The best places to go on a wet day with the kids in Auckland, New Zealand to keep your family entertained.
Auckland Museum FREE for Aucklanders
Opening hours: 10am to 5pm
Auckland Art Gallery FREE for Aucklanders
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 5pm (except for Christmas Day)
Open week days from 10am and weekends from 9am
Snowplanet is Auckland’s only indoor ski slope. Grab your beanies and warm jackets for a fantastic day out, only 30 minutes north of the city. At Snowplanet there is something for everyone; a chilly snow dome to ski, snowboard or snow tube and a warm relaxing restaurant for a bite to eat and coffee with panoramic views to watch all the action.
Call 09 427 0044 | 0800 SNOWPLANET
This internationally popular phenomenon promises a vivid experience where you can become the main character of a captivating mystery. An adventure, where you and your friends are locked in a themed room with the common goal to break out within an hour. To escape, you will need to find clues and solve unique puzzles. A choice of 6 experiences and identical rooms to race in Auckland CBD. There is an emergency exit in each room, so it’s perfectly safe and no one will jump out to give you a fright.
Try our brand new rooms! Can you escape? Select one of the themed rooms, choose your own difficulty level and bring a team of 2-8 people per room. The real-life escape game where every second counts.
me to ski, snowboard or snow tube and a warm relaxing restaurant for a bite to eat and coffee with panoramic views to watch all the action.
Call 09 427 0044 | 0800 SNOWPLANET
Bounce and Beyond
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
The whole family will have a blast playing at Bounce & Beyond’s indoor playground. There are inflatable slides, obstacle course, bounce houses, interactive games, toddler activities and more. Bring a book, bring your friends, and enjoy a coffee while your little one runs wild in the 1800 square metre inflatable playground.
Rainbow’s End Kidz Kingdom
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays 10am to 5pm
Kidz Kingdom is fully covered so it’s the perfect place for kids to play rain or shine! Kids can experience their first roller coaster on the Choco Express, pedal through the sky on the Magic Bikes or ride a horse on the Carousel!
Kidz Kingdom is especially for children 8 years and under, perfect for a day of fun and is also very popular for kids birthday parties. Small Talk Café is in Kidz Kingdom as well for parents to grab a coffee and catch up while watching the children play.
New Zealand Maritime Museum FREE for Aucklanders
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)
The Maritime Museum is a place of stories, ambition, courage and exploration. Through seven different galleries, find out how the first Polynesian people made the epic migration to Aotearoa, the early European exploration and settlement of New Zealand, right through to our modern-day yachting success.
Cost: FREE for Auckanders
Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre FREE
The Arts Centre hosts a changing programme of exhibitions . There is a cafe onsite where you can have coffee on a covered veranda overlooking the sculpture garden
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday and Sundays: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: Entry is by donation
Open 7 days per week from 10am
FLIPPIN’ FUN is true fun for the whole family, where the rules of gravity don’t apply! It’s a spring-loaded, urban playground offering a great time to be had by all. Whether you’re a seasoned adrenaline junkie, or a family with toddlers and young children, everyone will enjoy themselves at FLIPPIN’ FUN.
Contact FLIPPIN’ FUN to book Flip classes, parties or your group event.
Indoor Swimming Pools
Metrolanes Ten Pin Bowling
Featuring twelve full size Ten Pin Bowling lanes uniquely split into three different areas and two dedicated Route 66 spaces for children of all ages.
My Science Playroom
406 Great North Road, Henderson
55 hands on displays where families with children can explore novelty and curious events. Science Playroom encourages creativity and innovation with maths, engineering and arts resources. There is something sensory for babies, cause and effect resources for toddlers and interesting explorations for those up to about 8 years of age.
East Tamaki, Mairangi Bay & Avondale
Indoor trampoline park made of interlocking trampolines covering the floor space and going up the walls, a 20ft foam pit area, a trampoline dodge ball court and more.
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.
Their Animal Adventures offer unique and thrilling ‘up close’ underwater encounters with huge sharks, including the all new Shark Dive Xtreme and Shark Cage experience. You can also head out onto the ice to get up close to our amazing penguins with Penguin Discovery.
Paradice Ice Skating
490 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs, Manukau, Auckland
Clip ‘N Climb
Capital Cinema Building, 610 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland
34 fun, yet challenging climbs, that will test everyone. Plus there are 2 additional features, the Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop Slide.
Odyssey Sensory Maze
Odyssey is an a-maze-ing journey that will invigorate your senses and challenge your mind as you experience illusions, sound effects, scents, quirky physical obstacles and strange sensations.
Virtual Reality Studio
Unit 2a/161 Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill
New Zealand’s first virtual reality public experience. Here you will enter a world beyond the imagination and step into another dimension.
Sky Tower is the tallest man made structure in New Zealand at 328 metres tall.
More than 200 climbing routes ranging in height from 10 to 12 metres.
ClimbZone, Extreme Edge and Adventureland
60 top-ropes, accessing a huge range of climbing walls, with another massive overhanging wall reserved for lead climbing. There are more than 200 routes to climb at any one time from absolute beginner to expert.
Glow in the dark 12 hole mini golf course.
Take the kids to see a movie.
565 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Uptown Bounce is the only Auckland central city boutique trampoline park.
Lilliput Lost in Time
Metro Centre, 291 Queen Street
Take a journey back in time from the battlefields of world war one to the gold mines of Waihi, to the lush forests of pre colonised New Zealand and back to the day where Dinosaurs ruled the earth