Toddler & Preschool Activities

There are lots of activities available for toddlers and preschoolers. Some are free and others have a small cost. If you know of an activity please let us know.

Playgroups

Activities at playgroup are either free or low cost, and may include: music and singing, imaginative play, outdoor and free play, art and craft activities and outings.
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Play Centres

Playcentres are an opportunity for your child to learn to play in a relaxed and stimulating environment,learn to socialise with the other children, continue to develop self-esteem, confidence, co-operation and independence in a group situation and further develop language, motor skills and creative talents. Playcentres operate during school term time.

Possums Playcentre in Taroona operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Terms 1 and 2 and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Term 3 from 9.00am to 12.00 noon.
Click here for more information on Possums Playcentre.

Puddleducks Playcentre at Kingston Beach runs during the school term each day from Monday to Friday as demand requires. Morning sessions run from 9.15 a.m. to 12.15 a.m. Afternoon sessions may be offered if all morning sessions reach capacity. Form more information call the centre on 6229 2852

Playgrounds

There are lots of exciting playgrounds around the Hobart area.
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Storytime sessions at libraries

The libraries run free storytime sessions for babies and pre schoolers around the state. These include sharing stories, singing rhymes and songs, watching videos and craftwork.
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Kindergym

At Kindergym toddlers and pre shoolers can climb, bounce, slide and swing on a range of gymnastic type equipment. Some sessions include a craft as well. Sessions are run by YMCA′s, PCYC′s , sports centre and private businesses.
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ABA Coffee Mornings

Babies and toddlers are welcome at all meetings of the Australian Breastfeeding Association. They can play with the other children whilst mum enjoys a cuppa and enjoys the company of other mums. Coffee mornings often have a theme and may have a guest speaker. Get out of the house, make friends, get the chance to finish your cuppa and gain information & support whilst the children play.
Click here for more information and meeting times and places in your locality.

Hobart Aquatic Centre

Davies Ave, The Domain, Hobart. Has a toddler pool. 6222 6999

Kidz Bizzzz Indoor Play Centre

Has an area for 0-3 year olds and a multi-story climbing playground and jumping castle for older kids. 4a Mertonvale Circut, Kingston, Tas. 6227 2020

Fun Factory

Indoor play centre. 7 Bligh Street, Rosny Park.
6244 5800

Macdonalds Restaurants

Have great playgrounds. Stores at Sandy Bay, Kingston, Moonah, Rosny, Bridgewater.

The Faerie Shop

Has stories on Saturday 10.30-2.30pm. Salamanca Place. 6224 8731

Royal Botanical Gardens

Domain, Hobart
Space to run around and lots of different gardens to look at. A cabin to explore down at the end of the native gardens, a sun clock, ducks to watch and feed and an exciting Japanese Garden to explore. The gardens run holiday programs for all ages and there is a restaurant, kiosk and toilets of course. Great place for a picnic. To find out about holiday programs or whats on at the Botanical Gardens Click here.




Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Has a discovery space for young childrenand runs holiday activities. Free admission. Open 7 days. 40 Macquarie St, Hobart. 6211 4177. Email tmagmail@tmag.tas.gov.au



Salamanca Market

Lots of exciting stalls. Saturday only at Salamanca Place, Hobart.

Hobart Mum's Network

Parenting is hard work. Even harder when family and friends are all interstate.
Hobart Mums Network http://facebook.com/HobartMums is where local mums find support, encouragement, and inspiration. "Like" the Facebook page to connect with other mums. Find out about family-friendly cafes, events, or outings. Invite others to try something new with you or go someplace you've never been and make new friends along the way. Post a question about anything and we'll share our collective wisdom. Click on the events tab to find out about mum-only events. Thinking of returning to work or starting your own business? Be inspired by those who have gone before. Check in with us daily to benefit from local businesses sending a little love our way. You are not alone. We can do this together!

Yoga Bugs

Bugs in the Garden classes (Tuesday and Saturdays mornings until 3 June 2012) - outdoor/undercover class venues, all weather. Signs at the gates will direct you to the class location for the day. Visit the RTBG website here. The first session is free.
YogaBugs is a fun, age-appropriate story-based yoga program for younger kids ages 2 ½ – 7 years old. The sessions offer innovative, creative and fun storytelling adventures designed to introduce the benefits of yoga and healthy living.
In addition to improving coordination, strength and flexibility, the programs are designed to stimulate the imagination and teach breathing, concentration and relaxation techniques that can help your child learn how to deal with stressful situations, unwind, manage frustration, and get more enjoyment out of life. Concentration and memory retention improves and children are more cooperative and attentive.
Sessions also available in other locations and times. For more information on times, locations and costs contact Carinda on 0438 611240

Waterbabies program

6 - 36 months.
Promoting water awareness, safety and confidence in a fun and encouraging learning environment.

  • - water temp 32-34 degrees
  • - exclusive use of pool
  • - small classes.
Location: South Hobart

Contact: Cheryl Ph: 0439339658

Mainly Music

Young children and their parents or caregivers join together for a fun, thirty-minute music session, then afterwards enjoy morning tea in a relaxed setting.

Mainly Music is an activity you and your child (birth to school age) can participate in.

Cost is $ 3.00 per family. Held at The Salvation Army, 180 Elizabeth St Hobart every Tuesday at 10.00 am during school terms. Phone 6231 5440 for more details.

Saruchan - Little Monkey Language School

  • Japanese classes for 3 - 5 year olds. Includes singing, book reading, and fun language activities. One hour classes with a qualified teacher.
  • location: South Hobart
  • Contact: Sarah Hingston 0400554641