Your ultimate school holiday guide

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Your ultimate school holiday guide

Welcome to your ultimate guide to making the most of school holidays at Westfield Riccarton. Read on to find out how you and the kids can maximise the fun before the school bells ring again.

What's on

Looking for ways to entertain the kids? Visit Westfield Riccarton for a range of activities to enjoy:

Free School Holiday craft

We want to help your little ones remember their school holiday fun all year!

From the 18th to the 22nd of January (Monday – Friday), 10:30am – 2:30pm we will have a free craft activity available on Level 2 in our Summer Fun Zone (between Sunglass Style and Partridge Jewellers).

Kids will get to get creative and decorate a scrap book with stickers and drawings to remember their holiday year-round.

Get an icy treat with Westfield Plus

While your family is enjoying the craft, sign up to Westfield Plus and escape the heat with a *free Paddle Pop Icy Twist.

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The Westfield Plus app is free and easy to download and use, with more great features to be added regularly. For more information on Westfield Plus, including how to download the app, visit: www.westfield.co.nz/westfield-plus

Escape to the movies

Nothing says ‘school holidays’ like a day at the movies. Head to HOYTS
Cinemas
located on Level 2 to catch the latest family flicks. The kids will be entertained for a couple of hours and you'll get to sit down and enjoy a bit of downtime. Perfect!

What’s on? Here’s a few of our school holiday picks below.

Wonder Woman 1984


Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) returns, and somehow her lost love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) does as well, in this 80s-set sequel to the 2017 DC superhero hit.

The Croods: A New Age


Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Keener return to lend their voices to the sequel of the 2013 CG-animated prehistoric adventure comedy.

The Witches


Oscar-winning Forrest Gump director and filmmaking legend Robert Zemeckis adapts Roald Dahl's classic dark fantasy novel with Anne Hathaway Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock.

Find out more >

Discover the latest games

Timezone has loads of activities and games for your kids to enjoy all school holidays long. The kids will be impressed, and it will likely keep them occupied all morning or afternoon. Here's what Timezone has to offer:

Ten Pin Bowling

Laser Tag

Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Dozens of Games

It's time to play

Indoor playground
Take a break and let your little ones burn some energy in our kids' activity area. All children are welcome, and entry is free, however, children must always be supervised. The indoor playground is open to use during trading hours.

Recommended Ages: 7 and below
Location:
Level 2 near Bed Bath N' Table

Please note that hygiene practices must be followed when using our play areas. All children must be supervised - Westfield does not provide supervision.

Fuel up

If you’ve seen a movie, visited the arcade or had a whirl on our play area, the kids (and you) would have surely worked up an appetite. Luckily, we have plenty of options available.

Grab a table at one of our cafes or restaurants and sink your teeth into a mouth-watering Seafood Basket at The Coffee Club, enjoy a taste of authentic pizza at La Porchetta or indulge in delicious hot chocolates at Theobroma Chocolate Lounge.

Planning ahead? Book a table ahead of time at one of your favourite restaurants or cafes with the Westfield Plus App. Eating out with the kids has never been easier.

If you’re simply looking to caffeinate, enjoy a cup from Starbucks, Jamaica Blue or go for an arvo pick-me-up from Columbus Coffee.

Insider tip: Visit Muffin Break for the ultimate fluffy.

Kiddy Kruzzer

Looking for the ultimate in kid transportation? Kiddy Kruzzers are available for hire from the Customer Service Desk on Level 1 near Lorna Jane. Available in single and double seating, a Kiddy Kruzzer is the coolest way to get around.

Kiddie Kruzzers do come with a small hourly fee of $5 for a single and $8 for a double and valid Photo ID is required.

Parents' rooms

Looking after your little ones will always be convenient at Westfield Riccarton, thanks to our parents' rooms. Equipped with a microwave, change tables and kids’ toilets, all in a safe and comfortable environment. Our parents' rooms are located throughout the centre.

Still looking for more to fill the calendar? Check out what’s happening at Westfield Riccarton.

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