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About us

About us

Welcome to Auckland for Kids

Auckland for Kids is a trusted resource for families looking for things to do and places to go in Auckland, New Zealand with their children and teens. 

Have a look at our popular What’s on this weekend guide, School Holiday Programmes for Auckland kids, Afterschool Classes and ActivitiesPlaygrounds and Parks to explore, Auckland kid friendly exhibitions and theatre guides, Travel and more. 

We only publish events, which we think parents would be happy travelling across Auckland to take your children to and that you would enjoy.

How was Auckland for Kids started?

I am Carol Gernhoefer and live with my family in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m Mum to two wonderful girls who adore art, hip-hop, rock climbing, going to playground, theatre, playing sports and having fun. I used to spend a lot of time finding fun things for my own kids to do.  Friends would always ask how did you find out about that? I started Auckland for Kids, as I wanted to make it easy for families to be able to go to one resource to find all the fun things to do in Auckland with their kids and teens.

Who is the team at Auckland for Kids?

Auckland for Kids is written and curated by myself, and is a small family owned New Zealand business.  I’m a chartered accountant turned entrepreneur and love to help families have more fun together in Auckland.  I believe in giving back to the community and am on the board of Stardome Observatory and Rare Disorders NZ and was previously on the board of Auckland Museum.

My family of four includes my husband and two daughters who always give me their honest opinions on the events and places we visit in the weekends and school holidays.

And of course there is you, Auckland parents and families who contribute articles to Auckland for Kids, or just let us know that a kid-friendly restaurant has opened (or closed) or there is a new playground that we should share with other Auckland parents.

We love to hear your feedback

If there is something you love in Auckland, that you would like us to share please send an email to me at  carol@aucklandforkids.co.nz.

I hope you and your family enjoy Auckland for Kids.

Carol Gernhoefer


Disclosure: Sometimes we are given tickets to a show, event or activity to try it out which we disclose. All views expressed on Auckland for Kids are my own.  On the very rare occasion we have have a bad experience then we do not publish a review and will remove the activity or event and make sure that it is not included on Auckland for Kids platform.

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