The best of what's on this weekend
in Auckland for Kids
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018 Editors Pick
Fort Takapuna, Narrow Neck, Auckland
Saturday 3 November to Sunday 18 November 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
NZ Sculpture OnShore is a vibrant and engaging, must see sculptureexhibition for all the family. On show are over 80 sculptures from leading and emerging NZ artists, the children's exhibition in the underground fort and family adventure trail maps.
Tickets. Children under 5 are FREE; Children 5 to 12 years $5; Adults $20; Family Pass $45. Proceeds go to NZ Women's Refuge.
Spooks and Sparks Halloween and Guy Fawkes Event
The Trusts Arena, Central Park Drive, Henderson
Saturday 3 November 2018: 6:00pm onwards
Regarded as the largest and most spectacular family friendly Halloween and Fireworks Show in New Zealand, Spooks and Sparks 2018 will feature fantastic family entertainment in the lead up to darkness, followed by a thrilling Laser and Fireworks Show, all set to your favourite classic rock tracks.
With gates opening at 6.00pm, The Trusts Arena carpark will be transformed into a family Fairground, with rides and attractions, a large range of food vendors catering for all tastes, and roving entertainment. Bring your blanket and cushion and take a spot on the banks of Douglas Field and enjoy over three hours of entertainment, as the countdown begins to the amazing 25 mintute Lasers and Fireworks Show.
Tickets: Children 16 years and under $10:50; Adult $27; Family 2 adults and 3 children $52
Dark Rides at Rainbow's End Halloween Event
Rainbow's End, 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland
Saturday 3 November 2018: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Bring your friends and enjoy a night of frightful fun. Journey through the spine tingling Manic Manor, meet the creatures of the night and have a screaming good time on the rides! Plus Prestige Dance Crew, 3 Ring Riot and the JGeeks will be on Centre Stage on the Dark Ride nights.
Dark Rides Superpass - $45 per person
Kidz Kingdom pass until 9pm - $22
2018 Auckland Brick Show
North Shore Events Centre, Argus Pl, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Sessions start at one hour intervals on the hour from 9am – you can stay as long as you like.
Auckland LEGO User Group
The annual Auckland Brick show will feature awesome LEGO® models , displays and amazing MOC’s (My Own Creations) brought to you by members of the Auckland LEGO® User Group, as well as guests from around New Zealand. A massive LEGO® Playbrick area where the kids (and adults..) can put their creativity to the test.
TICKETS: Children 3 and Under are FREE, Online tickets $7.00 each,
Secret World of Butterflies
Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
Saturday 3 November 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
Taste of Auckland
The Cloud and Shed 10 at Queens Wharf, Auckland
Saturday 3 November 2018: Noon to 4:00pm and 5;30pm to 9:30pm sessions
Sunday 4 November 2018: Noon to 5:00pm session
After 10 Years in the making, New Zealand's most loved culinary festival is here like never before! Occupying The Cloud, Shed 10 and all the available outdoor spaces, the wharf will be lined with top restaurants & pop-up bars, quality artisan producers from around the country, a host of culinary experiences and live music.
Tickets: Children under 5 are FREE; Children 5 to 12 years with an adult $15; Adult $25 to $30;