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What’s on in January 2019

What's on in January 2019

The best of what's on in January 2019 Auckland for Kids

Our pick of the BEST events for the month for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand

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Sat01Dec10:00 amSun17Feb(Feb 17)5:00 pmEditors PickSecret World of ButterfliesLAST WEEKEND(December 1) 10:00 am – (February 17) 5:00 pm Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, AucklandType:Exhibition,Free,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue01Jan9:00 amThu31(Jan 31)5:30 pmEditors PickNew Mythic Creatures exhibit at Butterfly Creek9:00 am – 5:30 pm (31) Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Dr, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022Type:School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed16Jan9:00 am5:00 pmEditors PickTrillian Trust Free FunFest 20199:00 am – 5:00 pm Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu17Jan5:00 pm7:00 pmEditors PickSounds of Summer – Weekend of Folk5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan9:00 am4:00 pmEditors PickSeePort Festival 20199:00 am – 4:00 pm ​Captain Cook Wharf, ​Captain Cook Wharf, Ports of Auckland, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue01Jan10:00 amWed06Feb(Feb 6)8:00 pm1000 Doors – Summer in Aotea Square10:00 am – (February 6) 8:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu03Jan(Jan 3)10:00 amMon28(Jan 28)4:00 pmUp and Away holiday experience at MOTAT10:00 am – 4:00 pm (28) MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Exhibition,Museums and Galleries,School holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu03Jan(Jan 3)1:00 pmSun10Feb(Feb 10)9:00 pmDisney Alladdin the hit Broadway Musical1:00 pm – (February 10) 9:00 pm The Civic, Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, AucklandType:School holidays,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Fri04Jan5:00 pm11:00 pmSilo Cinema: The Incredibles 25:00 pm – 11:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat05Jan12:00 am6:00 pmBubble Trouble at Silo Park12:00 am – 6:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat05Jan(Jan 5)9:00 amSun20(Jan 20)5:00 pmPops Games Park9:00 am – 5:00 pm (20) QBE Stadium, Coliseum Drive, Albany, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Tue08Jan9:30 am11:00 amWindsor Reserve Summer Fun Preschool Play Mornings9:30 am – 11:00 am Windsor Reserve, 2 Victoria Road, Devonport, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Thu10Jan9:30 am11:00 amBayswater Park Summer Fun Preschool Play Mornings 20199:30 am – 11:00 am Bayswater Park, Bayswater Park, Bayswater, Auckland 0622Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Thu10Jan3:30 pm6:00 pmSummer Fun Families in Parks at Milford Reserve3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Milford Reserve, 43 Craid Road, Milford, Auckland, New ZealandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North Auckland

Sat12Jan12:00 am6:00 pmCardboard City at Silo Park12:00 am – 6:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat12Jan(Jan 12)10:00 amSun13(Jan 13)5:30 pmPAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate AdventureX Barks the Spot in an all-new live show based on PAW Patrol,  the number-one hit preschool series.10:00 am – 5:30 pm (13) The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610Type:School holidays,TheatreWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat12Jan2:00 pm3:30 pmConstruction Chaos at Remuera Library2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, Remuera, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Mon14Jan(Jan 14)10:00 amFri18(Jan 18)1:30 pmJourney to the Bottom of the Sea at NZ Maritime Museum10:00 am – 1:30 pm (18) New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Auckland 1140Type:Free,Museums and Galleries,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Tue15Jan10:00 am2:00 pmSummer gold workshop10:00 am – 2:00 pm Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere Ranges, AucklandType:ArtWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Tue15Jan10:00 am12:00 pmCosmic plant game10:00 am – 12:00 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Tue15Jan10:00 am11:30 amKids wild yoga at Arataki10:00 am – 11:30 am Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere Ranges, AucklandType:ArtWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Wed16Jan9:00 am3:00 pmWild Thing Arataki9:00 am – 3:00 pm Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere Ranges, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Wed16Jan10:00 am11:00 amTech Adventures at Devonport Library10:00 am – 11:00 am Devonport Library, 2 Victoria Road, Devonport, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Wed16Jan10:30 am11:30 amUnplugged coding with Lego at Warkworth Library10:30 am – 11:30 am Warkworth Library, 2 Baxter Street, WarkworthType:School holidays,Science & TechWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Thu17Jan9:30 am4:00 pmSummer bone carving holiday workshop9:30 am – 4:00 pm Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere Ranges, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:West AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Thu17Jan(Jan 17)10:00 amTue29(Jan 29)4:00 pmWaterslide Mania at Snowplanet10:00 am – 4:00 pm (29) Snowplanet, 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland, 0932Type:School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Thu17Jan2:30 pm5:00 pmMovie Time: Duck Duck Goose at Onehunga Library2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Onehunga Community Library, 85 Church Street, Onehunga, AucklandType:Free,MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu17Jan3:30 pm4:30 pmMinecraft at East Coast Bays Library3:30 pm – 4:30 pm East Coast Bay Library, 8 Bute Road, Browns Bay, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Fri18Jan10:00 am12:00 pmAlien badge making at the Auckland Botanic Gardens10:00 am – 12:00 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Type:FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Fri18Jan10:30 am11:30 amSand art at the Beach10:30 am – 11:30 am East Coast Bay Library, 8 Bute Road, Browns Bay, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Fri18Jan2:00 pm4:00 pmKite Day at Fort Takapuna Reserve 20192:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fort Takapuna Reserve, 170 Vauxhall Road, Narrow Neck, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri18Jan2:00 pm3:00 pmMinecraft Club at Pakuranga Library2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pakuranga Library, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:East AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Fri18Jan5:00 pm11:00 pmSilo Cinema: Isle of Dogs5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat19Jan7:00 am4:30 pmMotutapu Snorkel Day7:00 am – 4:30 pm Motutapu Island, Motutapu Island, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:Gulf IslandsAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat19Jan10:00 am3:00 pmOur star the Sun: holiday activity at the Auckland Botanic Gardens for kids age 12+10:00 am – 3:00 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Where:South AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat19Jan10:00 amBig Dig10:00 am Arundel Reserve, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat19Jan11:00 am7:00 pmTakapuna Beach Summer Days Festival11:00 am – 7:00 pm Takapuna Beach Reserve, 14 The Strand, Takapuna, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat19Jan11:00 am4:00 pm10th Japanese Kids’ Festival 201911:00 am – 4:00 pm Milford Primary School, 34 Shakespeare Road, Milford, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat19Jan12:00 pm4:00 pmKids Music in Parks – Coyle Park12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Coyle Park, Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier, AucklandType:Free,Music,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat19Jan2:00 pmJump Cut – Mixit Production 20192:00 pm Pah Homestead Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland 1345Type:Free,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat19Jan6:00 pm11:00 pmSummer Vibes Night Rides6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Rainbow’s End, 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun20Jan10:00 am3:00 pmSummer Picnic Magic at Howick Historical Village10:00 am – 3:00 pm Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Bells Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010Type:School holidaysWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun20Jan11:00 pm11:00 pmMotuihe Snorkel Day11:00 pm – 11:00 pm Motuihe Island, Motuihe Island, AucklandWhere:Gulf IslandsAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Tue22Jan10:00 am12:00 pmArt in the Park at Allenby Park10:00 am – 12:00 pm Allenby Park, 66 Allenby Road, Papatoeote, AucklandType:Art,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue22Jan10:00 am12:00 pmLake House Arts Centre Summer Fun Pre-School Play10:00 am – 12:00 pm Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Dr, Takapuna, Auckland Type:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue22Jan2:00 pm4:00 pmArt in the Park-Central Park2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central Park Papakura, Great South Rd, Papakura, Auckland 2110Type:Art,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed23Jan10:00 am2:00 pmForest Quest FULLY BOOKED10:00 am – 2:00 pm Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere Ranges, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Wed23Jan10:00 am12:00 pmKite Day at Heron Park10:00 am – 12:00 pm Heron Park, Cadman Ave, Waterview, Auckland 1026Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu24Jan10:00 am12:00 pmAlien Treasure Hunt at Auckland Botanic Gardens10:00 am – 12:00 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Type:FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Thu24Jan5:00 pm7:00 pmSounds of Summer on Thurs 24 Jan5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri25Jan11:00 am7:00 pmBrazilian Day Festival 202011:00 am – 7:00 pm Rocket Park, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert, AucklandType:Festival,Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri25Jan(Jan 25)12:00 pmMon28(Jan 28)10:30 pmAuckland International Buskers Festival 201912:00 pm – 10:30 pm (28) Auckland CBD, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri25Jan4:00 pm6:00 pm25 Rodders Beach Festival 20194:00 pm – 6:00 pm Orewa Beach, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri25Jan5:00 pm11:00 pmSilo Cinema: Whale Rider5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Fri25Jan5:00 pm9:00 pmSounds of Summer on Fri 25 Jan5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri25Jan9:00 pmVector Lights for Auckland Anniversary 20199:00 pm Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Harbour Bridge, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan(Jan 26)8:00 amSun27(Jan 27)11:50 pmAuckland Folk Festival8:00 am – 11:50 pm (27) Kumeu Showgrounds, Corner of Access Road & Waitakere Road, Kumeu, AucklandType:MusicWhere:West AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan10:00 am11:00 pmAuckland Latin Fiesta10:00 am – 11:00 pm The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland, 1010Type:FreeWhere:Central Auckland

Sat26Jan10:00 am12:00 pmKids Gone Fishin Day10:00 am – 12:00 pm Wynyard Quarter, Wnyard Quarter, Auckland 1010Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan11:00 am7:00 pmPhoto Laundry at Silo Park11:00 am – 7:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan4:00 pm8:00 pmSounds of Summer on Sat 26 Jan4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan4:00 pm10:30 pmTQ Midget North Island Champs & Heritage Shield4:00 pm – 10:30 pm Western Springs Speedway, Western Springs, Auckland 1022Where:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan6:00 pm8:00 pmMusic in Parks: Opera in the Park6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dingle Dell Reserve, 29 Dingle Road, St Heliers, AucklandType:Free,Music,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat26Jan8:00 pm11:30 pmHunt for the Wilderpeople – Glenfield Screening8:00 pm – 11:30 pm Marlborough Park, Archers Road, Glenfied, AucklandType:Free,MoviesWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun27Jan10:00 am2:00 pmWild Streets Festival of Play at Western Park10:00 am – 2:00 pm Western Park, 5-7 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun27Jan10:30 am3:00 pmSS Puke Steaming Trip at NZ Maritime Museum10:30 am – 3:00 pm New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Auckland 1140Type:Free,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun27Jan12:00 pm5:00 pmSounds of Summer on Sun 27 Jan12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun27Jan12:00 pm5:00 pmIce Cream Sundae at Silo Park12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun27Jan1:00 pm4:00 pmMusic in Parks: New, Urban and Hip Hop1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Riversdale Reserve, Riversale Road, Avondale, AucklandType:Free,Music,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun27Jan2:00 pm5:00 pmSKYCITY Breakers vs Brisbane Bullets2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Crescent, Parnell, Auckland 1010Type:SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun27Jan2:30 pm7:30 pmVantage Black Sticks vs. Netherlands2:30 pm – 7:30 pm Harbour Hockey Stadium, 60 Paul Matthews Rd, Rosedale, Albany 0632Type:SportsWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun27Jan6:00 pm10:00 pmSunset Symphony & Fireworks with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ​Captain Cook Wharf, ​Captain Cook Wharf, Ports of Auckland, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Mon28Jan7:00 am6:00 pmPorts of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 20197:00 am – 6:00 pm Waitemata Harbour, Waitemata Harobour, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Mon28Jan1:00 pm4:00 pmMusic in Parks: Local Sounds1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jellicoe Park, Jellicoe Park, Quadrant Road, OnehungaType:Free,Music,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed30JanAll DayThe Bubble Show at Artworks Theatre(All Day: Wednesday) Artworks Theatre, 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland 1081Type:TheatreWhere:Gulf IslandsAges:All Ages

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