What’s on these winter school holidays

TheGruffalo-medSo, no ski-breaks or balmy Fiji getaways for you these upcoming school holidays? Just because you’re here in Wellington and it’s dreary outside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here are Citywrigglers top picks for winter school holiday events.

Let’s get musical

Musical Madness a free event running from 6 – 15 July at various times in libraries throughout Wellington. Kids can have a go at making and playing instruments as well as learning about how music has been made. Musical Forest is another musical-themed event at the Capital E headquarters (Queens Wharf) from 4 July – 22 August. Drop in with the kids from 9.30am – 3.30pm for a free and interactive soundscape installation children can explore.

Take to the ice

Take the kids to the Paradice outdoor ice rink and tubing slide at Odlins Plaza until 19 July. For more ice-skating events (although not technically in the holidays) see Sleeping Beauty on Ice at St James Theatre on from the 1 – 7 July or check out Disney on Ice at TSB Arena 29 July until 2 August.

Show me a show

There are some great theatre, movie and show options these holidays. The Wiggles are wiggling their way to Wellington on the 14 July. Or catch The Gruffulo and The Gruffulo’s Child short film screenings at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision (NZ Film Archive) on selected days throughout 8-15 July. Or the older ones (8+) can watch Stealing Games by acclaimed New Zealand playwright Gary Henderson at Hannah Playhouse from Monday 13-Friday 17 July at 11am.

For details on these events and more school holiday ideas head to our what’s on page. Why not plan ahead book your kid into one of the great daily or weekly school holiday programmes on offer, or for bad weather busters, try Citywrigglers bad weather activities page.

 

Stealing Games, Hannah Playhouse 13 – 17 July

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Capital E National Theatre for Children presents Stealing Games

Would you pay to play?

When an accident in a playground between four close friends leads to a media frenzy, unsupervised playing is outlawed. As they’re forced to play in private ‘Playparks’ they find themselves divided and facing moral and personal challenges for the first time. When Judd decides to take matters into his own hands and confronts the person who is taking his friends away, he discovers a secret motivation. Join four actors as they unravel the drama in this highly physical and compelling play featuring slick choreography, punchy percussive composition and perfectly pitched humour for young audiences.

Ideal for 8-14 year olds
Show duration: 55 minutes
For more information, visit Capital E

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