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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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Parnell Farmers’ Market

Parnell Farmers Market

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View Reviews P: 09 555 5154
E: markets@parnell.org.nz
Come shopping at Parnell Farmers' Market this weekend! Bump into friends, have a coffee and stock up on the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, delectable bakery, deli produce and more, brought to you by the producers themselves. Join in the community fun suitable for all the family on every Saturday rain or shine! (except at Christmas/New Year)


Life’s more fun on Snowplanet

Snowplanet

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View Reviews P: (09) 427 0044
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.


The Gateau House

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View Reviews P: 09 274 7744
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!


Crystal Mountain

crystal mountain

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View Reviews P: 09 833 5033
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.


Capital E

Capital E outdoor fun

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View Reviews P: 04 913 3740
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!


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)


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!


Auckland Museum

auckland museum

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View Reviews P: 09 309 0443
E: info@aucklandmuseum.com
Auckland Museum is New Zealand's first Museum and tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. We welcome families and have daily and holiday activities especially for children. Open daily (except Christmas Day).


Crystal Mountain

crystal mountain

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View Reviews P: 09 833 5033
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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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.


Valentines – Hamilton

valentines family restaurants

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View Reviews P: 07-839 1990
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.


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.


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!


Valentines – Rotorua

valentines

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View Reviews P: 07 213 1978
E: rotoruareception@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.


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.


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.


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)


SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium

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E: operations@kellytarltons.co.nz
Dive into an intriguing underwater world by visiting SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium in Auckland. Get closer than ever to fascinating sea creatures and marine life such as sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, octopuses and an array of colourful tropical fish.


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.


Eden Garden Cafe

eden

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View Reviews P: 09 638 8395
E: eden@edengarden.co.nz
Eden Garden is one of Auckland's best-kept garden secrets with something different to see on every visit! Our Café in the garden is open every day. Café hours are 10am-3:30pm. Admission to Eden Garden & Cafe is: $12 Adults; $8 NZ Seniors & Students; Children 12 and under are free .


Tea Kiosk Café & Grill at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

Hanmer Springs

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View Reviews P: 0800 4 HANMER
E: info@hanmersprings.co.nz
The best place for family fun! Toddlers, kids, teenagers – they all love pools - and then enjoy casual relaxed indoor dining or pull up on the deck for a unique al fresco experience with sweeping views of the thermal pools.


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)


Auckland Museum

auckland museum

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E: info@aucklandmuseum.com
Auckland Museum welcomes children and their families to their Discovery Time School Holiday Activities and other special events that are designed to help children develop an understanding of the world around them.


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.


Adrenalin Forest

Adrenalin Forest

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High excitement, stomach churning and a great confidence builder - come and test your family by taking on an Adrenalin Forest aerial obstacle course. Not just a test of physical skills, you will also need to stretch your brain to work out the best way to conquer a variety of obstacles across the six increasingly harder levels - will you complete all of them? Christchurch, Wellington, Bay of Plenty and now Auckland!


Pavilion Restaurant at Wairakei Resort Taupo

wairakei

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E: reservations@wairakei.co.nz
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.


Orana Wildlife Park

orana gorilla

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Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park. See NZ's only gorillas  and orang-utans! Hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, travel through the Lion Habitat. View kiwi, Tasmanian devils, cheetah, monkeys, meerkats and more. A fun, family activity.


Metrolanes

metrolanes restaurant

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View Reviews P: 09 377 6737
E: info@metrolanes.co.nz
Metrolanes is the next generation of entertainment. Featuring twelve full size Ten Pin Bowling lanes uniquely split into three different areas & two dedicated Route 66 (Mini) spaces for children of all ages. We are also the perfect place for kids parties.


Little Makos Swim School

little makos

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View Reviews P: 0274 584 310
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.


Paradice Ice Skating and Laser Tag

paradice

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View Reviews P: 09 273 2999

Paradice specialises in family fun and group entertainment all year round with our two olympic sized indoor arenas. Botany also has the latest generation laser tag - a premium high-tech family entertainment experience.


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