Holidays

Affordable and fun activities for the school holidays in west Auckland

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There’s no need to break the bank these school holidays.

 School holidays can be a stressful time for for parents.

Looking for activities for kids to do is tough – which is why we’ve rounded up a list of activities in west Auckland for kids to enjoy in the first week of holidays.

And, these won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Roast marshmallows at Tui Glen Reserve.

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Roast marshmallows at Tui Glen Reserve.

Outdoor Adventure, Henderson (Free)

Meet at the library, make a compass, then walk to Tui Glen Reserve to roast marshmallows on a camp stove and drink hot chocolate.  You’ll only need to bring your own lunch. For all ages. 

Henderson Library: Monday October 2, 10.30am-12.30am

Learn how to build a simple robot at Unitec.

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Learn how to build a simple robot at Unitec.

Build a robot, Henderson (Free)

Two full days of learning how to build a smart home device that’s operated by internet and using your own smart device. This is for year 12’s only and bookings are essential. 

Unitec, Waitakere campus: Tuesday, Thursday October 3, 5. Visit unitec.ac.nz to book

Learn dog safety at Animates this school holidays.

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Learn dog safety at Animates this school holidays.

Survival Food 101, Henderson (Free)

If you love to bake, or love eating baked food, then this free programme is for you. All ages. 

Henderson Library: Wednesday October 4, 2pm-3pm

Enjoy popcorn and a movie at the Henderson Library.

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Enjoy popcorn and a movie at the Henderson Library.

Bike bash, New Lynn ($10)

School holiday bike games and fun skill building for 8-12 year olds. 

1 Olympic Pl, New Lynn: Thursday October 5, 10am-12pm

Safety with dogs, Westgate (Free)

Kids get to learn about dog safety and how to interact with dogs. Suitable for all ages, and it’s advisable to arrive early. 

Animates, Westgate: Thursday October 5, 11am

Movie and popcorn, Henderson (Free)

Popcorn provided for movie The Karate Kid. Parents please check suitability first. All ages. 

Henderson Library: Sunday October 8, 1pm-3pm


 – Stuff

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