Schools Day Out

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1 November, 2024


Claudelands Event Centre


Gates Open 9am

Where Fun and Learning meet

Experience the tailor made journey of discovery packed with hands-on practical learning including a fact filled take-home booklet.

The Schools Day Out is a free one day learning programme held at the Waikato A&P Show, open to all primary and intermediate school students in Hamilton and the Waikato district. Providing a selection of interactive educational stations throughout the venue, the programme focuses on practical, hands-on learning.


Visit the fun learning stations, complete your Show booklet to complete your Schools Day Out journey.  Stations are still being planned for 2024, get in touch if you’d like to be the first to know when it’s time to register!


Check out the stations from our 2023 Schools Day Out below!

All Smilez Art Classes

Get crafty with a professional artist! Find out more about All Smilez Art School for kids here. 

Alpaca activities

Teddy bear surgery

Learn how a vet performs surgery with Vetora Vets

Pre-booking required

Hamilton City Library

Hamilton City Libraries

Go on a farming adventure with the crew from Hamilton City Libraries

lego group

Lego Group

Get creative and build with Hamilton’s Lego Group

Fire Safety with NZ Fire Service

All Smilez Art

Get Crafty with Ms. Garside!

Pre-booking required

Hamilton City Library

Timor Ponies

Come meet the adorable Timor Ponies


Meet the animals in the farmyard

Plus loads more fun activities!


We want you and your students to take away as much as you can from the event, to maximise your learning experience and enjoyment

For this reason we’ve prepared some general guidelines so you’ll have a picture of what to expect on the day. We’ve also listed some Frequently Asked Questions to help answer any questions you may have.

Please contact us if there is anything else you would like to know.

Registrations have not opened for 2024

Get in touch if you’d like to be the first to know when 2024 registrations are open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we register on the day of the event?

All registrations are to be made before the event. The last day for registrations will be listed when applications dates are open.

Is lunch included?

We recommend children bring their own packed lunch and drink as lunch is not included. Free water fountains are located inside the building concourse. There are spaces throughout the event suitable to sit and eat lunch together. Food and drink is available to buy on site, however this is up to individual discretion.

Are RAMS forms required?

The Waikato A&P Show is committed to providing a safe environment for the public. Specific Risk Assessment Management Safety forms for school groups attending are the responsibility of the lead teacher of each group.

About Us

The Schools Day Out – where fun and learning meet.

Showing Waikato is all about what is at the heart of our communities; family. The most valued part of our families is our children, and we want to invest in their growth, wellbeing and life experience.

So, the Schools Day Out is a one day learning event held annually at Claudelands Event Centre, which is focused on educating children aged 5 to 12 about the Waikato region; all in one central location.

Students attending engage with the variety of organisations providing services to meet community needs in the Waikato Region. Organisations focuses on protecting the environment, our physical wellbeing, our geography, championing community learning and preserving the unique cultural interests of the Waikato Region.

Now in its 11th year, the programme has developed into a credible event where school groups return each year.

The Schools Day Out captures the hear of Showing Waikato – Building Stronger Communities.


We are very grateful to the sponsors, funders and content contributors who support the development and delivery of our learning programme.

Contact Us

Get in Touch

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Showing Waikato Ltd
PO Box 14161
Five Cross Roads
Hamilton 3252


022 166 9008