91 Endeavour St, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600
9am – 4pm for children aged 5 yrs – 12 yrs
$60/day per child - $270/week per child
Welcome to Churchill Park
A 100% Free Play and Nature-Based School Holiday Programme
19 Kinsale Avenue, Glendowie, 1071
9am – 3pm for children aged 5 yrs – 12 yrs
$70/day per child
Churchill Park gives a farm like an experience in the heart of a suburban area. It is a working farm that offers a great experience for kids. At the lower points alongside the path is a stream that is home to long-finned eels or "Tuna kuwharuwharu". These can grow up to 2m long. The path offers pockets of establishing areas of bush, which you walk / playthrough. Churchill Park as you would expect takes its name from England's wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill when it was created in 1945. Located in the suburb of Glendowie, a few minutes drive from the beaches of St Heliers and Mission Bay.
The foundation of our programs is free play in a natural setting with as little assistance as possible from equipment and technology. We offer a chance for children to play as they like, for as long as they like, within a framework of respect for those around them and the environment. Extension opportunities will be available but only if the children genuinely want to participate. We provide basic equipment suitable to exploring the outdoors: ropes, tarpaulins, bungees, compass, magnifying glasses, knives (to be used with supervision) and some art equipment.
Our programs are designed as an antidote to the fast-paced technology-filled world many children now inhabit. Any personal devices (phones, iPods, etc) must be left at home.
The program will go ahead in all weather. Rain brings exciting opportunities for play and exploration and of course shelter building! Good quality wet weather gear is very important. We wholeheartedly believe the famous quote "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing". Waterproof gear (jacket and pants) is compulsory for rainy days. We offer waterproof pants for sale in our online shop. In case of severe weather warning the Glendowie Scout Group has been booked.
What you MUST pack:
The children need to be well prepared to get the most enjoyment out of the day. Cold, wet, or hungry children can't play happily.
Minimum 3 full sets of warm clothing, including underwear and socks. Thermals are essential.
Swimwear - Wet suit (Compulsory if swimming is available)
Plastic bags for wet clothes
LOTS of food. They will get far more hungry than they do sitting in a classroom all day.
For Winter Season, please consider warm and healthy high energy food. No disposable plastic, please!
Large Drink bottle
1 x pair shoes suitable for bush walking.
1 x pair of Gum Boots
GOOD QUALITY RAINCOAT AND WATERPROOF PANTS
Waterproof pants are compulsory for wet days.
They need 2 bags, 1 for clothing and a backpack for lunch, drink and trips.
Important: Our children’s lives are so filled with structure, this program aims to give them a break from instruction and allow them to play as they like, for as long as they like, within a framework of respect for those around them and the environment. Extension opportunities will be available but only if the children genuinely want to participate. Playing in the outdoors inevitably means getting dirty, and often getting a few scrapes and bruises too. If you or your child are not happy with this concept then this is not the programme for you.
Parent Helpers - A unique part of the Conscious Kids Programme philosophy is that passionate parents make the very best supervisors. They have a vested interest in making sure the day is amazing for the children and they have the most experience caring for and managing children. If you are enthusiastic and positive about being in the outdoors in all weather conditions and genuinely enjoy being around children supporting independent play, then this could be the role for you.
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* To ensure our children get the best of our free play spaces and enjoy the Conscious Kids way of play, we require at least 12 children to attend per day, so please invite your friends for the days of pure fun during the holidays!