Where you can see Prince Harry and Megan Markle in Auckland during their royal visit to New Zealand.
The best time to see the royal couple is on Tuesday October 30 2018 during a public walk along the North Wharf at Viaduct Harbour from 3:30pm.
For further details of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's visit to New Zealand, which includes Wellington, Able Tasman Natiuonal Park and Rotorua see: www.royal.uk
Auckland Live and Isaac Theatre Royal present
THE FUNATORIUM: MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY
Hats on! Tea poured! Silly faces at the ready!
Sydney Opera House’s sell-out show Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is coming to Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre from the 19th of December for a delightfully chaotic circus for the whole family.
Based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this spectacular show will be the perfect start to the summer holidays, with the biggest tricks, larger than life characters and catchy tunes.
Complete with a pop-up café, those of all ages will love this colourful display of acrobatics, singing, dancing and roller-skating!
Directed by Mike Finch (former artistic director at Circus Oz) and designed by Melanie Liertz (costume maker for Sydney Chamber Opera, Australian Ballet and Victorian Opera), Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is led by some of Australia’s top acrobats, including Monica Trapaga, one of Australia’s most popular child entertainers.
Topping it off with a female Mad Hatter, a male Red Queen, flamingos and more, this hilariously kooky show will delight children 5+ and entertain the adults – with a couple of jokes in there especially for them.
SHOW TIMES AT BRUCE MASON CENTRE, AUCKLAND
WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER – 11AM
THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER – 11AM
FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER – 11AM
SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER – 11AM & 7PM
SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER – 11AM & 6PM
Bookings open now at: aucklandlive.co.nz
NZ Sculpture OnShore is a vibrant and engaging, must see, sculpture exhibition featuring over 90 artworks from leading and emerging NZ artists.
Returning to the stunningly beautiful Fort Takapuna, overlooking Narrow Neck beach in Devonport on 3rd-18th November, there are now three family-friendly weekends where visitors are invited to connect, interact and be inspired by a snapshot of contemporary sculpture from some of New Zealand’s leading practitioners.
There is a diverse range of works again this year, including performative and interactive works, sculptures that reflect social issues important to New Zealanders as global citizens.
This year’s event promises to be a fully immersive experience for the whole family with a powerful message at its heart. On offer this year:
NZ Sculpture OnShore has donated over $1.7 million since its’ inception, helping women and children access safe places to stay, counselling and wrap around services.
NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018
Where: Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Devonport, Auckland
When: 3rd to 18th November 2018: 10am-5pm (Closed on Monday 5th and 12th November)
Tickets: Children $5; Adults $20; Concession $15; Family $45
Auckland’s tamariki are spoilt this Artweek Auckland 2018, with workshops across the city to get their creative minds spinning, in drawing or painting classes from 6 to 14 October 2018.
The 7 best events at Artweek Auckland 2018 for kids are:
The Auckland Heritage Festival is on in the October school holidays from 29 September to 14 October 2018. Take your kids to learn about Auckland's heritage at one of the family friendly festival events this year. Choose an event from our pick of the Best Auckland Heritage Festival Events for children and families in 2018.
Fun Palace at the Navy Museum
Gold prospecting at Alberton
Grey Lynn heritage walk
Manukau Heads Lighthouse
Free horse and carriage rides up Onehunga Mall
Pah Homestead Community Day
The animals of Taylors Farm era in Birkenhead
Oratia wild walk
Rocks, Pops and Quakes - Hands on volcanoes and earthquakes
The Silverdale Settlers
Avondale's Chinese market gardeners
Heritage harbour trip on Nautilus
Learn the secrets of baking German shortbread
Auckland Museum Rooftop Tour
Heroines of the sea: holiday activities at NZ Maritime Museum
Crown Lynn afternoon tea
Occupations of the past at Howick Historical Village
Ports of Auckland heritage tugboat sailings
NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School Open Day
Open Day on the Green: Early years of the Auckland Bowling Club
MOTAT: From the old country to our country
Home Front: Experiences of WW1 in Papakura
People of Epsom
Legends of the West: Visual stories of memorable Westies
Auckland for Kids