Kids Attractions: Colonial Cottage Museum Wellington

Posted on May 6, 2011 Posted by Nazish Pavon

If this summer you are planning on taking your kids on a holiday to the countryside and give them some open farms and barns experience OR just want to show them a glimpse of the typical Colonial family, that is no less than a doll house getting real. We recommend Colonial Cottage Museum Wellington.

It is very hard to find a holiday spot for kids nowadays, a place that does not involve the dangers of extreme sports or extremely expensive baby sitters at the hotel. Also the world full of gadgets, electronics and 24/7 access to the internet turns a family holiday to something like a ‘social media holiday’. However for your young girls, now you can take them to the Colonial Cottage Museum and even boys will have a fun and touch of the history at the same time.
This New Zealand museum is called ’the very best’ among other such spots with similar reputation and is known to take people back in time and space. Almost any family visiting Wellington can take a trip to this oldest cottage that is a display of the times when family bonds were stronger and deep rooted. Also being the oldest cottage in Wellington, the place also attracts local family visits.

Peculiarly, its extended garden with a variety of home grown flowers, bushes, plants and trees catches the interest of nature lovers. The history tells, this Cottage was built by William Wallis in the 18th century with elegant Georgian style interior. Yet, the specialty of the cottage is its heritage garden that tells the tale of the early colonial times.

It is easy getting to the Cottage Museum due to its close proximity with the city centre. Whether you are staying at the city hotels or visiting a friend, it’s a great way to spend your afternoon under the thick shady trees of the Colonial Cottage Gardens.

The museum is not limited to display of colonial heritage but also there are a lot of activities that you can indulge in with your kids, as they say you are never too old to have fun!

The cottage tour admission charges (as of now) are around 8 US dollars for adults that are above 15 years and the admission fee for children visiting the Colonial Cottage is about 04 US Dollars. The children ticket is bought for the kids between 5 to 14 years old and there are no charges for kids under 5 years of age.

Another good news is that you don’t have to go to the Cottage Museum during the week days, unlike other museums this place opens on Saturday and Sunday as well from 12 to 04 pm.

However if you are looking forward to make your trip more special, you can book a group tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Moreover, if you flying in from a foreign country, book your cheap flights to Wellington in advance. The child fare usually costs around 70% of the adult Base fare (excl taxes) and the infant fare is only 10% of the adult base fare, that also excluding taxes.

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