Program Overview

This program is all about design and creativity in the wild. Children this week will delight in making their own life-sized vehicles and create elaborate track systems throughout the woods. They will also have plenty of time for classic games & sensory experiences such as bubbles galore and more! This program will inspire hours of creative play! Programs may vary based on location.
Woodland Tinkering - TimberNook Wellington
Program Details:

During this two day program in the morning your Tamariki will be designing and constructing a large scale Chain Reaction Machine in the woods.  On day two they will explore pendulum’s and levers adding these to there chain reactions and course construction.   There are  many educational benefits to creating a giant Chain Reaction Machine. They will learn teamwork, planning, coming up with ideas and then implementing them, trial and error, overcoming obstacles, problem solving, emotional regulation, engineering, creativity, and so much more!

Afternoons will be busy with a ‘Mud Experience’ in addition to enjoying hours of play in our creek, and forming 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 own
  • Shoes 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:  a Woolshed Classroom available for shelter when required,  drinking water, flushable toilets and hand-washing. 

Location: 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: Available from the Eastbourne and Lower Hutt War Memorial Libraries to Timbernook and back at an additional charge.  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, as well as the location for drop off and pick up.

TimberNook Wellington provides a staff member free of charge to support your tamariki on the shuttle or in TimberNooks 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 the age of 7 will require a half booster.  You will receive text confirmation and an invoice for the service two weeks prior to program commencement.

TimberNook Wellington

Woodland Tinkering – TimberNook Wellington

Dec 19 - Dec 20

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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