School & Other Group Bookings

A Wonderful Educational Environment

Staglands Wildlife Reserve provides a wonderful educational environment for school groups, offering fantastic learning opportunities that reflect the NZ Curriculum.

These experiences cannot be replicated in the classroom. Bookings are essential and it is highly recommended that you book as early as possible to ensure that your preferred date is available. Click here to contact us.

Special School Rate $8.00 Per Person available to:

Pre-school groups (for adults and children aged 2 years and up. Children under 2 years are free).

School groups (including Secondary)

Special Needs & Disabled Groups

Special School Holiday Programme Rate - $11.00 Per Person

We have a special school holiday programme rate of $11.00 for adults and children available. Advance booking required.

Other Groups - $24.00 for Adults / $11.00 for Children

Discounted admission available for groups of 10 paying people or more. To qualify for this rate, you must pay as a group.

Please click here to contact us about school visits and group booking arrangements!

Your group can use The Barn as a central meeting point, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch or book our special BBQ pack.

There is plenty of space to park cars and buses and our Staglands Café is open every day, so parents and teachers can enjoy a well-earned coffee.

Children's Activity Sheets & School Worksheets

We have a range of activity sheets that can be completed by all ages which include:

Activity sheet (for children of all ages) Dot-to-dot, word find, & word puzzle

Spot The Difference. (ideal for primary age children) 

Worksheet for School Students (ideal for primary age) 

Also check out our other fun activities for children 

Please note the following conditions apply:

Not available to pre-schools and schools at weekends and during public holidays.

Under fours in a pre-school group are $8.00.

Pre-school groups must pay as a group and not individually.

Note: Some pre-school groups prefer to use the normal group rate. For more information go to our hours & prices page

Special School BBQ Package-$16.00 per person

Includes admission and following BBQ lunch: 1 x sausage, bread & onions Juice-jugs of Raro Your choice of a fruit platter or 1 x cupcake per person Additional sausage, bread & onions is $3.00 each

We provide all the utensils and equipment - all you need to provide is an adult to cook the sausages.

Minimum of 12 children required.

Don’t forget Staglands is well equipped for special occasions such as children’s birthday parties, special events and for weddings and receptions!

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

Whether you wish to have an intimate wedding ceremony in The Settlement Church, a Christmas Party in The Barn, a whole school educational visit, or a children’s birthday party at Wellingtons wildest little destination, we have a selection of options to cater for your needs.

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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What’s On At Staglands

There’s always lots on at Staglands! Read on to find out more about our latest news and offers, activities for children, photo competition and more.

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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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