When my son turned one, I joined the North Shore Community Toy Library. I was wondering what to get him for his first birthday and had been reading about the importance of play for young children so it seemed obvious to get him a subscription to the Toy Library. I am so glad that we did. He is almost three now and looks forward to his weekly trips to see Doris the librarian and to get new toys. … [Read more...] about Why you should consider joining a Toy Library
Archives for January 2019
Open Lates at Auckland Zoo Make the most of the warm summer nights at Auckland Zoo! Open until 8pm, why not visit after work with your whānau and friends on a family night or make it a date night to take a stroll through the beautiful grounds? The Zoo's animal experiences team will be out and about roaming the Zoo with native and exotic birds, reptiles and bugs, plus there’ll be plenty of … [Read more...] about Late Nights at Auckland Zoo
Save the Date: Family Fun PRIDE Day at Auckland Museum Auckland Museum celebrates Auckland Pride Festival with a day full of activity at their Family Fun PRIDE Day on Saturday 9 February 2019.Enjoy live music, face painting, a balloon artist, crafts, children’s stories read by drag queens Anita and Kita and also an appearance from the dinosaur Basil.Programme of events & activitiesSouth … [Read more...] about Save the Date: Family Fun Pride Day at Auckland Museum
One of our highlights each year is going to the Auckland Chinese Lantern Festival in the Auckland Domain. Auckland Lantern Festival is a free famiy friendly event held at the end of the Chinese New Year festivities and is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese lunar month. This is a popular event with hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns, music and dance performances, Chinese art and … [Read more...] about Visiting the Auckland Lantern Festival with Kids
Which Auckland Beaches are safe to swim at? Before you head our to the beach with your family, you can check to see if it is safe to swim on Auckland Council's Safeswim website. The website is updated for live information on water quality and swimming conditions and is easy to use. You type the name of the beach that you want to visit into the search area. For example we have … [Read more...] about Which Auckland Beaches are safe to swim at?
We have a FAMILY PASS to Butterfly Creek to giveaway to see their new Mythic Creatures exhibit which opened in the January school holidays, See some of the world’s most fantastical legends come to life. Take a walk around the park and find Dragons, Unicorns, Sea Serpents, Aliens, magical Mermaids, the mythical Kraken and many more amazing creatures. Like Dinosaur Kingdom many of the … [Read more...] about WIN: FAMILY PASS to BUTTERFLY CREEK to see their new Mythic Creatures