Karate for Everyone Fun, Fitness with a Purpose. Children, Adult and Family Classes Available! Karate is one of the Worldâ€™s most popular martial arts. Modern-day Karate was developed in Okinawa, a small Island off Japan. Karate is a highly effective system of self-defence, and also an excellent form of exercise that promotes a number of life skills and values. GKR’s Classes For Kids GKRâ€™s classes provide a warm, friendly and encouraging atmosphere and all instructors are fully accredited with the IGKF (International Go-Kan-Ryu Federation). Children may train in regular classes (alongside people of all ages including other family members) or train in special kids classes. These classes run for one hour and consist of basic training as well as many karate-associated games. MEMBERSHIP INQUIRY Try a Free Class near you Find your nearest GKR Karate location and book in your free trial class! FIND LOCATION
Welcome and immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house or travel back in time in Dinosaur Kingdom when dinosaurs ruled. Meet Scar and Goldie, NZ’s only salt water crocodiles. We have farm animals, alligators, bugs, monkeys, a beautiful bird aviary plus check out our latest exhibit Kiwi Forest. Sit down for home-made food in our café, ride our train or relax in the free playground. We offer kids birthday parties, functions and catering. Plus we’re a fun educational day out for schools and ECE’s. Our Story Butterfly Creek is a privately owned NZ business and is managed by the married team of John Dowsett and Fiona Turner (who says husband and wife can’t work successfully together!). The first stage of Butterfly Creek opened in late 2003 and development has continued at a great pace since then. There is nothing like Butterfly Creek in NZ where visitors can experience a huge range of attractions from zoo exhibits to fun attractions including a train, playground and café. Our Brands In 2012 John and Fiona also opened Rocket Ropes, a fantastic high ropes park. Situated right next door to Butterfly Creek, it is a great day out whether you want to climb or head next door to Butterfly Creek to see the attractions or pop into our café for a bite to eat. In 2013 they then opened the best paintball facility in Australasia – Lock N Load Adventures. A short walk from Butterfly Creek, Lock N Load Adventures offers fun for kids and adults. Butterfly Creek, Rocket Ropes and Lock N Load are all part of the Papillon Group. Exciting News! Our newest exhibit Kiwi Forest is now open to the public! Kiwi Forest includes Brown Kiwi, Asian Short-Clawed Otters, Wetapunga, Eels and much more. More info. For even more fun & adventure, check out Rocket Ropes & Lock N Load Adventures .
About LBKI – Martial Arts in Auckland Lion Budokan Karate International started its first Branch in Auckland in May 2013 with handful of students. Our vision is to promote Karate as an essential sport for people of all ages and fitness levels. Renshi Syed Mohiuddin, Founder and Chief Instructor in New Zealand has about three decades of experience of karate training. He sees karate not just as another sport but an essential art for people to learn this internationally recognised martial art in Auckland. The life skills a student learns while learning self defense are amazing. Self discipline, being a great team player, confidence building, improved focus and concentration are to new a few. We are a relatively young karate Dojo in Auckland, but have been recognised and work very closely with other Karate styles and clubs in New Zealand to give our students our best. Our affiliations with Karate New Zealand and New Zealand Martial Arts Institute make sure our students are not left behind in terms of tournaments participation, advance trainings and other opportunities as they come. Currently running 3 branches, 7 batches and 11 sessions a week in Auckland (Mt Roskill, New Windsor and Blockhouse Bay) we are looking forward to expand Budokan Karate in other parts of the North Island very soon. Support from our members has been appreciated from day one. .
Squoodles – NZ’s #1Wooden Toy Shop! Welcome to Squoodles: NZ’s favourite online wooden toy shop! NZ family owned and based in the beautiful Waitakere Foothills, we created Squoodles with you in mind. We wanted to provide a fun online experience when looking for quality educational toys and gifts and found a gap in the market for reasonably priced, but high quality wooden toys. This then led to Squoodles, NZ’s best wooden toy shop, being created in 2013! Why Did We Choose to Become a Wooden Toy Shop? We love wooden products due to their longevity, and being educational, of high quality and competitively priced is a must at Squoodles. Our goal is that YOUR children are able to pass down their toys to THEIR kids, just like we have with ours. We’re bringing back the good old days of toys to Kiwi kids and we’re loving every moment. We have a lot of fun sourcing products both from New Zealand and Overseas. We’ve found items just a little bit different that other shops don’t have. At Squoodles, we offer secure online shopping and speedy delivery all around New Zealand and overseas. Our main focus is on providing outstanding Customer Service and having happy, satisfied clients is our priority. It’s one of the reasons why we have so many happy and repeat customers! We’d love you to take a moment to read what our happy customers have to say below in our footer. Squoodles Makes Learning Fun! From wooden stacking rings to building blocks and challenging puzzles – if you’re looking for that fun, practical and well-priced toy for your child, then we’re the online store for you. So pour a wine, and enjoy the hassle free shopping experience with Squoodles! Whether you’re looking for that elusive standout Baby Gift, something to entertain a toddler, or to engage the brain of a pre-schooler, then look no further – Squoodles stocks a range of exciting quality items that any child (or expectant Mum) would love to receive. We also stock an extensive range of Dressing Up costumes including Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Dinosaurs, Princesses and all your favourite superheroes and princesses! Alternatively, you can make some noise with our Wooden Musical Instruments, create a play with our Hand and Finger Puppets or extend your learning of other cultures with our exciting range of Multicultural resources. Squoodles is also a regular at the Baby Show Expos held annually around New Zealand in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton. We hope that you enjoy browsing around our wooden toy store. Happy Shopping, Join the Squoodle Bug Club for new products, member only specials, and heaps of giveaways! .
NZ Made Hand Tied Tutus for Kids & Adults Welcome to Mayhem Creations, home of Mariana Martin, Auckland’s top hand tied tutu designer! From tutu skirts for a first birthday party, a maternity tutu for a photo shoot or a child’s tutu dress as a Christmas present, we’re here to help! Only available for purchase through our online tutu shop, all our tutu skirts and dresses are of an exceptional quality and perfect for birthday parties, dress-ups and flower girls, or as a gift for a special party princess. Buy Hand Made Tutu Skirts, Dresses & Accessories Every girl at some stage dreams of being a princess. Or a fairy. Or a ballerina. Help bring her dreams to reality by giving her a hand tied children’s tutu from Mayhem Creations! We’re based in Auckland and provide free delivery of our gorgeous tutu dresses, skirts and accessories to non-rural addresses New Zealand wide. Our online tutu store has a large variety of predesigned tutu colour combinations, but we also custom make tutus upon request for no extra charge. If you have an upcoming wedding and need a tutu skirt for your flower girl in just the right colour, we can help. Or if your little princess has a favourite colour combination, we can use it to create a special unique tutu just for her! Needing Some Tutu Inspiration? Take a browse through our tutu photo gallery to see examples of tutus we have created and get inspired for your next tutu skirt or dress. With matching accessories including jewellery, cake tutus, hair accessories, table tutus and tutu dress ups, we really are NZ’s favourite tutu designer! .
ABOUT US What happens at the Children’s Science Play Room? Young Children’s Science Play Room Where imagination and creativity come to life. Where young children play with science, technology, engineering and maths activities. Opportunities where families or teachers with young children can play alongside each other, explore and learn new words to describe their experiences and increase their understanding of the world around us. Through hands on activities new information is learned that can be applied in other areas of play and interactive conversations with others. Opportunities for children who are gifted to extend their learning into a wide range of interests that we will endeavour to support with the help of their families. Many activities for children with learning difficulties to explore. Sensory activities designed to stimulate perceptual interaction and understanding. Learn Maori nouns of objects. There are two different areas: 0-5 years (My Garden) and 3- early primary years. Children will be able to go to both areas if there is place available or if they have booked to go. My Garden Area Babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are welcome in this area where most of the information are centred around the natural world around our homes and gardens. It has a focus on sustainability and conservation. Free play and exploration is focused on encouraging children to be curious and peek through holes, pull and turn knobs, put on dress ups, ask questions and become involved in sustained interactive play with others. Young child’s Science Play Room Area In this area the focus is on various aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) including activities that enhance understanding of forces, motion, energy, air, magnetism, electricity and many more. Teachers will be able to ask us to enhance their children’s (up to the age of 8 year’s) understanding on specific science learning outcomes that they are working on or are going to be working on. Imagine and Create Areas: Here children and adults will be able to apply what they have learned in various innovative and creative ways. For an example, we would like to encourage you to design your own Nudibranch or apply the Fibonacci Code in art and design after you had a play and look at it. Bookings are preferred as we limit numbers attending to increase involvement and quality times with others and to prevent crowding. On offer: Teachers and parents may request special interest development areas for children with an interesting hobby or STEAM activity interest. Expectations from staff at Children’s Science Play Room: Supervision: Adults have to interact and supervise the children in their care. No drop off and leaving of any child (up to 14years of age) allowed. One adult with no more than four children ages 5plus. One adult with no more than three children for ages under 5. Shoes off in the “My Garden” area. Socks with grips please. NO BAGS and prams allowed inside the areas please. No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets allowed please. .
Kids Play Mt Roskill Chipmunks indoor playland Mt Roskill is the ultimate place to keep kids busy, active and entertained for hours! Suitable for ages 0-11 years old to play all day, celebrate a birthday party or other event with our private venue hire allowing exclusive access to the playground and Chipmunks facilities! We also provide after school care and holiday programs should you need a few extra hours free. Contact Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Mt Roskill for more information or special requests. Indoor Playground & Cafe Explore all that Chipmunks kids playland Mt Roskill has to offer! We’ve created an amazing state of the art playground allowing kids to have unlimited fun through interactive play areas and an onsite cafe which has been strategically placed in view of the playground. A perfect place to relax with plenty of comfortable seating. Children’s Birthday Parties Make your child feel special and celebrate their next birthday at Chipmunks kids playland Mt Roskill! Choose from one of three different character themed birthday party packages and our expert party planner will help you organise a day that’s stress free and one your child and guests won’t ever forget View Packages and Pricing. Private Venue Hire We don’t just celebrate birthdays at Chipmunks! Our private venue hire is the ideal option for your next big event whether it be an end of year function, school group or fundraiser our private venue hire is the perfect place to host the occasion and have exclusive access to the entire kids playland Mt Roskill. View Packages and Pricing. After School Care Chipmunks kids playland Mt Roskill provides a fun and safe environment for kids to spend time after school incase you need a few extra moments to get things done. They’ll be having fun, keeping busy, active and interacting with other kids. School Holiday Program There’ll be no complaining of holiday boredom if you send your kids to the Chipmunks school holiday program. Kids will be busy with an action packed program full of activities to keep them entertained for hours. Our trained staff are on hand to supervise and make sure kids are having a great time during the term break. .