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Beach safety fun for the whole family

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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The uncertainty of the next 12 months and how we as a country, and Auckland as a community try to find our new “normal” whatever that may be, makes life, work and play very complicated for everyone.

As a small business, Beach Kidz has had its share of interruptions from Covid over the past few years. We are so appreciative of the support that our families have shown over these times as we tried our best to continue our programme safely, which was at times very challenging and stressful.

Then delta has come to the party this time around for us… So where to from here for Beach Kidz.

We have decided to cancel Beach Kidz in Auckland this coming Term One 2022. This decision has been one of our hardest calls to date for Beach Kidz. It is right up there with cancelling our first ever programme 10 years ago in Papamoa as the Rena ship struck Astrolabe reef two weeks before we were due to start and turned our beaches black with oil. It truly has been heart breaking to make this call, more so because we will miss meeting up with all your amazing families each week, especially those awesome little Beach Kidz of yours. But also we know how much your families need to get back into the normality of your lives, and we know for a fact our programme brings a lot of happiness to the children.

By missing this summer term in Auckland it will allow us to be able to work on ensuring our programme is ready to comply with government policy’s and guidelines for the summer of 2023 for Auckland. This may see changes to how we run things, but we won’t know this till closer to the time. It really is the unknown at this point.

You will see our Tauranga Beach Kidz Programme is continuing at this point under level 2 which we are very lucky and grateful for. This is being run ensuring public health measures are implemented to create a safe environment. However, this all may change come term one (if not before) with the uncertainty of if and when covid becomes present down here in the Bay of Plenty again.

To try and find your new normal moving forward, enjoy spending quality time with friends and family is what we would like to see everyone be able to achieve this coming summer.

For those families that were in their last year of Beach Kidz with us this coming summer, we will miss not spending our last summer together, but we thank you for supporting our programme and we have really enjoyed our time together.

For those of you that are keen to join us again in 2023 we can’t wait to see you all again!

Kia Kaha
Your Auckland Beach Kidz Team…
Ange, Kelsi, Tara & Gemma


Due to the expected announcement on the 29th November of the new COVID-19 Protection Framework and when it will come into play for all of NZ we have decided to delay our booking open date of the 29th November to allow more time to ensure our upcoming term one programme is set up to follow this new framework and ready for February 2022.

We will announce our new opening date early December with plenty of time for you to be ready to book.

Thanks to all our families for their ongoing support and understanding at this time.

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A space where kids can learn at their own pace

Helping kids feel confident, familiar and safe around water

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Building friendships and social skills through team activities

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Hear from our families

Awesome programme for beach confidence and beach water safety! The best part is it’s lots of fun for both kids and parents. My daughter started Beach Kidz aged two and followed the programme through for three summers till she was five. We really saw a great progression in her water skills and confidence. She learned so much at Beach Kidz while having fun and making friends. Ange and Hayley are great teachers, and everyone has a laugh and enjoys the beach while learning valuable skills. Highly recommend!

Ellen Irvine

My little Beach Kid has been in the program since he was two and its been the highlight of our Thursdays ever since. Thank you Ange and Hayley for providing a fantastic and fun platform for beach awareness and the mini Iron Man!

Nicole Waretini

Great programme to get kids (and busy mums) out there on the beach enjoying our paradise and learning stuff too! Thanks Ange

Emily Searle

Beachkidz is and has been such a great experience for my little boy! The water activities has not only made him more confident in the water but has made him listen to instructions around the water. Ange is great with the kids and we will absolutely be doing this next year!

Kayla Kent

My water crazy 2 and a half year old is loving her experience at Beachkidz! Highly recommend for building beach/water confidence 😁

Zoe Simpson

First Auckland class tonight and it was amazing! So good for confidence in the water. Would highly recommend!

Jess Macreadie