Family fun and adventure

Whether you want to go inside, outside, or even upside down, the Hutt Valley has plenty of ways to fill your days with energy and laughter

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Aston Norwood

1747 Main Road North, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt

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After enjoying lunch at the cafe, grab a day pass to wander around the Aston Norwood gardens - all 14 acres of them! Open year round, these gardens change with the season and in mid-September, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. One feature that you'll always find is the waterfall. Press the button to make it go, it does look best after 20 minutes when the water is at full flow.

Waterfall in Aston Norwood gardens
Daytona Raceway Upper Hutt Ice skating CREDIT Alexanders Art Agency
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Daytona Raceway

25 Blenheim Street, Brewtown, Upper Hutt

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Living in the heart of Brewtown, Upper Hutt's Craft Beer Village, is Daytona Raceway. An adrenaline pumping, adventure seeking hub for the whole family. At Daytona Raceway there is something for everyone, whether you are a racer, skater, shooter, jumper or A+ bowler.

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Strike Entertainment

399 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt

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Up for a whole day of entertainment? Strike might be the place for you to go! With their fast-paced Lazer Tag course you'll be able to live all your shoot-em-up video game dreams in a space-themed maze. Numerous lanes mean there is room for everyone to play 10-pin bowling. The popular pastime is suitable for anyone, with a selection of bowling aids available.

HangDog Indoor Climbing Centre free climb room
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HangDog Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

453 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt

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Start today! Climb at your own pace, and your friends will climb at theirs. With a two hour entry, you can climb as high as you can, then sit in your harness to have a rest before continuing up the wall. Or head to one of two bouldering rooms for some action without the harness. Scale your way to the top of these walls and then jump off onto the padding below. Female climbing nights start at 7pm each Monday. A great way to get into rock climbing with this relaxed, supportive environment led by Clare.

H2O Xtream

Corner Brown & Blenheim Streets, Upper Hutt

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Fun for all ages including wave pool, river ride, three slides, 25m lane pool, spa, sauna and steam room. H2O Xtream is home to the sliding sensation 'Darkness Falls' - a pitch black fast & furious water slide. Entry gives access to the waves, rapid river ride, lane swimming and the spa, sauna and steam room are available to adults at no extra cost. There is also a creche and a café, all only a 30 minute drive from downtown Wellington.

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h2oxtream wave pool

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