Senior Regional Games coming to Wellington

22 August 2019

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate International Day of the Older Person on Tuesday 1st October?

You're in luck!

Join Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Sport Wellington and other local partners at the inaugural SENIOR REGIONAL GAMES.

Suitable for the active; less active than I used to be; only active if I get to see my mates; and those keen to come and watch others be active -- this free event offers people the opportunity to participate in fun physical and social activities, meet new people, and learn more about what activities are regularly available in your community.

Get a group together and register to enter a team activity or come along and join in on the day.

From Badminton to Bowls, and card games to dancing, there will be something for everyone. This event is knocking down boundaries and challenging assumptions that the older you get, the less opportunities to stay active there are.

So bring your friends and whānau to celebrate together, participate in friendly competition, and try something new.

The day will start with an official opening at the Lower Hutt Events Centre, followed by a range of activities around and within the Dowse and Events Centre, and will conclude with prizes and celebrations to close.

Stay tuned for more information as we finalise what activities, entertainment, and special guests will be a part of the day. To never miss an update, make sure you’re following our Community Strength and Balance Facebook page.

What you need to know


Tues., 1 October 2019
Activities happening 10:00 am – 2:00 pm NZST

Join us for an opening ceremony and warm-up activity from 9:30am


Events Centre Lower Hutt
30 Laings Rd
Lower Hutt, 5010
View Map
Link to website

Dowse Art Gallery
45 Laings Rd,
Lower Hutt 5010
View Map  
Link to website


There are no restrictions on who can come; however, the event is designed for older people in our communities.


A fun day of activities, socializing, and a bit of healthy competition (participation-only options available too) to celebrate older people throughout our region.

Join in with the activities - sign up to specific activities on the day!

  • Giant Chess
  • Indoor Bowls
  • Walking Netball 
  • Pétanque
  • Tea-cup Pong
  • Board-games
  • Dancing
  • Pickleball
  • Badminton
  • Individual challenges

Thanks to Hutt Bowls and Age Concern Wellington for getting involved and hosting activities on the day!


Browse the free exhibits being hosted by The Dowse Art Museum


Share a cuppa and a chat with friends new and old while being entertained by Harbour City Rock 'n' Roll Club and local band Young Once!

How to register

To register email us at and let us know

  • Name
  • Area you live in
  • Activities you are interested in joining

Lead up events

If you can’t wait to get involved, good news!

Each of the councils involved has activities happening in September, so get involved and join in now. To find out more get in touch or check out the information available online.

Upper Hutt lead up events 

Upper Hutt calendar of lead up events 

Lower Hutt lead up events 

Lower Hutt Calendar of Lead up Events 

Need to know more?

Parking – there are a range of parking options around the Dowse and Events centre, some free, some paid and check to see if the park you are using has a time-limit. If possible, catching public transport would be a great way to get to this event.

Water – the Dowse square has water fountains for when you need a drink between activities.

Clothing – wear clothes you are comfortable to move around in, and shoes that are sturdy with a good grippy sole.

Weather - Sunscreen will be supplied and in the event of a rainy day we will still go ahead but may have to adjust or cancel some of the outdoor activities.  

For further questions, or to register, please get in touch with Sam, Steph, Gavin or Jess at

Follow Community Strength and Balance Facebook page to get the latest updates on what’s happening on the day.

Find the event on EventFinda

Find the event on Facebook 

Thanks to our community sponsors who have helped this day become a possibility!


Upper Hut City Council, Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Sport Wellington

Sneior Regional Games v2