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Holiday Programmes

Butterfly Creek


Kiwi Forest now open these school holidays!

There’s loads of butterflies, now there’s kiwi too at Butterfly Creek these school holidays. Visit over the holidays and see our newest exhibit Kiwi Forest. Check out our latest additions to the Butterfly Creek family including our two Kiwi Ipo and Tapu plus cheeky otters and squirmy eels, and other New Zealand species. There will also be new animal encounters and a kiwi quiz.



Rocket Ropes

School Holiday Deal:

Book Online and SAVE 10%

Rocket Ropes is an amazing high ropes adventure park and a great day out for your next school visit or perfect for entertaining kids booked on school holiday programmes. Challenging fun for kids of all ages.

YMCA Greater Wellington

We have awesome holiday programmes that your child will love

The YMCA offers children and young people fun and educational activities to keep them happy and active during every school holiday of the year. We run programmes in Upper & Lower Hutt, the Wairarapa, Porirua, Wellington City and holiday camps at Camp Kaitoke.

The YMCA is a values based organisation. Our values are honesty, responsibility, respect and caring. These values drive our programme content, how we manage behaviour, our commitment to sustainability, and the way we interact with participants, their whanau, our volunteers and staff.

Each holiday day programme and camp offers a varied and interesting variety of activities ranging from trips, art and craft to sports and games.

There are a variety of ways to book on to the programmes; the fastest way is to book online and pay with your credit card. You can download the brochures above to view the programme details, and you can also download and complete this form which can be emailed, faxed or posted back to us.


Rainbow Springs

Summer Specials:

Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing any of our Family Pass tickets online and grab FREE entry for the kids these school holidays*.Terms and Conditions apply, please click on the link for details.

Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition.
The exhibition runs 16th December - 6th February 2018 and is presented by Scion, Crown research institute. 
*A Rainbow Springs Day Pass must be purchased for entry. 


Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show. Each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm, during these school holidays, you can see our exotic birds in action!  
*A Rainbow Springs Day Pass must be purchased for entry.
The new free-flight bird show starts 23rd December 2017. 

Howick Historical Village

Join us these holidays for some old-fashioned Fun in the Village! 

Each day (Monday to Friday) families and children of all ages can come and explore the village and participate in various activities including outdoor games, giant bubbles, craft activities and the ever popular Children’s Garden Trail. 

In addition to this, you can join our Villagers for a traditional activity at 11am and 1pm each day:

Washday on Mondays - Prepare to get a little wet as you learn to do the village washing 1850's style! Children learn about washing in Victorian times and get to use scrubbing boards, dollies and blue-bags to wash and rinse their laundry. 

Parlour Games on Tuesdays - Traditional parlour games of the mid to late 1800's are chosen to suit all age groups and to enable group participation for all. Often the venue is our authentic Parlour in Puhinui Homestead and a good time is guaranteed for all.

Unpack the Trunk on Wednesdays - Watch enthralled as items are removed from a typical Fencible trunk.  A wonderful way to learn about the uses of Victorian household items and the differences between original Victorian appliances and those used in the 21st Century.

Helpful Herbs on Thursdays - A voyage of discovery as you fill your trug with herbs from our garden.  Children will explore our garden of both fragrant and stinky smells and find out about the potions they can make.

Rag Rug on Fridays - A relaxing and therapeutic activity which gives children the chance to start making their own mini rag rug on hessian. A question and answer session encourages the children to consider the reasons behind rag rug making and the origin of the resources used. 

Sky Tower

Don’t miss the captivating live Christmas Entertainment, under the Sky Tower every Friday and Saturday from 24 November. 

Get into the festive season with the Christmas carollers under a giant Christmas tree, watch the hilarious must-see Break Dancing Santas, and be blown away by the beautiful SKYCITY Christmas Rockettes, inspired by the infamous New York Radio City Music Hall Rockette Dancers. 

You might even get to see Santa! 
Fun for the whole family.

LocknLoad Adventures


These school holidays we have an awesome kids paintball upgrade deal – low impact and regular options.

Buy a Kids Grunt Pack with 200 paintballs, and we’ll upgrade you to receive an extra 150 paintballs. Enter the promo code UPGRADE350  when you book online or mention it on the phone. Bookings are essential, and must be made 24 hours in advance.

Get out, get active these school holidays, head outside for a fun day at Lock N Load Adventures! 2012