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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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Paradice Ice Skating and Laser Tag

paradice

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View Reviews P: 09 273 2999 (Botany) & 09 828 3800 (Avondale)

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.


Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum

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View Reviews P: 04 472 8904
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.


Cobb & Co. Papanui

Cobb n Co

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View Reviews P: 03 595 0265

If you grew up in New Zealand you’re bound to have fond memories of eating Cobb crunchies, slurping on pink panthers, and solving puzzles on the back of your placemat with a little red pencil. You can again enjoy all that – and make new memories.


Denny’s – New Lynn

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View Reviews P: 09 826 5010

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)


Life’s more fun on 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.


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!


Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Southern Cross

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View Reviews P: 04 384 9085
E: cu@thecross.co.nz
Here at The Cross we love to take care of the whole family. Rock in anytime with your little ones – while mum and dad chill with a coffee, we have toys, games and colouring activities on hand to keep the nippers amused. Plus, every Tuesday & Thursday from 10am to 12pm you can enjoy a free 10 minute massage while our lovely staff member takes your baby off your hands… heaven! 


La Porchetta – Henderson

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View Reviews P: 09 838 7370
E: henderson@laporchetta.co.nz
La Porchetta’s great pizza, pasta and Italian-style menu, along with its atmosphere and great value, celebrate the feeling of being at home with delicious food made from fresh ingredients, warm service, great value and a family heart.


Ferrymead Golf

ferrymead golf

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View Reviews P: 03 376 5350
E: info@ferrymeadgolf.co.nz
Ferrymead Golf has golf - outdoor and indoor mini golf courses, a 9 hole golf course, a driving range and golf lessons. Come for a game or some coaching PLUS we now have a fantastic new paint ball arena! We would love to see you soon.


Orana Wildlife Park

orana gorilla

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View Reviews P: 03 359 7109

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.


Denny’s – North Shore

Dennys

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View Reviews P: 09 443 8359

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)


Te Purū Café at Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

JPH-Rotorua-cafe

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View Reviews P: +64 7 350 2211
E: jetparkrotorua@jetpark.co.nz
Te Purū Café is a boutique style café located inside award-winning Jet Park Hotel Rotorua. We 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.


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 – 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.


Metrolanes

metrolanes

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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.


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.


Putters Paradice – Auckland’s newest mini golf course!

Putters Paradice

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View Reviews P: 09 273 2999

Putters Paradice is a 13 hole indoor miniature golf course filled with crazy, unique and quirky holes.Tee off at Slap Shots ice rink and score a goal, putt your way into space at Golfers of the Galaxy or try get a hole in one. Suitable for all ages. Book online and check out our special Family Pass prices. We also host birthday parties!


Black Cat Cruises – Akaroa

Black Cat Cruises

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View Reviews P: 0800 436 574

Take the kids out for the trip of a life time! Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, board the big “Black Cat” catamaran in majestic Akaroa Harbour and see the world’s rarest & smallest dolphin – the Hector’s dolphin, penguins, seals and more!Choose from a 2-hour Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise or for an incredible adventure get up close and swim with the dolphins*!! (T’s and C’s apply).


Denny’s – Auckland CBD

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View Reviews P: 09 309 9220

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)


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KidsHQ Super Meals

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View Reviews P: 09 555 5161
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.


Caddyshack City

Caddyshack 2018

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View Reviews P: 03 384 1566
E: caddyshackchch@gmail.com
Welcome to Christchurch's most exciting indoor all-weather mini golf experience located just a few minutes drive from the centre of Christchurch. Each of the 18 holes has a different geographical or historical theme and varying skill challenges.


Space Place

Space Place whanau day

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View Reviews P: 04 910 3140
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!


Denny’s – Christchurch

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View Reviews P: 03 365 5535

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)


Breakout Auckland – Live Escape Room Game

Breakout Auckland

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View Reviews P: 09 273 2999
E: botany@paradice.co.nz
Breakout is a live escape room game located in Auckland and is the perfect family activity.  Choose from five themed rooms to be locked in. To escape, you have one hour to work as a team to search for clues and solve a series of puzzles and mysteries using only your brain. There are no physical activities or challenges involved.


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!


International Antarctic Centre

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View Reviews P: 0508 736 4846
E: info@iceberg.co.nz
Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica in Christchurch at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Centre. Ride the Hagglund all terrain course, awesome 4D movies and rides plus our famous little blue penguins. Rain or shine – you’ll have a #morecool time!


Clevedon Animal Farm

Clevedon Animal Farm

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View Reviews P: 09 292 9231
E: lynn@clevedonanimalfarm.co.nz
At Clevedon Animal Farm you can enjoy our Farm Walk where you will meet, feed, and touch sheep, goats, chicken, ducks, donkeys and cows. Then each child gets a pony to lead, groom, saddle up and ride.


Auckland Zoo

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View Reviews P: 09 353 2092
E: info@aucklandzoo.co.nz
With 126 species and over 1000 animals across 17 hectares of parkland, Auckland Zoo is New Zealand’s largest home of wildlife - conveniently located just five minutes from central Auckland.


MOTAT

Indoor fun

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View Reviews P: 0800 668 286
E: enquiries@motat.org.nz
MOTAT is fun for kids of all ages. Experience changing exhibitions, school holiday experiences, unique MOTAT events & live activities.


All Seasons Holiday Park – Rotorua

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View Reviews P: 0800 422674
E: info@allseasonsrotorua.co.nz
Located just eight minutes from downtown Rotorua, far from the sulphur smells and close to Lake Rotorua, All Seasons Holiday Park is an ideal accommodation base for your visit to Rotorua’s many cultural, thermal and adventure attractions.


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