Most Popular Kids Activities in the Tauranga Region in 2017

the Bay of Plenty Region
    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 ...

    Please check out our Facebook page facebook dot com/youngatartdownunder/ or website for latest news, classes, images 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 workshops

    Overall rating: 5 (out of 5)  

    inspirational

    21-01-2019 by D.

    Joyce is an inspiration, my daughter loves her classes and will keep taking them as long as they are available. She has learned and grown so much!

    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."

    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.

    The Dance House is a unique dance school in Tauranga New Zealand, with a strong foundation in dance technique and performance. We enjoy working with each individual to bring out their best, and provide a supportive and uplifting environment for personal growth. At The Dance House Tauranga, we nurture creativity alongside technique, inspiring a lifelong appreciation for dance and the arts. We want our dancers to experience the artistry and joy of dance while developing correct technical ability, ... Read more stability, flexibility and strength, in the pursuit of excellence. In an industry which is wrought with emotional and physical damage, The Dance House stands apart. We provide a supportive family environment with strong values. We want our dancers to grow as individuals, and find a genuine platform for creativity and expression. We are Tauranga's leading contemporary dance school, with classes available in contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre and lyrical. Our ...

    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 ...

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    With a decade as a professional makeup artist, 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 ... Read more as princesses or pirates, animals or 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 is amazing and the kids are always so impressed when they see her work on their faces!! So are all of the adults!! Lillybeth is reliable and very organised. We will continue to use her in the future :)

    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

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    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 ...

    About Rise Dance Company: We are a Tauranga based dance school teaching over 700 students weekly. Our belief is that everyone should dance regardless of age, ability or gender and that dancing should, first and foremost, be fun. We have classes for 2 year olds right through to adults with special classes for preschoolers, teens, boys & adults. We teach Hip Hop, Acro Dance, Jazz & Contemporary and have venues in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and Rotorua as well as teaching in many schools. Exams?? ... Read more No way!!! Children have enough going on at school and are pressured at an increasingly young age to excel and compete. Rise Dance Company offers a positive environment where students can come and experience dance simply for the fun and enjoyment of it. For those wanting more of a challenge or are considering dance as a career we encourage you to audition for our competition and performance groups. We also offer intensive workshops throughout the year and a choreographic ...

    Tauranga Archers. (AKA Tauranga Archery Club) ​​​​ Our club is situated at Graham Park between Takitimu Drive & Edgecombe Rd (this is not a postal address). The official club day is on Sundays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Non members with current archery experience may join in on this day but only if there is room on the targets and/or equipment is available. Fees apply. $20 with no equipment or $10 with your own equipment. If you have your own equipment your bow must be no more than 60 pounds. ... Read more Cross bows are not accepted unless they are custom made for target archery and approved by our committee members. If you would like to join the club or you just want to have a go then book into our beginners class. The class costs $20pp and runs for 2 hours. We cover the basics of target archery. The form can be found on our website. Please contact us directly through our website or through facebook.

    Precision Dance offers classes in Twinkle Star Dance (Specialised preschool program), Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrodance and Contemporary. We offer competition work and private lessons. Classes are held in our purpose built studio in Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga, the St John's Anglican Church Hall in Waihi and the Waihi Scout Hall. Precision Dance has qualified and experienced teachers who inspire and encourage the children to excel. Our passions are dance and children, we love to work alongside ... Read more families to create and grow awesome kids. We do not have huge classes as we like to get to know every child individually. Come along and try a class - the first class is free to try! Check out our website or facebook page (Precision Dance) to find out more! Our facebook is updated regularly with photos and news.

    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 ...

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    Kelly Club Matua operates on-site at Matua Primary School, Levers Road, Matua. We run fun filled holiday programmes which include Sports activities, Games, Crafts, Baking and lots more. We are open to all children 5 years to 12 years old. Our programme is Oscar approved, so parents that qualify for WINZ subsidies can apply. professional, police vetted staff. For more information, please call Bruce.

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    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.

    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 ...

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    At Playtime Bouncy Castles we hire well presented unique Bouncy castles that comply to the WorkSafe NZ Regulations. We have been a Trusted Industry players for 5 years and are Tauranga Council Approved. As July 20th the ONLY OPERATOR in NZ with the Safe Operator Accreditation from SIOT.uk. So in short, very experienced with a Zero Harm and Zero incident Record. We are Event Specialists and open 7 days. No shortcuts, No dodgy gear and we offer simple great customer service. We have Bouncers only, ... Read more Combo Castles, Themed Castles, Generators, Wipeout Game and more. Dont risk your kids Safety by hiring a 'cheap Nylon Bouncy Castle', that doesn't comply with the WORKSAFE NZ regulations at all. The low hire price of one says it all. We have had the trust of many Corporate Clients. We have gear to set up castles on grass, concrete or tarseal drives, carparks, or even inside halls etc - but subject to ceiling clearances. More castles are on the drawing board and as we have a big say in the ...

    Childcare available in Auckland, Waikato region, Tauranga region, Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo and Gisborne. At Nurtured at Home children are our first priority. We offer children and families high quality learning environments in a safe and nurturing home. Our in-home Educators provide full and part day education and childcare in their own homes for up to 4 children at any one time, and of these children only 2 under two’s. Small ratios mean your child receives individualised care in a nurturing, ... Read more educational and fun home environment. Regular outings and playgroups offered by Nurtured at Home provide your child the opportunity to experience larger group interactions while having the security of their familiar Educator. Our Educators are guided and supported by experienced Visiting Teachers who are qualified and registered Early Childhood teachers. Our service is licensed by the Ministry of Education and is reviewed by the Education Review Office. We believe it is important that you ...

    Roller skating. Parties. Public roller discos. Skating classes.

    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.

    Professional & Affordable Gymnastic programs at Schools around Tauranga. We cover the following areas: Tauranga Otumoetai Papamoa Bethlehem Matua Pyes Pa Greerton Call Marie for more information

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    Bespoke cakes for celebrations for all occasions. Book now to reserve a date for the cake which will have your guests talking for years. I specialise in quality scratch baked cakes and will work with you to make your occasion one to remember.

    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

    Paintball Extreme Ltd can cater for any group from 6 to 150 players For any occasion from stag/hens party, kids birthday parties, end of year functions, social club outings, sports team wind ups, team building exercises or just a friendly get together. we have an excellent viewing area for on lookers and supporters on both our outdoor fields. We also have a great lasertag system for all ages.

    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.

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