This weekend is set to be packed with family-friendly events in Rotorua to celebrate the national Children's Day.
Starting on Saturday March 2, the event hosted by Rotorua Lakes Council will involve various organisations and community groups the council said in a press release.
On Saturday, a range of activities would take place around central Rotorua between 10am and 3pm.
A Children's Day "passport" will be available for each child to receive a stamp for each activity they participate in, the release said.
Children will "travel" from France to Mexico, from India to the Pacific Islands, stopping off in Japan, The Netherlands and Aotearoa on the trip.
Families with more than three stamps in their passport will go into a draw to win a prize pool valued at more than $3000.
The event would continue on Sunday March 3 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the Redwoods Children's Day in the Redwood Forest.
This day will include a range of activities such as forest games, storytelling, painting, Taiko drumming, hut building, gymnastics, and pony rides.
Musical act Travelling Tuataras will have a show with interactive stories and songs.
The City Ride bus (route 3) takes people directly to the end of Long Mile Road from where people can wander through the Mokopuna Track to the clearing behind the Redwoods iSite where the activities will be held.
Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic and share lots of laughs with the little people in their lives and treasure the time spent together.
This year you can also get a stamp on your passport at the Redwoods Children's Day on Sunday 3 March 2019 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.