July School Holidays
What's on - Sunday 24 July 2016
The best of What's On in the winter school holidays in
Orewa Book Fair
Orewa Community Centre, 40-46 Orewa Square, Orewa, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: Entry is free and books will be available from just $2.
The Brick Man Experience
ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 9:30am to 4:00pm LAST DAY
New Zealand's largest exhibition of LEGO® works. The kids will enjoy 60 exhibits with their own unique behind-the-scenes stories, including original drawings and sketches, interactive zones and over 5 million LEGO® bricks.
Tickets: Kids under 4 are FREE: Kids aged 4 to 16 are $19; Adults $29; Family $89
Auckland Youth Orchestra Free Concert
Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: FREE (donations welcome)
PlayHOUSE Sensory Experience: Dads Sunday Session
Leicester Hall, Crn Ramsgate and Findlay Sts, Ellerslie
Sunday 24 July 2016: 9:15am to 10:15am for kids aged 0 to 2 years old.
Sunday 24 July 2016: 10:45am to 11:45 am for kids aged 0 to 5 years old.
A unique event for Dads to relieve their clubbing days with preschoolers and babies in tow. There will be a dance floor, funky beats, glowing sensory activities, a toddler playground and a coffee cart.
Cost; $8 for adults
Pick & Mix - Royal New Zealand Ballet
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD
Hauraki Rooms, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Sunday 24 July 2016: Performances: 10:30am, Workshops 11:30am
Dancers will perform: excerpts from The Wizard of Oz; Cacti; and Geiger. RNZB Dance After educator Pagan Dorgan will lead a workshop for children, teaching some ballet essentials and encouraging participants to try out some of the steps that the dancers have performed.
302A Main Rd Huapai Behind the Westpac, Kumeu
Sunday 24 July 2016: 10:00am to 11:30am or 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Little Miss Enchanted Pamper Parties
Magical morning or afternoon of high tea mad hatter style, tutu dresses and tophats, pampering of nails and hair and wonderland games. There is also a selection of teas and treats for the parents. Bookings are required at: Info@littlemissenchanted.co.nz
Cost: $45 for one adult and one child
Aotea Square Ice Rink - Best of the Rink Finale Weekend
Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 10:00am to 10:00pm
At the final party weekend there’ll be snow foam, face painters, crazy characters and snow fairies to keep the whole family entertained.
Ice Rink Tickets (including skate hire): Children: $15 (under 12 years), Adults:$20, Family pass: $55 (2 adults and 2 children)
Ice Slide Tickets: $7.50 for three rides, $10 for five rides, $5 for five rides after 6pm
Combo Ticket for skate hire and 5 Ice Slide rides: Children: $15 (under 12 years), Adults $27.00
Sundays@5 – Collegium Musicum
Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
School of Music early music students perform a concert of works prepared over the year.
Weekends of Imagination: Strawbees at MOTAT
MOTAT, 805 Great North Road & Meola Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Be inspired, be imaginative, be inventive! Create with Strawbees! Experience real life engineering with this popular 'Maker Movement' system which encourages trial and error based learning while still being loads of fun.
Cost: Included in admission to MOTAT: Kids under 5 are FREE; Kids over 5 are $8; Adults $16; Family passes (2 adults and 4 children) $40.
Zirka Circus - Cross The Ocean
Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, 57 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: Noon and 3:00pm show
Tickets: Child: $19 to$29; Adult $29 to $40; Family pass $86
Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 9:30am to 5:00pm
These July holidays, 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. Rangers 'Rae' and 'Raf' will be there to guide you through and give you pointers along the way to help you become an official ranger.
Cost: Normal Zoo admission prices apply. Friends of the Zoo, free.
228 Millwater Parkway, Millwater, Silverdale
Sunday 24 July 2016: 9:00am to 11:15am
Ages 3 to 13 years: $15
New Zealand International Film Festival - Long Way North
Academy Cinema, Lorne Street, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 11:45am
Long Way North is a beautifully animated historical fantasy about a 19th-century Russian girl who embarks on a hazardous adventure to the North Pole to find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour.
Suitable for children aged 9 years plus.
Tickets: Children $12:50; Adults $15
Planetarium Shows at Stardom
Stardome, 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016:
1:00pm The Accidental Astronauts - Kids 3 years plus
2:00pm Perfect Little Planet - Kids 4 to 6 years
3:00pm Attack of the Space Pirates
4:00pm Astronaut - Kids 6 to 10 years
7:00pm We are Stars - Family 8 years plus
Cost: Kids $10, Adults $12, Family $40.
Explore Dory's World at Kelly Tarlton's
Kelly Tarlton's SEALIFE Aquarium, 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland
Sunday 24 July 2016: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Become an ocean explorers on an underwater Finding Dory adventure at Kelly Tarlton's. There will be an interactive quiz trail that will entertain the kids as they learn about conservation and protecting Dory’s home. Plus there will be an interactive playroom with load of fintastic Finding Dory activities and plush toys waiting to be discovered.
Online entry: Kids under 2 are FREE; Child $17; Adult $31: Family $55 to $79
Walkup price: Kids under 2 are FREE; Child $22; Adult $39: Family $75 to $110
AHOY! Pirates and Mermaids
Sky Tower, Corner Victoria St West & Federal Street, Auckland CBD
Sunday 24 July 2016: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Get dressed up and join in the activities up the Sky Tower.
* Find your pirate or mermaid name and then explore the Sky Tower.
* Walk the indoor plank - 220 meters above the ground!
* Strike a pose at the photo station, and in be in to win.
Entry: Children 5 and under are FREE; Children aged 6 to 14 years $11; Adults $28;
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $61.
North West Shopping Centre, 1/7 Fred Taylor Drive, Westgate, Auckland
Sunday 17 July 11:00am to 3:00pm
Head to NorthWest Shopping Centre’s Winter Wonderland to experience FREE ice skating for school kids aged 5 to 12 years old