There are lots of things to do with older children. If you know of any other activities please let us know.
Junior Stamp Club
The Junior Stamp Club is aimed at 6-18 yr olds. Learn everything you need to know about collecting stamps. Activities include stamp swapping,stamp bingo,lucky door prize and free stamps are available. Parents welcome. Hobart Library 10.00am-12.00pm last Saturday of every month. Rosny Library 1.30pm-3.00pm last Saturday of every month. (There are no meetings held in December or January.)
The Scouting association offers lots of exciting opportunities for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 24. Activities include: games, stories, craft and outings for the younger children and moving on to all sorts of outdoor activities for the older children. For more information on scouting in general have a look at the Scouts Australia webpage or the website. You can contact individual groups by clicking on the group names below. The Scouting association offers lots of exciting opportunities for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 24. Activities include: games, stories, craft and outings for the younger children and moving on to all sorts of outdoor activities for the older children.
Groups are in the following localities: Derwent (Domain), Battery Point, 1st Sandy Bay , 10th Hobart (King St, Sandy Bay), Bellerive, Blackmans Bay, Clarence, Cygnet, Geeveston, Glenorchy, Hounville, Howrah, Jordan River, Kingston, Lenah Valley, Mt Faulkner, Mt Stuart, New Norfolk, North West Bay, Pittwater, Sandford, Spring Bay, Swansea, Taroona, Woodbridge.
Guides is for girls 5-18 years of age. Guides provides girls with fantastic opportunities to develop life skills, confidence to think and act for themselves, friendship, respect for the environment and a sense of community. For more information on guiding in general have a look at the Guides Australia webpage. To find out what groups meet near you Click here or Phone: 03 6223 6933
Gymnastics & Sports
Various places run a variety of sporting or gymnastic programmes for all ages. These include: Bridgewater PCYC Green Point Road, Bridgewater. 6263 5277 Hobart Gymnastics Academy 27-29 Hurst St Bridgewater. 6263 3460 Hobart PCYC 300 Liverpool Street, Hobart. 6230 2246 Hobart YMCA 8a Constance Ave, Glenorchy 6272 8077 Kingborough Sports Centre Kingston View Drive, Kingston 6211 8262
Far Out! Indoor Play Centre
The centre provides two safe soft play environments for ages 6mths to 3 years and has the states largest under 3 fenced toddler area. Also Tasmania’s largest Indoor play equipment 3yrs – 11yrs, Large Jumping Castle, Boosting Super cannon, 4 ball cannons, Speed slide, Triple slide, Cyclone slide, Never seen before ‘spiders web’, Flying fox, Double trampoline, Large ball pit, Address: 2/21 south arm Hwy. Mornington,Tas 7018. Phone: 03 6244 5665
Hobart Aquatic Centre
Davies Ave, Domain, Hobart. Phone 6222 6999
Royal Botanical Gardens
Domain, Hobart Great place for picnics and parties. They often run holiday activities.
Lots of exciting stalls. Saturday only at Salamanca Place, Hobart.
There are lots of fabulous playgrounds in the Hobart area, ranging from a swing or two to amazing playgrounds with all sorts of equipment. Click here for more information on playgrounds in your locality.
Hobart Bike Track
There is a nice flat bike track starting at the domain, near the cenotaph and stretching out to Glenorchy, passing by a yummy icecream shop. A lovely family outing.
162 Main Road, Moonah. 6272 9810
Woody's Skate and Play Centre
10/12 Knoll Street, Glenorchy. 6273 7700 Has a skating rink and indoor playground. They cater for parties.
Putters Mini Golf
Has two courses, one indoor and one outdoor. 10 Main Road, Moonah. 6228 0099
Stomp Fitness is a new Tasmanian owned & operated exergaming gym that is family-friendly and encourages parents and their children to workout together. Exergaming is a combination of video gaming and exercise. The result is a fun, interactive game that promotes physical fitness for all ages. During school holidays we'll be running daily group fitness aimed at families of school-aged children. Level 1, 69 Liverpool Street Hobart. Phone 0439 771 183
Love to sing? SING IT! No music experience necessary. A modern choir for children aged 10-17. Learn to sing using vocal techniques to popular songs. Weekly sessions on a Thursday 4pm - 5pm during school terms. At the Lindisfarne CWA Hall. Please ph 0448820367 or email louiecath@gmail for info, or just turn up.
Jitterbug Dance Parties
Dance and art activities come to your child's party. Suitable for 5-10 year olds. Cool music, fun games and atmosphere to get kids up and moving! Phone Jessie Jitterbug for more details on 0437249731 or email Astrkmolly@ yahoo.com