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Holiday Programmes

Our January 2024 holiday programme timetable is coming soon! Keep an eye out & make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list, to be the first to know about programmes & events in your area.

We will finish adding programmes in mid / late December, but any on display now are open for booking!

Don't forget to check out our events page, to know what's coming up for the end of 2023.

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January 2024 School Holiday Timetable!

Important Notes

Topics, equipment, locations, and duration of courses can be found on individual listings, but if in doubt, reach out to our friendly team - info@brainplay.co.nz.

Please read BYOD requirements for all courses in the booking notes, and follow instructions to borrow / hire a device from us.

Please read our T&Cs - cancellation policies apply.

Free
Mon 8th Jan
Free
Paid
Paid
Tues 9th Jan
Wed 10th Jan
Thur 11th Jan
Fri 12th Jan
Sat 13th Jan
Sun 14th Jan
Free
Mon 15th Jan
Free
Paid
Paid
Tues 16th Jan
Wed 17th Jan
Thur 18th Jan
Fri 19th Jan
Sat 20th Jan
Sun 21st Jan
Free
Mon 22nd Jan
Paid
Paid
Paid
Tues 23rd Jan
Wed 24th Jan
Thur 25th Jan
Fri 26th Jan
Sat 27th Jan
Sun 28th Jan
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Course Overviews

Coding

ages 5+/9+

Our most popular course! During this coding course students will experiment with our most popular programming activities to learn about the different ways we can use coding. From controlling game characters, to creating their own unique animations - with coding, kids can do it all.

Newbie

Friendly

In this course you'll explore the technical and creative world of stop motion to create your own animated short film!

This course requires a device with a camera such as a phone, iPad or tablet.

Stop Motion

ages 9+

Engineering

In this course students will work independently, in partners, and as a team to complete engineering feats!

 

We'll test engineering and building theories and create structures to withstand different challenges throughout the day. This course will push students creativity, problem solving, and without a doubt resilience.

ages 5+

3D Printing

Learning to design and produce our own 3D prints, looking at CAD software, different types of printers (plastic, metal, biological material), and the future of this new technology

ages 9+

Newbie

Friendly

Zoology

Love animals? Know a lot about them? We'll take a closer look!

 

From viewing live Zoo cams, to class research projects, we'll teach students about the amazing animal kingdom. We'll even incorporate coding into our day of learning to see how animals can work together to complete challenges.

ages 5+

Newbie

Friendly

Newbie

Friendly

Our robotics one day course will introduce students to a variety of different robots that they'll learn to build, modify, control, and write code for including our brand  new Sphero Ollie robot! We'll work with three different sets of robots throughout the day to learn about sensors, inputs, outputs, and interactivity.

Robotics

ages 5+/ 9+

Newbie

Friendly

Animation

In this course, students will use coding and design to create a series of their own animations! We'll work through a variety of online activities teaching students about different software and techniques to create crazy cartoons.

ages 5+/ 9+

Newbie

Friendly

Minecraft

In this course we'll introduce Minecraft newbies to all the amazing features of this highly creative and detailed game.

We'll learn about the different game modes, how to survive a night with found and crafted resources, and of course how to create incredible buildings, and infrastructure for use in game play.

ages 5+/9+

Biology

ages 5+/9+

Newbie

Friendly

In this course we'll take part in brain boggling biology experiments! We'll learn about what the word biology means, what it looks like out in the world, and how we can become biologists in the classroom. A practical course for curious learners who love making predictions and getting stuck in to test them

Science, technology, engineering, (art), and maths explored, we'll take on mind-boggling challenges to learn more about these important topics and how they work together in our world

STEM

ages 5+/9+

Newbie

Friendly

Electronics

We'll introduce our students to electronics through coding, robotics, and science. We'll work with robots and microcontrollers to learn how our technical world works. Brain Play is one of the first activity providers to be testing out new NZ made sensor kits - you know they'll be making an appearance!

ages 5+/9+

Newbie

Friendly

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