What we're about
Upcoming events (4+)
A free weekly playgroup for city centre dwellers. Hosted by Plunket. Every Wednesday (during school term) from 10 am to 12 noon. Playgroup coordinator is Charlotte Carstensen. Contact her at: [masked],[masked]
Rhymetime will be returning from Thursday 15 October! Come along for some singing and dancing and social time for you and your tamariki. Rhymetime is a fun, free session that provides music, movement, finger rhymes and simple stories to pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.
• What we do
City Explorers recognises the importance of children playing, exploring and learning in a natural environment. Our playgroup takes place outside in all seasons (weather permitting). we meet every Friday morning in Albert Park, a beautiful “playground” of giant trees, green grass, flowers and more that invites children to be adventurous and explore! (look out for our pink Splice vests to find us.) City Explorers nature playgroup encourages “free play” rather than organising a structured programme. Children are given opportunities to do what kids have done for centuries—play with nature, climb trees, splash in puddles, make mud cakes, care, share and have fun. As they play in this amazing Auckland City “backyard” they build resilience, cooperation, perseverance, playfulness, risk taking, curiosity, empathy and a love for their environment.
• What to bring
Water and snacks
Pram (if required)
Wet weather gear
• Important to know
Parents/grandparents/caregivers are key to this holistic learning process as they encourage their children in a positive and supportive community.