What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday Gallery Club – Vase of Flowers
Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 8 September 2018: 10:30am to Noon
Te Atatu Tennis Club Open Day
Live out West? Check out the beautiful Te Atatu Peninsula and drop in at the local tennis club for our annual Open Day event.
Free activities, including fun court games and sausage sizzle. Kicks off at 10.30 am with activities for the kids, and at 11.15 am family fun tennis time (play with your child), and at Noon cardio tennis workout for kids aged 12 plus and adults. and an exhibition match starting at 1pm.
Cost: FREE event
Saturday and Sunday events
Mad Monster Mud Rush 2018
Massey University, Dairy Flat Highway, Albany, Auckland
Sunday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018: 9:00am to 1:00pm (Choose a time slot suited for you.)
Those who dare, will be tested on a 2.5km Muddy obstacle course with a few messy surprises along the way. Imagine crawling in mud pits, slipping and sliding down muddy water slides, climbing over walls and Tyre Mountains, splashing through murky waters and of course getting covered in lots and lots of mud. Round up the kids and family to take on the Mud Rush course.
Cost: Tickets: $30 to $40
North Island Figure Skating Championships
Paradice Ice Arena, 490 Ti Raku Drive, Botany, Auckland
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018
Cost: Spectators $2 per day
Secret World of Butterflies
Saturday 8 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.
Ellerslie Fairy Festival and Pirate Party Editors Pick
Sunday 9 September 2018: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Ellerslie Fairy Festival and Pirate Party
The Ellerslie Fairy Festival and Pirate Party is a free, fun community event celebrating the start of MAGICAL SEPTEMBER. The Festival, held on Ellerslie’s closed off Main street brings the enchanted kingdom of fairies to life with more than 30 fairies and pirates, shows, stories, facepainting, songs and more. Highlights Include:
• Roaming Fairies and Pirates, Pirate Cove and Fairy Grottos.
• Peter Pan Show.
• Face painting and balloon twistingCost: FREE event
Enjoy Magical September at Ellerslie Village. Join in the Fairy Door Trail & Pirate Treasure Hunt, Fairy & Pirate Morning Tea, Fairy Mail Box and Colouring Competition.
Cost: FREE event
General Collective Kids Market
132 Main Highway Ellerslie, Auckland
Sunday 9 September 2018: 10:00am to 1:00pm
General Collective Kids Market, a collaboration with the Ellerslie Spring Fairy Festival. Enjoy the Fairy Festival with stage shows in the Hall, fairies, pirates, FREE face painting PLUS the General Collective Kids Market. The market will be held alongside the festival in the Arthur Street car park, off the Memorial Hall Square on Main Highway. Offering high quality, hand selected stalls with a range of kids wares; linen, toys, clothing, activities and more!FREE event for all.
NPH Latin American Market
Mount Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Auckland
Sunday 9 September 2018: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
NPH Latin Market -Mercadito con Corazon
Latin America comes to Auckland for the afternoon! Don’t miss out on this popular annual market – Delicious food, vibrant crafts, dance, entertainment and music from Latin America. A fun activity for friends and families, while supporting a worthy cause – NPH, helping vulnerable children in Latin America.
Cost: FREE for children, $5 donation entry for adults