The best of what's on for Easter
Events on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday
Brickman: Wonders of the World Opening weekend
Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland Museum, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 31 March to Sunday 14 May 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
LEGO® lovers look out! Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman) one of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, will bring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks to Auckland Museum.
Ryan McNaught and his team have spent a jaw-dropping 4,944 hours building the 50 LEGO masterpieces that will be on display including the Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, The Great Wall of China, the Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Arc de Triomphe.
Visitors will be taken on a historical journey through time, with the opportunity to discover more about each attraction – real life and LEGO life.
Dig It at MOTAT
MOTAT: 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland map
Saturday 31 March to Monday 2 April 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
‘Dig It’ is an engaging construction themed event for children, offering a variety of interactive activities encouraging youngsters to experiment and explore with various concepts, materials, and interactives. Kids will have the opportunity to operate the real thing with Doug the Digger. There will be a construction zone, a craft activity, and a fun trail for exploring the MOTAT collection. An ideal day of fun and educational activities to keep children entertained over the Easter break.
Cost: Normal MOTAT admission fees apply.
Royal Easter Show
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane
Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Family show with a massive line-up of entertainment, circus acts, rides and exhibits, plus an A&P Show that has been running for more than 160 years, the Royal Easter Show has a special place in the hearts and minds of many New Zealanders.
Cost: FREE entry. Charges apply for rides.
The Haier Big Hoot Auckland 2018 Public Art Trail
Various public locations around Auckland
Friday 30 March to Sunday 6 May 2018
Super-sized owl sculptures will descend on Auckland for the Haier Big Hoot art trail. Over 100 owls will roost in parks, public spaces, malls and libraries, turning Auckland into a virtual aviary. There are 47 giant owls (1.65m) that have been individually designed by Kiwi and International artists. Joining the giant owls are 60 owlets (90cm) – many designed by Auckland school students. The giant owls at the end for the trail will be auctioned off to fundraise for Child Cancer Foundation.
Find them all using the trail map within the Big Hoot 2018 app – available to download from the App Store or Google Play from 01 March, and collect rewards as you go.
Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Auckland Museum, Auckland
Friday 30 March to Sunday 13 May 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Imagine spending years in hiding because of prejudice and hate. Developed by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the international exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank explores how life was for Anne Frank and her family, and looks at the events surrounding the Holocaust and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Auckland Museum is the first to host this exhibition in New Zealand as part of a three-year tour supported by The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Out & About Summer Skate Series
Barry Curtis Skatepark, 163 Chapel Road, Flat Bush, Auckland
Saturday 31 March 2018: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Out and About Auckland
Grab your skateboard and your mates for a chance to win loads of prizes. Divisions: U 13s, U 17s, Girls and Open
Cost: FREE entry
Blues v Sharks
Eden Park, Reimers Ave, Kingsland, Auckland
Saturday 31 March 2018: 7:35pm to 9:30pm
Facebook: The Blues
The Blues take on the Sharks in round 7 of the Investec Super Rugby competition at Eden Park, kick off 7:35pm.
Movies in Parks - Top Secret! Big Disney Pixar Film
Point England, Auckland
Saturday 31 March 2018: 5:20pm to 9:40pm
Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board
Food: Pack a picnic, or ourchase from food trucks