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Rotorua Children’s Weekend


Sat 3 Mar 2018, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Lakefront Reserve, Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Rotorua Events

Celebrating Children from around the World!

As part of Rotorua Children’s Weekend celebrations there are a wide range of free family activities hosted in various venues around Rotorua.

On Saturday 3 March 2018 from 10am until 3pm a range of community groups and organisations will work alongside Rotorua Lakes Council to celebrate children from around the world. Enjoy a wide range of activities with international flavour including crafts, music, games, story-time, face-painting, swimming and much more!

This year we are celebrating many diverse cultures and families will need to follow a map around central Rotorua collecting stamps from each ‘country’ on your event passport.

Start at any flag shown on the map and complete activities at each of the eight locations to receive a ‘passport stamp’. Collect three passport stamps to go in the draw to win a great prize pool including family passes and vouchers from a range of Rotorua attractions, art and gift packs and much more.

Great locations to visit:
Rotorua Arts Village with English Language Partners and Multicultural Rotorua – Celebrate Peru! Create a Peruvian crown to wear for the day and listen to traditional South American music. Have fun in the photo booth with a wide range of props. Location: Rotorua Arts Village (inside).

Philippines Club of Rotorua – Celebrate the Phillipines! Have fun participating in traditional Filipino games and Filipino dancing. Location: Rotorua Arts Village (outside).

Children’s Art House – Celebrate Native America! Make a cool tee pee to take home and enjoy Native American music. Location: Children’s Art House

Rotorua Museum – Celebrate France! Learn fun French games including Escargot (Snail Hop-Scotch), Jeu de Puame (Palm Tennis) and Bilboquet (Cup and Ball). Location: Te Rūnanga Tea House

Rotorua Musical Theatre – Celebrate England! Have some supercalifragilistic fun with the team from Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical and take part in a cool colouring activity. Location: Band Rotunda

Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library – Celebrate Aotearoa! Learn the Māori art of weaving and make something to wear. Location: Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library (2nd Floor, Haupapa Street)

BayTrust Rescue Helicopter – Celebrate our Emergency Services! Learn more about our fantastic local Rescue Helicopter and have a go at some fun activities. Location: Rotorua Village Green

Rotorua Aquatic Centre – Celebrate Summer! Have lots of fun with water activities available for all the family. Free child entry (10am–6pm) with a paying guardian or adult entry. Location: Rotorua Aquatic Centre, Tarewa Road.

This is a great opportunity to share lots of laughs with the little people in our lives and treasure the time spent together!

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