The best of what's on this weekend
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
The Messy Magic Adventure
Secret World of Butterflies
Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
Saturday 4 August 2018 onwards
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.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Auckland
Saturday 4 August 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.
Read about Auckland for Kids visit to Bug Lab here
Tickets to Bug Lab: Kids under 4 go FREE; Children $13, Student $16.50; Adult $18.50; Family Pass - 1 adult and 2 children $36; Family pass 2 adults and 2 children $50
General Collective Lifestyle & Design Market
ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane Road West, Epsom, Auckland
Sunday 5 August 2018: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Showcasing an incredible line up of designers, makers and creatives from all over New Zealand with a focus on high quality and unique products. Lifestyle products, designer homewares, art, fashion, handmade toys + more! A family-friendly event with face painting and FREE kids colouring and LEGO stations. Auckland’s best street food vendors offer a mouthwatering spread of food along with coffee and wine bar.
Entry: $3 per person. Kids under 15 years FREE.
136 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale, Auckland
Sunday 5 August 2018: 10:00am to 1:00pm
The re:generate market is holding it's very first market on the North Shore. Come along to find some great bargains of pre-loved baby and kids gear! Save your wallet and our planet by shopping second hand.
Cost: FREE entry