My birthday was coming up and my youngest, Starling, was well overdue for our special one-on-one time, so I found what could be a special treat for the both of us - a cruise!
A family getaway in a motorhome can be one of the most memorable experiences parents can give their children. When going on a trip, remember that they have needs you must address to ensure they are comfortable while travelling, but there are also lots of ways to entertain the kids while on the road to avoid fussiness and stress. If you're planning to go on an adventure, here are tips to help you make a motorhome road trip enjoyable for your children.
Auckland is bursting with fun family activities and experiences, so no matter if you're visiting or having a staycation, Auckland is the place to be this summer! With a huge coastline, stunning beaches, volcanic cones and lush hinterland, as well as an urban vibe, the variety of experiences on offer in Auckland is stunning! Join us as we take a look at some of the best things to do, places to go, and experiences to have in Tāmaki Makaurau this summer.
The Gold Coast has always been one of the top Australian destinations for holidaying Kiwi families. It's a short three-hour flight away to the white sands of Surfers Paradise where we can slip into shorts and tees and enjoy a relaxing break away under the Queensland sun. To help you find family-friendly accommodation on the GC, we sent a Kidspot family away for a fun time exploring the award-winning Paradise Resort Gold Coast. Read the review here.
If you’re looking for some family road trip ideas in New Zealand, we’ve got you covered. Whether your crew is full of adrenaline-seekers or you need some serious R&R, there is plenty to see and do. But the key to any great road trip is the ride.
At the top of the South Island, Nelson Tasman is bursting with beautiful scenery, vibrant culture, great weather, diverse activities, and a relaxed vibe. Discover our top picks for a 4 day itinerary of family fun.
Formed more than 540 million years ago and with a unique mix of Māori and European culture, New Zealand has a fascinating history and interesting indigenous flora and fauna. Across the country there are fantastic destinations with passionate people that are waiting to greet you and your family, to share their knowledge with you. Spring is a fantastic time of year to be exploring New Zealand. Before the busyness of summer, the spring welcomes you with milder temperatures, few queues, and quieter roads. And the beautiful clear light and spring flowers and growth make for some really special Insta-worthy photos!
The days are getting longer and the best weather is ahead of us, so now is the perfect time to get out and about with the family and experience some of New Zealand's most iconic spots and hidden gems.
The resort towns of Queenstown and Wānaka are year round destinations, synonymous with stunning scenery, picturesque lakes, fun and adventure. Find out our top picks for a 5 day holiday that you will never forget.
Rotorua and Taupō are two of the favourite getaway spots for Kiwis with a multitude of thrilling adventures, fun activities, amazing geothermal attractions, cultural influences and water-based experiences. Discover all there is to see and do with our four day itinerary for family fun.
Always thought you would love to try ziplining, jet boating, or another fun experience, but never quite got organised? Now is the perfect time for you and your family to give something new a try and step out of your comfort zone.try!
Holiday like a local! We asked Kidspot families to tell us what their favourite 'hidden gem' local attraction or experience is that you should definitely do next time you're in their neck of the woods.
Family holidays with under fives can be full of exploration, discovery, excitement, and fun! Check out our top picks for must-do attractions and experiences that are great for families with little kids.
From the first people to live in the Dunedin area, Kahui Tipua, around 1250 AD to sealers, whalers, and Scottish settlers, through to the modern-day students, all have contributed in creating a rich and varied history that can be explored on a Dunedin family holiday.
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is an urban oasis with sparkling waters, lush landscapes and a big city vibe. Find out what to see and do in Auckland and make it your next family holiday destination whether you are visiting or having a staycation.
The Waikato region's rolling green hills, bush-clad mountains, and surf beaches are host to amazing attractions for families to enjoy. Whether you're exploring underground wonders, Middle-earth movie magic, Hamilton city or the mighty Waikato River, there's plenty on offer.
If you plan to bring a toddler along to Disney, you will need to plan ahead to make sure you and your child will have a fun, enjoyable and comfortable time visiting the parks. Here are the top 5 items to bring on a Disney trip with a toddler.
To celebrate the wonderfully nostalgic moments of Kiwi family holidays in years gone by, we asked Kidspot readers to share their favourite memories from their own childhood. And what a walk down memory lane it was! Your stories made us smile, laugh, shed a tear or two, and sweetly reminisce about our own holidays from when we were kids.
The combination of history, cultural heritage, forest and stunning coastal sights means that Northland has a great range of holiday options. To inspire your next holiday, we've curated 5 family escapes to showcase what Northland has to offer.