Start the morning with a visit to the Wellington Zoo. Book ahead if you wish to have a Close Encounter with the lovable red pandas, big cats and giraffes.
If you prefer a more natural experience, you should make a trip tp Upper Hutt, to Staglands Wildlife Reserve in the Akatarawara Valley. Children are encouraged to interact with nature through a farm setting. There is also a café on site for lunch.
You may also want to check out Adrenalin Forest in Porirua. With a range of different courses to choose from, the whole family can enjoy the thrill of their high ropes, Tarzan swings and flying foxes.