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Whoa Studios

8-14 Henderson Valley Rd | Henderson, Auckland Central, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
+64 9-838 4553
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Unique venue for family dining

"Whoa Studio" family restaurant has a very good outdoor adventure area for the children which... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
EmceeWaitakere
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Auckland
Great playground and restaurant

Went here today with my family and loved everything about the place! Was looking forward to seeing... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
happymakingstuff
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“per child” (4 reviews)
“tuck shop” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8-14 Henderson Valley Rd | Henderson, Auckland Central, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
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+64 9-838 4553
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Reviewed 6 days ago

"Whoa Studio" family restaurant has a very good outdoor adventure area for the children which features a spectacular crocheted layered climbing net created by Toshiko Horuchi Macadam, which took two years to craft. We visited for lunch, with family, including children. We had quite a...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Went here today with my family and loved everything about the place! Was looking forward to seeing the crocheted net and it didn’t disappoint. Plenty of other features in the playground that kept my 3 year old busy. Also loved the vibe of the restaurant!...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Food menu limited - and my burger was under cooked, not considered acceptable any more in H&S, but other dishes ok. Service was quick and polite. Great to sit and dine while kids play. Sadly the rest was closed so didnt get to see, next...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A special playground designed by Japanese artist, Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam. It's definitely one of a kind experience for your kids. When you are there or when you plan your trip, do not forget to get the ticket for the show as well. You save $4...More

Thank Elsie L
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Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for your (well researched) review Elise!! Every detail of the playground was thoroughly thought out and researched by our set designers to bring the best concepts for imaginative play from around the world to life. We also offer an Eat & Play combo now...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Took my 4 grandchildren to Whoa studios. We saw a show which the kids loved. Plenty if laughter. Very intertaing for young ones. Had a lovely lunch and they played in the playground. Recommend. Well done Whoa. Bookings are recommended.

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Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Whoa! What a review! thank you so much! It's wonderful to hear you and your grandchildren had a fabulous day out! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The show was fantastic and both my girls (preschoolers thoroughly enjoyed it). I did find the food options very limiting however as there was no availability in the restaurant. We ordered from the snack bar but there were very few choices and the took quite...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We popped along for the first time yesterday. Clean facilities, always a plus. The kids really enjoyed themselves, and despite a lengthy wait for a restaurant table to become available, the food was good. As many others have pointed out, the menu prices are very...More

Thank Y2025INchloe
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Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks very much for your review. We do strive to deliver fresh, locally sourced and free range products on our menu with reasonable sized portions that really satisfy on taste. Our menu has always been priced between $12-33(steak) with an average of $22 per meal....More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We came here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised at the entire facility. We spent the first half hour or so letting our little one play in the playground. Then we went inside and watched a show for an hour. We then finished our...More

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Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you H H for such a comprehensive review. You have hit on our sweet spot- the perfect balance between being fun for little ones AND fun for Mums and Dads! The entire vision and venue was created to ensure family time was thoroughly enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My expectations were low to middling for the show but I was very pleasantly surprised! Great set-work and stagecraft, top-notch puppetry and voice acting... and sensational acting by the villain of the piece- Dr. Gloom. My 2 year old son played at the playground and...More

Thank Jason K
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Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us Jason! We'll pass on your comments to the cast and Dr. Gloom! They work hard at putting on an engaging show that'll keep all ages entertained for the full 50 minutes. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I took my grandson to Whoa Studios and we both saw the show, very silly and entertaining so all the children loved it. After this, each item: the playpark, the water slide and the obstacle course were each priced separately at $10 each, which can...More

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WhoaStudios, Systems Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi there, We offer free entry to the park with a child show ticket so I would like to apologise if this has been charged by mistake. Our Urban Playground is often open on wet days for families who still wish to play, despite the...More

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Brownfamily_NZ
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Response from Ann_Carey2014 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Jason above.
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