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Auckland School Holidays Activities

School Holidays, at a loose end? Wondering what to do with the kids? Check out our recommended Auckland School Holidays activities!
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Kidactive
Jervois Road, 0756
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MOTAT offers a fun, interactive and educational day out based on New Zealand's transport, technology and social history.

Ride a tram, see the Pumphouse in action, take a guided tour of the rail workshop, wander through the Victorian Village, marvel at the award-winning Aviation Display Hall (housing one of the largest aviation collections in the Southern Hemisphere), enjoy lunch at the cafe and explore the extensive collection of objects telling stories of New Zealand aviation, printing, road transport, trams, steam, military, telecommunications and rail.

Kids especially love to explore the Mirror Maze, Tactile Dome and interactive science and technology zone.

MOTAT also offers a range of fantastic Birthday Parties and unique venue spaces for hire. Visit www.motat.org.nz or email enquiries@motat.org.nz for details.
805 Great North Road,
Auckland,
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Broken down to 8 habitat areas, there's plenty to see at the Auckland Zoo. Catch site of the giraffes in the Pridelands, the Hippo's in Hippo River or the lemurs in the Just Juice Primate Trail. Join in our Zoo Encounters presented by our Zoo keepers bringing you eye to eye with some of our animals.
Motions Road,
Auckland,
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Butterfly Creek are proud to host NZ’s only giant saltwater crocodiles - the world’s apex predators. Complimenting these reptiles is our magnificent tropical butterfly house, cotton-top tamarins and other reptiles such as the bearded dragon and alligators. We also host NZ’s giant wetapunga - one of the world’s largest insects and an aquaria and bugs exhibit including tarantulas. Beside the café, courtyard and playground, there is a train! Take a ride around the new Dinosaur Kingdom that opened in Jan 2014 - see the dinosaurs come to life! Last but not least is Buttermilk farm where you can get up close and personal with the cute and cuddly animals.

Butterfly Creek hosts fantastic all-inclusive children’s parties and we run a behind the scenes Junior Keeper programme for those animal lovers.

Animal encounters occur daily and we are open every day except Xmas & Boxing day and we are 50% undercover so don't let the rain put you off!

We are situated 2 minutes from the Airport and provide a free shuttle service to and from the airport.
10 Tom Pearce Drive,
Airport Oaks,
Auckland,
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THE NEW KELLY TARLTON’S SEA LIFE AQUARIUM - Discover your inner explorer with 8 new themed zones including the world’s largest penguin colony display, the world’s biggest species of stingray and New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks. Journey through a unique Southern Ocean experience and marvel at our amazing NEW jellyfish display. In the magical Seahorse Kingdom you’ll find the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons.

For a real Kiwi adventure join one of our Shark Adventures; snorkel with sharks from the safety of a submerged cage; or for the true adrenaline junkie, try a cage-free shark dive.

Bookings are essential for Shark Adventures – online and phone bookings accepted
23 Tamaki Drive,
Auckland,
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Kidactive is an organising and online booking business that specialises in a wide range of Holiday sporting and recreational activities designed for children aged between 3-15 years old.
Jervois Road,
Auckland,
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Now under new management, the North Shore Lollipop's Playland indoor play centre has the largest three wave slide in Auckland. Perfect for a party or just to keep the kids happy. Cafe on site serving hot & cold food. Loyalty card.

LATEST: OSCAR approved and WINZ subsidised School Holiday Programme now available.
179B,
Archers Road,
Auckland,
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Stardome is a unique and fun learning adventure for the whole family. Its space gallery and exhibits are free to enter, and the multi-media Planetarium shows featuring astronauts, black holes and everything else outer space-related are presented in the Planetarium every night Wednesday to Sunday and on weekend afternoons.

Delve into the outer reaches of the universe and visit spectacular nebula, gaze up at the 3,500 brilliant stars and learn more about the constellations in the sky above us. The Stardome shows are delivered indoors with digital-dome technology and surround sound.
One Tree Hill Domain,
670 Manukau Road,
Auckland,
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