What’s on Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September 2018 in Auckland for Kids and Families

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 events

Saturday Gallery Club – Vase of Flowers


Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 8 September 2018: 10:30am to Noon

Cost: FREE

Te Atatu Tennis Club Open Day


580 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Penninsula (behind the shops)
Sunday 9 September 2018: 10:30am to 2:00pm
www.teatatutennis.co.nz www.facebook.com/tennismonsters

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


Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
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.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders

 Sunday events

Ellerslie Fairy Festival and Pirate Party Editors Pick


Ellerslie Village Town Centre, Ellerslie

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


Magical September


Ellerslie Village Town Centre, Ellerslie
Sunday 9 September to Sunday 30 September 2018: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Facebook event page

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
Ellerslie Village

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


North Shore Sport Stacking Club Meet Up


Bayswater Primary School Hall, 181 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, Auckland
Sunday 9 September 2018: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Come along and learn to sport stack (cup stack). Open to all ages, children and adults. Cups will be provided to those that don’t have their own set.Members of the NZ Black Stacks will also be in attendance for expert advice. Coaching and tuition is available from the coaches in attendence. This is a FREE event so bring along your family for an afternoon of fun.

Cost: FREE family event