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Get the kids off the couch

Get the kids off the couch

There is no excuse for children to be lying around the house this January. The Great Outdoors Summer Events calendar is packed with fun things for kids of all ages.

This annual programme from Greater Wellington Regional Council kicks off in Kaitoke Regional Park on Saturday 4th the clues to the treasure hidden in the forest. Bring your picnic and stay on for a swim in the river.

Also on Saturday 4th Museum Trust will be celebrating 50 years since the last trams transported people around Wellington.

There will be tram rides, a bouncy castle, model railway and tram displays. Bring a picnic and togs for a beach adventure.

Queen Elizabeth Park is also the place to take your little pony enthusiast on January 8th Stables on the Park staff will guide you children in the care, catching, grooming and tacking of a pony

and help them to experience the ride of their lives.

Every kid knows about creepy crawly critters, right? Well, on 12thJanuary they can find out what they don’t know about them at the Creepy Crawly Critters adventure at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. The hand feeding of beautiful, huge, slimy eels will put monsters-under-the-bed in their place.

On the 18th January there is more cause for celebration at Queen Elizabeth Park with the opening of a bird hide, built by people who love the park, for people who love birds. And on the first Thursday of January and every other month family, friends, kids and babies in buggies can enjoy a Buggy Walk down the Hutt River Trail. Bring friends, family, picnics, children, bikes, and cute little babies in their buggies.

Warning! Kev the wandering Kiwi is likely to join the walk.

To find out more visit: www.gw.govt.nz/events or pick up a programme from your library or info centre.


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