School holiday programmes: Wilderkids

Wilderkids is a school holiday programme for kids who really want an adventure.

Based in Wellington’s Town Belt, Wilderkids gets kids exploring nature on our city fringes. The focus is on care, connection and curiosity. 

Children aged 5 to 12 will have a fun-filled, outdoors day with the Sustainability Trust education team – learning hands-on about the birds, bees, trees, creepy crawlies (and everything else that lives and breathes in our forests).

The focus is on connecting with nature and highlighting what’s already in our backyards to explore, understanding why it’s important to care for it, and learning about some ways to be sustainable. Each Wilderkids school holiday programme is a little different from the last. Read our October 2018 Wilderkids programme schedule here.

"I just wanted to congratulate you guys on your holiday programme. Our girls came to your day last Friday and have been raving ever since. Apparently the best programme they have ever had!!  Thanks to everyone."     Kellie 2018

Where: Based at Innermost Gardens, Mt Victoria, but kids go walkabout most days.

When: Every school holidays. Drop off the kids at 8.30am and pick up at 3.30pm. We will announce when the next Wilderkids programme is open for bookings.

Cost: $56 per child, per day. There’s a 10% discount for full week bookings. We're putting aside one $10 place a day for a child whose family has a Community Services Card - apply here.

Bring: Sturdy shoes, a rain proof jacket, layered warm clothes, sunhat, water bottle and litterless lunch and snacks.

Registration essential, please use the booking calendar below. For more info email, or call us on 0508 78 78 24 x 714.

Here’s the nitty gritty: our Terms of Engagement, Child Protection Policy, Risk Assessment and Management Plan, and our Emergency Procedures. To contact the team on the day, please phone 021 152 8417.

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