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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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MOTAT, Museum of Transport and Technology

motat indoor fun

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MOTAT offers a range of activities to engage young minds. Visitors can discover hands-on learning at long- and short-term interactive exhibitions, events, and experiences. The Model Railway and Firehouse at M1 are crowd favourites, and a visit to the Aviation Display Hall, at M2, is also a must-do!


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.


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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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.


Life’s more fun on Snowplanet

Snowplanet

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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.


Valentines – Rotorua

valentines

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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 – Highland Park

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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)


Crystal Mountain – Theme Park and Crystal Museum

crystal mountain

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E: inquiry@crystalmountain.co.nz
At Crystal Mountain, we want to provide a fun experience for the whole family, which is why we have a variety of activities which are sure to entertain both children and adults. Fabulous food is another specialty at Crystal Mountain!


Skyline Rotorua

Skyline

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Holidays are so much fun at Skyline Rotorua. Get into the action on the Gondola, Luge, Mountain Biking, Stargazing, Ziplining, and Skyswing, and then you relax and refuel at the Market Kitchen Cafe or the Jelly Belly Store! With extensive views of Rotorua city, Lake Rotorua, geothermal areas and surrounding hinterlands, Skyline Rotorua is the perfect family holiday destination.


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)


All You Needle

jigsaw

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We have a great range of activities and puzzles plus craft kits and supplies - perfect to keep the kids entertained. Check out our range online and enjoy delivery direct to your door.


Siobhan Kelly Photography

Siobhan Kelly

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E: siobhan@siobhankelly.co.nz
Specialising in newborn photography, older babies, and family photography, we run a boutique studio in Pt Chevalier and would love to meet you! A professional, caring, and fun photography experience to tell the story of your growing family. Check out our website and get in touch!


Denny’s – Auckland CBD

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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)


Paint the Earth

Paint the Earth

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E: info@painttheeearth.co.nz
Create family memories while creating a special keepsake at Paint the Earth. Choose a piece from our huge range of plates & figurines and then get painting! You can trace, stencil or free hand the design - anything goes! Prices per piece start from $20 and that includes the paint, glaze and firing. It's best to book to avoid disappointment.


Skyline Rotorua

Skyline

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Whether your family is after action and adventure, a more relaxing day, or a mixture, you will be able to choose your perfect day out at Skyline Rotorua no matter the weather. Choose from the Gondola, Luge, Mountain Biking,Stargazing, Ziplining, and Skyswing, plus there are relaxing and refueling options at the Market Kitchen Cafe, Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar or the Volcanic Hills Winery.


Gym Kids Free Play

Gym Kids Family Fun

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Enjoy our fantastic Hobsonville gym facilities and apparatus on a casual basis. Sessions are available midweek and weekends for your children to explore and perfect their gym moves. Our supervisors are on hand to help. Book ahead to confirm your spot.


Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum

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E: museum@museumofwellington.co.nz
Are you looking for the ultimate treasure hunt? The free Museum tells Wellington’s stories from 1892 when the building was a bond store, to crown jewels replicas, a time machine, puppets, ships, and the first McDonalds in New Zealand. A great place let the kids explore safely or for a special treasure hunt birthday party.


St Pierre’s Sushi

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Only the best ingredients are used at St Pierre's Sushi stores. We have a quality range of ingredients including fresh salmon, avocado, low fat & healthy teriyaki chicken & the option of brown rice so you can eat healthy plus enjoy great taste. Dine in or take home.


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!


Whoa! Studios

Whoa cave

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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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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.


Capital E

Capital E outdoor fun

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E: capitale@experiencewellington.org.nz
We’re an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington, and our focus is young people and their creativity. In the school holidays, we offer different indoor and outdoor workshops that engage children’s bodies, minds and creative spirits. From mixed-media creations to multimedia digital projects we facilitate imaginative creative experiences for the tamariki and rangatahi of Wellington!


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!


Valentines – Hamilton

valentines family restaurants

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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.


Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

stardome

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Blast off to Stardome for a stellar day out! Watch a planetarium show in the 360-degree theatre and then check out the Space Gallery. Call us or visit our website to view the show schedule and book tickets. Out of this world fun for the whole family.


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.


Laser Strike

Laser Strike Indoor Fun

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Laser Strike is an active, interactive, competitive and fun game that can be played in so many different ways making it suitable for all family members. Laser Strike is not about how fast you move – it’s how well you aim that really counts! The huge indoor Ancient Ruin themed arena is suitable for all abilities and is wheelchair friendly. BONUS: Book your visit on a weekday during the September 2020 school holidays and receive 3 games for the price of 2. Conditions apply.


Valentines – North Shore

valentines family restaurants

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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.


Nairn Street Cottage

Nairn Street Cottage

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E: nairnstreetcottage@experiencewellington.org.nz
Considered one of the first houses built in Wellington, the Cottage shows a glimpse of life into three generations of one of Wellington’s original settlers; the Wallis Family. Hand carved furniture, a 1970’s Kenwood Mixer and ‘It’s in the Bag’ showing on the tiny B&W TV, this is a great place to bring the whole whanau.


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