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VIVISTOP Tinker Time for young creatives

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To accomodate for the smooth transitioning to our exciting and new Explorer intake systems and processes:

  • Explorers can now book as many sessions as they wish during the week so as to get their Explorer Exercises completed and VIVINAUT memberships finalised. Once Explorers become VIVINAUTs, access to more tickets becomes available to you.
  • No more than FIVE bookings are permitted in advance - please take care to remove excess Tinker Time bookings should you have more than five (don't worry, five sessions is plenty of time for your child to get through their Explorer Exercises, infact, it's ideal!).
  • We will not be taking new Explorers after the 29th of August so as to accommodate for the transitioning to our new group intake system.


Tinker Time is VIVISTOP Welly's open-for-making time, regularly occurring as bookable sessions for VIVITA members who wish to change the world one creative innovation at a time (sometimes maybe two!).

Using our large and exciting open-plan workshop, children aged 9-15 self-manage projects of their own volition - practising design thinking skills and applying 21st century techniques with our ever-growing repertoire of modern (and traditional) making equipment.


If you and/or your child have never visited VIVISTOP Welly before, we please ask you to wait until our new group intake system is up and running. This is scheduled for October 3rd and will occur regularly. Stay tuned on our Eventbrite page for event updates. We look forward to meeting you!

PLEASE NOTE: Normally we would ask you to attend a "FIRST TIME STUDIO VISIT" before you enter our space. These are completely booked out and we will not be hosting more. Please allow us to update our systems before you visit us at our studio.


For health and safety reasons, we strictly cap the daily limit of Explorers and VIVINAUTs we can have in the studio. Therefore we cannot take walk-ins or children who's guardians have not attended a First Time Studio Visit.

Tinker Time Details:

  • Open for self-directed learning from 2pm-6pm Monday to Friday
  • Available to kids aged 9-15
  • Bookings absolutely essential

Tinker Time is what we call "free-flow" time, which means our members can come and go when they please. We do not hold lessons, classes, or have timetabled learning experiences unless it is an advertised workshop - please see our workshop events for structured and sequential learning experiences.


What and where is VIVISTOP Welly?

VIVISTOP Welly is our free-flow co-creation space that lives in the heart of Wellington City. It is a maker-space where young and young at heart can make, create, and innovate side-by-side.


Ground floor, 15 Willeston Street, Wellington Central.

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