Animal school holiday programmes
School holiday programmes in Auckland for kids and teens who love animals
Find a school holiday activity to keep your animal loving children & teenagers entertained when you are at work in the holidays. Choose from these Junior Keeper programmes, horse riding camps and lessons near you in Auckland.
Junior Keeper at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo, Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
This special school holiday program lets your child become a zookeeper for a day. They’ll work with real zookeepers, learn a ton and have an amazing experience. This fun, interactive and educational program offers kids a first-hand experience of being a zookeeper, along with the opportunity to see wildlife up close. Activities include helping to clean, feed and care for various Zoo animals as well as exploring other parts of the Zoo.
Silver Fern Riding Stables
Silver Fern Riding Stables popular holiday programme is a complete horse riding and horse care experience. It includes daily riding lessons, grooming, as well as doing treks, games and competitions! Ponies, helmets and all gear is provided. Suitable for all ages and levels.
To Book: phone 0274 380 301 or email email@example.com
Ambury Farm 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. Ages 6 to 13 years. (This does not include horse riding). For bookings and enquiries email: Marja.VanDerMeulen@AmburyParkCentre.org.nz
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 8 to 14 years old.
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.
Hunters Ridge 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.