Spring Events in the Capital

Your family will find plenty of creative activities to keep them busy this silly season.  Wellington’s top artistic and technological organisations have plenty of events on offer in the Capital, many of which are free or low-cost.

14 November

Rata Studios Open  Day
11am – 1pm
Free
All Ages

From Professional Level Teen Acting, to Introductory Game Design and Theatresports, there is something to tempt everyone’s creative juices at Rata. Explore the world class facilities, talk with tutors and students, and observe actual classes.

MakerBox will be running a hands-on stop-motion animation activity on the day.

21 November

NodeBots
9.30am – 4.30pm
$10 (fee can be waived if cost would prohibit attendance)
Ages 14+

Learn all about electronic hardware, and how to program it with JavaScript. There are a heap of things to do on the day, and people are free to do whatever they find interesting, from playing with rgb LEDs, to building a sumo fighting robot, the choice is yours.


Electric Art | Churton Park
12.30pm – 3.00pm
$25/child
Ages 8-12

Electric Art is back, just in time for the holidays. Create a card that lights up in this introductory electronics workshop. Learn all about circuits, switches, and LEDs as you create a unique greeting card that combines the best of high-tech and low-tech materials.

22 November

CoderDojo Porirua | Hacking & Fun Things Digital
3.30am – 4.00pm
Free
Kids & teens

Bring your kids along to CoderDojo and they will learn how to code!  At CoderDojo kids have fun learning how to program with the help of Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies and Flappy Bird.  If your child already has some experience of coding, the CoderDojo team can work out what level they are at and challenge them with JavaScript, Arduino programming and electronics hardware projects.

28 November

Hour of Code
10am – 4pm
Free
8 – adult

MakerBox, Hack Miramar, and Scots College are joining forces to provide a series of free, one-hour workshops that give everyone the opportunity to learn an “Hour of Code”.  There will be activities for every skill level and age, from 8 to 88.   This year we will have activities ranging from programming with GameFroot, Scratch with the Code Club Aotearoa team, and even more advanced coding with the Raspberry Pi.


Ho Ho Homemade
10am – 4pm
Free
All Ages

Support local artists and Alpha Gallery at this year’s Ho Ho Homemade Open Day!  There will be  entertainment, games, face painting, food, and plenty of amazing crafts to help you complete your Christmas shopping.

5 December

Christmas Crafts
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Gold Coin Donation

Christmas Crafts are back at Saint Aidan’s (89 Miramar Ave).  Little hands can get creative with handmade ornaments, cards, and other seasonal activities.   The kind folks at Saint Aidan’s will take care of the mess so you don’t have to.

6 December

CoderDojo Porirua | Hacking & Fun Things Digital
3.30am – 4.00pm
Free
Kids & teens

Bring your kids along to CoderDojo and they will learn how to code!  At CoderDojo kids have fun learning how to program with the help of Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies and Flappy Bird.  If your child already has some experience of coding, the CoderDojo team can work out what level they are at and challenge them with JavaScript, Arduino programming and electronics hardware projects.

12 December

Electric Art | Miramar
9.30am – 12.00pm
$25/child
Ages 8-12

Electric Art is back, just in time for the holidays. Create a card that lights up in this introductory electronics workshop. Learn all about circuits, switches, and LEDs as you create a unique greeting card that combines the best of high-tech and low-tech materials.

20 December

CoderDojo Porirua | Hacking & Fun Things Digital
3.30am – 4.00pm
Free
Kids & teens

Bring your kids along to CoderDojo and they will learn how to code!  At CoderDojo kids have fun learning how to program with the help of Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies and Flappy Bird.  If your child already has some experience of coding, the CoderDojo team can work out what level they are at and challenge them with JavaScript, Arduino programming and electronics hardware projects.

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