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Please be aware that everyone aged 12 years and over must present a valid vaccine pass to enter the Museum.


School Holiday Programme

Our flexible OSCAR-approved holiday programme is filled with adventures!

  • A new adventure-based theme each school holiday
  • Daily games and special missions
  • Fun art and craft activities
  • Indoor and outdoor active play
  • Fully-supervised by our trained and certified Visitor Hosts
  • Flexible dates – join us for a day or two, or the entire school holidays!


Experience the Great Outdoors Air Force Museum-style! Some of the activities include: setting up camp and enjoying a ‘campfire’ treat; making a popsicle stick bird feeder; and completing our animal footprint scavenger hunt. Get ready for a raft of summer fun coming your way!

Alongside our special themed activities and missions, this fully supervised programme will include our regular favourites, such as ‘Prison Guard’ (hide and seek), art and craft activities, and games. Children are welcome to use any equipment, games or construction materials for engaged free time in the afternoons.

Please note that our activities may vary slightly depending on the weather, and any unforeseen circumstances that may occur on the day.

Dates: Monday 17 – Friday 21 January 2022; Monday 24 – Friday 28 January 2022

Hours: 8.00am – 3.00pm (drop-offs between 8.00am and 8.45am)

Ages: 5-12 years

Cost: $38 per day (10% discount for 5 or more days booked per holiday period)

Limited to 20 spaces each day, so book in early below to secure your place!

We are an accredited Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) provider. Please contact the Visitor Hosts directly to arrange an OSCAR subsidy, no later than two weeks before the start of the holiday period.

Monday 17 January: ‘Project Hawkeye’ – test your skills to identify and follow animal tracks.

Afternoon arts and craft: Snowshoes.

Tuesday 18 January: ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ – water is vital for survival.  Discover some tips and tricks for water collection in the outdoors, then take part in a water challenge.

Afternoon arts and craft: Frog cup game.

Wednesday 19 January: ‘Knots Landing’ – in the great outdoors, knowing how to tie knots is a valuable skill.  Learn some basic knots, then use that knowledge to help your team survive the wild.

Afternoon arts and craft: Emergency survival clothes.

Thursday 20 January: ‘Backpack Ready’- the art of packing your backpack well can make a hike easy or hard. Pack your bags then test out your packing skills through our specially-designed nature obstacle course.

Afternoon arts and craft: Zipper pulls and bag tags.

Friday 21 January: ‘Project Grizzly’ – not every animal you come across in the wild is harmless. Learn some basic skills to help you survive the animal obstacle course.

Afternoon activity: Movie.

Monday 24 January: ‘Raft Challenge’ – construct a raft then test out your raft-making abilities in the Air Force Museum raft challenge.

Afternoon arts and craft: Popsicle stick bird feeders.

Tuesday 25 January: ‘A Cabin in the Woods’- build outdoor shelters to keep your team protected from the elements.  

Afternoon arts and craft: Survival kits.

Wednesday 26 January: ‘Twigs, Stones and Shells’ – find out about trail marking, then leave a trail for your team mates to follow around the Museum.

Afternoon arts and craft: Nature mobiles.

Thursday 27 January: ‘Wild food!’ – learn about some edible food in the wild, then experience some of the field rations that military personnel eat.

Afternoon arts and craft: Cardboard sunglasses and Hudson backpacks.

Friday 28 January: ‘The Great Camp Out’ –put up a tent in record time, then settle down to enjoy the great outdoors of the Museum’s airfield.

Afternoon activity: Movie.


Flexible dates – join us for a day or two, or the entire school holidays!

Bookings Essential: Please login below or contact our Visitor Hosts, Keri and Mark.

Phone: 03 343 9504


Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (except Christmas Day)
Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated.

45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch | 03 343 9532

We welcome visitors of all abilities