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Amusement ride fans will love a Rainbow's End voucher for a day of fun in the school holidays. For the younger kids who are aren't tall enough for the big rides, there is Kidz Kingdom at Rainbow's End which is especially for children 8 years and under too.
Or book tickets for the kids to the NEW Whoa! Studios which opens on 17 December in West Auckland. There is a film studio with live shows on a real movie set, an urban playground park with a giant crochet play net and a family restaurant.
2. Annual Memberships
For star gazers a Starlight Explorer Annual Pass gives unlimited entry to planetarium shows, telescope viewing at Stardome, free entry to school holiday sessions, invitations to events, discounts and more.
For kids who love animals a Friends of the Zoo pass gives unlimited entry for a year to Auckland Zoo, invitations to member events and various discounts.
Or become a Croc Club member at Butterfly Creek which gives you unlimited entry to see the animals and Dinosaur Kingdom, one free train ride on every visit and more.
3. A voucher for their favourite activity
Or there is The 13 Storey Treehouse at the Bruce Mason Centre in Apri for Kids 6+.
Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into an incredible play.
6. Classes in the holidays or during a term at school
For book worms buy a a new book for them to enjoy. Here are the 50 Best Books for Kids 2016 according to the Listener for young adults and kids
9. Movie vouchers
For movie fans a Movie voucher to see the latest kids films in the holidays, such as an Event Christmas Movie Gift Card or a HOYTS Cards.