Join us for some fun in the park!

Who: Kids - birth to school age - with their mums, dads and carers.
What: A fun time for kids to paint, do puzzles, do activities, play games, meet other kids, parents and carers and connect with other families..
Where: Ainslie; Charnwood;p; Florey; Franklin, Griffith; Holt; Isabella Plains, Kambah; Lyons; Narrabundah; Scullin; Weston; Boundless
When: Contact the agency to confirm starting dates.

Remember to use sunscreen and wear a hat in warm weather
and wear a coat and hat in cold weather

For information about Paint and Play you can contact ACT PlaygroupsExternal Link on 1 800 171 882 or via their facebook pageExternal Link.

You can download a poster for display in your reception area about Paint and Play here [PDF 129KB]

Locations across Canberra

Sessions run during school termsPaint and Play Image


Location: Ainslie (Wakefield Avenue)
Day: Wednesday (weekly)
Time: 10am to 11:30am
Agency/Partner: ACT Playgroups, YMCA and Marymead
Enquiries: 1800 171 882 (ACT Playgroups) or 6242 2020 (YMCA)


Location: St Thomas Aquinas Primary School (Lhotsky Street, Charnwood)
Day: Tuesday (weekly) run throughout the school term
Time: 9.30am to 10.45am
Agency/Partner: Belconnen Community Service
Enquiries: 6264 0200


Location: Florey Primary School (Forecourt, Ratcliffe Crescent) Wet Weather Friendly
Day: Friday (weekly) run throughout the school term 
Time: 9:30am to 10:45am
Agency / Partner: Belconnen Community Service and Florey Primary School
Enquiries: 6264 0200 (BCS)
Florey Paint and Play is undercover and not subject to rain.


Location: Franklin Park and Play (Oodgeroo Avenue)
Day: Thursday (weekly) during school terms
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Agency / Partner: ACT Playgroups, Anglicare and Franklin Early Childhood School
Enquiries: ACT Playgroups 1 800 171 882 or Franklin Early Childhood School 6142 1110


Location: Griffith Community Hall, Stuart Street
Day: Thursday (weekly) during school terms
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30am
Cost: $5 per family


Location: Holt Community Hub, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent
Day: Tuesday (weekly) during school terms
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30am
Agency / Partner: ACT Playgroups, Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre and Anglicare
Enquiries: ACT Playgroups 1 800 171 882

Isabella Plains

Location: Isabella Plains Early Childhood School, Ellerston Avenue
Day: Friday (weekly) during school terms
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Agency / Partners: ACT Playgroups and Isabella Plains Early Childhood School
Enquiries: ACT Playgroups 1 800 171 882 or Isabella Plains Early Childhood School 6205 7688


Location: Kambah Adventure Park, Springbett Street, Kambah
Day: Friday (weekly)
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Agency / Partner: Anglicare
Enquiries: 6291 4396 (Calwell Early Childhood Centre)


Location: Lyons (Ulverstone Street, park in Tooms Place and walk across oval)
Day: Thursday (weekly)
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Agency/Partner: Woden Community Service; YMCA; Noah’s Ark
Enquiries: WCS 6282 2644 and Lyons Early Childhood School 6142 0044


Location: Narrabundah Early Childhood School (23-27 Kootara Crescent)
Day: 2nd Saturday of each month
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Agency: Narrabundah Early Childhood School
Enquiries: 6205 9766 (Narrabundah ECS)


Location: Southern Cross Early Childhood School, Wirraway Crescent
Day: Wednesday (weekly during school term)
Time: 9:00am to 11.00am
Agency/Partner: Southern Cross Early Childhood School
Enquires: 6142 0020 Southern Cross Early Childhood School


Location: Weston Community Hub - (parking off Hilder Street or in Dillon Place, near the skate park)
Day: Wednesday (weekly)
Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
Agency/Partner: Communites@Work; Noah’s Ark, Woden Community Services, The Smith Family.
Enquiries: 6293 6500(Communites@Work)


Location: Kings Park, Wendouree Drive, Parkes
Day: Monday (every week including school and public holidays)
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Agency/Partner: Marymead and ACT Playgroups
Enquiries: 6162 5800 Marymead or