Looking for family events or classes for your little one to attend?

Our Events page is full of things to do! Find out about the latest parent and child expos, kids markets, coffee groups, children's entertainment, santa parades and more!

Take a look at our Other Activties page for ideas too or email us about your own events and we’ll add the details to this page free of charge! 

story nights

Little Wild Story Nights
6pm 29 Aug, 31 Oct, 5 Dec 2017 - Uxbridge Theatre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick

What’s the perfect recipe for unforgettable story nights? Take a handful of little munchkins, aged 2-8, slip them into some comfy jammies, add a dash of blanket and a smidge of soft toy, wrap them all up in music and blend the lot together with masterful storytelling and gentle fun. Leave to sleep gently till morning. Milk and cookies are on us!

Tickets: General Admission $5. For more information visit


Artweek 2017 - Waterfront Family Art Walk, Auckland
11am-1pm Sat 7 Oct & 11am-1pm Sun 15 Oct (FREE event)

Explore diverse forms of art and creative expression in the city’s streets, squares and laneways in these free guided walking tours.

A family and pram-friendly exploration of interactive public art along the city’s beautiful waterfront, from Pipis and Pop Jets in Britomart to Wind Tree in Silo Park. Find out more

knot workshop

Artweek 2017 – Knot Workshops, Auckland
10am – 5pm 7-8 Oct and 14-15 Oct

Learn traditional maritime knots in weekend workshops for all ages. Drop in sessions, no bookings required, cost is $5.

Knot Touch Holiday Programme Monday 2 – Friday 13 Oct, from $5 Holiday fun for the kids that celebrates the maritime tradition of knot making with workshops and performances. Explore our new “hands-on” exhibition Knot Touch. Find out more

workshops on the wharf

Artweek 2017 - Workshops on the Wharf
Sun 8 Oct and Sun 15 Oct, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter (FREE Event)

Get the kids involved in a range of activities from creative arts & crafts to practical skills and sport activities next to the play area, or in the kiosk if it is raining.

Find out more

poi magic

Artweek 2017 – Poi Magic Aotea Square, Auckland
6pm-9pm Tues 10 Oct (FREE Event)

For kids all ages - Imagine a poi so large it could have been made by a giant! This one is alight with mysteries and stories. Explore all its wonders while listening to kapa haka performances. Enjoy the magic of the lit taura (handle) as it snakes across the whariki (mat). Listen to the sound and rhythm of the flying poi! ** Kapa Haka Performance, 6pm **. Find out more ...

artweek devonport

Artweek Devonport
5pm until late Fri 13 Oct (Free Event)

Devonport celebrates ARTWEEK and GLOW with a Friday after Five special evening of art, light installations, music, great food & drink. Glow Open Street is a celebration of Devonport’s unique place in the world, our vibrant arts community and our wonderful hospitality. DON'T MISS IT! - Devonport Friday after Five Devonport Shops, Restaurants & Bars celebrate GLOW - GLOW Open St 5pm - 9pm Kindly supported by Devonport Business Association and the Devonport Takapuna Local Board. Find out more

art day

Kids Art Day
11am – 2pm Saturday 14 October - Uxbridge Theatre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick

The biggest arts event for children in East Auckland! Dedicated to youngsters and the young-at-heart, the focus is on children aged 3–12yrs but this free event is for the whole family. Pop in and out or stay all day. Loads of art workshops and activities!. The Performance Stage will hum with fabulous music and dance performances. Rain or shine, it’s all happening at UXBRIDGE!

Free entry. For more information visit


You and Your Child Expo
15 October 2017, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Space NZ Trust is delighted to bring parents a show about parenting, babies and young children. The expo includes parenting talks, workshops, seminars, entertainment for babies and young children as well as a wide range of exhibitors with products and services for you and your family.

For more information about the You and Your Child Expo please contact Camilla Railton on 0224125811 or email

wonky donkey show

Craig Smith’s Wonky Donkey Show
11am Saturday 25 November - Uxbridge Theatre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick

What only has three legs and one eye; likes to listen to country music; was quite tall, slim and smelt really, really bad? A stinky dinky, lanky, honky tonky, winky, wonky donkey of course! Craig Smith is a well Known Children’s author and singer songwriter of the Award winning Wonky Donkey. Armed with his guitar, a number of puppets and costumes, he is bringing his fun interactive show with his favourite characters. This show is not to be missed!

Tickets: General Admission $14. For more information visit


Farmers Santa Parade 2017
1pm Sun 26 November - Queen St, Auckland CBD

The Farmers Santa Parade is a tradition so loved in Auckland it hardly needs an introduction. This all-ages party showcases everything Christmas, and this year, everything Steampunk! Ronelle Thompson, Costume Room Manager has decided on this retro-futuristic theme to mix story-book style and the familiarity of Christmas with more innovation than ever before!

For more information visit


Kids Corner Uxbridge Arts & Culture
Open Mon – Thu 9am – 9pm and Fri & Sat 9am – 4pm. Closed Sun.

Our Kids Corner offers an array of activities in this space including toys for both boys and girls, pens and colouring pages, as well as books to read. We also have a café on site, so when the kids play – parents are welcome to grab a bite or a coffee. The Kids Corner is suitable for under 1’s through to 4 year olds and we will be running additional craft activities and screening of films in our theatre every Tuesday & Friday morning.

Come and join us – it’s FREE to attend! Find us at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland or visit for more information.


StoryPlace at Te Papa
Every day of the year! Sessions: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm

Spend a magical time with your preschool children (12 months – 5 years) at StoryPlace, exploring the New Zealand natural environment through play & make-believe.

We offer fabulous stories, drama, puzzles, games, and art activities – every day of the year! Our session times are 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.45pm.

Each 45-minute session takes up to 25 people. All our programmes are linked to the early childhood curriculum. More ...


The Nappy Lady Workshops
Various venues around NZ throughout the year

Want free nappies? Come along to one of the Nappy Lady workshops and learn all about your nappy options and how you can save lots of money.

Workshops taken by the Nappy Lady – Kate Meads throughout the year. Check out dates and venues of The Nappy Lady Workshops near you.


Plunket PEPE Parenting Programme
Various courses around NZ throughout the year

The transition to parenthood is a time of many changes. PEPE groups can play a significant role in helping parents through this process.

PEPE (Parenting Education Programme) is a Plunket-developed national programme which consists of a series of five courses, aimed at supporting parents in their parenting role through the different stages of their child’s early development. More ...


Wriggle & Rhyme Auckland Libraries
During school term time

Wriggle & Rhyme is a fun, free programme held at libraries across Auckland that provides positive movement experiences to stimulate development of both the brain & body for babies 0 – 2 years. More ...


Storytime Auckland Libraries
During school term time

The highly popular storytimes are sessions of stories read by librarians and sometimes, by authors or other guests.

These are ideal for kids 3-5 years of age. Some libraries offer regular storytimes in languages other than English, and we often tailor our sessions to incorporate school holiday themes or major celebrations such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Matariki, the Mâori new year. More ...


Moa Rd Pt Chev Plunket Playgroup – Scout Hall, 93A Moa Rd, Pt Chevalier
Tues & Wed 9.30am – 11.30am during school term time

Where kids meet kids & mums meet mums (and Dads, Grandparents & Carers!). Suitable for newborns to 5 years. Everyone’s welcome!

Coordinator and mum run playgroup with lots of toys for educational and free play, craft activities, great outdoor space with sandpit and ‘mat time’ at the end with music & stories. Costs $4 per family.

Please bring a piece of fruit for shared morning tea.


Brightwater Community Playgroup Nelson
Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30am

We are a little playgroup situated in Brightwater Community Church Creche, on Ellis Street, next to Snowden Bush Reserve, Nelson .

We meet every Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am, morning tea and fun provided. Cost $2 dollars per family. Come and join us, everyone welcome!



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