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Spring School Holiday List

Tōnui Collab

For 7 - 13 year olds

At Lawson Field Theatre

Cost $50 per child per workshop

Monday October 2 - Virtual Reality

Tuesday October 3 - Game Development

Wednesday October 4 - Animation

More information and to book head to

Bit-of-Fun School Holiday Drama Classes

Develop your drama skills these school holiday classes with director / actor / writer Bel Campbell. Sessions include improvisations, games and creating story. Great for those new to drama, as well as those that already love it! For ages 5 through to teens At Musical Theatre Gisborne Clubrooms, 101 Innes Street $12 per session ($10 for MTG Members) Ages 5 -8 at 10am, Monday 25 September & Wednesday 27 September Ages 9 - 12 at 11.00 Monday 25 September & Wednesday 27 September Teens at 11am - 12pm, Monday 25 September & Wednesday 27 September More advanced and personalised drama tutoring is also available. All bookings can be made here:

Tairāwhiti Museum School Holiday Art Workshops

Awesome art workshops in the first week of the school holidays!

For ages 5 - 12 year olds

Daily Monday September 25 - Friday September 29, 10am - 12pm, 1 - 3pm.

$10 for Clay Workshop, other workshops $5 per child.

Monday September 25 - Sculpture Tuesday September 26 - Clay Wednesday September 27 - Mixed Media Thursday September 28 - Clay Friday September 29 - Printmaking

Spaces are limited. To register pop in to the museum and pay for your class in advance. All children need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

Fancy Draws at Gizzy Local

Fancy Draws brings together dress ups and drawing. A relaxedly structured life drawing session for 7 - 11 year olds where kids can take turns dressing up and modelling and drawing.

For 7 - 12 year olds

At Gizzy Local, 64 Lowe St

$15 per person Tuesday October 3, 1 - 2:30pm

Book here:

Gisborne Gymnastics Club Holiday Programme

A holiday programme with structured gymnastics lessons in the morning and free play in the afternoons.

For ages 5 - 14 years

At Gisborne Gymnastics Club, Electrinet Sports Centre, 537 Aberdeen Road

Monday September 25 - Friday October 6

$30 per session (9am -12pm or 12pm - 3pm) or $55 for the day

For daily break down of activities and booking details:

Comet Swimming Club Holiday Programme

Comet Swimming Club Holiday Boost Programme - boost your child’s swimming before summer

For 3.5 year olds +

Learn to Swim

At Elgin School Pool

At Kiwa Pools (Monday to Thursday both weeks) Age and ability dependant

Cost: $60 for 5 x 30 minute lessons

Monday September 25 to Friday September 29

Monday October 2 to Friday October 6.


Comet Swimming Club Open Week

Free sessions for people who have not tried Comet Learn to Swim lessons before.

Spaces are limited, bookings essential.

Monday September 25 - Friday September 29 afternoons

To book email

More information or find Comet on Facebook or Instagram

Arty Farty School Holiday Programme

Nurture children’s self-expression through art, music, dance and drama.

For primary aged children, 5 to 10 year-olds.

At Te Hapara School Hall, 31 Mill Rd.

$30 half day or $50 full day bookings.

Book via Facebook More more information email or 021 045 8113

East Coast Museum of Technology

A nostalgic diamond in disguise, the East Coast Museum of Technology is the perfectly, imperfect museum run by volunteers, here in Gisborne. ECMOT brings stories from past to present to life and provides a really great experience for kids and adults alike!

For All Ages

At 67 Main Road, Makaraka

Saturday and Sundays, 10am – 4pm

Costs $2 - $10

Events 4 All

For 5 to 14 year olds

At Awapuni School

Monday September 28 to Friday October 6, 7.30am - 5.30pm

Cost: $60

H.B. Williams Memorial Library

At HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright Street

All activities are free!

Tuesday September 26, 10.30am

He Kākano | Little Seeds

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Thursday September 28, 10:30am

Te Pihinga | Little Sprouts

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds

September 29 Friday, 3.30pm

Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine - King of the Board

For 14-18 year olds.

Teen games club. Test your skills and challenge others to see who will become “King of the Board” Light refreshments supplied.

Saturday September 23 to Sunday October 8

Ready, Set, Read Reading Challenge

Read for two hours in ten minute time slots and go in the draw to win one of four mystery prizes.

Monday September 25 – Friday October 6

Daily Quiz

Checkout the daily quiz in the children’s area, pop your answer in the box and go in the draw to win a prize.

Monday September 25 – October 6

Courtyard games

This holidays the library courtyard will be set up with giant classic games for families to enjoy. Weather permitting.

Monday September 25, 9.30 – 11.30am

Spring Carnival

Heaps of games and prizes to be won. Bring the whanau down for a morning of fun.

Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September

Ed Hillary’s Antarctic Hut Virtual Reality Experience lets you explore Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut.

Drop in for one of the 15 minute sessions that will be running throughout the day.

10am – 4pm

Thursday September 28, 10.30am

Dress up storytime

Come dressed as your favourite book character and join the CYA team for story time

Friday September 29 & Friday October 6, 10.30 - 11.30am

Tōnui Collab Workshop

Fun STEMM workshop with the awesome team from Tōnui Collab.

For ages 7+, adult supervision required.

20 spots only. Phone 8676709 to book your spot from September 18.

Friday September 29 & Friday October 6, 10am – 12pm

Flawless Photography Club for teens

Join Liam for sneak preview of the new photography club for teens that will be starting up soon. Bring along your phone or device and learn some new tricks to take your photos to the next level.

Monday October 2, 9.30 - 11.30am

Mask making cardboard fun

We’ve got a stack of cardboard for you to create your favourite character mask. The cardboard creation stations will be set up all morning.

Wednesday October 4, 10 – 11.30am and 1.30 – 3pm

Grab Life By The Bricks

Jonathan is back and bringing lego fun to the library. Registration required.

We will be taking registrations from September 18, phone 8676709

Thursday October 5, 10am – 3pm

Click Happy Visual Poetry Jam

For ages 13+

Want to learn how to become a better photographer? To create images that stop people scrolling past? We have 30 spaces available to help you learn to up your photography game.

Learn from master photographer Mandi Lynn how to use a cell phone like a DSLR camera.

Phone 8676709 to register

Pinehollow Riding School

School holiday programme, treks, pony rides and lessons. We are excited to see you all!

Lessons in holidays by arrangement $65 for the day.

Monday 25 - Friday 29 September - Holiday program, treks and rides

Wednesday 27th - Fully booked

Sunday October 1 - Treks/pony rides/ lessons depending on numbers.

Monday 2 - Friday 6 October - Holiday program, treks and rides

Saturday 7 October - Treks/ pony rides depending on numbers.

Sunday 8 October - Treks/ pony rides/lessons depending on numbers.

Minivan transport is available.

For the minivan morning pick up will be 9am and drop off 4pm, by the Tav.

If you bring your children out Drop off is at Pine Hollow 9am pick up 3.30pm

Please make sure your child has spare clothes, covered shoes, lunch and water bottle.

Bank details: ANZ Pine Hollow - 06 0637 0264724 00

Cancellations must be made 24 hours beforehand or payment must be paid in full if late.

Contact Jacquie 0277491629 or Facebook or email

YMCA OSCAR Holiday Programme

OSCAR House, 153 Disraeli Street

September 25th to October 4th

5-13 years

For more info send an email to or call us on 06 867 9259


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