Have a blast with the kids these school holidays in and around Waihi Beach! There’s a range of indoor and outdoor activities for everyone! See daily activities below and operator/booking contact details at the bottom of the page.

Mon 11 Jul

  • Hairy Maclary Craft, 10.30am – Waihi Beach Library

Tues 12 Jul

  • Kids Bath Salts workshop 11am – Sagrada Welling, Athenree
  • Stamped Art Workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi
  • Holiday Skating, (skates & scooters) 1-4pm – Waihi Event Centre

Wed 13 Jul

  • Nature Library & The Nest Holiday Program, 9am-3pm – The Nest, Waihi Beach
  • Ceramic Magnet workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi

Thu 14 Jul

  • Nature Library & The Nest Holiday Program, 9am-3pm – The Nest, Waihi Beach
  • Wall Hanging Workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi
  • Teen Candle workshops 10am & 2pm – Sagrada Welling, Athenree
  • Holiday Skating, (skates & scooters) 1-4pm – Waihi Event Centre

Fri 15 Jul

  • Ceramic Keepsake Box Workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi
  • Lego Challenge, 2pm – Waihi Beach Library

Sat 16 Jul

  • Saturday Night Skating, 6-8pm. Waihi Event Centre, supporting the Waihi Inliner Hockey Club. Everybody welcome. Skates, scooters, hot food available. @sportsnactionwaihi

Sun 17 Jul

  • Open mic session from 4pm – opportunity for your child to perfom music, a song or poem, from 4pm – Secret Garden

Tue 19 Jul

  • Jewellery Workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi
  • Teen candle workshop 11am & 2.30pm – Sagrada Welling, Athenree
  • Popsicle Stick Catapult, 2pm – Waihi Beach Library
  • Holiday Skating, (skates & scooters) 1-4pm – Waihi Event Centre

Wed 20 Jul

  • Nature Library & The Nest Holiday Program, 9am-3pm – The Nest, Waihi Beach
  • Ceramic Wall Letters workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi

Thu 21 Jul

  • Nature Library & The Nest Holiday Program, 9am-3pm – The Nest, Waihi Beach
  • Clay -Your Choice workshop, 10am – Edit on Seddon, Waihi
  • Kids Bath Salts workshop, 10am – Sagrada Welling, Athenree

Sun 24 Jul

  • Open mic session from 4pm – opportunity for your child to perfom music, a song or poem, from 4pm – Secret Garden

Other activities:

  • Scavenger Hunt – Western Bay of Plenty District Council activity at Waihi Beach. Download your accessible scavenger hunt activity here, and claim your prize at the library when you’re done.
  • Diamond Sands Pony Experiences – lessons and horse riding experiences. Book in advance. Call Jane on Call Jane 021 275 9115 or go to the Facebook page here
  • Hot Pools – head to Athenree Hotsprings or Tasman Park hot pools open to the public
  • Dress Up Fun for ChildrenAthenree Event Costumes, provider of vintage clothing for community use, also offers fun sessions for children where they can choose anything they want to dress up in, indulge in imaginative play and take their own photos. Parents are welcome to join in and dress up too. Cash by donation. All funds raised, go towards the local fire brigade. 15 Athenree Heights Rd. Athenree. Bookings essential. 07 8634363 or 021 0399 076

Operator details:

  • Edit on Seddon workshops – Bookings required, book on editonseddon.co.nz
  • Nature Library and The Nest Holiday Programme – book here naturelibrary.co.nz or call Kathy 027 842 5645
  • Sagrada Welling – bookings essential for their workshops, head to there FB page here
  • Secret Garden – 17 Wilson Rd. Register for Open Mic on FB page here
  • Waihi Beach library – bookings essential for their programs. Book on eventbrite.co.nz or call 07 571 8008
  • Holiday Skating – $5 entry fee.  FB@waihiminersinlinehockey

Holiday babysitting also available – search & request to join FB group Waihi Beach Babysitters to find reliable sitters.