School Holidays

It's that time again, but fear not, there is plenty to do these school holidays if you're at a loose end, from treasure hunting to school holiday programs.


The Event Centre

 The popular school holiday program is on again at the Event Centre.  Activities include music workshops, wall climbing, skating to music and fun with Raewyn.  You can hire the facilities for other activities too.  It's set up for wall climbing, netball, basketball, tennis, squash, indoor bowls, table tennis, cricket, in-line skating, and badminton.   Learn more  here .

The popular school holiday program is on again at the Event Centre.  Activities include music workshops, wall climbing, skating to music and fun with Raewyn.

You can hire the facilities for other activities too.  It's set up for wall climbing, netball, basketball, tennis, squash, indoor bowls, table tennis, cricket, in-line skating, and badminton. 

Learn more here.

Waimate Museum

 The  museum  provides a good idea about the local heritage of this area. There is an excellent rock and moa display as well as a large selection of horse drawn vehicles.  The court house is a interesting old building, although currently most of it is closed to the public while it undergoes repairs.  The staff are great, and will happily give information and if the door is closed there is a phone number to arrange an opening.

The museum provides a good idea about the local heritage of this area. There is an excellent rock and moa display as well as a large selection of horse drawn vehicles.

The court house is a interesting old building, although currently most of it is closed to the public while it undergoes repairs.

The staff are great, and will happily give information and if the door is closed there is a phone number to arrange an opening.


Theatre Company

Library

 There's already been a lot of interest in the Waimate Performance & Theatre Holiday Programme.  Running from 16th - 20th July 2018, this is an exciting week of song, dance and drama activities for those aged 8yrs to 18yrs.  Contact the  Waimate Theatre Company  for an enrolment form.

There's already been a lot of interest in the Waimate Performance & Theatre Holiday Programme.

Running from 16th - 20th July 2018, this is an exciting week of song, dance and drama activities for those aged 8yrs to 18yrs.

Contact the Waimate Theatre Company for an enrolment form.

 Explore the  library , based at the Waimate District Council building - free wifi, a reading room, and mini-exhibits from the community.  There is a great range of books for kids of all ages to borrow, as well as DVDs for those winter days when indoor activities are the best option.  These holidays they are running a fun holiday program with stories, games and prizes in week one, and craft projects in week two.  Pop in and visit the team to learn more, or contact them on 03 689 0071.

Explore the library, based at the Waimate District Council building - free wifi, a reading room, and mini-exhibits from the community.

There is a great range of books for kids of all ages to borrow, as well as DVDs for those winter days when indoor activities are the best option.

These holidays they are running a fun holiday program with stories, games and prizes in week one, and craft projects in week two.

Pop in and visit the team to learn more, or contact them on 03 689 0071.


Waimate Rocks

 You've seen the pretty painted rocks, hidden around the town. In fact Waimate Rocks are appearing all over the place including Australia, Switzerland, Patea, Auckland Botanical Gardens, Kaikoura, Oamaru, Glendhu Bay, Christchurch, Northern Lakes (Queensland), California, Aromoana, Baldwin St Dunedin, Cheviot, Blenheim, Amberley and London!  The London rock was found by a Waimate man at Heathrow Airport.....he thought it was a great sign and put it in his bag to bring home again!  The Waimate Rocks group attend many community events to offer rock painting.  It's a social activity for all ages, the youngest painter has been 3 months old.....the oldest probably closer to 100!  The rock painting craze originated in the USA as The Kindness Project.  Rocks with inspiring messages were placed around to inspire and brighten the rock finders day.

You've seen the pretty painted rocks, hidden around the town. In fact Waimate Rocks are appearing all over the place including Australia, Switzerland, Patea, Auckland Botanical Gardens, Kaikoura, Oamaru, Glendhu Bay, Christchurch, Northern Lakes (Queensland), California, Aromoana, Baldwin St Dunedin, Cheviot, Blenheim, Amberley and London!

The London rock was found by a Waimate man at Heathrow Airport.....he thought it was a great sign and put it in his bag to bring home again!

The Waimate Rocks group attend many community events to offer rock painting.  It's a social activity for all ages, the youngest painter has been 3 months old.....the oldest probably closer to 100!

The rock painting craze originated in the USA as The Kindness Project.  Rocks with inspiring messages were placed around to inspire and brighten the rock finders day.

 Join in the fun these holidays, go rock hunting around the district, remember to take a photo of yourself and the rock and post to  Facebook .  If you would like to have a go at rock painting over the school holidays head to the Waimate Parenting Hub, at Main School, on Thursday July 5th and 12th from 11am - 4.30pm.  Or go to the Morven Playgroup on Wednesday 11th July from 10am - 2pm at the Morven Hall - all ages are welcome, $2 per family.  If you can't make a session jsut have a go at home, here's some advice from Sheryl Roberts from Waimate Rocks:  "We find that the Resene Test pots are great value for money for painting rocks, especially with the 2 for 1 coupons from the supermarket dockets. Any acrylic paint can be used.....we have been gifted many left over house paints. If you use house paint to create your painted rock, then there is no need to varnish it....however, the rocks look lovely & shiny after varnished, either with spray varnish or paint on varnish.  For inspiration go  here .

Join in the fun these holidays, go rock hunting around the district, remember to take a photo of yourself and the rock and post to Facebook.

If you would like to have a go at rock painting over the school holidays head to the Waimate Parenting Hub, at Main School, on Thursday July 5th and 12th from 11am - 4.30pm.  Or go to the Morven Playgroup on Wednesday 11th July from 10am - 2pm at the Morven Hall - all ages are welcome, $2 per family.

If you can't make a session jsut have a go at home, here's some advice from Sheryl Roberts from Waimate Rocks:

"We find that the Resene Test pots are great value for money for painting rocks, especially with the 2 for 1 coupons from the supermarket dockets. Any acrylic paint can be used.....we have been gifted many left over house paints. If you use house paint to create your painted rock, then there is no need to varnish it....however, the rocks look lovely & shiny after varnished, either with spray varnish or paint on varnish.

For inspiration go here.


Social MTB ride

 Get on your bike.......the local MTB Club are holding a social family ride on Sunday July 15, starting at 1pm.  The plan is to have a ride once a month where anyone can join in, you go at your own pace and get to learn a bit about the tracks from the club members.  Meet at the Te Kiteroa carpark at 1pm.  Will be around an hours riding then for anyone who wants to we will call into  Harvest Bar & Kitchen  for a drink or a feed.  Check out their  Facebook page  for more information.

Get on your bike.......the local MTB Club are holding a social family ride on Sunday July 15, starting at 1pm.

The plan is to have a ride once a month where anyone can join in, you go at your own pace and get to learn a bit about the tracks from the club members.

Meet at the Te Kiteroa carpark at 1pm.  Will be around an hours riding then for anyone who wants to we will call into Harvest Bar & Kitchen for a drink or a feed.

Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Geocaching

 Join the world's largest treasure hunt...go Geocaching.   There are plenty of sites to find around the Waimate District.   If you're new to the world of geocache treasure hunting you can learn more  here .   A word of warning.......it's slightly addictive.   

Join the world's largest treasure hunt...go Geocaching. 

There are plenty of sites to find around the Waimate District. 

If you're new to the world of geocache treasure hunting you can learn more here

A word of warning.......it's slightly addictive.

 


Waimate Regent Theatre

 The Incredibles 2 is playing at the Regent Theatre on Thursday 19th of July at 1.20pm.  This is a fundraiser for the Waimate High School Netball, come along and support them and enjoy this PG rated film.  To find out what other movies are on over the school holidays check out the Regent Theatre's Facebook page:   Learn more.

The Incredibles 2 is playing at the Regent Theatre on Thursday 19th of July at 1.20pm.  This is a fundraiser for the Waimate High School Netball, come along and support them and enjoy this PG rated film.

To find out what other movies are on over the school holidays check out the Regent Theatre's Facebook page:  Learn more.

Get out scavenger hunting with the Waimate Museum and the El Paso Dairy.

Fun for school kids

 Board games, baking, crafts and more.  On July 10th and 12th from 8.45 - 12.15 primary school aged kids can head along to the St Augustine Church lounge for some good old fashioned games and crafts.  Send Indrea an email to register and find out more.

Board games, baking, crafts and more.  On July 10th and 12th from 8.45 - 12.15 primary school aged kids can head along to the St Augustine Church lounge for some good old fashioned games and crafts.

Send Indrea an email to register and find out more.


Other activities

Check out the rest of this website for where to eat and what to do, or pop into the Information Centre and chat to the team.  If you're coming from out of town the silo art is a must see.  From walks and hikes for every age and fitness level, to parks and reserves with playgrounds and animals, there's plenty to explore these school holidays.

If you have an activity to add to this page, please send us an email.

 

 

Kate O'Connell