Most Popular Kids Activities in the Tauranga Region in 2015

the Bay of Plenty Region

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Performing Arts Ballet Dancing Schools

Passing on my love of dance to children and young at heart is my mission. My life has been surrounded by children, my own, my dance pupils, my grandchildren and now great grandchildren. I cannot imagine my life without the joy and inspiration they create. I have attended dozens of courses in New Zealand and overseas on dance, writing and movement. A few years ago I took a group of children to a World conference in Finland. Three of our beautiful kiwi costumes also went on the trip. The children ... Read more performing in the costumes were very popular and had a spot on the local television evening show .My activities are all related with dance, stories, writing, running children’s birthday parties, and writing picture books including a series of ‘Dance a Poem’ these books come with a CD and children act out the poems. For the past ten years I have lived in beautiful Katikati. I visit rest homes and organize community events and concerts. My 2017 project is to publish a book 'Journey of a Dance ...

Our mission as a community based non-for-profit is to "build strong kids, strong families and strong communities". Our After School Care programmes serve fifteen schools around Tauranga Primary Schools: Welcome Bay Selwyn Ridge Maungatapu Tauranga Primary Gate Pa Greerton Village Greenpark Merivale Oropi Kaimai Bethlehem Bellevue Otumoetai Primary Intermediate Schools: Tauranga Intermediate Otumoetai Intermediate We are a provider of educational and developmental programmes ... Read more that invoke a sense of fun and vibrancy whilst still achieving learning and supporting milestones. The YMCA Tauranga is accredited to deliver programmes under the National Council of YMCA’s registration as a Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. YMCA Tauranga is an active participant in the Tauranga City Councils’ Age Friendly City Strategic Plan 2013 – 2023, and we are working collaboratively ...

RYA and SRL Practical and Shorebased Skipper Training. RYA Powerboat or Jetski Instructor Training. Safety & Coach Boat Training courses for Yachting & Rowing Clubs. Check out our Shop too as Elements has a range of Topaz Dinghy’s and Red Air Paddleboards for sale, Plus expert advice or maritime consultancy to get you set up and out on the water enjoying whatever watersport you've chosen.

Education Before & After School Care

Fun, safe & affordable Before school, After school & Holiday Programmes We are on site at Brookfield Primary school & also have a drop off service to Bethlehem Primary school every morning after the Before school session, and a pickup service every afternoon from Bethlehem & Otumoetai Primary schools. Being on a school site means we have the use of the school pool over summer for our After school care & Holiday Programmes. Plus use of playgrounds, fields & play areas all year round. We are a well ... Read more resourced programme with dedicated multi-talented staff.

The Martial Arts Academy is Tauranga's hub of all things martial arts, we teach Aikido, Boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Karate, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tai Chi, Taekwon-Do and Fitness. TMAA teach people of all skill levels from absolute beginners to world champions, and our team of instructors are highly skilled with over 300 years of experience between them, and have competed at the highest levels in their arts. We operate a safe, family friendly training environment where your goals come first, ... Read more so whether you just want an alternative way to get and stay fit, are looking to grow in confidence, want to be able to defend yourself and your family, want to compete, or just want to channel your inner ninja we have a class for you. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Our world class training facilities include a gym, boxing ring, matted floors, showers, 24 hour accesss, unlimited class accesss and a store for all of your martial arts training gear. Your first weeks training is free, ...

Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

Great place!

29-09-2017 by Debbie

The Martial Arts Academy has been great for my kids. I have a 14yr old girl and a 11yr old boy who both do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They have great instructors with years of experience who work well with my kids different strengths and weaknesses to help them progress and develop not only in their martial art but in their everyday life. It is well run with clean facilities and a friendly and approachable team.

Answer from The Martial Arts Academy on 06-10-2017:
Thanks Deb, we appreciate the fantstic feedback. Your kids are a pleasure to teach, and so helpful around the academy. See you at training, Scott.

Arte Suave Academia Is Tauranga's 100% Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club. The Head Instructor Is Lukas Hainge, Bay.Of.Plentys Own Home-Grown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt. We Are Proudly Affiliated To & With Great Honour, Represent Gracie Gym NZ, Lead By 2nd Degree Blackbelt, Master Roney ''Kabecao'' Da-Silva. Arte Suave Academia's Goal Is Simple: To Maintain The Tradition, Respect, Principles & Technique Of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu In A Nice, Natural, Family Oriented Atmosphere. No Greater Way To Feel Stronger ... Read more In Mind, Body & Soul, Than Being Empowered With Gracie Jiu-Jitsu! Osss!!! Kids Class. Mondays & Wednesdays - 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Open Classes. Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Fridays 7:00pm - 8:30pm & Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Lollipops is a great place to bring children where they can play indoors in a safe environment having loads of exercise climbing the frames or using the various other rides and activities. Or maybe to take all the stress out of having that all important birthday party we can do it all for you.

Our programme has been designed to develop the child’s physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more. Rugbytots is New Zealand’s first rugby specific play programme for 2 to 7 year olds. (yes we start them young, very young) Offering weekly play sessions for boys and girls. All Rugbytots lead coaches are first aiders, Police checked and trained to ... Read more a very high standard to ensure the children enjoy their time at Rugbytots in a safe and organised environment.

Performing Arts Ballet Dancing Schools

Quality Ballet School of students age 4yrs to Advanced Levels. RAD,ISTD,IDTA. Principal Yvonne Edwards ARAD Ex Principal Royal NZ Ballet.

Please check out Facebook page facebook dot com/youngatartdownunder/ or website for latest news, classes etc. This studio is a working Artist's studio and Art School - this is the studio I work from and where I teach classes in Mixed Media art to both adults and kids. There are weekly class options (during schoolterms); classes during the school holidays and special techniques and projects-Saturday workshops

Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

Holiday classes

29-01-2016 by Fiona

"Our 13 year old daughter has been attending Joyce’s holiday art classes for the last 1 ½ years. She has always enjoyed her time there. Joyce always has a different project for them to work on so they are never doing the same thing twice. Although it is a group session she will focus individually on each child and they can all be working on quite separate projects. Joyce also takes the time to teach the children different art techniques to help develop their skills. For anyone who loves art Young at Art Downunder is a great place to attend."

At Home Grown Kids, we have been providing home based childcare to New Zealand families since 1997. We love that we have had thousands of NZ families become a part of our family, and vice versa, over the years. Home Grown Kids gives your precious little one warm, caring home-based care and you some much needed peace of mind – with a loving Educator and support from Visiting Teachers. Home Grown Kids get to do everything that tamariki should do: climbing, baking, painting and building; laughing, ... Read more dancing, singing and playing. Your child will get to form a special bond with just one caregiver who really gets to know your child’s needs. It really is the next best thing to your kids being at home with you! What do parents say? " I just want to say I recently joined my kids into homebased childcare with Home Grown Kids - great company, my children's educator is great, taking them out on trips etc. I prefer this to sending my children to big child care centres." Our mission ...

Sports Swimming Schools

We are a learn-to-swim Swim School covering ages from 3 months to older school-aged children. We have a reputation as the best swim school in Tauranga and we work hard to keep it that way.

Urban Dance teaches children and young adults authentic Hip Hop dance We teach over 400 students through our studio and community classes, schools programmes and training workshops We teach for individual enjoyment through to national and international competition We have our own Urban Dance Company of 40 talented and driven individuals Hip Hop dance emphasises individual and group performance Leadership, organisation, teamwork and participation are essential to success Self worth, ... Read more friendships and communication skills are achieved Urban Dance promotes physical health and wellbeing alongside building fitness and strength For Urban Dance, success will always be about the opportunities taken rather than the results achieved Our dancers come from all over the Tauranga Moana region and beyond We embrace all backgrounds and ethnicities We are united by our love of Hip Hop dance We bring families and the community together We provide a positive and creative ...

Lillybeth now brings her love of colour and fun to face painting! Book her or one of her team for face painting to add fun to any event! Face painting can be tailored to any occasion or theme. Perfect for injecting colour and creativity into birthday parties, business celebration or corporate staff & family parties, face painting excites both children and adults. Entertain your guests and watch their imaginations spark as they grow into their characters as princesses or pirates, animals or ... Read more superheroes, fairies or clowns. Or make your halloween or dress-up party truly memorable with your adult guests painted (with a combination of face paint and/or traditional makeup) on location before or as part of your event. The face paints we use are professional-grade face paints, safe for children and won’t crack or peel off. Paint is easily removed with water and soap/cleanser.

Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5  

The kids love it!

07-09-2017 by Carly Settle

We have used Lillybeth for the past few years at our Christmas break up for church. Her face painting ...

Facepainting

07-09-2017 by Jill Astill

Such a talented lady! The kids had a wonderful time and looked amazing. Great thing to do for any childs party. Totally recommend Lillybeth

Superb

05-09-2017 by Lisa Iwikau

Lillybeth catered a large community Christmas event at the Mount Maunganui Salvation Army, she arrived with all equipment and was ready to go in a few short moments. I was busy elsewhere but had the most sublime pleasure seeing children run past with the look of pure delight in wearing one of Lillybeth's creations. Each child was treated as such precious individuals and they knew it. Lillybeth's talent and caring service was worth so much more than the actual fiancial cost. I highly recommend her.

Face Painting

05-09-2017 by Helen Gardner

Lillybeth did a fantastic job at our daughter's fifth birthday. She was friendly and professional and well priced. Our daughter and her friends loved having their faces painted and our daughter wants Lillybeth to do it again at her next birthday!

Face Painting

05-09-2017 by Baypark Family Speedway

Lillybeth has been an integral part of our Kidz Zone at Baypark Family Speedway for several seasons. She has done an amazing job for us and entertained countless children with her skills. We look forward to having Lillybeth as part of or team this season and hopefully many more ahead

Very popular with all guests

04-09-2017 by Karmel

We used Lillybeth for our daughters 3rd birthday party. Daphne did such an amazing job! She was great with the kids. The children loved it and all the parents commented how fantastic the face painting was. It was a huge hit. Highly recommended!!!

1 year old birthday party!

04-09-2017 by Courtney Ryan

Lillybeth once again brought her magic & talent to our Family! Lillybeth spent a few hours painting amazing designs on children and adults for a few hours and she brought so many smiles and laughs throughout! Lillybeth is priced well for what she delivers and will always be part of our parties in the future :)! X

How to avoid kids' birthday party pressure

Most successful parties rely on seven elements: decorations, food, drink, games, entertainment, cake and favours. Step three is to choose a theme and let your theme inspire your choices around these seven elements. For example, if your child is 5 or under and your theme is ‘the circus’, your decorations might be balloons, streamers and table runner in a red and white scheme. Food might include popcorn, peanuts, candy floss among others. Drinks might be served with red and white ...

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Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club is one of the Bay’s premier tennis clubs. Situated off Cameron Rd on the Tauranga Domain, we are fortunate to have one of the most idyllic settings to enjoy playing tennis in. The club boasts ten floodlit, synthetic grass courts, a modern clubroom with bar facilities and a function area. You can play every day of the year in our climate. We offer a warm, friendly atmosphere for both the competitive and social player and we cater for all levels of ability. With more than ... Read more 350 registered members, the club has a strong presence in the interclub competitions and offers many in-house competitions and social events. We have a world class coach who is able to help anyone from those just beginning to those wanting to improve their game. Our committee is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to make the club better than ever. We would love you to join us. Come and play.

We are the only fencing club in the Bay of Plenty. Our members fence predominantly in foil but we do fence Épée and Sabre. We fence using electric scoring boxes and provide all the kit you need. All costs and details can be found on our website.

This is the best cadet school in the region. Come see our activities!

Dance Education Centre offers a full range of classes in Ballet, Urban Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Stretch / Body Conditioning and Competition Work at our Matua Centre and also Ballet Classes in the Senior Citizens Hall, Mount Maunganui. Our students range in ages from 3-4 years in our fun-filled and imaginative Preschool Mini Movers classes right through to Senior Contemporary, Urban Professionals and RAD Ballet Training at Vocational level for those pursuing a career in Performing Arts. In Tauranga, ... Read more the DEC has staged productions almost every year since 1983. Our annual end of year show's incorporate all students from our Matua and Mount Maunganui Studios. These amazing productions (staged at Baycourt Theatre) are of an extremely high standard and are greatly anticipated and enjoyed by the wider community. DEC Shows are a main highlight of the year for our students of all ages who love the opportunity to experience the varied aspects of theatre production as well as performing ...

Club Vision • Success in all competitions at the highest level available • To play in overseas competitions • To win games…preferably with style • To recruit and develop young players to play for Tauranga City Football Club • To provide an academy that helps and develops young players both on and off the field of play • To provide the best opportunity for young players to play in New Zealand and overseas professionally Club Values • Endeavour – Determination • Highest ... Read more Standards – Pursuit of Excellence – Attention to Detail • Innovative – Creative – Inclusive • Integrity – Trust – Respect • Team Work – Discipline – Competitive • Winning Games Mission Statement • Tauranga City FC is a football club dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and entertainment; we strive to be champions at the highest level and to play overseas. • To recruit and develop young players to play for Tauranga City and to allow their ability to take ...

Looking for something different this summer? A fun sport for the whole family, all done and dusted in 2 hours? Then Lets Play Ball! The Western Bay of Plenty Softball Association has what you are looking for. We have a range of Softball grades for all ages and abilities to compete in. Starting with Junior T-ball, through to Senior Softball on Saturday and Social Slowpitch on Friday Night. What is softball? Softball is a great game played between two teams composed of 9 on-field players ... Read more in Fastpitch and 10 players in slowpitch. The goal of softball is to score more runs than your opposition by batting (i.e. hitting) a ball and running around bases that are placed out in a diamond shape. You must touch each base in succession, from 1st - 2nd - 3rd and back to Home where you started batting from. Compared to baseball, softball is played on a smaller diamond, The pitches are thrown underhand instead of overhand and runners cannot leave the bases until the pitch has been thrown. ...

Entertainment Entertainment School Holiday Activities

Looking for a fun way to entertain the family, social group, business or sport group? Then come on one of our Quests - a hybrid of the treasure hunt, scavenger hunt and the amazing race. We have Quests ready to go, or let us do the thinking and tailor one for you.

TYPBC has a vibrant membership that embraces all varieties of yachting and water born activities imaginable. Supported by our state of the art facilities, sailors young and old, from beginner to expert, in all types of boats are offered a friendly, fun yacht club that promotes excitement about sailing and yacht racing. Our venue has extensive 180 degree views over Tauranga Harbour looking towards Matakana Island, Mauao and the harbour entrance that create a fantastic backdrop to your special occasion. ... Read more Relax on our large deck and enjoy a drink while taking in the unobstructed view. Our function rooms cater for 20 to 300 guests with large meet and mingle spaces and plenty of complimentary parking. Our competitively priced and fully air-conditioned venue provides a spellbinding situation for any event.

Dive Zone is Tauranga's premier dive facility, so we understand the importance of providing a wide range of services backed by exceptional service. We are a 5-Star PADI training facility, with an onsite heated pool for your convenience while training. If you need gear, we've got you covered with our full range of quality hire gear which is available all year round for your dive, kayaking or snorkelling excursions. Our servicing department is always in hot demand for annual testing of regulators ... Read more and BCDs, as is and our onsite Test Station for re-certification of dive tanks and LPG cylinders. Charter trips are run on a regular basis which provides the opportunity for you to explore many of the stunning dive sites around the Bay of Plenty, whether your passion is hunting, photography or sight seeing. We also offer dive live-aboard &/or long weekend trips to locations further afield such as White Island, Mayor Island, Alderman Islands, Northland and the Poor Knights.

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