Fun things to do during the school holidays

Usually during the school holidays, money is tight especially having all the tamariki home with you. There are plenty of things throughout Auckland to help entertain the kids and have an awesome Whanau day out. There are multiple beautiful nature walks all over Auckland and ones that have stunning waterfalls that you can swim in and cool off after a nice walk.  

We have our Museum in the Auckland Domain in Parnell. Where you can go for free if you are living in Auckland, just make sure you have something with your name and address with you for proof. It is a great place for you and your whanau to take part in exploring the different areas they have available there. The tamariki will have a variety of activities that will keep them occupied and have them confidently develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring the history, cultures, the arts, science and the environment. 

We have Western Springs in Point Chevalier where you can go for free and ride your bikes or scooters around the park, feed the ducks, play on the playground, go for a nice walk along the lakes and enjoy watching the ducks and swans swim and enjoy their environment. You could also pack a picnic and make the most of your time there.  

We have some beautiful beaches and water parks that you can make the most of the sun and the water. As well as some awesome playgrounds all around Auckland. In Avondale, there is a bike track where you can take your tamariki to learn to ride their bikes or just go along for fun and play on the tracks.  

A few of our local parks in West Auckland have groups of whanau who hide some rocks they have painted and hide them waiting for the next person or whanau to come along and find them. Once you find them, you collect them and then find somewhere else to hide them and take a photo and upload your photo to their Facebook page (Westie Rocks).  

I hope these are some ideas that you can enjoy with your whanau during these school holidays. Feel free to send through some photos to share with us, so your tamariki can share what an awesome time they’ve had with you.