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Kid friendly fun for Visa Wellington On a Plate

June 30, 2022

With the school holidays fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to start planning some family fun for the festival this August. It’s not all adult-only at Visa Wellington On a Plate, we’ve picked out a few events that you can take the littles along to as well. Make it a family affair this August with these kid-friendly options. From sweet hands-on treats to Burger Wellington bites there’s plenty to explore. 

Pop ups!

Pop ups are great for your spontaneous outings with the whānau! Best thing? Our pop ups are free entry, pay on consumption. Here are a selection that we think the kids (and the parents) will love.

Milk & Cookies at Le Samouraï

The milk and cookie combo is an easy sell for kids. Join Le Samouraï this August for their Milk & Cookies pop up to experience a cookie-themed menu for your breakfast, lunch or late afternoon tea. Check out the event page for more details!

The Sea Breeze Inn - Visa Wellington On a Plate launching event

The festival will kick off with our new launching event for 2022: The Seabreeze Inn is a homage to New Zealand’s own kaimoana and throwback vibes to the humble fish ‘n chip shop.  The pop-up runs from 4pm from Friday 29 July - Sunday 31 August, so make it a weekend treat and get in early.

Brought to you by Visa.

NYC Dogs in the Windy City at Pickle & Pie

With this Wellington-take on the NYC deli, Pickle & Pie gives a nod to their heritage with a bespoke hotdog stand for the people of Wellington to enjoy.

For this pop up, VIVISTOP is calling all chefs aged 9-15 years to embark on a journey to discover what makes a perfect burger! Is it sweet or savoury? Egg or no egg? VIVISTOP are looking for young chefs to help them design the best burger Wellington has ever tasted over a two-day workshop. Check out the event page for more details!


Festival Events

There is a great range of themed Festival Events for the kids that are fun, educative and delicious throughout the whole month*.Here are a few to get you started with your planning!

A tea sommelier will take you on a fun interactive journey on the history and health benefits of tea which includes a whole bunch of sweet and savoury delights along the way. This event is best suited to kids 8-12 years, and accompanied by an adult. Make it a date!

It'll Be Sweet Kid's Gelato Making Class - Carrello del Gelato’

You just can’t go wrong with gelato, so get yourself into Carrello del Gelato’s.

It'll Be Sweet Kid's Gelato Making Class and make your own! Note all kids will need to be accompanied by an adult. Plus, you get a tub to take home to share. 

Bee Happy - Huxley's

If nature is more your kid’s thing get them buzzing at Bee Happy. Learn all about bees in Wellington’s botanical gardens from a hive specialist, after which you’ll enjoy a honey themed feast at Huxley’

*do not wait on getting your tickets as Festival Events usually sell out.

Garage Project presents Burger Wellington

We know burger is always a favourite for the little ones and with close to 200 burgers on offer for Garage Project presents Burger Wellington, there is more than enough to feed them. Here is a burger shortlist we think the kids will like:

Zelati Dessert Cafe have a sweet take on Garage Project presents Burger Wellington with their very pretty (and delicious looking) patties inspired by the infamous Pretty Patties from SpongeBob!

Southern Cross’ Fondoozy burger is a fun take on Burger Wellington, plus the venue has loads to keep the littles entertained. 

If you’re at the zoo why not head along to Rex Tremendous for their Sexy Rexy burger, served with onion rings on the side. 

This one is a winner. The newly opened Respawn Esports Centre is literally serving Console Wars on a plate. One way to finally settle the never ending PS vs X-Box. Kids will love it.