Free School Holiday Fun – July 2018

Here is a list of free events and activities to take your children during the July 2018 school holidays in Tauranga. These holidays you can try your hand at making origami, growing your own herb garden, watch a magic show or take an Anime art class and much more!

Tauranga City Library School Holiday Programme

The Tauranga City Libraries have a star themed school holiday programme for your children to enjoy. The kids can have a go at making a star wand, making origami, enjoying lego free play, participate in a scavenger hunt and Harry Potter themed activities. Registrations are required to attend.
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Back by popular demand, magician Andre Vegas will astound you with his magic tricks!
When: Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July. Daily shows at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Where: Outside Farmers, Bayfair Shopping Centre
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Arts & Crafts at Papamoa Plaza

Papamoa Plaza is offering free Art & Craft sessions to help keep the kids entertained these school holidays. No bookings required, just turn up.
Sand Art
When: Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July, 10am – 2pm daily
Decorating Picture Frames & Door Knob Hangers
When: Monday 16 July – Friday 20 July, 10am – 2pm daily
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Create your own recycled milk-bottle character topped with a headful of yummy, green herbs! Take him home and watch him grow!
When: Monday 16 July – Friday 20 July. Craft sessions daily at 10am, noon and 2pm.
Where: Outside Farmers, Bayfair Shopping Centre
Bookings essential through their Customer Service Desk on 07 575 9349 or online.
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Sensory Gardening class for families of children with sensory processing disorders. A safe, non-judgemental environment eliminating factors such as crowds, loud noises, close proximity to people, music and bright lights. Please book with their Customer Service Team on 07 575 9349 or email
When: Wednesday, 18 July, 8-9am.
Where: Bayfair Shopping Centre
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Art & Anime Classes

Come along to this fantastic opportunity to learn how to draw animals, faces with Kris Coburn. He has experience in teaching children to adults. It’s a FREE event for ages 8+ years.
Please register by sending an email to Suzie: (Name of parent, child’s name, address and contact number with date you want to attend or both dates)
When: Monday 9 July and Monday 16 July, 1-2pm.
Where: Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga
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Story time with Pirate Claw

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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