Strawberry farms open to the public for pick-you-own as soon as the Christmas rush is over. Here’s our round-up of pyo farms around the Auckland region. Read more.
SHOW off the beautiful Hauraki gulf to visiting family and friends these holidays with a trip out to Motuihe Island! REad more.
Our most popular post ever on Pinterest – our recipe for pink lemonade! Read more. Warmer days = cooler drinks!
Here’s a quick and fun activity both big and little kids will enjoy – an easy-to-make bird feeder! Read more.
Slime, gloop, blubber and silly putty: whatever you call it – it’s heaps of fun! Here’s how you can make your own. Read more.
Encourage your child traveler with our easy-to-make kid’s travel journal. Use our FREE journal printable for fun activity pages and writing prompts. Read more
Simply mix sand, cornflour and water to make moldable, squishable and sculptable moon sand! Read more.
Pick a sunny day – and a low tide – and go shellfish gathering. Then try our cockles with chilli and garlic recipe! Read more.
We spend a leisurely afternoon paddling the Puhoi River from the historic village of Puhoi to the picturesque Wenderholm estuary. Read More.
Not just for the little kids – everyone enjoys messing around with play dough! Read more. Not just for the little kids – everyone enjoys messing
Easy and tasty, our chicken kebabs are a novel change from the usual barbequed sausage and kids always love food on a sticK! Read more.
FErries, playgrounds and beaches: take an adventure to Devonport and Cheltenham. Read more. …………………………………………..
Pan-bagnat is a specialty sandwich from France traditionally made with tuna, eggs and raw vegetables. It’s a sandwich gone fancy and perfect for picnics. read more.
take a day trip to the pretty beachside hamlet of Huia And go for a bush walk along the Karamatura Loop Walk. Read more.
Fruity, Creamy and perfect for a summer day – we’ve got 3 delicious ways to make fresh berry ice blocks at home. READ MORE.
Omana is a lovely coastal farm park with a safe swimming beach, farm animals to meet and a fantastic Maori themed playground. It’s a great day out! READ MORE.
Heading north this summer? Check out our day sail aboard the Vigilant in the sunny Bay of Islands. Read more.
Scavenge some pebbles from the beach or river these school holidays and make our ladybug tic-tac-toe game. Read more.
Popcorn is not just for the kids! Try one of our 3 popcorn flavours for your next family movie night. Read more.
With the Spring school holidays fast approaching, here’s a fun game to make – and then play! – on those rainy spring afternoons ahead. READ MORE.
45 minutes west of the CBD on Auckland’s wild west coast is the little settlement of Muriwai, home to one of only 3 mainland New Zealand gannet (takapu) colonies. Read more.