Private Hire: Community & Group Events

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The Vision

Our local community matters to us.
Having fun together is a great way to bring people together.

Back in the days before COVID, we had a thriving community of people who wanted to start their own business in Porirua, and we helped them out by giving them space at Laughalots Porirua and marketing to help sell their story.

Now that we’re all starting a new sort of normal life in the post-COVID world, we thought it’s a good time to resurrect our Community Hub at both Laghalots Playlands in Porirua and Lower Hutt.

The Community Hub concept is our way of helping other people to start their own business or maybe just try out some ideas they think might be fun for people.

Maybe you are thinking of starting up a Nail Salon, or making soft toys for young kids.

Maybe you want to start up a new line of food or snacks for kids.

Maybe you like reading stories to children to give them a bit of down time.

Maybe you want to offer short-term care for a couple of hours while mums go off and do their own thing.

Whatever you want to do, we want to help you get started, so we’re offering you free space to set up shop for a few hours each week. We won’t charge you and you can set your own prices for your business. We’ll market your business through FB, Google and our website – especially if you want to make a regular thing of it.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of us (in the nicest possible way) please drop us an email to or give us a shout on FB Messenger.

We look foreword to helping you get going and building our Communities together.

David and the Laughalots Crews.

Social Hub

Our cafe areas in both Lower Hutt and Porirua stores provides for a great space to bond, connect, work, and relax – all while the kids rare having fun in a safe, supervised environment. But let’s be honest – you don’t even need kids to come down and enjoy a great cuppa with friends!

Local Cuisine

Our Porirua branch has kitchen facilities that is open to local cooks, chefs and culinary artists to rent for a period of time, allowing them to showcase their cuisines to the local community. Ever-changing and fresh cuisines, straight from the artisans who make them!

Pop-up Markets

When we’re not hosting birthday parties, we want our birthday rooms to serve another purpose – showcasing the local talents of handicraft and artisan makers from around our community. These rooms are available for local sellers to sell their handmade good s- meaning you can shop local, eat local, and relax locally!

Private Hire

Private hire could be the perfect option for you, especially if you have a larger group.

  • Exclusive private hire of the Playland (excludes kitchen facilities)
  • We can cater to suit, or, we can leave the cafe open, or, you can BYO catering
  • We can even organise the presents for your group! Just give us the names, ages and your budget and we can do the rest!
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit applies to secure your booking.
Make a Booking

Lower Hutt Pricing

$660 from 6pm to 8pm 7 days a week.
Extra hours, or part thereof (from 8pm to 9pm) is an additional $300.

Porirua Pricing

$890 for 2 hours
$300 per extra hour

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