The 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival is back in Auckland with a selection of international films for young audiences.
For more information or to book your tickets go to: www.nziff.co.nz
Due to overwhelming popular demand, a second Horrible Histories Barmy Britain show has been announced for 1.30pm Sunday 1st October. With the first show selling out in a week, get in quick to secure your tickets.
You'll be amazed, appalled and ablaze with delight as this acclaimed West End show uses songs, audience participation, fun, facts and farts to tell the stories of the people who made Britain barmy!
Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in.
Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 – but parents will love it as well!"
Night at Auckland Museum is back for only four nights in the July School Holidays. Bring a torch and explore Auckland Museum after hours and meet creatures with stories to tell.
Packed full of performances, quirky characters, music and fun, Night at Auckland Museum is a rare chance to explore the museum and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition after hours.
Aotea Square Ice Rink is back for winter fun, kicking off on Friday 16 June in Aotea Square, This popular winter wonderland will delight visitors with an entertaining schedule of themed weekends, competitions and parties as well as the new Skate Path.
This year there will be a magical Snow Dome play-area on offer alongside the rink from 1 July 2017 too.
Aotea Square Ice Rink will be complimented by a free Winter Lounge, courtesy of Auckland Live, which will be lit up in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year, as well as the beautiful installation Mountain of Light by Angus Muir Design. Skaters will also be treated to themed weekends of fun including the popular Americana party, a Rugby Fever weekend, an Ice Sports weekend for aspiring skaters and novices alike, and more.
Opening hours: Friday 16 June to Sunday 23 July 2017: Monday to Friday from noon to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 10pm.
Cost including skate hire: Children under 12 years: $15; Adults $20; Family pass (2 adults and 2 children) $55
Opening hours: Saturday 1 July to Sunday 23 July: Monday to Friday from noon to 1pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am to 10pm
Cost: $5 per person (30 minutes)
More information see: www.aucklandlive.co.nz/event/aotea-square-ice-rink
The popular Auckland Live Pick & Mix family programme of free performances and workshops by top New Zealand talent is back for winter weekends.
This year, Auckland Live Pick & Mix has twelve weekends of exciting arts experiences from 24 June to 10 September. The performances take place in the Auckland Town Hall, Aotea Centre, Bruce Mason Centre and Mangere Arts Centre.
The workshops and performances are designed for first-time audiences aged three and up. Each performance (apart from Whales) has unallocated seating so you don't need to book, and come and go as you please. The workshops are interactive and follow each performance, you can choose just to see the performance, or you can stay and attend the free workshop afterwards.
Auckland Live Pick & Mix 2017 programme features a selection of New Zealand's most entertaining and artistically excellent arts companies including: The New Zealand Dance Company; Te Rēhia Theatre; Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s ACE Brass; Trick of The Light; Binge Culture; Trash Puppets; Rollicking Entertainment; Black Friars; Royal Jelly; Freshmans Dance Crew and the ever-popular White Face Crew.
For more information about each Auckland Live Pick & Mix performance see Auckland for Kids listing of upcoming Kids Theatre and Shows or Auckland Live Pick and Mix
Auckland Live's free, interactive digital art experience is set to make its permanent home at the Bruce Mason Theatre later in April.
Elle Wootton will be performing in the stage adaption of The 13-Storey Treehouse at the Bruce Mason Centre in the April School holidays. Read Elle's answers to our questions about the show, why she became an actor, advice for kids who want to become actors and more.
SAVE THE DATE: Artweek is back in Auckland, New Zealand from 6 to 8 October 2016.
For more information see: artweekauckland.co.nz
These July holidays, kids can complete an adventurous self-guided training course through Auckland Zoo’s African savannah to graduate from the Zoo’s Ranger Academy.
There are six great challenges (from fitness and monitoring animal movements to animal identification and poaching prevention) to practice on your training course – skills and conservation knowledge rangers must possess to help animals in the wild.
Auckland for Kids