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 in to 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 an hour. Afterwards we will tidy and clear the room ready for other customers.

It will be decorated with Happy Birthday banners, balloons, and streamers and the table set with birthday plates, party hats and serviettes for each child.

All children will receive

Entry to Staglands and a food bag for the birds and animals, loot bag full of goodies & balloon and a free child's pass to Staglands for next time!

The “Birthday Child” will also receive a free family pass to Staglands (valued at $76), a personalised balloon

Standard menu includes:

Chicken nuggets, bowls of chips, octopus sausages, cheese balls (or similar), jugs of juice (orange sachet), popcorn, jelly and cream

Deluxe menu includes:

Homemade sausage rolls, bowls of chips, meatballs, fairy bread, popcorn, Keri juice, fruit & marshmallow kebabs

Cost per child (includes admission to The Reserve and animal food bag):

5 years and over:

$28.00 standard menu / $33.00 deluxe menu

Under 5 years

$19.00 standard menu / $24.00 deluxe menu

Bookings can be made for 11:30am - 12:30pm or 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Minimum of 8 children is required.

Not available on public holiday weekends, or public holidays.

Admission for all adults with the birthday party will be at our group rate of $22.00 each.

A non-refundable deposit of $80.00 is required to secure a booking. This can be paid by credit card, direct credit or cash.

If you cancel your party, we must be notified at least 24 hours in advance otherwise a cancellation fee of $9.00 per child will apply.

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

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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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