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!

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

Active Attitude website

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

Quarry Arts School Holiday Art Program website

Quarry Arts School Holiday Art Program Facebook page

Northland Hip Hop Dance

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

Location: Whangārei Intermediate School Hall, 32 Rust Avenue

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

Kiwi North website

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

Nature'sCool website

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)

Table Tennis Northland website

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

Playball Northland website

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

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

Tūtūkākā Surf website

Tūtūkākā Surf Facebook page

School holiday activities at the Hundertwasser Art Centre

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.

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

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

Whangārei Steiner website

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

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

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

Bream Bay Gymnastics website

Bream Bay Gymnastics Facebook page