Park hosts children's events

Last updated 09:35 17/12/2012

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Queen Elizabeth Park will host two events in January aimed at helping children enjoy the district's activities.

The events are part of Greater Wellington Regional Council's Great Outdoors Summer Events throughout the Wellington region.

The Tramways Kids Weekend on January 5 and 6 will run from 11am until 4.30pm each day.

There will be tram rides, a bouncy castle, and model railway and trams on display at the park.

Greater Wellington councillor Nigel Wilson said the free event will be a good chance to get people out of the house during school holidays.

The events had been designed to appeal to all and be accessible to as many families as possible - "the costs have been kept very low and many don't require booking, so you can just turn up".

On January 9, a Prepare a Pony for a Ride day will also be held at Queen Elizabeth Park, at Stables on the Park.

Children will be taught how to care for a pony, will be given riding tips, and information on catching, leading, tying, grooming and tacking ponies.

There will be four 45-minute sessions throughout the day, with up to 12 children allowed in each session.

Bookings must be made at 06 364 3336 or 027 448 6764.

Other events in the Wellington region include a Kev the Wandering Kiwi buggy walk on January 3 at Poets Park, on the Hutt River Trail starting at 10.30am.

A Nature Discovery Treasure Hunt takes place from 11am on January 5 at the Kaitoke Regional Park Waterworks Rd entrance.

On January 6, 10am until noon, there is a Creepy Crawly Critters event at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park; bookings required on 04 830 4041.

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