School holidays

We offer school holiday programmes and activities at our sport and recreation centres, botanic gardens and pools.

How to book

We are using a booking system called 'EnrolMy' so you will be able to see what's on, book multiple days at once and pay straight away. Once you select 'book now' for your chosen recreation centre, you will be taken to the EnrolMy site where you can make your booking. Please note that EnrolMy uses a secure payment system and that your invoice will have 'EnrolMy' on it. 

To find out more about how our holiday programmes work, make sure you read the terms and conditions. You'll find out everything you need to know about what to do if you are going to be late or have to miss a session, before and after care arrangements, and health and safety.

Holiday programme terms and conditions

Holiday Programmes during COVID-19

Our Recreation Centres and Ākau Tangi Sports Centre are operating as normal for our holiday programmes. We understand that there may be a time where your child may be unable to come to our programme due to illness or you may have other concerns, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our staff to discuss this further. We will be operating in confidence and on a case-by-case basis.


Ākau Tangi Sports Centre

  • Fun and Run: A day of recreation, inflatables, and scooter, ideal for kids aged 5 to 12.
  • Sporting Skills: A full day 3-sports programme, ideal for kids aged 7 to 13.
  • Breakout: A more mature programme with youth based activities, ideal for ages 11 to 14.
  • Gym Jam: A casual drop in programme with an inflatable and soft equipment, ideal for ages 1 to 10. Note: Gym Jam runs 9:30am - 11:30am every day during school holidays except for Saturdays.

Holiday Programme – January 2023 (132KB PDF)

Book online for Ākau Tangi Sports Centre:

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Tawa Recreation Centre

These October school holidays, Tawa Recreation Centre will be providing a bi-lingual school holiday programme, Te Hōtaka Hararei Reo Rua o Tawa Recreation Centre.

This programme offers a full day of planned activities including aftercare.

Staff are fluent Te Reo Māori and English speakers and will incorporate the use of Te Reo Māori and English over the course of the programme, as well as te ao Māori concepts. Ideal for tamariki aged 5-12.

Tawa Recreation Centre holiday programme – January 2023 (183KB PDF)
Tawa Recreation Centre holiday programme - January 2023 te reo version (201KB PDF)

Book online for Tawa Recreation Centre:

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Nairnville Recreation Centre

Full-day and after-care programmes with fun activities, including trips. Ideal for kids aged 5 to 12.

Nairnville Recreation Centre holiday programme – January 2023 (177KB PDF)

Book online for Nairnville Recreation Centre:

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Karori Recreation Centre

There's arts, crafts, recreation and down-time at Karori, ideal for kids aged 5 to 12.

Karori Recreation Centre holiday programme – January 2023 (169KB PDF)

Book online for Karori Recreation Centre:

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Other holiday activities

Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton's Bush
Enjoy the outdoors and explore at the Botanic Gardens or Otari-Wilton's Bush Bush. For more information, visit Wellington Gardens

Capital E
The school holiday programme at Capital E features a variety of engaging, creative workshops for Wellington children. For more information, visit capitale.org.nz

Libraries
Pop in to the library and have fun at their free holiday programmes for a range of ages. Wellington Libraries – school holidays

Tawa Recreation Centre inflatables
We have two pop-up sessions available over the July holidays, sessions are 10am-12pm Wednesday 13, and Wednesday 20 July 2022. Casual entry is $10 per child and there is no need to book - just come along. Tawa Recreation Centre

Wellington Museum
The free-entry museum is open every day of the school holidays 10am–5pm. Explore four floors of local taonga and discover the stories of the city. Learn more on the Wellington Museum Facebook page.

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC)
Follow WRAC Facebook page to find out about holiday activities at the pool.

Wellington Zoo
Let the specially trained Zoo staff look after your little monkeys these school holidays, with programmes inspired by animals, conservation, and fun! Wellington Zoo – school holidays