Parnell & Newmarket Family Day Out

Parnell & Newmarket Family Day Out

The top 22 places in Parnell & Newmarket ​for kids to play, explore and fun 

Neigbourhood Parks and Playgrounds

1. Auckland Domain

Domain Drive, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

Take a picnic, visit the duck ponds, play in the band rotunda. Visit the Winter gardens glass houses to  see the flowers, and the lily pond to spot the fish or take a walk in the and fernery.  Take the kids exploring to climb some trees and see if you can spot the eight sculptures throughout the domain.


2. Dove-Myer Robinson Park – Parnell Rose Garden

85 Gladstone Road, Parnell

3. Gladston Park Playground

106A Gladstone Road, Parnell

4. Newmarket Park

51 Ayr Street, Newmarket

Auckland for Kids visits the Wintergardens in the Auckland Domain

Places to visit

5.  Auckland Museum

The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 

6. Parnell Library

Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

7. Highwic House

40 Gilles Avenue, (entrance off Mortimer Pass), Newmarket, Auckland

Auckland Museum | AUCKLAND FOR KIDS

Swimming Pools

8. Parnell Baths Open in summer only

Judges Bay Road, Parnell

9. Olympic Pools

77 Broadway, New Market



Movie Theatres

10. Event Cinemas Newmarket

Level 4, Near Rooftop Dining, Westfield, Newmarket

Event Cinemas Newmarket’s cinema complex features seven screens, with levels of choice, seating comfort and ambience. Highlights include a luxury foyer & candy bar, V-MAX and the all-new cinema experience, EVENT Boutique!  Plus if you are a Westfield Plus member and you catch a movie at Event Cinemas, and validate your parking for a total for 4 hours free. 

Cafes & Restaurants

11. Sals Pizza

2 Heather Street, Parnell, Auckland

Chocolates, sweets, lollies and ice cream.

12. La Porchetta

167-171 Parnell Road
Casual Italian restaurant with kids menus,  colouring and high chairs.

13. Little & Friday

11 McColl Street, New Market
Casual Italian restaurant with kids menus,  colouring and high chairs.

14. Burger Burger

Osborne Lane, 3B York Street, Newmarket

Serving delicious, honest burgers and old-fashioned shakes using quality ingredients. The restaurant is off Osborne Lane and has both indoor and outdoor seating for families.

15. Archie’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

63 Davies Crescent, Newmarket

Enjoy delicious wood-fired, hand made pizzas and pastas at this kid-friendly Newmarket restaurant.

16. Bird on a Wire at Westfield Newmarket

Shop S337, Westfield, Newmarket

17. Mad Mex at Westfield Newmarket

Shop 362, Westfield, 277 Broadway, Newmarket


Ice Cream Shops

18. Chocolate Boutique

323 Parnell Road, Auckland
Chocolates, sweets, icecream

19. Movenpick

Two stores: 155 Parnell Road, Parnell and 160 Broadway, Newmarket

Movenpick Newmarket


20. Kid Republic

59 Nuffield Street, Newmarket, Auckland

21. Smiggle

214 Broadway, Newmarket

From backpacks to pencil cases, Smiggle has lots of colourful, fun and on trend school and leisure essentials for kids and teens.

Smiggle Store

22. Nature Baby

118 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland

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