Family Holiday Ideas

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Looking for some inspiration to entertain the kids this summer? We've put together a quick reference list to help you have lots of fun in Hawke's Bay.

- Visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Ride along the travelator and enjoy the marine life that is above and around you. Check out the brand new Penguin Exhibition. 

- Take them for a game of mini golf at Par 2 Mini Golf in Napier

- Treat the kids to a whole day's fun at Splash Planet Theme Park, New Zealand's only water based Theme Park.

- Burn off some energy at the Sk8 Zone in Napier

-Visit the fascinating Arataki Honey Visitor Centre and learn all about the amazing honey bee. It's really interactive for kids and best of all it's free!

-Enjoy a dip in the lovely heated outdoor pools at Ocean Spa, Napier

-Throw the bikes in the car (or hire them if you need to) and cycle the Hawke's Bay Trails. Nice flat and cruisy off road trails perfect for all the members of the family

-Follow your sweet tooth to Silky Oak Chocolate Factory. Tour the museum, taste the delights in the shop or just enjoy lunch in their family friendly cafe

-Play the ultimate indoor challenge and head to Laser Force-it's awesome!

-Enjoy the great outdoors and explore PekaPeka Wetlands or one of the other wonderful parks, gardens and recreational sites in Hawke's Bay

-Teach them all about agriculture with a tour of Pernel Fruit World

-Walk and talk to the animals at Hawke's Bay Farmyard Zoo. Ponies, Rabbits, Donkeys, Pigs, Sheep and Ostriches are just some of the animals waiting to see you.

- Stop in at Birdwoods Gallery and Old Fashioned Sweet Shop in Havelock North. They also have photo boards, ice creams and a super tree swing in their sculpture garden (just watch out for the giraffes)

But wait, there's more! For a full list of activities and attractions see here