What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Kids Learn 2 Ride: Forrest Hill
Greville Reserve, Forrest Hill Rd, Forrest Hill
Saturday 5 May 2018: 10:00am to Noon
Sessions are weather dependent and run on a drop in basis.
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 check out the #Learn2Ride sessions.
Auckland Transport’s team of qualified instructors work alongside 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.
Neighbours Day Avondale
Avondale Community Centre, 99 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland
Saturday 5 May 2018: Noon to 3:30pm
Bring your whānau and friends down to the Avondale Community Centre on Saturday 5th May to share in a day of positivity and fun for FREE kai, games, arts and crafts, prizes and more.Organised by The Salvation Army Oasis gambling support centre, there will also be opportunities to share your ideas on how we can tackle harmful gambling in the Avondale community.
Saturday and Sunday Events
Saturday and Sunday Events
The Big Hoot Auckland 2018 LAST WEEKEND
Various public locations around Auckland
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018
Super-sized owl sculptures will descend on Auckland for the Haier Big Hoot art trail. Over 100 owls will roost in parks, public spaces, malls and libraries, turning Auckland into a virtual aviary. There are 47 giant owls (1.65m) that have been individually designed by Kiwi and International artists. Joining the giant owls are 60 owlets (90cm) – many designed by Auckland school students. The giant owls at the end for the trail will be auctioned off to fundraise for Child Cancer Foundation.Find them all using the trail map within the Big Hoot 2018 app – available to download from the App Store or Google Play from 01 March, and collect rewards as you go.
Brickman: Wonders of the World
Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland Museum, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 5 May to Sunday 13 May 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
LEGO® lovers look out! Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman) one of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, will bring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks to Auckland Museum.
Ryan McNaught and his team have spent a jaw-dropping 4,944 hours building the 50 LEGO masterpieces that will be on display including the Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, The Great Wall of China, the Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Arc de Triomphe.
Tickets: Preschoolers and toddlers under 3 are FREE; Children $13.50 (3-15 inclusive), Adults $24.50, Concession $19.50, Family (1 adult, 2 children) $46.50; Family (2 adults, 2 children) $67.50.
Weekends of Imagination: 3D Wall Art
It’s time to explore the world of origami at MOTAT this May, join in the fun and ignite your brain through concentration and hand-eye coordination. This is an activity the whole family can participate in as you colour and combine creative pyramids to create a personalised art-piece to take home. There’s something magical about transforming a flat sheet of paper into a colourful three-dimensional shape. Origami challenges us on a cognitive level and has been shown to have a positive effect on memory, non-verbal thinking, fine motor skills, 3D comprehension and imagination.
Cost: Usual admission charges apply
General Collective Lifestyle and Design Market Day
ASB Showgrounds – Pavilion 3/4, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, Auckland
Sunday 6 May 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.
Entry: Kids under 15 years FREE; $2 per person.
Parking: FREE street parking on Puriri Drive and in Cornwall Park. Onsite paid parking available. Parking also available at Greenlane Clinical Centre.
North Shore Sport Stacking Club Meet Up
All sport stackers and those wanting to learn how to sport stack (cup stack) are welcome.Cups will be provided to those that don’t have their own set and the meet up is FREE. Bring along your family and friends.In attendance will also be members of the NZ Black Stacks for expert advice. Coaching and tuition is available from the coaches in a total family and kids friendly environment.
Cost: FREE for everyone