Kids! Now that you’ve had them, the buck stops with you to raise them. You’ve got to keep them safe, happy, healthy, fit, challenged, educated, entertained and, if you’re lucky, occasionally out of your hair. Oh, and apparently, you can’t let them stay glued to a screen all the time.
The great news for you is that Toowoomba is jam-packed with great clubs for kids. You’re sure to find one that’ll tick all the right boxes for your kids and put you on the path to glory at the parent of the year awards.
Looking for some ideas on how to keep them busy this week? Check out our favourite Toowoomba kid’s clubs for inspiration…and earn some serious parental brownie points along the way.
The Toowoomba Police-Citizens Youth Club’s a great starting point when it comes to keeping your kids busy and happy, even if the weather’s not co-operating. Open 6 days a week, it offers a smorgasbord of kids sports and activities, as well and before and after-school care, cultural and welfare programs and even an all-abilities program.
Some of the sports on offer include basketball, karate, Judo, gym and boxing, so it’s a great way to combine fitness and fun in a supportive and friendly environment.
Where: 219a James Street, Toowoomba
To find out more: Call (07) 4632 8316 or visit the PCYC Toowoomba website.
Toowoomba Flyers Swimming Club
If you’re a kid in Queensland, you need to know how to swim. Sure, it’s not on the beach but Toowoomba’s close proximity to great waterholes, creeks and rivers means swimming lessons are a no-brainer. With its raft of prestigious awards and titles, the Toowoomba Flyers Swimming Club is well-placed to teach your kids to swim…and then how to swim FAST! The Flyers caters for the tiniest of beginners right through to those who want to compete in swimming at an elite level.
Where: Variety of locations in Toowoomba
To find out more check out our swimming in Toowoomba article.
Toowoomba Basketball Association
If your kid aspires to move on a basketball court like Michael Jordan, there’s plenty of options in Toowoomba. The Toowoomba Basketball Association will point you in the right direction of a club near you that’s a great fit for you and your kids.
Where: 235 Herries Street, Toowoomba
To find out more: Call (07) 4632 8159 or visit http://toowoombabasketball.com.au
All Stars Gymnastics Club, Toowoomba
Gymnastics is widely renowned as a sport that improved co-ordination, manual dexterity, strength, fitness and flexibility. All Stars Gymnastics Club offers early years’ movement programs for infants as young as six weeks through to 5 years of age, as well as a full gymnastics program for both kids and adults.
Where: 181 Bridge Street, North Toowoomba
To find out more: Call (07) 4632 4363 or click here http://www.toowoombagymnastics.com.au
Australian Navy Cadets Training Ship, Toowoomba
The Australian Navy Cadets Training Ship, Toowoomba (or TS Toowoomba) offers older kids from 12 to 19 the opportunity to participate in an innovative and practical program geared towards teaching them all aspects of seamanship including navigation, first aid, communications and rescue skills. Wanting your kids to share your love of the water? This Toowoomba kid’s club’s for your family!
Where: Wednesday nights at Rowena Park, corner of South and Hennessy Streets in Harristown
To find out more: Commanding Officer Warren Gardiner 0407 355 415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouting isn’t just for the boys anymore. If you want to get your kids outdoors, active and learning at the same time, scouting’s a perfect mix of fun and adventure.
Where: 2 Victory Street, Toowoomba and a variety of other locations in Toowoomba and surrounding areas
To find out more: To find your local Scouts, head to http://www.scoutsqld.com.au or phone (07) 3870 7000
Brownies 5-10 years of age and Girl Guides, 11-17 years of age. Fostering independence, resourcefulness and initiative, there’s a reason why this organisation has a wonderful reputation and great longevity.
Where: Variety of locations in Toowoomba and surrounds including Oakey, Goombungee and Rangeville
To find out more: Contact Girl Guides Queensland on (07) 3357 1266 or visit http://www.guidesqld.org
If you are looking for more things to do with your family in Toowoomba – check out our huge round up too!
No matter what your kids are into, you’re sure to find a kid’s club in Toowoomba that’ll suit their individual needs and interests, as well as bringing a smile to their faces! You might even find that your new-found domestic nirvana spurs you on to get involved behind the scenes as a parent helper!