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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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Thrillzone Escape Adventure and Omni VR

Thrillzone Queenstown

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Immerse yourself into a scavenger hunt around Auckland's Viaduct, discovering all the places you’ve never had cause to find or experience Omni VR - a state-of-the-art single or multiplayer virtual gaming adventure that completely immerses you into different worlds. Equipped with special shoes Omni VR is the only Virtual Reality experience that allows players to physically RUN through the virtual dimensions whilst playing the games!


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)


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.


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.


Paint the Earth – paint your own ceramics studio

Paint the Earth

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View Reviews P: 09 447 1128
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.


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.


Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

Jet Park Rotorua - childrens play area

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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 continental breakfast, free overnight parking and WiFi. Check out our special offers plus we also offer discounts on some major local attractions!


Clip ‘n Climb at Basecamp Adventures Queenstown

Basecamp Climbing Centre

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Action-packed fun for all the family 3+ years. No climbing experience necessary, and the unique automatic belay takes in the slack as you climb and then lowers you gently to the ground. There are heaps of innovative climbs to tackle – plus you can add to the fun and take the Leap of Faith or plunge down the Vertical Drop Slide. Bookings recommended.


Valentines – Rotorua

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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.


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.


Te Purū Café at Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

Jet Park Rotorua - Te Puru family dining

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After seeing blobby mud pools and angry geysers, now it is time to sit back and relax in Te Purū Café with a chilled NZ wine or a lovingly brewed local kiwi beer. Our dinner menu features wholesome comfort food to re-energise you including our hot smoked chicken and cranberry pizzas, fun fried foods like Salt & Pepper squid, Beer-battered fries or get popping with spicy Jalapeno poppers. Te Purū boasts a modern fit out using a minimalist tonal colour scheme making it a calm and peaceful hub alternative to Rotorua eat street. Enjoy quick and tasty food at Te Purū Café. Opening hours: 6.30am-10pm (Mon-Fri) | 7am-10pm (Weekends and public holidays)


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)


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.


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.


Mega Air

mega air

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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


Affordable Holiday Homes

Manchester Unity - affordable holiday homes

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If you can’t help feeling like you’re missing out on a holiday in New Zealand because of the high costs of accommodation, you’re not alone. Manchester Unity, New Zealand’s largest fraternal friendly society has been around for 170 years and has 13 holiday homes around the country. Become a Manchester Unity member and for just $96/year you can get automatic access to rent any one of the 13 holiday homes for as little as $40-$70 a night plus discounts from some major retailers.


Odyssey Sensory Maze – Queenstown

Odyssey Sensory Maze

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Enjoy an adventure where all your senses are challenged with quirky physical obstacles, illusions, lighting effects, scents, sound effects and strange sensations. Have fun with your senses, explore the different spaces at your own pace, and prepare to be a-maze-d! Recommended for 8+ years.


Social Nature Movement (SNM) – family fun designed especially for you

Family fun

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If you are looking for fun family activities that are 100% nature based and comply with all the relevant Covid requirements, SNM have got you covered. Chris will work with you to design a fun family day out where they take care of all the planning and equipment – you all just turn up and enjoy the freedom. Contact them to design your family day out in some of Auckland’s 40+ locations they love to visit – will you SUP, go bouldering, caving, kayaking, climbing, or hiking (or a combination) ? Call Chris on 027 5011639 or visit their website to find out more.


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. 


Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Orongo Bay Holiday Park

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Centrally located just minutes from Russell and Oneroa Bay yet set amongst 14 acres of native bush where rare North Island weka, brown kiwi and pateke roam free Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park features a playground, swimming pool, onsite shop, wood fired pizza oven, BBQ's, plus great accommodation options.


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.


Crystal Mountain Theme Park and Museum

crystal mountain

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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.


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.


Space Place

Space Place whanau day

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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!


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.


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 – 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)


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!


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.


Whoa! Studios

whoa studios

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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.


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