24 HOURS IN AUCKLAND, NZ (WITH KIDS)!

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On a day out in Auckland with kids you can expect art, culture and plenty of great food!
Here are our top tips for a day to night itinerary in New Zealand’s high rise heart.

STAY:
Hotel Debrett 
A central location in Auckland fashion district. Ample size rooms, bath and cozy baby cot.

EAT:
Daily Bread 
Irresistible passeries, donuts, breads and freshly made meals all served at casual, long table settings in a lovely former bank building. We recommend the Le Fish plate with avo for a healthy start and a sourdough apricot thyme danish (as life is all about balance!)

Little & Friday’s
A large indoor and outdoor space with an array of fresh quiches, sandwiches, sweets and good coffee on offer. This iconic cafe is perfect for takeaway too if the kids are napping in the car you can grab something to go. Choose from two locations, Belmont and Newmarket.

Orphan’s kitchen 
Open from breakfast to dinner. The sister restaurant of Daily Bread. A small and busy cafe and for good reason. Choose from fresh baked breads with an array of mouthwatering toppings. We loved the smoke & fire peanut butter with carrot kimchi on sprouted lentil loaf. The team here are great and so accomodating with kids. Here Delilah is, sitting pretty in her Mountain Buggy pod portable highchair, so she can keep up with mum and dad when main course comes around.

Coco’s Cantina 
Pasta, pasta, pasta!! Most kids are huge fans, I know ours is. You can’t go past their spaghetti and meatballs (the children size is still huge) and the homemade baked lasagna. A super fun atmosphere with good music and friendly staff. We headed straight there once touching down in Auckland and it was a great way to start the trip.

Amano 
It certainly felt like we had been teleported to Manhattan apon entering the Amano bakery/resturant. My only regret was that we had more time to stay and enjoy this gorgeous space and Italian inspired menu, we instead grabbed a chicken sandwich and a lemon cheesecake before we jumped on the ferry to Waiheke Island.

EXPLORE:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 
I know, I know you’re going to say an art museum with kids?! you must be joking? But with a blend of interactive displays of modern art pieces there was plenty to keep little eyes and minds amused. Street or underground parking is available in close distance to the gallery.

Wintergarden
A short drive from the city you’ll discover this lovely ornate greenhouse surrounded by park gardens. Don’t miss the underground fernery which you enter via the stone courtyard.

There is a cafe within the gardens, yet we opted for snacks in the park so we could stretch our legs and chase some little sparrows about.

FUN FACT:

The Nano by Mountain Buggy is one of the only strollers which you can take on board a flight, fold and store in the over head compartment. It’s as small and compact as your carry on luggage. Just another way Mountain Buggy make travelling with kids easy.

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