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We made it! After a tricky year, the summer holidays are here.

Whether you are heading away and exploring our lovely backyard or having a staycation, we have gathered together the best of what’s on, plus our favourite crafts and activities to keep the kids busy in-and-out of the house.

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What’s on these holidays

What’s on the small home screen, and the big movie screen?

Whether you are heading out to the local movie theatre, or relaxing at home, there are some great new movies out this summer.

Soul Movie on Disney+

Streaming on Disney+
from 26 December 2020

The Witches

In a theatre near you

Muppets now

Streaming on Disney+

gangsta granny

Streaming on TVNZ On Demand

School holiday activities

See company websites for T&Cs

Looking to make a saving on your school holiday fun? Check out some of our favourite family deals on activities and backyard breaks here.

Night Rides at Rainbows End

Rainbow’s End Night Rides are back!

Enjoy your family’s favourite rides in the cool of the evening plus Night Rides only experience ‘Neon Ninja’ playing on the biggest 7D theatre in the Southern Hemisphere, Spectra XD Dark Ride.

Night Rides are on Saturday nights –  January 9th, 16th and 23rd, 6-11pm.

Just $49.99 for adults (14+) or $44.99 for children (ages 2-13).

For full details visit rainbowsend.co.nz

Book your tickets now!
under a distant sun
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Under a Distant Sun
MOTAT

Location: 805 Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland,
When: 3 January to 1 February 2021
Cost: included in general admission
What: Imagine a future where humankind can travel though space and settle upon alien planets. Packed full of exciting and thought-provoking activities this experience is galactic fun for the whole family.

Mad Hatters Funk
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The Mad Hatters Funk

Location: Whoa! Studios, Henderson Valley Road, Auckland
When: various dates from 13 January 2021
Cost: under 3 free, ticket price includes free park access
What: The Mad Hatter believes there’s always time for tea party – but will anyone come? Did Alice deliver the invitations? Can his dear friends the Caterpillar and the March Hare prepare in time?

Adrenalin Forest
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Adrenalin Forest

Location: Christchurch, Wellington, Bay of Plenty and now Auckland!
Suitable for: from 1.4m tall
What: 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?

Rainbows End Summer Of Fun
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Summer of Fun at Rainbow’s End

Location: Rainbow’s End,  2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland,
When: On sale now until January 9th or while stocks last.2021. Passes expire 31 March 2021
Cost: $139 unlimited entry
What: With the Rainbow’s End Summer of Fun Pass you can ride every day from December 26th to March 31st for just $139! With over 20 attractions, Rainbow’s End is the perfect place to make magic memories with the whole family this summer.

crystal mountain
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Mystery Mountain Is Now Open!

Location: Crystal Mountain Theme Park and Museum, 80 Candia Road, Swanson, Waitakere
When: open daily
Cost: prices vary – check website for special school holiday pricing
What: The latest attraction at Crystal Mountain is now open! 1,300sqm of indoor activities. Don’t forget your socks.

Night Luge
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Luge Amongst The Lights at Skyline Rotorua

Location: 178 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Date: Night Luge operates between 6 to 10pm EVERY night throughout January 2021
What: You can now Luge for longer than ever before on the famous Night Luge! Enjoy the thrill of riding the Luge under the stars, our new colourful disco lights will light the way as you twist and turn your way down one of our exciting Luge tracks.

Support local

Spend these school holidays supporting Kiwi companies

Local businesses need our support now more than ever, so these school holidays we’re encouraging our families and each other to get out and back Kiwi’s. See some of our favourite family activities and school holiday programmes below + search for options in your area in our wider directory.

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School Holidays Directory

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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
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