What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand.
Remuera Bastille Day
Saturday 14 July 2018
Takapuna Kids Market
Saturday 14 July 2018: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Morning of shopping quality preloved children’s clothing, toys and accessories plus coffee & food trucks in Takapuna. There are so many children’ clothes worn for a short time or not at all, so come along to get the chance to find some quality goods at a fraction of the retail price and support sustainable living! Cash payment only for stalls.
NZ Barok: Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert
Saturday 14 July 2018: 10:30am to 11:30am St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland map
Saturday 14 July 2018: 2.30pm to 3.30pm
The Wizard of Ōtāhuhu
Saturday 14 July 2018: 2:00pm and 7:00pm shows
The Wizard of Ōtāhuhu is a must-see theatre production for this July school holidays and another clever storybook makeover from Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku.
Self Defence and Anti Bullying Workshop for Kids and Adults
Blockhouse Bay Dojo, 231 Whitney Street, Blockhouse Bay
Saturday 14 July 2018: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Learn Self Defence, Build Self Confidence and handle the bully. For ages 6 and above (Boys, Girls, Men and Women).
Cost: $55 per person
Saturday and Sunday Events
Stellar at Smales Farm
Saturday 14 July 2018 and Sunday 15 July 2018: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Eastern viaduct free pump track
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July 2018
Amaze your Senses! at Auckland Zoo
Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 July 2018: 9:30am to 5:00pm (Last entry at 4:15pm)
Tickets at Zoo: Infants under 4 are FREE; Child $14; Adult $28.50; Family pass (1 adult and 2 children) $51; Family pass (2 adults and 2 children) $76
Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide & Ice Bar
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July 2018: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Tickets available at the rink
Your winter wonderland in Aotea Square Ice Rink is back with a series of fun events. Skate or slide against the backdrop of downtown Auckland and experience the magic. For the first time, an Ice Bar will be open to all ages offering cocktails and mocktails.
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July 2018: Lit from 5:00pm nightly
Pou Rama will illuminate the lower grass terrace of Aotea Square. Pou Rama (Light Posts), features a series of free-standing light structures. Designed by Storybox, in collaboration with visual artist Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera). These are inspired by pouwhenua (land symbols of support) and represent creative wairua (inspiration), which is generated from te taiao (the environment). The whakairo designs express cycles of creativity and connections to place.
Journey back millions of years up the Sky Tower
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July 2018: 10:00am to 3:00pm
· See where the dinosaur foot prints lead you
· Save the baby dinosaurs from the lava flowing volcano
· Be brave – don’t get ‘eaten’ by the lift
· Uncover bones in the pit of sand
· Complete huge dinosaur puzzles
Plus, look ‘out’ there might be someone watching you… Then accept the coveted DINO Ranger badge for bravery. Have a roaring good time these school holidays!Cost: Usual Sky Tower admission fees apply.
Children aged 6 to 14 years $12; Adults $29
Te Rerenga – The Flight
Saturday 14 July 2018: 7:00pm
Sunday 15 July 2018: 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Events
The Owl and The Pussycat
Saturday 14 July 2018: 10:00am and 1:00pm performances
Sunday 15 July 2018: 9:30am and 11:30am performances
Tickets: Child $19; Adult $25; Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids or 1 adult & 3 kids) $68
School Holidays at Rainbow’s End
Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 July 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm daily
https://rainbowsend.co.nz/whats-on/school-holidays#introSchool holidays is all about creating fantastic memories with your family and friends and what better place to do this than Rainbow’s End. There’s something for everyone these holidays with live entertainment everyday, a brand new show in the Motion Master and of course all the rides!Child Superpass $49, Adult Superpass $59, Kidz Kingdom Pass: $32. Family discounts available – please see Rainbow’s End website
Secret World of Butterflies
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns as new exhibition Secret World of Butterflies takes flight. View thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
Sugar Plum Family Fun by Royal New Zealand Ballet
Saturday 14 July 2018: 10:30am and 2:00pm performances
Bruce Mason Centre, 1 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland
Sunday 15 July 2018: 10:30am
Workshop: Join the RNZB after the show to learn some simple ballet steps and positions.
Group exhibition: Forest has the blues 8 years plus
Saturday 14 July 2018: 100am to 4:30pm
Sunday 15 July 2018: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 26 August 2018
Don’t miss the blockbuster science exhibition from Te Papa and Weta Workshop at Auckland Zoo. 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.
Science Roadshow @ MOTAT
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Celebrating 30 years of science on the roads of New Zealand, the Science Roadshow is making a stop at MOTAT for the July school holidays. There are hands-on science experiments, activities and live demonstrations including some brain-stretching, stomach-churning, and mind-blowing learning. Uncover the science behind temperature and learn about chemical reactions in the “Fire & Ice” live show. Discover the fascinating science of biology in “Am I Living”.
Cost: Normal MOTAT admission fees apply.
Butterfly Creek school holiday fun
Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July 2018: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail
Saturday 15 July to Saturday 21 July 2018: 7:00pm onwards each evening
Celebrate Matariki by reviving the Māori tradition of giving thanks for the harvest, welcoming the new year planting season and remembering loved ones by experiencing Matariki-inspired light sculptures. Help build the light trail in Maybury Reserve and enjoy the nightly performances, delicious kai and drinks.
Sunday 15 July 2018: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Suitable for children ages 4-10.
Howick Historical Village Day
Sunday 15 July 2018: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Howick Historical Village
Live Steam Day at MOTAT
Sunday 15 July 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm