ActiveActivities is an Australian website for Australians with the sole aim of bringing the widest range of kids activities and kids activity providers together for mums, dads, grandparents, step mums and dads, aunts and uncles, carers or just about anyone looking for activities for kids and toddlers.
As you would know, a child's development is important, and very often due to time and other pressures they spend a little more time in front of the television than they should. ActiveActivities can help you get them out there, to learn new skills, develop socially and build happy childhood memories.
We have over 50,000 providers of kids activities listed on the site. We hope you find this useful when searching for activities for your kids.
We've all seen refined gentlemen acting as conductors of grand orchestras. But did you know kids lessons are available in music conducting? Learning to conduct is a great exercise for kids which educates them about a range of things about music. It can also improve their brain function and social skills in ways that will benefits lots of other areas of their lives.Read more
Have you ever taken your kids along to your local community centre? If not, check it out today - community organisations often run events and programmes at these venues which are low cost and designed
Are your children fascinated by martial arts films? Have you caught them doing a karate chop in the backyard?
Do your kids love magic tricks? Do balloons twisted into animal shapes delight them? If so, a clown at their next birthday party might be the best surprise they could possibly imagine!
Lots of research suggests that singing is great for both your physical and mental health.
As parents, I’m sure you are well aware of the many health related benefits of learning to swim from a young age. A recent research conducted by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research in Australia revealed that children who learnt to swim from a young age are on average 11 months ahead of the population in oral expression, 6 months ahead in mathematics reasoning and 2 months ahead in brief reading. If you’ve been thinking about putting your kids through swimming lessons, now is the time to start!Read more
A friend of mine raised a very interesting conversation topic earlier this week: “Are kids today growing up in a ʻbubble wrapped, over-protectiveʼ environment?”. Early childhood experts are having growing concerns that Australian parents and schools are being too soft on kids, resulting in a national culture that “every child gets a ribbon”. Take these 7 tips as starting points to teach you kid responsibilities from a young age.
It’s that time of the year again - end of year festive party season! Like my family, I am sure you’ve already started receiving end of year Christmas party invites from family, friends and work. With all the sweet temptations around this time of the year, parents should also keep an eye on their kids’ food intake at Christmas gatherings and parties. Here are a few handy tips to keep your kids from over indulging this festive season!
Summer is all about making the most of the abundance of sunshine and spending it outdoor with the kids. This summer, I’ve put my family to the challenge of coming up with kids activities that are fun, creative and economical. I want my kids to enjoy mother nature as much as possible during summer but at the same time, I want them to do something fun and creative that won’t break my bank account.
Here’s an interesting observation that I’ve made when out for dinner the other night. There was a family of three dining in the table next to us and when the youngest son started crying out loud, seeking for attention, I saw his dad handing him the latest mini iPad. He then immediately stopped sobbing and sat quietly swiping away at his new gadget. It raised the question in my mind that “Are parents using gadgets such as iPad and PS3 as more than just entertainment and toys for their kids? Or as substitutes to babysitters?”