Month: December 2016

Top Tips for avoiding car journey hell!

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Before you go: Check the traffic and weather for your trip, can you avoid potential traffic hotspots? A bit of a detour can be quicker than crawling in slow moving traffic. Plan stops according to the weather and don’t forget to keep gumboots and raincoats handy so you can still get out of the car… Read more »

Games to counter car boredom

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Travelling in the car is tedious. Games that need nothing other than your voice, sometimes eyes and always imagination work best for road trips, especially if you have kids that get carsick! Lots of games can be adapted to suit younger/older kids. If competitions are liable to start in-car-fighting, eliminate this aspect (suggestions below). NOTE… Read more »

Wellington – Taupo (SH1) or Taranaki (SH3)

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The road between Wellington and Taupo can become very congested over the summer period. Plan your trip so that you can all get out of the car and stretch your legs and feel refreshed getting back in to continue your journey. As with all activities listed on Kids On Board, the suggestions made here are based… Read more »

SH2 Wellington – Wairarapa – Hawke’s Bay

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This route between Hawke’s Bay and Wellington has so many playgrounds and parks to choose from that it’s only a case of when and how often you choose to stop that might help you decide which to go to. If the weather isn’t really good enough for an outdoor activity, there are some rainy day… Read more »

Enjoy Eating Out With Your Kids!

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As a child, eating out was only something we did as a birthday treat and the choice (in the UK) was an equivalent to Valentines or the local Italian ‘tratorria’. Nowadays families seem to eat out more often and the choice of venue is vast but it’s not always pleasurable with kids. Having your children… Read more »

3x Mini Group Passes to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

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**This competition has now been drawn and the winners have been contacted. Thank you to everyone who entered** Win one of 3 Mini Group Passes (2 adults & 3 kids) to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. Enter via the website, Facebook or Instagram by: COMMENTING BELOW with another family activity you’d like to do this summer. and/or TAG someone… Read more »

Family Pass to Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Cafe, Upper Hutt

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**The winner has been drawn and the notified. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Staglands for the family pass** Win a free family pass to Staglands Wildlife Reserve, Upper Hutt (2 adults & 3 kids) valid until 24th May 2017. (Kids 3 years and under are free) COMMENT either by recommending another great… Read more »