Free holiday programmes in Auckland, summer 2020

You do not need to spend a fortune to entertain your kids this summer. Check out these free activities you can do. Including 2 free holiday programmes.

Drowning prevention programme

If you kid is 11 - 17 years old, consider this programme.
Available in 4 locations, this is a full day holiday programme (from 9 am to 2:30 pm)
This is a FREE holiday programme that is funded by “Oranga Tamariki” Ministry for Children specifically for 11-17 year olds.
What the programme covers: Water Safety – Surf Safety – Snorkelling – Aquatic Games… DPA SPLASH has it all, delivered by qualified and experienced educators, plus a FREE lunch.
It provides opportunities for participants to improve water safety knowledge and skills, enhance their swimming ability and have a go at aquatic sports they may not have experienced.
Complete all four days and receive a Splash Break-Away certificate and a Safe Boating Programme certificate by Coastguard Boating Education.

Te Oro - See details

If your kid is interested in arts, this is the place to go.
TE ORO Music & Arts Centre for Young People offers many FREE full day programmes for children as young as 5 years old and older. Check out the dates and age requirements here

Out and About Auckland - See details

Out and About team hosts a range of FREE activities across Auckland in January. Checkout their facebook page.
Join the Out & About team for a morning of fun arts and crafts in the park!
A variety of different art activities to try out, see what you can create to take home!
Giant games, swing balls and music make these events a great outing for the whole family!

Local Libraries - See details

Not exactly a holiday programme, but Auckland libraries have a lot to offer these summer holidays. Check out all the FREE activities available in your local library.Library event search

Auckland Botanic Gardens - See details

Head to Auckland Botanic Gardens this summer and find out how plants are essential for life. They always have something special for school holidays.