Here at The Cross we love to take care of the whole family. We understand that it can be tricky to get out of the house and keep the gang entertained, so we’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure you enjoy your experience, no matter your age!
Rock in anytime with your little ones – while mum and dad chill with a coffee, we have toys, games and colouring activities on hand to keep the nippers amused. Our kids menu is available any time so no need to worry about rumbling tummies, and we're happy to shout the little one's their fluffies too.
We have baby change facilities (in both the women’s and men’s bathrooms), plus plenty of space to park up your pram.
Fortnightly Kids Theatre, Puppet Show and Workshop
We've teamed up with KidzStuff theatre and Playshop Theatre to bring you fortnightly theatre productions for the little ones, the second and fourth Saturday of every month in our guest room.
On the second Saturday of the month, Wellington's theatre extraordinaires, Playshop, host their Interactive Kids Theatre, where the actors and kids recreate classic fairy tales, using dress ups, props and creative minds!
The fourth Saturday of every month we'll host a puppet show and workshop with our friend Fingal. She and her puppet friends have an exciting tale to tell, and their show will be followed by a puppet making workshop - just bring a sock and you could be leaving with a new puppet friend! There may even be another show after the workshop too, fingers crossed....
As per all our activities at The Cross, the shows are free, so come one come all, bring a friend or three and enjoy some fun theatre and stories. Shows start at 11am in our Guest Room so make sure you're in nice and early to secure a good spot.
Has a certain little person got a birthday coming up?
It might be time to give us a bell here at The Southern Cross. We take all the hassle out of kids birthday parties – that means no cooking or cleaning for you! Check out the link below to be taken to our kids parties page. You can even bring your own cake and decorations!
Kids Birthday Parties information
Pop in on Tuesday or Thursday morning and we have a little something special for you. We dedicate our lovely Guest Room to parents and little ones. This is the perfect space – a large enclosed area with comfy couches and carpet to crawl around on! We also have one of our wonderful staff members on hand – who’ll help to keep your wee one happy while you kick back with a coffee and relax.
During these Cross Critter mornings, between 10am-12pm we have a professional massage therapist, offering up some relief for all of you hard-working parents. Enjoy a FREE 10 minute back, neck and shoulder massage while our lovely staff member takes your baby off your hands… heaven!
Weekend Mornings – World Famous in Wellington!
We love brunch as much as any good Wellingtonion – it’s one of our favourite times of the week! Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, our place is the perfect spot to bring your family and friends for a bite to eat.
We’ve got the kids covered - our kids table set up with free facepainting, colouring, and activities. There are always toys and board games, and of course we have our great kids menus to keep the little ones happy which you sit back with a yummy meal, coffee or glass of wine.
If you’re keen to come in for some kai and kids activities on the weekend, we recommend you give us a bell first to book a table.
Cross Critters Mailing List
This is one just for the families. Join our Cross Critters mailing list and keep up to date with the kid-friendly happenings at ours! Our monthly email will inform you of the upcoming activities, specials and events.