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Fun for the kids these holidays
Our recreation centres (Karori, Nairnville and Tawa) and ASB Sports Centre run dedicated school holiday programmes for kids aged 5–12. There’s a mix of activities – sports and action, arts and crafts, theme days and trip days, loads of fun and all-important down-time.
ASB Sports Centre also offers sporting skills for 8–13 year-olds, netball and basketball programmes, and holiday adventures for pre-schoolers. To book these or any of the school holiday programmes, go to Holiday Programmes.
If you want to get the kids out of the house for a couple of hours, try these free activities: budding artists aged 7–12 can paint like Michelangelo at your local library (see Wellington City Libraries) and young gardeners (5–12) can meet a curator at the Botanic Garden and discover how plants are used for medicine – see Botanic Garden Events Calendar.
Outdoors, why not explore the city’s parks, reserves, walkways or coastline. Download these free apps from our website – Welly Walks for i-Phones or My Parx for all smartphones – to find out where to go. There are also plenty of buggy-accessible walks. Kids on bikes can give the new bike park at Island Bay a spin.
For a night-time outing, join the glow worm walk at Otari-Wilton’s Bush on Friday 11 July (see Otari-Wilton's Bush Events Calendar) or head to Zealandia for their Kids’ Night Adventures – check the details at Zealandia.
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