We offer an amazing experience for all kinds of Christmas Parties, but in particular we are a great destination for the family to enjoy.

Custards World is our live puppet show on-site at Whoa! Studios and is also a TV series launching on the TVNZ Heihei channel on October 6.

Bring the kids to enjoy Xmas at the home of Custard and the Gang.  Enjoy your Xmas party in Dr Glooms Lair – watch the live puppet show in the Treehouse – mix and mingle with the characters – have Santa arrive in the Gloomsmobile – run around outside on the amazing playground – and for the older children (and adults!) – enjoy the fun of the inflatables on-site.  And to top all of that, enjoy the amazing food offering from Ben Bayly, 2 x NZ Chef of the Year and co-owner of The Grounds restaurant.

(We are also exceptional at staff parties without the children – ask about how we can help there too!)

Get in touch with Jade to enquire now
[email protected] 
 021 025 78050


The Grounds Modern Family Eatery is supported by Whoa! studios as a one of a kind operation that includes a live stage set, New Zealand’s only film studio open to the public, and one of the country’s best outdoor adventure playgrounds.

Our incredible venue is available for hire for formal fine dining events, awards ceremonies, team building, cocktail functions, intimate dinners, live performances, weddings and anything else you can imagine. 

The dedicated team at The Grounds take a creative, hands-on approach to providing an unforgettable event for you and your guests.

For booking of 80+ Guests

Get in touch with Rebecca to enquire now:
[email protected]
M: +64 22 303 6814


Want delicious premium food prepared by award-winning chefs at your next event? Our renowned chefs, Mike Shatura and Ben Bayly will work with you to create a fully customised bespoke menu to help take your function to the next level. Available New Zealand-wide.

Get in touch with Rebecca to enquire now
[email protected]
M: 022 303 6814


Your little one deserves a birthday that’s as special as they are. Here at The Grounds we work with Whoa! Studios to create parties unlike anything else in New Zealand.

Not only do we have a one-of-a-kind adventure playground, live stage, and open film studio on site, but we also offer special ice cream birthday cakes prepared by our talented chefs.

We’d love to host your child’s birthday and help you make some unforgettable memories. Click here for further information or to book.

Click here for further information and to book.