What’s on Sat 3 and Sun 4 Feb 2018 in Auckland for Kids

What's on in Auckland for Kids

The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2018

Our pick of the best weekend events  on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand

 Saturday events

Kids Learn 2 Ride: Forrest Hill

Picture: Kids Learn 2 Ride at Forrest Hill, North Shore - Auckland for Kids

Greville Reserve, Forrest Hill Rd, Forrest Hill
Saturday 3 February 2018: 10:00am to Noon

Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being a part of that experience as a parent is a thrill. However, if you are wondering how to get started, or experiencing a few bumps along the way then drop in to a #Learn2Ride sessions.  Auckland Transport’s team of qualified instructors work along side parents to get kids riding. Whether starting on a balance bike or making the transition to pedals the team is there to help. If your child doesn’t yet have a bike but is keen to give it a go, there will be bikes available on a limited basis.

Cost: FREE

Little Drifters free public event


ActivZone Indoor Sports Arena, 30 Downing Street, Auckland
Saturday 3 February 2018: 11:00am to Noon
ActivZone Indoor Sports Arena

Come along to ActivZone and have a go at drift carting for free with Little Drifters.

Cost: FREE event

2018 Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day


ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane Road West, Epsom, Auckland
Saturday 3 February 2018: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Welcome in the Year of the Dog and celebrate the chinese new year.

Cost: FREE admission

Leigh Summer Festival

Picture: Leigh Summer Festival - Auckland for Kids

Leigh School, Leigh, Auckland
Saturday 3 February 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Facebook: leighsummerfestival

Live music, market stalls, vintage car displays, street food, seafood raffles, ice slide, swimming and more fun for kids.
Cost: FREE entry

Out and About Summer Skate Series


Owairaka Skatepark, Owairaka Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 
Saturday 3 March 2018: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Out and About Auckland

Grab your skateboard and your mates for a chance to win prizes. Divisions: U 13s, U 17s, Girls Open

Cost: FREE entry

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit – Auckland Art Gallery

Picture: Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit

Gibbs Farm, 2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, Auckland
Saturday 3 March 2018: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join Auckland Art Gallery for an unforgettable day out at Gibbs Farm to raise funds for Auckland Art Gallery. Don’t miss this rare weekend opportunity to visit. The celebrated Gibbs Farm is an expansive open-air sculpture park located in the beautiful Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland. The Farm boasts the greatest collection of large-scale outdoor artworks in the country, a series of major site-specific commissions by some of the world’s most renowned artists. You’ll roam the park ‘free range’, be introduced to selected artworks by Auckland Art Gallery’s art experts and come face-to-face with some exotic animals.

Tickets: Children $15; Adults $95 (Bring your own picnic or add on Eat my Lunch pack for $12 per person).

Saturday and Sunday events

Sculpture in the Gardens


Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Saturday 3 to Sunday 25 February 2018: 8:00am to 8:00pm

Biennial sculpture show held in the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Take a picnic for a fun free family day out to look at the sculptures and gardens.

Waitangi Weekend Lights


Auckand Harbour Bridge, Auckland
Saturday 3 to Wednesday 7  February 2018: 9:00pm to midnight
www.vector.co.nz/about-us/sponsorship/lights/light-eventsTo commemorate our origins as a nation, a special Waitangi light and sound show will play on the hour every hour between 9pm and midnight.

New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year

Picture: New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year exhibition at Auckland Museum in 2018

Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland Museum
Saturday 3  to Sunday 25 February 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm

See the photographic exhibition featuring stunning images from the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Competition. The exhibition showcases the work of some of New Zealand’s top photographers.

Cost: FREE for Aucklanders


The Etravaganza Fair


Western Reserve, Centreway Road, Orewa, Auckland
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2018: 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Extravaganza Fair

New Zealand’s newest traveling festival / fair is coming back to Orewa. Live music & shows all day, stalls selling art & crafts, loads of kids fun, hair braiding, barber shop, guest tattooist all the way from the UK, henna, unique to NZ Tiny Homes, including an open home, solar powered stage and delicious food,

Cost: FREE admission 


Zirka Circus


Auckland Netball Centre,  St Johns, Auckland
Saturday 3 February 2018: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday 4 February 2018: 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Whether you like action packed daredevil acts, or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, this show has something for everyone in this new show.

Tickets: Child: $19 to $35; Adult $29 to $50; Family $86 to $110

Sunday events

Jellicoe Jamz


YMCA at Onehunga War Memorial Pool, Jellico Park, Onehung, Auckland
Sunday 4 February 2018: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Extend your summer with YMCA at the Onehunga pools at this family friendly event.. Bring your kids for one last splash before they go back to school. There will be heaps of entertainment, A DJ on site, Inflatables, Sausage Sizzle, lolly scramble and so much more! Plus you can enter YMCA’s Annual Summer Bomb Comp on the day.

Cost: FREE

SKYCITY Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks


Spark Arena 42 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland CBD, Auckland map
Sunday 4 February 2018: 3:00pm

Join the SKYCITY Breakers for an afternoon filled with great basketball and non-stop entertainment. There will be free Auckland Transportation to and from the game with purchase of ticket on selected train and Northern Express bus services.

Bronze Tickets: Ages 3 and Under FREE; Kids  4 to 17 years old $12.50; Adults $18.50; Family $55

Mata and the Musical Maunga

Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Aotea Square,Queen Street, Auckland
Sunday 4 February 2018: 10:00am

14-year-old Mata loves making music, but his dreams are crushed when an internet troll comments on his latest song with a poo emoji. Mata must take the advice from friendly musical characters who magically show up in his room, to prove the internet troll wrong and make his way to the top of the mysterious musical maunga.  Mata and the Musical Maunga is a musical experience the whole family will love.

Cost: FREE family event


American Express Openair Cinemas WONDER


Western Springs Park, Western Springs, Auckland
Sunday 4 February 2018: 6:00pm

The feel good screen adaptation on the New York Times bestseller, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson take centre stage in this inspiring and heartwarming story.

Tickets: Kids and Students $15; Adult $18

The Māori Sidesteps

Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Aotea Square,Queen Street, Auckland
Sunday 4 February 2018: 6:00pm

The Māori Sidesteps are a contemporary Māori showband, who put their own political spin on well-known songs, and entertain crowds with soulful harmonies and off-the-cuff comedy. Known for their popular self-titled web series and online entertainment, The Māori Sidesteps will provide an unmissable evening of nostalgia, that will have audiences singing along and laughing out loud at the same time.  Starring some of the best Māori and Pasifika entertainers in the country – Cohen Holloway, Rob Mokaraka, Jamie McCaskill, Jerome Leota and Erroll Anderson.

Cost: FREE family event