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Pop Up Penguins

Christchurch is hosting a very special waddle of visitors over the summer. Families can join the Pop Up Penguins art trail and put their support behind Canterbury. The Pop Up Penguins public art trail will include 120 penguin sculptures, each decorated by artists and schoolchildren. Wild in Art, the organisation behind Christchurch’s Stands Tall giraffe […]

Strawberry French Toast

Why restrict your Strawberry French Toast eating to breakfast – you could quite legitimately have it for lunch or even halfway between lunch and dinner? INGREDIENTS Serves 2 4 slices fluffy white bread 4 tablespoons cream cheese small punnet of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk pinch of flaky salt good grind […]

That’s a wrap

Get messy and paint your own gorgeous DIY Christmas wrapping paper with Resene testpots.  Spread out the plastic tablecloth and get those little hands involved to create your own signature wrapping paper for this year’s celebrations. Kids might want to choose some bright colour combinations, or you can add glitz with Resene FX metallics. STENCIL […]

Destination Aotearoa

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE Antarctica is a land like no other, with deep blue seas, unique creatures and endless icy plains under starry skies. The International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of this astounding continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that allow everyday visitors to see, touch, feel and fall in love with […]

Stunning South Island

To wish the FAMILY TIMES community a very Merry Christmas, the THC Group of hotels introduces their special accommodation deals at scenic locations in the South Island. TRAVELLING SOUTH Queenstown Nugget Point is located in Arthur’s Point, Queenstown. The closest hotel to the stunning Coronet Peak ski area, within easy reach of central Queenstown. Perched high above […]

Visit the future

Alongside the iconic heritage tram rides, Auckland’s award-winning aviation display and historic village, MOTAT, has just launched its summer exhibition, Science Fiction Science Future. MOTAT (the Museum of Transport and Technology) is the largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, featuring inspiring exhibitions and experiences that engage minds of all ages. Head to MOTAT […]

Waikato Wonders

The stunning Waikato region is home to a fabulous array of family activities to keep all ages happy and entertained these summer holidays. Hobbiton Movie Set Discover the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set which was rebuilt for the filming of The Hobbit Trilogy. Gain a first-hand insight into […]

Stay and play

If your family wants to explore, relax and dine in style during the holidays, these voucher deals from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts could be just what you need. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has just launched its Hotels by Wyndham Vouchers campaign – offering a range of incredible hotel deals with savings of 15 to 40 […]