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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.

Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes

Bugs may have a reputation for being small and scary, but in fact many creepy crawlies are superheroes in disguise! This hands-on educational experience brings you face-to-face with some real life mini-monsters. Explore the secret world of bugs as you learn about different native species, and discover the vital role they play in our daily lives.


Combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry, this 'lo-fi wi-fi' fable tells the uncanny tale of Otto, a twelve-year-old who lives with his family, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient troll that's moved into the wall. Set in 1998, this comedic and compassionate tale uses a troll to skillfully portray the ups and downs of teenage life in the dawn of the digital era. Recommended for ages 10+.

Vodafone Warriors vs. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Get ready for the highly-anticipated return of the Vodafone Warriors to Wellington in 2019. You won’t want to miss the best in NRL action right here in the capital.

Orchestra Wellington: Heroes and Villains!

Whether you're an Ice Princess, a caped crusader or a Star Lord from a galaxy far far away, join Orchestra Wellington for 'Heroes and Villains!' - an exciting concert for all the family, featuring the greatest superhero anthems, Disney film favourites and traditional classics.

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.

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