Weekend What's On
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017
Our pick of the best weekend events on for kids and families in Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 29 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.
Saturday & Sunday Events
West Auckland Admirals vs Dunedin Thunder Ice Hockey
Paradice Ice Skating Rink, 150 Lansford Crescent, Avondale
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017: 4:45pm game starts
Come and support the dynamic and exciting ice hockey team the Admirals. There’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Remember to bring some warm clothes because it does get cold.
Tickets: Kids under 5 are FREE; Children 13 years and under $10; Students $10 and Adults $15
Space Aliens from Outer Space at Whoa! Studios
Whoa! Studios, 8/14 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson
Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July 2017: 11:00am and 2:00pm shows
Fun live family stage show from Whoa Studios is a multimedia pantomime-style family fun, & slapstick silliness, in a rollicking sci-fi comedy featuring original music & songs, 3D projections, video, state-of-the-art lighting & sound on the working movie seat at Whoa! Studios.
Tickets: Children under 3 are free when sitting on a guardians lap; $25.35 online sale price (Regular price $39). Ticket holders also receive a complimentary pass to the Urban Playground on the same day.
Auckland Live Pick & Mix: Te Rehia Theatre
Weber Bros Circus: Adrenaline
Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 to 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland
Saturday 29 July 2017: 1:00pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm show
Sunday 30 July 2017: 3:00pm show
More shows on until Saturday 5 August 2017.
ADRENALINE is a fistful of fun for the whole family, with extreme stunts, hilarious acts and daring moments that will have you on the edge of your seats. Acts such as The Globe of Death, FMX and the show-stopping Human Cannon, along with fantastic dancers, stunning outfits and entertainers for kids of every age.
Tickets: Children (2 to 14 years) $16 to $40; Adult $25 to $60
The 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival is back in Auckland with a selection of international films for young audiences this weekend.
Saturday 29 July 2017
Born in China 3:45pm at Westgate Cinema
Swallows and Amazons 11:00am at the ASB Waterfront Theatre
Sunday 30 July 2017:
Animation for Kids 4+ 10:30am at the Civic
Born in China 11:30am at the Hollywood Cinema and 5:00pm at Manukau Cinema
Acien and the Magic Tablet 3:45pm at the Hollywood Cinema
Sunlight - Ihi Komaru Exhibition at MOTAT
The Exploratorium, MOTAT, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 29 July to December 2017
Discover the secrets of the sun in a fun, hands-on science exhibition for all ages.
With temperatures reaching millions of degrees, the Sun would certainly leave solar travellers with a few scorch marks. Visitors can get get hands-on with Earth’s star at room temperature – no sunscreen required.
Read about Auckland for Kids visit to the Sunlight exhibition here.
Cost: Usual MOTAT admission charges apply.
Once Upon a Time in Art
Creative Learning Centre, Auckland Art Gallery, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Street, Auckland
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Explore, experiment, create and share in the hands-on Exhibition Once Upon a Time in Art in the family-friendly space designed especially for kids, to help them discover art and how engaging it can be.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017
Discover the beauty and intrigue of our natural environments and their inhabitants through large-scale photographs of breathtaking wildlife from around the globe. Plus the kids can create their own curious creature in the exhibition’s Wildlife Studio.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Auckland Town Hall Organ Free Concert
Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Sunday 30 July 2017: 2:00pm
Benjamin Sheen organist at St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York
Cost: FREE concert, no booking or tickets required.
Polish Mid-Winter Market
Auckland Polish Association, 1 Mc Donald Street, Morningside, Auckland
Sunday 30 July 2017: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Facebook page: Auckland Polish Association - Polonia Auckland
Mid- winter Polish market
Cost: FREE entry
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