Wellington Summer activities

The holidays have now finished but we are still enjoying the Wellington summer. We know there can be a mixed bag of weather in our beautiful city, so here are our crèche parents top 5 picks to keep busy this summer:

1. Take the family on one of our favourite walks. There are some beautiful walks around Wellington, including Trellisick park or the Otari Wilton bush and for the more energetic, walking up Mt Kaukau (we love exploring the streams and bushes at the bottom. The Matairangi Nature Trail is also a great place to take the kids, but if you have some smaller ones the council has a list of buggy accessible walks.

2. We cannot go past a good old fashioned visit to the park. Wellington has 105 to choose from including our own (fully fenced) Wadestown park, why not try a different park each day! The city council has developed a map to help you choose, including information about the facilities at each one, which can be found here. An absolute favourite in the Summer Heat is Aotea lagoon and the splash pad.

3. Go for a bike ride or a scoot. This is a good one for burning a little energy. It’s hard to find somewhere flat in Wellington so we like the waterfront or the concourse to the stadium, a nice wide flat space with a bonus corkscrew adventure at the end!

4. We love the beach, when the kids are missing the crèche sandpit, it’s a great opportunity to take the buckets, trucks and diggers out. On the days when Oriental Bay is packed, we head further round to Evan’s Bay, Island Bay or out to Petone Beach.

5. And for those rainy days (which of course can happen during a Wellington Summer) we of course love Te Papa and Capital E but Wellington Museum has some great interactive parts for all children from toddlers to tweens. Bigair Gym and Jumperama are also great ways to burn a little energy before you go completely crazy in a confined space with everyone stuck inside!