Summer of Fun School Holiday Activities

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There is loads to do these school holidays so come along and join in the fun! 
Check out all the events and activities that are happening from 14 December to 3 February 2019 PLUS there are some AWESOME PRIZES to be won!

Download the full SUMMER HOLIDAY programme Summer of Fun - A5 booklet.pdf and remember to fill out the BOOKING FORM when required.

Lego Activities





Cost & Booking details


Tuesday 18 December 2018

Thursday 20 December 2018


Lego Disaster Island


Koha appreciated, bookings required

A disaster is about to hit Lego Island – can you come up with a way to solve this challenge?

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Friday 21 December 2018


Lego Town


Koha appreciated, bookings required

Rome wasn't built in one day, but Lego Town can be. Join us to build a town and amenities for a group of citizens with big ambitions

Monday 7 January 2019

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Monday 21 January 2019*

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Friday 1 February 2019


Lego Rotorua


Koha appreciated, bookings required

Can the Princes Gate, Buried Village and Rotorua Museum all be built in one day? Help us recreate Rotorua landmarks with our library Lego set 

Events & Activities for Children under 5

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Tuesday 29 January 2019

​Summer He Pī Ka Rere

​Children's Area

​Koha                          appreciated

Term time favourite He Pī Ka Rere returns on Tuesdays in January. These fun developmental sessions for pre-schoolers include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. ​         

Events & Activities in the Library

Wednesday 9 January 2019​10.30am

Miniature Boat Building​

​Jean Batten Square​Koha appreciatedCan you build a boat that floats using only repurposed materials?  Join us outside to build and test your creation.​
​Thursday 10 January10.30am​

Under the Sea Crafts​

Discovery Space​Koha appreciated​​Make an interesting fish or mermaid out of recycled and repurposed materials.
​Friday 11 January 201910.30am​

Heart Challenge

Discovery Space​Koha appreciated​Join us for a number of heart-shaped, engineering and puzzle challenges​ with the Brave Heart Exhibition.
​Monday 14 January 201910.30am​

Pinecone Bird Feeders​

Jean Batten Square​Koha appreciated​Do you want to attract birds to your garden?  make a bird feeder from natural materials.​
​Thursday 17 January 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019

Mystery Steam Bags​

Discovery Space​Koha appreciated​

Back by popular demand.  Test your skills of improvisation to solve engineering  problems from a well-known fairy-tale, with a collection of mystery equipment.

​Friday 18 January 201910.30am​

Big Beautiful Bubbles​

Jean Batten Square​Koha appreciated​Create and play with bubbles.  This event is weather dependant so we will update on our Facebook Page at 3pm the day prior.​
​Wednesday 23 January 201910.30am​

Grass Heads​

Jean Batten Square​Koha appreciated​Make your own grass heads and watch it grow until it's ready for a haircut.​
​Thursday 24 January 201910.30am​

Magic Show​

Discovery Space​Koha appreciated​A bright and interactive Magic Show by professional magician, Trevor Sills​
​Friday 25 January 2019​10.30am

Design a Superhero​

Makerspace​Koha appreciated,
Bookings required​
Do you have dreams of starting your own comic?  Design a superhero while playing fun drawing games.​

Activity Sheets

​14 December 2018 -
3 February 2019

​ Great Te Aka Mauri Reading Challenge​

At your place​ ​Challenge yourself this summer to read for 15 minutes every day. For every 15 minutes you read cross off a box on the Challenge sheet, when you have read a total of 8 hours, return your sheet to the Library to be in to win a share of $1000 worth of vouchers.
​​14 December 2018 -
3 February 2019

Design a Book Cover

Summer of Fun - A4 Design a book cover.pdf

At your place​Do you have a favourite book? Do you think you could create better cover for it? Complete this challenge, and the Great Te Aka Mauri Reading Challenge to win a share of $1000 worth of vouchers.
​​14 December 2018 -
3 February 2019

​My Superhero

Summer of Fun - A4 my superhero.pdf

​At your placeWow us with a superhero deign! Complete this challenge, and the Great Te Aka Mauri Reading Challenge to win a share of $1000 worth of vouchers.
​​14 December 2018 -
3 February 2019

​Book Review

Summer of Fun
- A4 Book review.pdf

At your place​Have you read a book that you want to share with everyone? Write a book review to share with Rotorua. Complete this challenge, and the Great Te Aka Mauri Reading Challenge to win a share of $1000 worth of vouchers.
22 December 2018 -
3 February 2019

​Great Te Aka Mauri Summer Code Cracker

Library​Can you follow the clues to crack the code? Complete the Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt to be into to win great prizes.


THANK YOU to our generous SPONSORS

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Page reviewed: 14 Dec 2018 11:27am