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Havelock North Domain playground and skatepark

Havelock Playground water

Reopened in April 2017 after major renovations, this playground now has a big water course running through it. Great for kids who like water play! They can man wheels to control the flow, change the direction and use the shutters to manage the dams. Around the water course, there’s a mini…

Dannevirke Domain playground

Danniverke Playground Viking boat

The theme for this playground is a Viking ship, the ends of which sit between a huge structure of playground equipment including tunnels, climbing walls, bridges, and a double metal flying fox. In other parts of the playground there are swings, including a bucket swing and preschooler swings. There’s preschool equipment…

Lochmara, Queen Charlotte Sound

Lochmara

You don’t need to be staying at this Ecolodge to enjoy all the activities it has to offer. Just a 15 minute water taxi ride from the wharf in Picton, take a picnic and swimming togs and be prepared to spend the whole day. Free activities once you’ve paid to get…

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…

Little White Rabbit Cafe, Foxton Beach

Little White Rabbit Cafe view

This bright, friendly cafe seems to cater well for both locals and those visiting Foxton Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (the latter from Thursday – Sunday only) the menu is short but should have something for most people. There’s often live music on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons…

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…

Kaiteriteri – Lagoon, Beach & Playground

Kaiterteri

A well known destination for those seeking sun, sea and sand, Kaiteriteri is a popular place for families especially in the summer months. The main beach is busy with boats and other water based activities, making the lagoon area to the south side a more popular place for kids to…

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…

Walk up Paritutu Rock, New Plymouth

paritutu-view-from

This rock along with the Sugar Loaf Islands are distinctive and visible from much of the New Plymouth coast but did you know that you can walk up Paritutu? It’s really not a long walk in terms of distance but due to being really steep and rocky under foot, it’s…

MacLean Playground and Skatepark, Paraparaumu Beach

paraparam-playground-boat

This small playground is set just near the beach and right next to the skatepark so together they make a good destination for multiple ages.  You can’t see the beach from the playground or skatepark but you could keep your eye on a child at the skatepark and the playground…