Events

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 Kids Activities page for ideas too or email us about your own events and we’ll add the details to this page free of charge! 
 

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Light vs Dark: The Adventures of Rama


Saturday 14 September 10am - Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Sunday 15 September 10am - Bruce Mason Centre

A spell-binding tale of love, magic and courage. Get ready for puppetry, dance and magic in Light vs Dark: The Adventures of Rama. Based on the epic tale The Ramayana, Light Vs Dark is a captivating show exploring the importance of love, freedom and courage – all with a with bit of laughter thrown in!”

Price: Free  but bookings essential.

Find out more about Light vs Dark ..

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Tu Meke Tûî!


Wednesday 9 October 10am & 12pm
Thursday 10 October 10am & 12pm
Friday 11 October 10am & 12pm
Saturday 12 October 11am

At the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre. Adults $28, children $21, family pass $76.

There’s more to being a bird than flying! Best-selling book Tu Meke Tûî! is brought to life for the very first time. Join two unlikely heroes, Tere the excitable tûî and Taitû the flightless tâkahe, as they work together to outwit Stan, the sly stoat, who has a beady eye on our native birds for his dinner.

This beautiful story will teach young tamariki about friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences that make us truly special.

Find out more about Tu Meke Tui! ...

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Zoe and the K-Pop Kids

 
Saturday 12 October 11am & 1pm
Sunday 13 October 11am & 1pm
 
At the Bruce Mason Centre. Adults $15, children $10, family pass $44.

Boom, pop, clap and snap with Zoe and the K-Pop Kids. In a little New Zealand town, Zoe dreams in K-pop colours. She'd do anything to dance for a crew, so when the opportunity to audition for one arises, she leaps at the chance. But does she have what it takes?

Zoe and the K-Pop Kids is an electric adventure about hard work and believing in your dreams, featuring contagious K-pop dance choreographed by international choreographer Rina Chae (AOA, Cosmic Girls, SF9 and Monsta X). This captivating, interactive performance is suitable for children aged 4+.

Find out more about Zoe and the K-Pop Kids ...

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Up and Away

 
Tuesday 12 November 10am & 11am
Wednesday 13 November 10am & 11am
Thursday 14 November 10am & 11am
Friday 15 November 10am & 11am
Saturday 16 November 10am & 11am
Sunday 17 November 10am & 11am
 
At the Wintergarden, The Civic. Adult & baby $22, $15 for an observer without an infant.
 
The baby whisperers. Up and Away is a playful and gentle theatre performance exclusively for babies and their grown-ups. You and your baby will be entranced by this magical interweaving of theatre, play and live music.

Be quick, numbers are limited for this unique theatrical treasure inside a specially crafted tent.

Find out more about Up and Away ...

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Wallace and Ned


Saturday 14 December 10am - Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Sunday 15 December 10am - Bruce Mason Centre
 
A madcap adventure filled with circus, silliness and mystery! Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Join us for the next best thing in this hilariously disastrous tale about two failed burglar friends who set their sights on stealing the mighty crown jewels.

Will they succeed? Or will Detective Dirk catch them?

Find out more about Wallace and Ned ...

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Cross Critters Coffee Group (Free Massages) 


10am-2pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, Wellington
 
Pop in on Tuesday or Thursday morning and we have a little something special for you. We dedicate our lovely Guest Room to parents and little ones. This is the perfect space – a large enclosed area with comfy couches and carpet to crawl around on! We also have one of our wonderful staff members on hand – who’ll help to keep your wee one happy while you kick back with a coffee and relax.

During these Cross Critter mornings, between 10am-12pm we have a professional massage therapist, offering up some relief for all of you hard-working new parents. Enjoy a FREE 10 minute back, neck and shoulder massage while our lovely staff member takes your baby off your hands… heaven! 
 
Find out more at Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant ...

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Free Puppet Shows, Kids Theatre & Face Painting 


10am-12pm Saturday & Sunday, Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, Wellington
 
We love brunch as much as any good Wellingtonion – it’s one of our favourite times of the week! Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, our place is the perfect spot to bring your family and friends for a bite to eat. We’ve got the kids covered, with craft tables set up, colouring activities, facepainting, toys and kid-friendly staff ready to get involved! 
 
On the second Saturday of the month we host free Interactive Kids Theatre - the actors and kids recreate classic fairy tales, using dress ups, props and creative minds! 

On the fourth Saturday of every month we host a free Puppet Show & Workshop. Fingal and her puppet friends have an exciting tale to tell, and their show will be followed by a puppet making workshop. These shows both start at 11am, and take place in the Guest Room.
 
Find out more about Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant ...

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StoryPlace at Te Papa


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 excluding public holidays.

Find out more about StoryPlace at Te Papa ...

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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.

Find out more about the Plunket PEPE Parenting Programme ...

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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.

Find out more about Wriggle & Rhyme at Auckland libraries ...

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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.

Find out more about Storytime at Auckland libraries ...

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