School holiday programmes

Photo of children at a school holiday programme at the Whangārei Central Library.

Overview

Most schools in Whangārei break up for end of year school holidays on 16 December 2022.

We will be compiling a list of activities from around the District to help you discover a variety of fun things suitable for your children and to help keep the little ones busy!

We encourage you to check directly with the provider to see if there have been any recent changes not published here.

Disclaimer

Council takes no responsibility for the provision of any private school holiday programmes it promotes.

The list of providers is intended solely to serve as a helpful guide to members of the public on programmes made available in the community.

The information you submit as a provider is what will be published by Council without alteration and Council accepts no liability for the accuracy of content.


Actionzone camps

The kids are in teams, they have competition games, sports, water sports, challenging activities, singing, bible stories and free time around the camp site.

Holy Ground campsite at 1 Wharf Road, Parua Bay

3:00pm on Sunday 22 January 2023 till 7:00pm on Thursday 26 January 2023

9 – 12 year olds

$150 per child

Contact:
Phone: 021 796 183
Email: actionzonecamps@gmail.com

Website: actionzonecamps.com/


Active Attitude School Holidays 

Each programme includes gymnastics, an art / craft activity, games and physical play, various activities related to that day’s theme and opportunities for supervised free play.

9 Commerce Street, Whangārei

8:00am to 3:00pm (extended hours up until 5:30pm is also available)

15, 16, 19 - 23 December 2022
9 - 13, 16 - 20, 23 - 27 January 2023

$47 per day (extended hours are $15 per day - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

5 – 12 year-olds

Contact:
Phone: 09 9454876
Email: admin@activeattitude.co.nz

Website: www.activeattitude.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/activeattitudenz


Educare (Maunu and Hurupaki)

We aim to provide a safe and stimulating programme where the children can relax, make new friends and above all have fun.

Maunu Educare - Maunu Primary School Hall, Austin Road, Maunu

Hurupaki Educare - 20 Dip Road, Three Mile Bush Road, Kamo, Whangārei

16 – 23 December 2022
9 – 27 January 2023

8:00am - 5:30pm

5 to 13 year olds

$40 staying in, $43 outings
Discounts available for 2+ children
WINZ subsidies available

Contact:
Phone: 027 482 1331
Email: info@schoolholidayprogrammes.co.nz

Website: www.schoolholidayprogrammes.co.nz


Hundertwasser Art Centre - Expression Session

Activity Centre at The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery

Join us for our first ever Expression Sessions – paint, sculpt, print, build or sew! Set your creative fantasies free with the help of our Arts Facilitator. We'll bring the equipment and material.

Monday 9 January 2023
Monday 16 January 2023

Morning session: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Afternoon session: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

5+ years old

$20 per child

Contact:
Phone: 09 430 4230
Email: learning@hundertwasserartcentre.co.nz

Website: www.hundertwasserartcentre.co.nz/events/activities-and-events/workshops/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HundertwasserArtCentre


Hundertwasser Art Centre - Make a Hoodie

Activity Centre at The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery

In this workshop create your own creative clothing and make a ‘hoodie’ with the help of our Arts Facilitator and sewing maestro Bronte Hamilton.

Thursday 19 January 2023

9:00am – 3:00pm

13+ years old

$60 per child (+BYO preferred fabric)

Contact:
Phone: 09 430 4230
Email: learning@hundertwasserartcentre.co.nz

Website: www.hundertwasserartcentre.co.nz/event/make-a-hoodie-sewing-workshop-13/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HundertwasserArtCentre


Kidzones Holiday Programme

Kidzone Holiday Programmes have three locations to choose from. Check out our fun filled itinerary:
www.kidzones.co.nz

Kamo, Tikipunga and Whau Valley primary schools

All Kidzones hours: 7:45am to 5:30pm

Kamo Kidzones:

  • Friday 16 - Friday 23 December 2022
  • Wednesday 4 - Tuesday 31 January 2023

Whau Valley and Tikipunga Kidzones:

  • Monday 9 - Friday 27 January 2023

5 to 13 years old

$40 to $43 per day

Contact:
Phone: 021 249 3308
Email: sandra@kidzones.co.nz

Website: www.kidzones.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kidzones


Kiwi North - School holiday activities

Join us these holidays for a range of fun activities. Engage your imagination, create new things, be inspired and experience history. Activity details will be updated on Kiwi North's Facebook page.

Kiwi North, 500 SH14, Maunu, Whangārei 

21 December 2022
5, 11, 12, 18, 19 January 2023

10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost included with general admission entry to Kiwi North (please see website for prices).

3 - 12 year olds

Contact:
Phone: 09 438 9630
Email: education@kiwinorth.co.nz

Website: www.kiwinorth.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KiwiNorth


Manaia View Holiday Programme

With a different theme everyday, no day is the same! We offer a wide range of activities from arts and crafts, sports, science and more as well as extra special deluxe days and day trips.

Manaia View School

19 – 23 December 2022
9 – 27 January 2023

8:00am to 3:30pm

5 to 13 year olds

From $40 to $75 per child per day

Contact:
Phone: 027 1800 1145
Email: whangarei@youthtown.org.nz

Website: www.youthtown.org.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/YTNewZealand


Nature's Cool

All day, outdoor play in rich learning environments and with experts in Early Childhood & Outdoor Competency. A strong emphasis on developing self-reliance / confidence and social competency.

Mair Park / Barge Park with pick up available in Ngunguru.

11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31 January 2023

8:30am to 3:00pm (pick up available outside of these times)

6+ year olds

$60 per day per person

Contact:
Phone: 022 027 1605
Email: safeoutdoorsnz@gmail.com

Website: www.naturescool.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/www.safeoutdoors.co.nz


Northland Hip Hop Dance

Activities include dance, sports, arts and crafts, bike riding, pools, etc.

Whangārei Intermediate school hall

Monday 19 – 23 December 2022
Monday 9 – 13 January 2023
Monday 16 – 20 January 2023

9:00am to 1:00pm

5 to 14 year olds

Free

Contact:
Phone: 021 744 727
Email: info@hardcoredance.co.nz

Website: www.hardcoredance.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hardcoredanceco


Playball Northland

At our instructor-led holiday programme, children are kept busy in an interactive learning environment. Activities and games are designed to teach fundamental skills of many different sports and more.

Northland Badminton Centre

17 -19 January 2023
24 - 26 January 2023

9:00am to 2:30pm

Classes available daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm (check program for details)

4 to 10 year olds

1 Child 1 day: $47, 1 Child 2 days: $84
2 Children 1 day: $84, 1 Child 2 days: $148
Additional days: $32 per child, per day
3 or more children: $32 per child, per day

Contact:
Phone: 0211 0544 84
Email: dean@playball.co.nz

Website: www.playballkids.com/franchise/northland

Facebook:www.facebook.com/PlayballNorthland


Sistema Whangārei 

Sistema Whangarei -Toi Akorangi is a social change program that teaches orchestral instruments and musicianship to children and young people in Whangārei who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to learn. They have provided orchestral and ensemble music learning free-of-charge as a vehicle for social change in the Whangārei community since April 2013, supported by volunteers, many of whom are Rangatahi in the program and receive leadership training through the process of tuakana teina.

Monday 23 January - Thursday 26 January 2023, ages 9-11 for beginners

Location: The Old Library Arts Hub (by the new Central library on Rust Avenue)

FREE

Contact:
Phone: Sam 027 4343967

Email: sistemawhangareioffice@gmail.com

Website: http://www.sistemawhangarei.org.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SistemaWhangarei


Quarry Arts Centre School Holiday Art Program  

School Holiday art programs will run from Monday 16 January to Friday 27 January. Painting, clay, glazing and lots of other fun creative activities. Half workshops or full day sessions available. Bookings recommended via website.

Monday 16 January - Friday 20 January 2023
Monday 23 January - Friday 27 January 2023
9:00am - 3:00pm

Quarry Arts Centre
21 Selwyn Avenue
Whangārei

Cost: $15 - $55

Contact:
Phone: Jarred 09 438 1215

Email: workshops@quarryarts.org

Website: www.quarryarts.org/kids

Facebook: www.facebook.com/QuarryKidsWhangarei


Tutukaka Surf School

Come make the most of the summer sunshine and learn to surf on the beautiful Tutukākā Coast! Flick us a message on Facebook or call us to book in.

Sandy Bay, Tutukākā Coast

19, 20, 21 December 2022
3 – 27 January 2023 (Monday to Friday only)

9:30am to 11:30am

5 to 18 year olds

$40 per child, $35 if you book 5 days in a row (wetsuits and boards included)

Contact:
Tutukaka Surf Store
Phone: 021 227 0072
Email: surf@tutukakasurf.co.nz

Website: tutukakasurf.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TutukakaSurfNorthlandNZ/


WAGS summer holiday programme

Holiday Program run at Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics. Activities, Gymnastics, Arts, Crafts, and more!

25 Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangārei

19 – 23 December 2022
9 – 27 January 2023

Full day: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Half Days (Morning): 8:30am to 12:30pm
Half Days (Afternoon): 12:30pm to 4:30pm

5 to 15 years old

$45 for full day (8:30am to 4:30pm)
$30 for half day (8:30am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4:30pm)

Contact:
Phone: 09 437 6667
Email: office@wags.org.nz

Website: www.wags.org.nz/holiday-programme


Whangārei After School Care Inc

Full of fun activities including a color run, bouncy castle, tenting, etc. Each day is different with crafts and outdoor fun plus we have the pool to use twice a day.

Whangārei Primary School

19 – 23 December 2022
9 – 27 January 2023

7:30am to 5:30pm

5 to 13 years old

$55.00 per day per child

Contact:
Phone: 027 338 4634
Email: rapana7@xtra.co.nz