Weekend What's On
Bastille Day Street Festival
Remuera Shopping Village, Remuera Road, Auckland
Saturday 15 July 2017: 10:00am to 2:00pm
French up your weekend and celebrate Bastille Day with everything French. There is French music, mime artists, live art with Misery, Jacque Cousteau photobooth, Alliance Francaise treasure hunt, French waiters race, street entertainers, circus, classic Citroens, Charleston and Can Can dancers and more.
Cost: FREE family festival
Night at Auckland Museum: Wild Thing SOLD OUT
Maunsell Road, Extension, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 15 July 2017: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Families, answer the call of the wild! 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 our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition after hours.
Tickets: Advance tickets $20; Door Sales $25. Bookings are recommended as this event sold out last year.
The Road That Wasn't There 7 years plus
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD
Saturday 15 July 2017: 11:00am and 6:30pm show LAST SHOWS
This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world… Combining puppetry, shadow play and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a curious tale for adventurous adults and intrepid children.
Dark, humorous and thoroughly enchanting, multi award-winning company Trick of the Light has created this original New Zealand fairy tale reminiscent of the late (great) Margaret Mahy.
Tickets: Child $19; Adult $28; Family $72 (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 15 July 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.
British Festival - NZSO National Youth Orchestra Young person's guide to Orchestra
Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen Street, Auckland
Saturday 15 July 2017: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets: $10 per person
The Lorax and The Moneybags
Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura, Auckland
Saturday 15 July 2017: 1:00pm and 5:00pm show
Hawkins Youth Theatre Company in association with Children's Theatre Company New York Presents "The Lorax and the Moneybags!" based on the original story by Dr Seuss.
Tickets: Children $10; Adults $15
Kids Only Market
Sandringham Community Centre, 18-20 Kitchener Street, Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 15 July 2017: 10:00am to Noon
Facebook page: Sandringham Community Centre
Kids sell pre loved toys, books, clothes, games, fresh baking and more.
Cost: FREE entry
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 15 July 2017: 10:00am, Noon and 2:30pm shows
It's time to Wiggle around New Zealand. The world's favourite children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are coming to perform for you Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are excited to perform their brand new show in Auckland. They will be bringing the Wiggly dancers with them as well as Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus.
Tickets: $36 per person
The Great Piratical Rumbustification
The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna, North Shore
Saturday 15 July 2017: 10:30am and 2:00pm shows
More shows on until Saturday 22 July 2017
The pirates are restless. ‘Oh, for a pirate party!’ they declare. But…a pirate party must be a stolen one. Put on your best pirate finery, grab your parrot, then come and enjoy Margaret Mahy’s piratical fun and the best rumbustification you’ve had in years.
Tickets: Children $22 to $25; Adults $22 to $25
Winter Break: Free Open Capoeria Class
Te Oro, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes, Auckland
Saturday 15 July 2017: 2:00pm
Simplesmente Capoeira Association comes to Te Oro for a one-off kids capoeira class. This FREE workshop is open to 6 to 12 years old wanting to try this Brazilian martial art combined with dance & music. In Capoeira the kids don’t fight, they PLAY in pairs using the movements learnt in class, following the music played by the instruments. No experience is required to attend.
Registeration is essential. Visit www.teoro.org.nz to book now.
Saturday and Sunday Events
Auckland Live Pick & Mix: Whales Free family event
Upper NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 15 July 2017: 10:30am
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Sunday 16 July 2017: 10:30am
Children work together to save a pod of stranded whales and help them back to the ocean in the multi award winning interactive theatre experience Whales.
Online bookings are essential due to limited capacity.
Cost: FREE entry
Aotea Square Ice Rink
Aotea Square, Auckland
Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July 2017: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Enjoy ice skating in Aotea square this winter.
Ice Skating Tickets (including 90 mins skate hire): Children under 12 years $15; Adults $20; Family pass (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) $55
Helmets and skating frames for beginners available for hire
David Attenborough's Zoo Quest Screening
Auckland Museum, Maunsell Road Extension, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 July 2017: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm
The very best of Sir David Attenborough's early Zoo Quest TV adventures can now be seen as never before – in high-definition colour. Drop in and watch these incredible moments of wildlife film history in a cosy corner of the Origins Gallery.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
The Journey of a Million Miles - Following Steps
NZ Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay & Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017: 10:00am to 3:00pm
NZ Maritime's July school holiday programme is inspired by their exhibition The Journey of a Million Miles which explores the journeys made by migrants to New Zealand. Choose from interactive character storytelling including music, make and take fabric travel wallets and two interactive gallery trail. The kids can choose to do all three activities or pick and mix.
Cost: Character storytelling $5; Two trails $3; Make and take fabric wallet $5
Become an Animal Champion at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 15 July to Sunday 23 July 2017: 9:30am to 5:00pm (last admissions at 4:15pm)
Become a certified animal champion these holidays and be in to win great prizes. Choose from five incredible species – Elephant, Kiwi, Tuatara, Tiger or Giraffe. Collect an activity sheet and take part in interactive activities for your chosen animal. Every visit helps make our conversation mission possible.
Cost: Normal Zoo admission prices apply. Friends of the Zoo free.
Pohutukawa Coast Rotary Club Mid Winter Swim
Maraetai Beach, East Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday 16 July 2017: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Pohutukawa Coast Rotary Club
Take a concrete pill, dress up, bring the kids and the dog. Prizes for the best costumes and winners of the (short) swim plus heaps of spot prizes from our fantastic sponsors. Registration from 11.00am.
Cost: Under 5 yr olds FREE; 5-13 yrs $5; Adults $10; Family $15; Dogs $5
'In Desert and Wilderness' Family Film 8 years plus
Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick
Sunday 16 July 2017: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Amazing film of popular novel by Nobel prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz. Beautiful cinematography. Stas and Nel are thrilled to be with their fathers in the exotic land of Egypt. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Auckland Minatures Club: Dolls Houses, Furniture, Box Rooms
Leicester Hall, Findlay Street, Ellerslie
Sunday 16 July 2017: 10:30am to 2:00pm
Open day display of Dolls Houses, Dolls House furniture and Box rooms. Members working on current projects. Sales Tables. For more information contact email@example.com
Cost: Kids under 5 are FREE; Children $1; Adults $2
Train Rides Panmure
Peterson Road, Panmure, Auckland
Sunday 16 July 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 16 July 2017: 11:00am to 3:30pm (weather permitting)
Cost: Train tickets: $2:00 per person