Children's Birthdays

Celebrate their birthday at Staglands

Kids just love Staglands - and what better way to share it with their friends and family than to celebrate their birthday at the wildest little venue in Wellington?

Our wildlife park provides the best opportunities for memorable photos! Invite the cousins and the grandparents and turn it into a fun family activity.

Our birthday party package is ideally suited for children from three years to ten years.

Please note, children are welcome to celebrate their birthday at Staglands without purchasing our party package. The Barn is a great place for a family get together or use one of the many picnic areas. The BBQ areas are covered with plenty of seating and all have great views. Please contact us for more details.

A party at Staglands

'The Nook', a separate room within The Café, which can fit up to 25 people seated, will be set aside for 90 minutes. Afterwards we will tidy and clear the room ready for other customers.

We provide simple room decoration plus birthday plates, party hats and serviettes for each child. Alternatively, you are welcome to decorate the room yourself. Please indicate if you wish to do this when you book.

What’s included?

6 x child entry tickets to Staglands
2 x adult entry tickets to Staglands
Hire of ‘The Nook’ for 90 minutes
Free animal food for all children to feed birds and animals.
Choice of five kids sharing platters prepared by our café.
Simple room decoration plus birthday plates, party hats and serviettes for each child.
Birthday Child will also receive a free return family pass to Staglands (valued at $78)
10% discount for Staglander members (*birthday child must be part of the membership holders’ household)


Yummy Kid's Food

Our cafe can prepare food to suit a variety of diets and health needs.

Please choose 5 kids food platters from the following selection to include in your birthday package:
• Sausage rolls
• Chicken nuggets (GF)
• Octopus sausages (GF)
• Spring rolls (VG)
• Bowl of chips (GF DF)
• Veggie sticks and dip (GF, DF)
• Cup cakes
• Funky seasonal fruit (GF, DF)
• Jelly (GF DF)
• Fruit and marshmallow kebabs (DF)
• Juice Box
• Lemonade

(Note: birthday cakes are not supplied but you are welcome to bring your own)

Optional extras:

Adult platters



Children's Birthday Party Package Cost

$250 for up to 6 children plus 2 adults

Additional people:

Additional children $35
Additional adults $24

Slots available:

Two slots are available. Bookings can be made for:
11.00am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Not available on public holiday weekends, or public holidays.


Terms & Condtions

A minimum 50% deposit is required to book your party.

All children must eat the same platters - individual choices are not available.

The party food will be served at 11.30am and 2.00pm

You are welcome to make any changes to your booking up until 4 days prior to your party including:
*Amending guest number
*Adding food options
*Changing date
*Or cancelling (note: 20% of amount paid is non-refundable in this instance)

Children that do not show up on the day are non-refundable.

Please contact us on 04 5267529 to make any changes after this time and we will endeavour to help you.

Please click here to contact us with your enquiry. Don't forget, we’re less than an hours’ drive from Wellington!

Email us to book an event on one of our venue spaces

Contact us for further information for your fantastic function at Staglands!

Let us know more about the event you're planning and we will get back to you with more details on which special packages best suit your needs.

Explore Staglands

Staglands Wildlife Reserve offers an exciting day out for anyone visiting the Wellington region. Connect with the friendly animals, native birds and its natural beauty as you journey around this unique reserve!

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Plan Your Visit

Our Reserve is open every day from 9.30am until 5pm and our Café from 10.00am until 4.30pm. For prices, directions and everything else you need to plan your visit read on.

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One of the best places to go around Wellington, especially with kids! Lovely, very friendly and funny animals, beautiful surroundings. For the 3+ hours we spent there, we smiled and laughed as much as for the previous week? month? :-) Little historical area within the reserve is another remarkable spot.

Alexey Volkov

The staff are very welcoming. The animals were super interactive, sometimes to an amusing extent (being followed by a guinea fowl horde was hilarious). The place is huge, and I think we saw about 98% of it. A beautiful array of feathered friends, fish and furry creatures. Was definitely worth the drive. I'll pop by next time I visit NZ.

Nowhere Town

Enjoyed wandering through and petting the animals. Great for a family visit, lots of good picnic spots if you don't want to go to the cafe.

Thomas Beagle

100% recommend !!!! You get to pet a lot of animals ! I was hoping the pigs to be roaming around the grass area, but I was still able to pet them over the fence. It’s a huge reserve and got space to do picnics ! I would recommend giving yourself at least 3 hours to see everything ! They got other attractions like a train tour and apparently weddings too. You can walk along the river and feed trouts at the pond. A lot of birds just walking about so won’t recommend if you’re afraid of birds. 

Dana Young

"Easy way to fill in a fun filled day with the children. Awesome set up, reasonable price, and can take your own lunch or eat in the Cafe. Perfect!"

Emma McGregor

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