Days of discovery, creativity and action!

Every week is a lively combination of onsite activities, premium days with special guests or equipment, plus trip days to places kids love to go. No wonder it’s a favourite school holiday hangout.

Girl playing with science

Every day is different

Each onsite day is filled with activities like team games and sports outside, getting creative and crafty, discovering new things and exploring abilities with practice and prepared experiments.

Girl playing with kite

Premium days are fun

On Premium Days we welcome special guests who teach cool new skills like skating or parkour, introduce furry, slimy or scaly creatures, or bring fun stuff like bouncy castles or boat kits to build.

Boy ice skating

Trip days are awesome

Trip days are always a great adventure to places like playgrounds, the movies, museums, roller skating, rock climbing, laser tag… and whatever else nearby that’s fun!

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To see what your local sKids programme is doing these holidays, visit their location page.

Your Local sKids

Connect with us this April!

Step into a world of friendship and fun this April! Our holiday programme is designed to help you create connections and craft your own community. Every activity is a chance to make new friends and feel a sense of belonging. Whether you’re diving into the world of seahorses or exploring the antics of farm animals, you’ll find a place where you fit in. So come along, create connections, craft your community, and have the best April School Holidays ever!

Typical day at a holiday programme

skids sunrise

Holiday programme (Morning)

Breakfast is served until 8:00am

Activity sheets and quiet activities
Roll call and sKids rules
Craft | sports group game
Morning tea and chill out time
Music | wellness | cultural | tech | science activity

skids afterschool

Holiday programme (Afternoon)

Sites may vary with times

Lunch and chill out time
Sports | group game
Main activity – Usually a DIY
Food | music | wellness | cultural | tech | science activity
Afternoon tea and chill out time
Craft | quiz | orienteering | outdoor activity

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Any child aged 5 – 13 can join our sKids Holiday Programmes. Your child can attend most sKids programmes across the country. We may have schools that don’t allow outside students, please contact your local sKids to confirm.

Even if your child attends a sKids during the school term, you are welcome to go to another sKids for the holidays, to help mix things up and see new environments.

For any days onsite, we have a 1:15 ratio at all times.

On trip days out in our community, our ratio will depend on what the activity is and whether it was held in an open or closed environment and how much support the children need to complete the activity. The ratio would either be 1:8 or 1:10.

Higher risk activities such as swimming, requires more supervision, so we have a 1:6 ratio.

If your child requires medication or has allergies our teams should be aware of, please ensure you add all the necessary details on the safety form when you make a booking. Any medication you give permission for our teams to administer or your child to self-administer will be logged and tracked for you.

After a 5 minute grace period, we charge $1 per minute for late pick ups. Short sessions will be automatically charged at the longer session if the time exceeds 15 minutes.

We will never leave a child alone and unattended. If your child is not picked up within 15 minutes of the programme closing, we will call parents/caregivers and emergency contacts. If we cannot reach any contacts within an hour of the programme closing, the Programme Manager/Franchise Owner will call the police and Oranga Tamariki for advice.

Please contact your local sKids team before you enrol, if your child has a disability or a special need. The more information you supply to us, the better informed and prepared we are able to be in providing effective and adequate care for your child.

The ability of any particular programme to accommodate the needs of your child is determined by the requirements of your child, the facilities available, and qualifications and availability of staff associated with that particular programme.

We are proud that in most cases we can accommodate a variety of needs. Please be aware that a trial period may be required for assessment purposes; this will be done jointly by the sKids Centre Manager/Franchise Owner to ensure that your childs’ needs are being met adequately.

Our staff undergo a recruitment process that involves a recruitment interview, reference checks and police checks. Prior to working as well as on an ongoing basis, we require the following training courses in sKids Induction, First aid, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Behaviour Management and Food Safety.

Our fees vary at each sKids site, please visit our locations page, and find the activity you’d like to know more about.

Each programme is qualified to receive an OSCAR Subsidy. Qualifying families can apply through Work and Income New Zealand. To find out more on the OSCAR Subsidy and to check if you might qualify, visit our OSCAR Subsidy page.

Please pack morning tea, lunch, drink bottle and hat for your child. We provide afternoon tea everyday, and occasionally enjoy a treat for the end of term/holidays and cooking days.

During colder seasons, please pack a jumper/jacket.

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*We advise to avoid bringing any toys, devices and any other special items, as we have many games, toys and activities for your child to play with everyday