Weekend What's On
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August 2017
Our pick of the best weekend events on for kids and families
in Auckland, New Zealand
in Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 12 August 2017: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Create art together in sessions inspired by art in the collection. There is no need to book. Suitable for kids aged 4 and up. All kids under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Ice Skate Tour at Windy Ridge School
Windy Ridge School, 54 Seaview Road, Glenfield, Auckland
Saturday 12 August 2017: 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding it’s the safest possible way to try ice skating.
Tickets: Kids $7; Adults $13; Family $35 (includes ice skates, helmet, and gloves)
2017 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament
Murrays Bay Intermediate School Gymnasium, 37 Sunrise Avenue, Murrays Bay, North Shore, Auckland
Saturday 12 August 2017: 9:30am onwards
Stackers from around the country return to Auckland for the penultimate sanctioned tournament for 2017 in this fun filled family event. Auckland is home to some of New Zealand’s fastest stackers, and you can be sure that cups and records will fly as our experienced stackers vie to beat their own times, as well as those of their closest competitors.
Cost: FREE for spectators
Saturday & Sunday Events
Auckland Live Pick & Mix: White Face Crew Free family event
Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 12 August 2017: 10:30am
Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
Saturday 12 August 2017: 3:00pm
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Sunday 13 August 2017: 10:30am
Hilarious, slapstick physical theatre. Learn to create your own funny routines using clowning and movement.
Cost: FREE entry
General Collective Market
ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane Road West, Greenlane, Auckland
Sunday 13 August 2017: 9:00am to 3:00pm
New and unique products handpicked to support local, fill your hearts and homes with beautiful homewares, jewellery, fashion, skincare, kids goodies and meet the faces behind the incredible brands. Kids activities and LEGO stations to engage and entertain the little ones.
Cost: Children under 15 are FREE; Adults $2
Train Rides Panmure
Peterson Road, Panmure, Auckland
Sunday 13 August 2017: 1:00pm to 4:00pm (weather permitting).
Cost: $2 per ride or a concession ticket giving 6 rides can be purchased for $10.
Steam Train Rides Mangere
Mangere Centre Park,Robertson Road, Auckland
Sunday 13 August 2017: 11:00am to 3:30pm (weather permitting)
Cost: Train tickets: $2:00 per person