Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with a diverse range of cultures which influence a fantastic array of family restaurants and cafes in the city and the wider region.

We’ve divided up the choice of family-friendly restaurants and cafes into those that provide Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner, and dining venues that provide entertainment with your meal.

Caffe L’affare

This is a children-friendly cafe with a cute wee play area for the littlies. The Caffe L’affare (pronounced la-far-ray) menu includes an all-day breakfast, a delicious à la carte lunch menu, daily changing soup and pasta options,
a comprehensive selection of café style counter food, and has a large array of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, plus beer and wine for adults.

Location: 27 College Street, Wellington CBD;

Open Mon– Fri 7am – 4.30pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm;

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Phone 04 385 9748

Website: www.laffare.co.nz

The Wellesley Country Park

Take your family on a country holiday they’ll love! All onsite activities are FREE for overnight guests, including large indoor sports centre, kayaks, pool, flying fox, Burma bridge, orienteering, archery, playground, volleyball, table tennis, low ropes course.

Accommodation options to suit all budgets — Cabins with bunks; Country Cottage sleeping up to 6 people; or the Riverside Suites.

Country homestyle breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals are provided, with modest pricing for 2-6 year olds; 7 – 12 year olds; and adults.

The Wellesley Country Park is located on 40 acres bordering a sparkling river nestled in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley, Upper Hutt – just 45 minutes drive from Wellington. Set amongst native bush with breath-taking views of the majestic river valley and its towering bush clad hills, it is indeed one of Wellington’s best kept secrets.


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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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