Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

WELLINGTON: Here at The Cross we love to take care of the whole family. We understand that it can be tricky to get out of the house and keep the gang entertained, so we’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure you enjoy your experience, no matter your age!

Here at The Cross we love to take care of the whole family.

We understand that it can be tricky to get out of the house and keep the gang entertained, so we’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure you enjoy your experience, no matter your age!

Rock in anytime with your little ones – while mum and dad chill with a coffee, we have toys, games and colouring activities on hand to keep the nippers amused.

Our kids menu is available any time so no need to worry about rumbling tummies!

We have baby change facilities (in both the women’s and men’s bathrooms), plus plenty of space to park up your pram.


Pop in on Tuesday, Wednesday 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!

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10am-12pm we have a professional massage therapist, offering up some relief for all of you hard-working parents!

Enjoy a FREE 10 minute back, neck and shoulder massage while one of our lovely staff members takes your baby off your hands… heaven! Did we mention this is free?!


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 competitions, facepainting, toys and kid-friendly staff ready to get involved! Once a month we even have a Cross Critters dress-up disco – join our kids mailing list to find out more.

If you’re keen to come in for some kai and kids activities on the weekend, we recommend you give us a bell first to book a table.


We've teamed up with KidzStuff Theatre and Playshop Theatre to bring you fortnightly theatre productions for the little ones, the second and fourth Saturday of every month in our guest room. 

On the second Saturday of the month, Wellington's theatre extraordinaires, Playshop, host their Interactive Kids Theatre, where the actors and kids recreate classic fairy tales, using dress ups, props and creative minds!

The fourth Saturday of every month we'll host a puppet show and workshop with our friend Fingal.

She and her puppet friends have an exciting tale to tell, and their show will be followed by a puppet making workshop - just bring a sock and you could be leaving with a new puppet friend!

There may even be another show after the workshop too, fingers crossed....

As per all our activities at The Cross, the shows are FREE, so come one come all, bring a friend or three and enjoy some fun theatre and stories.

Shows start at 11am in our Guest Room so make sure you're in nice and early to secure a good spot.


This is one just for the families. Join our 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 crafts, theme day/disco, plus bonus offers for mailing list members for the month. We’ll also attach a colouring-in competition for your little one – great prizes to be won! Easy as.

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