EcoWest Festival’s BEST events for kids
Saturday 16 March – Sunday 14 April 2019
EcoWest Festival is Auckland’s biggest annual environment festival which runs from 16 March for one month. There are lots of fun events for families and children that celebrate our stunning environment and how we can look after it.
Our pick of the best events for kids and families at the EcoWest 2019
Cycle-Powered Cinema opening night event on Saturday 16 March, which will bring live music, food trucks and pedal-powered screenings of local short films to the Avondale town centre at twilight. Attendees who bring their own mug to this free event will even receive a complimentary hot chocolate.
A diverse range of events in six event categories mean that there are experiences, exhibitions and workshops to cater especially for children and families. EcoWest Festival offers the perfect opportunity to pick up new skills at workshops like Harakeke – from Harvest to Basket, explore scenic cycling routes with Corban Estate to Henderson Valley Ride and Kids Learn to Ride and to find new tricks for zero waste living at events such as One Family, One Year, One Bin.
Enjoy our natural environment and venture out in the dark with A Night in the Bufferzone. Learn about Butterflies or Lizards and Insects or go out on the water on Matuku Link’s VIP Kayak Day. Kids can learn how to make a bug hotel or make recycle bags from old T-Shirts. Try something new and go on a Silent Disco Citywalk.
The Festival is organised by EcoMatters Environment Trust and hosted by a range of West Auckland organisations, with funding support from Waitākere Ranges Local Board, Henderson-Massey Local Board, Whau Local Board and Panuku Development Auckland.