You don't need to go far to entertain the kids, there's plenty to to do in the heart of the city. Here are some fun ideas to help you plan ahead.

Sporting Heroes at the Sky Tower
15-30 April 2017

Take your little sporting heroes up the Sky Tower where they can compete against their friends to become sporting champions (each child comes away a winner with their very own 'gold medal'). There will be sporting activities, a podium where they can strike a winning pose, and over $1,000 in total prizes to be won. 

Auckland Art Gallery Holiday Programmes

Cultivate your child's creativity at the Auckland Art Gallery. Try out their special studio workshops, visit during their free family drop-in sessions, head to the story corner and enjoy books relating to current exhibitions, or try out the free Gallery Games. 

The Journey of a Thousand Miles at the NZ Maritime Museum

Bring the kids to the Maritime Museum to enjoy a fun school holiday programme which includes art workshops, immigration trail and character encounters, and sailings around the Waitematā harbour on the beautiful waka Aotearoa 1.

Escapade's New Boathouse Escape Game

Escapade’s newest escape game 'The Boathouse' is the most fun your children will ever have in a locked room. They will have to decipher tricky clues and puzzles with their team in a race to find the answers and key to escape – in just 60 minutes. Due to high demand, Escapade has extended opening hours over the School Holidays – open from 10am to late every day. 

Shakedown Milk Bar

Don't forget to stop by the new Shakedown Milk Bar, perfect for a sweet treat on the go. The littlies will love the double chocolate shake, while you top up on energy with an espresso and banana shake or some Allpress coffee. 

Lightbells at Aotea Square

Take your children to compose their own symphony of light and sound in Aotea Square. A brand new interactive light and sound experience, Lightbells will tower above Aotea Square these school holidays, lighting up the landscape with a joyful cacophony of bell tones and visual delight.

Last updated: 21 August 2020