Out And About Around Wellington In April

Chelsea Cain


It’s April already, which means Autumn is officially well under way. April’s name is derived from the Latin word aperit, meaning to open and as it is considered the month of the growing season when the trees and the flowers begin to ‘open’. So using that theme, we hope to open your mind to what’s out there in Wellington by providing you with a list of activities your can get involved with. And don’t worry, these events aren’t going to set you back, as every event below is under $20.

If you know of any other awesome events going on in April, leave us a comment below. We always love hearing from our Roamers.

(Oh, and if you’re confused by the Open Your Mind Spotify link…. It’s dedicated to one of the Roam team, who’s into old school trance music. You know who you are…)


NSC Preservation Society – Learn to craft your own beer


Head over to the Nairn Street Cottage on the 24th for a hands on session of crafting beer using herbs from their very own herb garden.

Mashing, extracting, boiling wort, adding yeast hops and herbs are just some of the skills you will be learning from Kerry Gray from Te Aro Brewing.

Kerry Gray and fellow Te Aro Brewing Founders started off as home brewers before they opened their brewery together and now run these classes in the hopes of introducing you to the joys of brewing also. Plus if it ends up becoming a hobby of yours, you could potentially save some $’s from it too. Maybe it could go towards your next Roam car hire.



Urban Yoga – Community yoga donation classes


Every Sunday of April from 4 – 5 pm, Urban Yoga are offering the perfect way to enter into the week feeling less stressed and more relaxed with their community yoga donation classes.

Head over to Urban Yoga on Willis street and enjoy a 60 minute yoga session based on traditional Hatha principles with an anusara influence and feel the pressures of the week melt away.

This is a great option if you’re wanting a stretch, a breather, a chance to rejuvenate or if you’re looking for a way to increase your strength and flexibility these classes are bound to offer some benefit to you.



Botanic Gardens – Gourmet Food truck Picnic


It’s time to ruffle through the cupboards and dust off your old picnic blanket because the Botanic Gardens Food truck Picnic is here!

Featured every Sunday throughout April from 4 – 8 pm, this outdoor family event will see you leaving a few pants sizes bigger than when you first arrived. Don’t miss out on Wellington’s finest food trucks as they provide you with 4 hours of tasty gourmet options.

I’m sure you could also get away with taking down a cheeky bottle of red to enjoy along with dinner.



WWl Remembered – A Light and Sound Show


It’s again time for us to come together as a Nation to pay tribute.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park will be putting on their annual light and sound show and anyone who has seen it already will be able to testify to the breathtaking beauty of the imagery and the emotional sound and stories associated.

This year the National War Memorial will light up from the 21st to the 24th from 7pm to 10pm and 6pm to 10pm on the 25th.

We’ll be heading along. Hope to to see you down there, as we remember the sacrifices made during that important time in our history.



Mount Victoria Community Treasure Hunt

treasure hunt

Be quick and get your team registered before it’s too late !

It’s 3pm on Sunday the 3rd, your team has the map and all the clues needed to find your way to all the stations located throughout Mount Victoria. The question is… will yours be the last team standing?

Register at New Crossways on Roxburgh St and you and your team could be laughing it up as you enjoy the Treasure Hunt prize giving, spot prizes, a free community barbecue and a community sculpture unveiling.

This Treasure Hunt is a part of Mount Victoria’s neighbour day celebration, so maybe you could invite one of your neighbours to be a part of your team? You never know, they could end up being the one to help you win.



Basement Bar – Pool Competition

pool comp

Are you on the lookout for a new hobby? A new skill to perfect or possibly just looking for something fun to fill the time every now and then?

Well Basement Bar is putting on a pool competition every Monday night though out the month of April. With a $50 bar tab up for grabs, you better get practicing soon!

Grab a partner and get practicing together and don’t worry if you’re not at professional level, it’s all about having fun.



#Wellynextdoor Recording Van

recording van

Families and individuals all around New Zealand will be thinking about their own wartime stories on the lead up to Anzac Day and #Wellynextdoor wants to hear them.

On the 10th of April you will find their caravan next to the Dominion Museum on Buckle Street. Book a time with them and use their equipment free of charge to record your stories.

It’s important that we don’t forget the events of the past and your memories are incredibly important for making sure that we never forget.

So find the yellow caravan and add to New Zealand’s rich history.



If you end up heading over to one of these events or even if you attend an awesome event that wasn’t on the blog, send us a pic so we can see you out and about Roaming!

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