Classes for preschoolers include music and movement, tumbling tots and swimming lessons.

Instructor and preschooler in learn to swim lesson.

The following courses are available for preschoolers:

Active fun play

A safe and friendly environment filled with soft play equipment for your pre-schooler or school child to use.

There's no need to book, just turn up on the day during term time. Children must be supervised at all times.

Day, time and age group: ASB Sports Centre
  Monday 9.30 - 11.30 (1½ - 4 years)
  Thursday 9.30 - 11.30 (1½ - 4 years)
  Sunday 9.30 - 11.30 (1½ - 10 years)

$5.50; With Leisure Card: $4.40

For more information, contact: ASB Sports Centre on (04) 830 0500 or email:


A fun-filled, creative and engaging class which focuses on exploring the foundations of artistic gymnastics, while introducing gymnastics skills and movements on all four apparatus (vault, bar, beam and floor). This class is a great way to build coordination, flexibility, and strength - all skills which are transferable to any sport.

This is an 8-week programme, running from 8 May - 26 June.

Where and when: Nairnville Recreation Centre
  Thursdays 3.20 - 4.10pm (4 - 6 years)

$64 for an 8-week term; With Leisure Card: $51.20

For more information, contact: Nairnville Recreation Centre

Music and movement

There are a range of classes for preschoolers involving moving to music.

For session times, costs or to book, check out the Recreation Programmes: 

Book now

Or contact the venue:

  • ASB Sports Centre
  • Karori Recreation Centre
  • Nairnville Recreation Centre

Boppers and hoppers

An activities class giving children the opportunity to gain confidence and explore with music and movement with a basic circuit that gives a variety of challenges.

Age:  1 - 2 years (confident walkers)
Where and when:

Karori Recreation Centre: Wednesdays
Nairnville Recreation Centre: Mondays and Wednesdays

Giggles and wiggles

A fun session for parent and child to explore the world of music and movement together.

Age: 2 - 12 months
Where and when:

Karori Recreation Centre: Mondays
Nairnville Recreation Centre: Thursdays

Musical tots

Giving children experiences in singing, listening and playing to develop confidence and self-esteem.

Age: Karori: 18 months - 4 years
Where and when:

Karori Recreation Centre: Mondays

Toddlers and waddlers

An even balance of music and physical play with our preschool equipment.

Age: Crawling babies through to new walkers
Where and when: Nairnville Recreation Centre: Tuesdays & Fridays

Tumbling tots

A fun class to develop the foundations of physical activities such as running, jumping, climbing and balancing.

Where and when:

Karori Recreation Centre: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Nairnville Recreation Centre: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
ASB Sports Centre: Wednesdays and Fridays - single casual entry if there are spaces available: $9.50

Preschool playtime (toddler day)

A fun learning experience for caregivers and toddlers in a water environment.

Where and when: Karori Pool: Tuesday
Tawa Pool: Friday
9.30am - 11.30am
10am - 12 noon

Normal pool entry charges apply

Swimming lessons - private

A personalised coaching service that can cater to your needs - whether you want to learn to swim or improve your swimming technique. Bookings essential.

Where: Karori Pool
Keith Spry Pool
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre
Sessions: 30 minutes


For more information or to book, contact the relevant pool:

Swimming lessons - Swim School

The Council's Learn to Swim classes and Aquatic Courses are for all ages and abilities.

For more information or to book, phone the Council's Contact Centre on (04) 499 4444 or refer to:

Swim School

Tinytown early birds

Activities include games, song and dance, parachute games, activity circuits, racing car circuits, face painting, inflatable toys and bubbles. Only available during the school term.

Age: 2 - 5 years
Where and when: Kilbirnie Recreation Centre: Mondays and Thursdays

For session times, costs or to book, check out the Recreation Programmes:

Book now

Or contact the venue: Kilbirnie Recreation Centre