School Holidays

Need some ideas for entertaining the kids in the School Holidays? There's lots to see and do and affordable family adventures with our big open spaces and stunning scenery! 

School Holiday events
Check out some top autumn events and ideas below or What's On week by week here.

Dark Sky

  • Stargazing with Under The Stars - learn why our region is one of the best places in the world to view the never-ending star filled skies during the school holidays.

Carterton Events Centre

Queen Elizabeth Park

Cycling and Mountain Biking

  • Hire an e-bike from Cycling Tom here for your Wairarapa cycling adventure, and enjoy the child friendly cafe in their shop with cool colouring and hot chocolates!
  • Located on a section of hillside at the northern edge of Masterton the Lansdowne Mountain Bike Park is free to use with professionally designed and built tracks ideal for beginners through to experienced riders with tracks of grades 2, 3 and 4.
  • Try out the purpose-built and professionally designed Rivenrock Mountain Bike Park for all levels of mountain bikers. Open for the summer season from October - April on Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday evenings. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date hours.

Abseiling and Rafting in the Wairarapa

  • Check out Wellington Rafting for exciting kids Abseiling and Rafting events in the Waiohine River. Book on their website here

Waimeha Camping Village at Cape Palliser

  • Kids can practice their swing at the Waimeha Camping Village Driving Range with a bucket of 25 balls for only $10, and feed the friendly animals including Gary the goat, Penny the pig, Shaza the sheep and Daisy the cow. Kids under 13 also get 20% off lunch at Cape Palliser Bar and Grill open Thursday to Sunday or by appointment.

Check out more fun activities below and loads more ideas here

Take a short trip for a big change of scene! Stay for the holidays