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Holiday Programme
December and January  ​

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Monday 14th December – Jellie Park Pools and Bowling
Join us for a morning enjoying the beginning of summer outside at the pools. Then we will head to bowling to see who can get the first strike!


Tuesday 15th December – Velocity Karts and Clip n’ Climb
What an exciting day! Start the day off with the thrilling Velocity Karts and human foosball, then get the muscles moving at Clip n’ Climb.
*$40 deposit due to high activity cost

Monday 18th January - Pools and Mini Golf

Come and join us at the awesome Halswell pool to hang out and have a go on the hydro slide. Then we’ll head to Ferry mead for a few rounds of mini golf!

Tuesday 19th January - Mega Air and Bowling
Bounce your heart out at Mega Air in the morning, then we will
head to the bowling alley for a few games in the afternoon

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

Clip n’ Climb and Beach!

Saturday 20th February

10.00am – 2.00pm


We’re going climbing! Enjoy an hour on the many climbing walls and then we will head to the beach for a visit.

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Surfing with Recreate

Saturday 27th February

9.00am – 1.30pm

We’re going surfing at Sumner! We have got a two-hour lesson booked in with a local surf school, providing all the gear and instruction for us. Then, we will have lunch (bring your own) and relax on the beach before heading back to the office.

½ carer support day + $40 deposit



Holiday Programme 


Wednesday 16th December – Orana Wildlife Park
Today we will be having a relaxing day with the animals! We will try to
catch some feeding times as well.


Thursday 17th December – Airforce Museum and Mega Air
Enjoy some interactive activities run especially for us by the staff to learn more about the NZ Airforce! Then we will bounce off some
energy at Mega Air.


Friday 18th December – Homemade Pizzas and Christmas Movie
Come learn how to make pizzas from scratch, and then we will end the week with a Christmas movie favourite on the projector while we
enjoy our delicious pizza.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Port Levy Short Break 

12th - 14th February

This Short Break is for the Youth only, so if you are aged between 15 and 25, have a think about making a booking request for this summer Short Break. Port Levy has lots of relaxing sites and beautiful nature to explore. This weekend will be filled with exploration and relaxation with your friends.

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

January Holiday Programme


Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd January

9.00am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 20th January - Cat Café and Baking

Come along to see some cute kittys at the cat café, and bake some sweet treats in the afternoon.

Thursday 21st January - Lyttleton Day Trip

Join us for an epic day out in Lyttleton, we will explore the town and harbour, treat ourselves to lunch out and spend the afternoon relaxing at Corsair bay.

Friday 22nd January - Antarctic Centre and Hoyts

Come along for an exciting trip to the Antarctic centre, we will see the penguins and have a Hagglund ride. Then head to Hoyts for the latest flick.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit



15-35 YEARS

​A Holly Jolly Christmas Party

Saturday 19th December


Join us in merry spirit as we spread the holiday cheer! It will be an epic night of Christmas festivities with all your Recreate friends! Bring one small present for Christmas present
exchange and bring empty stomachs as food and a beverage will be provided.


1/2 carer support day + $25 deposit

Peel Forest Youth Camp 

12th - 15th January

This summer’s Youth Camp will be adventurous! We will be white-water rafting, giving a high ropes course a go and orienteering along with other fun activities with your friends! Come join us for a great start to 2021.


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

Lake Ellesmere Midweek Short Break

Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th February

Let’s try something different! Come for a midweek Short Break to Lake Ellesmere. We’ve got a lovely bach right on the lake front lined up, with lots of exploration to do with your friends!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Burgers and Bowling

Saturday 20th February

4.00pm – 8.00pm


It’s a classic, but it is so popular! Come join us for a night of burgers and bowling with your friends.

½ carer support day + $40 deposit

Dress up Disco with DJ Ramanui

Saturday 20th March

5.00 - 9.00pm


What an event! Dress up as your favourite movie character and come for an evening of fun! We will being having pizza and a boogie listening to the tunes of DJ Ramanui, a fellow Recreater.  

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Moana Getaway

26th - 28th March


Join us for a relaxing weekend on the West Coast, staying in an epic bach beside the spectacular Lake Brunner. We will do some sight seeing up the coast and hang out at the lake.

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Hanmer Springs Getaway

9th-11th April 


We’re headed back to an all-time favourite spot, Hanmer Springs. Of course, we will be visiting the famous hot pools, as well as having a relaxing weekend exploring the area.

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Motutapu National Camp

27th- 30th April

Join us for our Recreate National Youth Camp of the year! It should be a fun week filled with lots of time to meet new Recreaters from other regions. We are keen to confirm this group from Christchurch early to save money on flights, so send in your booking request asap!

4 carer support days + $150 deposit + flight cost

Camp and Kayak Adventure Weekend

5th - 7th March

We’re headed to Banks Peninsula for some exploration. We will be doing a few hours of kayaking in from Akaroa and staying in a lovely nearby campground. Come for a weekend of excitement!

3 carer support days + $180 deposit


Mid Week Opportunities

15-35 YEARS

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 sally@recreate.org.nz

Life Skills

Wednesdays. 17th February – 14th April

9-week course

We have seen a good level of interest for our midweek offerings, and the timing seems right to test the waters for a third offering, likely to be on a Wednesday. If you are interested in upskilling yourself and learn some new skills, please get in touch!


**This is just and expression of interest, we must have a minimum of 4 participants to run this programme.

4.5 carer support days + $90 deposit

MOXIE – Leeston Vege Plot

Tuesdays. 16th February – 13th April

9-week course (9:30-4pm)


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

Please note: we require a minimum of 4 participants to run this programme.

4.5 carer support days + $90 deposit

Farm to Plate Module 

Thursdays. 18th February – 15th April

9-week course (9:30am – 3pm)


The farm to plate module teaches us how we turn the produce we grow into food we eat. In this module we will teach basic kitchen skills along with teaching creative ways for us to use excess produce we grow.

Please note: we require a minimum of 4 participants to run this programme.

4.5 carer support days + $90 deposit



48 Windmill Road


Auckland 1023

P: +64 09 638 5364

E: info@recreate.org.nz



Mt Eden

Auckland 1349

New Zealand

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