Preschool programmes

Classes for pre-schoolers at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre include Gym Jam, Boppers and Hoppers and Tumbling Tots.

Gym Jam

A safe and friendly environment filled with soft play equipment and an inflatable for your pre-schooler to explore. Each session encourages children to balance, build and play with the equipment provided. There's no need to book, just turn up on the day. Sessions are held on the court, or in the Matairangi room.

Cost: $4.50 casual entry or $3.60 with LeisureCard. 

Gym Jam
Days (during term time) Time
1−5 year-olds Monday, Thursday and Sunday 9.30am−11.30am

Boppers and Hoppers

Boppers and Hoppers is a music and movement class. Children are encouraged to sing and dance along, as well as play with musical instruments. The equipment is set up in a circuit, and children are encouraged to explore the circuit at their own pace and ability. This class is suited to 1-2 year olds, or confident walkers.

Cost: $10 casual entry, $82 for 10-trip pass.

Boppers and Hoppers Days (during term time) Time
1–2 year olds
Wednesday 9.30am–10.15am

Tumbling Tots

The next step up from Bopper and Hoppers, Tumbling Tots is an engaging class that aims to develop your child’s physical skills, such as running, climbing, rotation and balancing. It encourages cooperation and interaction with other children. The set-up offers challenges for all abilities and increases in difficulty throughout the term.

The Tumbling Tots programme also offers group sessions for play centres, play groups and kindergartens.

Cost: $10 casual entry, $82 for 10-trip pass.

Tumbling Tots Days (during term time) Time
2–4 year-olds
Wednesday 10.30am–11.15am

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Contact and address

Ākau Tangi Sports Centre

Phone: 04 830 0500


Street address: 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie