School Holiday Activities

By Rachael van Rij | Posted: Wednesday September 19, 2018

If you are at a loose end and wondering what to do with the kids these upcoming holidays, here are some ideas ....

Kelly Club - Holiday Programmes

Kelly Club offers full time Holiday Programmes during the October school holidays at Amesbury School from 1st Oct – 12th Oct 2018.

Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 13 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. The programmes are packed with activities to entertain and inspire children.

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit email [email protected]or call 04 972 7201

FOOTBALL MORNING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (Yrs 1–6) Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface).

Improve technique by working on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling & shooting.

Great practice for the up and coming Summer Series Competition!

Week 1 - Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm,

Week 2 – Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm


Come and join the Wellington Pulse member Mila Reuelu Buchanan for a fun filled 3 days of netball!

Grow your child’s confidence with our netball skills programme, focusing on the key skills areas for their level of development.

Children aged 5-12 can work on the ball handling, game sense, co-ordination, speed and accuracy with our experienced coaches. Using fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players while also having fun!

Week 2 – Mon, Tues, Weds 1.30pm-4.30pm


Kelly Sports will be back in Term 4 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives them a place to channel their energy.

Summer Fun in the Sun! (Yrs 1-4) –Fridays 3.05pm-4.05pm. Come and try Athletics, Touch Rugby, Tball and Ultimate Frisbee. It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play. Learn the fundamental skills for all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more – all while having a great time!

Kelly Sports Summer Series Football & Netball

Get your friends together and enter a team in our popular 5-a-side Football or Netball Summer Series Leagues. Played on Friday afternoons at Ian Galloway Park (Football) and Samuel Marsden and Vic Uni in Karori (Netball) beginning 26 October 2018. A great way to maintain and improve your skills over the summer months.

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit email [email protected] or call 04 972 7201. 

Code Club and Code Camp 

CodeCamp allows boys and girls from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Develop confidence and initiative through design, creativity, solving problems and collaboration. Create games, apps, work with robots and electronic building blocks. Flyers attached below!

Gymnastics, Tumbling, Trampoline, & Free Running classes in Tawa!

Bigair Gymsports has a vast range of exciting classes for children aged 3 – 15 years, for all abilities! From beginner to intermediate we have GRAVITY BUSTERS classes, to our more advanced TEAM EXTREME and TUMBLING classes. Children will learn extensive personal skills, including increased self-confidence, self-reflection, listening skills, persistence, self-pride, increased self-esteem, all while building strength, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and fitness, plus some pretty amazing skills that kids can be proud of. Bigair Gyms Term 4 Classes, plus fun & active SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME are open for bookings NOW! For more information, please call us on 04 232 3508, email us [email protected], or visit our website

Movie making and animation

In the October 2018 Holidays, Newtown Movie School are again offering popular movie making and animation holiday programmes.
Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 October 2018 Stop Motion Animation - Popular 3 days of movie making creativity with LEGO and colour paper(based in Newtown)

Thursday 4 to Friday 5 October 2018 Blockbuster Studios - Make a movie trailer for the next big thing.(based in Newtown)

For more information go to contact Craig Lauridsen 021 966 277 or [email protected]

Bookings are open for the October WILDERKIDS School Holiday Programme

Wilderkids, run by Sustainability Trust, is a school holiday programme for kids who really want an adventure. Based in Wellington’s Town Belt, Wilderkids gets kids exploring the nature on our city’s fringes. The focus is on care, connection and curiosity. See more here

We've got another great Wilderkids programme lined up for the October school holidays. You can book at

From October 1 to 12, we'll have your children building huts, sowing seeds, bush baking on a fire pit, being messy mud monsters and more!

The days are based around the growing season, learning about nature in spring, being active - with a good dose of snuggly warm activities. And we're bringing back a favourite - building huts (but get in quick, this is popular!)

The programme is:

  • For kids aged 5 to 12
  • Focused on connecting with and caring for nature and encouraging curiosity
  • $56 a day, with a 10% discount for full week bookings
  • Held at Innermost Gardens in Mt Victoria
  • Popular, so it pays to book early!

If you have a Community Services Card, we'll be running a random ballot for $10 places again. Please register on our website by September 19.

Looking forward to exploring nature with your wonderful kids!

Write like an Author

There is another opportunity for your students to attend this school holiday camp for young writers, "Write like an Author", ( which Raroa Intermediate are hosting during the second week of the next school holidays. This will be open to all schools in the area, for Year 5-10 students. The programme has been developed by author Brian Falkner and is excellent for students who love writing and would like to be published one day.

It is an internationally acclaimed writing course that teaches young writers the skills and techniques that professional authors use to create their stories. During the camp, each participant will develop and write an original creative story under the guidance of well-known author, craft guru, World of Wearable Arts winner and writing coach Fifi Colston.

The camp will be held at Raroa Normal Intermediate during the school holidays, starting on Monday 8 October 2018 and running until Thursday 11 October 2018.

The camp is non-residential, and runs from 9am to 4pm each day. 
The course fee is $195.00, which includes a discount for early registration.
The number of places on the camp is strictly limited and many are filled already.

A flyer about the camp is attached. Bookings need to be made directly through the website.

Weta Workshop

From drama to sculpting and even chainmaille making, our workshops for ages 6 – 12 years old will excite and delight! Don’t miss out. Book online  

Lego Show

Well-Lug, the Wellington Lego user group is please to announce the third Lego show in Palmerston North

The 29th and 30th September will see some fantastic Lego creations on display

Our last show was a big success; this year’s show will be bigger and better

This year funds raised will help support YOSS, the Youth one stop shop in Palmerston North

Kidzstuff Theatre

These school holidays KidzStuff Theatre for Children are presenting Robyn Hood and Her Merry Gals, Written by Guy Langford and Directed by Fingal Pollock.
What: Robyn Hood and Her Merry GalsWhen: 1st - 12th October 2018
Where: Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington
Times: Weekdays 10am & 11:30am, Saturdays 10am, no show Sundays

Tickets $10.50pp, Children under 2 Free

Special $7 preview on Saturday the 29th of September 2018!


Craft House Classes

Feeling creative? Bookings are now open for our Crafty Kids October school holiday classes at Craft House. For more information and to sign up go to or call us on pp499 4499. 

School holiday craft workshop Make it fly! Join us at the Churton Park Community Centre, Thursday 4 October, 2-4pm to build a hoop glider, monocopter and dragon flyer, and decorate a paper lantern hot air balloon. For children 5-12 years old, $24.50 per child ($22 for siblings), all materials supplied. More info at and online bookings at

Fairy Cat and Friends 

My name is Catriona Tipene, and I am a children's entertainer with my business Fairy Cat and Friends. This school holidays we are putting on two magical shows for tamariki titled Fairy and Elf School and Pirate and Mermaid School. They promise to be fun, interactive adventures! Please see the link below for more information on our school holiday shows.

BATS Theatre

These holidays the Pantoloons present their hilarious version of Aladdin at BATS Theatre. Oct 9-12, 10am & 11.45am. Tickets only $12 from

Creative Writing Workshop
Katherine Mansfield House and Garden runs a Creative Writing Workshop on the second Monday of the school holidays. Flyer is attached. 

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