SH2 Wellington – Wairarapa – Hawke’s Bay

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 »

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

**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 »

Inland Route north of Christchurch (SH7, SH65, SH6, SH63) – places to stop

With the fastest route along SH1 between Picton and Christchurch closed for the foreseeable future, if you’re planning to do this journey with kids on board, you’ll need to plan your journey well. This route is slower than the SH1 journey so be patient – hard when you have kids with you. Take plenty of stops… Read more »

Useful Websites for local family info in our cities & regions

There are lots of websites out there that cover our main cities or different regions, generally aimed at families living in these areas, giving info like lists of kids classes or playgroups in different suburbs. But they often have some good local knowledge for visitors too, including family friendly events that are happening or if you’re simply… Read more »