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Fun events for the whole family

Wellington's calendar of good times is full of events that are fun for kids and adults alike. Check out a few of our top picks for events for the young, and young at heart.

Wellington Lions 2019/20 Season

Don't miss out on some family-friendly rugby action when the Wellington Lions compete in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership. With five home games, head along to cheer on the black-and-yellow at one, two, or all the matches! Family packs start at just $40.

Spring Festival


Put a spring in your step with a trip to Wellington Botanic Garden for their annual Spring Festival. The ever-popular Tulip Sunday on 22 September will be fun day of music, games and food for the whole whānau. Learn about plants and flowers from all around the world on a fun activity trail amongst the newly-bloomed tulips.

Mr McGee and The Biting Flea

Prepare to be mesmerised as a much-loved collection of tales from children's author Pamela Allen are brought to life on stage. As giant suitcases open, new worlds full of quirky characters and stories emerge, in an entertaining theatre production for all the family.

He Kura Korero – The Gift of Speech

“Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo kia Maori!” Learning to speak Te Reo Maori is an exciting journey for young people, and He Kura Korero invites you to follow a group of tamaraki as they find their voice and the courage to speak Te Reo Maori. Whether you speak a little or a lot, you'll enjoy this heart-warming tale encouraging all of us to be bold and brave in using Te Reo Maori in everyday life.

Maker Faire

Join the Makers of Wellington in this gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do! From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a celebration and exhibition of the diverse hobbies, experiments, projects and innovations of the creative community.

Check out some of Wellington’s other family-friendly events and activities.