Holiday fun checklist

How many of these can you do this school holidays?

Haere mai! We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your tamariki to our beautiful place. We have fun for all ages here – adventure activities, playgrounds, parks, trails, beaches and art. Plus plenty of cafes with great coffee and delicious kai for you to visit and refuel! Mā te wā!

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🎳 Try the VR games and bowling at North City Tenpin & VR Arcade.

Ten-pin bowling has a huge following here in Porirua with North City Tenpin (35 Kenepuru Drive) boasting 20 lanes, some “striking” social and competitive leagues, and free learn-to-bowl sessions. See more

🎨 Visit the Pātaka children’s gallery and grab a treat at Kaizen Café.

Using colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, our children’s gallery explores what life has been like around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour for the people and creatures who have lived here. See more

⛹️ Enjoy the winter season of elite-level sport at Te Rauparaha Arena.

Porirua is home to one of the region’s premier indoor arenas – Te Rauparaha Arena. Find out more

🍿 Go see the latest film in Porirua.

Get cozy at Pāuatahanui Light House Cinema or Reading Cinema at North City Mall. Find out more

👮 Try your detective skills at the Police Museum.

The New Zealand Police Museum tells the stories of the New Zealand Police and the work they do to keep us safe. Find out more

📚 Check out your local library

Check out Porirua Libraries' holiday programmes for the little ones. See more here

🏊‍♀️ Have a splashing good time at Arena Aquatics.

After your swim, refuel hungry tummies at Regular Cafe. Find out more

🚶‍♀️ Take a walk under the shelter of trees along Te Ara Utiwai.

Porirua has more than 100 km of walking tracks that traverse the coastline, bush, city, farmland, wetlands, and historic sites. Find out more

🍫 Get your fill of chocolate during Porirua's ChoctoberFest.

Enjoy delicious treats full of Whittaker's Chocolate at our local cafes during ChoctoberFest. Find out more

🛍️ Check out the shops or have a bite to eat under cover at North City Shopping Centre.

The perfect spot for clothes, pharmacy products, games, bargains, stationery, travel agencies, and more. Find out more

😀 Get bouncing or try rock climbing at Awesome Bounce.

At Awesome Bounce we want you to make the most out of your visit, forget about an hour time limit, feel free to stay as long as you like! You can even bring in a lunch box for the kids, easy! Find out more

🏎️ Go go-kart racing at Porirua Indoor Raceway.

Get a taste of how the world’s best Formula One racer started their journey – on go-karts! Find out more

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