Animal school holiday workshops in Auckland for Kids

Animal school holiday programmes

School holiday programmes in Auckland for kids and teens who love animals.

Find a school holiday programme 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, horse care experience and lessons near you in Auckland.

40 Towers Rd, RD 2 , Waiuku map
Available every day in the holidays from 9am to 3pm
Overnight Options and Transport Options available

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

Horsing around at Ambury

Ambury Park Centre, 66 Wellesley Road, Mangere Bridge, South Auckland
Runs during the autumn school holidays

Horse riding, horse management & horsemanship. A taste of what it is like to own your own horse.  No experience required. Suitable for children aged 8 to 15 years. For bookings and enquiries email:

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.

Auckland Zoo, Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
All Junior Keeper experiences are currently on hold at Auckland Zoo.

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.

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.