Top Things to Do in Wellington this Winter

By Pia Marie Balquiedra  |  Posted:


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    Winter is here! We’re aware that people sometimes forget to make plans for the family, or sometimes plans fall apart. Since it’s important to keep our children busy, we’ve compiled a list of some fun activities that your children (or even parents like us) can enjoy. Check out our recommendations below, which are all awesome regardless of the season!

    1. Little Mako’s Swim School

    Address: 105 Britomart St, Berhampore, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
    Phone: +64 274 584 310

    The Little Mako’s Aquatic Team are dedicated to delivering top quality programmes for Learn to Swim and Water Safety in their special facility at Berhampore School! 
    They offer school-based programmes and private learn to swim programmes! 
    They even offer free community swimming on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM!

    Here are a few reasons why you and your little ones should get into swimming!

    • Builds strength and endurance
    • Swimming is a great way to keep fit!
    • It helps people sleep better
    • It improves people’s mood and can help people cope better with stress 

    Visit their website for more info!

    1. Kip McGrath Education Centre Wanganui

    Address: 28 Somerset Rd, Springvale, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
    Phone: +64 6-348 0035

    Kip McGrath Education Centre focuses on English and maths for primary and secondary students.
    The establishment and its wonderful staff believe that success in learning helps to boost a child’s self-esteem and encourages a positive attitude towards learning.
    Kip McGrath has been the leader in supplementary tuition for 40 years, focusing on English, reading, spelling, comprehension and maths.
    They are known for creating individual learning programme specifically designed to suit each individual child’s needs.
    What are you waiting for? Book a lesson now and find out how the establishment can help your child build a brighter future!

    Click here to visit their website

    1. GKR Karate

    Address: region21nz@gkrkarate.com
    Phone: 021 979 999

    The most famous martial arts include Karate, boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Muay Thai! If you’re looking for a karate class, then look no further than GKR Karate!
    GKR Karate offers self-defence classes for people of all ages! 
    Their classes provide a warm, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. All instructors are accredited with the 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.

    Did you know? There are plenty of benefits to attending martial arts classes! Check out some of them below!

    • Your child will develop self-defense skills
    • Martial arts will help your child stay fit.
    • Your child will develop confidence.
    • Martial arts will help your children gain self-discipline.
    • The classes will present your children with opportunities to socialize and compete with other students. 

    GKR Karate has numerous branches across the country, we’ve compiled a list of their Wellington region branches below.

    Hataitai
    Address: Kilbirnie School, Hamilton Road, Hataitai 6021, New Zealand

    Johnsonville
    Address: Johnsonville School, 10 Morgan Street, Wellington 6037, New Zealand

    Karori
    Address: Karori West School, 19 Allington Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Silverstream
    Address: Silverstream School, Whitemans Road, Silverstream 5019, New Zealand

    Strathmore
    Address: Strathmore Community Hall, 108 Strathmore Avenue, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

    Mount Wellington
    Address: Bailey Road Primary, Bailey Road, Mount Wellington 1060, New Zealand

    Upper Hutt
    Address: Upper Hutt College, Moonshine Road (Gate 3) Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand

    Click here to visit their website.

    1. Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Café

    Address: 2362 Akatarawa Rd, Akatarawa Valley, Upper Hutt 5372, New Zealand
    Phone: +64 4-526 7529

    Connect with nature in a beautiful environment at Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Café!
    In this special place, you can feed and freely interact with wildlife!
    It’s a wonderful destination for school and group visits, picnics, and barbecues!

    Below are just a few reasons why animal encounters are important.

    Animal encounters are good ways to connect with nature! 

    Exposing your child to the wonders of nature will help your child see and appreciate its beauty! The unique experience of an animal’s touch and smell and looking at them directly in the eye moves us to care more deeply about protecting these animals and the environment!

    Animal encounters are valuable learning opportunities!

    These experiences take children and adults alike beyond traditional zoo visits! You get to interact with and observe animals directly! You can even speak with knowledgeable and dedicated staff who manage the animals’ care! Children learn best in environments that arouse their curiosity and interest. Getting close to animals can be a fun bonding experience that facilitates learning!

    Interested? Click here to visit their website!

    1. Pirate Cove’s Adventure Golf Wellington

    Address: 2 Wi Neera Dr, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
    Phone: +64 4-237 6809

    Enjoy beautiful sea views as you putt through the 18 hole course’s caves, waterfalls, tombstones and shark-infested waters!
    Pirate’s Cove is suitable for all groups such as schools, holiday programmes, sports groups, seniors, special needs, corporate functions and family events.

    Below are a few reasons why you and your loved ones should start playing the sport!

    • Golf is good for your health and can serve as a wonderful cardiovascular exercise! 
    • Golf reduces stress levels
    • Golf helps you concentrate better
    • Golf can provide you with countless challenges to overcome
    • Many high-profile businessmen substitute meetings and conferences for a round of golf. If you think your child will enter the world of business one day, then learning to play golf will be a big help! 

    For more information, visit their website.

    If you’re looking for activities in other NZ locations, check out our articles on Auckland and Christchurch.

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