Instead of a post-Christmas holiday this year, the hubby and I have opted for a few day-trips with Miss Five and Master One. Today, we’re taking the 90-minute roadie from Auckland’s North Shore to Tawharanui, near Warkworth. (Fun Fact: The Maori name Tawhara-nui refers to ‘The abundant bracts of the Kiekie shrub’).
We plan to join family who are camping in the area, for a day enjoying the water, the sand and most likely the local ice cream! Thanks to swimming lessons, Miss Five’s water-confidence has improved a lot in the past few years and she’ll no doubt be keen to take a splash alongside an adult in the shallows. It’ll be our toddler’s second time exploring the beach and sea, so much care and safety precautions will be in place for him too.
No doubt many of you will be enjoying an Aotearoa beach this week. Why not send us a pic of your tribe having fun in the water (if not the beach, perhaps a pool or even a sprinkler!)? Upload it here and be in the draw to win an epic Vtech KidiZoom Action Cam, worth $110.
Be water safe, and enjoy!
Editor, Tots to Teens