Keep the family entertained these April School Holidays in Whitianga

Keep the family entertained these April School Holidays in Whitianga

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looking for some inspiration to keep the family and kids entertained during the first school holiday break? The All About Whitianga team have made a list of events and activities so you can keep all of the family entertained and make the most of your holiday time in and around Whitianga.


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School Holiday Events in Whitianga

For more details information about these events head over to our Events section or click on the related links at the bottom of this article.

Mercury Bay Library School Holiday Programme

Each Tuesday and Thursday the library team are getting back to nature and creating all sorts of Earth Day themed things. 

Mercury Bay Museum

Get digging into Archaeology Week with activities for kids at the Mercury Bay Museum during the second week of the holidays.

Whitianga Town Centre Night Market 

Such a success last year, it's back. So bring the family for an afternoon and evening of shopping, music, food and more!

Junior Fishing Competition

The Mercury Bay Game Fishing club are holding their Junior competition in week two of the holidays - make sure you register!

Kids Fishing Competition – with a twist

See our events pages for this competition - grab the kids, ruler and camera for some fun.

Mercury Bay Day Camp

Registrations for campers are closed, however Adults and Teen leaders are still open. Three days of fun and outdoor activities.

Anzac Day Services

Services will be held in Whitianga at dawn and Matarangi later in the morning. 

HMS Buffalo Talk

A public talk and information about the historical HMS Buffalo, see our events pages.

Try these family friendly activities

For more in-depth information on the activities below please click on the related link at the bottom of this article.

Mill Creek Bird & Animal Park

Picnics spots and playgrounds, there's heaps to do while looking around at the birds and farm animals.

Whitianga Bike Park

Grab your bikes and visit the Bike park, just a short ride from town.

Wild Wood Mini Golf

One of the best mini golf courses in New Zealand! Visit with the new turtles in the pond while you play a round. 

Whitianga Skate Park

Scooters and skateboards welcome. Bring a ball and shoot some hoops in the middle of town.

Banana Boat

Great value family fun on the water in Whitianga. Catering for all ages, individuals or groups and all confidence levels from adrenalin seekers to thrills without spills, kiddy cruises to scenic tours.

Jet Ski Tours

Fully guided tours available from 30 mins to three hours. Fun filled adventure on the water.

Mercury Bay Twin Cinemas

Air conditioned and comfy. A great variety of family movies these school holidays.

Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park

Pack a picnic and enjoy a day out with the family –paintball, argo rides, laser tag and archery!

Pickleball Club

This popular, fun, social and friendly sport is a hit in Whitianga. Ages from five to ninety five will enjoy this cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis!

Tennis Club

The Club has two astro turf courts and is centrally located in Whitianga on Albert Street adjacent to Lyon Park. The Club is very social and welcomes enquires from new members.

The Lost Spring

A treat for the family aged over 14 to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Lost Spring.

Cathedral Cove Kayaks

A day out on the water, paddling and exploring the coastline and marine life.

Sea Cave Adventures

For a day out exploring the beautiful and spectacular coastline of Mercury Bay.

Epic Adventures Fishing Charters

Take the family fishing, a full day of chasing and catching fish with the renowned team of Epic.

Air Auckland

Take to the air with a flight with the team at Air Auckland.

Explore the local area

There's a huge range of walks and sights to see in the local area. Head to our Explore pages for some inspiration. 

Related Links

Mercury Bay Library School Holiday ProgrammeMatarangi and Kuaotunu ANZAC Day ServiceANZAC Day Dawn Service - WhitiangaMercury Bay Day CampNZ Archaeology Week with Mercury Bay MuseumWhitianga Town Centre Night MarketJunior Fishing TournamentKids Fishing Competition - with a twist!Mill Creek Bird & Animal EncountersWhitianga Bike ParkWild Wood Mini GolfMercury Bay SkateparkBanana Boat WhitiangaWhitianga Jet Ski ToursMercury Twin CinemasFun Zone Adventure & Family ParkMercury Bay Pickleball Club Inc. WhitiangaMercury Bay Tennis ClubCooks Beach Tennis Club & Tennis CourtsThe Lost Spring Thermal Hot PoolsEpic Adventures Fishing CharterAir AucklandCathedral Cove KayaksSea Cave Adventures

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