Stuck for festive season family entertainment ideas?

Auckland Council has kindly compiled a list of free family-friendly events.

Here’s a solution: Check out Auckland Council’s recommendations. Everything from unseasonal ice skating and Christmas drive-throughs to town square karaoke and yuletide ukelele.

But don’t limit yourself to just free events.

Add a few of these activities to your Christmas list.

  •  Jet ski rentals and guided tours from stunning Maraetai. Ride your own jet ski, with or without a guide.192 Maraetai Drive, Maraetai
  • Beetopia & NZ Honey Tasting Shed: course, tours and tastings. 181 Omaha Flats road, Tawharanui Peninsula
  • All Black’s Experience: five interactive zones to put your physical and mental skills to the test. Level 4, 88 Federal Street, Sky City Precinct
  • VR Room: from 4D cinema experiences and survival games to motorbike racing and player versus player games. 389 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Central Auckland
  • Jump indoor trampoline park: thousands of square metres of individual, interlocking trampolines, a foam pit, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops and more. Avondale, North Shore, and Takanini
  • Thrillzone: immerse yourself in a virtual world with Omni or Hologate VR. Takapuna and Auckland CBD
  • Tree Adventures: ultimate high ropes adventure, offering 10 unique courses. Not for the faint-hearted or acrophobic. Boundary Road, Woodhill Forest, North-West Auckland
  • Rixen NZ Cable Wakeboarding Park: learn to wakeboard on Auckland’s only cable wake park. From the absolute beginner to the seasoned professional. Onehunga Bay Lagoon, Beachcroft Avenue, Onehunga

Have fun. Merry Christmas!