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For kids

Kids love the Kāpiti Coast and there's heaps to do from playing in the parks and getting wet in the splash pad to tenpin bowling, miniature railways and more.

Ten pin bowling

Head to Kapiti Ten Pin Bowling for a game of ten pin bowling. Great for families - try glow in the dark bowling at night! Very reasonable prices.

You can also have a go on the mini golf course, arcade games or at table tennis.

Located at 1 Te Tupe Road, Nikau Valley, Paraparaumu (take the Lindale exit off SH1).

Indoor playground

Have a blast on a massive playground at Jump Indoor Playground with bouncy castles, bubble balls, giant soccer and slides. Perfect for ages 1 to 14.

Adults can relax and enjoy a coffee while the kids play or join in the family fun.

Located in central Paraparaumu at the Action Indoor Sports stadium.

Miniature railways

Loco Miniature Railway & Garden, Ōtaki

Step back in time to the 1920s. This miniature landscape covers 1/4 acre. G scale models of some of the first steam locomotives. Open 1 October – 30 April. Every Sunday, and daily during school and public holidays 11.00am to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day. 

Kapiti Miniature Railway, Raumati Beach

There's also a miniature railway at Marine Gardens park in Raumati. The double loop track features two tunnels and is just under 1km long. The train runs between 1pm-4pm on Sundays and is $1.50 a trip.

Playgrounds and other activities

Enjoy one of Kāpiti's destination playgrounds or head to the pool.

Take the kids on an adventure exploring Kāpiti's history and heritage highlights, head for a walk or bike ride on one of the many cycleways or check out other attractions and activities for more ideas.