Events for Kids in New Zealand

  • Location: Blockhouse Bay (0600) Auckland Region
  • Dates: from 12 Jul 2022 to 21 Jul 2022

Sew Much Fun, Blockhouse Bay is having Beginner Workshops during the July school holidays. Kids, Teens & Adults are all invited to join. If you’d like your child to learn a new skill, or would like a class along with your child, then Sew Much Fun is the place to come to. You and your child will love learning to sew as it gives you a chance to do a creative craft together. Both of you will have satisfaction and pride in making something on your own. The workshop runs from 10 am to 12.30 pm from Tue 12 July to Thu 21 July 2022, weekdays. If you would like another time, please contact Jacinta James. The topics covered in the workshop are: Safety in the sewing room The parts of your sewing machine Winding a bobbin and threading the sewing machine Using the presser foot Sewing straight lines, back tacking and pivoting Different stitches and how to use them Useful tools to have in your sewing kit Make an item to take home The classes are small with a maximum class size of 4 to ensure that each student gets individual attention. The fee is $70 and includes fabric, thread and all the items required for the project.

Barnardos Home Based Learning invites you to a free Community playgroup on Monday mornings. Play group offers a chance for our tamariki to learn through play and have fun while whānau and educators have a place to support tamariki and each other in a safe, secure, and comfortable environment. Operates during School Term time only. Not during school holidays. Fortnightly. Public Event. 2 hours. Held at The Kids Hub, 13 Wayland Street, Gore.

Every Friday: ESCAPE ROOM FREAKY FRIDAY DEAL Do you think you can catch the Gemini Killer?? Help the detective to achieve it. Escape Room THE GEMINI KILLER: *for aged 15 and over *$95 for a group of 4 people Contact us directly to book this deal. We dare you...

Every Wednesday: ESCAPE ROOM WIZARD WEDNESDAY DEAL The Wizard Express needs your help to get the young Wizards to Wizard Academy safely. Are you ready to help? Escape Room ALL ABOARD THE WIZARD EXPRESS: *for aged 7 and over *$75 for a group of 4 people Contact us directly to book this deal. See you soon!

During school holidays we will be open every day and offer extended hours. Dates for school holidays in 2022 are: *Easter holidays: Saturday 16 April to Sunday 1 May *Winter school holidays: Saturday 9 July to Sunday 24 July *Spring school holidays: Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October Two Escape Rooms available: Contact us directly to book or for more info. Happy holiday and see you soon!

bookings are now open for before and/or after school care to book please contact us via email or by our website

TERM 2 art classes & after-school care for children who like to make, create and invent. Located in Raumati, Paraparaumu - Kapiti. Check the WEBSITE Creativekids.co.nz for Term and Holiday Classes. For ages 5-12 on Tues, Wed and Thurs. The kid's art classes are from 3.30 - 5pm, however children can arrive from 3pm onwards. There is a late-stay option until 6.30pm, so the classes can extend as an after-school programme. Themes: - Tuesday - CLAY SCULPTURE... Making clay animals, wizards, mermaids, dragons, plus+! - Wednesday - PAINT, PRINT & SEW cushions, costumes, puppets! - Thursday - DRAWING and PAINTING from real life and our imagination Each art class is 7 weeks in duration. Online booking is only available on the CreativeKids.co.nz website. Payment by credit card has no additional fees. - Qualified primary teacher and artist - 15 years' experience teaching art to primary-aged children - Progressive teaching methods - Lessons based on traditional and modern arts/crafts, developing skills & creativity - Structured, but in a home-studio setting - A child-friendly, relaxed environment for after-school - Lots of variety / choice - Excellent resources The classes provide an opportunity to play and experiment in a structured but caring, home-studio environment. Activities are designed and supervised by an experienced primary school teacher and artist. The activities utilise a child's growing mathematical skills such as estimating, measuring, scaling up & down, changing 2D to 3D, exploring symmetry, and pattern-making. Natural sciences, such as chemistry, biology, geology and physics are included, as well as history and culture. See photos and book on the WEBSITE CreativeKids.co.nz. Contact Helen with any questions.

The North Shore Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km Fun Run & Walk, and Kids Marathon will take place on Auckland’s beautiful North Shore and is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s most Scenic Marathon and Half Marathon events. The course is based on a 21.1km circuit that will see participants starting at Milford Reserve before taking in the beautiful Takapuna, Narrow Neck, and Cheltenham Beaches before tackling the amazing 1km Tunnels Loop (you don’t actually go through any tunnels) around Maungauika/Historic North Head. This spectacular part of the course has been the showcase of the event since 2011 with Auckland’s best views over the city and out into the Hauraki Gulf to Rangitoto Island. Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve is Treaty of Waitangi redress land of Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau, being the 13 iwi/hapū of Tāmaki Makaurau. There course features a mixture of road, beach, and grass trails, so there is a bit of something for everyone.