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.
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 email@example.com.