Tea Pea has a love of colour and cute stuff with handmade values. Most of their products are made locally. They bring gifts, homewares, clothing, bedding and useful things to your home that will delight.read more
Eloquence Boutique stocks beautiful products sourced from around the world, that cater from new born up to 12 years of age, as well as adult sleepwear and Hatley women's clothing. Located in central Wellington on Lambton Quay.read more
Outlet City is Wellington's premier outlet shopping centre that is fabulously child friendly. Offering a brilliant assortment of shops for the parents and for kids’ in-house entertainment that includes ride on toys, game machines and kids clothing stores - with toys for kids (allowing you that quiet moment to browse!) To make Outlet City even more enticing Chipmunks Playland & Café, Tawa is located right on site enabling you even more reasons to bring the kids along and make a day’s outing of it, with an under 5’s area, Chipmunks slide, ball blaster, adventure rides and a café, this is a great spot for adults and kids of all ages. Outlet City also has an outdoor seating area with a playground suitable for kids 5 and under, as well as a parents’ room, café and food court area and over 500 FREE carparks. Click on ‘Read More’ for further information.read more
The Children’s Bookshop
This privately owned independent specialist bookshop is dedicated to providing the widest range of children’s and young adult literature from New Zealand and around the world. Check their website out to see the huge selection they offer. Join them at 10.30am every Friday for 30 minutes of stories and music with ace storyteller Marie Murdoch. There's a lucky draw every week, plus discount vouchers for coffee or tea at Love a Coffee Cafe opposite the store. The books Marie reads are available to buy that day with a 10% discount off the normal price. Children aged 2 to 5, with their caregivers, are welcome.read more
Baby Factory stocks all nursery brands and is New Zealand’s leading nursery and children’s wear specialist. They also hire car seats and nursery equipment and have a repair department and gift service. So if you are looking for nursery furniture, maternity or children's clothing, prams, car seats, toys, cot or bassinette bedding, highchairs or even nappies (just to name a few!) - then you've come to the right place at the Baby Factory.read more
Te Papa Kids Store
The shop at Te Papa Museum is full of gifts for children. They stock educational books and toys as well as some inexpensive, fun items.read more
- Web: tepapastore.co.nz/collections/nz-toys-taonga-takaro-aotearoa
- Phone: 04 381 7441
- Location: Te Papa Museum. Cable Street
Johnsonville Shopping Centre
Conveniently situated at the heart of the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, just off SH 1, Johnsonville Shopping Centre showcases over 80 business and offers an enjoyable and relaxed shopping experience with ample parking and a wide variety of great local, national and international stores, alongside Countdown Supermarket and handy to the Johnsonville Hub transport interchange.
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Our favourite destinations…
New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.
With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.
With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.
Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting pools of mud!
The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi. Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.
Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City. The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities. Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!
Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.