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What’s on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018

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The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018

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

Saturday Events

Kids Music in the Park

Picture: Kids Music in the Park - 20 Jan 2018

Coyle Park, Point Chevalier, Auckland 
Saturday 20 January 2018: Noon to 4:00pm
www.musicinparks.co.nz/events/
Facebook: Music in Park event

Pack up the family and head out for a fun-filled day at Kids Music in the Park, proudly supported by More FM. Featuring much loved children’s entertainers Suzy Cato, Jay Laga’aia, Chris Lam Sam, Mr Roberelli, Petite Music Box, Rainbow Rosalind and Judi Cranston – kindyRock.

 
Cost: FREE event
 

Free Guided Bike Rides

Picture: Free Guided bike rides in Mount Roskill, Auckland

Roskill Youth Zone, 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland
Saturday 20 January 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Roskill Youth Zone 
www.bikekitchen.co.nz
 
Amazing Race on wheels for kids aged 12 years plus.
 
 

Girls Skateboard Festival Girls aged 6 years plus

Roskill Youth Zone, Wellesley Community Centre, 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland
Saturday 20 January 2018: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
www.onboardskate.org.nz
 
Girls skateboard riding workshop for beginners and intermediate riders. Join artist Lucie Blaze for a skate art workshop where you can design your own skateboard deck to take home with you. Bring your own board or borrow one of OnBoard’ ones.
 
Cost: FREE
 

Summer Night Vibes at Rainbow’s End

Picture: Summer Night Vibes at Rainbow's End, Manukua, Auckland

Rainbow’s End , 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland
Saturday 20  January  2018: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Night Vibes is also on Saturday 27 January 2018
https://rainbowsend.co.nz
 

Enjoy the rides and music at Rainbow’s End Summer Night Vibes.   The Kidz Kingdom outdoor area will be open until 9pm especially for children 8 years and under to enjoy the night rides as well.

Prices: Kidz kingdom tickets are $22.Online discounted superpass discounts are $35 for children and $40 for adults. 

 

Saturday and Sunday Events

Open Days at Auckland Town Hall Organ

 Picture: organ Open Days at Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland
Saturday 20 January 2018: 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Sunday 21 January 2018: 11:00am and 1:00pm

www.aucklandlive.co.nz/event/summer-in-the-square
 
Live-stream tour through Auckland Town Hall Organ’s 5,000 pipes with a knowledgeable guide to point out our organ’s unique features, sounds and story. Watch the tour live from the Great Hall and ask all those burning questions, with fascinating insight into the internal workings of the Auckland Town Hall Organ. It will be an hour to remember.
 
Cost: FREE family event
 
 

The Corsini Collection Last weekend

Picture by Auckland for Kids - The Corsini Collection at Auckland Art Gallery, 2018

Auckland Art Gallery, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018
www.aucklandartgallery.com
 
From the private collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, comes this fascinating exhibition featuring Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio and Pontormo.  There is a fun family trail for the kids to enjoy the exhibition too.
Read about Auckand for Kids visit to the Corsini exhibition here.Tickets: Children 12 and under are FREE; Members FREE; Adults $19
 
 

Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo

Picture: Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo, a blockbuster science exhibition developed by New Zealand's famous museum Te Papa with Weta Workshop

Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Auckland
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018
Bug Lab is on this summer at Auckland Zoo.
http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/bug-lab

The blockbuster science exhibition from Te Papa and Weta Workshop is on at Auckland Zoo this summer. 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.

Tickets to Bug Lab: Kids under 4 years old are 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

Tickets to Bug Lab & Auckland Zoo: Kids under 4 years old are FREE; Children $17.50, Student $28.50; Adult $35.50; Family Pass  – 1 adult and 2 children $65; Family pass 2 adults and 2 children $95.

 

Waterslide Mania at Snowplanet

Snowplanet, 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 January 2018: 2hr sessions at 10:00am, Noon and 2:00pm
snowplanet.co.nz/experiences/water-slide-mania
 
Water slide Mania consists of five slippery summer slides; King Cobra (60m), Two Downhill Dragsters (80m), Mega Mountain (20m) and Lightning Luge (16m).Tickets: Under 18 years old pass $20 for all slides; Lightning Luge slide $10 for younger kids.

 

Yayoi Kusama: The obliteration room at Auckland Art Gallery

Picture by Auckland for Kids - The obliteration room by Yayoi Kusama at Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Saturday 20 January to Monday 2 April 2018
www.aucklandartgallery.com

The obliteration room is a family-friendly  installation by one of the world’s most popular, well-loved artists, Yayoi Kusama.  Beginning as a stark white interior, it encourages you to transform the Creative Learning Centre space with a rainbow of brightly coloured dots. Watch as, over time, a dizzying blur of colour is built up by visitors applying brightly coloured stickers in various sizes to every surface.
Read about Auckland for Kids visit to the obilteration room here
 
Cost: FREE
 
 

Workshops on the Wharf

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Playspace in Silo Park ( if it’s raining, in the Karanga Kiosk, temporarily located by the bridge hut opposite Karanga Plaza), Wynyard Quarter
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018: 11am and 2pm 
www.wynyard-quarter.co.nz/things-to-do/workshops-on-the-wharf

Free drop-in workshops where kids play, make, create and problem solve, at the Wynyard Quarter.  On Saturday and Sunday this weekend there will be a cut it out workshop with Annie Mahon.

Cost: FREE drop in workshop

 

Far, Far Away: An exhibition for the school holidays

Picture: Far, far away exhibition at Pah Homestead

The James Wallace Arts Trust, The Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland map
Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 January 2018
Opening Hours: Tues to Friday: 10am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 5pm.
https://tsbbankwallaceartscentre.org.nz/event/far-far-away/
 
Are you curious about a world full of objects, figures and places which look unlike anything you know? On your arrival you will receive a passport and stamp, so you can travel to this faraway place. You can use the art activities in your passport to help you navigate through this foreign world. Suitable for kids 2-10 years old.
 
Cost: Entry by donation.
 

Saturday and Sunday Events

Classical Weekend Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Picture: Classical weekend at Auckland Live Summer in the Square 2018

Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 20 January 2018
Sunday 21 January 2018

www.aucklandlive.co.nz/event/summer-in-the-square
 
Come and see the  Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Young Achievers, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera at Aotea Square.  APO’s Young Achievers will be performing on Saturday at 12:30pm and 5:30pm and Sunday at 9:30am and 12:30pm. The Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera will be performing together on Saturday from 7pm to to 8:30pm and on Sunday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
 
Cost: FREE family event
 
 

Sculpture in the Gardens

Picture by Auckland for Kids - Sculpture in the Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Saturday 20 January to Sunday 25 February 2018: 8:00am to 8:00pm
www.sculptureinthegardens.nz
 
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.
 
Cost: FREE 
 
 

Custard of the Carribean live show at Whoa! Studios

Picture: Whoa! Studios Custard of the Carribean live puppet show

Whoa! Studios, 8-14 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm shows
More shows are on Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 January 2018
whoastudios.co.nz
 
DR Gloom is back as Custard, Kea, Buzz, Brianna and Jazz set out on brand new 50 minute live stage adventure featuring pirates and puppets on the poop deck!
Read about our visit to Whoa! Studios here.
 
Tickets: Online $25; Walkup $29. Children 3 and under are free when sitting on a guardians lap. Includes free access to the park.
 
 

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 20 January to Sunday 25 February 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
www.aucklandmuseum.com
www.nzgeo.com/photocomp

See the brand new 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

 

Zirka Circus – Send in the Clowns

Picture: Zirka Circus Send in the Clowns in Auckland

ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
Saturday 20 January 2018: 2:00pm and 7:00pm performance
Sunday 21 January 2018: 1:00pm and 4:30pm performance

More performances on until Sunday 7 January 2018
www.zirkacircus.com
 
Tickets: Child $19 to $35; Adult 29 to $45; Family pass ( 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) $86

 

On Ya Bike holiday experience at MOTAT

Picture: MOTAT On Ya Bike summer school holiday experience in Auckland for Kids

MOTAT, 805 Great North Road and Meola Road
Saturday 20 to Monday 29 January 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm daily
www.motat.org.nz/experience/holiday-experiences/on-ya-bike/
 
The On Ya Bike school holiday experience will take kids on a journey into the fascinating science behind bicycles, before diving into the weird and wacky side of cycling.
 
Cost: Usual admission charges apply
 
 

Whoa! Run and Whoa! Wet giant inflatibles at Whoa Studios

Picture by Auckland for Kids - Whoa! Studios in West Auckland, New Zealand

Whoa! Studios, 8-14 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January: 10:00am to 4:00pm subject to weather conditions
whoastudios.co.nz
 
Giant obstacles are at Whoa! Studio for the summer school holidays.
Read about Auckand for Kids visit to Whoa! Studios here.
 
Tickets: Whoa! Run $10 per person for 4 rides; Whoa! Wet Water Slide $10 per person for one hour. If you see a show on the same day you get a 50% discount.
 
 

Sunday Events

Okura Fun Markets

125 Vaughans Road, North Shore, Okura, Auckland
Sunday 21 January 2018: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Okura Markets

Stalls, food stands & well known food trucks. There will be children’s activities, facepainting, merry go round & even a bouncy castle to keep the kids occupied while you shop.

Cost: FREE entry

 

 

MOTAT Live

Picture: MOTAT Live Day 2018

MOTAT, Western Springs
Sunday 21 January 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
www.motat.org.nz

See MOTAT’s operational collection come to life with a great range of family activities.

Cost: Usual MOTAT admission charges apply.

 

Waterview Shared Path Fun Day

Picture: Waterview shared path fun day

Harbutt Reserve, Harbutt Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland
Sunday 21 January 2018: 10:30am to 2:00pm
at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/training-events/waterview-shared-path-fun-day/
 
The new Waterview Shared Path is open and Auckland Transport are super excited to kick off with a fun day out for you, your family, and friends. There will be loads of activities all along a 1km stretch of the shared path. Complete all the activities on your activity card and come back to the event hub for a special surprise.There will also be food, free face-painting, a playground, a photo booth, music, and lots of fun information about safe walking and cycling around Auckland.
 
Cost: FREE family event
 
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