Nairnville Recreation Centre

Nairnville Recreation Centre is a popular venue for adult sport leagues and children's activity programmes.

Photograph taken inside the Nairnville Recreation Centre of children playing miniball

Nairnville Recreation Centre is located in Nairnville Park, on the corner of Cockayne Road and Lucknow Terrace, Khandallah.


  • Multi-purpose sports hall – available for hire and suitable for basketball, netball, volleyball, pickleball and badminton. See charges. To book, use the online form below.
  • Large community room – available for hire. Includes kitchen facilities. Table tennis facilities are also available for hire for this room. To book, use the online form below.
  • Squash court – available for public use. See charges. Call us to book.

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Opening hours are subject to change, please call us to confirm.

During school holidays the centre closes at 8pm from Monday to Friday.

Monday: 8.30am–10pm
Tuesday: 8.30am–10pm
Wednesday: 8.30am–9pm
Thursday: 8.30am–10pm
Friday: 8.30am–9pm
Saturday: 9am–8pm
Sunday: 9am–6pm
Public holidays: Closed

School programmes

Preschool, primary, intermediate and secondary schools can book sessions at the Nairnville Recreation Centre. We can align your requests with the health and physical education strands under your school’s curriculum. Outreach programmes are available for selected offerings.

Activities offered are $60 per session and vary depending on the age of the students:

  • Athletics - running, jumping, throwing, and challenge games
  • Big Day Out (terms 1 and 4) - ad-hoc activities, inflatables, toboggan, water slide
  • Co-operative games
  • Fun Sessions (end of the year only) - inflatables, wheels, co-operative games and more
  • Gymnastics
  • Inflatables
  • Invasion games - basketball, futsal, handball, korfball, netball, turbo touch, and ultimate frisbee
  • Net games - badminton, pickleball, and volleyball
  • Ngā taonga takaro - ki-o-rahi, ti uru, and tapu ae
  • Striking and fielding games - cricket and floorball
  • Target games - dodgeball, gagaball, and tchoukball

For preschool students we offer:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Movement and play
  • Socialising
  • Balance and coordination
  • Wheels
  • Inflatable
  • Mini trampoline
  • Soft equipment

Building Leaders of Tomorrow

This is a 6-week outreach programme for emerging leaders in schools from primary to secondary age. The programme focuses on taha hinengaro skills (mental and emotional wellbeing) , taha wairua skills (spiritual wellbeing) , taha whanua skills (social wellbeing), and taha tinana skills (physical wellbeing).

School booking

Book weekly onsite sessions or one-off events. Enquire with the centre for availability.


The centre offers many courses and activities that cater to a range of age groups from pre-schoolers to seniors.

Courses coincide with the school term. Full-care programmes are offered during the school holidays.

The facility is a popular venue for Children's birthday parties, see our birthday parties booking page.

Some of these activities can be booked online – follow the links for more information.

Activities for pre-schoolers

Activities for school-age children

Activities for adults

Admission charges

Item Fee
Adult (16 years and over) $4.50
Child (15 years and under) $3.00
With LeisureCard $2.20

Concession passes

Concession passes are a convenient and cheap option if you attend classes regularly – buy a concession pass. For current LeisureCard members, your discount is automatically applied if it's available on the pass you're buying.

Concession passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are valid for two years.

Court hire charges


Item Times Price per hour
One court Weekdays, 8.30am–5pm $13
Weekdays, after 5pm and weekends $19.50
Racket hire   $2


Item Times Price per hour
Full court Weekdays, 8.30am–5pm $35
Weekdays, after 5pm and weekends $65


Item Times Price per half hour
One court Weekdays, 8.30am–5pm $7.20
Weekdays, after 5pm and weekends $9.50
Racket hire   $2.00
Squash ball for purchase   $7.50

Table tennis

Item Price per hour
Table, bats and balls $19.50


Item Times Price per hour
Badminton-size court Weekdays, 8.30am–5pm $13
Weekdays, after 5pm and weekends $19.50
Full court Weekdays, 8.30am–5pm $35
Weekdays, after 5pm and weekends $65

Casual use

Courts can be used for basketball on a casual basis on Sundays between 4pm and 6pm, and can sometimes be used casually between bookings.

Check casual court availability

Contact and address

Nairnville Recreation Centre

Phone: 04 479 2022


Street address: Corner of Cockayne Road and Lucknow Terrace