5 fun, economical & creative school holiday activities in Wellington!

5 fun, economical & creative school holiday activities ideas for July in Wellington!

School holidays are just around the corner. Check out some of these great activities happening around the capital this July!

New Zealand Police Museum - Police Dog Puppets

Description: “Make a police dog finger puppet in this creative and fun craft workshop for our youngest recruits. Each child takes home their own puppet. (Note: young children will require the assistance of a caregiver to complete their puppet).”

Location: Papakowhai Rd, Papakowhai, Porirua - Mana, Wellington

Dates: Monday 10 July 2017 – Friday 14 July 2017 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Age: 5+

Cost: Child Ticket $5.00

Bookings: Essential

Contact: NZ Police Museum (04) 238 3141

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2. Mr Lam Sam's Musical Mayhem Show

Description: “Come along to an hour of interactive musical fun - songs, games, giveaways, storytelling, and plenty of laughs. Kids’ entertainer Chris Lam Sam leads a rip-roaring show for the whole family - join in the craziness! Kids must be accompanied by an adult for this show.”

Location: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Dates: Monday 10 July 2017 10:30am – 11:30am

Age: No Restrictions

Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential

Contact: Te Papa Museum (04) 381 7000

More info

*Check out all of the other free School Holiday Activities at Te Papa including other Kids Theatre and Magic with Zappo!

3. Improv for Kids

Description: “Kids love theatre that’s interactive. So do the Improvisors. It’s a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the world of live theatre. We may not have millions of dollars worth of computer-generated effects, but we do listen to kids and we make their ideas central to what happens on stage. In Improv For Kids, imagination is the best special effect of them all!”
Location: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington 

Dates: Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Saturday 15 July 11am-12.30pm each day

Monday 17th July - Saturday 22nd July 11am -12.30pm each day

Age: No Restrictions

Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential 04 801 7992

Contact: Circa Theatre 04 801 7992

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4. Meet the Robots

meet the robots holiday programme

Description: “Ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a Robot? What do the light sensors on an mBot do? Come and meet Red the fully automated humanoid robot. Red responds to your questions, follow commands, and even dances! While you’re there have a look at what’s going on inside Red’s head then make some tracks for our mBots to navigate and find out why they follow them.”

Location: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington

Dates: Monday 10th July 2pm-3pm

Age: 6+

Cost: Free

Bookings: NA

Contact: 04-801 4068

More info

*Check the link for days and times this event is on at other Wellington libraries

5. The Little Duckling

the little duckling holiday activity

Description: “The Little Duckling is a quirky tale about discovery. Will Little make some friends along the way and how do you knock on an hedge, nest or burrow? Full of song, dance and audience participation, it is sure to delight children and adults alike.”

Location: Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria

Dates: 8th- 22nd July 2017, Monday - Friday 10am & 11:30am Saturday 10am

Age: No Restrictions

Cost: $10 Under 2: No Charge


Contact: (04) 385 0292