Active play helps kids with coordination, balance, motor skills and spending their natural energy, which in turn helps to promote better eating and sleeping habits.
On the Western Hills of Lower Hutt, this playground has a beautiful bush backdrop and is perfect for younger children.
Fun for all the family with a playground, skate park, and large grassy park for games and activities.
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.
Like the name says, H2O Xtream is the perfect destination for a family fun filled, action packed, aquatic day out!
Active children are healthy, happy and sleep better. It's important kids are active all year round - you just have to be a bit more creative with indoor activity ideas over the winter months.
The playground at this large park was upgraded at the end of 2016 and is well worth a visit.
Being active is fun and has lots of benefits for the whole family.
The South Coast Kids Track (SoCK track) in Island Bay is a community initiative to encourage children to bike more and build on their skills.
Being active every day is important for children of all ages.
This 4km walk has wonderful views of Wellington harbour entrance and across Cook Strait.
Autumn is the third of the four seasons in the year and officially begins on 1 March and ends on 31 May. Typically the weather gets colder and the trees begin to drop their leaves, making it the perfect season to get outside and explore nature.
Being physically active doesn’t have to cost money. There are heaps of free or low cost activities in your local community.
Active children are healthy, happy and sleep better. It's important children get lots of opportunities to be active from a young age.
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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.
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.
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.
Active play is about exploring movement in different ways. It's important kids have lots of opportunities to play everyday.
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.
Scavenger Hunts can be played anytime, anywhere by children of all ages.
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.
Call the fashion police! It’s time to get dressed up.
Box sliding is a great outdoor activity, sure to get the children having fun and the heart racing.
Show off your awesome musical and rhythm skills with ti rākau. A traditional Māori stick game.
This fun outdoor craze has taken off in many communities around New Zealand and is a great way to get kids out and about.