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Spring into Action in Wellington

3 September 2012

Spring into Action in Wellington

Book a trip to Wellington these holidays and school your kids in the capital of cool - where arts, culture and urban nature combine.

Arts & Culture

Explore creative culture at Capital E and press play with the World of Games, enjoy National Theatre for Children’s Around the World and Buck Again, or participate in a Zombie Attack, Game On or Creative Brains workshop.

This spring also sees The Improvisers celebrate the unsung heroes of fairy tales in Circa Theatre’s Fairy Godfather. The 45 minute show tells the tale of an ambitious fairy godfather who wants to do exactly what fairy godmother does… but with fabulously disastrous results!

Visit Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective at The Dowse Art Museum and witness sketches and drawings from the author of beloved children’s book series, Hairy Maclary. View pieces from her earlier work and follow the story of a New Zealand artist.

Urban Sanctuary

Walk in the footsteps of a zoo worker, participate in Wild Theatre demonstrations, become a world explorer or claim top honours in the Zoomazing Race at Wellington Zoo this spring. The best little zoo in the world has something to suit everyone from learning about natural habitats to investigating new life and how the zoo changes during spring.

School holidays mean staying up late, so head to Zealandia for their Kids’ Night Adventures. Experience walking through a wildlife sanctuary after dark, while hearing tales about creatures of the night as you sip hot chocolate. Or if daylight is more your style, kids can become a ranger for the day, go treasure hunting or feed eels in the sanctuary valley.

Visit Staglands during spring and kids gain half price entry. Pack a picnic or BBQ, and head on out to Staglands where you can welcome this season’s new arrivals.

Wellington’s Botanic Garden offers flower power with plenty of punch these holidays. Celebrate the end of winter with spectacular spring tulip and flower displays at the garden’s Spring Festival. The festival offers expect guided walks, talks, storytelling, workshops, children’s activities and a visit from some friendly zoo critters to boot.

Carter Observatory’s school holiday programme is out of this world! Keep the kids busy with a planetarium show, interactive exhibition, gallery trail and a range of workshops – designed to suit budding astronomers of all ages.

HOTEL DEALS for the whole family starting from $165.

Family Therapy at Rydges Wellington for $165
Treat the team to a mini vacation at Rydges Wellington and enjoy one night’s accommodation in a Superior Twin Room including breakfast for two adults and use of the Kids’ Games Room which features table tennis, Wii, foosball, indoor golf and various other games.

Family Fun Pack at Amora for $199
Enjoy one night’s accommodation for two adults and two children in a Deluxe Twin Room, buffet breakfast for the whole tribe and a Family Pass to Wellington Zoo.

:: For more details on events, hotels deals and school holiday activities visit our October School Holidays 2012 page.


Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT)

PWT is the regional tourism organisation for Wellington. It is a council-controlled organisation primarily funded by Wellington City Council through the Downtown Levy, a targeted rate paid by commercial ratepayers in downtown Wellington.

Wellington Tourism statistics

• Visitors spend over $2600 in the Wellington region per minute - $1.4 billion every year. (Source: Ministry of Economic Development Regional Tourism Data).

• Over four million visits are made to Wellington every year: 750,000 international and over 3.4 million domestic. (Source: Ministry of Economic Development Regional Tourism Data).


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