Bring the Kids

Make a family day of it and check out our events, perfect for bringing the kids, and right on your doorstep!

Kāpiti Food Fair 2022

3 Dec 2022
Mazengarb Reserve

Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu

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Book it into your calendar now!  Kāpiti Food Fair is a super fun, indulgent & tasty day out that fills your life with GOOD friends, GOOD times and GOOD food. It's an extravaganza that will make a lasting impression on the minds and bodies of all foodies!

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Waikanae Christmas Market Day

17 Dec 2022
Mahara Place


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Join Mahara Place for all your Christmas shopping in one place on the 17th December from 9am to 2pm .

Why Mahara Place this Christmas? Amazing eateries. Train station just across the road if you don't want to drive.

We have over 100 quality stalls booked in for all your Christmas shopping or stock up on supplies for the holidays.

For the children we have children's rides and Santa will also be joining us on the day.
Free face-painting for the children !

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North Pole Express

17 – 18 Dec 2022
Paraparaumu Railway Station

Amohia Street

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The North Pole Express is back!

Families will love the magical train ride in one of the specially decorated carriages, you’ll meet Santa, sing, and celebrate this special time of year.
Set to the sounds of carols passengers are invited to join us to be whisked away on the North Pole Express and delight in the magic of Christmas as the train departs for a two hour long round-trip journey to collect Santa who has been magically transported to an undisclosed location along the tracks!

The Two Hour Magical Round Trip includes: Entertainers, Carolling, Iced Cocoa & Cookies, Souvenir Mug, Santa Visit, Special Gift and Extra surprises on the way.
Join the 'Nice list' on our website for special presale access to purchase your tickets.

Kapiti Castles - Toddler Time

20 Sep – 20 Dec 2022
Paraparaumu Memorial Hall

Aorangi St , Paraparaumu

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Kapiti Castles ‘Toddler Time’ is BACK, hosted by your #1 Local Event & Party Hire Experts!

Kapiti Castles ‘Toddler Time’ is a monthly event for mums, dads, grandparents, and children under the age of four to get together for Play, Imagination & Creativity – A place to make new friends, where children have freedom to explore, and create special memories.

There is something for everyone at Kapiti Castles ‘Toddler Time’, creating a perfect setting for safe play hosted by our Amazing Team!

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Paraparaumu Memorial Hall, open from 10am to 12pm and suitable for children aged 0-4 years old. Tickets are just $7 per child online or $8 at the event.

The Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth 2023

26 Mar 2023
Maclean Park

Marine Parade, Paraparaumu

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Kāpiti Run for Youth is a family-friendly event – all humans, baby buggies and crowd-friendly dogs on leads are welcome. Bring your sunhat, sunscreen and water on the day. There are sponsored prizes, treats for the kids, certificates for everyone participating and free Paekākāriki Mini Pops for everyone at the end.

Raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti rangatahi youth while having fun strolling or running along the beautiful Kāpiti coastline.

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