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The Five Best Kidult Activities in Wellington

Cast off the shackles of the working week, with a nod to your childhood.
By Jonathan Brumley
August 22, 2017
By Jonathan Brumley
August 22, 2017

Whatever happened to those days of zero responsibility, endless laughter and a life of no stress? Oh, that's right, becoming an adult. Your inner child is buried underneath stress and long hours in the office, yearning to be free. What if I told you that, even for just one carefree afternoon, you could rejuvenate and nourish that neglected being? Let's take a look at some of the best kidult activities Wellington has to offer. Playtime has begun.


What better sums up childhood than a bounce on the trampoline? With wall to wall trampolines at Jumperama, you'll be bouncing into next week. Become a Hollywood stunt person as you ricochet through the room like a squash ball. Blow off steam as you fly, glide and practice your airborne contortionist skills by flipping and twisting into their soft foam pit. Still not satisfied? Put Michael Jordan in his place as you slam dunk your way into the NBA League with their basketball hoops. Jumperama will have you hopping like a kid after their first can of Coke.


Because adventure is the spice of any child's life, here's the perfect place to relive those experiences. At Fergs Kayaks, you are spoilt for choice. Tame the Wellington harbour on a stand up paddleboard or experience Wellington's majesty on a kayak tour at dusk. If that doesn't float your boat, hire a pair of their rollerblades and rocket down the waterfront to your favourite disco anthems. Feel like putting your Spiderman skills to the test? Conquer the 13-metre-high indoor rock climbing wall where they have areas for beginners and seasoned climbing veterans.

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Let your imagination run wild as you enter Wellington's iconic Carlucci Land. Get lost amongst the award-winning sculptures as you perfect your putting at one of New Zealand's best mini golf venues. Perhaps the best place to totally become a kid again, bring your friends and hire out the BBQ area for a full day of activity, or spend that lazy summer's evening with their night golf option. With an edgy junkyard theme, Carlucci Land sure is a hole-in-one.


Crocodile bikes and milk shakes — welcome to kid paradise. These crocodile bikes have become a much-loved fixture on Wellington's waterfront since 1998. Get ready to turn heads as you experience the harbour in the most fun way possible. Once you're finished cycling, head over to the Croc Bikes milk bar, Shake, and snap up a deliciously naughty milkshake that's made with fresh, organic milk and no artificial colours or flavours.


Let's put an adult spin on a family classic — board game night. Counter Culture is Wellington's trendiest place to charge your mates rent in Monopoly or find out if it really was Colonel Mustard with a candlestick in Cluedo. As you whet your whistle with a craft beer from their impressive selection, enjoy any one of the 300 board games that Counter Culture has to offer. While you're at it, treat yourself to one of their fabulous burgers and indulge in their dessert menu. With a collection of games ranging from family classics to modern favourites, there's something to suit everyone.

Published on August 22, 2017 by Jonathan Brumley

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