Family-friendly Dining These School Holidays
Spending some quality time with the family at SkyCity these school holidays? Treat your crew to a delicious meal (or two) at one of our family-friendly restaurants.
Whether you’re staying in one of our hotels, visiting one of our awesome attractions or exploring Auckland City with kids in tow, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for lunch or an early dinner at one of our Federal Street outlets. We’ve rounded up our top family-friendly restaurants.
Did we mention that you’re eligible for $12 all-day parking during your visit (8am-8pm) if you visit Sky Tower Wētā Workshop Unleashed, All Blacks Experience, the SkyJump or SkyWalk for School Holidays during 15 April – 8 May.
Gusto at the Grand
Simple, rustic and true to Italian values, Gusto is perfect for lunch or an early dinner with the whole family. Share the love and enjoy a selection of dishes that are designed to be passed around in the lobby bar. From delicious bites, including Tuscany fried chicken, to wood-fired pizzas, there are plenty of options to satisfy the palates of those big and small. Gusto’s kids pizza making classes and Easter egg decorating classes have sold out. The team is looking forward to welcoming you and your little ones.
Casual, fuss-free and always delicious, Fed Deli is Al Brown’s take on an old-school NYC Jewish delicatessen. And what’s not to love? The restaurant is kitted out with retro décor and wait staff uniforms to match, plus the menu is brimming with comfort foods making it ideal for lunch or an early dinner. Tuck into freshly made mouth-watering sammies and bagels. For the little ones with a sweet tooth, there are floats and the Fed’s famous banana and toffee pie available to enjoy.
For the adventurous little foodies, Huami offers authentic Chinese cuisine with a contemporary twist. Its popular yum cha service has been listed as one of the best in the City and it’s a great lunch option. Find a variety of fresh dumplings and wok-fried noodles to keep their hungry tummies satisfied. Voted in Auckland’s top 10 best restaurants for family dining as part of Denizen’s 2021 Hospo Heroes awards and nominated again for 2022, it’s perfect for the whole family.
For a special dining experience that they are guaranteed to remember, take the kids for lunch or dinner at Auckland’s only rotating restaurant. Orbit offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city and Hauraki Gulf. Their kids menu lets little diners choose a beverage, main and dessert – all for just $30! They’ll find their favourites including spaghetti pasta, chargrilled sirloin steak and crispy crumbed chicken sticks. And if the ever-changing view isn’t enough to keep them entertained, the menu is complete with an activity sheet.
For those who aren’t afraid of heights, pop up to Auckland’s highest café. Located 182 metres above Auckland City, Sky Café offers stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the city and Hauraki Gulf. Kids can tuck into a special Easter picnic lunch which consists of a ham and cheese or cheese toastie, an easter gingerbread cookie and apple juice. Meanwhile, the adults share a delicious Kapiti cheeseboard. Or why not treat the little ones to a Kapiti ice cream or milkshake with Easter-themed toppings?
What Else is on at SkyCity Auckland?
Easter at the Sky Tower
The kids aren’t going to want to miss New Zealand’s highest Easter egg hunt - join us up the Sky Tower for an interactive hunt. There’s an activity booklet to collect on your way in. Complete the activities and your little ones will go in the draw to win 1 of 5 ‘The Bad Guys’ prize packs!
Stay & Kids Go Free
After an exciting day of visiting SkyCity’s amazing attractions and restaurants, our hotels are the perfect place for the whole family to put their feet up. Stay and kids go free these school holidays.
Terms & Conditions
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on-site at SkyCity Auckland.
Specific dining conditions apply.
$12 all-day parking is available from 15 April – 8 May 2022 between 8am – 8pm with CarePark. Parking to be validated at ticketing in order to receive the $12 parking rate. One entry and exit. Parking is subject to availability and terms and conditions.
Sky Tower admission fees apply. Further competition details can be found from the Sky Tower Gift Shop.
Stay and Kids Go Free offer is valid for new or existing SkyCity Hotels Unlocked members and is valid for eligible bookings and stays from 1-30 April 2022. Full details and terms and conditions are available here.