We have been to Rainbow's End lots of times as a family and it is always one of my children's favourite places to go.
We started taking the kids from when they were 3 years old as Kidz Kingdom is a fun area for children aged 8 years old and under. There is a kid sized roller coaster, space shuttles, car wash convoy ride, surf n swing, old fashioned carousel ride, magic helicopter bikes, jumping star and more. What I never realised until I went the first time was that the Spectator pass lets ride on the Kidz Kingdom rides with your children, so you don't need to pay for a adult superpass if you stick to this area.
If we are there on the weekend or in the school holidays they are always keen to watch the shows and enter the dance competition on the main stage.
It's such a favourite place that one of my daughters had her fifth birthday party at Rainbow's End too. The kids got a Kidz Kingdom birthday party room, and to ride on the rides for the day. They were happy for you to bring your own birthday cake in too, which was really good so we could keep the family tradition of Nana making their birthday cake each year.
Now that the girls are 6 and 8 years old, they love to go on all of the rides at Rainbow's End. There are just a couple of rides in Kidz Kingdom that they are too tall to go on, but they are in the luckly window where they can go on both the big rides in the main part of the park and the Kidz Kingdom rides too.
I'm amazed that my 8 year old daughter now rides on everything apart from 2 rides, which even she thinks are a bit too scary yet: the Stratosfear and the Power Surge. My six year and I have about the same braveness for rides and are happy to go on the corkscrew roller coaster, the log flume, gold rush and other fun rides.
The Night Rides are still on their list of things to be ticket off that they want to do, especially to ride the rollercoaster at night time.
Rainbow's End can be found at 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland and is open every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm except for Christmas Day. For more information see: rainbowsend.co.nz