Children's Day in Porirua 2023

Te rā o ngā Tamariki I Children's Day

Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki, Children's Day, Sunday 5 March.  

Sunday, 5 March promises to be a day full of fun, laughter and creativity in Porirua as we celebrate Te rā o ngā Tamariki/ Children's Day.

The day is all about supporting and nurturing our tamariki, honouring their mana and putting them first. What better way to celebrate Children’s Day than with a free event at Ngati Toa Domain packed to the brim with fun?

Come and join us! It'll be a full of fun and childlike wonder where we can celebrate and spend time with our tamariki.

Event Information

The Events team will have an information tent set up near the entrance to the field. Come and see the team for any activity queries, lost or found property, sunscreen or just to say hi!

Tamariki wristbands

Sometimes tamariki can be so excited about all the activities that they get lost from their whānau at an event. The Event information tent will have wristbands on offer for parents/caregivers to write their contact details on their child’s wristband so if they get lost during the event, we can contact the right people right away! Come and see the Events team when you arrive to enquire about the wristband process.

New Location: Ngati Toa Domain

Ngati Toa Domain, Paremata

Sunday, 5 March

11am - 3pm

North field next to the tennis courts and domain hall

We have a wide range of free activities to keep children of all ages entertained from 11am to 3pm.

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Dig for Ducks challenge – Ride on digger activity

Tamariki will be able to assist in operating a real life digger! Lots of toy ducks and balls will be floating within a giant skip bin and the challenge is to operate the digger to collect a specific unique duck! Dig up the duck within the set time and win a prize.   

Children's Day

DIY Circus

DIY circus zone with colourful circus instructors to teach aspiring performers how to use props such as poi, staff, diablo, spinning plates, hoops and juggling, to name a few!

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Big Ben's Bubbles

Join the fun and get hands-on experience and create your own giant bubbles.

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Bouncy Castle

Two Ride on inflatables and six carnival style inflatables, including a Slide and Obstacle Course.

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Farmyard Animals

Our friends from Farmyard parties are bringing their animals again!

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FREE Facepainting

There will free face painting! They will transform our young humans into otherworldly creatures.

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Food trucks and picnic area

Bring along your kai and set up your own picnic in the family picnic area. Or, if you don’t want to pack a picnic, there will be a selection of food trucks.

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Colouring-in station

The Events team will have a colouring-in station for tamariki to enjoy showcasing their creativity either at the event or feel free to take the colouring-in sheets home.

Kindy Gym at Te Rauparaha Arena

Kindy Gym

See the friendly Kindy Gym instructors from 12-2pm and join in on the singing and dancing – all ages welcome!

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Little Drivers

There will be a variety of ride on toy cars for tamariki to ride around the circuit in the centre of the field. The electric powered cars are a fun way for kids to develop hand-eye coordination as they learn how to start, accelerate, steer and stop their electric cars.

Other offerings

Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service - Bee Healthy will be onsite offering whānau a tour of their mobile van, oral health and service information, oral hygiene product giveaways, as well as appointment bookings and enrolments.

Ora Toa - The Ora Toa (Primary) Health Services are owned and operated by Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc. They’re joining us to provide information on their health services for children.