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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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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)


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!


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

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

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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.


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)


Denny’s – Porirua

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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

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E: sales@allyouneedle.co.nz
Main image: Crystal Art Kit - FrozenWe 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.


Wairakei Resort Taupo

Wairakei Resort

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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.


MOTAT, Museum of Transport and Technology

motat outdoor fun

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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.


Paint the Earth – paint your own ceramics studio

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.


Craft Harvest Market

Craft Harvest Market

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E: lucy@villagesquare.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.


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.


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.


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


Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum

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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.


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)


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 – 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)


KidsHQ Super Meals

KidsHQ Super Meals

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KidsHQ SuperMeals are all-natural, healthy frozen meals, cooked to order and frozen ready for collection from 1 of 4 Auckland locations. Made especially for toddlers and growing children and 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.


Cable Car Museum

Cable Car

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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.


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)


PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY In A Cinema Near You

PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY In A Cinema Near You PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY is back and in a cinema near you from 1 April – just in time for April 2021 School Holidays About: In his biggest adventure yet, Peter ventures far beyond the garden to the streets of the big city, where he’ll discover what kind of hero he wants to be. The Story: Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. Starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit. More school holiday fun: Download, print and play with these fun Peter Rabbit 2 colouring pages, cup cake toppers, and activity pages: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Colouring Pages & Cupcake Toppers Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Printable Activities Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditTumblrGoogle+PinterestEmail Leave A Comment Logged in as Robyn. Log out » Title Enter title... Rating Comment Comment...

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PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY is back and in a cinema near you from 1 April - just in time for April 2021 School Holidays. In his biggest adventure yet, Peter ventures far beyond the garden to the streets of the big city, where he’ll discover what kind of hero he wants to be.


Rainbow’s End Theme Park

Rainbows End

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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!


Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

jet park rotorua

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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!


Te Purū Café at Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

jet park rotorua restaurant

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Te Purū Café is open for business and we welcome guests and the public! We are a boutique style café located inside award-winning Jet Park Hotel Rotorua and serve fresh, seasonal produce- children dine at half-size portions for half price on our all day menu. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the pool, filled with light, and in the "hub" of the hotel. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home.


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.


Arion Farm Park

arion farm park

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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 – 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)


Market Kitchen Café at Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua

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If you are planning a day of adventure at Skyline Rotorua or just looking for a fantastic family friendly dining option, don't miss visiting The Market Kitchen. They serve up the best of international and Kiwiana cuisine, with everything from gourmet pies and bakery food, to pizza, fish and chips, deli selections, ice cream and of course great coffee. 


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!


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.


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