Family sleepovers are trending worldwide so we’ve decided it’s Auckland’s turn to give overnight fun a go. If you’ve ever wanted to see how animals interact during the night (watch out for the bats) or want to throw the most memorable twinkling slumber party of the year, then you’ll be impressed with these unique bedtime experiences for all Auckland families to enjoy.
Creating sleepover memories has never been easier thanks to Slumba Bumba (pictured above). This company was recently launched in Auckland by Alana Raffie, mum of two and wife to sports star Sonny Bill Williams. Parents are able to hire out themed equipment for the ultimate birthday party or family sleepover. Whether your child wants to get lost in the jungle or dream with their fairy friends, there is something exciting for everyone.
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s
Getting bored of your usual night’s sleep at home? Kelly Tarlton’s is ideal for those wanting to try something a bit different, providing family sleepover experiences where you can get up close and personal with the stingrays, sharks and fish on site. For just $45 per person, families can enjoy a night-time tour and fish feed, as well as supper and breakfast.
Hang out with the hippos, spot the spider monkeys or relax with the rhinos at one of Auckland Zoo’s safari late-overs (4:30-10pm). On your wildlife adventure, you will experience a delicious BBQ before enjoying some fun and games, and later seeing what the animals get up to once the night sky sets.
Add a touch of magic to your youngster’s sleepover with the help of the Sleepovers NZ team. There are a range of activities that can be provided to ensure everyone is kept entertained. Let the kids create their own DIY plane or keep the night glitz and glam with the jewellery-making kit.
By Finn Jelicich