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Wellington Holidays with Kids

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If you are travelling to Wellington with the family on your next holiday, rest assured there are plenty of activities to keep the kids amused. Wellington is compact and easy to find your way around with many attractions within walking distance of your local lodgings. TePapa is New Zealand’s most comprehensive museum and has some fantastic activities for the kids. Wander through native forest and stop to listen to the bird calls and animal sounds at the push of a button. Discover what it feels like to be in an earthquake and experience the traditional Maori way of life.

Activities can be found at the Discovery Centres and StoryPlace which takes you on a journey of magic and make believe. Regular session times include a 45 minute programme which is constantly changing. Wellington Zoo is a fun place to spend the day. Hang out with the apes, get close to the cats and mix and mingle with over 500 animals. Visit the Elephant house or go on a specialised tour and become a zoo keeper for the day. If the kids love the beach, take the ferry across to Days Bay for safe swimming and fishing from the pier. Boats, kayaks and bikes can be hired from the Boatshed and there are plenty of places to grab an icecream or a bite overlooking the water. Westpac Stadium is the place to go for all sporting fixtures. Catch your favourite Rugby or Cricket match on a family pass. Other Wellington activities include a ride in the Cable Car up to the botanic gardens, seal spotting at the Red Rocks Seal Colony and a ride in a bicycle rickshaw around the shores of Oriental Bay.

Wellington Hotels that welcome families include Holiday Inn Wellington which offers free meals for kids under 12 years and Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay or Quality Hotel Wellington which both have swimming pools and are situated in ideal locations for exploring the City. Mercure resort Wellington has adjoining rooms available. The Wellington dining scene has some great cafes and restaurants that cater for the whole family with many of them down on Queen’s Wharf or in Cuba Street. Savings can be made by planning your holiday with us to take advantage of Wellington Specials. We can combine your favourite activities and attractions with the best choice of accommodation to make your next Wellington holiday with kids one to remember.

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