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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.

Sprigs of Spring

Head along to Capital E's free public play space for children and let your imagination fly free with our bees and bugs in a fun indoor creative area in the centre of Wellington. 

Spring Festival

Every September and October Wellington celebrates spring in the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy guided walks, workshops and fun events for all, including Kids' Day Out and Tulip Sunday.

Paw Patrol - Race to The Rescue

Join your favourite pups in a heroic musical adventure! The Paw Patrol team return to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure.

Miranda Sings Featuring Special Guest Colleen Ballinger

Colleen Ballinger, AKA Miranda Sings, brings her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice about singing and life, a deluded self-confidence, and over-the-top rants to Wellington.

Peter Pan

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Get hooked this Pantomime season as Peter Pan and the troublesome Tinkerbell whisk Wendy away to the wondrous World of Neverland. This much-loved story provides outstanding entertainment for all the family!


Cirque Éloize brings its gravity-defying show to Wellington. In this inventive family show, acrobatic artists challenge the limits of gravity with their physical prowess and bring humour, style and colour to the stage against a breathtaking urban cityscape.

Just So Festival NZ

Critically acclaimed UK-based Just So Festival combines camping with literature, art, theatre, dance, music, comedy, circus, and creative adventures for a creative family-friendly festival.

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

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