Learning through play for kids and their 'big person'
The funnest way to learn beach safety is through Beach Kidz, a programme created for preschoolers aged 2, 3 and 4 years old and their caregivers.
Filled with fun land-based and water-based activities that promote fundamental skills, water safety and confidence, social skills and more, it’s the highlight of our kids’ weeks and a key step to safer beach trips.
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Update for our 2023/2024 Summer Season
Ange here from Beach Kidz... Just a quick update from me to you.
Planning for this coming summer is well underway as we look to rebuild our class numbers at both our Bay of Plenty beach venues (Papamoa and Tay St).
Last summer pretty much proved to be one of the most, if not the most challenging to date. And boy we’ve had some challenges over the years!
Who would have thought our summer was going to turn into our winter and bring so many logistical challengers for us!
After a recent major surgery in June (and on the road to a near full recovery come November – fingers & toes crossed!) I have made the decision to focus on our Bay of Plenty Programme this coming summer and work on reopening our Auckland classes in the summer of 2025.
For those of you that are not aware, I share my time between both our Auckland and Bay of Plenty beach venues teaching Beach Kidz as our Head Instructor so as a small business owner and to ensure I don’t bite off more than I can chew, I have made the decision to stay local to my hometown this summer and look forward to heading back up to Auckland in February 2025.
I am sorry to disappoint our Auckland families as I know you are all looking forward to joining us again after a few years of covid and environmental interruptions.
Please be reassured we will be back in the near future!
Families’ favourite summer activity
Beach Kidz isn’t just loved by the kids. Our caregivers love joining in too!
Our classes are a 1-to-1 ratio of caregiver to child, helping the children feel safe, confident and ready to have fun, while also giving the caregivers an opportunity to learn safe practices while in and around water.
Helping our local families learn how to stay safe on the beaches, while having fun together is what Beach Kidz is all about.
Hear from our families
Beach Kids has been such a wonderful experience for my son. Through play he has gained essential knowledge on keeping himself safe at the beach, and his confidence in the water has grown exponentially. I can't recommend this program enough!
I loved seeing Louie progress each week and learning to love the ocean! I loved seeing him confidently run towards the sea, little waves and all, and participating with a smile on his face.
But the what I loved most was seeing our reluctant, unsure boy embrace each activity alongside his peers. Having a go, joining in and doing something new is a big accomplishment for Louie!
Beach Kidz gives the kids opportunities to get outside in the fresh air and build familiarity and confidence in and around the beach and water with their friends.
Comfortable and easy environment for parents and children. Very safe and clear set up.
My water crazy 2 and a half year old is loving her experience at Beachkidz! Highly recommend for building beach/water confidence 😁
I enjoy seeing my child grow confidence and understanding in a group setting with instructions.