Very Important Kids (VIK) Programme

Join our FREE Kids Programme

Save up to $300 per child at Rotorua’s family attractions

Enjoy wallet-saving discounts with the VIK (Very Important Kids) programme, exclusive to our valued Holiday Inn family guests. With 11 partner family-friendly attractions, we offer the LARGEST hotel discount programme in Rotorua .

At Holiday Inn Rotorua,  our younger guests become VIK’s (Very Important Kids). We put families at the heart of everything we do, which is why we designed this programme to keep children entertained with discounts at Rotorua’s top family-friendly attraction.

And while you are in the hotel, the kids can enjoy their own space at PlayZone.  And when it is time to refuel, kids eat FREE meals at our very own Chapman’s Restaurant. 

How it works?

Holiday Inn Rotorua kids programme is easy. On arrival at check-in, collect your free kid’s wristband and get ready to unlock adventures, thrill, and fun at the many Rotorua family attractions.

To receive your discounts show the kids green band at the attraction –You will receive a detailed booklet explaining each one.


Start Exploring Rotorua with the Kids 

Motion Entertainment VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
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Redwoods Treewalk VIK- Holiday Inn Rotorua
The Farm Tour VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
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Discover our Exclusive VIK Offers


aMAZEme is focussed on providing good old fashioned fun for families at an affordable price. At aMAZEme your children will delight in the small animal petting experience, aviary and effectively designed playground. Everyone can enjoy McGregor’s garden with raised garden beds full of fruit, berries and vegetables in season.

The object of this maze is to find your way to the centre. Once in the maze you will find openings in the hedge which you may or may-not choose to go through. At some places along the path are permanent blocks, which means you will have to retrace your steps if you wish to progress further.

GUEST OFFER: $5 admission for children aged 5-17 (normally $10)

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Chapman’s Restaurant

Even the fussiest of eaters will love Chapman’s Buffet Restaurant. We are a favourite among the locals, serving up a delicious breakfast and dinner buffet spread, sure to make you go back for seconds or even thirds.

GUEST OFFER: Kids 12 & under dine free with a paying adult. T&C’s Apply.

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Motion Entertainment

Motion Entertainment an indoor Rotorua attractions all under one roof.

If you are looking for laughter, excitement, adventure and fun in one place, then Motion Entertainment is a ‘must do’ on your visit to Rotorua. Not just for the kids… Grab your buddies and come on down for an unforgetable entertainment experience.


  • Strikezone Bowling – Kids free with paying adult
  • Chipmunks Playland – all children $9.90 for an all day pass (normally $11.90 1-2 years and $14.90 3-11 years)
  • Megazone LaserTag – Kids free with paying adult
  • Xtreme Air Indoor Tramp Park – 10% off any 90 minute Jump Session
  • XD Darkride – $5 off
  • LumberJax Mini Golf – Kids free with paying adult

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Mountain Bike Rotorua

Experience the famous Rotorua mountain bike trails. The friendly team at Mountain Bike Rotorua has everything you need to get out and ride.

Along with the natural beauty, the forest caters to all levels of Mountain Bike interest. It doesn’t matter if you or  your kids have never been mountain biking before or you are an MTB pro, Whakarewarewa Forest has trails for all the family. With more than 160kms of mountain biking trail loop options for you to choose and explore.  You can hire MTB Rotorua bikes for 2 hours, half day, full day, or go on multi-day adventures

OFFER: 1/2 price kids bikes with any full paying adult

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Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably.

Discover FOUR different ball rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track -the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land, and the newest track; Big Air, with sweeping corners and drops! Think of it like a giant water slide, 40 litres of water (warm in winter, cool in summer) with no tumbling involved, just full on belly laughs from top to bottom. To this day, Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity.

OFFER: 20% off all rides or a FOC media of your experience.

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Redwoods Treewalk

This award-winning, eco-tourism walk is suitable for families and accessible for all who can walk unaided. Treewalks also have purpose-built baby strollers available free for guests to use.

Redwoods Nightlights is one of New Zealand’s top design led tourism experiences that features 34 exquisite lanterns designed by world-renowned designer and sustainability champion David Trubridge. Floating between 9-20 metres above the forest floor, this award-winning, eco-tourism walk is 700 metres long, spans across 28 suspension bridges and 27 platforms and takes about 40 minutes to complete. Perfect for those looking for things to do in Rotorua at night

OFFER: Kids will receive a special gift when they complete the Treewalk and present a completed activity book (included as part of the VIK activity pack).

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The Farm Tour

Rotorua Heritage Farm is located at 171 Fairy Springs Road, where you will find 3 activities in one spot, the Farm Tour, the 3D Trick Art Gallery and Café 171.

This historical place has been transformed into the Rotorua Heritage Farm 

Rotorua Heritage Farm has been situated in Rotorua since the early 1930s and is a beautiful spot to continue on with the traditional Farm Tour.

OFFER: Free entry for kids with a full paying adult to The Farm Tour & The Farm Tour with sheep shearing show.

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Velocity Valley

Velocity Valley is Rotorua’s home of speed and adrenaline. The only place where you can sample all of New Zealand’s adventure activities in one place. Founded in 1998, Velocity Valley is New Zealand’s adventure hub, offering exciting and unique activities ranging from a low to high adrenaline buzz in one beautiful location in Rotorua.

At Velocity Valley, there’s something for everyone –from 5 to 105, from novice to seasoned pro. Pedal, free fall, launch, propel, swoop or splash – fun for all the family

OFFER: 20% individual rides and 20% off media packages.

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3D Trick Art Gallery 

3D trick art is the only 3D Art Gallery in New Zealand and will blow your mind.

This immersive exhibit of “trick art”is located in the heart of Rotorua and is part of the Heritage Farm Experience,

is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

OFFER: Free entry for kids with a full paying adult.

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Te Puia

Explore an incredible natural environment, one of only two geyser fields in the world that exists in its natural state. Our Kaiarahi bring the cultural and conservation narratives to life, sharing stories handed down to them through generations of guides.

Our stunning restaurant Pātaka Kai is a must-visit destination set against a backdrop of geysers and native bush. Open 5 days a week for coffee, sweet treats, or a la carte lunch menu as well as Saturday hāngī buffet lunch and Sunday brunch. Relax and unwind overlooking a true wonder of nature.

Revealed under night skies, Geyser By Night is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Booking is essential. The meeting point is Wheelhouse Cafe, Gate 2, Te Puia at 8.45 pm.

OFFER: Te Puia Family Pass. *Valid for two consecutive days.

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Our Kid-Friendly Offer

Family Friendly Holiday Inn Rotorua

Our Special Offer is tailored to get out and about with kids during School Holidays, Long Weekends or any short weekend break.

Rotorua is well-known as one of the best family holiday spots in New Zealand with so many family activities. Holiday Inn Rotorua is a family-friendly hotel where Kids Stay and Eat Free so it’s the perfect base for your family getaway. After a long day exploring Rotorua’s hot spots, the kids love playing in our geothermally-heated pool.

Family rates includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 Adults and up to 2 children
  • Savings and perks from our V.I.K. Very Important Kids Programme.
  • Kids Stay and Eat Free
  • Holiday Inn Kids Welcome Pack
  • Free Parking

 Unlimited Wi-Fi on multiple devices
Geothermally-heated Swimming Pool and Spas
Two Disney Channels
 Free Shuttle to Town Centre

Book with confidence. No deposits are required and we offer full flexibility if plans change.

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a 100% NZ owned hotel. Committed to our community, sustainable environment and enhanced cleanliness standards.

Discover our new Play Zone

Play Zone at Holiday Inn Rotorua

Holiday Inn Rotorua has a brand new Play Zone – a dedicated room with entertainment for kids of all ages, packed with engaging games, toys and lots of fun. It offers great extra space for the kids to let off some steam! Play Zone is FREE for all kids staying at Holiday Inn Rotorua.