School holiday programmes

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

The school holidays are in a few weeks with most schools in Whangārei breaking up for Term 1 holidays from Good Friday on 15 April 2022.

Are you looking for an activity for your tamariki? We have complied 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 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.

Active Attitude School Holidays 

Each day involves use of the gym equipment (including the trampolines), an art/craft activity, games and physical play and various activities related to that day’s theme.

9 Commerce Street, Whangārei
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 29 April
8:00am – 3:00pm (extended pick up time available)
5-12 years old

$39 per child per day
$35 for current Active Attitude members

Contact: Donna
Phone: 09 9454876



Back 2 Bush Basics Holiday Programme with Headsup Adventures

Heads Up Adventures, 189 Whangārei Heads Road
18 April – 29 April Tuesday’s and Thursday’s only, Friday dependant on bookings.
9:00am - 2:00pm
6 – 12 years old


Contact: Luzaan Cuff
Phone: 09 553 3407


Hurupaki Educare Holiday Programme

20 Dip Road, Kamo
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 29 April (8 days)
8:00am to 5:30pm
5-13 year old children

Staying In - $39.00
Outing - $42.00 to $45.00
A 10% discount is offered to two or more children from the one family

Contact: Christin 027 482 1331 or Sian 027 240 5683



Kidzones offers quality school holiday programmes in a fun, safe and caring environment. Check out what the Kidzone team has organised on

Kamo, Whau Valley and Tikipunga Primary Schools
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 22 April
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 29 April
7:45am to 5:30pm
5-13 years old

$40.00 per day

Contact: Sandra North
Phone: 021 249 3308


Kiwi North School Holiday Programme

1898 School Lesson, craft activities and space science at Kiwi North

Kiwi North Education Centre
Gate 1, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangārei
Tuesday 26 April - 1898 school lessons – 11:00am and 1:00pm start
Wednesday 27 April - Craft activities from 10:00am
Thursday 28 April - Space Science from 10:00am
5+ years old

Contact: Suzanne Woodgates
Phone: 09 438 9630



Maunu Educare Holiday Programme

Austin Road, Maunu
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 29 April (8 days)
8.00am to 5.30pm
5 - 13 year old children

Staying In - $39.00
Outing - $42.00 to $45.00
A 10% discount is offered to two or more children from the one family

Contact: Christin 027 482 1331 or Tina 021 946 019


Nature's Cool

Child-led, play based outdoor adventure with expert educators - all day, every day. Farm animals, native bush, eels, swings, clay sculptures, building stuff, fire lighting, max 16 participants.

328 Ngunguru Road, Whangārei (Drop off / pick up at Huanui College).
Tuesday 19 April - Thursday 21 April
Tuesday 26 April - Thursday 28 April
9:00am – 3:00pm (free supervised play available from 8:30am – 3:15pm).
5 years plus

$50 / day pp

Contact: Luke Kirner
Phone: 022 027 1605



Playball Northland

At our instructor-led holiday programme, children are kept busy in an interactive learning environment. Activities are designed to teach fundamental skills of sports - includes a trip to Flip Out

Northland Badminton Centre, 41 Porowini Avenue, Whangārei
Tuesday 26 April
Wednesday 27 April
Thursday 28 April
(possibility of opening up week 1 at later date)
9:00am - 2:30pm - register at PlayBallKids Northland, under 'Our Camps
4 - 9 year olds

1x child: 1 day $45, 2 days: $80
2x children: 1 day: $80, 2 days: $140
Additional days: $30 per child, per day
3 or more children: $30 per day per child

Contact: Dean
Phone: 021 105 4484



Quarry Arts School Holiday Program

A variety of arts activities for kids including painting, clay, mixed media and much more. Morning, afternoon or full-day sessions.

Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangārei
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 22 April
Tuesday 26 April – Friday 29 April
9:00am – 4:00pm
5-15 years old

$15 - $50

Contact: Jarred Taylor
Phone: 09 438 1215



Table Tennis Northland School Holiday Programme

97 Western Hills Drive Kensington, Whangārei
Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 April
Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 April
Session 1 - 9:00am to 12:00noon
Session 2 - 1:00pm to 5:00p.m
All ages welcome
Limited to 25 children

$10 per session

Phone: 022 538 2035


Whangārei Academy of Gymnastics

Our Holiday Programme runs every holidays Monday to Friday for 5 - 14 year olds. Your child will get to experience gymnastics along with building friendships, gaining confidence and having fun.

25 Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangārei
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 22 April
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 29 April
You can choose between a half day or full day program.
Full Day: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Half Day Morning: 8:30 am – 12:30pm
Half Day Afternoon: 12:30 – 4:30pm
5-14 years old

Half day: $27.00
Full day: $42.50

Contact: Wendy White
Phone: 09 437 6667


Whangārei After School Care Inc

We offer a variety of activities all based at the programme so trips away. From bouncy castles to making your own lip balm.

Whangārei Primary School
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 22 April
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 29 April
7:30am to 5:30pm
5-12 years old

$55.00 per day (this includes morning and afternoon tea)

Contact: Lyn Rapana
Phone: 027 338 4634

YouthTown Holiday Program - Whangārei

YT holiday program offers: practical life skills, collaboration on neat projects, new experiences, confidence and resilience building, with the support of our staff to explore their potential!

Northtec Lecture Theatre, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei (Behind Te Kohanga o Raumanga)
Tuesday 19 April - Friday 22 April
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 29 April
8:15am - 3:15pm
5-13 years old

The cost is $30 per day
and $20 extra on trip days (21 April and 27 April)

Contact: Amour Stewart
Phone: 027 180 02604



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.