If you are planning a trip to Wellington for your next family holiday, you're probably already thinking about ways to keep the kids entertained during your stay. We all know how great travelling can be, but without enough activities organised to keep the little ones busy it can be a bit frustrating to say the least! Fortunately, Wellington is full of great attractions suitable for the whole family - read on for a few of the top places to take the kids in New Zealand's capital and you can make sure everyone enjoys their time away.
Southward Vintage Car Museum
If you've got boys who love cars and you want Dad to have something to do as well then you have to pay a visit to the Southward Vintage Car Museum. Home to more than 400 classic vehicles and a cafe and restaurant if you're looking for a place to have lunch, it's easy to lose a day wandering the museum enjoying what's on show. The museum runs a range of activities like tours through their restoration workshop and weekend barbecues for the kids. Entry is $10 for adults and free for kids under 15, and you'll find the Southward Vintage Car Museum on Otaihanga Road in Paraparaumu.
One of Wellington's top destinations, Te Papa museum is one of the most impressive and perhaps the best known in the country. With exhibitions that explore everything from New Zealand history and native wildlife to international cultural and artistic heritage, Te Papa has a huge range. The museum is known for combining technology into its displays and its rotating range of exhibitions. Entry is free and you can find Te Papa on Cable Street by the Wellington Waterfront.
New Zealand's first zoo and one of the coolest little visits in the country, Wellington Zoo boasts a range of exciting encounters with some very amazing wildlife. Book a close encounter with an exotic animal, get friendly with cheetahs, red pandas or lions, visit the enclosures of more than 100 species of animal, exotic and native, and get involved with weekly activities put on by zoo staff. Wellington Zoo has great family entry rates and you can find it on Daniell Street in Newton.
Make the most of your time in the Coolest Little Capital in the World, entertain the kids and entertain yourself at some of these top Wellington attractions.