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What’s on in May 2019

What's on in May 2019

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

Our pick of the BEST May 2019 events for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand

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Sat04May10:00 am2:00 pmEditors PickThe Giant Pop-up Junk Playground10:00 am – 2:00 pm Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022Type:Environmental,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Wed08May(May 8)6:00 pmSun12(May 12)10:00 pmEditors PickBright Nights6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (12) Viaduct Harbour, 117 Customs Street West, Auckland, New Zealand 1010Type:Art,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat11May10:00 am12:00 pmEditors PickCan You Dig It?10:00 am – 12:00 pm Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sun12May10:00 am12:00 pmEditors PickCan You Dig It? Pick & Mix10:00 am – 12:00 pm Bruce Mason Centre, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, AucklandType:TheatreWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Fri31May10:00 am10:45 amEditors PickMr McGee and the Biting Flea10:00 am – 10:45 am Bruce Mason Centre, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, AucklandType:TheatreWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Wed01May10:00 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)

Wed01May10:00 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)

Thu02MayAll DaySushi Sushi Opening Event 2019(All Day: Thursday) Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, Botany, AucklandWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu02May10:30 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)

Fri03May9:30 am11:30 amRhyme Time at Te Manawa9:30 am – 11:30 am Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Massey, Auckland 0614Ages:Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Sat04May9:00 am12:30 pmTakapuna Kids Market 20199:00 am – 12:30 pm Taitakmariki Girl Guide Hall, 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat04May9:00 am1:30 pmKid’s May Fair9:00 am – 1:30 pm Jack Dickey Hall, 174 Greenlane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051Where:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat04May10:00 am12:00 pmKids Learn 2 Ride – Forrest Hill10:00 am – 12:00 pm Greville Reserve, East Coast Rd, Forrest Hill, Auckland 0620Type:Free,SportsWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Sat04May10:00 am4:00 pmKids Arts Festival 2019 – ANIMALIA10:00 am – 4:00 pm Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, AucklandType:Art,FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat04May10:00 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

Sat04May(May 4)10:00 amSun05(May 5)4:00 pmSlime Weekend at MOTAT10:00 am – 4:00 pm (5) MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sat04May12:00 pm6:00 pmKollywood Extra12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sandringham Reserve, Sandringham, Auckland 1025Type:Art,Culture,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat04May2:00 pm3:30 pmLes Petit Kiwis – Reading Kiwis2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Auckland Central City Library, 44 – 46 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Culture,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat04May2:00 pm3:30 pmKid’s Glow Disco2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Jack Dickey Hall, 174 Greenlane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:MusicWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat04May4:00 pm5:00 pmHawkins Theatre Concert4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Dr, Papakura, AucklandType:Free,Music,TheatreWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat04May6:30 pm10:20 pmMay the Fourth6:30 pm – 10:20 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat04May6:30 pm7:30 pmStargazing Lab6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Maraetai Beach, Maraetai Costal Rd, Maraetai, AucklandType:Science & TechWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun05May9:45 am6:00 pmKids’ Day Out at Mt Smart Stadium – Vodafone Warriors vs Newcastle Knights9:45 am – 6:00 pm Mt Smart Stadium, 2 Beasley Ave, Penrose, Auckland 1061Type:SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun05May10:00 am2:00 pmGlasshouse Market – Morningside Precinct10:00 am – 2:00 pm Morningside Gasshouse, 18 McDonald Street, Morningside, AucklandType:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Tue07May9:30 am11:00 amToddlers Rock at Pakuranga Baptist Church9:30 am – 11:00 am Pakuranga Baptist Church, 219 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga, AucklandType:Free,MusicWhere:East AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue07May10:00 am12:00 pmMonty Morning with LEGO® Duplo® bricks10:00 am – 12:00 pm Westfield Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Tue07May3:30 pm4:30 pmSKOOB at Pukekohe Library3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pukekohe Library, 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe, Auckland, 2120

Wed08May9:30 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)

Sat11May10:00 am12:00 pmSushi Sushi Kids’ Masterclass10:00 am – 12:00 pm Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, Botany, AucklandType:FreeWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat11May10:00 am12:00 pmKids Learn 2 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),Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

Sat11May10:30 am12:00 pmSaturday Gallery Club #48: 3D Landscapes10:30 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)

Sat11May11:00 amDahlesque11:00 am Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Music,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun12May10:00 am2:00 pmWaiuku Steel ‘N’ Wheels Festival 201910:00 am – 2:00 pm Waiuku, 2 Queen Street, Waiuku, AucklandWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun12May1:00 pm9:00 pmA Special Stardome Mother’s Day1:00 pm – 9:00 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Free,MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun12May2:30 pm3:30 pmAYO Free Concert2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,Music,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Mon13May10:00 am4:00 pmDaily life on Cornwall Park Farm exhibition10:00 am – 4:00 pm Huia Lodge Discovery Hub, Michael Horton Drive, Cornwall Park, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:Art,Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Tue14May10:30 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)

Thu16May7:00 pmMadagascar – A Musical Adventure Junior7:00 pm The Rose Centre, 4 School Road, Belmont, Auckland 0622Type:TheatreWhere:North AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat18May(May 18)9:00 amSun19(May 19)4:00 pmAuckland Baby Expo 20199:00 am – 4:00 pm (19) North Shore Events Centre, 17 Silverfield Lane Glenfield, Wairau Valley, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:Babies (up to 1 year),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat18May10:00 am12:00 pmSushi Sushi origami workshop 201910:00 am – 12:00 pm Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, Botany, AucklandType:Art,FreeWhere:East AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat18May10:00 am2:00 pmCancelledDigital Detox at Te Uru10:00 am – 2:00 pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland Type:Art,Museums and GalleriesWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat18May10:00 am4:00 pmCraft Corner: Origami sheep and cow bookmarks10:00 am – 4:00 pm Huia Lodge Discovery Hub, Michael Horton Drive, Cornwall Park, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sat18May11:00 am2:00 pmCancelledAutumn Leaves in Cornwall Park11:00 am – 2:00 pm Cornwall Park, Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat18May12:00 pm2:00 pmNew Zealand Opera Open Day12:00 pm – 2:00 pm New Zealand Opera, 69e St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, AucklandType:Music,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun19May11:00 am2:00 pmFamily Fun Day Albany11:00 am – 2:00 pm Albany Community Hub, 575 Albany Hwy, Albany, AucklandType:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun19May12:30 pm4:00 pmThe Bullrush Bonanza Extravaganza12:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Winchester Club, 24 St Benedicts Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010Type:Music,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Wed22May2:30 pm4:30 pmCycle and Recycle Wednesdays2:30 pm – 4:30 pm EcoMatters Cycle and Recycle, 1909 Great North Road, Avondale, AucklandType:Environmental,Free,SportsWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Thu23May(May 23)10:00 amSat25(May 25)3:00 pmNZ Careers Expo10:00 am – 3:00 pm (25) ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, AucklandType:Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat25May10:00 am1:00 pmOut and About Skate Series 201910:00 am – 1:00 pm Victoria Park Stakepark, Beaumont Street, AucklandType:Free,SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat25May11:00 am1:00 pmTech Week at Te Manawa: Robotics and Minecraft11:00 am – 1:00 pm Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Massey, Auckland 0614Type:Free,Science & TechWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat25May11:00 am6:00 pmAfrica Day Festival 201911:00 am – 6:00 pm Roskill Youth Zone, 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mount Roskill, AucklandType:Culture,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sat25May11:30 amAotearoa One Waka Sailing11:30 am New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Auckland 1140Type:SportsWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sat25May2:30 pm4:30 pmLego Animation Beginners Workshop at SCREENIES FILM FESTIVAL2:30 pm – 4:30 pm TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022Type:Art,Movies,Science & TechWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sat25May3:00 pm3:50 pmCharlie’s Stand up for Kids – 2019 NZ Intl Comedy Fest3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Q Loft, Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, AucklandType:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Sun26May9:00 am12:00 pmEastern Bays Mums Recycle Sale9:00 am – 12:00 pm St Heliers School Hall, 126-160 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers, Auckland 1071Where:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun26May10:00 am12:00 pmCaffeine & Classics – May 201910:00 am – 12:00 pm Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622Type:FreeWhere:North AucklandAges:All Ages

Sun26May10:00 am3:00 pmSTEAM Girls – OMGTECH at MOTAT10:00 am – 3:00 pm MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, AucklandType:Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years)

Sun26May10:30 am12:30 pmLego Animation Advanced Workshop at SCREENIES FILM FESTIVAL10:30 am – 12:30 pm TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022Type:Art,Movies,Science & TechWhere:West AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

Sun26May10:30 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

Sun26May11:00 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)

Tue28May4:00 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)

Wed29May1:00 pm3:00 pmSiva Samoa Dance Workshop – Samoan Language Week at Te Manawa1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Massey, Auckland 0614Type:Culture,FreeWhere:West Auckland

Thu30May6:00 am11:55 pmDeer Planet lighboxes by Yoko Ishii – Auckland Festival of Photography6:00 am – 11:55 pm Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, AucklandType:Art,Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Thu30May6:00 am11:55 pmNikon Auckland Photo Day Exhibition6:00 am – 11:55 pm Te Wero Island Bridge, Te Wero Bridge, Auckland, 1010Type:Art,Exhibition,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fri31May2:00 pmMeera live theatre show2:00 pm ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:Culture,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)

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