Events for kids

Looking for something to take (or send!) the kids to? Look no longer!

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Kiwi Night Encounter

74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae

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Watch our birds as they emerge from their daytime slumber and engage in the nocturnal exploration of their outdoor enclosure. Every evening presents a new episode in the lives of our birds!

Each Encounter starts with a kiwi presentation in our Visitor Centre. Your guide will then escort you to our outdoor kiwi enclosure where you will take your seat in our covered observation area. For the following 30 to 40 minutes we promise you will be captivated by the birds behaviour.

This experience is not recommended for children under 7 years. 

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Lego Club

District libraries

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Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego pieces, you supply the ideas. Come along to this informal group to get creative and share skills.

  • Paraparaumu Library     3.30-4.30pm    First Thursday of each month
  • Waikanae Library            3.30-4.30pm    Second Thursday of each month
  • Ōtaki  Library                 3.30-4.30pm    Third Thursday of each month   
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Art Classes - Term 4, 2020 - Creative Kid's Art Lab

6 Rainbow Court, Raumati

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Term 4 art classes & after-school care for children who like to make, create and invent.

The kid's art classes are from 3.30 - 5pm, however children can arrive from 3pm onwards. There is a late-stay option until 6.30pm, so the classes can extend as an after-school programme.

Themes

  • Tuesdays - Paint, Print, Sew - Create Fibre Art. Sew, paint & print cushions, costumes, puppets!
  • Wednesday - Drawing & Painting. Experiment With Mixed Media. Drawing and painting from real life and our imagination.
  • Thursday - Clay Sculpture. Making clay animals, wizards, mermaids, dragons, plus+!

Each art class is 7 weeks in duration. Online booking is only available on the CreativeKids.co.nz website.

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Zirka Circus

Kapiti Primary School, Cnr Rimu Rd & Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu

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Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring their sixth tour - Into the Future, featuring the world's first Hologram Aquarium!

Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time are all wrapped up in a world-class performance. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. Be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at the clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before.

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Friends, family and holiday cheer, makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year!

Operatunity Daytime Concerts invites you to join them for seasonal songs and the magical music of Christmas. We present Christmas classics such as ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Santa Baby’, sure to put you in the spirit of the season!

Starring Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Milligan, Lynette Martin and Alex Foster with Paul Carnegie-Jones at the piano.

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The Extravaganza Fair

Campbell Park, Wellington Rd, Paekakariki

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Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to The Extravaganza Fair, a family affair with free entry - a fun day out with something for everyone.

We're bringing a unique style of interesting market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home and kids shows & games. Join in our sack races, tugs of war & musical bean bags & be in to win prizes! 

We've got it all going on!

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The Extravaganza Fair

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Wellington Rd, Paekakariki

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The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair.

Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The Extravaganza Fair performing their unique show every weekend.

Performances throughout the day these family shows will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats and dancing to performing 'tigers' and magic!

Ōtaki Bike Space - Giveaway

123 Riverbank Road, Ōtaki

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Get a bike in time for Christmas and the sunny Ōtaki summer! The Ōtaki Bike Space takes donated bikes, repairs them and gives them away for a small koha, including helmets if needed.

The Ōtaki Bike Space loves to see the bikes out being used in the community over summer and getting you out on a bicycle. They will be down at the Ōtaki Skate Park on Riverbank Rd from 12pm - 2pm on the 12th of December for the bikes to be picked up.

If you want to take advantage of the bike giveaway, let them know what age/gender and size of bike needed (if known), and whether a helmet is needed. Email those details with your name and contact details to [email protected], message via facebook or drop into the office at 7 Main St, Ōtaki before the 10th of December! 

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Bilingual Storytime

Ōtaki Library, Main St, Ōtaki

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 Join us for a sunny storytime in Te reo Māori and English. Fun for the whole family!

For more information, please check out our website.

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