What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Moana Movies in Parks
Saturday 10 March 2018: 6:00pm to 9:50pm
Saturday and Sunday Events
JUNK -Flying Fruit Circus Auckland Arts Festival Event
Saturday 10 March 2017: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday 11 March 2017: 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Dynamic Australian Youth Circus Flying Fruit Fly Circus presents a spellfinding playground adventure set in a junkyard inhabited by children from the 1940’s. Propelled by a cast of talented young performers, this vibrant take on childhood tumbles headfirst into a world of play and imagination through circus skills and acrobatics, beautiful shadow puppetry and a moving sense of nostalgia for a time when young people were encouraged to take risks and weren’t wrapped in cotton wool.
Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank
Saturday 10 March to Sunday 13 May 2018
Imagine spending years in hiding because of prejudice and hate. Developed by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the international exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank explores how life was for Anne Frank and her family, and looks at the events surrounding the Holocaust and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Auckland Museum is the first to host this exhibition in New Zealand as part of a three-year tour supported by The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.
Saturday and Sunday Events
The Haier Big Hoot Auckland 2018 Public Art Trail
Various public locations around Auckland
Saturday 10 March 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.
Knot Touch at NZ Maritime Museum
NZ Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 10 March to Sunday April 29 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
An installation by Jae Kang that invites visitors to touch and play.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Chop Chop Hiyaaa! Auckland Arts Festival Event
Helensville War Memorial Hall
Saturday 10 March 2018: 11:00am
Orewa Community Centre
Saturday 10 March 2018: 4:00pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Sunday 11 March 2018: 11:00am
Surf Club at Muirwai
Sunday 11 March 2018: 4:00pm,
Anika Moa hits the road with the terrifically cheeky, wonderfully naughty and magical world of Chop Chop Hiyaaa!, where witches and taniwha gobble you up and rats are naughty ninjas.
Tickets: $10 to $28
Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018
The blockbuster science exhibition from Te Papa and Weta Workshop is on at Auckland Zoo this summer. Featuring massive 3-D bug models within four magical chambers, Bug Lab is a spectacularly immersive and interactive experience for all ages that offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn from the genius of bugs.
Read about Auckland for Kids visit to Bug Lab here
Kumeu Show 2018
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Irish Fair Day
Auckland Irish Society Clubrooms, Rocky Nook Ave, Fowlds Park, Morningside.
Sunday 11 March 2018: 11:00am to 5:00pm
St Patrick’s Festival NZ Facebook event page
Join the Auckland Irish Society for the annual Fair Day! Irish dancing, music as well as your favourite Irish goodies on offer. Bring all the family.
Cost: FREE admission
The Color Run Dreams World Tour – Auckland
QBE Stadium, Stadium Drive, Albany, Auckland
Sunday 11 March 2018: 8:00am to 11:00am
The Color Run New Zealand
WHO LOVES UNICRONS? The original happiest 5k on the planet! Enter a world where anything is possible, where you can dance through a cloud of colour, swim through an ocean of dreamy foam and party the day away with giant unicorns and more music than ever before.
Tickets: Kids under 5 are $5; Kids 6 to 15 years $55.55, Adults $66.55; Family (2 adults and 2 kids) $277.70
Alberton Market Day
Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday 11 March 2018: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Experience Alberton’s family-friendly, Sunday market in the garden featuring specialty produce and handmade items with entertainment, artisan food stalls and a pop-up tearoom. There will be live music, free garden workshops and talks, free or gold coin children’s activities, face painting and more.
Cost: Entry to view the house is discounted at $8 for adults (usually $10) and free for children under 18 years.
Brass at the Falls: Waitākere Auckland Brass Band
If raining, the event will be relocated to the adjacent Korean Presbyterian Church.
Sunday 11 March 2018: 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Henderson-Massey Local Board
Enjoy the summer sounds of brass with the Waitakere Auckland Brass Band. Bring a folding chair and a picnic for an afternoon of free entertainment.