Christmas and end of year Celebrations

Private events and bookings

We often have a large number of bookings, some in which we will be closed to the public. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you check the dates and times for any updates on this. Or feel free to send us an email or give us a call.

The dedicated team at The Grounds take a creative, hands-on approach to providing an unforgettable event for you and your guests, view some recent Functions and Events #thegroundswhoastudios

Get in touch with Jade to enquire now:
Mobile: 021 0257 8050


The WhoaStudios urban playground has been painstakingly crafted by our artists and set builders. The design team searched the world for inspiration about the best play ideas. Visitors first notice the colourful crochet play net, which was designed by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam. Truly one of a kind restaurant experience in New Zealand, share a meal and watch your children play, it is a must to visit.

Ask about the unique outdoor dining experience. Housed between the restaurant and the playground will be The Stage, an oasis away from the craziness – surrounded with lush plants and shady umbrellas. Boasting quite possibly the best seat in the house, The Stage can be booked out, subject to minimum spend.


The Grounds is proud to be associated with the Whoa! Studios Urban Playground and Live Show Experience—truly one of a kind in New Zealand.

Let your kids run wild on the playground, or treat them to the magic of Custard’s World in the treehouse stage set.

The best thing about our relationship with Whoa! Studios? Your kids can have the time of your life while you sit back and savour delicious food and drink at The Grounds.



Mon/ Tues/ Wed 9am till 4pm
Thurs/ Fri/ Sat / Sun 9am till Late


Wed/ Thurs/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun 
 9am till Late


Waitangi Day – Closed

Good Friday – Closed
Easter Monday – Closed
Anzac day – Open
Labour day – Closed

Monday 24th December – Closed
Tuesday 25th December – Closed
Wednesday 26th December – Closed

Monday 31st December – Closed
Tuesday 1st January – Closed
Wednesday 2nd January – Closed