Fun

Clowning around

These school holidays The Court Theatre has a real treat in store for kids. Written and directed by DAN BAIN, A Paintbox of Clowns is the ultimate silent show for loud children. Filled with slapstick, clowning and physical comedy, A Paintbox of Clowns will entertain …

The gift of love

There’s nothing more personal than creating a unique gift with your own two hands. This concept can be used to convey a myriad of messages depending on the occasion. Use a single word as we have, or search online for inspirational quotes. These make great …

Splash Out

FRANCES MARTIN and son Elliott (2) have been embracing the warmer weather and getting a little wet. Frances shares some simply splashing ideas for backyard water play this summer. Visions of sunny days in bright backyards beckon. One thing that every family can enjoy, no …

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 …