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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.

The Jim Henson Retrospectacle: Live in Concert

Celebrate Jim Henson’s musical legacy with Bret McKenzie, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and a collective of Jim’s characters at this incredible show. Immerse yourself in Henson's creative world at the Muppets, Music & Magic Film Fortnight, which brings together classic Henson films alongside rare material from the archives.

Hurricanes 2018 Season

Join the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium for some live rugby action in the Investec Super Rugby season. Take the kids along to a match with children's tickets starting from $11.50, or check out the family zone with tickets for one adult and one child for $30.

LUX Light Festival

LUX Light Festival is the perfect excuse to get the whole family rugged up and head out to explore Wellington. This illuminating festival features interactive and awe-inspiring light-based artworks and installations around the Wellington waterfront.

Funington City at Capital E

Visit Funington City at Capital E to explore the cardboard city and have fun being creative. Funington City, established in 2018, is a crazy cardboard city of creativity for kids to imagine, add to and explore.

Odd One Out

A delightfully playful non-verbal play for children aged 2-7, exploring the joy in being different. With physical action and comedy, the three characters, at first cautious of the Odd One, learn that embracing new ways of doing things can be exciting and lead to unexpected creations.

Improv for Kids

The Improvisors take kids into the magic their own imagination with this unique and interactive improv show for audiences young and old.

Kid's Night Walks

Experience the sights and sounds of eco-sanctuary Zealandia at night on this family-friendly adventure. Kids’ Night Walks are a fun experience for families with younger children to witness the array of incredible nocturnal species that only come out at night.

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

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