What's on for the School Holidays?
Need some ideas for entertaining the kids? Here are our top tips:
Visit Pukaha National Wildlife Centre and see the new resident lurking in the bush - a 5m long weta sculpture! Or become a certified Junior Ranger and learn all about the natural world with bug hunts, kākā feeding and more. Buy tickets here. Or simply lunch amongst the birds at Kaka Cafe!
Head to Aratoi Museum of Art and History to check out the Breadcraft Wairarapa Schools Art Exhibition showcasing the art of hundreds of Wairarapa students. Be prepared for multiple colour explosions and creativity! 2 Oct - 28 Oct.
Take a self-guided tour around charming Cobblestones Museum in Greytown. Check out their fabulous GREYTOWN: 38 Sections, 38 Stories exhibition featuring a three metre scale model of the town as it was at the end of WWI.
Book a horse ride with Gladstone Horse Treks. Guided rides are arranged according to suitability, ability and weather, along easy meandering trails, river rides or moderate to challenging hill terrain with panoramic views.
Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the best family parks in NZ with lots to do! Try mini golf, bike hire, a ride on the minature train, visit the deer park and lots more!
Head to Trust House Recreation Centre Swimming Pools for lots of fun in the water.
Make a trip to Cape Palliser to see the seals and race up the steps to the lighthouse.
The Wool Shed is a great place for kids to learn about the shearing industry.
Head to The Alpaca Place in Masterton to learn more about these curious animals during a hands-on tour.
Visit Paua World in Carterton. Take a look around and pick up some shells for craft activities.