Weekend What's On
United Truck Parts - World 30 Lap Derby Western Springs Speedway
Western Springs Stadium, Stadium Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 30 December 2017: 6:30pm
Tickets: Children under 5 are FREE; Children over 5 $5; Students $30; Adults $35; Family pass (2 adults and 2 children $70)
Christmas Night Rides at Rainbow's End
Rainbow's End , 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland
Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 December 2017: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Enjoy the Christmas lights, rides and music at Rainbow's End three Christmas Night Rides evenings in December. The Kidz Kingdom outdoor area will be open until 9pm especially for children 8 years and under to enjoy the Christmas nights as well.
Prices: Kidz kingdom tickets are $22.Online discounted superpass discounts are $35 for children and $40 for adults.
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 30 December 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
Pick your own strawberries at Sweet Red
Sweet Red, 61 Bradly Road, Helensville, Auckland
Saturday 30 December 2017 to Tuesday 30 January 2018: 9:00am to 5:00pm including public holidays
Take the family out to pick your own strawberries, try their freshly made strawberry ice cream and play on the tractors.
Auckland Zoo, Motions Road, Western Springs
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December 2017: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Auckland Zoo is open during the holiday weekend.
Cost: Usual admission charges apply
Sculpture in the Gardens
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Saturday 30 December 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.
Far, Far Away: An exhibition for the school holidays
The James Wallace Arts Trust, The Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland map
Saturday 30 December 2017 to Sunday 28 January 2018
Opening Hours: Tues to Friday: 10am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 5pm.
Are you curious about a world full of objects, figures and places which look unlike anything you know? On your arrival you will receive a passport and stamp, so you can travel to this faraway place. You can use the art activities in your passport to help you navigate through this foreign world. Suitable for kids 2-10 years old.
Cost: Entry by donation.
Sunday Events New Years Eve
Auckland Cup Day
Alexandra Park, Corner Greenlane West & Manukau Road, Greelane, Auckland
Sunday 31 December 2017: 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Family-friendly entertainment at Alexandra Park on NYE afternoon sorted, with FREE entertainment for the kids (including a bouncy castle, face painting and more). Racing sarts at 3pm. The evening will wrap up around 8pm with a spectacular fireworks display.
Cost: FREE admission and FREE onsite parking.