The Best Weekend Events
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018
Our pick of the best of what's on this weekend for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Karaka School Agricultural Day
Karaka School, 12 Blackbridge Road, Karaka, Auckland
Saturday 22 September 2018: 9:00am to 2:30pm
Karaka School's Ag Day gives children the opportunity over preceding months to rear, train and prepare calves, lambs, kid goats, horses, chickens and piglets for a range of competitions held at Ag Day. To ensure that all children have the chance to be involved there are also horticultural activities and indoor art and craft and handwork themes, and stalls.
Cost: FREE entry
On Ya Wheels Treasure Hunt
Lloyd Elsmore Park Pathway, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, Howick
Saturday 22 September 2018: 10:00am to Noon
Out and About Auckland
Bring your bike rollerblades, skateboard or scooter to take part in a treasure race. Two different treasure race options to cater for all ages and abilities.
Go Girl Author Barbara Else
Ellen Melville Centre, Corner High Street & Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
Saturday 22 September 2018: 11:00am to Noon
Ellen Melville Centre
The Ellen Melville Centre Presents Go Girl Author Barbara Else talking about her book, girls, goals and grit!
Secret World of Butterflies
Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
Saturday 22 September 2018 onwards
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns as new exhibition Secret World of Butterflies takes flight. View thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Ag Day Brookby School
Brookyby School, Auckland,New Zealand
Sunday 23 September 2018: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Children show case the animals they have raised in categories of Chickens, Ducklings, Kid Goats, Lambs, Calves, and Piglets. Plus there are Auctions, Quickfire raffles, produce stalls, crafts, white elephant stalls, cake stalls, BBQ's, a cafe, coffee trucks, digger rides, bouncy fun, kids games, and more.
Cost: Free admission