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Family fun can be the best part of childhood! Whether it’s free and on the local playground or requires a bit more investment check out all these options covering all ages, stages and weathers.

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Craft Harvest Market

Craft Harvest Market

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E: markets@parnell.org.nz
Come and see the amazing line-up of fresh and original, high quality hand-made craft! With new stallholders joining all the time, there's always something new to discover. Craft Harvest markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the month with extra markets during the lead up to Christmas.


MOTAT, Museum of Transport and Technology

motat outdoor fun

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E: enquiries@motat.org.nz
MOTAT offers a range of activities to engage young minds. Highlights include exploring Auckland of the 1800s at the Historic Village, Tram Barns, interactive exhibitions, and the vintage Tram ride to the Aviation Display Hall! Plus, there are outdoor play areas and picnic spots for sunny days.


Rainbow’s End Theme Park

Rainbows End

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5/5 (1 votes)
View Reviews P: 09 262 2030
E: info@rainbowsend.co.nz
It's fun on demand at Rainbow's End! With over 20 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone. From family fun on the Log Flume, Karts and Bumper Boats to thrill rides like Stratosfear and Invader – it’s your fun and you can put it together any way you like!


Denny’s – Manukau City

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America’s #1 diner now New Zealand’s favourite family restaurant. We offer courteous service and quality food in a friendly, full service restaurant. Kids eat free Monday to Wednesday* (*conditions apply)


Valentines – North Shore

valentines family restaurants

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View Reviews P: 09 444 5150
E: northshorereception@valentines.co.nz
A true kiwi buffet lunch and dinner restaurant (and breakfast during the weekends!). Seafood, a variety of other meat, sauces, salads, vegetables and desserts all ready for you to choose all you can eat at one very special price.


Cable Car Museum

Cable Car

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View Reviews P: 04 475 3578
E: museum@museumofwellington.co.nz
The Wellington cable car is a fun trip for any ages, providing a spectacular view over the city and tunnels full of colour on the journey – but what makes it move? The Cable Car Museum can show you how the winding system works and there is one of the original carriages to sit up on. This free Museum is well worth a visit and also hosts birthday parties.


Whoa! Studios

Whoa cave

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View Reviews P: 09 838 4553
E: whoa@whoastudios.co.nz
Undoubtedly the most exciting new family destination in Auckland! Our state of the art film studio specialising in live action, puppetry and miniatures. We produce new live shows throughout the year - there's always something new!


Whoa! Studios

whoa studios

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View Reviews P: 09 838 4553
E: whoa@whoastudios.co.nz
Undoubtedly the most exciting new family destination in Auckland! We have a state of the art film studio specialising in live action, puppetry and miniatures, an urban park and playground & a modern family eatery all rolled in to one exciting destination.


Wairakei Resort Taupo

Wairakei Resort

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View Reviews P: 0800 737 678
E: reservations@wairakei.co.nz
Wairakei Resort offers tranquil 4-star accommodation set amidst a stunning thermal valley. Enjoy the 9-hole course, tennis on floodlit courts, two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs, all just minutes from Taupo’s city centre.


Waitomo Adventures

Waitomo Adventure

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View Reviews P: 07 878 7788
E: info@waitomo.co.nz
Waitomo Adventures have such a wide range of activities available that no matter what your age there is a breathtaking adventure waiting for you. The Troll Cave is perfect for families - 100% weather-proof, fully accessible and you even get to meet a troll! For the older (age restrictions apply) and bolder there are a selection of half or full day options that include caves with abseiling, caves without abseiling, blackwater rafting, glowworms, waterfalls, limestone formations and more!


Arion Farm Park

arion farm park

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View Reviews P: 03 360 2192
E: farmpark@nta.co.nz
See, touch and feed a variety of farm animals and learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy.  The children will enjoy hand feeding the animals and can even have a pony ride. Our onsite Cafe serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream is also available. Open daily 10am to 3pm. $12.50 adults, children $6, under 2 free. Pony rides $4 and animal feed $2.


Cafe @ Waitomo Adventures

cafe @ waitomo

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View Reviews P: 07 878 7788
E: info@waitomo.co.nz
If you are visiting Waitomo Adventures or the Waitomo area,  make sure you pop into the Café @ Waitomo Adventures to refresh and re-fuel.  All the food is made fresh onsite from fresh, locally-grown, organic ingredients wherever possible. The passionate baristas serve up delicious coffee from Flight Coffee and tea from Tea Total. Open from 7.30am daily, there is a breakfast menu and a main menu  plus inspired cabinet food available until 5.00pm.


All You Needle – Puzzle fun

Big Shape Puzzle (Orca)

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E: sales@allyouneedle.co.nz
Try your hand at some unique shaped puzzles. Available in 3 different styles. Choose between the Orca, Dog Park or Rose Trellis Inn. Alternatively, checkout the website for more puzzle options – get ready for some puzzling fun.


Denny’s – North Shore

Dennys

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America’s #1 diner now New Zealand’s favourite family restaurant. We offer courteous service and quality food in a friendly, full service restaurant. Kids eat free Monday to Wednesday* (*conditions apply)


Denny’s – New Lynn

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America’s #1 diner now New Zealand’s favourite family restaurant. We offer courteous service and quality food in a friendly, full service restaurant. Kids eat free Monday to Wednesday* (*conditions apply)


The Gateau House

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E: gateauhouse@gmail.com
The Gateau House' 7 Auckland locations are the perfect place for a special family treat or to get a beautiful and delicious cake or gateaux for a special occasion. Handcrafted from the finest quality ingredients, The Gateau House will leave your family with a tasty impression!


KidsHQ Super Meals

KidsHQ Super Meals

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E: hello@kidshq.co.nz
KidsHQ SuperMeals are all-natural, healthy frozen meals, made especially for toddlers and growing children. Adults love them too! They're perfect for when you're short on time and want to give your kids a home-style nutritious meal, packed with veges. Available in 2 sizes plus we have vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options.


Valentines – Hamilton

valentines family restaurants

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E: hamilton@valentines.co.nz
A true kiwi buffet lunch and dinner restaurant (and breakfast during the weekends!). Seafood, a variety of other meat, sauces, salads, vegetables and desserts all ready for you to choose all you can eat at one very special price.


Denny’s – Christchurch

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America’s #1 diner now New Zealand’s favourite family restaurant. We offer courteous service and quality food in a friendly, full service restaurant. Kids eat free Monday to Wednesday* (*conditions apply)


Whoa! Studios

whoa studios

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View Reviews P: 09 393 8448
E: whoa@whoastudios.co.nz
Undoubtedly the most exciting new family destination in Auckland! Our modern family eatery The Grounds, at Whoa! Studios offers a unique selection of delicious and nutritious dishes able to be enjoyed by adults and children.


Pavilion Restaurant at Wairakei Resort Taupo

wairakei

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Wairakei Resort offers tranquil 4-star accommodation set amidst a stunning thermal valley. The Pavilion Restaurant provides a relaxed ambience for all day dining. During the week you can choose from the extensive menu (special kids menu available) while on Saturday and Sundays there are themed buffets which are a favourite with the locals.


Space Place

Space Place whanau day

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E: spaceplace@experiencewellington.org.nz
With the playground located on one side and the Cable Car on the other side, the Space Place is the perfect day activity location for families. Book a show in the dome planetarium; enjoy the planet space station play area and the gravity hole. Space Place’s birthday parties are out of this world too!


Valentines – Manukau

valentines

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View Reviews P: 09 263 8605
E: manukaureception@valentines.co.nz
A true kiwi buffet lunch and dinner restaurant (and breakfast during the weekends!). Seafood, a variety of other meat, sauces, salads, vegetables and desserts all ready for you to choose all you can eat at one very special price.


Enchanted Forest Mini Golf

enchanted forest

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View Reviews P: 09 636 9911
E: info@enchantedforest.nz
The Enchanted Forest Mini Golf is the perfect venue for outdoor family fun.  Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf fun , built right inside a park! We have  ample free parking, free entry to our gardens and free use of our BBQ and picnic area to relax in after your game. See you soon!


Family Surf & Stay (Accommodation & Surf Lessons Package) with Aotearoa Surf

: Family Surf & Stay (Accommodation & Surf Lessons Package) with Aotearoa Surf

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E: surf@aotearoasurf.co.nz
Family surf getaway at Te Arai. Escape North for a 4-day surf experience to NZ’s most incredible surf beaches. Join Aotearoa Surf for a 3 night stay in our brand new Eco Pods, 2 tailored surf lessons plus unlimited surfboard, SUP & kayak hire (inc. breakfast) from $445pp. Perfect for all ages & stages.


Mega Air

mega air

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E: info@megajump.co.nz
Mega Air brings you wall-to-wall fun - for all ages, including toddlers, for all fitness levels and all skills. If you like to jump, leap, flip, fly and have FUN then the Christchurch Mega Air is for you


Life’s more fun on Snowplanet

Snowplanet

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E: info@snowplanet.co.nz
SNOWPLANET is New Zealand's only all-year indoor snow resort where guests can experience the thrill of snow sports and the atmosphere of a snow village only 30 minutes North of Auckland.


Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

jet park rotorua

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5/5 (1 votes)
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Ideally located a short walk from Rotorua downtown, enjoy 4-star accommodation including pet friendly rooms. Keep the kids entertained with our indoor and outdoor play area plus swimming pool and spa. Enjoy best little extras such as free overnight parking and WiFi. Check out our special offers plus we also offer discounts on some major local attractions!


Little Makos Swim School

little makos

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E: sarah@littlemakos.co.nz
Little Makos Swim School runs a free weekly community event at the Berhampore School facility - this event is free of charge and are open all year round in term time in conjunction with our learn to swim terms. All members of the community welcome.


Garden Cafés At Kings Plant Barn

Kings Garden Cafe's

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The Cafe's in Kings Plant Barns are a fabulous destination in their own right. Each Café offers friendly service, a family friendly atmosphere, an excellent variety of food options, and great coffee. Meet a friend or pop in and relax in a peaceful garden environment. Coming soon - a brand new café in Botany is under development and will be open early 2020!


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