• Video: 5 Napier attractions to entertain the kids for the rest of the holidays.

Video: 5 Napier attractions to entertain the kids for the rest of the holidays.

Napier's Holiday Attractions

Running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained in the last stretch of the school holidays?

Here are our top picks for fun activities to do with the kids in around Napier.


Grab the kids and head down to Par2 MiniGolf for some serious competitive fun these school holidays, it's one of the best ways to spend an afternoon down Marine Parade.

Located by the Soundshell,Marine parade, Napier. Opens 9am - last tee off 7pm.


The National Aquarium

These school holidays, head along and enjoy a colourful hands-on Sensory Quest.

Jumping over streams, listening to the sounds of a native forest, matching leaves to native trees, and replicating a raindrop falling into the ocean. Running until 31st Jan. 


Napier Libraries Storywalk

Running until 29th Jan, this free event is an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time.

Go to the locations and follow the arrows to read the featured books. When you finish a book, you can scan the QR code to enter the prize draw.


- Marine Parade: Along the Rotary Path behind Par2 Mini Golf to the Tom Parker Fountain.

- Taradale Park: Walkway from Taradale Library, towards Taradale Kindy and back to the library.

- Maraenui/Marewa Recreational Reserve: Walkway from Nash Street towards Latham Street.



Every day there’s something new to do at the museum. Explore an exhibition, attend an event or do a fun activity with the kids.

The Museum, Theatre and Gallery that comprises MTG Hawke’s Bay is located in the town centre of Napier on the corner of Marine Parade and Tennyson Streets.

Open daily from 9.30am - 5pm and entry is free.


Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.

Rather than read and look at pieces of history, you will be encouraged to touch, hold items, pull levers and truly discover how things would've been in days gone by.

Faraday Centre is open from 9am-3pm Monday- Saturday and is located at 2B Faraday Street, Napier South.