bodies and minds plus reaping all the other benefits yoga offers while having lots of fun with new friends. Here are some kids yoga classes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter.
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