Weekend What's On
Auckland Highland Games and Gathering
Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Avenue, Auckland
Saturday 18 November 2017: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Auckland Highland Games Assn
Activities from traditional and contemporary Scottish culture, music, dance, songs, art, dress, passtimes, sport and games.
Cost: FREE admission
Christmas Tree Showcase
The Salvation Army Albany Bays, 90 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland
Saturday 18 November 2017: 10:00am to 9:00pm
The Salvation Army Albany Bays
Bring the family along to explore over 200 Christmas trees decorated by local community groups, businesses and schools, with the opportunity to vote and crown the champion. With live music, a cafe, and the chance to bid for one of the auction trees> This will be a Christmas event for the whole family to enjoy.
Tickets: Adults $10; Family $20
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 18 November 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.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Centrestage Theatre Company
Centrestage Theatre Company, 60 Centreway Road, Orewa, Auckland
Saturday 18 November 2017: 2:00pm and 7:30pm show
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a an eccentric inventor named Caractacus Potts who, with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap. Soon, they discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight! However, trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself.
Tickets: Children $22; Student $27; Adult $32
Saturday & Sunday Events
Peter and The Wolf 5 years plus
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City
Saturday 18 November 2017: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday 19 November 2017: 4:00pm
A magical experience for anyone aged five and up. Peter’s not supposed to leave his grandfather’s house. There are wolves lurking in the forest, and it’s not safe. But Peter can’t stay inside forever and when he finally adventures out into the surrounding meadow, it’s not long before the wolf appears.
Tickets: $15 to $49
Sculpture in the Gardens
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Saturday 19 November to 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.
Clevedon A&P Show
Clevedon Showgrounds, Monument Road, Clevedon, Auckland
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017
Cost: Kids under 5 are FREE; Children $5; Adults $25; Family (2 adult and 3 children) $25
Parnell Festival of Roses Editors Pick
Parnell Rose Gardens, Dove-Myer Robinson Park, Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland
Sunday 19 November 2017: 10:30am to 4:00pm
Stop off at the Parnell Rose Gardens, where you’ll find food and craft stalls dotted throughout the park. Entertainment on the main stage which include swing, jazz and classical music, dancing, croquet, canine cuddles, exotic creatures and festival favourite Fairy Clare. There is something for everyone as well as plenty of seating so you can just sit back and enjoy the day. Sign language services available and talks for vision impaired help make this an accessible event.
Papakura Fun Run
Pulman Park, 90-130 Walters Road, Papakura, Auckland
Sunday 19 November 2017: 10:00am to Noon
Papakura Athletic and Harrier Club
Come along to the Papakura Fun Run get moving with friends, family and the community. There are three different courses: 3.5 km course, 5 km course and 10 km course. You can walk, run, push or bike it’s up to you (Biking is only for children up to 12 years old). You can sign up on the day or register in advance.
MOTAT Live Day
MOTAT, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Sunday 19 November 2017: 10:00am to 5:00pm
See MOTAT come to life every third Sunday of the month with a great range of family activities included as part of your normal MOTAT admission. Take the family on a steam train or armoured personnel carrier* ride or experience the ‘Big Ben’, the double decker tram.
Cost: Usual MOTAT admission fees apply.
NZ Chopper Club Show & Shine
Parakai Springs, 150 Parkhurst Road, Parakai
Sunday 19 November 2017: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Facebook: NZ Chopper Club
Enjoy a family day at the Parakai Springs Hot Pools. Prizes for Choppers, Baggers and Prostreets. Bring the whole family for the hot pools, hot food, DJ, bouncy castles and more...
Cost: Free admission to the show, regular admission charges to the hot pools applies.
SKYCITY Breakers vs Brisbane Bullets
Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland CBD. map
Sunday 19 November 2017: 3:00pm
Join the SKYCITY Breakers for an afternoon filled with great basketball and non-stop entertainment. After the game you will have the chance to meet the players. There will be free Auckland Transportation to and from the game with purchase of ticket on selected train and Northern Express bus services.
Bronze Tickets: Ages 3 and Under FREE; Ages 4-17 $12.50; Adult $18.50; Family $55
Tuakau Kindergarten Duck Race
Les Batkin Reserve, Tuakau, Auckland
Sunday 19 November 2017: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Enjoy music, games, food and of course, the main event - The Tuakau Duck Race, where 1000 little yellow ducks race down the Waikato River.
Cost: Free admission, Buy a ticket for $5 to choose your duck and be in to win.