Fun

The latest in music for little ears

Need some new sounds to get you through the school holidays? Kiwi Kids Music has some suggestions. The Fairy Bread Song Em and Me Single https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6S_h_0HiRU A mother and daughter duo from Dunedin making fun sing-along songs for Kiwi kids. Sisters & Brothers Kath Bee & Doug …

The latest in bedtime reading

Children’s book expert Crissi Blair picks out all the best pages for all ages. PICTURE BOOKS Moose the Pilot By Kimberley Andrews. Puffin $19.99 Moose lives in a treehouse and spends his days as a bush pilot, delivering essentials in all weathers, in some quite dangerous …

Watch Nathan Wallis’ video on surviving lockdown

Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis has three ‘R’ words to help parents and children get through the rest of lockdown – and they’re not reading, writing and arithmetic. By KATE BARBER We may have been through it before, but lockdown doesn’t necessarily get any easier with practice. …

Kimberly Andrews Creativity with creatures

Artist and scientist KIMBERLY ANDREWS is the author and illustrator of the much-loved picture book Puffin the Architect. Her cast of creature characters is now growing with the release of her latest book Moose the Pilot. We caught up with Kimberly to talk about her work. …

Tūhura Science Centre, Otago Museum

Make sure Otago Museum is in the plan on your next trip to Dunedin! The biggest science centre in New Zealand is at Otago Museum. There is a Tropical Forest with hundreds of exotic butterflies, an indoor waterfall, and many other rainforest creatures. Kept to the humidity and warmth of a …

Visit the albatross

A firm favourite with families, the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula is the only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross in the world. The Royal Albatross Centre is a twitcher’s paradise, and perhaps surprisingly to some, it has been a firm …

Dunedin Sci-fest

What do the moon, running with dinosaurs, and explosive science have in common? They’re all part of this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival!  The festival is thrilled to be launching its largest and most dynamic festival to date. Usually a biennial event, participants are …

Destination Aotearoa

Christchurch Tram Hop on board the Christchurch Tram to explore what the central city has to offer! Kids go free on the heritage tramcars with a paying adult.  There are plenty of family-friendly spots along the route – including Tūranga and Margaret Mahy Playground – …