Capital E run theatre, classes and activities during the school holidays. For more information, visit capitale.org.nz.
Children’s holiday classes, for children from 5 – 10 years of age. The Alliance Française Wellington runs a special holiday programmes during the school holiday break. The programme is tailored for kids from 5 – 10 years of age and each day has a different focus including cooking workshops, arts and crafts. The entire programme will be led by experienced, native French-speaking teachers to ensure the highest quality of teaching. The school holiday programmes fill up fast, so register today at the Alliance Française Wellington to reserve your child’s spot! For more information and to book: Alliance Francaise.
Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Wellington. For school-age children. Artrageous aims to extend children’s creativity through different medias (without set instructions of how an activity must be achieved). More information: Artrageous.
Artsight is a private art school that offers a range of classes during the holidays for children 5 – 10 years. Many of their classes involve learning about a particular artist and following the genre. More information: Artsight.
Bonobo provide unique, small group movement classes for children, teenagers, and adults that deliver on our philosophy – Move, Learn, Play; our three pillars of building healthy lifestyles. They offer 90 minute sessions during the school holidays (you must register first) in their Lyall Bay gym, that centre around circuits and free play on equipment. For more information, visit Bonobo.
School Holiday Fun for age 5-12yrs at Bigair Gym – Drop off your kids and their friends for some energy sapping fun! Kids learn gym, play games and play on our blow up AirTumble Trampoline in Tawa or Brooklyn locations. Ph 232 3508. More information: Bigair.
Robotics, computer animation, science and technology. The classes combine 3D computer learning with lateral thinking and problem solving activity. For ages 6 and up. Now includes some Minecraft courses. In Wellington held at Queen Margaret College and Samuel Marsden. Information: Bubbledome.
The programme run by Circus Hub in Newtown is designed for all school-age children 5-15 years, whether they have circus experience or not and you can attend all or one of the sessions. Mornings will be spent learning a variety of circus skills in a workshop environment. Tumbling, balancing skills, juggling and object manipulation, hula hoop, and aerials (Tissu and Trapeze) will be covered and will vary from day to day. Workshop groups will be dependent on age and experience. Safety and proper use of all equipment will be explained to all students and monitored by our professional trainers. There will also be games, crafts, and the opportunity to work on their preferred skills in the afternoon. For more information, visit Circus Hub Wellington.
The Clay Penguin
School Holiday programmes are themed, children will learn some clay sculpture techniques in fun environment and expand their creative thinking. Limit to 12 per class, based in Seatoun. For more information, visit The Clay Penguin.
Churton Park Community Centre
Churton Park Community Centre run daily and weekly activities during the school holidays. For more information, visit the Churton Park Community Centre Facebook Page
School Holiday Craft Classes and Birthday Parties. Prices start at just $25 for a 2hr class and before/after class care is also offered for a small surcharge. Open to all children 7 years and above. Join us for a two hour session, a whole day, a week… it’s up to you! See all the details at Craft House. For more information or to book, call us on 499 4499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Course for Students with Dyslexia
The Creative and Performing Arts School
CPAS is located within the Creative and Performing Arts Centre at Scots College in Strathmore. The school offers specialised, external courses to children focused in areas of drama, music, dance, visual art and creative technologies. Classes are taught by industry professionals using state-of-the-art equipment in world-class facilities. For holiday classes on offer see CPAS.
ASB Holiday Fun Football offers young people aged 5-14 years the opportunity to stay active and enjoy football during the school holidays. Under the expert supervision of qualified coaches and with the chance to experience fun, skilled based activities and small sided games in a safe and rewarding environment, ASB Holiday Fun Football offers everything you need to enjoy the school break! More information: Capital Football.
Coerver Football Coaching Holiday Clinic
Run clinics from their new Alex Moore Turf in Johnsonville. For more information about our Coerver Coaching Holiday Clinic and how to register, please visit our website at: Coerver.
For 7 year olds and up (they are quite strict about that) School Holiday Classes are generally the origin of the projects that get carried into our Krafty Kids Parties. While we have a few classes that return time after time through their popularity (Art Attack, Scrapbooking, Secret of Softies etc) … the remainder of the schedule will be filled with new, innovative and fun classes for both boys and girls! For more information or to book call 499 4499 or e-mail: info@CraftHouse.co.nz. Or see the website at Craft House. Craft House is at 108 Hutt Rd, Kaiwharawhara.
East Care after three run school holiday programmes from Miramar Community Centre. They have activities at the centre, as well as day trips to the pools and Matiu Sommes Island. For more information visit ECAT.
Join this challenging and fun sport Holiday programme at ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. Fee: $120/per term. For further information and to book a place contact Ping Yuan at email@example.com or 021 059 2558.
Harbour City Gymsports
A varied holiday programme with gym, crafts and games available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. More information: HCG.
Hutt Art Centre
9-11 Myrtle St, Lower Hutt. A wide-ranging programme from watercolor to weaving. More information: Hutt Art Centre.
Inverlochy Art School
Mixed media classes with drawing, painting, sculpture and clay. For 6 – 12 year olds. More information: Inverlochy.
Kelly Club and Kelly Sports
Kelly Club provides before and after school care and school holiday programmes with sports, crafts and trips. The holiday programmes are run at Wests Rugby Club Rooms in Wilton, Island Bay School and Amesbury School in Churton Park. Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 12 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. Programme available in Wilton, Amesbury, Hataitai and Island Bay. For more information and to enrol: Kelly Club.
Located at Crofton Downs Primary School, 21 Chartwell Drive, Crofton Downs, Wellington, NZ. More information: Kidsco.
Kids Art Lab
‘Designer Dreams’ Do you want to learn how a zoetrope animation is designed? or do you want to design your dream playground? Learn all about design, famous designers, problem solving and creative thinking in these fun workshops where you will create your very own original fashion, theatre, building, book and animation designs. Ridgway School, ‘The Big Space’, 120 Mornington Road, Brooklyn. Cost is $55 per child (5-9 years) per day incl. materials. Max. 12 children. (Book both days for $100). Please bring morning tea, lunch, a drink bottle and appropriate clothes. Bookings are made on Kidsartlab.
Creative Art Holiday Programme (5-13 years old). The Learning Connexion School of Art and Creativity 182 Eastern Hutt Road, Taita, Hutt City. For all enquires contact: email@example.com or call 0800 ART POWER ext: 8600
Makara Playgroup is open on Thursdays during school holidays. 9:30am to 12 noon. Only 10 minutes from Karori Mall. Cost is $5 per family which includes morning tea. Come and experience a taste of the country. We have a fantastic outdoor space with adventure playground, ride-on toys, water play and more. Inside you’ll find playdough, dress-ups, musical instruments, books, puzzles and arts and crafts. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: Makerspace Wellington.
Run daily cooking classes or other creative activities during the school holidays. For more information, visit Moore Willsons
Mountain Biking (WORD)
WORD stands for Wellington Off-Road Riding Department and it provides youth mountain biking adventures. Holiday sessions for kids 7 years and up. More information: WORD.
Newlands Community Centre
Run a variety of daily and weekly courses through the school holidays.
Newtown Community Centre
Newtown Community Centre run a fun and affordable Oscar-approved holiday programme for primary school aged kids (school years 1-6) at the Newtown Hall on Daniell St. The programme runs for two weeks each holiday period from 8:30am-3pm. They take a maximum of 25 children per day. For more information, visit Newtown Community Centre.
Newtown Movie School
Newtown Movie School provides fully interactive movie making programmes for children, age 9 to 15, who have an interest in creative hands-on movie making but just need access to equipment, know-how to get started, coaching and guidance, or want to work with like-minded children. More information: Newtown Movie School.
Northland Kidz Club Holiday Programme
Join us for mini-golf, go-karting, trampolining, detecting at the Police Museum, visiting the Wellington Police Dog Base and much more. We’re out doing things every day! $45 per child per day (third child onwards $20) 8.30am to 6.00pm each day. For details check out our website www.nkc.org.nz or contact Jan on cell 022 1402612 or email email@example.com
Have some great school holiday workshops like Crime Scene Investigation (!). Bookings essential and books out well in advance. More info here: Police Museum.
Pride Lands Fun Holidays
Operating from 7am – 7pm with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. Pride Lands run an adventurous fun holiday programme in Wilton, Mornington, Owhiro Bay, Berhampore, Kilbirnie, Mt. Cook, Porirua and Lower Hutt. Early-Bird bookings are essential. OSCAR Approved & WINZ Subsidies available and transport available for those that require it. Programmes for children aged 5-15 years. Before and after care options available. For more details call 0800 PRIDE 4 U or check out the website: www.pridelands.org.nz
Run school holiday programmes which assist children work through issues like family break-ups. Places are limited and parent interviews are undertaken prior. For more information, phone 920 9967 or 0800 299 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.skylight.org.nz
Kids can join the SPCA Animal Crew for lots of furry adventures. More information: SPCA.
See our Citywrigglers page here: swim classes.
Tea Pea is a homeware store in Khandallah and the city with kids offerings. They hold craft making classes like making butterfly brooches or dream catchers. For more information and to book, visit Tea Pea.
See our What’s On page for Wellington’s holiday theatre especially for children.
The Rock Academy School Holiday Programme
Please contact us now if you would like to enrol for this coming school holiday programme. Activities include: Daily busking trips, daily band jams, group and individual song writing classes, end of week concert (full sound and full lights) and much more.Beginners through to intermediate. Ages 7 to 13 suited. All instruments welcome with music provided. More information The Rock Academy.
Thompsons Horse Centre
7 Leonards Road, Upper Hutt. Offers holiday lessons and programmes. Phone 526 4515. More information: Thompsons.
129 Jackson Street Petone and 17 Maclean St, Paraparaumu Beach. Offers school-holiday workshops. More information: Village Beads.
Wadestown Tennis Club Holiday Coaching
Calling all future tennis stars; register now for holiday tennis camps and tennis coaching at the Wadestown Tennis Club. All ages and abilities welcome. For further information please contact evolve tennis coaching ph 479 1386 email email@example.com
Wellington Basketball Association
Wellington City Council Recreation Centres
The Council offers school holiday programmes at these facilities: ASB Sports Centre, Karori Rec Centre, Nairnville Rec Centre, Tawa Rec Centre. There are different arts, crafts and activities on each day. Some days are trip days where the kids are taken on outside trips. The hours are 8.30am – 3.30pm with after-care also available. Details and prices here: Wellington City Council School Holiday Programme. To book, phone the venue.
Holiday classes on Wellington Foodies Kids’ Events include pasta from scratch, sushi, beef sliders and falafel! Classes are held at Elements Cooking School in Lyall Bay. More information: Wellington Foodies for Kids.
Wellington Harrier Athletic Club Children’s Holiday Programme
Wellington Harrier Athletic Club is offering a holiday programme to introduce children to basic athletics. It will focus on the fundamentals of running, (for speed and distance), jumping (for height and distance) and throwing (for accuracy and distance).The programme will be held at the Newtown Park Athletic Track, between 10.00 am and 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please be a little early to take care of registration and any other administrative matters. The cost will be $10 per session. Please contact Geoff Henry firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 4425 439 for details and an enrolment form.
Wellington Ocean Sports
Wellington Ocean Sports school holiday programme is open to all children aged 10 years old and up and will see them experience a variety of ocean sports over a 5 day period. Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Waka Ama and Stand Up Paddleboard are all on the agenda. To book or get more information: Wellington Ocean Sports.
Wellington Zoo runs school holiday programmes each holidays for children aged 5 – 12. Bookings are essential and spaces limited. To book call (04) 389 3692 or email email@example.com. Every day kids will get to meet animals, interact with Zoo staff and go behind the scenes.
The programmes are 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday–Friday. The Zoo asks that you drop children off between 8.30 and 9am and pick them up between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. The cost is $65 per child per day, payable in advance (no refunds). The holiday programme is run at Wellington Zoo’s Archibald Centre, 100 metres up Manchester Street from the main Zoo entrance (first driveway on the right). More information: zoohols.
Weta Workshop School Holiday Programme
Wellington Fencing Holiday programme
Wednesday & Thursday (9am – 3pm) at Miramar Holy Cross Church, 90 Miramar Avenue. Fee: $130/two days. For further information and to book a place contact Ping Yuan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 059 2558.
Wilderkids, Mt Victoria
Wilderkids is a school holiday programme based at Innermost Gardens, Mt Victoria, but kids go walkabout most days. which gets kids exploring the nature through our city’s fringes. Children aged five to 12 will have a fun-filled, outdoors day with the Sustainability Trust education team – learning hands-on about the birds, bees, trees, creepy crawlies and everything else that lives and breathes in our forests. The focus is on connecting with nature and highlighting what’s already in our backyards to explore, understanding why it’s important to care for it, and learning about some ways to be sustainable. Based at Innermost Gardens, Mt Victoria, but kids go walkabout most days. For more information, visit Wilderkids.
Host craft classes such as cupcake workshops and jewellery making. For 6-12 year olds in Kilbirnie. For more information, visit World’s Delights.
From day trips around the region to crafts projects, sports competitions and week long holiday camps. Bookings are essential. Mt Cook School, Churton Park School, St Andrews Church on The Terrace and Camp Kaitoke. Visit YMCA Wellington and book online. Prices start from $28 per day + WINZ subsidies available. Programmes for children aged 5-15 years. 8:30am-3:30pm and Before and After Care options.
Join us for a fun-filled holiday programme at the ZEALANDIA Eco-sanctuary, Karori, just 10 minutes outside the centre of Wellington. Each day has a theme based on the wonderful wildlife to be seen in the sanctuary and there are opportunities for children to take part in hands-on practical activities out in the valley. Full days and mornings only are available, with drop-off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and pick-up between 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. For bookings go to www.visitzealandia.com/schoolholidays