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:

Find a library

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.

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.