Following the Government's announcement on Monday 23rd March, Recreate NZ is cancelling all programmes in all regions effective immediately.
At this stage, closure of programmes will last until Sunday 5th July 2020, but we will reassess this situation by Monday 29th June 2020.
Please email for more details.


Holiday Programme


These Holiday Programme days are open to both Junior and Youth and they go for the whole day, 9am-4.30pm The drop off and pick up location is at Recreate in Halswell.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Monday 20th April – Imagination Station and Mini Golf

Enjoy a morning being creative with a variety of materials at Imagination Station, followed by an afternoon at Cadi Shack mini golf.

Tuesday 21st April – Botanic Gardens and Clip n Climb

In the morning, we will be going to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens for a tour on a little bus with a guide educating us about the plants they have, then we will head to Clip n Climb to do some thrilling rock climbing.

Wednesday 22nd April – Gondola and Movies

We will explore Christchurch from a new level – at the top of the Gondola! Then head to cinemas to watch “The Secret Garden.”

Jump into the weekend!

Saturday, 2nd May 11am-3:00pm

Start your Saturday off right by joining some friends at the trampoline park and showing off some cool moves. If you are in the youth age category, you can have the option of staying with us for the Crusaders game! Note: Same day programmes will need to booked separately

1⁄2 Carer Support + $20 deposit

Pixar's Newest Hit - Soul

Saturday 23rd May - Midday (Start-finish depends on screening times)

Join us for a trip to the movies! Enjoy time with us watching an exciting new movie with some friends. If you are in the youth age category, you can spend the whole day with us as the evening brings Disney and dessert making! Note: Same day programmes will need to booked separately

1⁄2 Carer Support + $20 deposit

Recreate at the Pools!

Saturday 20th June 12pm-4:00pm

If this winter weather has got you down
join us for a day at the pools and let’s
go swimming! If you are in the youth age category, you can spend the whole day with us as we go to Burgers and Bowling in the evening. Note: Same day programmes will need to booked separately

1⁄2 Carer Support + $10 deposit



Holiday Programme 


All of the following holiday programmes cost 1 day carer support + $20 deposit

April Programme


Tuesday 14th April – International Antarctic Centre and Bounce

Come learn about Antarctica! We will be exploring the very interactive International Antarctic Centre in the morning, then letting out some energy at Bounce trampoline park!

Wednesday 15th April – Movies and Laser Tag

Join us for Disney’s new release film “Onward” about two brother elves who set out on a quest, then a fun afternoon of laser tag together!

Thursday 16th April – Orana Wildlife Park and Bowling

We are going to see the wildlife at Orana Wildlife Park to see and learn about some zoo animals, followed by bowling!

Friday 17th April – Cat Café and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Grab a hot (or cold) chocolate and admire our furry friends at the cat café. After this we can go have some fun at the QEII pools.

Disney Movie and Desert Making

Saturday 23rd May 3pm-7pm

What a fun Saturday night!! Enjoy an evening of baking some tasty desserts with your friends, then enjoying them fresh out of the oven while watching some favourite Disney hits!

1⁄2 carer support + $10 deposit



Crusaders vs Stormers (activity change, see below)

Saturday 2nd May - 3.30pm-8pm

Please note: due to the Super Rugby season being suspended, we are changing the plan which will involve Pizza and a movie!

1⁄2 day carer support + $20 deposit

Burgers & Bowling

Saturday 20th June - 4:30pm-8:30pm

Burger and Bowling is always a hit with Recreate! Join us for an urban night out where we enjoy some burgers and pins with our best mates.

1⁄2 day carer support + $30 deposit

Kaikoura Getaway

8th- 10th May

Come and join us on this epic getaway to the beautiful Kaikoura. This will be a weekend of marine wildlife watching and hanging with buddies! Don’t miss out its going to be a whale of a time...

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Twizel Short Break

29th – 31st May

It’s time to head up to the magical Mackenzie district. This is a chance to catch up with friends while exploring the local sights! We will be day tripping to Aoraki and Lake Pukaki. This is the perfect trip for those who love to take photos and enjoy the tourist trail!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Arthur's Pass Short Break

26th - 28th June

It’s time to head to the mountains! Come join us for a relaxing short break away from the city. We will be exploring the area, enjoying each other’s company, and soaking up the view of the snow-capped mountains! Don’t miss out!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Recreate National Ball Getaway

 12th – 14th June


Do you like dancing?!! This getaway we will be traveling up to Auckland to show off your dance moves at the inaugural Recreate National Ball! While we are up in Auckland we will also go sightseeing and explore what Tāmaki Makau Rau has to offer us.

3 carer support days + $170 deposit + flights (includes Ball ticket)

Hammer Springs Youth Camp

7th – 10th July

Come and join us on this amazing Youth Camp at Hanmer springs! This programme is jam packed with Mountain Biking, star gazing, day hikes and bathing in the hot pools. Don’t miss out, book on to this epic camp Asap!!

4 carer support days + $170 deposit (includes $20 transport fee)

Mid Week Opportunities 

MOXIE stands for Meaningful Opportunities X’ing Into Employment.

MOXIE is a series of projects that provide meaningful work experience for participants. In Christchurch, this now includes the Vege Plot – development and ongoing maintenance of a market garden.


MOXIE is part of Recreate’s strategy to develop further mid-week, meaningful, skill-based opportunities for Recreate’s young people.

If you wish to express interest in these programmes or want more info, please contact Sally at

MOXIE: Market Garden Term 2

Tuesdays, 28th April – 30th June (10 weeks)

MOXIE days are awesome! These days combine learning how to manage a market garden, teamwork and developing new skills which will help when it comes to looking for work.

5 carer support days + $100 deposit

Module: Farm to Plate Term 2

Thursdays, 30th April – 2nd July (10 weeks)

MOXIE-harvested produce and find useful ways to use it. We will introduce basic cooking skills, teach about many uses of each produce, experiment with recipes, do the odd day harvesting produce and regularly maintain the Halswell Hall space. Our goal with this programme is to be able to take some of the things we make and get to the stage so we can sell them at local markets.

5 carer support days + $100 deposit



48 Windmill Road


Auckland 1023

P: +64 09 638 5364




Mt Eden

Auckland 1349

New Zealand

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