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 new 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

ASB Sports Centre

  • OSCAR programme 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.
  • Active Play: A casual drop in programme with an inflatable and soft equipment, ideal for ages 1 to 10. Note: Programme runs 9:30am - 11:30am every day during school holidays except for Saturdays.

ASB Sports Centre Holiday Programme – April 2021 (208KB PDF) 

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Tawa Recreation Centre

OSCAR programme offering a full day of fun planned activities, including before care and aftercare. Ideal for children aged 5 -12.

Tawa Recreation Centre holiday programme – April 2021 (122KB PDF)

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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 – April 2021 (164KB PDF)

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Karori Recreation Centre

  • OSCAR programme: There's arts, crafts, recreation and down-time at Karori, ideal for kids aged 5 to 12.
  • Basketball clinic: A four-hour basketball skills class designed for 9-12 year olds.

Karori Recreation Centre holiday programme – April 2021 (124KB PDF)

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Other holiday programmes

  • Botanic Garden and Otari-Wiltons Bush
    Enjoy the outdoors and explore at the Botanic Gardens or Otari-Wiltons Bush, we have a range of programmes for a variety of age groups. See Wellington Gardens
  • Libraries
    Pop in to the library and have fun at their free holiday programmes for a range of ages. Wellington Libraries – school holidays
  • Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC)
    Pop into WRAC to try out one of their fun holiday programme activities. There's a wide range to choose from over the course of the holidays.
  • Swimming lessons for children
    The Council SwimWell programme is available during the school holidays with a wide variety of intensive courses from preschool to Mini Squad at Karori Pool, Keith Spry Pool, Tawa Pool and Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.
  • Just Shift It
    Shift offers fun, social, and low cost activities for young women who want to move more and be inspired. For more information, contact, or check out the Shift website or Facebook page.
  • 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
  • Capital E
    The school holiday programme at Capital E features a variety of engaging, creative workshops for Wellington children. For more information, visit
  • Cable Car Museum
    Discover the magic of Meccano with the Wellington Meccano Club at the Cable Car Museum these school holidays. Visit the Let's Go Meccano event for more information.
  • Space Place

    Lights! Camera! Aliens! Learn the art of stop motion at Space Place! Bookings essential. Find out more information at the Stop Motion events site. 

  • Nairn Street Cottage

    Join us for an afternoon of screen printing this school holidays in Nairn Street Cottage’s gorgeous garden. Find more information on the event page