The best of what's on this weekend
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Kids Arts Festival 2018 - Marvellous Mechanica
Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
Saturday 12 May 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Get tinkering at the Marvellous Mechanica themed 2018 Kids Arts Festival. Explore and discover how things fit together; machines and movement, energy and sound, weight and light. Spark your imagination using traditional skills and techniques to devise modern inventions. Take a look inside engine rooms to build curiosity around the way things fit together. This is a FREE event offering children and their families’ loads of creative stimulation through hands-on arts experiences, together with exhibitions and live performances. Bring your own picnic lunch or visit one of the yummy food trucks on the day.
Cost: Free event. Limited free parking onsite.
Saturday Gallery Club #37 - Geisha and Koi 4 years plus
The Homestead Galleries, Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 12 May 2018: 10:30am to Noon
Drop-in activities for children (and their families). This workshop explores Geisha and Koi imagery, inspired by the works of artist Dominique Baker, an artist in Corban Estate Arts Centre's major group exhibition #UPDATE.
Cost: Free, all welcome
Stand up for Kids NZ International Comedy Festival event
Loft at Q Theatre
Saturday 12 May 2018: 3:00pm
The power of laughter is one infectious force - so bring your little heroes along to this action-packed giggle fest hosted by the hilarious Chris Parker (5 & 12 May) and Hayley Sproull (19 May). Stand Up for Kids is a family-friendly, interactive show aimed at 4 - 8 year olds, but suitable for kids slightly older and younger.Relax on a bean bag or grab a seat and let your laugh out for 50 minutes as comedians jive around the stage in ways that'll make you and your kids' bellies ache. Warning: adults have been known to enjoy these shows just as much as kids.
Tickets: $19.50 each
APO 4 Kids
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Saturday 12 May 2018: 10:00am and 11:30am performances
The eclectic farmyard inhabitants under the watch of Old MacDonald come to life, with actor Kevin Keys joining the orchestra for a day on a farm that's a little bit different than usual.
BODY WORLDS Vital
Hilton Auckland Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand map
Saturday 12 May to Friday 13 July 2018
BODY WORLDS is the Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies - seen by 45 million visitors globally. Vital explores the wonders of human health and wellbeing.
Cost: Children (0 to 4 years) FREE; Children 5 to 15 years $15; Student $25; Adults and Seniors $28; Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children).
Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank
Brickman: Wonders of the World LAST WEEKEND
Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland Museum, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 12 May to Sunday 13 May 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
LEGO® lovers look out! Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman) one of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, will bring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks to Auckland Museum.
Ryan McNaught and his team have spent a jaw-dropping 4,944 hours building the 50 LEGO masterpieces that will be on display including the Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, The Great Wall of China, the Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Arc de Triomphe.
Tickets: Preschoolders and toddlers under 3 are FREE; Children $13.50 (3-15 inclusive), Adults $24.50, Concession $19.50, Family (1 adult, 2 children) $46.50; Family (2 adults, 2 children) $67.50.
AUCKLAND FOR KIDS
PO Box 133076
Mission Bay 1146
Auckland, New Zealand