School holidays

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

How to request a booking 

Please select 'request a booking' for the recreation centre that you would like your child to attend and complete the form.

We are using a new system so once you have submitted your booking request and it has been confirmed, you will receive a separate confirmation email from the recreation centre. This may take a couple of days to come through. If a date is not visible in the online form, that day is full and not available to be booked. You may be able to request a booking at an alternative recreation centre for that date.

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 – January 2021 (208KB PDF) 

Request a booking online for Fun and Run or Sporting Skills at the ASB Sports Centre:

Request a booking


Request a booking for the Breakout programme at the ASB Sports Centre:

Breakout booking

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 – January 2021 (122KB PDF)

Request a booking online for Tawa Recreation Centre:

Request a booking

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 2021 (164KB PDF)

Request a booking online for Nairnville Recreation Centre:

Request a booking

The following sessions are fully booked:

  • Nairnville camping experience – Monday 11 January 2021
  • Aftercare only – Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Aftercare only – Monday 18 January 2021
  • Aftercare only – Tuesday 19 January 2021
  • Wednesday 20 January
  • Thursday 21 January
  • Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • Wednesday 27 January
  • Thursday 28 January
  • Friday 29 January

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 – January 2021 (124KB PDF)

Request a booking online for Karori Recreation Centre:

Request a booking

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
  • City Gallery
    The Wellington City Gallery is hosting a Movies for Kids school holidays programme with free entry to the screenings. For more information, visit
  • Te Papa
    Free whānau-friendly activities. Sing and dance along with Suzy Cato. Learn some simple dance steps and positions with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Be part of an adrenalin-filled day with Wellington’s emergency services, and heaps more.