School Holidays are coming. Find ways to entertain the whole family over the school holidays.

School Holiday Ideas

We have done the hard work for you. Here is a our list to help you keeping your kids entertained during the school holidays. Here’s some inspiration:


School HolidaysWaitomo Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for the whole family. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. Explore the world renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.



School HolidaysHobbiton

Take the family on a magical trip, on an adventure to the Shire of Hobbiton, tucked away in the hills of New Zealand’s Matamata with spectacular views of Kaimai Ranges. The Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour is your chance to experience the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland in a fascinating guided tour.



School HolidaysTe Awamutu Space Centre

Te Awamutu Space Centre is an inspiring educational attraction for all ages. Experience the world of space and astronomy through displays and interactive activities. The centre’s exhibit is a small but fascinating collection of artifacts from the American and Russian/Soviet space programmes. You’ll also find informative displays about the Universe, the history of space exploration and scientific research. Use the interactive screens to see what’s in the night sky, tour the Solar System, create your own orbital systems and more. Watch videos, ask questions and just hang out chatting about space.


School HolidaysWiggles show Hamilton 17 July

Take the little ones to celebrate the Wiggles 25th birthday!

The Wiggle Town Tour is coming to Hamilton this July 17th and will feature songs from Wiggle Town. You’ll sing and dance along with the latest Wiggles hits such as “Do the Propeller”, “Emma’s Yellow Bow” and “Simon Says” as well as Wiggle classics “Hot Potato”, “Rock a Bye Your Bear” and “Fruit Salad”. The Fab Four of fun will of course be joined by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!


There you have it. Hope you will enjoy one or several of our ideas for your school holidays.

We at Matariki Motor Lodge wish everyone a safe and fun school holidays!