News | 1 October 2021
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Friday Five: Spring school holiday activities

Wondering how you can keep the kids busy over the holidays? We’ve got you covered!
Here’s five things to do across Pōneke for the October holidays.

A young gir wearing a green jumper playing on a wooden play structure on Mount Victoria.

1. Find our Hidden Gems 

From epics views at Te Ara Papararangi to epic views at Oku Street Reserve - Pōneke is packed with tracks and spots that you may not know about.

We’ve picked out five of our favourite hidden gems in the city for you to discover.

Why not pack a picnic and head out on a different day to explore each one? Check them out.   

2. Join one of our Holiday Programmes 

Why not leave the planning to us? There are a range of awesome holiday programmes available at Tawa, Nairnville and Karori Recreation Centre, as well as the ASB Sports Centre.

All you need to do is book a spot in and we’ll do the rest. Find out more here.

A group of children posing for a photo at the ASB Sport Centre.

3. Wander round the Matairangi Nature Trail  

Spend some time outdoors and bring your tamariki to the extension of the Matairangi Nature Trail!

The trail has several play stations, and you’ll get to encounter stepping logs, balancing beams, a wobbly bridge, and all sorts of other fun challenges.

Sounds like a great day out to us! Check out the trail here

Two young girls and a woman climbing and balancing on a wooden play structure on Mount Victoria.

4. Bounce the night away at our Youth Night

On Thursday 13 October, you can stop by Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC) for a great night of water fun at our Youth Night! Bring along your friends and challenge each other on the inflatables, make a splash on the diving boards and spend time hanging out together.

This session is suitable for ages 10-18 years old, and runs from 6.30-8.30pm. It costs $5 per person. Find out more on the WRAC Facebook Page.

People jumping into the pool.

5. Enjoy Spring at Wellington Gardens  

Spring has definitely sprung and all the wonderful spring blooms are ready for you to enjoy!

Why not take a stroll to see the flowers at the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā, or take a trip to Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush to go for a wander through the native forest.

Find out more on the Wellington Gardens website. 

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.