Kids New Zealand

Sports

Paradice Ice Skating

Paradice Ice Skating

Paradice is the place to go kids want to learn to ice skate. There are classes for tiny tots, children (7-14yrs) and adults. A family discount is available - so there's no excuse for parents not to learn! Qualified instructors provide lessons which are held after school and in school holidays.

Have lots of fun and make new friends while learning a great new skill.

Introduction:

Paradice Skate School classes are designed for beginner to advanced skaters from the ages of 4 years up — you're never too old to start. Our most mature beginner started at the age of 65.

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Westgate Riding Academy Horse Riding

Westgate Riding Academy is well known for producing great riders! They have high standards and expectations, but are also very relaxed in their approach. Fifteen minutes from central Auckland, Westgate’s lessons consist of groups of up to 6 riders. Classes run for one hour on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Their all weather arena is floodlit for the winter months, although if the weather is really bad, they’ll cover theory combined with ground lessons.

Ti Tree Hills Horse Riding Treks

Ti Tree Hills Horse Riding Treks

Ti Tree Hills, 35 minutes north of Auckland city, offer guided hill country rides through native bush. Ti Tree Hills cater for children and adults of all ages, with a maximum group size of around six. Children under 5yrs can experience a short pony ride round the paddock.

Tasman Rides

Tasman Rides

Come horseback riding with us at Tasman Horse Rides and enjoy a fabulous horse ride over our 300 acre working farm and Woodhill Forest. We offer a fun-filled, safe horse riding experience for all levels of riding ability over great New Zealand countryside.

Facilities at Tasman Horse Rides

Outdoor Arena and Indoor Riding Facility

Tasman Horse Rides has both a full-size outdoor arena and a custom-built indoor riding facility.

Sonshine Ranch Charitable Trust

Sonshine Ranch Charitable Trust

Sonshine Ranch Charitable Trust is a Christian outdoor recreation centre situated only 12 km from Papakura, South Auckland, New Zealand. As well as running programmes for school and youth groups, Sonshine Ranch offers horse treks during the weekends (by arrangement), and day programmes and camps during each school holidays. Sonshine Ranch has about 30 well-mannered horses, an impressive rock-climbing tower and other activities such as a flying fox, rope swing, kayaks, and a challenging water-confidence course.

Trustees:

Blackbridge Stables

Blackbridge Stables, 35 minutes from central Auckland, offer group and private riding lessons for children aged 5yrs plus. After school classes (which last one hour) run on Tuesdays through to Sundays, and cost $28 for a group lesson and $40 for a private lesson.

During the school holidays Blackbridge run day-long (8.30am-4pm) programmes which include horse care, riding lessons, treking and a b-b-q lunch.

Mt Albert YMCA

The Mt Albert YMCA teaches a wide range of gymnastic and agility skills to children aged 5-7yrs and 8-12yrs. The National YMCA Gym Programme is followed, with an emphasis on fun and enjoyment.

Pre-School:

Tri Star Gymnastic Club

Tri Star Gymnastic Club

Tri Star Gymnastics is a leading provider of Gymsports programmes in New Zealand, and operates out of the Auckland Regional Gymsports Centre in Mt Roskill. Our purpose built facility provides a comprehensive training venue.

We have a national and international reputation for producing elite gymnasts, as a community based club we cater for athletes of all levels - from the pre-school child right through to the international gymnast training for Commonwealth Games and Olympics.

Pukekohe Gymnastics Club

Pukekohe Gymnastics Club

Preschoolers, from 2yrs through to 5yrs, and school age children can take part in artistic gymnastics at this club.

PUKEKOHE GYMNASTIC CLUB:

Holiday programme Kindy 2-4yrs Tuesdays

Thursday 9.15-10am $5 per session

School children. $12 per session.

North Harbour Gymnastics Centre

North Harbour Gymnastics Centre

Preschoolers can try out the kindy gym classes, while children aged 5yrs through to 12yrs can take part in the general gym programme. Artistic, rhythmic and general gym skills are taught by the centre.