Christmas Parties

For a Christmas party with a difference come to Staglands!

At Staglands we will work with you to create a truly memorable Christmas party. We are happy to accommodate large or small groups, Santa can be on-hand if needed (fee applies) and your party can be catered or self-catered!

Christmas Group Prices (minimum 10 people)

Adults $22
Children $11 (there is no charge for children aged 3 and under & all children receive a free food bag).

Christmas Group Prices (minimum 80 people)

Adults $20
Children $10 (there is no charge for children aged 3 and under & all children receive a free food bag).
Santa hire fee $60

Venue Hire Options

For catered parties please click on the links below to download some of our menu options or if you have any special requirements please contact us.

Platters, BBQ & Dessert Menu

Hot Platters

Kids Finger Food

Wine List

Exclusive hire of The Barn

The Barn is ideal for a large groups (40+ people) and makes a fantastic venue for Christmas parties. It has a sheltered veranda overlooking a beautiful pond and waterfall, a gas BBQ that can be used free of charge, tables, chairs and an area for bouncy castles or other games if needed. It can fit up to 150 guests standing or 90 seated.

Early booking is advised.

If you would like to hire it out exclusively for your Christmas Party, the minimum charge is $800* This fee only applies for the six weekends prior to Christmas.

(*Please note that the minimum charge is $800. If total admission cost for your group is more than $800 then an additional admission charge will apply).

A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to secure hire of The Barn. This can be paid by credit card, direct credit or cash.

Please contact us to find out more about what we can offer or to see if your preferred date is available.

Hire of The Café*

Only available after 5pm.

Includes the adjacent BBQ deck and outdoor area if required and/or The Nook, a separate room within The Cafe

Can fit up to 100 people standing or 60 seated inside and 80 seated outside.

Cost is $120 per hour + $30 per hour staff charge. If we supply catering we may waive the staff charge.

Minimum 3 hours hire applies.

A 50% non-refundable deposit Is required to secure hire of The Cafe.

Small Groups Options (max 40 guests):

There are a number of areas available around The Reserve that are available for small groups of up to 40 people.

Our BBQ deck beside The Cafe can hold up to 40 depending on the mix of adults and children. A booking charge of $80 applies to book the BBQ deck during the 6 weekends prior to Christmas, otherwise it is free.

There are also picnic areas throughout The Reserve available for small groups. Please talk to us about the options available.

Hire of The Nook*

The Nook is a separate room within The Cafe.

It can fit up to 25 people seated.

Available 9.30am - 5pm

Cost is $80 per hour.

Minimum 3 hours hire applies.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure hire of The Nook.

(*Cafe and / or Nook may not be available during school holidays and public holidays).

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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