Summer Fun

Need some inspiration for summer fun! Check out our list of fun activities and outings to do over

the month of january and remember to slip, slop, slap and wrap!

Activities to try for under 2's

  • Have a picnic in your garden or at the local park
  • Play with water - fill up the paddling pool and let your child splash and explore.
  • Read and play outside under trees
  • Take a trip to the Grey Lynn paddling pool. it's free and open from 11am.

Activities to try for over 2's

  •  Spend the day at the beach!
  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
  • Build sandcastles and explore the rock pools
  • Take a day trip to Goat Island and see the tropical fish
  • Set up the tent and have a pretend camping trip in the back yard
  • Make and fly a kite
  • Run or ride your bikes through the sprinkler
  • Make a water slide using tarpaulin, water and dishwashing liquid

Make a healthy summer treat!

Fruit and yoghurt ice blocks


  • ​2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas
  • 2 cups plain or vanilla yoghurt
  • 8 ice block moulds


Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas and yoghurt into a blender.

Cover and blend until the fruit is chunky or smooth as desired.

Fill ice block moulds full to the top with the fruit mixture.

Place ice block moulds into the freezer for at least 5 hours and enjoy!