What's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Blues v Crusaderes
Eden Park, Reimers Ave, Kingsland, Auckland
Saturday 19 May 2018: 7:35pm to 9:30pm
The Blues take on the Crusaders in round 14 of the Investec Super Rugby competition at Eden Park, kick off 7.35pm.
Stand up for Kids
NZ International Comedy Festival event
Loft at Q Theatre
Saturday 19 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
Squiggla Workshop Arts Out East Festival
Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
Saturday 19 May 2018: 10:30am to 12:30pm
At the Squiggla workshop, you will learn how to become a Squiggla! Using mark making tools like chalk, crayons and pencils, you can play with endless variations of dots, lines and squiggles on your page to exercise your creativity. You make Squiggleworks offline then upload them with the Squiggla App. You can register on the Squiggla App using your own device from home or using a shared one at the workshop and learn to create your own Squiggla image gallery, share images with your friends and see inspirational videos to get you started.
Saturday and Sunday events
Screenies Film Festival
Screenies is back in Auckland with awesome films and workshops for children of all ages. Featuring short film packages from Little Big Shots from Australia.
9:30am The Moon and You
9:30am Animation Workshop
11:00am Time for Adventure
12:30pm Trying New Things
1:30pm Animation Workshop
2:00pm Creatures with Problems
5:00pm Champions of Amsterdam
9:30am Hairy Maclary 10 Favourite Stories
11:00am Being Yourself
12:30pm Thunderbirds are go
2:00pm Thundersbirds Workshop
2:00pm Not Without Us
4:00pm Best of the Fest
The LEGO® Show at Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Glenbrook Vintage Railway, 24 Farm Park Road Waiuku
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2018: 10:00am
The LEGO Show is back for 2018, join the GVR and AUCKLUG – The Auckland LEGO® User Group for a day out with trains and toys!Ride the steam train from Glenbrook Station to the LEGO® displays at the Waiuku Town Hall, a short walking distance from our Victoria Ave Station.
Admission to the LEGO® Display is free on presentation of your Glenbrook Vintage Railway train ticket.
Saturday and Sunday events
Auckland Writers Festival Family Day
Aotea Square and Auckland Town Hall
Sunday 20 May 2018
8am Dragon Brothers – Visit the Island
9am Frankie Fish
10am The Case of the Missing Eyebrow – 5 years plus
10.10am Secret World of Butterflies (Under 5)
11am Dragon Brothers Extravaganza ( 5 plus)
11.10am Stuck Truck (Under 5)
Noon Explore! Aotearoa (5 plus)
12:10pm Our Last Trip to the Market (Under 5)
1:00pm All About Rona (5 plus)
1:10pm It’s My Egg (Under 5)
2:00pm Spinderella (5 plus)
2:00pm Magical Mahy Moments (Under 5)Cost: FREE for children, some events require you to book tickets as there are limited seats.
The Pah Homestead, Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland
Sunday 20 Mary 2018: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fun free frop in art making session. Create a figure-in-landscape collage inspired by current exhibition Euan Macleod: Painter. Fun free art-making sessions for kids on the third Sunday of each month, exploring different art topics and set of techniques each time. All art materials are provided. Art activities are designed for children aged two years and over, and run for around 30 minutes. These sessions are family friendly so adults can join in too – children just need to be accompanied by an adult.
MOTAT Live Day – Trams
See MOTAT’s operational collection come to life, with a great range of family activities. Relish the old days of public transport as you get up close and explore the collection of trams. Take a seat on the top of our double decker tram (weather dependent). There will be an array of our heritage trams running throughout the day. MOTAT’s operational collection will be in full swing with the print shop open for action and the pumphouse boiler up and running.
Cost: Usual admission charges apply