Community Recreation Programmes

This page describes the range of community recreation programmes catering for all ages from Preschoolers to Older Adults.

Click on any link below to find out more information about these activities on the Te Rauparaha Arena website.


Kindy Gym - A drop-in gymnastics programme for Under 5's with a mixture free time and structured activity. Each session is one hour long and there is no need to book. Keep a lookout for our themed Kindy Gym classes

Musical Tots - A chance for your child to experiment with rhythm, instruments and singing in a fun and positive environment. 

Pre-School Gymnastics - 45 minute structured classes focused on dominant movement patterns. These classes are run by a qualified gymnastics coach.

Creative Kiddies – Pre-school art and craft sessions held at various times throughout the year for special occasions such as Mothers/Fathers Day, Christmas or Easter.

Baby Gym – An exciting session for parent and child to explore the wonderful world of movement. This class is suitable for babies beginning to crawl up to early walkers.

School age

Gymnastics – We cater for children of all abilities from beginners up to competitive gymnasts. All classes are taken by a qualified coach and are taught throughout the school term. We also run trampolining classes.

Holiday programmes

The YMCA offers children and young people fun and educational activities to keep them happy and active during every school holiday of the year.  Visit the YMCA webpage for more information.

Junior Sports Leagues

The Porirua Junior Sport Leagues are a great community service offered by the YMCA for young people in the Porirua area. These leagues offer numerous benefits including keeping fit, improving coordination, building teamwork and developing a healthy competitive spirit! Visit the YMCA webpage for more information.


Lifetimers Leisure Club - A chance for older (aged 50+) adults to meet and join in with activities and trips away throughout the year.

HEHA Exercise Circuit – A low paced circuit run by HEHA Porirua for the elderly and people recovering from injury. It is all about promoting movement at your own pace.

Aquarobics - Aqua Combo is a fun way to increase fitness, and sing along to great tunes.

Shake the Fat - A dance based fitness class for all fitness levels.

Contact Details

For enquiries or more information, please contact:

Community Recreation
Te Rauparaha Arena
17 Parumoana Street
P O Box 50-218
New Zealand
Phone: (04) 237 1521
Fax: (04) 237 1519