Summer Holiday Activities

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Drop in at Mercury Bay Library, Thames Library, and Tairua Library for an action-packed school holiday!!

We'll have challenges to try, crafts to make and games to play, as well as some special guests to meet!

  • All sessions are free of charge!
  • No bookings are required for these sessions - drop in on the day!  

Thames Library events

Check out our Mini Golf Challenge in the Carnegie Room these school holidays! Pop along to Thames Library any time over the school holidays and play a game of mini golf. No bookings are required, but only one group can play at a time - there may be some wait times.

 

Week One

Tuesday

9th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Create a bookmark using water colours.

Wednesday

10th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Create a clay coaster with air dry clay. Use different craft supplies and nature items to embellish your coaster.

Thursday

11th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Paint a pot and plant your very own indoor plant.

 

Week Two

Tuesday

16th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Create an art piece using shells.

Wednesday

17th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Come along and complete different crafts at the craft table, and get your face painted.

Thursday

18th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Create a piece of art using fresh flowers.

 

Week Three

Tuesday

23rd January, 10:30am-11:30am

Make your very own fridge magnet.

Wednesday

24th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Design and make you own badge.

Thursday

25th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Complete a summer scavenger hunt in the library. 

Mercury Bay Library events

Week One

Science & Tech Tuesday

9th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Check out the power of our mighty sun with some solar powered activities.

Wacky Wednesday

10th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Make a set of juggling balls and get practicing this fun skill!

Bling You Things Thursday

11th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Whether you collect fairy magic or pirate gold - decorate a jar to keep your found treasures in.

 

Week Two

Science & Tech Tuesday

16th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Use our wigglebot bits to create a wigglecritter and watch it move about the place.

(Please note you will not be able to take these home)

Wacky Wednesday

17th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Check out the bubbles, and make your own wand so you make bubbles at home too!

Bling Your Things Thursday

18th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Come and make some clay charms, badges and bitz to add a bit of bling to your things.

 

Week Three

Science & Tech Tuesday

23rd January, 10:30am-11:30am

Take a closer look and get involved with activities about creatures living in our local neighbourhood.

Wacky Wednesday

24th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Bring your wheels... scooter, bike, trike, unicycle (!), or even just your helmet down to the library and decorate it with our crafty stuff. We will finish by showing them off in a parade around the library.

Bling You Things Thursday

25th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Bring your own plain white t-shirt or use a piece of fabric from us to make some personalised designs.

Tairua Library events

Week One

Tuesday

9th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Make it melt! Ice challenges.

Wednesday

10th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Wading water boats - create your own boat to sink or float!

Thursday

11th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Get creative to design and make your very own badge.

 

Week Two

Tuesday

16th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Chill out and make your own snow cone, or complete a craft at the craft table.

Wednesday

17th January, 10:30am-11:30am

STEM water challenges!

Thursday

18th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Transform a bag with tye dye.

 

Week Three

Tuesday

23rd January, 10:30am-11:30am

Compete in a sandcastle competition using kinetic sand. See what you can build!

Wednesday

24th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Wonderful water colour!

Thursday

25th January, 10:30am-11:30am

Create a lava lamp or a glitter jar.

 

Don't forget to come back at 3:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays for our STEM water activitiy afternoons! 

 

 

 

 

When

  • Tuesday, 09 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, 10 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, 11 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, 16 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, 17 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, 18 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, 23 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, 24 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, 25 January 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location

Thames Library (503 Mackay St, Thames), Tairua Library (2 Manaia Rd, Tairua) and Mercury Bay Library (22 Victoria St, Whitianga)., ThamesMercury BayTairua/Pāuanui

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