Tots on tour
Entertain babies, toddlers and their older siblings at our top picks for kid-friendly attractions around New Zealand...
Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
Travel back 1000 years to a prehistoric New Zealand at the world's first fully fenced urban ecosanctuary. Realistic models of moa and Haast's eagles bring prehistoric giants of the bird world to life. Open 9am - 5pm.
This all-weather, family-friendly pool complex on the outskirts of Taupo is a hit with all ages. Indoor and outdoor thermally-heated pools with two toddler areas, two hydroslides, a tarzan swing, private thermal mineral pools, sauna and cafe. The family pass is $20 for two adults and three children! Open 6am-9pm.
Manukau Live Steamers
Your tiny train enthusiast will adore this minature ride-on steam, diesel and electric locomotives at Mangere's best kept secret. Open every Sunday, weather permitting. Check out their Facebook page (@ManukauLS) for details.
For more of our top picks, see our high summer issue!
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Bring some flora and fauna indoors and help foster a love of the natural world
Mix and match
Your toddlers will have to put their thinking caps on for these fun activities that can be as simple or as challenging as you like.