Children go animalistic at the Wellington Zoo

Rain and wind gave way to sunshine, much to the delight of the families that braved the weather to visit the Wellington Zoo on Children’s Day.

With the Zoo only charging $1 entry for children 14 and under, families enjoyed the various activities that were on offer around the zoo, including air guitar competitions and amazing animal talks.

Child, Youth and Family were there giving out water bottles, pencil cases, t-shirts and fridge magnets to help celebrate the nation’s special day for children.

"There is so much free stuff" exclaimed one mother, whose child had a stunning butterfly painted on her face and arms brimming with giveaways.

Epuni Care and Protection young people and staff enjoyed a trip to the zoo and the young people described the day as "wicked".