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Auckland School Holidays Activities

School Holidays, at a loose end? Wondering what to do with the kids? Check out our recommended Auckland School Holidays activities!
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The Bluestone Room
9 - 11 Durham Lane, 1010
  • Auckland’s original live music venue
  • Let our live music serenade you into the weekend
  • A worldly mix of roots music, jazz and soul
  • Live music and specialty cocktails every Friday and Sat
  • Off Queen Street, discover Durham Lane's historic bar
MOTAT is the largest museum of its kind in New Zealand and promises a fun, interactive and educational experience for both young and old. Learn about New Zealand’s transport and technological developments over the centuries and visit the award-winning Aviation Display Hall where you can see some truly iconic military and civil aircraft. Get hands-on with our science and technology exhibitions or check out the showcases displayed by some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators. If history is more your thing, visit the original Pumphouse, wander through our historic village or attend one of our Live Days where our vintage engines are put to steam and MOTAT comes to life!

Located across two sites, take the vintage tram past beautiful Western Springs park.

Also offering great facilities and unique venue spaces for your next event, function, wedding or product launch; MOTAT is a special place held in Aucklander’s hearts, so add the MOTAT magic into your next event or function!

Visit www.motat.org.nz or email enquiries@motat.org.nz for details.
805 Great North Road,
Auckland,
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Broken down to 8 habitat areas, there's plenty to see at the Auckland Zoo. Catch site of the giraffes in the Pridelands, the Hippo's in Hippo River or the lemurs in the Just Juice Primate Trail. Join in our Zoo Encounters presented by our Zoo keepers bringing you eye to eye with some of our animals.
Motions Road,
Auckland,
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Auckland’s No.1 entertainment destination, 7 minutes drive from the city. Featuring the worlds BIGGEST movie screen - Xtreme Screen. La Premiere Auckland’s ultimate luxury cinema and the Halfpipe bean-bag cinema.
Sylvia Park Shopping Centre,
286 Mt Wellington Highway,
Auckland,
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Does JUMPing off the wall and flying through the air sound like something you want to do? JUMP has brought this extreme fun to Auckland with a large indoor trampoline park that’s all about jumping, running, flipping or just benefiting from the fitness and most importantly landing soft and safely.

JUMP Trampoline Park is suitable for all ages, fitness and skill level, offering a wide variety of physical activities including a massive free running area, a dodge ball court, foam pit and group fitness classes. This all makes JUMP the perfect venue for your next family outing or party.
48 Arrenway Drive,
Auckland,
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THE NEW KELLY TARLTON’S SEA LIFE AQUARIUM - Discover your inner explorer with 8 new themed zones including the world’s largest penguin colony display, the world’s biggest species of stingray and New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks. Journey through a unique Southern Ocean experience and marvel at our amazing NEW jellyfish display. In the magical Seahorse Kingdom you’ll find the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons.

For a real Kiwi adventure join one of our Shark Adventures; snorkel with sharks from the safety of a submerged cage; or for the true adrenaline junkie, try a cage-free shark dive.

Bookings are essential for Shark Adventures – online and phone bookings accepted
23 Tamaki Drive,
Auckland,
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Kidactive is an organising and online booking business that specialises in a wide range of Holiday sporting and recreational activities designed for children aged between 3-15 years old.
Jervois Road,
Auckland,
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Now under new management, the North Shore Lollipop's Playland indoor play centre has the largest three wave slide in Auckland. Perfect for a party or just to keep the kids happy. Cafe on site serving hot & cold food. Loyalty card.

LATEST: OSCAR approved and WINZ subsidised School Holiday Programme now available.
179B,
Archers Road,
Auckland,
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Stardome is a unique and fun learning adventure for the whole family. Its space gallery and exhibits are free to enter, and the multi-media Planetarium shows featuring astronauts, black holes and everything else outer space-related are presented in the Planetarium every night Wednesday to Sunday and on weekend afternoons.

Delve into the outer reaches of the universe and visit spectacular nebula, gaze up at the 3,500 brilliant stars and learn more about the constellations in the sky above us. The Stardome shows are delivered indoors with digital-dome technology and surround sound.
One Tree Hill Domain,
670 Manukau Road,
Auckland,
1023
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Tree Adventures has 65 fun activities, with 8 increasingly difficult courses spread over 7 acres, with 8 flying foxes, one of which is 150m long.

This unique forest adventure park is accessible to all abilities. Challenge your balance and confidence whilst enjoying our awesome activities.
Boundary Road,
Auckland,
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