Most Popular Kids Activities in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges in 2016

the Melbourne Region, Victoria (VIC)

    Outdoor Laser Skirmish, Wallan, Cockatoo, Skye & Mobile. Played in huge bush Battlefields with forts, bunkers and barricades. Awesome fun with groups divided into teams to complete Call of Duty type missions for real. Communication, Team work, Leadership, Tactical Skills are all used to advantage in order to be victorious! Ages 7 and up. All levels of fitness catered for. Run around like Rambo or sit and guard the base, it is up to you. We provide BBQ and picnic areas, camo overalls, team hats, ... Read more unlimited ammo, lots of action and loads of laughs! Also at 200a Evans Rd Cockatoo and 45 Highview Rd Skye Latest equipment with hit feedback, cool sound effects, Red dot and Telescopic scopes, unlimited Ammo with full auto and single shot modes. Lighter laser taggers have a range up to 50 metres, Mid size ones 90-100 and Snipers 130+ . Specializing in Birthdays, sports team, club or school activities, Corporate Team Building, Bucks/Hens and we can come to you! Try a backyard or local ...

    Overall rating: 4 out of 5  

    Laser Skirmish Fun!

    11-05-2016 by Chloe Seddon

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help organising Laser Skurmish last Saturday. We are all OAPs pushing 40 and we haven't ran/shouted/had so much fun in ages. Will definitely be returning with new friends to shoot! Thanks again Chloe

    Public Speaking club for children aged 8 - 16 years old. Your child will be coached on how to amplify their confidence, write a speech and speak with natural ease and joy. Available at multiple locations across Sydney & Melbourne with more clubs opening around Australia. About our clubs: Our club motto is FEEL it - OWN it - SPEAK it! Each session provides an opportunity for your child to volunteer for club jobs and speaking roles that are designed to be enjoyable, fun and easy to do. Members ... Read more are coached by a highly professional Lantern League coach on how to deliver a speech full of shine and personality. Due to the emphasis on positive self talk, shining bright & active listening, members experience feelings of safety, freedom & belonging very quickly in the group. Lantern League is a non competitive speaking club, so you don't have to worry about your child being judged or graded. But they will be encouraged to: - FEEL their shine and power from within - OWN their words ...

    Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5  

    Go James...

    14-10-2016 by Karin Kaufmann

    My son James has been attending Lantern League for nearly 2 years and JUST LOVES IT. A little shy at Primary School, Lantern League has allowed his inner self to shine and this has resulted in a confident , young man, who feels much more comfortable voicing his opinions. As a result of Lantern League and the way the students are taught, James won an impromptu speaking award last year out of a minimum of 100 participating students. I would highly recommend Lantern League to any parent: Lantern League teaches public speaking skills and is something that will put any child ahead of the rest.

    Answer from Lantern League - Global Public Speaking Club on 22-03-2017:
    We just love having James in our club. He has grown so much and become such a beacon of light for us all.

    love the inner shine

    11-10-2016 by Tigs

    My daughter (aged 10) has just loved this space. She gets to curiously probe into the world of public speaking and performing and since starting has taken on a public speaking role at school and is growing in confidence all the time. The emphasis on building your inner shine instead of copy cat performing is just great! Super confidence building.

    Answer from Lantern League - Global Public Speaking Club on 22-03-2017:
    How awesome! We love that your daughter has grown in confidence so much. That inner shine will keep growing and growing.

    MELBOURNE TENNIS COACHING IS RUN BY PROFESSIONAL COACH, TODD SCOULLAR, AND IS BASED IN INNER EAST MELBOURNE. I HAVE OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TEACHING CHILDREN FROM AGES 3, UP TO ADULTS AND JUNIORS PLAYING PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENTS. I AM AVAILABLE FOR COACHING AT VARIOUS TIMES, ON YOUR OWN COURT. I WILL COME TO YOU, AND COACH YOU AT HOME, OR AT A NEARBY PUBLIC COURT. MY SERVICES INCLUDE: - HOT SHOTS STYLE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN - BEGINNER JUNIORS/SENIORS - TENNIS FITNESS FOR SERIOUS ... Read more PLAYERS - COACHING FOR TOURNAMENT LEVEL PLAYERS - CARDIO TENNIS - RESTRINGING SERVICE CLASSES CAN BE RUN ON A CASUAL BASIS. THERE IS NO NEED TO SIGN UP FOR A TERM. I AM QUITE FLEXIBLE, HOWEVER, MOST AVAILABLE TIMES ARE ON A WEEKDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Great Tennis Coach!

    10-04-2016 by Lee

    Great coaching for all ages, my kids have learned here and their friends too everyone has loved every lesson!!

    Great coach with the kids

    04-04-2016 by Damila

    Todd is one of the best teachers/coaches we've had. He's wonderful with my kids, and is a great role model. He is very flexible when it comes to making up rained out lessons, and I highly recommend getting in touch.

    Learn self defence through the traditional ART of Tae Kwon Do. Different to a competitive sport, this non-competitive martial art teaches each individual to achieve THEIR best without fear of losing along the way. Ideal for teens and adults of all age. An activity for the whole family. Visitors are very welcome. Learn self-discipline, self-confidence, integrity, perseverance, courtesy and respect. Combining the skilled application of powerful kicks and punches, blocks, dodges and interceptions, ... Read more with the philosophy and traditional teachings of Rhee Tae Kwon Do, the practitioner attains physical and mental strength to apply in their day-to-day life. The discipline, mental training and various techniques of Rhee Tae Kwon Do also provide the grounds for engendering in the practitioner a strong sense of justice, fortitude, compassion, humility and resolve. Not everyone likes team sports, especially self-conscious teens, and there are very few activities where parents can get active with ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Upwey Tae Kwon Do

    14-06-2017 by Saul

    I train at Upwey Rhee TKD side by side with my 9 yo son. There's not a lot of sports where you can do this which is one of the things we both love about it - however it doesn't stop there. The people we train with are great, the instructors are great all combined with some excellent messaging about self control and respect. We're only just getting established in our training routine, however I already notice some great physical and mental benefits. One of the aims of the training is to get your brain and body working in sync with each other - it amazes me how much of a challenge this actually is - but I think I'm getting there. In conclusion, I can't recommend it highly enough and hopefully my son and I will both be training there for many years to come.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 16-06-2017:
    It is always pleasing to know that students are "getting it" and seeing the benefits, both for them as individuals but also as a family.

    Traditional AND practical

    14-06-2017 by Ying

    Amazing instructor and students at Upwey Taekwondo who make you feel right at home and are very welcoming and accommodating whether you are new to the arts or a returning student after a long break.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 16-06-2017:
    A welcoming, family friendly atmosphere is one of our main goals. With a good environment students will learn more and more quickly. Thanks for the review.

    Great activity for kids and adults

    09-02-2016 by Jess Brown

    Tae kwon Do helps people to develop flexibility, strength and coordination in a fun, low-pressure way. Upwey Tae Kwon Do teachers are knowledgeable and patient. Well-worth the experience for kids and adults alike.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 19-05-2016:
    Besides the physical benefits of exercise, by training together often as a family, both children and adults learn that respect is a two-way street. This reinforces respect all round and boosts self confidence as the usual power hierarchy between adults and children is not relevant in our martial art.

    Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defense

    08-02-2016 by Faith Nicholls

    This has been the best activity my son has ever been involved with. Excellent mentoring and teaching . My son developed great confidence in himself as well as learning new skills.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 19-05-2016:
    Self confidence in children, especially teenagers, will help them to resist negative peer pressure and thus make them safer. Regular training in a safe non-competitive environment will boost their confidence as they learn. This is compared to a competitive environment which disadvantages those who cannot keep up with others, often resulting in a lowering of self confidence.

    General Review

    30-04-2015 by Annette

    Upwey Rhee Tae Kwon Do is an excellent Tae Kwon Do and self defence school with excellent instructors.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 04-08-2016:
    What can we say other than to agree.

    General Review

    30-04-2015 by Annette

    Upwey Rhee Tae Kwon Do is an excellent self defence school with great instructors.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 04-08-2016:
    We are in full agreement with you.

    How to help your kid find their balance in life

    There are many ways in which we try to balance our busy lives, and keeping a balance between our physical, mental and spiritual selves is an important start to maintaining overall balance in life. In nature, the equilateral triangle is one of the most stable and strongest of shapes. Maintaining an equal balance between the physical, spiritual and mental aspects of our lives goes a long way to maintaining feelings of balance and control in our life. Plus, the earlier we create good balance the ...

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    Self defence for kids - recognising danger

    We all want to ensure the safety of our children but keeping them safe can be a 24/7 job and there's only so much we can do as parents or carers. This is why it's important to help empower our children to take responsibility for their own safety at all times. The keyword here is to empower your child - you want to find a balance where they don't have to constantly feel as though they're worrying about any potential danger. One of the ways we can ease the load off ourselves is by teaching our c...

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    How to raise brave kids - that understand FEAR

    When confronted by someone or an unusual event we are often surprised by our body's reaction, often interpreted as 'Fear'. At a physiological level our body is dumped with adrenalin which makes our muscles ready to fight or flee from any perceived attack or stressful situation, that is our 'fight' or 'flight' instinct. These two primordial responses are most obvious in children who will run away or lash out when stressed. But as we grow older our response is often overridden by our 'intelligent ...

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    Self defence: A lesson in safer living

    Self Defence is much less about one's ability to fight and more about knowledge of one's self and environment. We are born with a natural instinct for survival and self-preservation but in our modern 'civilised' society much of this instinct has been conditioned out of us, particularly in women. The victim is often punished along with the perpetrator, especially as children in school when rules against ‘fighting' often punish the victim as well as the bully. We learn that standing up for oursel...

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    Beautiful face painting designs for children and adults for events of all sizes. Birthdays, Christenings, Weddings, Halloween, Masquerade, Zombie, Christmas, Community and Corporate Events. Current WWC and Fully Insured. Surrounding Emerald, Pakenham

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    so impressed!

    18-03-2015 by Melanie Hopper

    I was blown away by this lady. Each child she painted was a work of art. Very impressed.

    Excellent face painter

    13-10-2014 by Kate

    For the past 2 months, I've been taking both my kids to the Emerald Market to get their faces painted as a special treat. Each time they have got something different, and each design is awesome!! Its become a bit of a tradition now. Very nice lady :)

    Amazing

    20-09-2014 by Amber Klein

    I saw this lady paint at a first birthday party and I was blown away by her work! Her faces are so intricate and detailed. She was great with the kids, my son couldn't take his eyes off her! I will def be looking to book her for my daughters birthday!

    Reach Gymnastics is a gymnastics club based at Emerald Secondary College. Classes are run on Monday and Friday evenings for school aged children. We pride ourselves on running classes that feature fun, fitness, friendship and fundamentals. Reach runs a Gymstar program. Gymstar is for boys and girls, and comprises of the following apparatus - floor, beam, rings, uneven bars, parallel bars and vault. Gymstar provides recreational gymnastics competitions that are enjoyable for gymnasts, coaches, ... Read more spectators and judges. The program's main objective is for all participants to enjoy the experience of participating to their full potential. For more information on the Gymstar program, please visit our website.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Fantastic!

    10-01-2016 by Melissa Hofman

    This club offers a fantastic environment for kids to learn gymnastics - coaches are professional and the kids always have fun and learn heaps!

    Answer from Reach Gymnastics Emerald on 04-01-2018:
    Thank you! We appreciate the time to provide this lovely feedback!

    ABOUT US V Team Taekwondo is a family oriented environment where members can benefit physically and mentally from the art and passion of martial arts. OUR GOAL: Our goal is to promote and grow Taekwondo in our community and to create a healthy playground for everybody . Through Taekwondo we aim to focus on the following: - Enhancement of self esteem - Build confidence - Develop discipline - Self defense - Strengthen body and mind WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU: Bring out the positive ... Read more qualities that have always been part of you! Become coordinated and be the healthiest you can be. Develop patience, confidence, self-discipline, inner calm, and a consistently positive mental attitude to overcome obstacles. Develop a healthy mind and body. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING V TEAM TAEKWONDO? - We are fully insured - Four locations throughout Melbourne - Fully trained Instructors - Affordable fees - Family discount - Improve co-ordination and focus - Develop leadership ...

    lean to defend yourself in a fun , friendly & family environment Classes are designed to develop confidence focus respect fitness strength discipline These skills maybe transferred to strategies that are used at school home work & in relationships TI-GA Karate building successful young individuals through our martial arts. We train five nights a week in 2 locations Epping & Romsey

    Trees Adventure  offers a unique activity for every member of the family whether your 5 or 75+! Set in the beautiful heritage listed gardens of Glen Harrow just minutes from Puffing Billy at the edges of the Yarra Ranges! Our park is made of 5 courses with a total of 77 challenges. Courses consist of rope bridge crossings, ladders, walking nets, wooden tunnels, flying foxes and many more experiences amongst the trees. There are easy courses for those a little uneasy about heights (up to 2m high)  ... Read more to those more daring who want to try our black runs (up to 15m high). The course difficulties are all  indicated by different colours in this order: green, blue, red, black! This is a one of kind unique Treetop experience! Entry gives participants 2 hours (including training) and we encourage spectators to stay for free to watch and snap some photos! There’s a place to enjoy a coffee, ice cream, snacks or a drink at our kiosk. We are open 7 days per week between 11am - 5pm during weekdays ...

    The Big Bouquet is a modern, working cut flower farm and alpaca stud, located in Healesville in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Take a guided tour through the 12,000 m2 glasshouse to learn first hand about the growing of top quality gerberas. Entry to the farm is free but there is a fee for guided tours of the property. Guided tours run 3 times a day and will introduce you to all the aspects involved in producing these stunning cut flowers. They also include an informative talk on alpacas, as well ... Read more as an opportunity to take a close look at these friendly creatures. An educational display in the visitor centre will lead you through the fascinating science of gerbera propagation and growth. All attractions are under cover and in the glasshouse you can enjoy the comfort of a minimum year round temperature of 18°C. The farm has full wheelchair access. In the giftshop you’ll find locally made and imported alpaca products ranging from raw fleeces through to luxurious garments made from ...

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    Yogaplex Yoga School offers Spiritual Cinema & Events & the Finest in Hatha Yoga, implementing a psycho-spiritual-physical approach of "Experiential Oneness" way beyond what is generally available in the yoga industry. Some Testimonials = "I've been looking for the perfect yoga studio that is 'real'. George Neo makes yoga restorative, physical and he is a brilliant teacher. No class is ever the same and his contortions are motivational and inspiring. A real treasure find." Renee Feb 2012. ... Read more "Only been practicing seriously for this term. George is a fantastic teacher, challenges you to go further & deeper. Will continue a life long practice." Kate Dec 2012 "George thank you for beautiful yoga workshop. The best Yoga ever. Very good combine with saturday double session. Great feel in spine & chest release." Rudolf Dec 2012 "I am very interested in doing a teacher training programme with you,as I believe you are the best in Victoria. If you may be interested I would be honoured ...

    Hidden amidst the inland slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Kingbilli is a tranquil world designed with families in mind. A 300 acre wildlife refuge and rural farming property, home to a wealth of wondrous wildlife and cuddly domestic animals, this serene environment creates an idyllic hideaway for holiday-makers and their children to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a little old fashioned Aussie bush magic. In an atmosphere of natural harmony, Kingbilli’s self-contained ... Read more bluestone cottages provide the perfect base from which families may explore their surroundings. A place where children can be children... and parents can sit back, and relax! Guests remain private and totally independent … and children are free to wander where they will, cuddling curious llamas, donkeys and horses along the way. Most native mammals are best spotted after dark, although keen eyes may glimpse lazy kangaroos grazing amongst the llamas in the mornings, or a chubby wombat ...

    EVERY SEASON..... EVERY REASON Halls Outdoor Education is an active outdoor education provider with over 20 years experience. Our mission is to “provide learning outcomes through outdoor activities” and as provide exciting opportunities in an educational and enjoyable outdoor environment. We specialise in the following: - School Camps (Two hard-top venues) - Journey Based Programs (Victoria and interstate) - Outdoor Adventure Activities (Bushwalking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, ... Read more Kayaking, Rafting, Surf Experience, Mountain Biking, Caving) - Traineeships (Certificate III & IV in Outdoor Recreation) - Training Courses

    Dance Empire is the leading dance school in the hills, located in Tecoma, Victoria offering classes for all ages in a wide range of areas. At Dance Empire, we love to dance! Everyone at Dance Empire is on his or her own personal journey. Some of us dance to keep fit, some to develop technique, while others simply want to have some fun and make new friends. Dancing, Singing & Acting Classes! Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Neo Classical, Musical Theatre, Film & Tv Acting / Drama classes ... Read more and singing! Contact us now for a free trial class! Our Dance Empire Tecoma studio is a fun, educational environment that welcomes dancers of all ages and levels. Dance Empire teachers are passionate, qualified and experienced, keeping every dancer on their toes. Our dance classes are fresh and exciting. Visit our Classes page to find out what we offer! Our dance school has students from Belgrave, Belgrave South, Upwey, Tecoma, Emerald, Selby, Monbulk, The Patch, Narre Warren, Berwick, ...

    Sports Kickboxing Classes & Lessons

    The Fighting fit kids program can and WILL help your child increase their confidence, self-esteem, discipline, while teaching them life skills that will last them a lifetime. (Let me explain why you MUST come see our program for yourself. It will be the best thing that you’ll ever do for your child.) In our program you child will be able to progress at their very own pace. We understand that everyone learns differently. No matter if your child can only train once a week or more often we have the ... Read more program that will fit you and your Childs needs. Children enrolled into our course will: • Experience an Increase in Self-Esteem and Confidence • Experience an Increase in Motor Skills • Learn to Avoid Peer Pressure! • Learn to Defend Him/Herself! • Learn How to Handle Bullies! • Learn-Life Skills That Will Last Him/Her a Lifetime, In our program, we don’t believe in just teaching children to punch and kick. We work to help build your child’s character. During classes, ...

    Wombat Corner Camp provides a fantastic School Holiday Program for children aged between 5 - 12 years old. The children get to experience many exciting activities such as the Flying Fox, Climb/Abseil Wall, Archery, Low Ropes, Canoeing & more. Being situated next to the famous Puffing Billy and Emerald Lake Park simply adds to the excitement and most of the time they get to go for a ride. This safe environment gives children the opportunity to explore their own abilities, meet new friends, discover ... Read more challenges and become a little more independent. Each School Holidays, Wombat Corner run a new theme. It works great as many children like to return to camp each year.

    Carinya Park is an Equestrian center providing Cottage Bed & Breakfast accommodation for Humans and Agistment for Horses in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. The Orchard Cottage is situated in idyllic and (very) quiet surroundings close to Gembrook. There are views over the newly established orchard (hence the name), the forest and the paddocks. The Yarra Valley Wineries and the Dandenong Ranges attractions just add to the package for a restful holiday. The cottage has all the rustic charm ... Read more of Timber paneling plus the warm tone of Terracotta floor tiles downstairs. Upstairs you will find a rich mixture of Jarrah and recycled Hardwood And out of every window there is a view. There is the forest on one side, the orchard in front of the Verandah with views over the grassy paddocks on the other side. You have privacy, tranquility and comfort while staying in the Orchard Cottage.

    The place where connections are made and opportunities realised. Emerald Community House is a not for profit organisation that provides a supportive and welcoming environment where people can meet, exchange ideas and gain skills, knowledge and confidence. A wide range of community interests and needs is reflected in the education programs and services offered. To support and strengthen the community through consistently providing high quality programs, activities and services with a focus on education ... Read more opportunities, community development activities, children's services and responding to community needs.

    Looking for something different for your child? Emerald City offers dance classes to little ones that really stimulate the imagination and allow freedom of self-expression, but where they will also learn how to point their toes and stretch their legs :) Parents are also able to watch the class! Whilst parents aren't allowed in the dance space, Katherine finds a way to enable parents to see what their child does in the class. As a mother to a young child herself - Katherine understands this need ... Read more well. We currently offer 3-5 years, 5-7 years, 5-9 yrs (tap). For the first 2 classes, we use a variety of props - ribbon wands, scarves, umbrellas and instruments. There is also a fun, adults class (Music theatre) available for people who danced as a child or teen, and also for those who've continued dancing regularly into adulthood. The floor will be open to suggestions (what piece we would like to do, particular exercises etc.) making the class a real group effort. Katherine is an RAD ...

    The Yarra Centre is a multi-function Aquatic and Leisure Centre located on the Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction. The centre comprises of aquatic facilities including a 25m heated pool, a leisure and toddler pool with various water play features; health club, group fitness, a multipurpose room, 2 court stadium, creche, cafe and pro-shop facilities. Our range of programs include Learn to Swim, Health and Fitness memberships, wet and dry group fitness classes and various stadium sports including basketball, ... Read more netball, badminton & table tennis.

    Display Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics programmes in the Yarra Valley and Yarra Ranges areas. Classes start from as young as 3yrs old.

    We have a maze and tea house open for the school holidays - the kids will love to run around the maze and gardens while mum and dad, or grandparents enjoy a relaxing cup of tea from the tearooms. Situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley, bring a picnic and sit back and enjoy the amazing views. Plenty of parking on site.

    Children's Parties, Workshops, incursions , fundraising and more Servicing Melbourne since 2007 Suitable for boys and girls from kinda age upwards Own insurance, working with children's card and lots of references from lots of very happy customers

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