Family Friendly Activities

There are heaps of things to do in Marlborough whether your kids are babies, toddlers, children or teenagers. We have put together a list of some of the things that you can experience with your families in Marlborough.

Walks/Parks/Playgrounds

- Walk over the Coathanger bridge in Picton and walk the 30 minute track to Bobs Bay on the Snout

- Wither Hills farm park – network of walking and bike tracks

- Heritage walk around Picton

- Take a walk on the Queen Charlotte Track

- Visit an old Maori Pa site - Karaka Point and take the 20 minute walk to the head.

- Walk to the SS Waverly - great for kiddies as it's a flat/safe walk

- Skate Parks in Blenheim, Renwick and Picton

- Pollard Park – playground, feed the ducks, gardens

- Taylor River park – walking track, bike park

 

Activities

- Ten pin bowling in Blenheim

- Movies in Picton and Blenheim

- Stadium 2000 Swimming Pool in Blenheim

- Fishing off a wharf or boat in the Sounds

- Visit Annies just outside of Blenheim for fruit leather and tasting

- Makana Chocolate shop – tasting and watch the chocolate making

- Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

- Brayshaw Park – museum, historical village and vintage machinery

- The Honey Company – live bee display

- Eyes on Nature in Havelock

- Ecoworld on Picton Foreshore

- Go Karting

- Hire sit on top kayaks and paddle around the Picton foreshore

- Horse Riding in Blenheim or in the Sounds

- Bike Hire

- Float Plane

- Omaka Classic Cars

- Edwin Fox in Picton – The worlds 8th oldest ship

- Feed the fish at Double Cove on a Queen Charlotte Sound cruise

- Visit traditional country preserves

- The Vines Village -fudge tasting, area for kids to play and ice creams at the café.

 

Places

- Rarangi Beach- Walk over to Monkey Bay, collect driftwood, brand new playground by the firestation.

- Drive up the Waihopai Valley – see the spy balls, and go swimming in the Craiglochart hole

- Picton foreshore – playground, padding pool, sandy beach. Ice creams or Fish and Chips on the waterfront.

- Farmers Market – story time, live music, fresh fruit icecreams

- Pine Valley – walking tracks and adventure playground

- Lochmara Lodge – nature reserve, hammocks, swing rope, kayaks, bush walk

- Pelorus bridge – swimming, walks

- Take a side road to the Wairau River and picnic on the riverbank, paddle in the river shallows

- Whites Bay – lovely sandy beaches, take the Black Jack walk which is an easy loop track

- Molesworth - take a 4wd through high country and stop at historic cob cottage for a picnic.

- Japanese Garden in Blenheim – have a sack race down the hill

- Omalutu picnic spot

- Taylor Dam – picnic spot and walking track

- Marfells Beach – shelly beach South of Blenheim with a great rope swing.

- Ship Cove – learn about Captain Cooks favourite resting place, take a walk to the waterfall or relax with a picnic.

- Blenheim Library – mezzanine floor dedicated to children