Kids' Day Out

Kids’ Day Out is a day of music, fun, and games. Unleash your inner explorer and unlock your sense of wonder.

Kids' Day Out girl with camera

Where: Wellington Botanic Garden

When: 11am-3pm, Saturday 1 October 2016

Cost: Free

Grab the kids and get ready for an adventure. Put on your explorer gear and head to the Botanic Garden to unleash your inner explorer. Spot prizes for the best-dressed explorers! Start your adventure at the Founders' Entrance or the Cable Car lookout any time between 11am and 3pm.

Nature based organisations from across the Wellington region will be onsite for the day. Come find out what the region has to offer.

Kids' Day Out is a great day for fun with family and friends. Invite the neighbours and the family down the street. Perfect for kids up to 12 years old. 



Kids' Day Out poster (1MB PDF)

Activities include a scavenger hunt with prizes, spot prizes for the best explorer costumes, and an explorers’ parade.

Explorers' Trading Post
Soundshell, Glenmore St

Time Activity 
11am  Welcome 
11.15am  Music with Gerry Paul & the Elephant Tree Band
12noon  Kids' Yoga 
12.30pm  Music with Gerry Paul & the Elephant Tree Band
1.15pm  Explorers' costume parade 
2pm  Music with Gerry Paul & the Elephant Tree Band

Hot tips for happy families at Kids' Day Out

Dress up the whole family. There are spot prizes for the best explorer costumes!

How do we get there?

  • Park in the city and take the Cable Car up to the lookout.
    Kids ride free on the Cable Car from 10am to 4pm, maximum of two free child tickets per paying adult.  
  • Free parking on Glenmore Street 
  • Limited parking at Lady Norwood Rose Garden
  • Park in town and ride the no. 3 Karori bus. The Botanic Garden stop is just outside the Founders' Entrance.

We have hangry kids and parents:

  • Bring a picnic lunch
  • Grab a two for one breakfast at Picnic Cafe
  • Food and coffee will be available for sale in the main garden 
  • Bring water bottles and snacks (explorers need fuel)

We're working on toilet training:

Toilet are located throughout the garden.

  • Main garden, playground, Treehouse, Begonia House, Cable Car lookout.

It's right during nap time:

  • Your picnic blanket might be up for double duty. A short nap in the garden with the birds and the wind in the trees could be just the ticket.