School holiday programmes

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


We have compiled 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!

For information on prices and times, please contact the programme provider.

You can find the dates for school term break on the Ministry of Education website.

School terms and holiday dates (


The information on privately available school holiday programmes has been compiled by us based on information provided by private providers.

We take no responsibility for the provision of private school holiday programmes listed on our website as we do not manage or vet private providers.

We accept no liability in relation to the accuracy of content, the manner in which private school holiday programmes are delivered or the private providers themselves.

Find the details of activity providers by clicking next.

Whangārei After School Care

We provide a fun-filled day of crafts and outdoor fun with a great team. We do not do trips away at this programme as our children love what we provide.

Location: Whangārei Primary School, 153a Bank Street, Regent


Active Attitude

Our holiday programmes are exciting, educational, and entertaining. We offer various activities like gymnastics, arts and crafts, games and physical play related to that day’s theme.

Location: Active Attitude, 9 Commerce Street


Website: Active Attitude website (

Social media: Active Attitude Facebook page (

Quarry Arts School Holiday Art Program

A range of classes for kids and youth aged 5 to 15 including clay, painting, mixed media, pottery wheel, and more! Short classes and all-day sessions available.

Location: Quarry Arts Centre (not the Gardens), 21 Selwyn Avenue


Website: Quarry Arts School Holiday Art Program website (

Social media: Quarry Arts School Holiday Art Program Facebook page (

Northland Hip Hop Dance

Not running this April school holidays. Check back in July!

Location: Whangārei Intermediate School Hall, 32 Rust Avenue


Social media: Northland Hip Hop Dance Facebook page (

Kiwi North School Holiday Activities

Join us during the holidays for a range of fun activities. Engage your imagination, create new things and be inspired.

Location: Kiwi North Gate 1, 500 State Highway, Maunu


Website: Kiwi North website (

Social media: Kiwi North Facebook page (


A full day of outdoor, play based adventures facilitated by qualified experts in education, science and outdoor learning.

A strong emphasis on developing self reliance / confidence and social competency.

Location: Various outdoor locations around Whangārei


Website: Nature'sCool website (

Social media: Nature'sCool Facebook page (

Table Tennis Northland School Holiday Program

During our school holiday program, we will be working on basic fitness, hand eye coordination, basics of table tennis and footwork.

A space for your kid to have fun and enjoy the holidays.

Location: 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington (Adjacent to Sport Northland building)


Website: Table Tennis Northland website (

Social media: Table Tennis Northland Facebook page (

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 + more

Location: Northland Badminton Centre, 41 Porowini Avenue, Morningside


Website: Playball Northland website (

Social media: Playball Northland Facebook page (

Whāngarei Academy Of Gymnastics (WAGS) Holiday Program

Our holiday program runs indoor at Whangārei Academy of Gymnastics. It offers a mixture of gymnastics, games, arts, crafts and activities.

Location: Whangārei Academy of Gymnastics, Trigg Arena, 25 Park Ave Kensington


Website: WAGS Holiday Programme website (

Tūtūkākā Surf School Holiday Program

Come make the most of the summer sunshine and learn to surf on the beautiful Tūtūkākā Coast!

Location: Sandy Bay, Tūtūkākā Coast


Website: Tūtūkākā Surf website (

Social media: Tūtūkākā Surf Facebook page (

School holiday activities at the Hundertwasser Art Centre

There are two different workshops at the Hundertwasser Art Centre this April school holidays.

Work with coloured tissue paper and cellophane in "Colour Creations", where we will experiment with how colour and form can tell your story without the confines of words and language.

Experiment with collage to create change by joining the "Visionary Posters" workshop. We encourage you to express your own voice, your thoughts, what’s important to you, in a creative and graphic way.

Location: Activity Centre @ The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery


Website: Hundertwasser Art Centre website (

Whangārei Steiner School Holiday Programme

Experience the joy of being immersed in Steiner based arts, crafts, baking, music and more. Food for every child's soul!

Location: 14 Cobham Place, Tikipunga


Website: Whangārei Steiner website (

Social media: Whangārei Steiner Facebook page (

Futsal Holiday Program

Our holiday program offers an action packed, fast moving, busy day of futsal and so much more!

Location: Excellere College Gym and conference room, 39 Great North Road, Te Kamo


Website: Futsal holiday program website (


Being school-based gives us a huge benefit that children will be safe as they are on the school premises. We also have access to the school’s wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities.

Location: Kamo Primary School and Tikipunga Primary School


Website: Kidzones website (

Bream Bay Gymnastics

Active recreation, gymnastics, fun, awesome coaches, physical exercise, foundation skills, challenging circuits, group games, colourful chill out area and competitions.

Location: Upstairs at Ruakākā recreation centre, 9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā


Website: Bream Bay Gymnastics website (

Social media: Bream Bay Gymnastics Facebook page (

Whangarei District Libraries

Check out events going on at the library this school holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location5 Rust Avenue, Whāngarei


Website: Library events page