Activity Category: Rainy-day

Patuna Chasm Walk, near Martinborough

Mushroom rock PAtuna Chasm

This chasm walk is not for the feint hearted but is a lot of fun for those up for a bit of an adventure! The chasm is now only accessible via a farm trailer ride which you need to prebook (a couple of days before should be fine during school…

SLR Vertigo Climbing Centre, Ohakune

SLR Climbing Ohakune 2

Set at the back of a ski hire shop, this small indoor climbing centre packs a lot of varied equipment in. One half has the more traditional rock faces with overhangs, cracks and lay backs for climbers with or without a belayer. The other half is more fun and might…

Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka

Cinema Paradiso

If you’re wanting to escape the weather or just have a chilled out few hours after perhaps hectic skiing or time spent in the water, Cinema Paradiso shows all the latest family friendly movies. It can be a good idea to book, especially in the height of summer or winter.

Flip Out Indoor Trampoline Arena, Hastings

Flip Out foam pit

If you need to be inside burning some energy, this trampoline park is a good place to come. The space is split into an area for under 10s with trampolines, a box for climbing on and jumping off at a height smaller kids can manage and a mini foam pit.…

Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki

Auckland Art Gallery 2

Depending on your child(ren)’s interests, this gallery will either captivate them for hours or just be somewhere that you hang out for a short time, perhaps to escape a rain shower or the heat of the sun. There are permanent displays of artwork and changing exhibitions some better suited to…

Swimming Pool at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

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Many locals would say that this is the best swimming pool facility in the Wellington region, especially those that like water slides, and best of all, unlike many pools, there’s no extra charge for the slide! There’s a separate pool for lane swimming but the main leisure pool is where…

Whoa! Studios, Henderson, West Auckland

Puppets Whoa

Whoa! Studios is all about fun, live performances. The resident puppet show is based on ‘Custards World’, a movie in production, written by Bob Baker who wrote the scripts for Wallace and Grommet. These live performances are aimed at 3-12 year olds although younger and older members can still enjoy…

Indoor Raceway, Porirua

Small kart Porirua

Unlike other race tracks where you have to be 7+ and over a certain height to drive the go-kart, this race track has special smaller karts for those aged 5 – 9 years. Those kids 4 years and under can also be a passenger in the kart that a parent is driving. As…

Wright’s Hill Fortress, Karori, Wellington

Wright's Hill Fortress

Only open on 5 public holidays a year, this maze of old tunnels is an intriguing place to visit in the western suburb of Karori, just over 5kms from Wellington City Centre. Built to protect Wellington in the 1940s, this fortress is made up of 622 metres of underground tunnels…

Huka Prawn Park, Taupo

Huka Prawn Park

This has been consistently recommended by lots of families as being a great place to go for a family day out. There are lots of things to do and while some families only go to fish for prawns, others never make it fishing and spend their time enjoying all of…