What's on this week in Kāpiti
Alpaca Farm Walk
4 Jul 2020 – 25 Jul 2021
105 Waterfall Rd, Paraparaumu
We offer private and pre-booked farm walks for you and the alpacas to be entertained. During the walk you will be able to lead an alpaca over our newly formed farm track, hand feed them and, assuming they are in the mood, give them a good hug. Tour group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 people giving you plenty of time to get to know our alpacas. We intend to have at least 1 alpaca available for every 2 adult guests. At the top of the property, you can catch the stunning views of the Kapiti Coast, Kapiti Island, the South Island (on clear days) and beyond. Ensure you have your camera ready to take photos and “selfies” of you and the alpacas. Please check our website for opening hours, price and what to bring.
Kiwi Night Encounter
74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae
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.
Art Classes - Term 2, 2021 - Creative Kids Art Lab
4 May – 24 Jun 2021
6 Rainbow Court, Raumati
Term 2 art classes & after-school care for children who like to make, create and invent. Located in Raumati, Paraparaumu - Kapiti. For ages 5-13 on Tues, Wed and Thurs. The kid's art classes are from 3.30 - 5 pm, however, children can arrive from 3 pm onwards. There is a late-stay option until 6.30 pm, so the classes can extend as an after-school programme. Themes: - Tuesdays - Paint, Print & Sew - Wednesdays - Drawing & Painting - Thursdays - Clay & Sculpture Children can attend for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or any combination. Online booking allows for multiple or single-day registration, as well as later changing days. Payment by credit card has no additional fees. - Qualified primary teacher and artist - 15 years experience teaching art to primary-aged children - Progressive teaching methods - Lessons based on traditional and modern arts/crafts, developing skills & creativity - Structured, but in a home-studio setting - Daily or weekly themes - A child-friendly, relaxed environment for after-school - Lots of variety / choice - Excellent resources The classes provide an opportunity to play and experiment in a structured but caring, home-studio environment. Activities are designed and supervised by an experienced primary school teacher and artist. To meet the needs of active and curious children after school we explore a variety of crafts such as sewing, crochet, pottery, felting, weaving, jewellery and woodwork; and the art forms: painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking. The activities utilise a child's growing mathematical skills such as estimating, measuring, scaling up & down, changing 2D to 3D, exploring symmetry, and pattern-making. Natural sciences, such as chemistry, biology, geology and physics are included, as well as history and culture. Experiments and activities: - Experiment with colour and creative ways of using paint - Create with clay & natural materials - Construct with recyclables - Engineer and test adhesive methods and materials - Sewing - Learning to trust their creative process See photos on the website. Contact Helen with any questions.
Frank meets Peggy
22 May 2021
Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu
Frank meets Peggy to the sound of The Count Basie Orchestra. “Frank meets Peggy” is the working title for a new project which involves the writing, arranging, producing and staging of a theatre show celebrating the songs of The Great American Songbook, seen through the eyes of three iconic artists from the era - Franks Sinatra and Miss Peggy Lee, accompanied by the sound of the Count Basie Orchestra.
KCO plays Beethoven, Lilburn and Saint-Saëns
15 May 2021
Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu
The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra is pleased to return to Te Raukura ki Kāpiti with a concert on Saturday, 15 May at 3.00pm, featuring works by Beethoven, Lilburn and Saint-Saëns. The Orchestra is also pleased to introduce two young musicians with great futures ahead of them - Georgia Steele as conductor and guest soloist, Otis Prescott-Mason who will perform the Second Piano Concerto by Saint-Saëns with the Orchestra.