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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 directory.


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If you don’t feel like venturing into the cold, why not have a movie day at home?

Set up a fort in the lounge, grab some popcorn and pop on one of these family favourite movies – all streaming now.


Streaming on Disney+


Streaming on NEON


Streaming on Netflix


Streaming on Disney+

✨ Specials on School Holiday Activities

September/October school holidays 2020: 26th September – 11th October

See company websites for T&Cs

Looking to make a saving on your school holiday fun? Check out some of our favourite family deals on activities and backyard breaks here.

Aotearoa Surf
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Outdoor Adventure Club – School Holiday Program with Aotearoa Surf

Location: 11 Te Arai Point Road, Te Arai
When:  Sun 4th October – Fri 9th October 2020
Cost: $950 per child all inclusive
Age: 8 to 16 years
What: Aotearoa Surf’s Outdoor Adventure Club is a one of a kind learning experience that encompasses a broad array of local adventures. Kids are grouped into ages and ability with introductory surf lessons for beginners. It is a fun, fantastic opportunity for your kids to make friends & learn or develop a skill!

Laser Strike
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Laser Strike! 3 games for 2 these school holidays

Location: Laser Strike, Level 2 Harvey Norman Centre, 250 Moorhouse Ave, Sydenham, Christchurch
When: Weekdays between Monday 28 September – Friday 08 October
Cost: $18 for 3 games
What: Visit Christchurch’s biggest and best indoor laser tag arena on weekdays during the school holidays and receive 3 games for the price of 2! Not valid with any other offer. Book now at www.laserstrike.co.nz or call 03 366 7595 and quote “KIDSPOT”.

Northern Arena
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Intensive Learn To Swim School Holiday Programme

Location: Northern Arena, 8 Polarity Rise, Silverdale
When: Week 1: Mon 28th September – Fri 2nd October or Week 2: Mon 5th – Fri 9th October
Cost: $97.50 per child per week
Age: 3+
What: Award-winning Northern Arena provides your child with the perfect opportunity to improve, enhance, or kick start a key life skill with a week-long, intensive learn to swim school holiday programme.

All You Needle
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All You Needle Felting Kits

Location: Delivery nationwide
Cost: Varies
What: All You Need is a New Zealand Wildlife series needle felting kit and the school holidays! Use the time you have to help your kids learn a new craft while learning about the world around them (enter “felting kits” in the website search bar). The All You Needle shop has lots of fun craft and activity ideas to keep both young and old busy during the holidays.

Capital E
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Digital Day, Wellington

Location: Capital E, Queens Wharf
When: Tuesday 29 September or 6 October, 10am to 3pm
Cost: $59
Age: 9+
What: In a mashup of OnTV and MediaLab activities there is lots of opportunity for creative expression. In the OnTV studio you’ll work together to film a funny TV show before heading over to MediaLab to explore digital creativity further.

Paint the Earth
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Paint The Earth

Location: 38 William Pickering Drive, Albany, Auckland
When: Open daily during the holidays
Cost: Prices per piece start from $20 including paint, glaze, and firing
What: Create a special keepsake these holidays at Paint the Earth. Choose a piece from the huge range of plates and figurines and then get creative! Book to avoid disappointment.

Mega Air
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Mega Air – Holiday Fun!

Location: 106a Carmen Road, Hornby, Christchurch
When: Check the website for session times
Cost: From $15
What: Mega Air brings you wall-to-wall fun – for all ages, including toddlers, for all fitness levels and all skills. If you like to jump, leap, flip, fly and have FUN then the Christchurch Mega Air is for you.


Spend these school holidays supporting Kiwi companies

Local businesses need our support now more than ever, so these school holidays we’re encouraging our families and each other to get out and back Kiwi’s. See some of our favourite family activities and school holiday programmes below + search for options in your area in our wider directory.


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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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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