Program Overview

One of our most popular programs, where young children “live and breath” stories out in the wild. Inspired by Dr. Seuss classics, children will be doing everything from creating a life-sized circus to enjoying a “green eggs and ham” experience in nature. With the turn of every day, comes a new story for the children to experience and lots of FUN! Programs may vary based on location.
Storybook - TimberNook Wellington
Program Details:

This two day program is the ultimate building experience, children will have the opportunity to create giant spider webs in the forest and over the creek.    The Very Busy Spider is sure to inspire busy little hands!  Tamariki will move like a  spider themselves climbing into the webs and balancing on slack lines.  Tamariki challenge their fine motor skills as they create their own webs, both web building and the web crossing experience encourage sensory exploration and vestibular development.

In addition to our TimberNook experience your Tamariki will also enjoy hours of play in our creek, and form fast friendships as together they experience epic adventures through the Regional Park to our waterfall, clamber up and over our new rope wall, then splash over several rivers as they make their way to the boundary bridge to spy and feed our resident eels.  Each day is concluded around the fire circle as we gather to share about experiences, sing and cook over the fire.

Tamariki will get wet and muddy during their TimberNook experiences and the New Zealand weather is variable:

Please bring to TimberNook:

  • Large lunch and plenty of snacks and a water bottle
  • Three full changes of clothes including non-cotton layers of wool or polypro.
  • A warm jacket
  • Swimming clothes and a towel (rash tops and board shorts/wetsuit or togs)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray if you prefer your ownShoes suitable for getting wet and a spare pair to go home.  Gumboots do tend to fill with water and wet gumboots do rub on bare legs, river shoes or an old pair of trainers are suitable for crossing rivers and playing in the creek if your tamariki are not inclined to wear bare feet.
  • A large bag for transporting wet items home

Facilities : TimberNook Wellington site has a Woolshed Classroom available for shelter when required, drinking water is available to refill bottles, the toilets are flushable and hand-washing is available. 

Our location in the Regional Park is out of cell phone reception and GPS frequently sends new families to a different location.  TimberNook Wellington is located at the very end of Stratton Street in Normandale, park your vehicle in the top carpark and walk one minute down the Old Coach track to arrive at the Woolshed Classroom.

Transport:  May be available from the Eastbourne and Lower Hutt War Memorial Libraries to Timbernook and back for an additional cost.  Places are limited!   Please text Lisa Lily on 02102416770 with your child’s full name, the Timbernook program name, and the dates that you are requesting transport for, as well as the location for drop off and pick up.

Departs Eastbourne Library 8.30 am

Departs Lower Hutt War Memorial traffic dependant 8.45 am

Arrives Lower Hutt War Memorial traffic dependant  3.45 pm

Arrives Eastbourne Library traffic dependant  4 pm

TimberNook Wellington provides a staff member free of charge to support your tamariki on the shuttle or in TimberNook’s own vehicles.  The fixed daily charge for the shuttle service is $15 per child.  If your booking is transport dependant please book early.  Children under 7 years of age require a half booster.  You will receive text confirmation and an invoice for the service two weeks prior to program commencement.

TimberNook Wellington

Storybook – TimberNook Wellington

Jan 9 - Jan 10

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ages: 4 - 11

End of Stratton Street, Normandale, Belmont Regional Park


Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Lisa Lily

Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Kristine Harrison

Email or call 021-027-4173 with questions and inquiries.

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