School Holiday Activities

School Holidays are upon us, It time to keep the kids busy.  We have put together a few top holiday activities happening, that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Auckland City Council Libraries

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Wild! July school holidays 2014
5 July – 20 July
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Free, unless otherwise statedĵ

Go wild at Auckland Libraries this school holidays!
Our wild July school holiday programme is all about wild stories, wild nature and wild style.
Embark on a safari adventure, go on a quest to find your spirit animal, take part in a survival camp or get creative in a trash-to-fashion workshop. Take a walk on the wild side or journey to Where the wild things are and join in a wild rumpus dance!

CLICK: Auckland Libraries

Wild! July school holidays: Teens


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5 July – 20 July
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Free, unless otherwise stated

Walk on the wild side at Auckland Libraries this school holidays!
Our wild July school holiday programme is all about wild stories, wild nature and wild style.
Check out what’s on for teens at libraries this holidays.
CLICK: Auckland Libraries Wild! July school holidays: Teens

Matariki 14 Festival


The Matariki Festival has begun and there are alot of Events and activities to attend with the family and to keep busy kids
Occupied here’s our Pick.

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Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail

Experience Glen Innes at night like you have never seen it before!.  Take a hīkoi (walk) through the heart of the village and meander through Maybury Reserve.  Follow the flax-lined pathway leading to an amazing light display, a playful and quirky celebration of Matariki.
Local youth have worked with The Roots Collective (professional artists and designers) to create the displays.

The event revives the tradition of giving thanks for the harvest and celebrating the new year planting season, all within a modern context. Entertainment and traditional Māori foods prepared by local groups are on offer nightly.
The public are encouraged to dress warmly in layered clothing and to wear comfortable walking shoes.

The final night on Saturday 26 July will close with a community concert and a spectacular fireworks display to Māori and Pasifika music meaningful to the celebration.

For Dates Click: Matariki Festival 2014

Matariki on the Waterfront at Silo Park

Celebrate Matariki on the Waterfront at Silo Park, across one special weekend of markets, music, art and performances.  On Friday evening, get along early for great street food, while you explore Art and Sound at Silo Park – a multi-sensory series of art installation, exploring themes of the Matariki Festival.

On Saturday, Silo Park will be awash with local makers and creators for the Mighty Matariki Market. It’s your chance to find unique treasures and indigenous art.  Come on Sunday. Bring the family down for a fun, relaxing afternoon of music and performances from local hit-makers.

For Dates CLICK: Matariki Festival

July School Holiday Programme

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Westfield New Zealand


These school holidays Westfield has an array of activities to keep the kids entertained
We have all the bases covered from t-shirts to pencil cases there will be something to please all budding designers!

Start their your career as a fashion designer this school holidays with a t-shirt designing workshop!  First stop, Westfield.  Next stop, fashion week Milan!

Pencil Case
They can show off their creativity to their classmates in the new term with their own custom-designed pencil case. 

Create the perfect baking outfit at our apron designing workshop. 

Tote Bag
Decorate a bag so your books can ride in style!  Be the envy of all you schoolmates when you turn up for the new term sporting your cool creation.

They can keep an eye out for their favourite friend Monty, he would love to have his picture taken with the kids!  These activities and visits from Monty will be from 10.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday*.

Click : Westfield New Zealand.



The Lido Aquatic Centre holiday programme offers a safe and secure environment for all school aged children to enjoy their school holidays.
WINZ accredited with fun and friendly staff. To ensure that your WINZ subisdy is approved please bring all required forms to the Lido Aquatic Centre before the holidays start.

We open at 6:30am, with a roll call at 9am, and close at 6pm. Please ensure your children are picked up no later than 6pm. We swim everyday from 2:30pm – 4:30pm.  Please make note of the leaving and returning times of some of the activities, especially if you are enrolling for a half day.

If you have any questions about our programme give us a yell at the Lido on 06 357 2684 or 027 467 7154 or [email protected]