The historic French Village of Akaroa and its spectacular harbour is just a 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Here you can cruise around an extinct volcanic crater and experience majestic scenery and Akaroa dolphins on daily harbour cruises.
If you’ve got an under 5 no doubt you’ve heard of the super hero kids who save the world in their pyjamas; Owlette, Cat Boy and Gecko escapade in the night dealing with the troublesome villains Night Ninja and Romeo the crazy scientist.
So Buzz Lightyear himself, THE Buzz Lightyear, turned up in his box at the end of a 5 year olds bed. I cannot begin to describe the EXCITEMENT that unleashed from his wonder filled soul upon this discovery! My heart burst.
Our toy tester Emma and her family have been trying out Kiwi Scrabble and they're loving it! Great for family game nights. Check out her review.
Two of our Junior Toy Analysts have been testing out toys for little imaginations and their reviews are in! From Barbie to Bakugan Battle Arena, these toys are perfect for imaginative play.
Have an animal loving child? Check out these fun toys that will give them hours of fun. All the joy of a pet without the mess!
Warm, lovely smells and delicious food - creating special childhood memories in the kitchen evoke all these lovely feelings. We have five easy ways you can create special kitchen memories for your children - even if cooking and baking is not your super power!
Getting the right childcare arrangements in place can be challenging as each type of childcare has different features. Here we compare and contract hosting an au pair with attending an early childhood education centre.
If you’re a parent to a 4+ year old it’s time to get twice as excited, because not only are we going to be basking in nostalgia and perhaps a few tears when Toy Story 4 is released in cinemas, but we're also being introduced to the LEGO Toy Story 4+ playsets!
My Body, and Animals, are two of a series of books written and illustrated by Matthew and Fraser Williamson which teach our little learners names, numbers and colours in both English and Maori, and my little red haired tama took to it like a duck to water.
If you are looking for a great way to keep the preschoolers entertained, Rainbow's End has the perfect solution with half price Thursdays at Kidz Kingdom where all the attractions are undercover or inside, making it the perfect place to play, rain or shine.
If you started on your parenting jourmey confident you were going to nail it, but then reality has set in and you are not sure how well you have it sorted, check out our hilarious collection of parenting fails. You are not alone!
Working out the best child care and parenting support can be difficult. An au pair is one of many options. Learn all you need to know about having an au pair.
How many of your favourite childhood picture books and novels have been transformed into movie masterpieces? Read, watch and enjoy.
If sandy beaches, exciting theme parks, superb shopping, and fantastic activities, all wrapped up in copious amounts of sunshine is what you dream of in the ideal holiday, then the Gold Coast is the perfect family-friendly destination.
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is out now on DVD. Read Kym Moore's review of this fantasy adventure story.
See our review of Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, perfect for tweens aged 12+
See our review of Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven, a YA contemporary novel perfect for teens 15+