We are really excited to announce our Nature based Holiday Programme here at Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park this Summer!

We have some awesome facilitators running our programme throughout the summer holidays so you can drop your children off knowing they are in safe hands.

There will be loads of fun (and educational, shhh!) activities to keep them busy with an action packed programme that changes daily.

Set amongst 14 acres of native bush, our programme incorporates getting the kids out into nature, arts and crafts with natural resources, yoga, activities and games plus free time on the playground.

Holiday programme details

Programme runs from 28 December 2020 through to 5 February 2021

9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday

$40 per day per child, ages 5-13 years

Bring your own lunch and snacks.

  • bookings are subject to availability

We are currently working with the Ministry of Social Development and WINZ to be OSCAR approved – find out if you are eligible for the Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy.

The programme caters for Holiday Park guests, Russell, Paihia and the surrounding area.

We can provide a pick-up/drop off service from Okiato for $5 per child per day.



Activities included in the programme…

Some examples:

  • Exploring the kiwi trail
  • Identifying and protecting birdlife and native plants in a fun way
  • Swinging hammocks in the trees
  • Making bird feeders
  • Flax woven items
  • Rock painting
  • Upcycling missions
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Baking
  • Toasting marshmallows
  • Yoga
  • Sports and games
  • Learning through adventure and play

and much much more…

A full programme to be announced soon.