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School Holiday Programmes

The Council provides free holiday programmes at the Carterton Events Centre during the mid-year school term breaks for Carterton children aged 5 – 12 years.  Morning tea of fruit and baking is provided however children need to bring their own lunch.  We encourage healthy options with no chocolate, soft drinks or lollies.

Each day runs from 9am – 3pm with children choosing their own daily programme from a wide variety of workshops.  The programme closes with a disco party on the last day.

Previous programmes have included hula hooping, abseiling, sports, board games, inflatable obstacle course, storytelling, gardening, writing, drama, balloon craft, circus juggling, paper making, wood pallet crafts, web coding, 3D printing, cooking, movies, and painting.

The programme dates for 2017 are:

  • Mon 24th, Wed 26th – Fri 28th April (Public Holiday on Anzac Day, Tues 25th April) – REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW FULL
  • Mon 10th – Thurs 13th July
  • Mon 2nd – Thurs 5th October

Registrations are advertised mid-term through Carterton schools and the Council website and Facebook pages.  Please be aware that places are limited and preference will be given to children that have not attended a programme before.

Further details available from Gerry Brooking, Community Development Coordinator on 06 379 4083 / 027 865 4007 /