The best of what's on this weekend
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Sunnyvale Neighbourhood Stream Gathering EcoWest Festival
The Grange Preschool, 48 Awaroa Road, Sunnyvale, Auckland map
Saturday 7 April 2018: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Ecomatters on a tour of two backyard streams in Sunnyvale. These streams are currently being restored with help from the neighbours. The tour starts at the Waari Stream (down behind The Grange Preschool) and do a stream test to check the water quality. Then walk over to the stream behind Sunnyvale Hall to do another test to see how the streams compares. Finish with kai to share.
Cost: FREE event
Rotoroa Island Snorkel Day
Rotoroa Island, ferry is arriving at the Rotoroa Wharf and leaving from the Auckland viaduct.
Saturday 7 April 2018: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Ferry leaves from Auckland CBD ferry building at 8.15am – Please don’t be late. Ferry leaves arrives back in the CBD at 6.30pm
Experiencing Marine Reserves Facebook event page
Join Experiencing Marine Reserves Rotoroa Snorkel Day run in conjunction with the Rotoroa Island Trust. Snorkel and explore the Island with a subsidised ferry ticket. Ever wondered what lives under the water at Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with our experienced guides and get FREE mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. Safe fun for the whole whanau. Only 80 tickets available. Book here: https://goo.gl/forms/FKYqUw2jwHEd1l542 Bring: togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes and a picnic lunch.
Royal Oak Primary Carnival
Royal Oak Primary Carnival, Chandler Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland
Saturday 7 April 2018: 11:00am to 3:00pm
The popular Royal Oak Primary Carnival is back once again and is fun for the whole family. Pre-loved Sale bargains including clothing, toys, books and much more. There is the Nerf Combat, Pony Rides and Bouncy Castles for little ones, or Dent the Wreck and Dunk Machine for the brave enough to give it a go.
Cost: FREE entry
The Haier Big Hoot Auckland 2018 Public Art Trail
Various public locations around Auckland
Saturday 7 April to Sunday 6 May 2018
Super-sized owl sculptures will descend on Auckland for the Haier Big Hoot art trail. Over 100 owls will roost in parks, public spaces, malls and libraries, turning Auckland into a virtual aviary. There are 47 giant owls (1.65m) that have been individually designed by Kiwi and International artists. Joining the giant owls are 60 owlets (90cm) – many designed by Auckland school students. The giant owls at the end for the trail will be auctioned off to fundraise for Child Cancer Foundation.
Find them all using the trail map within the Big Hoot 2018 app – available to download from the App Store or Google Play from 01 March, and collect rewards as you go.
Uxbridge Arts and Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland
Sunday 8 April 2018: 11:00am to Noon
UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture
Join Mr. Bubbles – he has beautiful soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. The Bubble show is interactive and suitable for all ages and children and adults alike thoroughly enjoy the magical bubbling experience.
Come Fly With Me 2018
Onikiritea Park, Bomb Point, Hobsonville
Sunday 8 Paril 2018: 10:00 am to 2:00pm
Come Fly With Me Hobsonville Point
Once again the skies of Hobsonville Point will come alive in a flourish of flying colours. Kites, flags, parasols, games, crafts, fine local food and organic coffee. Bring your picnic, kites, games and sunscreen and relax for a fun day.
Cost: FREE community day
AUCKLAND FOR KIDS
PO Box 133076
Mission Bay 1146
Auckland, New Zealand