What’s on in January 2020

What's on in January 2020

The best of what's on this month in Auckland for Kids

Our pick of the BEST January 2020 events for families, kids and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand

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Fri03Jan10:00 am5:00 pmEditors PickENERGIZE holiday activities at MOTATMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:School holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sun12Jan4:00 pm5:30 pmEditors PickThe Serengeti Rules | Films in the Square4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Thu16Jan9:00 am5:00 pmEditors PickTrillian Trust Free FunFest 2020More dates9:00 am – 5:00 pm Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau, AucklandType:Culture,Free,Music,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu16Jan7:00 pm8:30 pmEditors PickMy Neighbor Totoro | Films in the Square7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sun19Jan10:00 am11:00 amEditors PickThe Magical World of Margaret Mahy | Films in the Square10:00 am – 11:00 am Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Fri24Jan12:00 pm6:00 pmEditors PickAuckland International Buskers Festival 202012:00 pm – 6:00 pm Auckland CBD, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Festival,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat25Jan9:00 am4:00 pmEditors PickSeePort Festival 20209:00 am – 4:00 pm ​Captain Cook Wharf, ​Captain Cook Wharf, Ports of Auckland, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Festival,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun26Jan6:00 pm10:00 pmEditors PickSunset 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:Festival,Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri31Jan6:00 pm11:00 pmEditors PickTāmaki Herenga Waka Festival6:00 pm – 11:00 pm ​Captain Cook Wharf, ​Captain Cook Wharf, Ports of Auckland, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Festival,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue31DecWed01JanNew Years Even 2020 at SkyCity(December 31) 5:00 pm – (January 1) 12:15 am SkyCity, Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue31DecWed01JanVector Lights for New Years Eve(December 31) 9:00 pm – (January 1) 1:00 am Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Harbour Bridge, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed01Jan8:00 am4:30 pmSculpture in the Gardens at Auckland Botanic GardensMore dates8:00 am – 4:30 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Type:Art,Exhibition,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed01Jan9:30 am5:00 pmSummer of SharksMore dates9:30 am – 5:00 pm SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium, 23 Tāmaki Dr, Ōrākei, Auckland Type:School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed01Jan10:00 am5:00 pmMachine Makers at MOTATMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Exhibition,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Wed01Jan10:00 am5:00 pmCancelledTemporarily closed: Sarah Hughes: All My Favourite Shapes at Auckland Art GalleryMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed01Jan10:00 am5:00 pmVoyage to AotearoaMore dates10:00 am – 5:00 pm Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, AucklandType:Exhibition,Free,Museums and Galleries,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed01Jan10:30 am2:00 pmThe Antarctica VR ExperienceMore dates10:30 am – 2:00 pm Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, AucklandType:Museums and Galleries,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Fri03Jan9:00 am4:00 pmFun and games exhibitionMore dates9:00 am – 4:00 pm Auckland Central City Library, 44 – 46 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri03Jan5:00 pm11:00 pmAladdin: Silo Cinema5:00 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),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Fri03Jan7:30 pm10:15 pmRomeo & Juliet | Pop-up Globe Farewell SeasonMore dates7:30 pm – 10:15 pm Pop-up Globe, 80 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, AucklandType:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat04Jan10:00 am4:00 pmRock Spiders Craft Corner at Cornwall ParkMore dates10:00 am – 4:00 pm Huia Lodge Discovery Hub, Michael Horton Drive, Cornwall Park, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Mon06Jan10:00 am4:00 pmWaterslide Mania PukekoheMore dates10:00 am – 4:00 pm Pukekohe Showgrounds, Birch Road, Pukekohe 2120Type:School holidays,SportsWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Mon06Jan11:00 am12:00 pmAgamograph colouring11:00 am – 12:00 pm Sir Edmund Hillary Library (Papakura), 209 Great South Road, PapakuraType:Art,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Tue07Jan11:00 am11:00 pmTutankhamun the Boy King11:00 am – 11:00 pm East Coast Bay Library, 8 Bute Road, Browns Bay, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Wed08Jan9:00 am3:30 pmTiritiri Matangi 90 minute guided walk9:00 am – 3:30 pm Tiritiri Matangi Island, Titirtiri Matangi Island, AucklandType:Environmental,School holidaysWhere:Gulf IslandsAges:All Ages

Wed08Jan10:00 am10:30 amWriggle and Rhyme outdoor Botanic Gardens sessions10:00 am – 10:30 am Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Wed08Jan10:30 am11:30 amBook Swap at Te Atatu Peninsula Library10:30 am – 11:30 am Te Atatū Peninsula Library, 595 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatū PeninsulaType:FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Thu09Jan2:00 pm4:00 pmOld School Games2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mangere Bridge Library, 5-7 Church Road, Māngere Bridge, Māngere, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Thu09Jan7:00 pm8:45 pmThe Lunchbox | Films in the Square7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Fri10Jan10:30 am11:30 amDinosaur Storytime & Craft10:30 am – 11:30 am Manurewa Library, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sat11Jan9:00 am5:00 pmPOPs Games Pop-up Fun ParkMore dates9:00 am – 5:00 pm Albany Stadium Pools Complex (Grass area in front of the building), Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, AucklandType:School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat11Jan12:00 pm1:30 pmKabuki Ninja Cooking Classes12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Stanford Plaza Auckland, 22-26 Albert Street, Auckland, 1010Type:School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sat11Jan6:00 pm11:00 pmSummer Vibes Night RidesMore dates6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Rainbow’s End, 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland 2104Type:School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun12Jan10:00 am12:00 pmThe Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child | Films in the Square10:00 am – 12:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sun12Jan11:00 am2:00 pmDream Catcher Workshop11:00 am – 2:00 pm 38 HURSTMERE, 38 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Mon13Jan10:00 am2:30 pmInvestigation Station Summer School Holiday Fun at StardomeMore dates10:00 am – 2:30 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,School holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Mon13Jan3:00 pm4:00 pmTui’s Wearable Art – Dare to Explore3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Panmure Community Library, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure, Auckland 1023Type:Christmas,Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue14Jan9:30 am11:00 amCancelledCancelled: Summer Fun Preschool Play Windsor Reserve 2020More dates9:30 am – 11:00 am Windsor Reserve, 2 Victoria Road, Devonport, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue14Jan10:00 am12:00 pmArt in the Park | Nathan Homestead10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, AucklandType:Art,Free,School holidays,SportsWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue14Jan11:00 am2:00 pmBeach Critters Workshop11:00 am – 2:00 pm 38 HURSTMERE, 38 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue14Jan2:00 pm3:00 pmLolly sushi at Orewa Library2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ōrewa Library, 12 Moana Avenue, Orewa, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Tue14Jan2:00 pm4:00 pmArt in the Park- Central Park2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central Park Papakura, Great South Rd, Papakura, Auckland 2110Type:Art,Free,School holidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed15Jan9:00 am10:00 amDenmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning9:00 am – 10:00 am Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,ExhibitionWhere:Central AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Wed15Jan10:00 am11:00 amThe Children’s Midsummer Night’s Dream 2020More dates10:00 am – 11:00 am Pop-up Globe, 80 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, AucklandType:School holidays,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Wed15Jan11:00 am12:00 pmCancelledCancelled: A Children’s Trail at Cornwall Park11:00 am – 12:00 pm Cornwall Park, Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central Auckland,South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Wed15Jan2:00 pm3:00 pmAnimal eye masks Orewa Library2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ōrewa Library, 12 Moana Avenue, Orewa, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Thu16Jan9:30 am11:00 amCancelledCancelled: Summer Fun Preschool Play BayswaterMore dates9:30 am – 11:00 am Bayswater Park, Bayswater Park, Bayswater, Auckland 0622Type:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Thu16Jan10:00 am11:00 amWonderful Wearable Art | Dare to Explore10:00 am – 11:00 am Point Chevalier Library, 1221 Great North Road, Pt Chev, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu16Jan10:00 am11:00 amEnviro-art on the Beach10:00 am – 11:00 am East Coast Bay Library, 8 Bute Road, Browns Bay, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Thu16Jan5:00 pm7:00 pmMusic in the Square – Ethno New Zealand & more5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri17Jan1:30 pm9:10 pm10 Minute Free Dance Parties | Summer in the Square1:30 pm – 9:10 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri17Jan5:00 pm7:00 pmMusic in the Square – Dave Khan and Fables5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat18Jan11:00 am12:00 pmIn A Curious Garden11:00 am – 12:00 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens, Auckland Type:Free,TheatreWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat18Jan1:00 pm2:00 pmSilo Stories With Suzy Cato1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat18Jan1:00 pm4:00 pmJazz at Nathan Homestead | Music in Parks1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat18Jan4:00 pm8:00 pmMusic in the Square – Mark Laurent, Great North and Paper Cranes4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun19Jan12:00 pm4:00 pmMusic in the Square – Folk Music12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun19Jan4:00 pm6:00 pmThe Sound of Her Guitar | Films in the Square4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Tue21Jan11:00 am2:00 pmMagic Wand Workshop11:00 am – 2:00 pm 38 HURSTMERE, 38 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue21Jan2:00 pm3:30 pmA Family Design Challenge2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Exhibition,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Thu23Jan7:00 pm9:00 pmNo. 2 Film | Films in the Square7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Fri24Jan2:00 pm6:00 pmRodders Beach Festival 20202:00 pm – 6:00 pm Orewa Beach, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, AucklandType:Free,School holidaysWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri24Jan(Jan 24)6:00 pmMon27(Jan 27)12:05 pmAuckland Folk Festival 20206:00 pm – 12:05 pm (27) Kumeu Showgrounds, Corner of Access Road & Waitakere Road, Kumeu, AucklandType:MusicWhere:West AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri24Jan6:30 pm10:50 pmLion King – Movies in Parks6:30 pm – 10:50 pm Ambury Regional Park, 43 Ambury Rd, Mangere Bridge, AucklandType:Free,MoviesWhere:South AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sat25Jan8:00 am8:00 pmTāmaki Makaurau Kapa Haka Regionals8:00 am – 8:00 pm Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Free,School holidays,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat25Jan10:00 am12:00 pmFree Gone Fishin Days – Blue Light Kids10:00 am – 12:00 pm Wynyard Quarter, Wnyard Quarter, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School holidays,SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat25Jan11:00 am2:00 pmCelebrate Chinese New Year At WestCity11:00 am – 2:00 pm WestCity Waitakere, 7 Catherine St, Henderson, Auckland 0612Type:Art,Culture,Free,School holidaysWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Sat25Jan12:00 pm6:00 pmPhoto Laundry 202012:00 pm – 6:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat25Jan6:30 pm10:30 pmToy Story 4 | Movies in Parks6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Birkenhead Memorial Park, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead, AucklandType:Free,MoviesWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat25Jan9:00 pm11:50 pmVector Lights for Auckland Anniversary 20209:00 pm – 11:50 pm Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Harbour Bridge, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun26Jan12:00 pm5:00 pmHoli Festival of Colours12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hare Krishna Temple Auckland, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, Auckland 0892Type:Culture,FestivalWhere:West AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun26Jan12:00 pm5:00 pmIce Cream Sundae | Silo Park12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun26Jan4:00 pm6:00 pmMore Human than Human | Films in the Square4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Mon27Jan7:00 am6:00 pmPorts of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 20207:00 am – 6:00 pm Waitemata Harbour, Waitemata Harobour, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Mon27Jan12:00 pm6:00 pmSilo Park: Free Climbing Wall12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Silo Park, Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu30Jan5:00 pm7:00 pmMusic in the Square – Dianne Swann & Dictaphone Blues5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu30Jan7:00 pm9:00 pmRussian Ark | Films in the Square7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Free,Movies,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

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