Activity Category: Rainy-day

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

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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…

Kiwi Bounce, Wellington

Kiwi Bounce tramps

Set near the interchange between highways 1 & 2 towards the north of Wellington, this indoor trampoline place might be somewhere to visit at the beginning or end of a journey if everyone needs to release some energy. Otherwise, it’s well situated for visitors from the northern suburbs and Lower Hutt.…

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…

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth

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This is 2 buildings that seamlessly join the old with the new with a very impressive façade on the outside which is worth visiting even if you don’t venture inside! The shiny façade is mesmirising and unlike any other building in New Zealand. Not only can kids have fun looking at…

Anatoki Salmon Farm, near Takaka

Salmon Farm

For kids that like fishing or for those wanting to try for the first time, coming to a lake that’s stocked with farmed salmon just waiting to be caught isn’t such a bad idea – but be warned, there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually catch one! You can’t use your…