Most Popular Kids Activities in the Otago Region in 2017

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Our Holiday Club programmes are designed to cater for different ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. All our programmes are run by talented and responsible staff who are trained to provide a safe and stimulating environment. Ensuring your child is safe and has a great time is our main goal. Summer Programme Dates: 6-29 January 2016. Ages 5-12 years Hours: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Late session: 3.30 pm to 5.15 pm For more information go to our website, call or email us.

Overall score: 5 out of 5  

School Holiday Club

05-05-2016 by Dee

My daughter loves going to the school holiday programme. It's full of heaps of creative and physical activity and the teachers are great. A real variety of themes and activities and awesome comfortable location. Thank you for providing such a high quality service to families.

Fun Programme

10-12-2015 by Nicky

I would like to thank all the staff and the lovely elderly volunteers. It had a real family feel and holiday like rather than school like which is important. Well done and thanks to all.

Overall score: 5 out of 5  

Brilliant

08-01-2018 by George Jones

The teachers have a real intrest in the students learning process.

Wheew

08-01-2018 by Austin Rhodes

What a school. They do all sorts of cool things in our community, kids karaoke, talent quests, Sound and lighting for tons of events. Plus they teach our youth to become real musicians.

Spectacular legacy

08-01-2018 by Jeff

The Bedford School of Music and Performing Arts NZ are leaving a legacy in North Otago of inspired kids

Impressive school

21-05-2016 by Lyza Richardson

A great range of music and performing arts options for students, talented tutors, excellent perfornance opportunities, and a really fun environment. A very impressive music school.

Awesome

20-05-2016 by Kirsty

Jae runs an extremely efficient ship and absolutely everything he puts his name to can be thoroughly recommended. I've seen his way with kids and also seen people of older ages that have learnt under him do so well. My wee man spent a very short time with him on performance technique and use of a microphone and he has never looked back. I highly recommend Jae Bedford school of music and any other organisations or events run by him. Keep up the great work Jae.

Singing

20-05-2016 by Amanda acheson

My daughter has had singing lessons for a year now with Miriam Bedford! Not only has she become tuneful!!but sounds great , has confidence to sing in front of others and grow her passion for music Miriam you have been way more than a singing teacher for Hannah, we value your role as a friend and mentor in her life

fantastic!

20-05-2016 by Nicola Clark

Jae, Mimz and the team are awesome folk who have a passion for music and the arts. Children and adults alike, are not only encouraged to thrive, but they are allowed to excel! Their heart is clear, their skills are huge and I recommend them to anyone, young or old :-)

Bedford School of Music

20-05-2016 by Lloyd and Pat Gustafson

Enthusiastic teachers with great skills and wide range of classes and workshops throughout region.

Bedford School of Music

20-05-2016 by Lloyd and Pat Gustafson

Very enthusiastic and skilled teachers with wide range of classes and workshops.

Passion breeds talent

20-05-2016 by Jeff

This institution is vital to the landscape of New Zealand Music & Youth. I've seen both the Dunedin & Oamaru branches in action and would highly recommend The Bedford School of music for Music & Performing arts.

Qualifications: BA, MusB, DipArts, LTCL, LRSM, AIRMT, APSNZ As a teacher I’m extremely mindful of being a facilitator of my students’ musical growth, encouraging them to develop technically, musically and personally with confidence, pleasure and at their own pace. My piano lessons are not just about learning to play the piano. I believe in developing the whole musician and provide a holistic approach to teaching, enhancing and extending all facets of music-making and appreciation. I ... Read more provide personalised tuition from my home studio in Waverley, Dunedin and also at Columba College. • Individual tuition tailored to students’ needs and abilities • Students learn in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment • Play music that’s enjoyable and fun • Experience a wide range of styles from Classical to Jazz and Contemporary music • Instruction and preparation for practical and theory examinations offered • Students of all ages and abilities are welcome, including ...

Free 30 Minute Introductory Lesson

If you’re not sure about music lessons or whether the piano is the right instrument for you or your children, come along to a free, no obligation 30 minute introductory lesson to find out what it’s all about.

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Step into THRILL ZONE, right in the heart of Queenstown! A fun, high-energy, adrenaline fuelled experience with a huge range of indoor adventures to choose from. Take a journey to the edge of reality with our Vortex 12D Motion Thrill Ride. Experience the ride of your life time on our wild roller coasters, creepy haunted houses & crazy jetpack adventures! Or experience a brand new dimension in a world without limits with our 360°Virtual Reality. From fighting intergalactic wars on alien planets ... Read more to riding on a horse while shooting zombies to skiing down enormous mountains, we have something for everyone. If a shoot ‘em up mission is more your game you can choose the 360° Battleground where you can join in the high adrenaline action of 360° Indoor Paintless Paintball (Reball), Lasertag or Heroblast (especially designed for youngsters). Choose from a wide range of game scenarios for your hour of warfare, complete with your very own dedicated referee. Fully interactive and action-packed! ...

Our unique trip takes around about 5.5hrs and is a combination of a sightseeing trip by bus or van (a 45 min drive into Skippers Canyon, one of the most scenic roads in NZ), and raft on the upper Shotover River. The on-river trip is pretty gentle, we are only rafting on grade 1 & 2 rapids. This means that any water that sloshes into the raft, does so without violence or force. In fact, water confidence is not necessary. We do stop along the way on the river and adults and kids who want to, can ... Read more try the various rock jumps into the river, and swim in the river. The trip definitely falls into the “soft adventure” category, it is NOT your average SCARY raft trip that you would experience on higher graded sections of the river. We are however the only rafting operator in Queenstown who takes children under 13 years on the Shotover, we take kids as young as 3 years as water confidence is not necessary. The cost per adult is $179 and $120 per child.

It's all about having fun, so bring the whole family and bounce on in to Inflatable World. It's not just for the kids - we encourage the parents to have fun with their children. Sessions are for three hours per single entry fee - you will be tired by then anyway! You can play on the inflatable activities as many times as you like during the three hour session and our supervisors are there to make sure everyone is safe and gets a fair go. We cater for large groups, including Birthday Parties, ... Read more School trips, School Holiday Programs, Corporate events, Christmas Parties, or just a group of friends. We do recommend you book if you have a large group of 10 or more. Everyone playing on the inflatables must wear socks. No socks - no Play. Inflatable World is a high energy maximum activity zone (kids get hot and sweaty), so we suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please leave your hats, jewellery, tiaras, watches, etc at home. We are at 93 Crawford Street, Dunedin. ...

sCakes For All Occasions (" Cake Talk " with Margaret ) specializing in all types of cakes from Weddings, both modern and traditional, Adult and Children birthday cakes including 50 novelty cake designs, plus other occasion cakes including Corporate, Anniversaries, Christmas, Baby Showers, Christening With 39 years experience Margaret has seen many changes over the years in decorating cakes. A member of the NZ Cake Guild Inc. since 1987. and founder of our local cake decorating guild ... Read more ( Taieri Cake Decorating Guild ) in October 1993 as Founder President . We are a home based business situated 14km south of Dunedin 10-15 minutes away from the centre of Dunedin. By Appointment Only. Currently registered with Dunedin City Council. We now offer 30 cake flavours including 8 Gluten free and 3 Dairy Free all to home made recipes using the freshest of ingredients. ( Check our website for the cake flavours ) with each cake order we receive. All our cakes are made to order ...

A uniquely Otago experience Just a few minutes from city centre, you’ll discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through the special stories of Otago and New Zealand, a window on the Pacific and a gateway to the world. Get hands-on in Discovery World and experience interactive science at its best, with exciting experiments and engaging exhibits for visitors of all ages. Explore the Museum’s seven permanent galleries, from the Victorian-era Animal Attic to the Māori treasures ... Read more of Tāngata Whenua. See an ancient Egyptian mummy, majestic moa and much more as you discover our world-class collection, or immerse yourself in our temporary special or touring exhibitions. The hottest attraction in Dunedin awaits: travel through our Tropical Forest, a living ecosystem complete with lush gardens and exotic butterflies. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you’ll find something to inspire, excite and enlighten at the Otago Museum.

Jumpin Jacks Entertainment are based in Dunedin and is locally owned and operated. We specialize in hiring quality Bouncy Castles, Jukebox Hire, Popcorn Machines, Candy Floss Machines and amusement equipment at affordable prices. To keep prices down, we are a home based business and can be contacted during the evenings by phone or email. If we are not available to take your call, please leave a message on our answer phone and we will get in contact asap. Please view the rest of the site to view ... Read more our equipment, prices and conditions and contact us for any further inquiries.

First Time Taekwondo Class Starting at Wanaka by International Instructor Laxman Basnet 5th Degree Black Belt "Taekwondo training for physical fitness, mental concentration, self defence, self confidence, discipline and sportsmanship"

Play Indoor Play Centers

Andersons Bay playcentre playgroup is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am - 12pm. Visitors welcome anytime or call for more info. We are located at 56 Jeffery Street, Andersons Bay, in one of Dunedin's first police-stations. We are a certified play group. Children bring their own morning tea and we have a rolling morning tea in a supervised area. Fantastic outdoor play area.

Sports Horse Riding Venues

Whether you are a first-timer or born in the saddle, we have horses of various breeds to suit your experience. Safety is paramount so we hand pick each horse to match its rider. Feel the freedom and exhilaration of seeing some of the beautiful untouched corners of New Zealand on horseback. Soak up the alpine flora , wildlife, rugged river gorges and dramatic landscapes. Treks can be as easy or as challenging as you want to make them- we can lead riders for the whole trek or take a private trek ... Read more and choose the pace with your guide. Our treks are family-friendly and suitable for children as young as 5 years of age.

Childrens and Adults Dance Classes Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre

Sports Gymnastics Classes & Lessons

DGA has something for everyone. We offer a number of Gym For All (GFA) programmes such as; pre-school, kiwi gym fun, sport gym (for boys & girls), parkour, trampoline and sport-fit classes. We also offer competitive programmes including the men's level programme, the women's step programme, the rhythmic levels programme, trampoline age group programme and aerobic step programme. Gym for all (GFA) is about movement discovery, creativity, enjoyment and is all inclusive. Promoting fun, health and ... Read more well being. Gym for All offers everyone the opportunity the explore movement, from pre-schoolers through to adults!

Parties Face Painting

Professional Face Painting, Dunedin Perfect for; private parties, corporate/promotional events and festivities. Catering for both Children and Adults. All the designs are unique and eye catching. We offer a tailor made professional service to suit your needs. Abracadabra Face Painting is ...just that little bit extra! The face paint is of make-up industry standard, making it safe for sensitive skins. We have a hygienic work ethic in place. We charge a hourly rate, with the exception of a few ... Read more local markets and festivals where a 'cost per head" may apply. A travel fee may occur for bookings located outside of Dunedin City. Please contact myself (Hannah) for any questions, quotes or further information.

Parties Party Planners

Chipmunks indoor playground and café. Open 7 days. Pop on down today Pay and play all day full café on site for great coffee and food. Caters for all ages 0 - 11 years old Drop off service available for school age children. Best birthday party packages in town, let us do all the hard work for you all. Before and after school care/ School holiday programs

The Otago Racing Club is based at Wingatui Racecourse in Mosgiel on the outskirts of Dunedin. It is recognised as the South's Premier Racing Club. It stages major events such as Melbourne Cup Day, the Boxing Day Races and Champions Day in February, as well the extremely popular race days at Cromwell. Upcoming Racedays at Wingatui: Saturday 6th Feb 2016 Saturday 5th March 2016 Thursday 14th April 2016 Wednesday 27th April 2016 Sunday 5th June 2016 Thursday 30th June 2016 Other upcoming ... Read more events : Sunday 28th Feb 2016 - Cromwell Friday 27th May - Oamaru Wingatui is much more than just a racecourse. Its grandstand buildings have just been renovated and now offer a terrific option for people looking for a venue for their wedding, a business looking for an easy conference location or anyone thinking of hosting a party or get together of any description.

Climbing Queenstown offers your family the ultimate adventure - where you can experience an active connection to our unique environment. No experience is necessary and we tailor our rock climbing outings to suit you – whether the whole family is new to it, or if just the kids want to climb, or even if you're all climbing at different levels – we promise you an outing that will be just the right mix of challenge and fun! Our professional guides love to pass on the climbing bug and work regularly ... Read more with local school groups. Choose from a half or full-day experience, departing either Queenstown or Wanaka and climbing in either Queenstown or Wanaka. We offer year-round trips and our trusty guides know of secret spots that make great climbing even in wet weather! Queenstown Rock Climbing Feel the raw adventure and excitement of our guided rock climbing experience for novice through to advanced climbers. Under our professional instruction feel your body and mind work together as you ...

Professional Face and Body Painters providing services to the corporate event market, festivals, fairs and private parties using the best quality paint, powders, glitter and designs sourced through BODYFX in NZ and Silly Farm from the USA.

“The Cardrona” sightseeing activity centre offers first class family friendly guided horse trekking and quad biking tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated right at the base of the Cardrona ski field. Only a 45 minute picturesque drive over the Crown Range from Queenstown or 20 minutes from Wanaka. The Cardrona has been developed to allow visitors to explore and experience our unique slice of high country heaven, ... Read more initially either by guided tours on horseback or by quad bike, with the intention to expand on to include other adventure activities, so watch this space for more things to do in Cardrona! Either by horse trekking or quad bike riding the aim is to give people a scenic, informative and memorable experience of the Cardrona Valley. The Cardrona Valley has so much to offer in the way of its rugged high country scenery, the changing moods and distinguished seasons, the many historical gold mining stories, ...

Southern Hunting Adventures is a company specialising in providing memorable hunting experiences at an affordable level to both experienced hunters and the novice. All ages and fitness levels are catered for and no previous experience with hunting or firearms is necessary. Southern Hunting Adventures organise hunts and adventure activities to fit any timeframe or travel plans and some species can be hunted in a 2-3 hour hunt although the more time you have available, the better experience we can ... Read more offer. Our company offers fully guided and outfitted hunts from 2 hours up to 2 months long with full support for bringing along the family or non-hunting observers. Species that we hunt include: Chamois, Himalayan Tahr, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Feral Goat, Wild Sheep, Wallaby and Wild Boar are the large species hunted commonly in New Zealand but we facilitate small game “varminting” on Rabbits, Hares and Possum. Game birds are hunted in season and include Californian Quail, Chukkah, Canadian ...

Performing Arts Piano Teachers

Qualifications: Cert Exec. Mus, LTCL, AIRMT, Dip Tchng I have been teaching the piano since 1985, but have also run music classes for preschoolers, 5-9 yr olds, marimba groups, school choir and played the piano for weddings, restaurants and ballet schools including the NZ School of Dance. I teach after school hours from my home music studio in Vauxhall and during school hours, at Columba College. Why piano lessons? Numerous studies show children who play an instrument, score higher on ... Read more both standard and spatial cognitive development tests. There are also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, score higher in maths. Mastering a piece of music on the piano boosts a child's self-esteem and teaches patience and persistence. Children who play the piano have improved fine motor skills and, unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other. This helps to increase a child's overall dexterity and complex thought processes. Reading ...

Our multi-award winning, daily, 'small group' tour departs from Dunedin city in the mid-afternoon for the Otago Peninsula wildlife 'hotspots'. The tour combines tourism and conservation in a symbiotic relationship and provides absolutely unrivaled viewing of estuarine and marine wildlife. Our knowledgeable guides will inform you of activity being viewed and visit places where the best possible viewing of Hooker's Sea lions, Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue Penguins, a breeding colony of New Zealand Fur ... Read more Seals and Royal Albatross can be had. A further 25-30 other estuarine and marine bird species are seen during the experience. Close up unobtrusive viewing from beach locations and strategically placed observation hides is guaranteed. Most days Albatross are seen flying at Taiaroa headland, but a further opportunity to see other pelagic sea bird occurs at our conservation area. Lots of sea birds are seen flying close to here including numerous petrel and shear-water species and a further four ...

Otago Hockey in the Hockey New Zealand affiliated regional sports body, responsible for the administration of hockey in Otago/Dunedin. Otago Hockey also administers the McMillan Hockey Centre. The McMillan Hockey Centre is an artificial surfaces complex comprising of two water based artificial hockey turfs. As well as hockey the complex is for suitable for turf soccer, fitness sessions and rugby union/league wet weather trainings. We are also available for venue hire for birthday parties, meetings ... Read more and functions.

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