Looking for family events or classes for your little one to attend?

Our Events page is full of things to do! Find out about the latest parent and child expos, kids markets, coffee groups, children's entertainment, santa parades and more!

Take a look at our Kids Activities page for ideas too or email us about your own events and we’ll add the details to this page free of charge! 


The Duck Who Loved Me
16-20 July 2019 BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington

Bought to you by the same person who creates the monthly puppet shows at the Southern Cross!

This is the true story of the duck who fell in love with a human. We watch in delight as the goggly-eyed Jemima the Duck tries to become friends with Kevin the Caretaker... making daily inspections of ‘her’ school, making friends with the children and coming (literally) head to head with Kevin’s wife…!

With puppetry, music, audience participation and lots of laughs - come and join us at BATS these holidays for what is sure to be a good time with Jemima the Duck!

Find out more and book your tickets to The Duck Loved Me here.


Heartfelt New Zealand Mini Photo Session Fundraiser
9.00am - 4.00pm Thursday 18 July 2019
Peppers Clearwater Resort, Clearwater Ave, Christchurch

Collective Concepts are excited to be teaming up with Krystle Photography & Peppers Clearwater Resort, Christchurch to help raise money for Heartfelt in New Zealand, while giving you the chance to capture your own precious family memories at our mini photo session fundraiser.

$40 from every shoot will be donated to Heartfelt so they can continue to give the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.

Spaces are limited and can be secured by emailing info@krystlephotography.co.nz.

If you can't make the photo shoot but would still like to help us raise money for Heartfelt, please donate on the Give A Little page so you can make a difference to the those who need these precious memories created. Find out more about the photo session fundraiser on our Facebook page.


Cross Critters Coffee Group (Free Massages) 

10am-2pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, Wellington

Pop in on Tuesday or Thursday morning and we have a little something special for you. We dedicate our lovely Guest Room to parents and little ones. This is the perfect space – a large enclosed area with comfy couches and carpet to crawl around on! We also have one of our wonderful staff members on hand – who’ll help to keep your wee one happy while you kick back with a coffee and relax.

During these Cross Critter mornings, between 10am-12pm we have a professional massage therapist, offering up some relief for all of you hard-working new parents. Enjoy a FREE 10 minute back, neck and shoulder massage while our lovely staff member takes your baby off your hands… heaven! 
You can find us at Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington  P: 04 384 9085 W: www.thecross.co.nz E: cu@thecross.co.nz 


Free Puppet Shows, Kids Theatre & Face Painting 

10am-12pm Saturday & Sunday, Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, Wellington

We love brunch as much as any good Wellingtonion – it’s one of our favourite times of the week! Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, our place is the perfect spot to bring your family and friends for a bite to eat. We’ve got the kids covered, with craft tables set up, colouring activities, facepainting, toys and kid-friendly staff ready to get involved! 
On the second Saturday of the month we host free Interactive Kids Theatre - the actors and kids recreate classic fairy tales, using dress ups, props and creative minds! 

On the fourth Saturday of every month we host a free Puppet Show & Workshop. Fingal and her puppet friends have an exciting tale to tell, and their show will be followed by a puppet making workshop. These shows both start at 11am, and take place in the Guest Room.
Check out our website www.thecross.co.nz for all the latest event information and dates, or sign up for our special Cross Critters mailing list and keep up to date with the kid-friendly happenings at ours. Our monthly email will inform you of the upcoming activities, specials and events. 
You can find us at Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington  P: 04 384 9085 W: www.thecross.co.nz E: cu@thecross.co.nz


Sumner Playgroup

Runs 9.30am-11.30am every Monday during the school term

Any children from the ages 0-5 are welcome with their parent or caregiver. We offer many types of different play, from arts and crafts to messy play, dress up to more physical play like tricycles or a mini jungle gym.

Come join us for morning tea, fruit and crackers for the kids, a cuppa and something sweet for the adults. For more information visit the Sumner Playgroup Facebook page or email sumnerplay@gmail.com.


Kids Corner Uxbridge Arts & Culture

Open Mon – Thu 9am – 9pm and Fri & Sat 9am – 4pm. Closed Sun.

Our Kids Corner offers an array of activities in this space including toys for both boys and girls, pens and colouring pages, as well as books to read. We also have a café on site, so when the kids play – parents are welcome to grab a bite or a coffee. The Kids Corner is suitable for under 1’s through to 4 year olds and we will be running additional craft activities and screening of films in our theatre every Tuesday & Friday morning.

Come and join us – it’s FREE to attend! Find us at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland or visit www.uxbridge.co.nz for more information.


StoryPlace at Te Papa

Every day of the year! Sessions: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm

Spend a magical time with your preschool children (12 months – 5 years) at StoryPlace, exploring the New Zealand natural environment through play & make-believe.

We offer fabulous stories, drama, puzzles, games, and art activities – every day of the year! Our session times are 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.45pm.

Each 45-minute session takes up to 25 people. All our programmes are linked to the early childhood curriculum. More ...


The Nappy Lady Workshops

Various venues around NZ throughout the year

Want free nappies? Come along to one of the Nappy Lady workshops and learn all about your nappy options and how you can save lots of money.

Workshops taken by the Nappy Lady – Kate Meads throughout the year. Check out dates and venues of The Nappy Lady Workshops near you.


Plunket PEPE Parenting Programme

Various courses around NZ throughout the year

The transition to parenthood is a time of many changes. PEPE groups can play a significant role in helping parents through this process.

PEPE (Parenting Education Programme) is a Plunket-developed national programme which consists of a series of five courses, aimed at supporting parents in their parenting role through the different stages of their child’s early development. More ...


Wriggle & Rhyme Auckland Libraries

During school term time

Wriggle & Rhyme is a fun, free programme held at libraries across Auckland that provides positive movement experiences to stimulate development of both the brain & body for babies 0 – 2 years. More ...


Storytime Auckland Libraries

During school term time

The highly popular storytimes are sessions of stories read by librarians and sometimes, by authors or other guests.

These are ideal for kids 3-5 years of age. Some libraries offer regular storytimes in languages other than English, and we often tailor our sessions to incorporate school holiday themes or major celebrations such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Matariki, the Mâori new year. More ...


Moa Rd Pt Chev Plunket Playgroup – Scout Hall, 93A Moa Rd, Pt Chevalier

Tues & Wed 9.30am – 11.30am during school term time

Where kids meet kids & mums meet mums (and Dads, Grandparents & Carers!). Suitable for newborns to 5 years. Everyone’s welcome!

Coordinator and mum run playgroup with lots of toys for educational and free play, craft activities, great outdoor space with sandpit and ‘mat time’ at the end with music & stories. Costs $4 per family.

Please bring a piece of fruit for shared morning tea.


Brightwater Community Playgroup Nelson

Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30am

We are a little playgroup situated in Brightwater Community Church Creche, on Ellis Street, next to Snowden Bush Reserve, Nelson .

We meet every Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am, morning tea and fun provided. Cost $2 dollars per family. Come and join us, everyone welcome!



join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name*

contact us

advertise with us