Getting out and about in NZ

Taking toddlers and preschoolers to the local ski field can definitely be daunting, but it can also be so much fun!  You just have to be prepared and have realistic expectations.


You know those idyllic dreams you have about taking the kids to the beach and how much fun it will be. Then you realise when you get there, that sand gets into every crack, they spend the whole time complaining their hands are dirty and their food is now gritty.  But they also have a lot of fun jumping over waves and building sandcastles.  Well the snow is exactly the same.


We reveal our top tips on taking your kids to the snow for the first time, including what to pack and what to expect when you get there.

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Are you in the Canterbury region and looking for something to do with the kids?
 
Our friend Jen from Backyard Travel Family has scoped out the best bike trails for kids in Canterbury and wrapped them up in this handy little article!
 
Check out 8 Awesome Places to Bike in Canterbury with Kids here
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Grab the bikes and head to Taupō for an amazing array of kid-friendly spots to whip the trainer wheels off and go adventuring. Stick around town on the Great Lake Walkway and cool off in the turquoise waters of Lake Taupō, or head to Huka Falls to see millions of litres of water erupt from a rock channel.
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Heading to the snow this winter? These kid-friendly adventures will tucker out the hardiest of adventurers after a day on the slopes. Or, if the weather has packed up, these walks will avoid cabin fever setting in while waiting for the skies to clear. Everything from rock chasms to bubbling mud pools – cue the farting jokes – to keep the troops entertained while holidaying on the Central Plateau.
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