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


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 – October 2021 (160KB PDF)

Book online for ASB Sports Centre:

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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. We will be running our programme for the second week of the school holidays. 

Tawa Recreation Centre holiday programme – October 2021 (111KB 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 – October 2021 (131KB PDF)

Book online for Nairnville Recreation Centre:

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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.

Karori Recreation Centre holiday programme – October 2021 (113KB PDF)

Book online for Karori Recreation Centre:

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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

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.

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

Wellington Museum

Celebrate Matariki every day at the Wellington Museum. Pop in daily between 10am – 5pm for self-guided activities like zine-making, colouring-in and reading in the cosy book nook.

Check out the timetable at for special, koha events like weaving workshops, story time, kaleidoscope making and more!