Whoa Studios
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Whoa Studios is the most exciting new family destination in Auckland. Featuring state of the art studio and theatre facilities, experience the live Custards World shows, our Urban Playground & family eatery 'The Grounds', run by celebrity chef Ben Bayly. Check out our website for ticket information, show times & more.
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Excursion65802696919
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Rainbow Rosalind was surprisingly naff and amateur.

The playground was good.

So different to the last show we went to which was excellent.
Written 18 April 2024
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Thembi Moraes
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Love love this place. The playground is very inviting. So much to choose from and very challenging activities for little ones. They also have a cool cafe inside for children and families. A great place to visit especially on a rainy day.
Bookings are essential.
Written 6 March 2024
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Travel24928571754
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The show was excellent but the bouncy castle supervisors were sitting in the shade on deck chairs not watching the children who were in distress in the hot sun. I raised my concerns and was informed parents should watch their kids. Agreed but if you charge $7 per person to supervise I would like to think they are cared for and not left to fend for themselves. When you raise a concern do not push blame on others and get defensive.
Written 17 December 2023
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Alistair G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I took our two kids and their friend, they all had a great time. The highlight of the event was the DJ, who played spooky tunes that got everyone dancing. There were other activities such as face painting, shadow puppets, pumpkin toss, and a costume contest. The kids had a great time participating in these activities and showing off their costumes.

The staff was friendly and helpful, which made the experience even better. I would definitely recommend this event to other families looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween with their kids.
Written 29 October 2023
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Thanks so much for feedback! We are so delighted your family and friends enjoyed the day. We really love putting together events that engage the whole family rather than just the kids. We hope you and yours will return soon!
Written 17 December 2023
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NancyBoltonRawles
Yachats, OR31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
On our first day in Auckland, my husband and I came upon this interesting-looking restaurant so stopped in. What a wonderful family-friendly place. Not only that but the food was delicious. It was a great stop for brunch and we left early enough to miss the birthday and other celebrating crowds of kids! LOL
Written 19 November 2022
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Melissa R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Amazing venue! We had my sons 4th birthday here. The facilities are top notch, the kids loves the show, and the service was fantastic. Can’t recommend enough.
Written 4 October 2022
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Safoora K
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I am an Aucklander who took my kids to a show, play time and a meal. Awesome 👏. Hopefully we can host our kids birthday party at this venue
Written 3 October 2022
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Tstar78
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I feel like a few changes at Whoa would make it somewhere I would go regularly. I have kids and work and live nearby but have only visited it a few times over the years. I really don't' like the having to pay for the playground. It's good, but not THAT good, particularly off putting if you have more than one kid. I'd prefer if you eat their food (even with a minimum spend) then you get a band. They could also do with some decent cafe cabinet food. It's weird as I'd spend heaps more if they had some options like sandwiches and muffins etc instead of just chips coffee and expensive handmade icecreams (yum though). I've eaten at the restaurant and it is very nice food, but again they really didn't have anything good for kids the times I've been there. I'd love to come and be able to have a few drinks or coffees with lunch or dinner while my kids play but it just doesn't work for me.
Written 13 August 2022
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TrishGrey
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Fabulous wee show. Very interactive for the little ones. My only disappointment was it started 15 minutes late and that’s hard to explain to a two year old! And the other thing was they handed out a lovely little box with a cake in it to the children. Bit of a shame they weren’t all the same, meaning some were cake pops and some cupcakes. Because you know what kids are like!!
But overall a lot of fun and very keen to go to another show.
Written 23 July 2022
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Joyita S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
What an amazing time, we all had. All our kids enjoyed every minute of the shows and playground, we had a toddler, 6yrs, 7yrs and 2 x 10yrs, they all had a blast, full of laughter and fun! I believe Whoa is absolutely FABULOUS for all ages including adults. There was something for everyone to do. Also the restaurant “The Grounds” the food and service, delicious with a capital D, well worth going and the staff were warm and welcoming! Thank you, we are grateful for the experience.
Written 21 July 2022
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Whoa Studios is open:
  • Mon - Tue 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu - Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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