Weekend What's On
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017
Our pick of the best weekend events on for kids and families in Auckland, New Zealand
Wynyard Quarter's 6th Birthday Editors Pick
Wynyard Quarter, Jellico Street, Auckland
Saturday 5 August 2017: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Celebrate Wynyard Quarter's 6th birthday with a fun family day out. There is circus games, Open fort street games, radio sailing, gutterboat races, cirque de silo, tango dancing, a special Silo Cinema screening of Moana and more. See the full schedule of activities for the day here: http://www.wynyard-quarter.co.nz/things-to-do/wynyard-quarter-is-turning-6
Cost: FREE admission.
Auckland Cat Club Inc 68th Championship Show
Orewa Arts and Events Centre, Riverside Road, Orewa, Auckland
Saturday 5 August 2017: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Auckland Cat Club Inc.
The Cat Show will have lots of different Breeds of Cats there & if you have any queries about a particular breed the breeders will be happy to answer your questions.
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 5 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.
Cook Islands Language Week at Te Oro
Te Oro Music and Arts Centre, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes
Saturday 5 August 2017: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Te Oro will come alive with the sounds, language, stories, colour and beauty of Cook Islands culture. Join artists, practitioners, musicians and traditional healers come together to share their knowledge and celebrate Pacific language and culture.
Sunnynook Park Playground Opening
Sunnynook Park, Sunnynook Road, Sunnynook, North Shore, Auckland
Saturday 5 August 2017: 10:30am to 2:00pm
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board will open Sunnynook Park’s new playground There will be a ribbon cutting and a blessing by Kaumatua, followed by kid’s activities and entertainment, including face painting, bike activities, sausage sizzle and more.
Cost: Free admission
Scholastic Big Event Warehouse Sale
Scholastic, 21 Lady Ruby Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland
Saturday 5 August 2017: 800am to 3:00pm
The BIG EVENT warehouse sale is returning to Auckland! With BIG savings on a huge range of children's books, including paperback novels, picture books, chapter books, activity items and more.
Cost: FREE admission
Weber Bros Circus: Adrenaline LAST PERFORMANCES
Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 to 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland
Saturday 5 August 2017: 1:00pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm show
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
Saturday & Sunday Events
Ted Ashby Family Sailings
NZ Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017: 11:30am
Climb aboard the Ted Ashby a ketch-rigged deck scow, for a one hour experience with her knowledgeable crew. It's a good idea to pre-book your ticket, although remaining spaces will be available for purchase on the day.
Cost: Auckland child $12; Adults adult $25; Auckland family $50
Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017: 11:00am to 10:30pm
On until Monday 21 August 2017
Waterlight Graffiti is an interactive art installation made up of thousands of LED lights. The giant street art screen illuminates when it comes into contact with water. Using a paintbrush, spray bottle, fingertips or anything damp, it lets you sketch a message or a drawing directly onto the large screen which lights up in response. Unlike traditional graffiti, the message doesn’t deface, as it stays only until the water dries, when it naturally disappears.
Cost: FREE event
Auckland Live Pick & Mix: NZ Dance Company
Skycity New Zealand Badminton Open
North Shore Events Centre, Argus Place, Auckland
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017
Come and witness world-class competition at the North Shore Events Centre with the semi finals on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
Sunlight - Ihi Komaru Exhibition at MOTAT
Ice Skate Tour at Birkenhead Primary School
Brikenhead Primary School Hall, 77 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Skate on the state of the art, artificial ice rink. MoreFM will complete the experience with their bubble machines and will have the music cranking.
Prices: Kids $7; Adults $13;Family pass (2 adults and 2 chldren) $35; includes ice skate, helmet and glove hire.
Weekends of Imagination: Cardboard
MOTAT, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2017: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fold, stack or combine. It's cardboard galore. Build a cardboard city, a life-size robot or a 10ft tunnel, the sky is the limit. MOTAT provide the cardboard, you supply the imagination.
Cost: Usual MOTAT admission charges apply
Coal Range Day
Cornwall Park Information Centre, Cornwall Park
Sunday 6 August 2017: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Come along today and watch a day of cooking traditional fare on a coal range oven and try a small sample of treats.
Beginner's Photography Workshop at Auckland Zoo
Captain Musick Air Scout Hall, 64 Pigeon Moutain Road, Highland Park
Sunday 6 August 2017: 9:00am to Noon
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Cost: Gold coin entry
Train Rides Panmure
Peterson Road, Panmure
Sunday 6 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 6 August 2017: 11:00am to 3:30pm (weather permitting)
Cost: Train tickets: $2:00 per person