Activity Category: Auckland

Odyssey Sensory Maze, Auckland City

This is an indoor maze with a difference – navigating through it, tests your senses. The first part is pitch black so you’ll need to use your hands to feel your way around each space. The floor is sometimes wobbly or there might be something hanging down that you have…

Marvel Grill, Auckland City

If you’re on the waterfront in Auckland, looking for an early dinner with kids, this restaurant is a good option. Very friendly staff are happy to accommodate children and will swap the fizzy drink for diluted juice without your child realising, if required. The $15 kids’ meals are big (the cheese…

Major Sprout, Auckland City

Right in the heart of Auckland City, this cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch cafe for city workers but it’s also great if you’re staying in the city on holiday or just having a city based day out. Breakfast options seem healthier than your average cafe and there’s a separate…

Rocket Ropes, Auckland Airport

Whether you’re looking to fill time between flights or visiting as a destination in itself, this is a place to come to test your skills with ropes and fear of heights! There are 3 rope courses here so it’s good for all ages and abilities. All climbers are given a…

Auckland Museum, Parnell, Auckland City

This is a large museum, spread over 3 floors, with something that will appeal to all kids and adults. Also known as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, this is actually only the theme for the top floor. The ground floor is dedicated to Maori culture and early 19th century settlers.…

Hobsonville Point Coastal Walkway, North West Auckland

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Whether you’re walking, pushing a buggy, scooting or cycling, this coastal walkway is a great place to get outside and burn some energy. The whole walkway is a 4km loop taking in the water, mangroves, native bush and cafes and shops along a promenade. You might want to stop off…

Long Bay Regional Park, North of Auckland

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This is a very popular spot on a long weekend or when the weather’s fine over the weekend. The beach is beautiful and as the name suggests, it’s long (about 1km) so plenty of space for everyone even when it’s busy. There are life guards in the summer months so…

Tui Glenn Playground, Henderson, Auckland

This playground is set within a reserve (which was once home to NZ’s first camping ground!) and a general theme of ‘tree tops’ is reflected in the high wooden structures and crows nests on the rope climbing structure. This playground seems particularly well suited to kids who like climbing and…

Cafewindsor, North Shore, Auckland

This family friendly cafe in Mairangi Bay has a small menu with good food and options for those with allergies. While you’re drinking your coffee, having breakfast, lunch or a snack, the kids can play. There’s a fenced outside space that should suit a variety of ages. The inside space…

Silo Park, Wynard Quarter, Auckland City

Silo Park is an area on Auckland’s waterfront that is a hub of family friendly events year round from markets, to food stalls, open air cinema and music sessions (the latter 2 in the summer only). When there aren’t any events, it’s still worth checking out the playground especially if…