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Milo Play Zone


Wed 11 Apr 2012, 9:30am–11:30am

Where: Howick Leisure Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, Howick, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Get the family together and come along to enjoy the first ever ‘Milo Play Zone’!

The Milo Play Zone is a play area sponsored by Milo to encourage kids and parents to spend time together getting active in unstructured play. This initiative follows on from the State Of Play report released last month, highlighting the startling fact that almost half (46%) of Kiwi kids are not playing every day.

How it works:
1. Book a Milo zone (or ‘backyard’)
2. Decide how many people are playing
3. Choose the tools of your choice (there will be balls, frisbees, hula hoops, ropes, cones, velcro tags and coloured bibs)
4. Make up your game, create the rules
5. Head to your allocated space and play!

These games can be as physical as you want them to be and kids are welcome to play on their own, with a friend, with a parent or with a group – it’s all up to them!

The great thing about these Milo Play Zones is that it encourages kids to make up their own games that they can then replicate at home.

Playing can be thirsty work, so we will also have some free cold Milo drinks ready for those wanting to refuel.

If you can’t make this event, don’t worry – we will be traveling all over Auckland throughout the school holidays to make sure everyone can join in. See our schedule below:

Week one:
• Massey: 10 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm
• Howick: 11 April, 9.30am – 11.30am
• Pakuranga : 11 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
• Manurewa: 12 April, 10.00am – 12.00pm
• Papatoetoe: 13 April, 11.00am – 1.00pm
Week Two:
• Mangere: 16 April, 10.00am – 12.00pm
• Te Matariki: 17 April, 10.00am – 12.00pm
• Birkenhead: 18 April, 10.00am – 12.00pm
• Otara: 19 April, 9.00am – 11.00pm
• Lynfield: 20 April, 10.00am – 12.00pm

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