MOTAT offers a range of activities to engage young minds. Highlights include exploring Auckland of the 1800s at the Historic Village, Tram Barns, interactive exhibitions, and the vintage Tram ride to the Aviation Display Hall! Plus, there are outdoor play areas and picnic spots for sunny days.
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.
Ideally located a short walk from Rotorua downtown, enjoy 4-star accommodation including pet friendly rooms. Keep the kids entertained with our indoor and outdoor play area plus swimming pool and spa. Enjoy best little extras such as free continental breakfast, free overnight parking and WiFi. Check out our special offers plus we also offer discounts on some major local attractions!
MOTAT offers a range of activities to engage young minds. Visitors can discover hands-on learning at long- and short-term interactive exhibitions, events, and experiences. The Model Railway and Firehouse at M1 are crowd favourites, and a visit to the Aviation Display Hall, at M2, is also a must-do!
At NZ's only open range zoo see NZ’s only gorillas, hand feed majestic giraffe, meet mighty rhino up close, observe kiwi, encounter mischievous kea and travel through the Lion Reserve (costs/conditions apply). Enjoy scheduled daily animal presentations, explore the park independently or join a tour by foot or on the Safari Shuttle. Plus don't miss the adventure playground that features a 50m flying fox. Orana Park is a registered charity and is involved in key conservation programmes
See, touch and feed a variety of farm animals and learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy. The children will enjoy hand feeding the animals and can even have a pony ride. Our onsite Cafe serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream is also available. Open daily 10am to 3pm. $12.50 adults, children $6, under 2 free. Pony rides $4 and animal feed $2.
We’re an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington, and our focus is young people and their creativity. During term time, we offer a number of free workshops that engage children’s bodies, minds and creative spirits. In the school holidays, we facilitate more comprehensive workshops for young adults, from hands-on television production experiences in to digital classes in soundtrack design, animation and VR! During term time, we also a number of free workshops that engage children’s bodies, minds and creative spirits. Every day from 11-11.30am, tamariki can take part in activities designed to introduce them to science, technology, singing, dancing and artistic creations.
Considered one of the first houses built in Wellington, the Cottage shows a glimpse of life into three generations of one of Wellington’s original settlers; the Wallis Family. Hand carved furniture, a 1970’s Kenwood Mixer and ‘It’s in the Bag’ showing on the tiny B&W TV, this is a great place to bring the whole whanau.
We’re an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington, and our focus is young people and their creativity. In the school holidays, we offer different indoor and outdoor workshops that engage children’s bodies, minds and creative spirits. From mixed-media creations to multimedia digital projects we facilitate imaginative creative experiences for the tamariki and rangatahi of Wellington!
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.
Blast off to Stardome for a stellar day out! Watch a planetarium show in the 360-degree theatre and then check out the Space Gallery. Call us or visit our website to view the show schedule and book tickets. Out of this world fun for the whole family.
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!
After seeing blobby mud pools and angry geysers, now it is time to sit back and relax in Te Purū Café with a chilled NZ wine or a lovingly brewed local kiwi beer. Our dinner menu features wholesome comfort food to re-energise you including our hot smoked chicken and cranberry pizzas, fun fried foods like Salt & Pepper squid, Beer-battered fries or get popping with spicy Jalapeno poppers. Te Purū boasts a modern fit out using a minimalist tonal colour scheme making it a calm and peaceful hub alternative to Rotorua eat street. Enjoy quick and tasty food at Te Purū Café.