Auckland, North Island

  • Lost in Time Mini Golf

    Prepare for an 18 hole journey through some key events in the history of New Zealand. From the battlefields of World War One to the Gold Mines of Waihi, to the lush forests of pre colonised New Zealand and back to the day where the Dinosaur ruled the earth. Lost in Time is an indoor venue.

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    • Phone: 09 368 4141
    • Location: 291 - 297 Queen Street Auckland
  • Paradice Ice Skating - Avondale & Botany

    Indoor ice skating including Learn to Skate, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Birthday Parties. 
    Avondale 09 828 3800 or Botany 09 273 2999.

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    • Location: Avondale or Botany, Auckland
  • Champions of the World

    For a great selection of sports’ gear and authentic rugby supporters’ clothing, accessories and souvenirs look no further than Champions of the World. They have a selection of unisex and children’s sports gear too!

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  • Ages 3+

    Clip 'n Climb

    Theme park meets climbing wall! Designed for children, this is great fun for kids and adults alike. No experience necessary, just wear loose clothes and trainers, and tackle our 36 walls of fun. The walls are themed to be easy and appealing for anyone from tots to adults. Simply clip into our safety rope, tackle one of our funky challenges and then gently lower back down.

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    • Phone: 09 630 6040
    • Location: 610 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland
  • The Unbakery - Ponsonby

    The Unbakery Ponsonby offers 45 seats, full table service and a fabulous menu.  Serve a range of delicious breakfast items and lunch dishes from 11am.  There is also a selection of smoothies, teas, teeccino (herbal coffee, seriously good), Kokako cold brew coffee, cakes, tarts, slices, cheesecakes and cookies from the cabinet all day. Great for feeding little tummies!

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  • Zoo Ventures Pet Party

    We come to your place or you come to ours with amazing pets and exotic animals for loads of fun activities. From feeding bearded dragons to creating animal habitats, a wild time is guaranteed. We have popular 'fluffy' pets through to a great line-up of reptiles as well as our clever little pups, Margo and Badger. Our party hosts and animal handlers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and will make your party a special day to remember.

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  • Metrolanes

    12 full size Tenpin Bowling lanes, that are uniquely split into 3 areas. The absolute latest in sound and lighting is featured throughout the venue. Full bar and restaurant onsite.

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  • Delta Force Paintball

    Paintball in Auckland – Delta Force Paintball’s amazing Woodhill Forest centre just outside of Auckland is a short 45 min drive and ready to give you the best paintballing adventure of your life. Minimum age: 10 years.

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    • Phone: 0800 850 744
    • Location: Lookout Rd, Muriwai, Auckland
  • The Postmans Leg

    Kids Menu - check, Kids entertainment - sandpit, activity sheets, colouring pens, petanque - check!  Their weekday rituals (3-8pm) include Tuesday's ribs, Wednesday's pizzas, Thursday's steak night and Friday's offering of good ole fish and chips.  The Postmans Leg offers a great spot for friends and family to catch up and ensure that all will have an enjoyable dining experience. 

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  • Paint & Create

    Paint & Create is a ceramic painting Studio set in a serene garden setting. We host birthday parties for children and adults. Baby hand/footprints. We can come to your holiday programme or corporate event. Perfect for team building, hen parties. Brush on fun for everyone.

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    • Phone: 09 521 9125
    • Location: 28 Temple Street, Meadowbank, Auckland
  • Ages 5+

    Brain Play

    Brain Play is a new and innovative technology company that aims to introduce students aged 5 - 15 of all abilities to technology fields such as coding/computer programming and robotics. At Brain Play we offer afterschool courses in coding or robotics. These run from 3:30pm - 6:30pm Monday - Friday. Our holiday programmes run alongside NZ primary school terms. The two weeks students have off school Brain Play is open from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Keep an eye out for our upcoming holiday programme timetable to see which courses we will be running.

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    • Phone: 0275 096 168
    • Location: 1 Appleby Road, Albany, Auckland
  • The Unbakery

    The Unbakery offers a small menu of lunch items that changes weekly. Goodness for little tummies and you too Mum and Dad.  They don't use any filler ingredients, only the good stuff.  Cakes are made without gluten, dairy, sugar or soy. A cute intimate space, with a large communal table (and a couple of smaller tables) that has wonderfully friendly staff!

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  • YMCA Auckland City Fitness

    From fully licensed early learning centres that give children the best start in life, to term programmes for pre-school and school age children that support co-ordination, motor skill and social skill development, holiday programmes and before and after school care, every day can be a new adventure for kids at YMCA.

     

     

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  • The Cake Stall

    The Cake Stall specialises in old fashioned cakes and treats just like Grandma used to make.....kids (and you too Mum and Dad) will love the wide selection of cakes and other baked goods that can be taken home or enjoyed at our delightful store over a cup of coffee and a fluffy.

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  • Pins :: Henderson

    Pins offers a friendly, safe and inexpensive environment for friends and family to spend a fun time together. Go bowling at Pins then relax and enjoy our bar, cafe and other entertainment options.

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    • Phone: 09 837 1111
    • Location: 199 Lincoln Road, Henderson
  • The Honey Centre and Café

    Only 40 minutes north of Auckland and in close proximity to Warkworth vineyards and beaches is the Honey Centre where kids can enjoy the live bee display as well as the café style meals and honey and fruit ice creams. Also on site is a one hour sheep ‘n’ show presentation.

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  • Old Macdonald's Mobile Farm

    We come to you, with a truck that is self-contained and not weather dependant - it opens out to a 5m wide enclosure! Our selection of farm and petting animals are favourites with the kids - we cater for birthday parties, school visits and playgroups.

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  • Matakana Country Park

    Within 1 hour from Auckland CBD and just over the hill from Matakana Village you will find an animal petting park, adventure playground, pony rides, sit and ride-on express train, carriage rides and much, much more! Brumbles cafe is open daily during summer and school holidays, The Stables Restaurant is open Weds-Sunday from 4pm and Sundays from noon.  There is also a craft shop, art gallery, remedy room, children's riding lessons and every Sunday the Indie Market from 9.30am-2.30pm.

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    • Location: 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana
  • Polish Heritage Trust Museum

    The Polish Heritage Trust Museum is a great place to visit with the family.  They offer workshops and classes along with educational programmes designed for adults, children and families. Here you will learn - the story of the Pahiatua Children, see costumes, tapestries and embroidery, view ‘Stefania Dancing Slippers’ book original artworks, Wycinanki paper cut-outs, dolls in regional costume, war memorabilia, history displays and lots more. Open to the public.

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    • Phone: 09 533 3530
    • Location: 125 Elliot Street, Howick, Auckland
  • Cornwall Park Garden Restaurant

    Only a kilometre away from the Greenlane motorway interchange is this restaurant set in the grounds of one of Auckland’s most stunning parks. The kids’ menu has eggs or sausages for breakfast while the kids’ lunch menu offers crispy chicken pieces, little sausages or ham and cheese sandwiches. Parents can choose from an a la carte menu or share the scrumptious selection of savouries, petite sandwiches and sweet items at morning tea from 9 – 11.30 am. There is a changing room and highchairs are available.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.