THINGS TO DO: Great after school activities

26 April 2017
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Do your kids fancy trying something a little different after school this year? From the athletic to the creative and dramatic, we have them covered here.

Bricks 4 Kids

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Various locations: Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast

If your kids are mad about Lego (who isn’t?!) they will love the after-school classes offered at Bricks 4 Kids. Children work on a new project each week in hour-long classes that expertly blend education, fine motor skills and fun.

bricks4kidz.com.au

Ginger Sport

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Various locations: Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Ginger Sport offer weekly soccer coaching after school. Their sessions are fun and friendly, offering kids the chance to learn some awesome soccer skills, make new friends, and even take part in match days, where they get to enjoy a real match-day experience complete with warm ups, team selection, halves, breaks, and a full-time team talk. Prices start at $11 for a 30-minute coaching session.

www.gingersport.com.au

Just Acrobatics

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Various locations on the Sunshine Coast

Just Acrobatics blends gymnastics and acrobatics to offer a class that provides mental stimulation and lots of different activities to enjoy. Students can work on their flexibility, tumbling skills, floor work and might even like to try circus skills, such as aerial work. There are a range of performance opportunities throughout the year. Classes from $12 for 30 minutes.

www.justacrobatics.com.au

Hot Shots

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Various locations: Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast

If your kids have taken an interest in the Australian Open or some other great tournaments that have graced our television screens, why not give tennis lessons a go? Hot Shots offer classes aimed at different levels of expertise – younger kids start out at the blue level and then progress through a range of levels as their skills improve. Small class sizes and a friendly environment bring out the best in the kids – you might even find you have a mini Federer on your hands! Classes start from $10 a lesson.

www.hotshots.tennis.com.au

Sunshine Coast Cheerleading

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Warana

Sunshine Coast Cheerleading offers a wide range of different programs for children aged 3 and up, at all levels of ability. Choose to join a team in cheer, pom, stunt, hip hop and dance categories for a workout like no other. Contact the coaches on 0423 501 564 to discuss the best fit for your child.

www.sunshinecoastcheerleading.com.au

Gold Coast Mermaids

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www.gcmermaids.org.au

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport

Wow! How’s this for something a little different? Raise your very own mermaid with the synchronised swimming team, the Gold Coast Mermaids. As long as your child can swim a couple of strokes and is confident in deep water, a wonderful watery playground awaits as they learn all the tips and tricks of this amazing sport.

Brisbane Youth Theatre

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Paddington

Hands up who has a little drama queen (or king) at home? Yep, me too! Put their talents to good use at the Brisbane Youth Theatre. They will learn a range of performance skills in classes that also help to develop great communication and social skills and boost their confidence. Classes are offered from ages 7 to 17 years. See website for pricing.

www.brisbaneyouththeatre.com.au

 

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Written by

Kerry White

Kerry is the Senior Writer for Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City. Kerry moved to Australia from England in 2013 with her husband and two daughters. She worked as a sub-editor in London for seven years before she had her girls. She now calls the Sunshine Coast her home and is making the most of its glorious weather and beaches. She enjoys baking, especially when she has a glass of wine in hand, and is a part-time Psychology, Criminology and Justice student. She also shares her home with two cats and her daughters' imaginary dogs.

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