Sunday, 1 March promises to be a day full of fun, laughter and creativity in Porirua as we celebrate Te rā o ngā Tamariki / Children's Day.
The day is all about supporting and nurturing our tamariki, honouring their mana and putting them first. What better way to celebrate Children’s Day than with a free event at Aotea Lagoon, packed to the brim with fun?
We have a wide range of free activities to keep children of all ages entertained from 11am to 3pm.
Highly Flammable will be setting up their DIY circus zone with colourful circus instructors to teach aspiring performers how to use props such as poi, staff, diablo, spinning plates, hoops and juggling, to name a few!
Remember our lovely farmyard animals as last month's Porirua Night Market? Our friends from Farmyard parties are bringing their animals again!
The Lions Club of Aotea Railway will be up and running too with their miniature railway. Choo choo!
Be mesmerised by the giant bubbles by Little Ben's Big Bubbles, floating through the air.
There are also plenty of activities to keep the kids moving and laughing such as bouncy castles from Awesome Bounce, outdoor games, and of course the fabulous Aotea Lagoon Splash Pad and its water jellies and misters, spray cannons and the massive dumper bucket. Don’t forget to bring your togs and towels!
Our lovely friends from Daizy Design Face Painting will be offering free face painting! They will transform our young humans into otherworldly creatures.
There will also be plenty of arts and craft areas to nurture the creative juices and imagination of our tamariki.
Bring along your kai and set up your own picnic while listening to our live DJ in the chill out zone. Or, if you don’t want to pack a picnic, there will be a BBQ fundraiser for the Special Olympics, the Eastside Cafe Food truck, and Mr Whippy will be on hand selling ice cream treats for the whānau.
Come and join us!
It'll be a full of fun and childlike wonder where we can celebrate and spend time with our tamariki.