Holidays

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 …

Magical Rotorua

‘New Zealand’s coolest hot spot’ for making magical memories with the family Deciding where to go for a family holiday can be a tricky process. While you might want to take in some beautiful scenery, the kids are likely to prefer something a little more …

The ultimate playground

Framed by mountains, and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is brimming with opportunities for play and adventure for all the family. Whether you’re keen to hit the trails and clear the cobwebs, or sit back and soak up the scenery; whether you’re …

Make yourself at home with YHA

We all know that an activity-packed family holiday can spell one thing: a hefty price tag. The thought of well-located, functional accommodation doesn’t sound cheap. When you’re holidaying in Queenstown, you now have not one but two high-quality, budget YHA hostels to choose from – …

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 …

The Places You’ll Go

Wherever the road takes you, Aotearoa delivers activities and adventure, stunning scenery, culture and history. Here are some great places to explore this summer with the kids. Wellington Wellington is a great city to explore with the kids. The capital is home to the country’s …