Four of the best: School holiday activities

Cave Kids, a three-hour adventurous, interactive programme, will delight children aged between 5 and 12 years. Photo / Supplied
Cave Kids, a three-hour adventurous, interactive programme, will delight children aged between 5 and 12 years. Photo / Supplied

Keeping the little ones occupied when school's out can feel like an impossible task. Try one - or some - of these for some inspiration.

1. Water babies

The Madloop Windsurf School is offering an eight-hour course of windsurfing, stand-up paddling or catamaran sailing over four days. For all ages - kids to adult. October 11-14 and October 18-21, $185. Ph 021 958 812 to book visit the website above.

2. Cave dwellers

Cave Kids is Waitomo Caves' three-hour interactive programme for children aged between 5 and 12 years, with two tours per day - 10.30am and 1.30pm. Kids can explore, investigate and play for $26 each. Adult and family passes also available.

3. YMCA

The YMCA runs extensive school holiday programs Auckland-wide. Activities range from nature trails, cooking lessons and swimming to movies, art and sport. To see what's on offer at your local branch.

4. Art and about

Artstation (1 Ponsonby Rd, Newton) runs art classes and workshops for kids year round, with special school holiday programmes for kids and teens, including sculpture, camera making, silkscreen printing and more. Ph (09) 376 3221 or email artstation@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

- NZ Herald

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