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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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! 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”.
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
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 Felting Kits
Location: Delivery nationwide
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.
Digital Day, Wellington
Location: Capital E, Queens Wharf
When: Tuesday 29 September or 6 October, 10am to 3pm
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
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 – 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.