Weekend What's On
Night at Auckland Museum: Wild Things
Maunsell Road, Extension, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 22 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.
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 22 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.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland
Saturday 22 July 2017: 10:00am and Noon shows
Three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classic tales are lovingly brought to life on stage alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar - The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly.
Tickets: Child $19; Adult $26; Family of four $72
Te Iwa o Matariki Short Film Screening
Auckland Museum, Maunsell Road Extension, Auckland Domain, Parnell
Saturday 22 July 2017: 11:30am; 12:30pm and 2:00pm (15 minute duration)
After its debut in 2016, Te Iwa o Matariki is back to share the story of Matariki’s nine stars.
Come to the Museum to be immersed in this free panoramic short film and hear more about the forgotten Matariki stars, Pōhutukawa and Hiwaiterangi.
Screening presented in collaboration with Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Auckland Philarmonia Orchestra (APO) Adventures South
Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland
Saturday 22 July 2017: 1:30pm
Encounter instruments up close through the APO Music Zoo, engage with musicians and the APO through foyer activities and student concerts. Then enjoy a hour-long performance of classical favourites by the full APO including the premiere orchestral performance of ‘Poi E’ featuring the advanced students from the Sistema Aotearoa, APO’s partner programme in South Auckland. No booking required.
Cost: FREE family event
The Great Piratical Rumbustification Final Show
The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna, North Shore
Saturday 22 July 2017: 10:30am and 2:00pm shows
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
Princess Academy Live show
Windsor Park Baptist, 500 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Saturday 22 July 2017: 11:00am to Noon
Enchanting, interactive musical show teaching young girls what it means to be a TRUE princess! Includes show, facepainting, crafts, cupcakes, photos & interaction with Princess Aria! Each litte girl will receive their own tiara and certificate after event.
Cost: Children $20; Two children $35; Adults are FREE
Saturday & Sunday Events
CRC Speedshow 2017
ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, Auckland
Saturday 22 July 2017: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 23 July 2017: 9:00am to 5:00pm
A spectacular celebration showcasing the finest, fastest and coolest new cars, race cars, race bikes, classics, motor sport celebrities, wild hot rods, muscle cars and custom creations from around New Zealand and the world.
Tickets: Children under 10 are FREE; Children 10 to 15 years $15; Adults $25; Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $50.
Auckland Live Pick & Mix: Royal Jelly
David Attenborough's Zoo Quest Screening
Auckland Museum, Maunsell Road Extension, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 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
Aotea Square Ice Rink
Aotea Square, Auckland
Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 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
Become an Animal Champion at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 22 July and 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.
Collectors Toy and Model Fair
Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland
Sunday 23 July 2017: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Model Trains, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Diecast Vehicles, Boats, Planes, Toys, Military Memorabilia, Videos, Dolls, Teddy Bears, Robots, Sci-Fi Toys, Posters, Annuals, Postcards, Books, Magazines and much more.
Admission: School children are FREE; Adults $6
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