Take The Kids To Wellington This Summer

Are you wondering where you can go for a summer holiday the whole family will enjoy? Wellington is a great option with plenty for the kids to see and do!

Are you wondering where you can go for a summer holiday the whole family will enjoy? Wellington is known for its great culture, shopping, live performances and shows - but it's also a great place for the kids to be entertained. Read our list of child-friendly activities in Wellington!

Capital E

Running events all year round, Capital E is a place for the whole family to experience and interact with live performances and creative technology.

The Beehive

Take the kids for a free one-hour guided tour of parliament so they can have a fun introduction to New Zealand politics.

Te Papa

With four interactive kids zones, Te Papa allows children to learn and play at the same time. With a café, parent/child rooms and a souvenir store, Te Papa is the ideal place to spend the day.

Wellington Zoo

With over 500 animals from 100 species and a newly opened animal hospital, Wellington Zoo is a great environment to explore with the family.

Kids shopping at Kirkcaldie & Stains

Do the kids need some new clothes or toys? The first floor of Kirkcaldie & Stains is filled with children's clothing, toys and baby products - pick some up while you're in town!

Adrenalin Forest

Let the kids build confidence and expend some energy at Adrenalin Forest, a multi-level aerial obstacle course in Wellington.

The Cable Car and Botanic Gardens

The Cable Car is a fun and affordable attraction that takes you straight up to the Wellington Botanical Gardens - the perfect place for a walk, picnic, and a panoramic view of Wellington.

Oriental Bay Beach

Walk the golden sands, get an ice cream and stop by Freyberg pool at Oriental Bay Beach. Don't forget to spend some time at the kids playground!

H2O Xtreme

This Upper Hutt Aquatic Centre features hydroslides, pool activities and toys, a beach area, wave pool and rapid river. A great place to swim and have a picnic with the kids.

Carter Observatory

Visit Carter Observatory at night to use the Thomas Cooke telescope to look at the stars, or go to a daytime viewing.

Strike Entertainment Centre

Go tenpin bowling, play in the arcades, go kart racing, play laser strike or a game of pool at Strike Entertainment Centre


Just out of Wellington, you'll find Owlcatraz - a bird park where you can take guided walks through bush areas to see owls up close as well as ostriches, deer, alpacas and farm animals.

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

If your kids like pirates, they'll love Pirates Cove . This beautifully landscaped golf course lets you putt over pirate ships, waterfalls and through haunted treasure caves.

The Weta Cave at Weta Workshop

This is one for parents too! At Weta Workshop you can see some of your favourite movie characters, props and displays and read stories about how they were made.

These are just a few of the activities both parents and their children can enjoy while visiting New Zealand's capital. For your next holiday in Wellington, book your accommodation at the best family friendly camping grounds at Kiwi Holiday Parks.

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