School holidays

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

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Holiday programmes

More details and programme brochures will be made available closer to the time.

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. 

Tawa Recreation Centre

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

Nairnville Recreation Centre

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

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.

Other holiday programmes

  • Botanic Garden
    Enjoy the outdoors at the Botanic Garden, we have three programmes for a range of ages. Botanic Garden – school holidays
  • Otari-Wiltons bush
    Explore Otari-Wiltons bush, we have three programmes for a range of ages. Otari-Wiltons Bush – school holidays
  • Libraries
    Pop in to the library and have fun at their free holiday programmes for a range of ages. Wellington Libraries – school 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
    Fun, social, and low cost activities for young women to move more and be inspired. For more information contact or check the Shift website or Facebook page

Holiday activities

All of our pools and Kilbirnie Recreation Centre offer casual school holiday sessions. No bookings needed, just turn up on the day.