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Play in Kāpiti

Stay and play in Kāpiti this summer - with your own children, friend's children or the grandkids. There is plenty to keep them busy rain or shine.


Jump into action Kāpiti

4 Manchester Street, Paraparaumu

10am to 5pm daily during the school holidays and weekends

Telephone: 021 0540 321

Email: info@jumpkapiti.nz

Indoor ball courts for soccer, bouncy castles and slides.


Kāpiti Ten Pin Bowling

Ten pin bowling, mini golf and arcade games

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

Telephone: 04 298 3674

Email: info@kapititenpin.co.nz




Coastlands Aquatic Centre

Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu


Ōtaki Pool

Haruatai Park, Mill Street, Ōtaki



Finn’s Cinema (24 seats)

2 Beach Road, Paekākāriki

Telephone: 04 292 8081

Email: finnskapiti@xtra.co.nz


Event Cinema (4 screens)

150 Rimu Road, Coastlands, Paraparaumu

Telephone: 04 298 6175

Email: manager@dtcoastlands.co.nz


Shoreline Cinema (2 screens)

10 Mahara Place, Waikanae

Telephone: 04 902 8070

Email: escape@shorelinecinema.co.nz


Outdoor play


Adrenalin Paintball and Laser TagLaser tag and paintball for all ages.

Lindale Complex, State Highway One, Paraparaumu.

Telephone: 0800 ADRENALIN (237362)


Kapiti Coast Electric Tramway


Ride in a 1920s tram 4km through Queen Elizabeth Park to Whareroa Beach

Open every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday 11am to 4.30pm

Telephone 04 292 8361

Email info@wellingtontrams.org.nz


Kāpiti Island

Visit Kāpiti Island for the day and enjoy New Zealand as it once was - when the birds were in charge. 

You can travel with Kāpiti Island Nature Tours or the Kāpiti Explorer who will organise permits and ferry transport.


Lindale Farm

Lindale Village, off SH1, Paraparaumu

Under new owners and being redeveloped over the summer, but visitors are still welcome with entrance via the café. Chickens, ducks, peacocks, geese, rabbits, goats, sheep, cattle and pigs are keen for a visit.

Open 10am to 4pm daily

Telephone: 021 223 6344


Loco Miniature Railway and Gardens

200 State Highway One North, Ōtaki

Extensive miniature railyway set in two acres of English-style gardens with play area, trampoline, petanque and backyard cricket, wood fired pizzas available on Sundays

Open every Sunday and daily during the school holidays 1 October to 1 April 11am to 4pm

Telephone: 06 364 6506


Ngā Manu Nature Reserve

281 Ngarara Road, Waikanae

Bird and eel feeding, lakes, picnic area, lookout tower and extensive walks through native bush. See Kiwi, Tuatara, Kea, Kaka and Tui

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Telephone: 04 293 4131


Reikorangi Pottery, Animal Park and Café

27 Ngatiawa Road, Waikanae

Cute little farm park and café alongside rustic pottery exhibition and sales

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and public holidays

Telephone 04 293 5146

Email janandwilf@reikorangi.com



Visit one of our 48 playgrounds around the district including:


  • Marine Gardens, Raumati with the Splashpad water park, BBQ, miniature railway (weekends)
  • Campbell Park, Marine Parade, Paekākāriki with skate park, sports field perfect for a game of rounders and great ocean views
  • Maclean Park, Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach with lighthouse slide, life-sized motor boat and tractor, skate park, duck pond and tree climber
  • Aotaki Street, Ōtaki with skate park and mini road layout for learning cyclists and budding scooter riders
  • Otaihanga domain riverside with scenic walkways and cyclepaths
  • Waikanae Park, Ngarara Road with skate park and two playground layouts for different ages,
  • Dixie Street, Te Horo with large green for running around or playing cricket and two play areas
  • Jade Lane Park, Jade Lane, Paraparaumu with a quiet playground surrounded by beautiful lagoons and walkways
  • Te Atiawa Park, Percival Road, Paraparaumu with busy playground situated next to tennis courts and a large BMX track
  • Totora Park, Sue Avenue, Ōtaki with new playground set in a quiet cul-de-sac


Southward Car Museum

Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu (just off SH1)

Open daily 9am to 4.30pm

The largest private collection of cars in the southern hemisphere

Telephone: 04 297 1221

Email admin@southwards.co.nz


Steam Incorporated

219 State Highway 1, Paekākāriki

Great for the steam train/ Thomas the Tank Engine enthusiasts

Open Saturday, Thursdays and Wednesday evenings to view steam trains being restored

Excursions on steam trains to various North Island destinations run throughout the year

Telephone 0800 783264

Email: enquiries@steaminc.org.nz


Waikanae Pool (outdoor heated pool)

Ngarara Road, Waikanae


Walk or cycle some of the most family-friendly walkways and cyclepaths in the lower North Island




Steam train at Paekākāriki

Waikanae Pools

Car at Southward Car Museum

Bump Soccer

Tasman Road Playground

Miniature Railway Raumati

Skate park Otaki

Cyclepark Otaki

Feeding a kaka at Nga Manu


Playground family


Jump into action indoor play

Feeding a goat at Lindale

Kapiti Island