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Sometimes it feels like they only just went BACK to school, yet here we are again, getting ready for a new set of school holidays.

No matter the weather, we’ve gathered some of our tried and tested family favourite crafts and activities to keep the kids busy in-and-out of the house, please you’ll also be able to see what is happening around the nation these holidays and find more fun ideas in our Parenting Directory.

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In cinemas April 2

The Secret Garden

In cinemas April 9


In cinemas March 26


In cinemas April 9

Auckland Live

Auckland Live – April holidays

Aotea Square

Cost: Free

Auckland Live 2020 has  two great free things lined up during the April holidays that will enthrall every little theatre goer.

  • Aotea Square Arcade – 11 to 27 April 2020 free in Aotea Square
  • String Symphony – 16 to 22 April 2020 free in Aotea Square
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The Ferocious Animals Petting Zoo

Location: The Court Theatre, Bernard Street, Addington, Christchurch

When: 15-25 April 2020

Cost: $10

From Fighting Worms to Bloodsucker Bats, the animals of The Ferocious Animals Petting Zoo are adorable – and deadly! Professor Crouton travels the world trying to catch them all for his new zoo, but he must be doing something wrong because they won’t stop biting him!

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lost letter office

The Lost Letter Office 

Location: Capital E, Wellington

When: 14-21 April 2020

Cost: from $10 single, under 2 free

A young girl writes a magical letter to brighten the day of an elderly neighbour. But when the letter’s adventurous journey makes its address unreadable, it gets sent to The Lost Letter Office. Can the bumbling sleuths who work there help the letter on its way? Or will it be enveloped in their snail-mail chaos forever?

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Family Holidays and Travel Directory

Planning a family getaway? Find online family friendly travel options, accommodation, things to do, where to dine and travel products, so you can make the most of your trip.
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School Holidays Directory

School holiday classes activities are organised during each term break. School holiday camps and programs are offered by local city councils, art and dance studios, sport organisations.
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family fun

Family Activities Directory

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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