Their teenage son would normally complain and snarl but now he's the one demanding to get outside and explore.
When the grandparents offered to babysit for an entire day, Auckland was our oyster, and we made the most of it.
There are a myriad of things to do over the next two weeks to keep kids and parents happy.
Warm, welcoming, exciting Rotorua well and truly banishes winter's cold.
Last minute deals for the school holidays can still be found to family favourites and some less-travelled routes