Fun

Family Fun in the Sun

The Harris Family had so much fun on their short action-packed holiday in Queensland, they are all at a loss to pick a highlight. One of the golden boys of New Zealand cricket, Chris Harris has spent many hours in the sun – playing cricket …

New Zealand’s Favourite Summer Racedays

An Interislander Summer Festival raceday is the perfect way to shake up your family holiday plans – with free entertainment for the kids, so you can sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Summer holidays are synonymous with family time. With events up and down …

Mud Kitchen Inspiration

When my friend told me she was making a mud kitchen for her kids, I don’t think I even asked what it was. I certainly hadn’t heard of one before. One Friday Tahlia went for a playdate at their house. When I arrived to pick …

Kiwi Christmas Star

Nelson boy SAM CLARK is one of the stars of family feature film, Kiwi Christmas, which will hit New Zealand cinemas on November 30. The eleven-year-old started acting when he was four or five. His skills and passion grew, and he landed himself roles in …

Halloween for Zombies, Mummies, Daddies and Kids

For most of us, our understanding of Halloween comes from watching American television shows. In New Zealand, Halloween, on October 31, is an opportunity to dress up, eat treats and play tricks – all in the name of good fun! Halloween, otherwise known as All …

Family biking fun around Christchurch

The summer holidays are a long stretch for kids, and for parents too at times. A great way to beat the boredom, utilise their excess energy and get a bit of fitness in for you too, is biking. There are plenty of fun places to …

Beat boredom with fun family holiday activities

“I’m bored,” is the whinging lament of many a school child who makes it through the school term only to face seemingly terminal boredom on a long holiday stretch. Thankfully, we’ve got holidays covered at Family Times. As well as a plethora of exciting events, …