Explore Auckland’s July School Holiday Adventures

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As the July school holidays approach, Auckland offers an array of exciting activities to keep children entertained, rain or shine.

Auckland Council presents a diverse range of options to ensure both tamariki and their families have a memorable break. From educational excursions to adventurous outings, here’s a roundup of what’s on offer:


Kids Crew School Holiday Programme

For working parents, Auckland Council’s Kids Crew programme provides a perfect solution. Designed for children aged 5 to 13, this programme offers a mix of sports, games, cooking, and arts and crafts. Trips to popular spots like Rainbow’s End and Butterfly Creek promise a fun-filled experience.


A Night at Auckland Museum: Time Warp!

Step into history with a unique family adventure at Auckland Museum. ‘Time Warp’ invites participants to journey through different eras, from the swinging ’60s to ancient China. Interactive theatre, games, and hands-on activities ensure an engaging experience.

Carnivores at Auckland Zoo

Animal enthusiasts will delight in getting up close with carnivores at Auckland Zoo. Special activities and zookeeper talks provide insights into these fascinating predators and their habitats.

Matariki Celebrations at Auckland Libraries

Auckland Libraries celebrate Matariki with themed activities and reading lists. Children can enjoy craft sessions, stargazing, and engaging with Matariki’s cultural significance.

Whānau Hauora Challenge at Tūpuna Maunga

Embrace the winter outdoors with a wellness challenge at Tūpuna Maunga. Activities range from scenic walks to stair climbs, offering panoramic views of Auckland.

Sentinel Exhibition at New Zealand Maritime Museum

Discover Aotearoa’s seabirds at the Sentinel exhibition. Interactive displays and creative workshops provide insights into New Zealand’s diverse seabird species.

Nature-themed Activities at Auckland’s Parks

Auckland’s parks offer a host of nature-themed workshops and ranger-led activities. Children can explore weaving, pottery, and more, with sessions held at various park locations.

Wild Things School Holiday Programme

Three parks host the Wild Things programme, focusing on nature exploration and outdoor skills. Ideal for young adventurers keen to learn about the environment.

Whether exploring museums or enjoying the outdoors, Auckland’s July school holiday guide ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plan ahead and make the most of this winter break with family-friendly activities across the city.


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