German Playgroup in Wellington

Thursdays from 9.30 to 11.30am


We share the German language, traditions, books and friendships.

Join the playgroup fun! We invite you and your children to join us at Rappelkiste. It’s where we play, speak, read and sing in German, where some close friendships have been formed, and where we teach our kids not only language, but also traditions. We’re looking forward to welcoming you, soon!

We are operating during COVID level ORANGE.


Please get in touch via email if you are thinking of dropping by for a visit.

Reading German books from our book library
Outside play area at the Presbyterian Church


What to expect of our playgroup

A mix of free play & organised activities

Our sessions consist of free play followed by a structured activity such as Play-Doh, crafts, language games or the reading of German stories.

Shared morning tea

Tea and coffee, as well as delicious baked goods are provided by our members on a voluntary roster system. Due to regulations, BYO lunchbox for your kids.

German children songs

After cleaning up together, we end each session by singing German children's songs in the group.

German library

A library with German children's books, DVDs and CDs is available for everyone to use during and out of our sessions.

Celebration of German traditions

We like to celebrate German traditions such as Fasching, Laternenlauf, Nikolaus or Eierfärben at Easter time.

Strong sense of community

The members of our playgroup have a close relationship with each other and everyone plays their part in keeping the group running.



We’re looking forward to meeting you!


How to find us

Our Rappelkiste group runs Thursday mornings during school terms at the Island Bay Presbyterian Church.

Thu 9:30 – 11.30am

88 The Parade,
Wellington 6023