Free School Holiday Fun – April 2018

Here is a list of free events and activities to take your children during the April 2018 school holidays. These holidays you can try your hand at making a 3D mask, go on a scavenger hunt or take a Manga art class and much more!

Ronald McDonald Show

Enjoy a free show with Ronald McDonald and his friends on the Hamburglar Hunt. The show will be held in the amphitheatre seating area outside the Papamoa Plaza Food Court.
When: 11:30–12:30, Monday 16 April 2018
Where: Papamoa Plaza
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Tauranga City Libraries Holiday Programmes

Tauranga City libraries have a jam-packed holiday programme for the kids these school holidays from making a 3D masks, lego play, Manga art classes and much more. Registrations are required to attend these sessions.
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Bring the kids for free story telling, games, dancing and giveaways at Bayfair. The kids will be entertained by Bayfair Buccaneer, Pirate Claw and his assistant Kate the Pirate’s Mate.
When: Every Wednesday at 10am.
Where: The Bayfair Playground, Bayfair Shopping Centre
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School Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Join the Virtually on Track Scavenger Hunt these school holidays and be in to win cool prizes. There are 6 unique Scavenger Hunts that encourage you to solve clues, take photos and answer questions in some of the most popular recreational areas around the Bay. You can complete as many of the locations as you like – each one is a chance to win!
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Animates School Holiday Activities

Animates is running two activity sessions on Thursday 19 and 26 April. Both sessions provide a place where your children can learn everything there is to know about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and no bookings are required! Just turn up on the day before 11am.
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Magic Shows

Once again, Bairfair Shopping Centre will host mind-blowing magician Andre Vegas during the April school holiday. Be spell bound by his magic tricks!
When: 23-25 April 2018
Show times: Monday and Tuesday 10:30am,12:30pm, 2:30pm; Wednesday (ANZAC Day) 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
Where: Bayfair Shopping Centre
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Learn to Paint

Papamoa Plaza are offering Learn to Paint sessions during these school holidays. All you need to do is pre-book at the Customer Service desk for one of four daily sessions: 10am, 11am, 12.30pm or 1.30pm.
When: Monday 23 April – Friday 27 April 2018
Where: Papamoa Plaza
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Check out our Activities section for more fun ideas to do this holiday.