Most Popular Kids Activities in the Otago Region in 2015

    Parties Face Painting

    Professional Face Painting, Dunedin Perfect for; private parties, corporate/promotional events and festivities. Catering for both Children and Adults. All the designs are unique and eye catching. We offer a tailor made professional service to suit your needs. Abracadabra Face Painting is ...just that little bit extra! The face paint is of make-up industry standard, making it safe for sensitive skins. We have a hygienic work ethic in place. We charge a hourly rate, with the exception of a few ... Read more local markets and festivals where a 'cost per head" may apply. A travel fee may occur for bookings located outside of Dunedin City. Please contact myself (Hannah) for any questions, quotes or further information.

    First Time Taekwondo Class Starting at Wanaka by International Instructor Laxman Basnet 5th Degree Black Belt "Taekwondo training for physical fitness, mental concentration, self defence, self confidence, discipline and sportsmanship"

    Have a Shot has 8 activities including claybird, rifle, and archery ranges plus a golf driving range, these are all under cover. Also a large 18 hole mini putt, a battlefield, golf jackpot hole at $800 and cropool. There are age limits on the claybird [17] and rifles [14]. We give full instruction on the activities with safety being a priority. We are very popular with groups and do discounts for larger groups but our 'combo' is very popular, $70, a saving of $12, the prices of activities range from ... Read more $5 to $38, suits novice to experienced.

    Aikido is a beautiful martial art that uses circular movements to neutralize an attack. Aikido emphasises effective techniques that do not depend on size or strength, so is suitable for all ages, women and men. As a non–competitive martial art, Aikido is learnt co-operatively with training partners. This allows the application of martial art techniques in a safe, non-aggressive and controlled environment. Class Times 7 - 8 pm Mondays 7 - 8 pm Wednesdays 10 - 11 am Saturdays (optional extra ... Read more class) Instructor : Mark Fitzwater 3rd Dan Aikido

    sCakes For All Occasions (" Cake Talk " with Margaret ) specializing in all types of cakes from Weddings, both modern and traditional, Adult and Children birthday cakes including 50 novelty cake designs, plus other occasion cakes including Corporate, Anniversaries, Christmas, Baby Showers, Christening With 39 years experience Margaret has seen many changes over the years in decorating cakes. A member of the NZ Cake Guild Inc. since 1987. and founder of our local cake decorating guild ... Read more ( Taieri Cake Decorating Guild ) in October 1993 as Founder President . We are a home based business situated 14km south of Dunedin 10-15 minutes away from the centre of Dunedin. By Appointment Only. Currently registered with Dunedin City Council. We now offer 30 cake flavours including 8 Gluten free and 3 Dairy Free all to home made recipes using the freshest of ingredients. ( Check our website for the cake flavours ) with each cake order we receive. All our cakes are made to order ...

    Professional Face and Body Painters providing services to the corporate event market, festivals, fairs and private parties using the best quality paint, powders, glitter and designs sourced through BODYFX in NZ and Silly Farm from the USA.

    Our unique trip takes around about 5.5hrs and is a combination of a sightseeing trip by bus or van (a 45 min drive into Skippers Canyon, one of the most scenic roads in NZ), and raft on the upper Shotover River. The on-river trip is pretty gentle, we are only rafting on grade 1 & 2 rapids. This means that any water that sloshes into the raft, does so without violence or force. In fact, water confidence is not necessary. We do stop along the way on the river and adults and kids who want to, can ... Read more try the various rock jumps into the river, and swim in the river. The trip definitely falls into the “soft adventure” category, it is NOT your average SCARY raft trip that you would experience on higher graded sections of the river. We are however the only rafting operator in Queenstown who takes children under 13 years on the Shotover, we take kids as young as 3 years as water confidence is not necessary. The cost per adult is $179 and $120 per child.

    Education Extra Curricular

    This international life skills programme for children helps build confidence and self esteem through the medium of drama. We operate in most areas of new Zealand and have just celebrated our 20th birthday. Please see our website for all our details and a wonderful video explaining our classes. Confident children excel in all areas of life, feeling good about yourself is the key to being happy and successful. Our after school classes run for one hour each week of the school term. Our teachers are ... Read more highly qualified, love working with children and encourage the use of imagination and description. We offer a safe and fun environment where students can explore ideas and imagination without ridicule or peer pressure. each lesson is a highly structured part of our curriculum developed by our team in the United Kingdom. Classes are well managed and organised to ensure everyone can learn at their own pace. Not that the children realise this, they simply have lots of fun. Each year we have student ...

    It's all about having fun, so bring the whole family and bounce on in to Inflatable World. It's not just for the kids - we encourage the parents to have fun with their children. Sessions are for three hours per single entry fee - you will be tired by then anyway! You can play on the inflatable activities as many times as you like during the three hour session and our supervisors are there to make sure everyone is safe and gets a fair go. We cater for large groups, including Birthday Parties, ... Read more School trips, School Holiday Programs, Corporate events, Christmas Parties, or just a group of friends. We do recommend you book if you have a large group of 10 or more. Everyone playing on the inflatables must wear socks. No socks - no Play. Inflatable World is a high energy maximum activity zone (kids get hot and sweaty), so we suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please leave your hats, jewellery, tiaras, watches, etc at home. We are at 93 Crawford Street, Dunedin. ...

    Sports Little Athletics Clubs & Centres

    An Athletics New Zealand and Athletics Otago affiliated club that incorporates activities such as running and walking over all kinds of terrain from all weather athletics track surfaces to mountain running tracks. We cater for both competitive and social athletes.

    A uniquely Otago experience Just a few minutes from city centre, you’ll discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through the special stories of Otago and New Zealand, a window on the Pacific and a gateway to the world. Get hands-on in Discovery World and experience interactive science at its best, with exciting experiments and engaging exhibits for visitors of all ages. Explore the Museum’s seven permanent galleries, from the Victorian-era Animal Attic to the Māori treasures ... Read more of Tāngata Whenua. See an ancient Egyptian mummy, majestic moa and much more as you discover our world-class collection, or immerse yourself in our temporary special or touring exhibitions. The hottest attraction in Dunedin awaits: travel through our Tropical Forest, a living ecosystem complete with lush gardens and exotic butterflies. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you’ll find something to inspire, excite and enlighten at the Otago Museum.

    Arts & Crafts Beading

    The Bead Shop, Queenstown Relax in our friendly, colourful shop. Have fun designing your own wearable art or choose from our handcrafted selection. Hundreds of colours and styles of pieces to choose from to make your jewellery unique! Birthday parties and groups welcome. ACTIVITY AGE INFORMATION - Fun for all ages - 5 - 95! BIRTHDAY PARTIES We are very happy to cater for birthday parties. We can cater for up to 12 children. Bookings essential. No food allowed. For 5yrs to 12 yrs we charge $10 ... Read more per head and for this they can design their own beautiful necklace working from our special party tray full of a large range of beads . For children 13yrs and up they have the full use of the shop but the staff will need to be informed as to how much each child can spend. As an added bonus the birthday girl/boy receives a small gift from The Bead Shop Something different – fun and creative. Lots of room to spread out.

    Puzzling World is an iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment we invented the world’s first 3-D maze and offer a huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - visiting the Illusion Rooms is sure to - from holograms, following faces and a shrinking room to one where sculptures defy physics ... Read more and another where objects glide uphill, your notion of reality will be tested!

    The Port Chalmers Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole course blessed with stunning views across the Otago Harbour offering a challenge for seasoned golfers and a fun filled adventure to those who may be new to the game. The club is renowned for its friendly, welcoming attitude and at $25 per year for Schoolboy / girl membership, is an economical way to introduce yourself to New Zealand's most popular sport. Feel free to mail any questions or inquiries to Steve Walker for an immediate response or phone ... Read more The Port Chalmers Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole course blessed with stunning views across the Otago Harbour offering a challenge for seasoned golfers and a fun filled adventure to those who may be new to the game. The club is renowned for its friendly, welcoming attitude and at $25 per year for Schoolboy / girl membership, is an economical way to introduce yourself to New Zealand's most popular sport. Feel free to mail any questions or inquiries to Steve Walker for an immediate response or phone

    Best Western Cranbury Court offers 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Self-Contained Apartments which sleep from 1 to 8 people. Spacious, warm apartments with fully equipped kitchen and laundry and only five minutes walk (400m) from Queenstown's main centre. Most apartments enjoy fabulous alpine views and you can watch the Gondola make its way up Bob's Peak to the Skyline facility from your courtyard seating area or balcony. Surrounded by six fantastic ski areas, walking trails, superb shopping, day spas, over ... Read more 150 restaurants and bars, award winning vineyards, a host of adventure sports, walking distance to the city centre and less than 15 minutes drive to the Queenstown Airport, Best Western Cranbury Court offers a superb location for all your holiday needs.

    The Library, often described as the living room of the city, provides a range of inviting physical and virtual spaces, and offers open access to information, education, ideas and works of the imagination across generations. A regular collaborator with local writers and arts organisations, the public libraries hosts and publicises author talks, workshops and supporting book launches. The libraries ensure that the published work of Dunedin writers is well represented on the shelves for customers to ... Read more enjoy, and also keeps a pristine heritage copy for future generations through the McNab New Zealand Collection. Libraries can be found in the City, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Blueskin Bay and Waikouaiti; along with two book buses that visit a wide variety of areas throughout Dunedin. For more information visit the website.

    Kinloch Lodge is just 5 minutes by boat from Glenorchy town, or a 26 km scenic drive through ancient Beech forests and lush alpine valleys; Kinloch is as accessible as it is out-of-the-way. Whether you’re here to relax and enjoy the many day walks, using our transport to arrive between the Routeburn, Greenstone, Caples and Rees and Dart tracks, or you’re looking to enjoy a meal in our historic café / restaurant, or heading out on one of our kayak trips, Kinloch Lodge can be your outpost in the ... Read more wilderness.

    Jumpin Jacks Entertainment are based in Dunedin and is locally owned and operated. We specialize in hiring quality Bouncy Castles, Jukebox Hire, Popcorn Machines, Candy Floss Machines and amusement equipment at affordable prices. To keep prices down, we are a home based business and can be contacted during the evenings by phone or email. If we are not available to take your call, please leave a message on our answer phone and we will get in contact asap. Please view the rest of the site to view ... Read more our equipment, prices and conditions and contact us for any further inquiries.

    Is pain, injury limiting your involvement in sport activities? Does it stop you from working? Does it make it harder to look after your children, take your dog for a walk, or do the gardening? You need help to recover faster NOW! By calling the A+ Physio Team you can expect magical hands on treatments to help decrease your pain, ease those tight muscles and improve your range of movement. We offer specialized exercise programs to improve your strength, balance and function which will maintain these ... Read more results long term. A+ Physio has the knowledge, skills and experience to ensure the best quality physio services available. You can be assured of a professional and respectful service at all times. Please feel free to visit out website to find out more information about our services.

    Take a scenic Gondola ride to enjoy Queenstown’s most spectacular views. At the top of Bob’s Peak there’s more to enjoy! The Luge provides a fun-filled gravity ride in our speedy carts. Then relax and dine in our taste of New Zealand buffet restaurant open for lunch or dinner, or sample lighter fare in the market kitchen. In the evening our Stargazing astronomy tours and the Kiwi Haka performances entertain and inspire. Come up for a visit to Skyline Queenstown today! Hours: Gondola from 9am, ... Read more Luge from 10am, restaurant lunch from 12-2pm, restaurant dinner from 5:45pm onwards Restrictions: Age and height restrictions apply for the Luge.

    Sports Golf Clubs

    The Frankton Golf Centre, with it's 9-hole golf course, is the perfect course for a casual game of golf. It’s an ideal practice course; great if you are short on time and perfect for beginners. The Centre also boasts a driving range, a large putting/chipping green, NZPGA qualified coaching and a fully stocked Pro Shop. Located adjacent to the Queenstown Events Centre, it provides residents and visitors to Queenstown with an opportunity to play and learn golf at an inexpensive and well maintained ... Read more facility within a remarkable alpine location.

    A small Early Childhood Education centre on Ross Street, we are housed in a homely villa that has a feeling of being at home. We educate and care for children from 0-5 years old, providing a variety of experiences to extend and build on children's knowledge and skills. We offer 20 hours ECE for tree and four year-olds as well as a transition programme for children as they approach the start of school. Our teachers are fully trained and we work in ratios of 1-4 for Under-twos and 1-8 for Over-twos. ... Read more As we are licensed for 35 children we are able to work in small groups of children which allows for optimum moments to build relationships between children and the teachers. We provide nutritious home-cooked meals and morning and afternoon tea, allowing parents to have the knowledge that their children have been well fed and don't necessarily need a meal at the end of a weary day.

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