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Under 5 years

NOTE: Please see Special events and Free stuff to explore for more activities for this age group.

ArtPlay Inside Out (artful play)

Artist: ArtPlay staff

Join us for some artful play at ArtPlay!

Inside Out is a place for imagination and collaboration. There will be all sorts of inspiring materials on hand for you to create an artwork or build a play space with your little one.

Make a sculpture together out of cushions or felt; then turn it into a cubby house. Wrap and weave using ribbon and rope. Muck about with blankets and bubbles. Listen to music and cast shadows as you play. Anything is possible!

Age: 2 to 5 years (younger siblings welcome)
Dates and times: every Thursday from 16 July to 20 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Free, no bookings required (subject to capacity)

All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Dancing Me, Dancing You (dance)

Artist: Kat Worth, Suze Smith and Roland Cox

‘I’m grooving from side to side, I’m stretching out really wide, now I’m making a bridge with my whole body and my big people are watching and following me. This is fantastic. I love being the leader.’

Tune in and follow all the different movements your child has to offer as they respond to the magic of live music. Then watch as the artists’ choreograph them into an instant dance performance unfolding before you and your child’s eyes.

Please be prepared to move around a lot (especially on the floor)!

Age: Walkers 3 years and under
Dates and times: Wednesday 22 July and Sunday 9 August, 10.30am to 11.30am
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dance A Story (dance)

Artist: Inbar Niv from The Yellow Dance Spot

Do you love books?
Do you love music?
Do you love to dance?
Have you ever enjoyed all three at once?

Beginning with a book you will explore a story's themes and lines using your body in the most playful of ways. Make shapes, and faces, free form movement and stretches, twirls and jumps all to music that everyone can enjoy.

Age: 2 to 3 years
Dates and times: Wednesday 5 August and Saturday 5 September, 10am to 10.45am
Bookings essentialbook online

Age: 4 to 5 years
Dates and times: Wednesday 5 August and Saturday 5 September, 11.15am to 12noon
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Clouds (movement)

Artist: Emma Salzano

Soft furnishings are the world of babies as they float from arms to prams to bath to bed.  Floating a little like clouds… Getting upright can be quite difficult sometimes!

Come and move in cloudland together where everything is soft and well … slightly horizontal.  

A light and fun movement, play and exploration experience for you and your baby.

Age: Babes in arms and crawlers
Dates and times: Wednesday 19 August and Thursday 17 September, 10.30am to 11.15am; 11.45am to 12.30pm
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Happy Sticks (music)

Artist: Loukia Vassiliades 

Do you love unwrapping presents?
Yes, me too....
Come and Un-wrap, do the Re-wrap
And Tap Tap Tap

Let your imagination run free and see what the humble rhythm stick can be.

Express yourself and connect with others tapping here, there and everywhere.

Age: Walkers 2 years and under
Dates and times: Wednesday 9 September and Thursday 10 September, 10am to 10.45am; 11.15am to 12noon
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.