Hawkes Bay, Children's Birthdays

  • Ages 7+

    Bumper Ball - Napier and Hastings

    There's a new buzz in town and it's called Bumper Ball! Bump, roll and flip over whilst trying to score a goal against your opponents!   Hilarious to play and to watch, Bumper Ball... read more

  • MTG Museum Hawkes Bay

    MTG Hawke’s Bay is an award-winning museum, home of the region's taonga and other treasures...MTG Hawke’s Bay uses its collection to tell the stories of the region and beyond, inc... read more

  • The National Aquarium of New Zealand - Napier

    Uniquely located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and within easy walking distance of the city, the aquarium’s design is based on the shape of a stingray. Wander around the different continents of the world and view sea creatures, reptiles, exotic fish and native birds. View the 1,500 fish as they swim and feed above you while you walk through the 50 metre long tunnel. Interact with the touch pool and see lizards, spiders and wetas or take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour for close encounters with the animals. The aquarium has a souvenir shop and a café and is suitable for baby buggies or wheelchairs.

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    • Phone: 06 834 1404
    • Location: 546 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawkes Bay
  • Ages 7+

    Laserforce - Napier

    State of the art electronic equipment makes for the ultimate live action laser tag game. Space age battle suits, mysterious fog and music ensures excitement and thrills. Check out the mazes in the arena, explore the tunnels and hiding places, and head up the ramps to the upper level while you find the best vantage point for the game to start. Then you’re away – zapping your opponents wherever they appear from in order to get as many points as you can. As the adrenaline flows, search out the arena targets to really aim for a high score.

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    • Phone: 06 835 1111
    • Location: Cnr Wellesley Road and Latham Street, Napier
  • Hasting Library

    Host your child’s next birthday party at Hastings Library!  They provide the venue, the use of tables & chairs, cups and plates, approx 20 minutes of storytime, with craft and games led by their Party Coordinator. You can choose from several themes that the kids will love and make it a party to remember!

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    • Phone: 06 871 5000
    • Location: cnr Eastbourne and Warren Streets, Hastings
  • Contemporary Craft - Hawke's Bay

    Contemporary craft is a mobile craft studio. We come to your space for your birthday celebration. You choose what you want to make and we supply the all the materials - easy.  There is a price point to suit most and the kids will absolutely love their creations. Available also during each school holidays is a kids holiday programme at Frimley School Hall. Suited to 6-13 year olds (some classes can accommodate younger students, limited space, bookings essential.

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  • Morere Hot Springs - Nuhaka

    For a birthday party with a difference, why not go to Morere Hot Springs where there are hot and cold pools and picnic areas with BBQ facilities. Set among 364 hectares of native rain forest reserve, there are beautiful walks, five thermal pools and two swimming pools. A shop sells snacks, coffee, tea and toasted sandwiches and a souvenir shop is also on site.

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    • Phone: 06 837 8856
    • Location: State Highway 2, Morere, Nuhaka
  • Fairy Rosebud - the Princess Fairy - Hawkes Bay area

    Fairy Rosebud – Birthday Party Expert for Girls 3 - 7 years old. Fairy Rosebud loves to make your daughters' birthday party an Enchanting and Delightful Memory that your Family will Cherish

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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.