What's on this weekend
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
Wynyard Quarter is Celebrating Turning 7! Editors Pick
Kids Gone Fishin’
The Messy Magic Adventure Auckland Live Pick & Mix event
Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland Saturday 4 August 2018: 10:30am www.aucklandlive.co.nz
Saturday and Sunday Events
Secret World of Butterflies
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
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.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commeration
The Tropical House, Auckland Wintergarden. Auckland Domain, Auckland
Sunday 5 August 2018: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom Aotearoa
Commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There will be music, crane making, and lantern floating.
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.
The Messy Magic Adventure
Auckland Live Pick & Mix event
Bruce Mason Centre, 1 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland
Sunday 5 August 2018: 10:30am
Performance: Spray and Wipe are two cleaners starting their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician’s house! But when they accidentally let the magic loose, everything goes topsy-turvy. As the house gets messier and messier, Spray and Wipe must get the magic back before the magician returns home!
Workshop: Fire up your imagination in an all-ages workshop, making up stories to create onstage fun!
Cost: FREE but BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
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
2018 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament
Murrays Bay Intermediate School Hall, 37 Sunrise Ave, Murrays Bay, North Shore, Auckland
Sunday 5 August 2018: 9.45am to 4.30pm
The Auckland Regional Sport Stacking (cup stacking) Tournament is a fun family event happening at Murrays Bay Intermediate School hall on Sunday 05 August. Spectators may join the sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 9.45am and door entry is FREE. There will be a table set up with cups, mats and timers for spectators to have a go with volunteers there to show you how to stack in sequence.