School holidays

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

Children climbing a big inflatable.

October school holidays

Check out the programmes and then book your spot using our handy online tool.

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 programmes

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. 

ASB Sports Centre holiday programme – October 2018 (203KB PDF)


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 – December 2018 - January 2019 (62KB PDF)

Tawa Recreation early bird offer

Tawa Recreation refer a friend promotion


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 2019 (245KB PDF)


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 2019 (249KB PDF)


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
    Shift  offers fun, social, and low cost activities for young women who want to move more and be inspired. For more information, contact shift@wcc.govt.nz, or check out  the Shift website or Facebook page

Casual holiday sessions

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