Activities for young children


There are plenty of activities across the shire for the whole family to enjoy.

See below for information on regular activities.


Community Playgroups

Community playgroups provide an opportunity for parents and young children to come together in a fun, safe, and relaxed environment.  They provide an opportunity for children to play, explore and develop their social skills.  Adults attending playgroup get a chance to meet other people going through similar experiences, ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children and find out about local community, health and support services.

Community run playgroups operate in the below areas:

  • Jan Juc
  • Torquay 
  • Moriac
  • Winchelsea

Please click on the following link to find out the days, times and contact point for these playgroups Playgroups Victoria website, or call the Torquay Children’s Hub on 5261 0549.

Mothergoose Baby Playgroup

Our Child and Family Health team run a "Mothergoose" baby song and rhyme playgroup every week in Torquay.  Families with babies under 12 months are encouraged to come along, meet other families, and learn some new songs to sing together.

12pm, Tuesdays during school term @ Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre, Torquay.

Smalltalk Playgroup

Surf Coast Shire, in partnership with Meli, runs two Smalltalk playgroups in Lorne and Anglesea. These playgroups are facilitated by a qualified early years professional who provides support and activities for you and your child to enjoy together.  Weekly topics exploring how young children develop and learn are also discussed. Please contact Meli to register your interest:

Kinder gym

Improve your child’s confidence, coordination and social skills through an equipment based movement program for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

Children will learn tumbling, balancing, ball-games and a variety of other fun activities, all coordinated by our qualified and very experienced instructors.


  • $17.10 per class (discounted rates apply for multple children in the same family)
  • $153 for a 10 visit casual pass (to be used with a year of purchase)

Special offer:      First class free for new students.

Location:       Wurdi Baierr Stadium, 30 Wadawurrung Way Torquay                      

Time:                 18m - 3 years, 10:30am Monday and Friday

                           3 - 5 years, 11:30am Monday and Friday    

Term Dates:      Term 1: January 29th - March 25th 

                           Term 2: April 15th - June 28th

                           Term 3: July 15th - September 20th

                           Term 4: October 7th - December 20th


Telephone:        5264 9200

Register for Kinder Gym

*Closed on Public Holidays

Toy libraries

Toy Libraries provide local families a range of quality fun and educational toys, games, puzzles and activities to borrow or hire for a minimal fee. There are four toy libraries across the Surf Coast Shire:

Surf Coast Toy Library 27 Grossmans Rd, Torquay

Anglesea Platypus Toy Library 1 McMillan St, Anglesea

Lorne Toy Library 16 Mountjoy Pde, Lorne

Winchelsea Community House Toy Library 30 Hesse Street, Winchelsea

For up to date information on operating hours and membership, please visit the Toy Library Australia website. You can also visit the Surf Coast Toy Library website here  or contact Surf Coast Toy library on: