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Having quality family time can be hard when we easily get caught up with work and other commitments.

Find out how to make the most of the time you spend with your family – whether it’s for a special occasion like a birthday, during the school holidays, a family trip away or just some fun family time at home.

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We’ve curated some of the best Kiwi companies that offer hours of family entertainment. Find family friendly activities in your area, get that epic birthday party sorted, plan a family getaway or find a child-friendly restaurant for your little foodies. Click below to search through the best of the best in family entertainment and find more products and services in our directory.

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Curious creatures, far off lands and the ultimate adventure await kids who read our latest must-read books. See what these Kiwi kids have to say about these hero books of the month.

Visit our Young Readers Corner to find more book reviews for kids 5 – 13 years old.

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Gangsta Granny Strikes Again by David Walliams

Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner … and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Now, only the memory of their extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on. Then something inexplicable happens. 

The Uprising – The Mapmakers in Cruxcia by Eirlys Hunter

A follow-up to the internationally successful The Mapmakers’ Race – the Santander children are drawn into a community’s rebellion against a despot and use their mapping skills to avert an environmental scam.

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When Pigs Fly – A Batpig Book by Rob Harrell

Gary Yorkshire was your perfectly average, fuzzy pink pig who loved eating tasty sandwiches, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Now, he’s an unstoppable super-swine hero who boldly fights for justice – from catching litterers to defeating powerful supervillains intent on destruction.

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