The best of what's on this weekend
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Japan Day Eve 2018
The Cloud and Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Quay Street, Auckland map
Saturday 24 February 2018: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
NZ's biggest Japanese event at Queens Wharf. The concept of Japan Day Eve is "Natsu matsuri : Summer Festival". Enjoy the evening full of Japanese cultures.
Cost: FREE admission
Tamaki River Festival 2018
Bramley Drive Reserve, Pakuranga, Auckland
Saturday 24 February 2018: Noon to 4:00pm
Howick Local Board
Fun afternoon for the family. Have a go at a range of water sports, get some tips to stay safe in the water and on land, learn about the river and its environment and enjoy some great entertainment.
Aotearoa's Steelband Festival
Silo ParkCorner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, Auckland, New Zealand map
Saturday 24 February 2018: 9:30 am to 3:30pm
See the steelpan orchestras from Auckland, Ruakaka, Katikati, Taranaki, and Australia. There’ll be guest appearances by other local percussion ensembles throughout the day, before an all-in parade later in the afternoon with a mass performance by all the steelbands.
Cost: FREE festival
Coco - American Express Openair Cinemas
Western Springs Park, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 24 February 2018: 6:00pm gates open
Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. (Rating: PG)
Tickets: Kids and Students $15; Adult $18
Sculpture in the Gardens LAST WEEKEND
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2018: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Biennial sculpture show held in the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Take a picnic for a fun free family day out to look at the sculptures and gardens.
Takapuna Snorkel Day 5 years plus
Takapuna Beach, Takapuna
Sunday 25 February 2018: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Explore the waters of Takapuna, find spotties, parore, goatfish, and the occasional snapper. Fun for the whole whanau. Bring you own gear of get free hire of EMR's mask, snorkel, finds and wetsuits, All children under 15 years should be accompanied by and adult beach observer. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day.