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Top 10 things to do with kids at Westfield Riccarton

Looking for something to do with your kids? Discover our guide below to the top kid-approved activities here at Westfield Riccarton. From enchanting play areas to delicious treats, we’ve curated a list to make your next visit a memorable adventure for little ones.

1. Visit our free play area

Our imaginative play space for kids have slides, climbing structures and interactive games to keep kids entertained. Find our play area on level 2, conveniently located near the Theobroma Chocolate Lounge and Illy Espresso Bar so you can grab a coffee and relax while watching the kids play. All children are welcome, entry is free, children must be always supervised.

2. Explore our toy shops

Spend time browsing our toy stores, kids will marvel at the latest toys and immerse themselves in having a try of them. Parent hack: Take photos of the ones your kids like and save them in a folder on your phone for birthday and Christmas ideas. Head to LEGO & Smiggles.

3. Watch the latest kids’ movie at Hoyts.

Create a core memory for your little ones with a side of popcorn or ice-cream and watch a movie on the big screen. Check out the latest movie releases here.

5. Dine at one of our child friendly restaurants

We have many places with food your kids will love in the food court on level 1 or family favorite restaurants down Rotherham Street. If chicken nuggets and chips are your child’s go-to then head to McDonalds or if they like a freshly made wrap, try Tank, or grab a mini pizza or pasta from La Porchetta. There is something to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.

6. Indulge in a sweet treat

There’s nothing like ending a shopping trip with a special treat. Whether it’s an ice-cream from NZ Natural, a delicious cake from Devine Cakes or an iced bun from Muffin Break and it might make the trip back to the car and home much easier for all involved.

8. Be immersed in the world of books

Our bookstores cater to all ages and imaginations. Check out Whitcoulls and pick out your new bedtime story, a magic book to learn new tricks or fun pop-up book.

9. Play games at Timezone

We have so many activities all in the one place – simulation games, whack-a-mole, ice hockey, car racing and more. They’ll love running around with their siblings, friends (and you!) while collecting points to win a prize at the end of the play. Timezone is also the perfect place to host an upcoming birthday party – make sure to ask the team when you’re there for more information.

10. Stock up on craft supplies

Looking for ways to keep the kids busy when you’re at home? Grab all the craft supplies you could ever need from Kmart. From paints and colouring in books to paddle pop sticks and sticky tape, you’ll find an array of art and craft supplies to help your kids’ imagination run wild and get creative.

Find some more handy tips for visiting with kids here.

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