Ahhhhhhh what should we do with the kids these School Holidays???
How quickly the term finishes and it is school holidays again. If you are anything like me, I leave to the last minute, have many activities, holidays programmes saved in my favourites on the LOOP NZ app and then make the call a few days prior.
Sadly that has meant a few times that the kids have missed out of an amazing programme and I’m back to square one.
I decided for you guys…but also for me that I would write the top holiday programmes going on in Auckland these holidays. These are based on parents testimonials and reputation. Then hopefully a decision can be made, booked and we will all feel sorted these holidays.
TOP Holiday Programmes in Auckland
The Forest School
This has to be one of the best places to send the kids these holidays.
They get to choose their own adventures and play but at the same time, they are learning the whole day to be creative, problem solve and use what’s around them to have fun. What a better way to get them off the screen and get more green! Be active in nature all day!
Into The Wild School, Holiday Club is a wonderfully exciting, nature play experience. Highly recommended by many parents from all over Auckland.
Located in Hatfield’s Beach. Spaces fill up fast so be in quick!
Creative Matters Holiday Workshops
Workshops for 5-13year olds and courses for 11-16 year olds
So many incredible genres on offer; sculpture using wire or paper, painting with patterns and more…
A parent review stated that the team at Creative Matters and nurturing and talented. Many of her son’s art pieces are framed and a masterpiece in her home.
Located in Kumeu, Northcote, Herne Bay and Grey Lynn
Fundamentals of Filmmaking – Selwyn College
Has your teen ever wanted to make their own skit, vlog, short film or music video? This course helps them learn the basics of visual storytelling and filmmaking from pre-production, filming and the editing process.
It is always hard to find something out there for 11 to 14 year olds.
This is a 4 day course at Selwyn College.
Young Guns Holiday Programmes
Beginners & Intermediate Skateboarding
Hang with pro skateboard instructors. Your kids will learn the basic first steps to skateboarding while learning how to have fun at a skate park with your friends.
The instructors will cover balance, stance, safety, grinds, ollies and more! All levels are welcome from absolute beginners to those who can do cool tricks already!
From 4- 15 years old based in central Auckland.
The Mind Lab: School holiday workshops
The Mind Lab offers a range of full-day school holiday camps for your 7-12-year-old, all of which nurture that boundless, unwavering curiosity of theirs!
Whether it’s their first session or their fiftieth, they’ll be faced with new, engaging challenges in a supportive, encouraging environment.
These workshops are held at Motat.
These are the few top ones on my list. There are so many to choose from, all easy to find on LOOP NZ and it is so easy to find, book and be sorted without trawling the net. I would love to hear any recommendations you have too. Let me know!