Activities for children

Sports and swimming 

Council’s leisure and aquatic centres offer preschool, school holiday and learn to swim programs. To see what’s available in your local area visit:


Local libraries run programs for children that include rhyme time, storytime and school holiday programs. Find a library near you to discover what’s on.

Playgroups and Toy Libraries


Playgroups offer opportunities for babies and pre-schoolers to socialise and develop new skills while their parents/guardians have opportunities to build friendships with other families within the community. Most playgroups meet weekly at various times during school terms. Find a playgroup in the region or visit Playgroup Victoria to find a playgroup for more information.

Smalltalk playgroup

Smalltalk is a free supported playgroup for parents, carers and children. It’s a friendly, relaxed and inclusive playgroup that runs each week during school terms. Smalltalk is run by a trained facilitator.

At each session:

  • Parents and carers have fun with their child or children
  • Babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers play and learn together
  • Ideas are shared to support children’s learning and development.

Sessions are held at the following venues: 

Woodend Playgroup - 45 Forest Street, Woodend. Wednesday 9am – 11am

Romsey Community Hub - 96-100 Main Road, Romsey. Thursday 11am–1pm

 To find out more and or to get involved, contact Molly Peterson on 0436 839 819 or email


Toy Libraries

Toy Libraries are a non-profit organisation run by volunteer members, providing a cost-effective way for parents to access fun and educational toys and play material. Toys available for loan cater for children from birth to eight years. Visit Toy Libraries Australia for more information.

Creative workshops

Give your child the chance to explore their creative side at these two workshops being held in April: