2 Clist Crescent, Manukau City, Auckland
Opening hours: Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm (except Xmas Day)
For children 8yrs and under, make sure you visit Kidz Kingdom, it's an amazing family entertainment centre just for the younger kids.
The main park has 20 rides and attractions. If you are a thrill seeking enthusiast the Stratosfear, or if you'd like something a little less scary, perhaps the Log Flume or Pirate Ship. It's your fun, and you can put it together any way you like!
Around the World Mini Golf
Sylvia Park, 286 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington
Opening hours: Daily 10:00am to 7:00pm
Minigolf journey to different countries of the world.
10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 5:00pm
A fun day out for the whole family. There is dinosaurs, crocodiles, alligators, monkeys, butterflies, farm animals, cafe, functions, shop, playground and a train.
Kiwi Valley Farm Park
308 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson Valley, Auckland
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kiwi Valley Farm Park is a great place for the whole family to spend time together in a relaxed country fresh environment! Kids can interact with animals found on a classic kiwi farm.
Cost: Babies are free; Kids aged 1 to 4 years are $9; Kids aged 5 to 14 years are $15; Adults $13
Lock N Load Adventures
46 Nixon Road, Auckland Airport
Opening hours: Saturday and Sundays: sessions run at 9am, Noon and 3pm for groups of 8 or more; Noon for less than 8 people
Monday to Fridays open by appointment for groups of 8 or more people.
Lock N Load Adventures is a fun outdoor adventure park that offers NZ’s best paintball and arrow tag adventures. Enjoy the adrenalin rush of Paintball on 9 themed fields and choose from low impact (for kids aged 7 plus) or regular gear.
Plus experience the precision of Arrow Tag, think dodgeball with soft padded arrows for kids aged 11 years plus.
Cost: Kids from $35; Adults from $40
12 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport
Opening hours during weekends, school and publich holdays - Summer 9:00am to 5:00pm and Winter 10:00am to 5:00pm
Rocket Ropes has an adventure high ropes course for kids aged 6 years plus and adults. Plus there is a Rocketter course for kids aged 2 to 6 years old, to experience a climbing course using carabiners. They can scale the pirate ship, delve into the tunnels, bounce on the spring steps and more to give them a climbing adventure like no other.
Bookings are essential.
Treasure Island Adventure Mini Golf
Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport
Open November to April: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Open May to October: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ahoy! Treasure Island is a pirate themed fun and adventurous mini golf park. Putt around two courses which include features such as a pirate ship, cave, waterfall and more!
Age suitability: All ages:
Cost: Kids under 5 are $2 per age; Kids 5 and over are $11; Adults $14
86 Federal Street, Auckland
Opening November to April : Sunday to Thursday: 8:30am to 10:30pm (last tickets sold at 10pm); Friday and Saturday 8:30am to 11:30pm (last tickets sold at 11pm)
Open May to October: Daily 9:00am to 10:00pm (last tickets sold at 9.30pm)
At 328 metres, the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Every School Holiday period the Sky Towers puts on an exciting theme for families at no additional cost to the normal admission price, keep a watch on the Sky Tower promotions page
Cost: Kids under 6 years are FREE; Kids aged 6 to 14 years $11; Adults $28
Silverdale Adventure Park
2104 East Coast Road, Silverdale
Saturday and Sunday:10:00am to 5:00pm - All rides are open
Wednesday to Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm - Area 51 Eatery, Cosmic Playzone and Luge are only open.
Family adventure park. There is the downhill luge, offroad polaris, cosmic playzone, spaceship simulator, dual zipline, mini moon buggies, shooting star vertical bungy, tube slide, horse and farm experience, and 7D cinema.
Day passes (includes unlimited rides): Kids 2 and under are $15; Kids aged 3 to 8 years old $25; Kids aged 8 to 16 years old $40; Adults $55 per person; Family pass $165 (2 adults and 2 kids);
Rides: $4 to $24 per ride.
Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Open every Sunday from late October to early June
Glenbrook Station, 24 Farm Park Road, Waiuku, Auckland
Experience the golden era of “steam age” train travel at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, near Waiuku, south-west of Auckland. With a journey of 15 kilometres through beautiful rolling countryside to the historic harbour town of Waiuku, a unique and nostalgic experience for the whole family.
Cost: Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) $55; Children under 5 are FREE;
Child $10; Adult $20
80 Candia Road, Swanson, Auckland
During school holidays - Daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm;
During school terms - Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm and
Saturday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4:00pm)
Kelly Tarlton's showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels.
324 SH 1, Warkworth, Auckland
Opening hours: Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm (except Christmas Day)
The Amazing Maze 'n Maize
833 Kingseat Road, Karaka, Auckland
Open December to May: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Giant cornfield maze.
Cost: Under 3's are free; Kids $10; Students: $12; Adult $15; Family $45
Boundary Road, Woodhill Forest, Auckland
Opening hours: Daily during weekends, school holidays and public holidays.
Summer: 9:30am to 5:30pm; Winter 10:30am to 5:00pm;
Daily during weekends, school holidays and public holidays. Weekday opening hours are by appointment only, and a minimum of 10 climbers are required.
Monkeys, prepare for the ultimate high ropes adventure. With 10 unique courses ranging from 3 to 14 meters above the ground, there is something for everyone - young baboons and professional primates alike.
Age suitability: 5 years plus
Cost: $17 to $42
Whangaparaoa Narrow Gauge Railway
400 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Hibiscus Coast
Opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fun park, train rides and animals.
150 Trig Hill Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
To participate you must weigh more than 30kg and less than 125kg.