The best events at the Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 for families and children

The best events at the Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 for families and children

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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

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport
Saturday 6 October 2018: 10am to 3pm

Read more about this event here

Cost: FREE

Gold prospecting at Alberton

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Sunday 30 September 2018: 10:30am to 3:30pm

Read more about this event here. 

Tickets: Gold panning $15

 

Grey Lynn heritage walk

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Grey Lynn RSC, 1 Francis Street, Grey Lynn
Saturday 6 October 2018: 2pm to 4pm

Read more about this event here. 

Cost: FREE

 

Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Manukau Heads Rd, RD4 Waiuku
Sunday 30 September to Sunday 14 October 2018: 9am to 5pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Free horse and carriage rides up Onehunga Mall

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Onehunga Police Station, 126 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga
Saturday 6 October 2018: 10am to Noon

Read more about this event here

Cost: FREE

 

Pah Homestead Community Day

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Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland
Saturday 29 September 2018: 10am to 3pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

The animals of Taylors Farm era in Birkenhead

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Nell Fisher Reserve, Corner Hinemoa and Rawene Road, Birkenhead
Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October 2018: 11am to 2pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Oratia wild walk

Oratia Settlers Hall, 567 West Coast Road, Oratia, Auckland
Sunday 30 September 2018: 1pm to 3pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Rocks, Pops and Quakes – Hands on volcanoes and earthquakes

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University of Auckland, Central City Campus, Commerce A Building 114, Auckland 
Sunday 7 October 2018: 10am to 2pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

The Silverdale Settlers

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Silverdale Pioneer Village, 15 Wainui Road, Silverdale
Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018: 10am to 3pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Avondale’s Chinese market gardeners

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Saturday 13 October 2018: 2pm to 3pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Heritage harbour trip on Nautilus

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NZ Maritime Museum, Auckland
Monday 1, Tuesday 2, Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October 2018: 11:15am and 1:15pm cruises.

Read more about this event here.

Cost: Aucklanders – Children $18; Adults $35. Bookings are preferred as spaces are limited to 8 per cruise.

 

Learn the secrets of baking German shortbread

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OTT Patisserie, 2 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead Village
Friday 5, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 October 2018: 1pm to 2pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Auckland Museum Rooftop Tour

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Auckland Museum, Parnell
Monday 8 to Friday 12 October 2018: 11am and Noon
Read more about this event here.

Cost: Tickets $15. Bookings required

 

Heroines of the sea:  holiday activities at NZ Maritime Museum

NZ Maritime Museum, Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour
Monday 1 to Friday 5 October 2018: 10am to 2:30pm
Monday 8 to Friday 12 October 2018: 10am to 2:30pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: $5 per child.

 

Crown Lynn afternoon tea

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New Lynn War Memorial Library, 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn, Auckland
Saturday 6 October 2018: 1pm to 3pm

Read more about this event here

Cost: FREE

 

Occupations of the past at Howick Historical Village

Howick Historical Village, Bells Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
Monday 1 to Friday 5 October 2018: 10am to 3pm
Monday 8 to Friday 12 October 2018: 10am to 3pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: Under 5’s are FREE; Children $8; Adults $16

 

Ports of Auckland heritage tugboat sailings

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Venue disclosed upon booking
Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018: 12:30pm and 2:30pm sailings

Read more about this event here.

Cost: Infants FREE; Children $5; Adults $15

 

NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School Open Day

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NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School, Unit 2, 17 Totara Road, Te Atatu Peninusula
Saturday 6 to Monday 8 October 2018: 10am to 2pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE, Koha appreciated

 

Open Day on the Green: Early years of the Auckland Bowling Club

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Auckland Bowling Club, 100 Stanley Street, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 October 2018: 10am to 4pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

MOTAT: From the old country to our country

MOTAT, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs
Saturday 29 to Sunday 14 October 2018: 10am to 5pm

Read more about this event here

Home Front: Experiences of WW1 in Papakura

Papakura Museum, 209 Great South Road, Papakura
Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

People of Epsom

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Epsom Library, 195 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
Saturday 29 September to Saturday 13 October 2018: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

Legends of the West: Visual stories of memorable Westies

Mill Cottage, 17 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 29 September, Saturday 6  October and Saturday 13 October 2018: 11am to 3pm

Read more about this event here.

Cost: FREE

 

 

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