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Sometimes it feels like they only just went BACK to school, yet here we are again, getting ready for a new set of school holidays.

No matter the weather, we’ve gathered some of our tried and tested family favourite crafts and activities to keep the kids busy in-and-out of the house, please you’ll also be able to see what is happening around the nation these holidays and find more fun ideas in our Parenting Directory.

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Creative School Holiday Activities

Entertaining the kids during the school holidays can get the creative juices flowing - and it doesn't have to cost the earth! Try some of our ideas for creative school ...
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Snowplanet July school holiday programme

Snowplanet’s School Holiday Programs offers a great environment for children aged 5-16 years to learn and progress in the world of snow sports ...
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road trips

Road trip games for the car

Playing the same old car games, road trip after road trip, can get a little ...
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Surfers Paradise

Your Fab Family Holiday to the Gold Coast Awaits

Looking forward to a break, in a parenting kind of way, to relax, recharge and ...
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Discover ‘Fiji Time’

One visit to the beautiful Fiji Islands and you will understand the meaning of Fiji ...
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Bucket List for Kiwi Kids

What do you think every child should have the opportunity to experience, see or do ...
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teen hiking

Teen-friendly family activities

If you're struggling to get your teen involved in family activities, try some of these ...
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21 no-mess, fuss-free picnic ideas

Picnics should be an easy and no-fuss way to enjoy a family meal outside. We've ...
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Must-see family movies of 2019

Get a sneak peek at the best family movies coming up in 2019 and plan ...
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whats on

cheesecake shop

Enter New Zealand’s Biggest Colouring Competition!

Download the colouring sheet here and return it to any The Cheesecake Shop by Monday 22/4/19. You’ll receive a free slice of cake for entering and be in the running to win a Crayola Colouring Prize Pack. T&Cs Apply

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FREE school holiday fun

From Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April join us and Rainbow Rascals daily between 10am – 2pm for Easter themed arts and crafts these holidays.

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Snowplanet’s School Holiday Programme

Snowplanet’s School Holiday Programs offers a great environment for children aged 5-16 years to learn and progress in the world of snow sports. Register now and join in on the fun.

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YMCA Holiday Programmes & Camps

Location: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga

When: 15 – 26 April

Cost: See online

YMCA run’s fun, active and social holiday programmes that your child will love! Their Holiday Programmes are the perfect way for your kids to get out and about during the holidays and are a great way for kids to make new friends.

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bradas dance

Learn to dance at Te Oro with The Bradas

Location: Te Oro, Glen Innes Auckland

When: 27 April

Cost: $5 per session (option to attend all four sessions)

Te Oro and The Bradas will be hosting an open series of workshops on Saturday 27 April for anyone wanting to dance and learn from The Bradas these April school holidays. Sessions are open to 10 years+

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Wellington Phoenix Soccer Camp (one or two days)

Location: Wellington College

When: 15 – 16 April

Cost: See online

This is an opportunity for your kids to play their  favourite game all day, develop their skills, make new friends and rub shoulders with members of the Wellington Phoenix Academy. Suitable for ages 7-12 and all abilities.

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Family Activities Directory

Family fun can be the best part of childhood! Whether it’s free and on the local playground or requires a bit more investment check out all these options covering all ages, stages and weathers.
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School Holidays Directory

School holiday classes activities are organised during each term break. School holiday camps and programs are offered by local city councils, art and dance studios, sport organisations.
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Family Holidays and Travel Directory

Planning a family getaway? Find online family friendly travel options, accommodation, things to do, where to dine and travel products, so you can make the most of your trip.
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