Activities for young children

Playgroup

Playgroups

Play groups provide a stimulating environment where

  • children are encouraged to learn through play
  • children socialise in a community facility
  • families connect with other families
  • parents get support from other parents

All playgroups are different but the emphasis is on enjoyment and friendship. All you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet.

The Torquay Children's Services Hub in Grossmans Road (5261 0549 or torquaychildrenshub@surfcoast.vic.gov.au) and the Surf Coast Sport & Recreation Centre on Beach Road (5261 4606 or email surfcoastsrc@surfcoast.vic.gov.au) both have facilities & space suitable for playgroups, so contact them if you are looking for a space to meet.

Visit Playgroup Victoria for more information or contact one of our local playgroups below (be sure to check the locations and times with the playgroup contact):

Aireys Inlet play group
Friday 9.30am to 11.30am
Aireys Inlet Community Centre, Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet
Shane Blake | 0425 777 314 | sw.blake@bigpond.com

Anglesea play group
Thursdays & Fridays 9.30am                                
Anglesea Children's Hub (next door to the kindergarten)
Kristine Stephens 0410 640 472 angleseaplaygroup@gmail.com

Coffee and Kids
Thursdays & Fridays 9:30 to 11am
Surfcoast Uniting Church 27 Anderson St, Torquay
https://surfcoast.unitingchurch.org.au/congregations/torquay/
Heather 5264 7381

Freshwater Creek Steiner School play group
52 McIntyres Road , Freshwater Creek
Phone:  5264 5077 school@fwcss.com.au

Freshwater Creek Steiner School Stepping Stones program (ages 3+)
52 McIntyres Road , Freshwater Creek
Phone: 52564 5077 school@fwcss.com.au

Goodstart Early Learning play group
Wednesday
Goodstart Early Learning Centre 86 Beach Rd, Torquay
https://www.goodstart.org.au/centres/torquay
Melissa: 5261 6185 tgy@goodtstart.org.au

Jan Juc play group
Monday – Friday 9.30 to11.30am, 11.45 to 1.45pm and 2pm to 4pm       
Bob Pettitt Reserve Clubrooms, Sunset Strip, Jan Juc
janjucpg@gmail.com

Lorne play group
Thursday 10am to 12pm
Lorne Community House, 16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne (corner of Otway Street)
5289 4383 | communityhouse.lorne@swarh.vic.gov.au

Moriac play group
Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 11am
Moriac Community Centre Newling Reserve Hendy Main Road , Moriac
Kerrie Charlesworth 0415 298 244.

Torquay Christian Fellowship play group
Friday 9:30 to 11:00am
Torquay Christian Fellowship play group 2 Pimelea Way, Torquay
https://tcfnet.org.au/category/groups/playgroups
5261 6831 (no bookings required)

Torquay Play Group - Aimed at babies under 12 months, older siblings welcome.
Every Tuesday during school term 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre, 12 Merrijig Drive, Torquay
Lauren McDonnell  lmcdonnell@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
No bookings required.

Torquay Play Group
Every Thursday 10:30am to 12:00pm
Torquay Children's Hub, 27 Grossmans Road, Torquay
Lauren McDonnell lmcdonnell@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
No bookings required

Torquay Supported play group
Every Wednesday during school term 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Services Hub 27 Grossmans Rd, Torquay
https://www.smalltalk.net.au/about-smalltalk/us/
Kim Coulter Kim.Coulter@bcyf.org.au Mobile: 0409 582 020

Winchelsea play group
Every Thursday during school term 9:30am - 11:30am
Eastern Reserve (Hub) Hopkins Street
0438 117 082

If you have an activity that you would like added to this list, please email the details to lmcdonnell@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Other activities

Torquay

Kinder Gym - Surf Coast Sport and Recreation Centre

  • 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 how to do tumbling, balancing, ball-games, follow instructions and a variety of other fun activities all coordinated by our qualified and very experienced instructors.
  • Each session will be limited to 25 participants.
  • Cost: Monday or Friday class $131 for 10 visits, or $15 per class (casually).
  • Special offer: first class free for new students.

See available days and times and apply for Kinder Gym

Bells and Beats
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 to 10am
Spring Creek Community House 14 Price Street, Torquay
5261 2583 (no booking required)

Farmers Place Storytime
Thursdays 
The Farmers Place 675 Anglesea Road, Freshwater Creek
0499 333 093 or info@thefarmersplace.com.au (no booking required)

Little Da Vinci's (for children aged 3 to 5)
Mondays 9.30 to 10am
Spring Creek Community House 14 Price Street, Torquay
5261 2583 (no booking required)

Little Tackers Active Play
Tuesdays 
Torquay Improvement Association Hall 12 Price Street, Torquay
Contact via Facebook 

Mainly Music
Tuesdays 10.00 to 11am
St Lukes Anglican Church Hall 19 Price Street, Torquay
Phil 0407 838 256 (no booking required)

Move, Groove and Sing
Wednesdays 9.30 to 10am
Spring Creek Community House 14 Price Street, Torquay
5261 2583 (no booking required)

Music and Movement
Thursdays 9.30 to 10am
Spring Creek Community House 14 Price Street, Torquay
5261 2583 (no booking required)

Preschool Storytime
Mondays 
Spring Surf City Plaza Beach Road, Torquay
No booking required

The Little French Wave (for children aged 2.5 - 5 years)
Thursdays 3.00 to 5pm
Children's Services Hub 27 Grossmans Road, Torquay
Phone: 0481 233 714 littlefrenchwave@gmail.com 

Toy Library
Tuesdays and Saturdays 9.30 to 11am
Children's Services Hub 27 Grossmans Road, Torquay

Yoga for Kids (walking to 3 years old)
Tuesdays
Spring Creek Community House 14 Price Street, Torquay
5261 2583 (no booking required)

If you have an activity that you would like added to this list, please email the details to ksten@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Anglesea/Lorne -

Mobile Library Geelong Regional Libraries
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Aireys Inlet, Anglesea & Deans Marsh
Ph: 0408 384 331 (during scheduled stops)

Mainly Music
Tuesdays
2 Camp Road, Anglesea 
Kylie - 0438 324 675

Platypus Toy Library
Mondays and Saturdays fortnightly
1 McMillan Street 
Kristine Stephens - 0410 640 472 Platypustoylibrary3230@gmail.com

Rhyme Time
Tuesdays 9.15 to 9.45am
Aireys Inlet Primary School 12 Anderson Street, Aireys Inlet 
Ph: 5289 7144

If you have an activity that you would like added to this list, please email the details to lmcdonnell@surfcoast.vic.gov.au