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What’s on in August 2019

What's on in August 2019

The best things to do with kids in Auckland in August 2019

Our pick of the BEST August 2019 events for families, children and teenagers to enjoy together in Auckland, New Zealand

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Sat03Aug10:00 am12:00 pmEditors PickThe Barber of Seville10:00 am – 12:00 pm Concert Chamber – Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, CBD, AucklandType:Free,School holidays,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sun04Aug10:00 am12:00 pmEditors PickThe Barber of Seville at Bruce Mason Centre10:00 am – 12:00 pm Bruce Mason Centre, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, AucklandType:Free,School holidays,TheatreWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sat10Aug10:00 am12:00 pmEditors PickKids Learn to Ride – Avondale10:00 am – 12:00 pm Avondale Bike Track, 1971 Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland 1026Type:Free,SportsWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat10Aug12:00 pm3:00 pmEditors PickFree Family Fun Day Mash Up12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Auckland Irish Society Hall, Rocky Nook Ave, Mount Albert, AucklandType:Free,Music,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun11Aug8:45 am5:15 pmEditors PickFamily Planting Day on Rotoroa Island8:45 am – 5:15 pm Rotoroa Island, Rotoroa Island, Hauraki GulfType:EnvironmentalWhere:Gulf IslandsAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun18Aug10:00 am4:00 pmEditors PickMOTAT Live Road Transport Day10:00 am – 4:00 pm MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun25Aug10:00 am4:00 pmEditors PickMOTAT Bear Hunt10:00 am – 4:00 pm MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Museums and Galleries,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Thu01Aug10:00 am4:00 pmMandela My Life: The Official ExhibitionMore dates10:00 am – 4:00 pm Eden Park, Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland 1024Type:Culture,Exhibition,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Thu01Aug10:00 am5:00 pmFrances Hodgkins: European Journeys at Auckland Art GalleryMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Culture,Exhibition,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu01Aug10:00 am5:00 pmGuerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism!More dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Thu01Aug10:00 am5:00 pmCarried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition at Auckland MuseumMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, AucklandType:Exhibition,Free,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Thu01Aug10:00 am5:00 pmMighty Small Mighty Bright exhibition at MOTATMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Exhibition,School holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Thu01Aug10:30 am11:00 amWaitākere Central Library Story Time10:30 am – 11:00 am Waitākere Central Library, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson, Auckland 0612Type:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Thu01Aug7:00 pmMars 1001More dates7:00 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Fri02Aug3:30 pm5:00 pmChess for Success at Avondale Library3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Avondale Library, 93 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland 1026Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat03Aug8:00 am12:00 pmParnell Farmers Market8:00 am – 12:00 pm Parnell Farmers Market, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, AucklandWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat03Aug9:30 am12:30 pmWild Family Nature Network9:30 am – 12:30 pm Murphys Bush Reserve, 160 Murphys Rd, Flat Bush, AucklandType:Environmental,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat03Aug11:00 am1:00 pmGallery Time for Kids at Northart – Get Creative with Clay11:00 am – 1:00 pm NorthArt, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, AucklandType:ArtWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat03Aug4:00 pmIncoming! planetarium show at Stardome4:00 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat03Aug6:30 pmNZIFF – Dilili in Paris movie at Rialto Cinemas6:30 pm Rialto Cinemas, Rialto Centre, 167 to 169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland Type:MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun04Aug8:00 am4:00 pmSpartan Kids Race8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, AucklandWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sun04Aug10:30 am2:00 pmNZ Maritime Museum Crafty Kids Sunday Winter Activities10:30 am – 2:00 pm New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Auckland 1140Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun04Aug3:00 pmSecret of the Cardboard Rocket at Stardome3:00 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Mon05Aug3:00 pm6:00 pmIce Skate Tour at Everglade Primary3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Everglade Primary, 64 Everglad Drive, Goodwood Heights, Auckland 2105Type:SportsWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue06Aug9:30 am11:00 amToddler Rock – Music, Movement and Play9:30 am – 11:00 am Pakuranga Baptist Church, 219 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga, AucklandType:MusicWhere:East AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Tue06Aug9:30 am11:00 amBayswater Winter Fun Preschool Play 20199:30 am – 11:00 am The Rose Centre, 4 School Road, Belmont, Auckland 0622Type:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue06Aug10:30 am11:30 amToddler Tuesdays10:30 am – 11:30 am NorthWest Shopping Centre, 1/7 Fred Taylor Drive, Westgate, AucklandType:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue06Aug7:00 pm8:00 pmBrown; It’s Complicated at Te Oro7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Te Oro, 98 Line Rd, Glen Innes, Auckland 1072Type:Culture,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Wed07Aug3:30 pm4:30 pmThinkLab at Ranui Library3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ranui Library, 431 Swanson Rd, Ranui, AucklandType:Free,Science & TechWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Thu08Aug3:30 pm4:30 pmKids Club at Manurewa Library3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Manurewa Library, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa, AucklandType:FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sat10Aug10:00 am5:00 pmEye Spy at Gus Fisher10:00 am – 5:00 pm Gus Fisher Gallery, Level Four, The Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland Street, AucklandType:Art,Environmental,Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat10Aug10:00 am5:00 pmCancelledWynyard Quarter 8th birthday10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wynyard Quarter, Wnyard Quarter, Auckland 1010Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat10Aug10:00 am11:00 amCode club Aotearoa at Albany Village Library10:00 am – 11:00 am Albany Village Library, 30 Kell Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632Type:Free,Science & TechWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sat10Aug10:30 am12:00 pmSaturday Gallery Club #51: Beautiful Fabrics10:30 am – 12:00 pm Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, AucklandType:Art,FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat10Aug10:30 am11:30 amThe Man Whose Mother was a Pirate – Mangere10:30 am – 11:30 am Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere, Auckland 2022Type:TheatreWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat10Aug2:00 pm3:30 pmSmall Foot at Howick Library Kids movie club2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Howick Library, 25 Uxbridge Road, Howick, AucklandType:Free,MoviesWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat10Aug2:00 pm3:00 pmRock Painting – Cook Island Language Week2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sir Edmund Hillary Library (Papakura), 209 Great South Road, PapakuraType:Art,Culture,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sat10Aug3:00 pmDinosaurs at DuskMore dates3:00 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sun11Aug9:00 am3:00 pmGeneral Collective Lifestyle and Design August Market9:00 am – 3:00 pm ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, AucklandWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun11Aug2:30 pm3:00 pmTe reo rhymetime at Takapuna Library2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand, Takapuna, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Mon12Aug11:15 am11:45 amJump, jiggle and jive at Pakuranga Library11:15 am – 11:45 am Pakuranga Library, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga, AucklandType:FreeWhere:East AucklandAges:Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue13Aug4:00 pm5:00 pmHow Tuesday! Afterschool Makerspace at New Lynn Library4:00 pm – 5:00 pm New Lynn War Memorial Library, 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn, AucklandType:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Wed14Aug9:30 am12:00 pmMonty Morning with LEGO® Duplo® bricks at Westfield St Lukes9:30 am – 12:00 pm Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, St Lukes, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Wed14Aug10:00 am10:30 amStorytime at New Lynn Library10:00 am – 10:30 am New Lynn War Memorial Library, 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn, AucklandType:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Thu15Aug7:00 pm9:00 pmLet’s Talk About It7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, AucklandType:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Fri16Aug9:00 am4:00 pmBaby Show 20199:00 am – 4:00 pm ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, AucklandWhere:Central AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Sat17Aug9:00 am11:00 amHowick Kids Market9:00 am – 11:00 am Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street, HowickType:FreeWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat17Aug10:00 am3:00 pmSquiggla: Open Studio10:00 am – 3:00 pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland Type:Art,Free,Museums and GalleriesWhere:West AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat17Aug10:30 am11:00 amKids Time at Te Manawa10:30 am – 11:00 am Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Massey, Auckland 0614Type:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat17Aug10:30 am11:30 amThe Man Whose Mother was a Pirate at TAPAC10:30 am – 11:30 am TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022Type:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat17Aug11:00 am1:30 pmRoam along with Pinkfong & Baby Shark11:00 am – 1:30 pm Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, St Lukes, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Sat17Aug7:35 pmAll Blacks v Australia7:35 pm Eden Park, Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland 1024Type:SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun18Aug10:00 am4:00 pmMeet the Villagers – Locals Day10:00 am – 4:00 pm Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Bells Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010Type:Museums and GalleriesWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun18Aug4:30 pm6:00 pmMidwinter Melodies: A Baroque Parlour Concert4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Alberton 1863, 100 Mount Albert Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025Type:MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Fri23Aug7:30 pmBold Moves by the Royal New Zealand BalletMore dates7:30 pm ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, AucklandType:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat24Aug7:00 am6:00 pmDaffodil Weekends at Cornwall Park7:00 am – 6:00 pm Cornwall Park, Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat24Aug9:00 am3:30 pmAnnual Tulip Festival9:00 am – 3:30 pm Eden Garden, 24 Omana Ave, Epsom, AucklandType:EnvironmentalWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat24Aug2:00 pm4:00 pmKids Learn to Ride – Mt Albert2:00 pm – 4:00 pm YMCA Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert, AucklandType:Free,SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sun25Aug10:00 am12:00 pmCaffeine & Classics10:00 am – 12:00 pm Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622Type:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun25Aug11:00 am3:00 pmLego in the Library11:00 am – 3:00 pm Highland Park Library, 16 Highland Park Drive, Highland Park, AucklandType:FreeWhere:East AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Mon26Aug6:30 pmCellophonics6:30 pm Pah Homestead Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland 1345Type:MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Tue27Aug4:00 pm5:00 pmTeen Book Club at Pukekohe Library4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pukekohe Library, 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe, Auckland, 2120Type:FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat31Aug9:00 am6:00 pmScreenies Children’s Film Festival Community Day9:00 am – 6:00 pm Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere, Auckland 2022Type:Festival,Free,MoviesWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat31Aug10:30 am3:30 pmMy ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day10:30 am – 3:30 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Culture,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat31Aug12:00 pm3:00 pmTennis Family Fun Day12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Forest Hill Tennis Centre, Bond Crescent, Forrest Hill, Auckland 0620Type:Free,SportsWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat31Aug2:00 pm5:00 pmCelebrate 16 Years of Drama Queens and Tiny Tot Groovers2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Road, Orakei, Auckland 1071Type:MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

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