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Aotea Square Ice Rink – it’s cool!

16 June – 23 July, open daily until 10pm Auckland’s favourite winter playground is back and this year it has a new Skate Path! Hunt down your winter woollies and enjoy ice skating amongst the buzz of Auckland city! Aotea Square Ice Rink tickets*: – …

Science fun with under 5s!

Sometimes we think that our littlies are too young to understand science. But it’s not just the big school kids who get to have all the fun: we have a great experiment to encourage scientific thinking in your little ones. Water displacement Water displacement was …

Tips on raising minority-friendly kids

It’s natural for kids to notice differences in a person’s appearance, manner of speaking or ability, and to express curiosity or even fear about them. Most parents can probably share a comparably mortifying moment when their child noticed someone different and expressed it verbally, and …

Meet NZ’s Wildlife Big 5

Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand’s Big 5 with the Kiwi, the cheeky Kea, the ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the very rare Takahe. Feed the wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds …