School holiday programmes

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


Most schools in Whangārei break up for Term 2 school holidays on 8 July 2022.

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

Can’t see a programme listed here that you know of? Let them know this free advertising opportunity exists so they can be included next school holidays.


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.

Active Attitude School Holidays 

Active Attitude holiday programmes are exciting, educational, and entertaining. Gymnastics, arts / crafts, games and physical play, and various activities related to that day’s theme.

9 Commerce Street, Whangārei

3 - 14 October - 8:00am to 3:00pm (extended pick up time available 3:00pm to 5:30pm)

5 to 12 years old

$39 per day (8:00am to 3:00pm)
$10 for extended hours (3:00pm to 5:00pm)

Monday 3 October - Giant Obstacle Course Day
Tuesday 4 October - Spring Carnival
Wednesday 5 October - Kiwiana Day
Thursday 6 October - Survivor
Friday 7 October - Freaky Friday
Monday 10 October - Enchanted Forest
Tuesday 11 October - Messy Games
Wednesday 12 October - Science Day
Thursday 13 October - Water Games
Friday 14 October - Artists Day

Phone: 09 9454876



Art and Craft School Holiday Program

A range of classes for kids and youth aged 5 to 17 including clay, painting, mixed media, pottery wheel, sewing projects and more! Short classes and all-day sessions available.

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

3 - 14 October 2022

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

5 to 17 year old

From $15 - $60

Phone: 09 438 1215


Hyperfly X Mana Championship

A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament and 8 Man Exhibition tournament.

Northland Badminton Stadium

22 - 23 October 2022 at 9:00am

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

4 + Years.
Kids, Adults, Masters, Spectators
Kids spectators are free.
Registration information is available at

Phone: 020 4041 9468


Kidzones Holiday Programme

All children welcome at any of our holiday programmes in three locations. Check out our fun filled itinerary at 

Kamo, Tikipunga and Whau Valley primary schools

3 - 14 October 2022 - 7:45am to 5:30pm

5 to 13 years old

From $40.00 per day (WINZ subsidies available)

Phone: 021 249 3308


Nature's Cool Bus

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

Small group sizes - max 11 kids on Tuesday / Thursday and max 14 kids on Wednesday.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Visits a new, sensory rich outdoor environment within 20 minutes of Central Whangārei.

Wednesdays: Visits Limestone Island / Matakohe.

*Utilises our 12 seater Van (full passenger certs and licenses etc).

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday
Van picks up: Ngunguru 8:00am, Mair Park 8:30am – 8:45am
Van drops off: Ngunguru 3:45 – 4:00pm, Mair Park 3:15 - 3.30pm
Van arrives at Beach Road Playground (Onerahi) 9:00am and leaves at 3:00pm (Wednesdays only)

4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 October 2022

Ages 7+ (children slightly younger may be able to attend with an older sibling or close friend)

Tuesdays and Thursdays: $60 per day per person
Wednesdays (Limestone Island / Matakohe): $65 per day per person

Phone: 022 027 1605



Northland Hip Hop Dance

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

Whangārei Intermediate

3 - 14 October 2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

5 to 14 year olds


Phone: 021 744 727


School Holidays at Kiwi North

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

Kiwi North, 500 SH14, Maunu, Whangārei 

Thursday 6 October - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday 13 October - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Cost included with general admission entry to Kiwi House and Museum. Bookings are recommended. Adult supervision is required.

4+ year olds

Phone: 09 438 9630



Table Tennis Northland

Table Tennis is holding a school holiday program for kids between the age of 6 and 16. They will be working on basic fitness, hand eye coordination, basics of table tennis and footwork.

97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangārei - adjacent to Sport Northland Building

5 - 7 October - 8:00am to 12:00pm
10 - 14 October - 8:00am to 12:00pm

6 to 16 year olds

$10 per day

Phone: 021 047 6611


Whangārei After School Care Inc

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

Whangārei Primary School

3 - 14 October 2022 - 7:30am to 5:30pm

5 to 13 years old

$55.00 per day per child

Phone: 027 338 4634

WAGS spring holiday programme

25 Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangārei

4 - 14 October 2022

5 to 15 years old

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

Phone: 09 437 6667


Whangarei Steiner School Holiday Programme

Your child will be immersed in art, baking, gardening, music, craft and more! A fun Waldorf / Steiner based programme planned and led by passionate teachers and brought to you by Whangārei Steiner.

14 Cobham Place, Tikipunga

10 - 13 October 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

5 to 12 year olds

$50 per day or $45 per day if you book for all 4 days

Phone: 021 0819 7473


Youthtown Manaia View School

Every day is full of games, activities, sports, challenges, and cool stuff to do ,plus fun day trips. These holidays include a trip to Kiwi North and a Scavenger Hunt to our favourite playgrounds.

Manaia View School

8:00am to 3:30pm or 8:00am to 5:30pm

5 to 13 year olds

From $40 per child per day

Phone: 027 229 8719



Linocut Printing Workshop

Hundertwasser Art Centre Activity Centre – 81 Dent Street, entry via marina side of the building

Monday 3 October 9:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 5 October 1:30pm – 4:30pm

5 – 12 years old

$25 per child

Phone: 09 430 4230



Facebook: Linocut Printing Workshop – 3 Oct

Facebook: Linocut Printing Workshop – 5 Oct

Architectural Models - Dream Home Workshop

Hundertwasser Art Centre Activity Centre – 81 Dent Street, entry via marina side of the building

Monday 10 October 9:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 12 October 1:30pm – 4:30pm

5 – 12 years old

$25 per child

Phone: 09 430 4230



Facebook: Architectural Models - Dream Home Workshop – 10 Oct

Facebook: Architectural Models - Dream Home Workshop – 12 Oct

sKids Holiday Programme

Parua Bay School hall, Whangarei Heads Road
One Tree Point School, One Tree Point Road

Monday 3 - 14 October 2022, 7:30am to 5:30pm

5 – 13 years old

$40 to $55 per child
MSD-Approved. Work and Income OSCAR subsidy available.

Contact: Tracy Noble
Phone: 021 127 1115


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