Fun stuff for families

Not that boredom is a bad thing, but there’s certainly no reason for it this winter. After a year of events and activities being cancelled, family entertainment is back – and seemingly bigger than usual for the chilly season. We’re here for it. Here’s a few of my recommendations right now:

Brickman Awesome

If you missed the Brickman Awesome exhibition in Auckland last year, you can catch it in Hamilton now! Ever wondered if an orca could make it as far up the Waikato as Hamilton? Answer: Yes! This most amazing phenomenon is about to happen as a 3m tall orca lands on the city as part of the spectacular Brickman Awesome exhibition these July school holidays.

Sea Monsters Exhibition

Sea Creatures opens at Auckland Museum today! More than 70 displays to learn about prehistoric ocean predators. Packed with fossils and fossil casts, including a 13-metre long Elasmosaurus and 9-metre long Prognathodon. Learn to swim like a sea monster and make your own monster with more than a dozen interactives.

Madagascar The Musical

This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand new musical from DreamWorks, featuring a star studded Kiwi cast will leave audiences with no choice but to ‘move it, move it’.


Looking for some family fun these winter school holidays? Jump into KidsFest 2021. There’s hundreds of exciting and interactive activities to choose from. Robots, books, costumes, paint, puzzles, markets and more. Don’t miss out, find your next adventure now!

Pamela McIntosh
Editor, Tots To Teens

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