Holiday Programme

Our holiday programmes provide a child-led play environment allowing them to follow their own interests.

Our Holiday Programmes provides a child-led play environment, offering children the opportunity to follow their own interests in an amazing natural environment. Our valued staff understand the benefits of free play and have the ability to support and extend children’s participation.

Some of the activities available during our programme include:

  • Exploring the bush and its inhabitants

  • Hut building

  • Bush arts and crafts, working with natural materials

  • Rope play, building swings, zip lines and spider webs

  • Storytelling and drama

  • Creating and playing your own games

  • Messy Play - Slime, gloop and paint

  • Starting a campfire and roasting marshmallows

  • Working with real tools

Holiday Programme Dates 2024

Summer Holiday Programme 15-26 Jan

April Holiday Programme 15-26 April

Winter Holiday Programme 8-19 July

Spring Holiday Programme 30 Sept - 11 Oct

Programme Details

The holiday programme runs every school holidays and for two or three weeks over the summer break. Enrolments open in week 5 of each term. Everyone Out is for children aged 5 to 13 years old. 

The Programme runs from 8.45am - 3.30pm. You are welcome to sign your child in between 8.45 - 9.00am and return to pick them up between 3.15 - 3.30pm. If you need to pick up your child early please arrange this in advance. 

The children’s safety briefing starts at 9am. It’s really important for your child to be present for the briefing. 


Session cost $67 per child. A 5% discount will be added to the booking for a 2nd, 3rd (or more) child when booked into the same day as their sibling(s). No full week discount is currently offered.  

Please carefully read the Terms & Conditions. We also offer limited 50% discounted community service card (CSC) spaces. These space are for whānau who would find our fees a barrier to attending. They are limited to three sessions per child and families must apply before making a booking. Applications are made to

Parent Feedback

"We thought the holiday programme was fantastic. My 3 girls had the best time and it was really neat to see them come home each night dirty and happy!!!"

"She loved it so much! She enjoyed how the coordinators created things. She told me that they taught her “anything is possible” after seeing the creations and ideas like making swings and zip lines and bubble blower. She came home so inspired!"

"My children absolutely loved it. They loved toasting marshmallows, going in the steam, the waterside, making bow and arrows. All of it!"

Our Locations

Huntleigh GirlGuiding Centre

Serving our western and northern suburbs we run programmes from Huntleigh GirlGuiding Centre, Crofton Downs

Island Bay Scout Hall

Our South Coast Programmes are based at Island Bay Scout Hall, Dover Street, Island Bay


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