Free School Holiday Fun – October 2017

Here is a list of free events and activities to take your children during the October 2017 school holidays. These holidays you can try your hand at making origami bookmarks, have some fun making stop-motion Lego movies or be amazed by Andre Vegas Illusion & Magic Show and much more!

Tauranga Libraries School Holiday Programmes

The Tauranga libraries have a fun-filled, programme prepared to celebrate of the arrival of spring. Activities include origami making, Harry Potter Party, Lego play and much more! Registrations are required to attend these sessions.
Check out the programme here or visit the website to book your spot

Elgregoe’s Magic Circus

Roll up for the best show in town! Papamoa Plaza are excited to welcome Elgregoe back to entertain you with his Magic Circus these School Holidays. No bookings required.
Show Times: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th October at 11.30am & 1.30pm daily.
Location: Papamoa Plaza
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Andre Vegas Illusion & Magic Show

Back by popular demand with a brand spanking all new show filled with fun, magic and lots of WOW! International Magician and Illusionist Andre Vegas and company will thrill and amaze all ages with unbelievable and remarkable action packed magic and illusion. Bookings are not required and the audience will be first in, best seated.
Show Times: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th October at 11am & 2pm daily.
Location: Bayfair Shopping Centre
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Use your imagination to build an awesome creation and be in with the chance to win a prize*!
All children must be accompanied by an adult and are the responsibility of the accompanying adult. *Competition is open to children aged 4-12 years only.
Date: Tuesday 10 October
Time: 11am – 2pm
Location: Farmers Bayfair
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Every Wednesday at 10am at Bayfair’s indoor playground, the Bayfair Beach, you can bring the kids for free story telling, games, dancing and giveaways. The kids will be entertained by Bayfair Buccaneer, Pirate Claw and his assistant Kate the Pirate’s Mate.
Date: 2 August – 25 October 2017
Time: 10-11am
Location: The Bayfair Beach playground, Outside Kmart
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Elsa, Anna & Olaf and Superhero Training Academy

Bethlehem Town Centre will be providing free kid’s entertainment with two great shows; Elsa, Anna and Olaf and the Superhero Training Academy! Bring the kids down to spend time with their favourite characters and villains, there’ll be games, photo opportunities, sing-alongs and crime fighting! Shows take place next door to Path Lab and as we’re raising money for CureKids NZ, there will be an optional gold coin donation.

Elsa, Anna & Olaf Show Times:
Thursday 12th & Saturday 14th October at 11am & 1pm
Superhero Training Academy Show Times: Friday 13th October at 11am & 1pm
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