As the weather cools down in New Zealand, it can be difficult to keep kids entertained while stuck indoors. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun and educational activities that you can do with your kids during the colder months. Here are five indoor activities to keep your kids entertained this May in New Zealand.
Visit a museum:
New Zealand has a wealth of museums that are perfect for a family day out. Whether you're interested in history, science, or art, there's a museum for everyone. Many museums offer interactive exhibits and activities designed specifically for kids. From the Otago Museum in Dunedin to Te Papa in Wellington, there are many options available for families looking to explore and learn together. Make sure you dress for the occasion, and pack a SplashMagic Jacket to keep the kids toastie warm. A magic pattern appears on this jacket when wet – so it’s a crowd favourite for sure!
Try indoor rock climbing:
Indoor rock climbing is a great way to keep your kids active and engaged during the colder months. With a range of climbing walls suitable for all ages and abilities, indoor rock climbing is a fun and safe activity that the whole family can enjoy. Locations such as Hangdog Climbing Gym in Wellington and Clip 'N Climb in Christchurch offer a range of climbing options, including auto-belay systems for younger climbers. For the family outing, dress in our All-Weather Fleece Hoodies to keep nice and warm before the rock climbing fun.
Have a movie marathon:
On those rainy days when you're stuck inside, there's nothing better than snuggling up on the couch and watching movies. Pick a theme or genre and have a movie marathon with your kids. Make some popcorn and enjoy a cozy day indoors. Some great family-friendly options include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Whale Rider, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Play board games:
Board games are a classic way to spend time with your family and keep everyone entertained. New Zealand has a range of locally-made board games that are both fun and educational for kids. From strategy games like Settlers of Catan to trivia games like Kiwi Quiz, there's something for every interest. Plus, playing board games as a family is a great way to promote teamwork and healthy competition.
Visit an indoor playground:
Indoor playgrounds are a great way to burn off some energy and keep your kids entertained on a rainy day. With climbing structures, slides, and ball pits, indoor playgrounds offer hours of fun for kids of all ages. Some popular options include Chipmunks Playland & Cafe in Auckland and Kidz Kingdom in Hamilton. Plus, many indoor playgrounds offer areas for parents to relax and grab a coffee or snack while the kids play.
In conclusion, there are plenty of fun and educational indoor activities to keep your kids entertained this May in New Zealand. From visiting museums to playing board games, there's something for every interest and age group. So, next time you're stuck indoors, try out one of these fun activities to keep your kids engaged and entertained. And who knows? You may learn something along the way. Although these are indoor actives, make sure you dress the kids appropriately for the commute to your chosen activity. Our 10K Packaway Rainshell Jacket is light-weight, versatile jacket that is packable into its very own zip-up pouch and will be the perfect bag pack addition! Be sure to dress in Therm for all kinds of adventures.