Active Kids

Kā mahi a te rēhia mō kā tamariki

We're proud to help grow active, healthy kids in New Zealand. Encouraging participation and physical activity from a young age is a great way to develop your child's future ability.

With a range of programmes designed for kids of all ages, getting your child involved is easy. From golf to swimming, climbing and more, we have options for every family. So let your child explore and discover something new to enjoy.

  • How much fun is our kids' school holiday programme? THIS much...


    Click below for more info about the programmes on both sides of the Crown Range:

    QLDC Libraries also run a range of fun craft activities for kids during each school holiday. For more info click here.

  • Mix up the kids' school holidays with swim classes at Alpine Aqualand and Wanaka Recreation Centre. 

    A 30-minute swimming lesson each  day is an intensive way for children to rapidly develop their swimming skills and enhance their technique. Each child can enjoy free entry to the pool two hours prior to the lesson and as long as they like afterwards.

    Dates and times for the next school holiday swim programme are as follows:


    • WEEK 1: Monday 11 - Friday 15 January

    •  WEEK 2: Monday 18 - Friday 22 January

    • WEEK 3: Monday 25 - Friday 29 January

    • Breaststroke clinic, subject to demand.

    30-minute lessons are held at Alpine Aqualand between 9.00am-12.00pm for different ability levels.


    • WEEK 1: Monday 11 - Friday 15 January

    •  WEEK 2: Monday 18 - Friday 22 January

    • WEEK 3: No QLDC Swim School classes

    • Breaststroke clinic, subject to demand.

    30-minute morning lessons are held at Wanaka pool between 9.00am-12.00pm for different ability levels.


    $62.50 per child per week (i.e. five lessons)

    For details of private lessons please contact the relevant swim school as per 'how to book' below.


    Classes available for most pre-school and school age levels.

    How to Book

    Bookings are essential and must be made in advance.

    Contact your local swim school:

    Aqualand Swim School
    T: 03 450 9115

    Wanaka Swim School
    T: 03 443 9334


  • "My dog 'Minton' just swallowed  a shuttlecock - bad Minton!"


    Junior badminton (school years 7-10) takes place during school terms every Monday from 3.30-4.30pm at Wānaka Recreation Centre.

    Only $3.00 per person with equipment provided.

    No experience or pre-registration needed; the perfect option for those who prefer something other than ball sports!

    Contact reception for more info:

    T: (03) 443 9334 

    Junior badminton at Wanaka Recreation Centre

  • Is your child about to have a birthday? Let us help you celebrate their special day in a fun, relaxed environment with swimming, rock climbing and party room for celebrations.


    Pool Parties

    Have a blast with friends and family at Alpine Aqualand or the pools at Wānaka Recreation Centre.

    There are 2 options available:

    • Utilise standard casual pool entry fees apply at $4 per child (however the birthday person gets to swim for free!) and $8.50 per adult.
    • Hire the learners' pool at Alpine Aqualand for $55/hour. Email Brittany Race to make an enquiry.

    To book or make an enquiry please contact Brittany:

    Contact us in advance as the use of the pools is subject to availability.

    Please read our supervision policy which applies to Pool Parties.

    Party Rooms

    If you wish to bring your own food, drinks and a birthday cake, we recommend hiring one of our rooms. Prices start from $37.50/hour.

    To book a room or make an enquiry please contact Bailey:

    03 450 9109


    Climbing Parties

    Take your child's birthday party to new heights! Rockatipu Climbing Wall at Queenstown Events Centre is perfect for groups of 6-12 people, and the birthday boy or girl climbs for free. Participants must be a minimum of 8 years of age.

    Climbing Party Prices

    • $6 per child
    • $10 per adult
    • $50 per hour for belaying and instruction with our qualified instructor
    • Birthday boy or girl climbs for free
    • Prices include equipment hire

    To book a party please contact Alexa Peters:

    03 443 4791

  • Frankton Golf Centre, Queenstown Golf Club, Arrowtown Golf Club and Millbrook Resort have joined forces and created the standalone Wakatipu Junior Golf Club that's based at Frankton Golf Centre.

    For more information click here.


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