Activities for young children
There are plenty of activities across the shire for the whole family to enjoy, including:
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.
Surf Coast Shire is in the process of restarting community playgroups in Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Freshwater Creek, Jan Juc, Lorne, Moriac, North Torquay, Torquay and Winchelsea. Please fill out this expression of interest form to be linked into the appropriate playgroup. https://au.openforms.com/Form/69294206-d60a-4646-85c2-b46cc05f51f0
To find a playgroup, visit the Playgroups Victoria website, or call the Torquay Children’s Hub on 5261 0549.
A free, facilitated playgroup delivering the ‘smalltalk’ program currently operates in Torquay and Winchelsea. The program’s aim is to improve your child’s learning, development and well-being, as well as support you to develop confidence with your parenting skills.
If you feel that this is something that could benefit you and your child, please contact the Torquay Children’s Hub on 5261 0549.
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.
Cost: $139 for 10 visits, or $15.50 per class
Special offer: First class free for new students.
Location: Wurdi Baierr Stadium, 35 Wadawurrung Way Torquay Ph: 5261 4606.
Time: 18m - 3 years, 10:30am Monday and Friday
3 - 5 years, 11:30am Monday and Friday
Register for Kinder Gym
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:
Torquay 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.
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