Fun with LEGO: Lego encounters in Wellington

Demented Architecture

LEGO. For those of us with kids obsessed with this little brick delight, our eagle eyes are always looking out for opportunities to introduce them to this hours-of-fun toy.   Fortunate then, that Wellington not only has plenty of places to buy it – but ample ways to encounter nifty LEGO-themed creations. White out City Gallery’s…

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Suburb Spotlight: Lyall Bay


A drive through Lyall Bay and its child-friendly assets are obvious. A sandy, stony beach to explore and build sandcastles on, complete with a well-worn but fun playground near café icon Maranui.   But what about the bay’s other hidden treasures?   Here are some great things to do with your kids in the beautiful Lyall Bay…

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Term Time at Capital E


The fun folks at Capital E have got plenty of great activities to keep your little ones entertained this term. Tuesdays – Discover Dance. Every Tuesday at 10am-10.30am from 28 July – 22 September, children will be twirling, slinking and sliding their way through catchy rhythms with the talented Java Dance crew. Workshops are $5…

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Treats for Grown-Ups

Martha's Pantry

By Shona Riddell Feel like you need a break? Maybe your household has just emerged from a vicious lurgy, or you’ve got sanity-challenging visitors, or the baby started commando crawling and keeps making a beeline for your kitchen… which has been half-renovated for months. Or maybe you just, plain and simple, need some time out….

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Birthday party venues for little ones


Does your little one have a birthday coming up? And does the thought of a gaggle of kids causing havoc in your house want to send you running for the hills?   All is not lost however, as there are plenty of great sanity saving venues in Wellington that offer fantastic facilities for birthday parties…

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Magical Mystery Tour: Magical Things for Children in Wellington

Smaug at Wellington Airport

  Wellington is a magical place. Our dramatic landscape could be the moody movie-set of a sea-fearing tale. Our earth moves spontaneously as if a giant is angrily stamping his feet. A little of that enchantment is sprinkled around the city….here’s Citywrigglers top five picks for magical things to do with children in Wellington: The…

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Get the School holidays sorted

Flying Child Tim Dawson

School holiday programmes and activities are a savour for a lot of parents, especially if you are working or have younger children at home.  But what if you prefer to plan your own activities?  Or like me, your little one still has holidays (Kindy), but is too young to be part of a programme?  Here…

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