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  • Visit Timaru

Top 5 Family Activities In Timaru

If you're on the lookout for a family holiday destination with something for every family member, look no further than Timaru District! Discover rich cultural heritage, a plethora of family-friendly activities, and wildlife experiences for a holiday to remember. To inspire your next getaway, check out our top five reasons to treat the family to a holiday in Timaru District.

  • Artemis Settle & Sleep

Family review: artemis Kid’s Settle & Sleep

When the kids get a good, restful night's sleep, everybody wins! But sometimes your child's sleep (and therefore your own) can be elusive or disrupted due to a myriad of reasons. To help Kidspot families to support sleep for their kids, we gave them the opportunity to trial artemis Kid’s Settle & Sleep. Check out their reviews here.

Protected: Be in to Win 2 books from the Lulu and the Dance Detectives series

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  • family quiz night

Family Quiz Night is back! Win 1 of 2 $150 Star Group vouchers!

Family Quiz Night is back these school holidays! Win 1 of 2 $150 Star Group vouchers! Get ready for some kid-friendly quizzes that the whole family can enjoy. 

  • Finding Bear

Be in to win 1 of 3 copies of Finding Bear!  

The unmissable follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling and award-winning The Last Bear. Perfect for readers 8+ with an interest in animals and our environment. 

  • Whale Watch Kaikoura

Autumn Weekend Adventures In Kaikōura

Whether it be on land, by sea, or in the air, Kaikōura’s unique mountain and ocean environment offers nature's ultimate playground for families to explore. The region has plenty of guided and free scenic land-based activities along with unique marine wildlife encounters all year round. Enjoy a three-day weekend in Kaikōura with this suggested itinerary for the perfect family short break.

  • Finding Bear by Hannah Gold

Book Review | Finding Bear by Hannah Gold

Finding Bear is the unmissable follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling and award-winning The Last Bear. The story is perfect for readers aged 8-years-old and up. Keep reading to find out how to win a copy!

  • Ring Ting Tūī

Ring Ting Tūī by Elena de Roo & Paul Beavis | Book Review

A melodious counting picture book bursting with troublesome tūī, perfect to read aloud! In "Ring Ting Tūī", the familiar antics of one of New Zealand’s favourite native birds have been captured by award-winning picture book creators Elena de Roo and Paul Beavis.

  • Murray and Bun

Book Review | Murray and Bun: Murray the Viking by Adam Stower

Adventure lies beyond the cat flap! Meet your favourite new duo: Murray and Bun! Murray is a cat. Murray loves snoozing, fluffy blankets, and peace and quiet. Bun is a bun. Bun loves … EVERYTHING! And together they are unstoppable! Keep reading to find out how to win a copy!

  • Time Travelling with a Tortoise

Book Review | Time Travelling With a Tortoise by Ross Welford

Exciting, funny, heartwarming, and mind-bendingly clever, Time Travelling with a Tortoise is the extraordinary, adventure-packed sequel to Ross Welford’s beloved, bestselling debut, Time Travelling with a Hamster. Keep reading to find out how to win a copy!