Napier/Hastings, Hawke's Bay

TimberNook offers the ultimate sensory experience — challenging the mind, body, and the senses through meaningful play opportunities.
TimberNook Pakowhai is a sanctuary, nestled in the Pakowhai district between Napier and Hastings. Surrounded by farmland and rivers, TimberNook Pakowhai offers children the ultimate outdoor nature experience.
The native bird life is abundant and contributes to this stunning environment. We offer children time, space and connection in an innovative nature based developmental program. Our experiences are carefully crafted to provide the ultimate sensory experience - challenging the mind, body and the senses through meaningful play opportunities.

Overview

Tiny Ones

Tiny ones is a nature-based playgroup experience for the youngest and smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses such as hosting a tea party at the mud kitchen, to doing “construction work” in the mud pit to dressing up and acting at the outdoor theatre. This program is designed for children ages 1 day to 6 years and is sure to delight and inspire the youngest explorers.

Wild Ones

Wild Ones is designed for children to learn about themselves and the world around them by participating in unique experiences that engage the senses, challenge the body, and foster creative thinking at the same time. This innovative program is designed for children 5 - 12 years old. Come along and be involved one day a week for a term or more. Our curriculum encourages complex social interactions, reasonable risk-taking, problem solving, fine motor skills, balance and overall strength, independent thought, emotional regulation, tactile (touch) processing, proprioceptive (joint/muscle awareness) processing, multi-level learning, motor planning, and creativity. What better way to learn by being totally immersed in nature. For those coming from mainstream school this program compliments school time by providing a day's respite outdoors leaning through all senses.

Creative Minds

TimberNook is no ordinary program as it shifts its focus from how the child can help the environment to how the environment helps the developing child. Our therapeutic activities and enriched natural experiences are designed to ignite imagination and creativity in an environment that speaks to children. We encourage children to take healthy risks, try new things and challenge their bodies and minds in new ways, in a safe environment. The lifelong benefits of this type of enriched play are multiple. Giving children the opportunity to play freely in the forest and be inspired by others and their surroundings, to think creatively through natural play experiences is playing the TimberNook way!
This programme is for ECE centres and Schools. Book an everyday TimberNook experience or alternately an experience with a focus eg. Leadership, Mindfulness... 3,4 or 5 hour sessions available. Maximum of 30 attendees per session.

Holiday Programs

Our Holiday programs are most popular and sell out quickly. They provide children with an opportunity to experience authentic outdoor play experiences in nature alongside others. Each program is designed with a curriculum sure to delight. Holiday programs run for a full week, 9am - 3pm. Children experience nature at its best, they collaborate with others, form relationships, practice physical skills, cook over the open fire and become involved in many exciting activities and experiences. Outdoor play has never been more exciting!

Timbernook Certified Provider
Your Certified Provider:
Sonia Codd

Email: nzsonia@timbernook.com

Phone: 027-242-4596


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The Team
Sonia Codd

Manager/Owner

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Shar Hays

Leader

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Jaycen Maxwell

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Available Programs

Enchanted – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Enchanted – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 4 - 9

Dates: Jan 20 - Jan 24

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $299.00 per child

Overview:

Children will dive deep into their imaginations as they enter an enchanted world!  They will create their own magical village, prepare feasts, joust in the mud and hunting for gold in the most unexpected places. This program is sure to inspire and create lasting memories for years to come. Programs may vary based on location.
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Going Wild – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Going Wild – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 6 - 13

Dates: Jan 13 - Jan 17

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $299.00 per child

Overview:

An all-time classic TimberNook program for older children who enjoy taking play to a whole new level. During this program, the children will create an elaborate fort system equipped with trap doors, barricades, tunnel systems and more. It will be a time full of adventure, games and surprises! This program will stretch the minds of our young ones and leave them asking for more. Programs may vary based on location.
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Storybook – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Storybook – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 4 - 9

Dates: Jan 6 - Jan 10

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $299.00 per child

Overview:

One of our most popular programs, where young children “live and breathe” stories out in the wild. With the turn of each new day comes a new story that the children bring to life through creative, FUN experiences! Programs may vary based on location.
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Little Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Little Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 3 - 7

Dates: Oct 15 - Dec 17

Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: $45.00 per child

Overview:

Our popular forest program that fosters children playing outdoors and learning in the fall, spring, summer and winter months! Children enjoy living and breathing stories, diving deep into their imaginations, engineering in grand-scale play experiences, and so much more! They’ll also get plenty of time to cook over an open fire and play for hours on end. Learning has never been more exciting! Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 1 - 7

Dates: Oct 16 - Dec 18

Times: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Price: $5.00 per child

Overview:

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child together will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses, such as hosting a tea party in the garden, doing “construction work” in mud puddles, or experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll walk away each week brimming with ideas for inspiring unique, creative play at home as well. Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 5 - 13

Dates: Oct 18 - Dec 20

Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: $45.00 per child

Overview:

Each series of the Wild Ones program will focus on a different theme with new adventures that ignite the senses, challenge the mind and foster a sense of community. Children will engage in a multitude of fun and challenging activities, including creating an adventure playground, learning about the properties of physics, and using their new outdoor skills to locate buried treasure and build pirate traps with their mates! They’ll also get plenty of time to learn about the natural world, cook over an open fire, play and create their own little world in the woods with friends. Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 5 - 13

Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 19

Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: $45.00 per child

Overview:

Each series of the Wild Ones program will focus on a different theme with new adventures that ignite the senses, challenge the mind and foster a sense of community. Children will engage in a multitude of fun and challenging activities, including creating an adventure playground, learning about the properties of physics, and using their new outdoor skills to locate buried treasure and build pirate traps with their mates! They’ll also get plenty of time to learn about the natural world, cook over an open fire, play and create their own little world in the woods with friends. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 1 - 7

Dates: Oct 16 - Dec 18

Times: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Price: $150.00 per child

Overview:

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child together will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses, such as hosting a tea party in the garden, doing “construction work” in mud puddles, or experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll walk away each week brimming with ideas for inspiring unique, creative play at home as well. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones

Tiny Ones

Ages: 1 - 7

Dates: Oct 16 - Dec 18

Times: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Price: $15.00 per child

Overview:

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child together will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses, such as hosting a tea party in the garden, doing “construction work” in mud puddles, or experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll walk away each week brimming with ideas for inspiring unique, creative play at home as well. Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 5 - 13

Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 19

Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: $450.00 per child

Overview:

Each series of the Wild Ones program will focus on a different theme with new adventures that ignite the senses, challenge the mind and foster a sense of community. Children will engage in a multitude of fun and challenging activities, including creating an adventure playground, learning about the properties of physics, and using their new outdoor skills to locate buried treasure and build pirate traps with their mates! They’ll also get plenty of time to learn about the natural world, cook over an open fire, play and create their own little world in the woods with friends. Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 5 - 13

Dates: Oct 18 - Dec 20

Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: $405.00 per child

Overview:

Each series of the Wild Ones program will focus on a different theme with new adventures that ignite the senses, challenge the mind and foster a sense of community. Children will engage in a multitude of fun and challenging activities, including creating an adventure playground, learning about the properties of physics, and using their new outdoor skills to locate buried treasure and build pirate traps with their mates! They’ll also get plenty of time to learn about the natural world, cook over an open fire, play and create their own little world in the woods with friends. Programs may vary based on location.
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Little Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Little Wild Ones – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 3 - 7

Dates: Oct 15 - Dec 17

Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: $405.00 per child

Overview:

Our popular forest program that fosters children playing outdoors and learning in the fall, spring, summer and winter months! Children enjoy living and breathing stories, diving deep into their imaginations, engineering in grand-scale play experiences, and so much more! They’ll also get plenty of time to cook over an open fire and play for hours on end. Learning has never been more exciting! Programs may vary based on location.
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Creative Minds (5 hour session) – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Creative Minds (5 hour session) – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 2 - 13

Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 14

Times: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Price:

Overview:

School Outdoor Excursions provide a unique opportunity for classes to experience outdoor learning and skill development through play. Our field trips can be customized according to your needs and are be offered on flexible schedules. *Programs may vary based on location.
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Field Trips – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Field Trips – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 2 - 13

Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 14

Times: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Price:

Overview:

School Outdoor Excursions provide a unique opportunity for classes to experience outdoor learning and skill development through play. Our field trips can be customized according to your needs and are be offered on flexible schedules. *Programs may vary based on location.
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Field Trips – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Field Trips – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 2 - 13

Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 14

Times: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Price:

Overview:

School Outdoor Excursions provide a unique opportunity for classes to experience outdoor learning and skill development through play. Our field trips can be customized according to your needs and are be offered on flexible schedules. *Programs may vary based on location.
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Outdoor Excursions – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Outdoor Excursions – TimberNook Hawke’s Bay

Ages: 2 - 13

Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 14

Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Price:

Overview:

School Outdoor Excursions provide a unique opportunity for classes to experience outdoor learning and skill development through play. Our field trips can be customized according to your needs and are be offered on flexible schedules. *Programs may vary based on location.
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