School holidays are just around the corner!

Here are some ideas to activities and events the whole family can enjoy.


Te Awamutu Museum

Te Awamutu Museum

Here is a list of their upcoming events:

Crafty Eels School Holiday Programme (JULY 19-21)
Enlarge CRAFTY EELS July 19th – 21st Drop in between 11am -2pm for Eel themed activities! $2 per person, children must be supervised Call the Museum to find out more.

Pou Matariki School Holiday Program (JULY 13-14)
On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th of July come along and create your very own creation with recycled cardboard!
Bookings are essential, to book or to find out more visit their website.

Feel free to pop in with the children these holidays to enjoy the Art Space upstairs on the mezzanine floor where there are a number of interactive activities for the children to enjoy. While you are here check out our latest exhibitions. Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm; Sat 10am -2pm. Website:


Otorohanga Kiwi House

Otorohanga Kiwi House

The best place to see Kiwi in New Zealand!

  • View active kiwi throughout the day (New Zealand’s national bird). Rare Great Spotted Kiwi, Little Spotted Kiwi and Brown Kiwi on display in a night time setting.
  • New Zealand’s most personal wildlife experience with keeper talks & feeding displays throughout the day. Get up close and personal with our large collection of unique NZ birds and reptiles. Opportunities to help us feed the animals each day.
  • Walk through New Zealand’s largest free-flight dome aviary
    See the unique tuatara, a native New Zealand reptile, which pre-dated the dinosaurs

Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm


Te Awamutu Rose Gardens and Playgrounds

Te Awamutu Rose Gardens

The Te Awamutu Rose Gardens are a kaleidoscope of colour from November through to past Easter. The unique and magnificent blooms in the garden and around the town have earned Te Awamutu the name of “Rosetown” of New Zealand.

Approximately 2000 rose bushes in hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras thrive in ideal climatic and soil conditions. Deep beds established from loads of farm and stable manure with an annual program of spraying provide a magnificent blaze of colour.


Te Awamutu Memorial Park

Te Awamutu Memorial Park

The Park contains many plants and trees given by citizens and organisations of Te Awamutu. An ideal place to stop and enjoy a picnic and for children to enjoy the playground.

The War Memorial Park is the largest and most popular park in town. Built around the Mangahoe Stream, the park includes a duck pond, fountain, playground, paved walks, open spaces for picnicking and events, and a “sunken cross” memorial feature.

The park lies within easy walking distance of the town centre. It is also part of the Pioneer Walk which includes Sculpture Park and the Rose Gardens.

The park was designed by H. G. Babbage and G. Gibbs, and opened by Sir Sidney Holland (Prime Minister of New Zealand) on the 4th December 1955.


Te Awamutu swim and hydroslide

Te Awamutu Events Centre – Swim and Hydroslide

At Livingstone Aquatic Centre they have it all!

Complex includes a 25 metre pool, hydroslide, therapy pool, learner’s pool, toddler’s pool, spa, sauna and an inflatable obstacle course.


Monday – Friday: 6am – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm
Public Holidays: 8am – 6pm
Good Friday : CLOSED
ANZAC Day : Open from 1pm
Christmas Eve: 6am – 6pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: 8am – 6pm

Hope these ideas will help you and your family have a fun safe holidays!

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