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Free rides, games, toy making and DJ music coming to Ngāti Toa Domain

Children's Day in Porirua

Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on Sunday 3 March, from 11am–3pm.

“This day is all about supporting and nurturing our tamariki, honouring their mana and putting them first,” explains Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.

“Given that 40 per cent of Porirua’s population is younger than 25 years old, it is important that we keep tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.”

Whānau are encouraged to make their way to Ngāti Toa Domain on the day to take part in the festivities. Either pack a picnic and make a day of it or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks.

Bunnings Porirua will also be there with a free sausage sizzle while stocks last.

While enjoying some tasty kai, you can listen to tunes from young DJs aged between 12–15 years-old from the Aotearoa DJ Academy.

For those wanting free active fun, the inflatables will be out, with an inflatable sports field, mega obstacle course, inflatable slide, two baby castles and a baby bouncer to choose from.

Also on offer are giant games to play, such as Hoopla (ring toss), Connect 4, Cornhole, Noughts and Crosses, and Roll ‘a’ Ball.

Special Toymaker Workshops are also happening, with sessions for making a wooden snake or a flip and catch toy. Tamariki can also colour in flower windmill shapes made of plywood – to combat that pesky wind – that they can keep or gift to others.

If after all that there is still energy to burn, there will also be Kindy Gym and a soft play area for the littlies, The Chrome Academy for those a bit older, and free face-painting during the day.

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27 Feb 2024