Animal School Holiday Programmes
Spring school holiday workshops in
Auckland for kids and teens who love animals.
Junior Keeper at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo, Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Fun interactive educational programme offers young people first-hand experience of a zookeeper's role and opportunities to see wildlife up close.
These sell out quickly so book early to get in.
Age: 11 to 13 years ($160)
Monday 2 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Friday 6 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Friday 13 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Age: 8 to 10 years ($160)
Wednesday 4 October 2017:: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Thursday 5 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Monday 9 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Wednesday 11 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Thursday 12 October 2017: 9:15am to 3:00pm
Age: 6 to 7 years ($110)
Tuesday 3 October 2017: 9:15am to 2:00pm
Tuesday 10 October 2017: 9:15am to 2:00pm
Horse and Arts School Holiday Programme
Ambury Park Centre, 66 Wellesley Road, Mangere Bridge
Runs during the winter school holidays
School holiday day programme at Ambury Park Centre based around horses, farm and art fun. (This does not include horse riding). For bookings and enquiries email:
Ages 6 to 13 years.
Tasman Horse Rides School Holiday Day or Overnight Camps
Fordyce Road, RD1, Helensville, Auckland
Kids and teenagers learn riding skills in the morning, adventure out to enjoy trail riding over the farm in the afternoon, play team games on horseback, learn to trot, canter and gallop (if they want) all on a horse assigned to them for the camp.
Suitable for kids aged 6 to 16 years old.
Cost: $135 for one day; $220 for two days (overnight option $280); $330 for 3 days (overnight option $420); $430 for 4 days (overnight option $560; $550 for 5 days (overnight option $680).
Horse riding lessons
Hunters Ridge, 35 Whitford Park Road, Manukau, 2016
Choose which days you wish to come and how many. Students learn riding as well as horsemanship skills. It is a full day and they bring their lunch and refreshments. Gumboots and long pants plus a long-sleeved top is recommended.Transport is available from Botany McDonald's and Ellerslie Racecourse.
Prices $90 per day plus $5 transport
Bannockburn Riding Academy.
56A Avon Road, Pokeno
This is a fantastic day for kids of all ages to come to during the school holidays and own a pony for a day. The get to catch, brush and saddle the pony, when they ride they do a basic lesson before they play games on horse back, go for a short farm or road ride, learn some basic jumping skills and if they do an afternoon or full day programme they dress up or paint the pony.
Cost: 10am to Noon $60, 1:00pm to 4:00pm $70 or 10:00am to 4:00pm $85
Horse Riding Warkworth
Horse Riding Warkworth, 42 Kaipara Flats Road, Warkworth
Scenic farm and forest rides. Bookings essential for 1 hour of 2 hour rides.
Cost: $45 for one hour of $80 for two hours.
Arobridge Equine First
114 Ness Valley Road, Clevedon, Auckland
Pony Rides School Holiday Programme
Horse Riding Auckland, 371 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, Auckland
Your child will learn all about horses and how to care for them.
Plenty of time grooming, hanging out with the ponies and getting professional riding instruction.
Cost: $85 half day or $138 full day.