Being active is fun and has lots of benefits for the whole family.
Active play helps kids with coordination, balance, motor skills and using their energy, which in turn helps to promote better sleeping habits.
Weekend vegetable and fruit markets are a great place to explore to see what's available at low cost. Take the kids along to choose the vegetables or fruit they would like to eat. It's a fun way to get kids excited about vegetables and to see what they look like when picked fresh.
Fun for all the family with a playground, skate park, and large grassy park for games and activities.
Unbeatable on a good day, Wellington has lots of different walks you can enjoy even when the wind is a bit wild.
Being active doesn’t have to cost money. There are plenty of free or low cost activities in your local community.
The capital has lots of opportunities to take your family swimming all year round.
Look for family-friendly pools in your area.
This summer pool is set in native bush covering over 60ha with walking tracks, children's play equipment, picnic areas and nearby café.
You can’t beat a walk along the Wellington waterfront on a good day.
This pool is popular for families of all ages.
Swings, slides and climbing equipment for all - this central and spacious park has everything you need for a family outing.
Active children are healthy, happy and sleep better. It's important kids are active all year round - summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer.
On the Western Hills of Lower Hutt, this playground has a beautiful bush backdrop and is perfect for younger children.
This action-packed award-winning playground is worthy of a family day out.
This playground by the sea has sand, grass, swings, a rope jungle-gym and slide.
Tell us about walks in your region, so we can add them to this website.
Tell us about swimming pools in your region, so we can add them to this website.
Tell us about parks and playgrounds in your region, so we can add them to this website.
This running game is popular with children and requires a group of about 8 or more players.
There are so many activities that you can do at the beach.
Making a kite is quick and easy once you know how. When your kite is finished you might like to decorate it before flying high.
Building a fort is an easy and fun rainy day activity using everyday household items like sheets and chairs. Once you have built your fort, it can be fun to have a picnic or play a game inside.
Running games are fun for kids and help to let of steam.
Scavenger Hunts can be played anytime, anywhere by children of all ages.
Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game usually played between two people. This game is great when played as a tag game.
A traditional Samoan children's game and a kiwi favourite. Jump rope is a fun outdoor game for children of all ages.
Challenge yourself or a friend to learn how to juggle.
A great game for getting kids moving and thinking. It can be played indoors or outdoors.
Elastics is a jumping game that was popular in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Sometimes it is the old games that are the most fun.
Kids love balls and there are plenty of fun indoor ways to play with them, especially for younger children.
Getting kids outside is great for creativity and connecting with nature and your local park provides the perfect canvas for some leaf art.
Dance, dance, dance, but when the music stops freeze into a musical statue.
Call the fashion police! It’s time to get dressed up.