What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this Labour weekend in Auckland for Kids: Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018
Our pick of the best Labour weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Silo Park, Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, CBD, Auckland
Friday 26 October 2018: 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Bike Rave Auckland is back this Biketober – a glowtastic night ride around the city. Bedazzle your bike, dress in your wildest outfit, blast some party tunes and be ready for sensory overload!Pre-party at Silo Park from 6:30pm and set off on a 7km ride around the city cycle loop at sun down (around 8pm). Cruising mostly along protected cycleways, take in the fabulous pink path – Te Ara i Whiti, Grafton Gully Cycleway, the waterfront and celebrate back in Silo Park. Register to ride at:
Monster Fireworks Display
Kumeu Showgrounds, Corner of Access Road & Waitakere Road, Kumeu, Auckland
Friday 26 October 2018: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Rain date is Friday 9 November 2018
Fantastic family night of spectacular fireworks, presented by Bad Boy Fireworks. The display has become a wonderful community event for all ages. This year Mahan’s rides (located by the main gate) will be offering an “all you can ride” option for $30. Rides operating from 5.30 to 9.30pm. Grab a wrist band and ride as many times as you like.
Fireworks Display Tickets: Children $5; Adults $15; Seniors $5 Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) $35
Halloween in Mt Eden Village
Saturday 27 October 2018: Noon to 2:00pm
Kids and all budding spooks are invited to dress up and take part in the fun, as their favourite Halloween creature – a witch, a bat, a zombie, a vampire or even a Dementor!
Guising at Halloween
Saturday 27 October 2018: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Howick Historical Village
Takapuna Kids Market
Saturday 27 October 2018: 9:30am to 1:00pm
Takapuna Kids Market
Preloved & new stalls plus food trucks and face painting.. Great morning out for the whole family!
Halloween Dino Fright Night at Butterfly Creek
Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive
Saturday 27 October 2018: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience a family fun spooktacular night at Butterfly Creek, discover dinos in the dark, ride the spooky train with ghostly tunnels, approach the spooky ghouls & ghost staff for some Halloween treats & try some spooky dinner in Butterfly Creek’s cafe.Bring your own torch to explore Dinosaur Kingdom in the dark. There are also spot prizes for spooky Halloween costumes. The night will be filled with giggles and cackles throughout, so don’t miss out on this fun, freaky and fantastic night event, suitable for the whole family.
Cost: $13 to $26
Saturday 27 October 2018: Noon to 10:00pm
Familia and children time Noon to 6pm
Skycity Breakers vs Adelaide 36ers
Saturday 27 October 2018: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Okura Hall Spring Markets and Family day
27 October 2018: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Taiwan Day 2018
Saturday 27 October 2018: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday 28 October 2018: 10:00am to 6:00pm
紐西蘭台灣日 New Zealand Taiwan Day
Saturday and Sunday Events
Secret World of Butterflies
Saturday 27 October 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.
Field of Remembrance
Saturday 27 October to Tuesday 20 November 2018: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Field of Remembrance
Waitakere Diwali Festival 2018
The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland
Sunday 28 October 2018: 10:30am to 10:00pm
Stalls open 11am, Performances from 12pm, Fireworks display 9.45pm
The Waitakere Diwali Festival is back for another year! If you had a blast at the Holi Festival this year then come and join us at The Trusts Arena in Henderson for a fun-filled day and night of lively performances, amazing food and crafts and our famous fireworks display.
Cost: FREE ENTRY
Festival Italiano 2018
Sunday 28 October 2018 11am to 5:00pm
New Zealand’s largest Italian Festival. cCelebrate Italian culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese can offer in Aotearoa. The whole area will become pedestrian-only, hosting al fresco restaurants and eating areas, an Italian market with over 40 stalls, live music and entertainment, spot prizes, a kids pavilion, and lots of surprises!
Skycity NZ Breakers vs Adelaide 36ers
Sunday 28 October 2018: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Arataki Kids Day
PARKING IS AT 221 SCENIC DRIVE with a FREE SHUTTLE running to and from venue. Parking is limited, please carpool when possible.
Sunday 28 October 2018: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday Town Hall Organ Concert
Sunday 28 October 2018: 2:00pm to 4:00pm