Whether you’re in Wellington with kids for the weekend, or for a couple of months, you’ll be on the hunt for some exciting activities for them to do. To help keep them busy and make your life easier, we’ve put together a collection of the top ten things that Wellington has to offer kids of all ages.

Top 10 Activities in Wellington with Kids 

Forget the boredom of weekends and school holidays, because these ten activities to do in Wellington with kids are awesome:

Capital E – aimed exclusively at developing a child’s creativity and play, there are both exhibits to explore independently, along with adult led activities. They encourage theatre and performing arts for all children.

Te Papa – the National Museum of NZ, Te Papa has free entry to its permanent exhibits, which include an earthquake simulator and a stunning whare. There are also specific activities designed for kids, with a specific play area for them.

Zealandia – what to see what New Zealand was like before humans arrived? Zealandia is predator free and home to the country’s most rare wildlife.

Carter Observatory – the Space Place at the Carter Observatory offers a planetarium show, telescope viewings, multimedia exhibits and interactive galleries which will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Island Bay Marine Education Centre – only open on Sundays, you’ll find a lot of sea creatures donated by local fisherman to excite you. It’s an interactive marine experience, where you can touch and handle some small sea creatures.

Wellington Zoo – home to around around 500 animals, this hilly zoo is well worth a visit. With keeper talks and animal encounters, plus plenty of exhibits to explore, the kids will love to spend a day here!

Matiu Island – located in the middle of the harbour and only accessible by boat, Matiu Island is a predator free reserve. Once an old quarantine station, it offers a loop track around the island, and plenty of great views and spots along the way to enjoy.

Red Rocks Reserve – it’s quite a walk, but a visit to Red Rocks Reserve gives you the opportunity to view some amazing local fur seals, and take in some lovely fresh sea breezes.

Weta Caves Workshop – take the kids on a tour of the Weta Workshop to learn what happens behind the scenes of a movie, including the making of props.

Kaitoke Regional Park – 45 minutes north of Wellington, Kaitoke Regional Park offers four walks of varying ability. It’s also a great place for river swimming in the summer too.

So the next time you are in Wellington with the kids, make sure to check out one of the above 10 activities. Remember also that our corporate furnished apartments make a great base upon which to venture from both for work and things to do in Wellington with kids!