Bring the Kids

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

Trams Trains & Automobiles

20 Aug 2022
Tour across the Kāpiti Coast

Sit back, relax and enjoy a slice of Kiwiana as Tour Wellington presents New Zealand of the past. Stunning scenery, historic trams, a delicious lunch on a beautifully restored and reimagined 1952 Wellington train and a world-famous car museum.

Tour includes: Pickup at Wellington Railway Station, Tour guide, Morning tea, Entry to Tramway Museum, Two-course set lunch with a drink at The Blue Train Restaurant, Entry to Southwards Car Museum, and Return travel to Wellington City.

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Winter Mardi Gras

26 – 28 Aug 2022
Kapiti Equestrian & Vaulting Centre

13b Nimmo Ave, Waikanae

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 This show involves circus performers, acrobats, aerialists, horses and their riders and vaulters! Each performer will be wrapped in colour and show off a wide range of skills from hula hoops to a miniature horse, horses jumping to jumping over the horse, acrobatics on horseback and contortion in the air. Those are just some of the amazing talents we will have in this magnificent show.

This will be held at the Kapiti Equestrian Centre over the last weekend of August, don’t miss out as the last show, 1920’s Extravaganza was a sell-out! Wrap up warm and come along to celebrate and discover these amazing talents!

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Kāpiti Half Marathon

13 Nov 2022
Maclean Park

Marine Parade, Paraparaumu

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Explore the stunning Kāpiti Coast for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km plus bring the kids for our kick it kids 2k.

Set on the beautiful coastal roads and river trails, 30 minutes from Wellington CBD, all the runs are based in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach overlooked by the magnificent Kāpiti Island. Using a combination of road and hard-packed gravel this course is fast, flat and beautiful. You will enjoy river trails, tree-lined streets, lakes and the stunning Waikanae Estuary boardwalk. 30-minute drive from Wellington with great public transport links, this is the ultimate destination run. Finish on the beautiful beachside park and celebrate your efforts with friends and family. Make the most of your stay by enjoying all that Kāpiti has to offer.

All courses open to walkers, buggies and wheelchair athletes.

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Kapiti Strawberry Festival

19 Nov 2022
Kapiti Primary School

Cnr Rimu Rd & Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu

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Welcome to the 2022 Kapiti Strawberry Festival!

During November and December thousands of delicious strawberry sundaes will be sold around the region to raise funds for Mary Potter Hospice to help keep the hospice service free.

The Hospice provides some of the best quality specialist care in the world for people facing terminal illness and their families.

Come along to Kapiti Primary School in Paraparaumu on Saturday 19 November from 9.30am and celebrate spring and help us to keep hospice services free.

Things to do and see:
Strawberries and ice cream
Sausage sizzle
Face painting
Food trucks
Bouncy castles
Loads of kids' entertainment (which can be enjoyed by the whole family)
Entertainment throughout the day on the big stage
Loads of stalls selling a variety of items.

Gold coin donation on gate entry.

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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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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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