Things to do with the Kids in Auckland – February 2021

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Are you unsure what to do with your kids this month? We have got you sorted, as we have a selection of upcoming events in February 2021 for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand.

Note: Event details are subject to change please refer to their facebook pages or online websites before going to an event in case there have been any last minute changes.

Event: Lunar New Year Storytime Remuera Library

Details: Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with Remuera Library! Join in for a special storytime session about Lunar New Year! Learn about the 12 zodiac animals including the Ox who is this year’s zodiac animal.

Location: Remuera Library

429 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050

Dates & Times: Saturday 13th February 2021 10:00am

Price: Free

Organiser: Auckland Council Libraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/265473648334028/


Event: Mission Bay Taniwha Meets Dragon On The Beach 

Type: Market and fairs

Details: Auckland Night Markets and the Orakei Local Board have joined forces to bring you an exclusive night market installment at Mission Bay Beach.

Relax in the sun at Mission Bay Beach market and enjoy a fun-filled day full of delicious food, fashion, festivities, and cultural performances.

Location: Mission Bay Reserve

101 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland 

Dates & Times: Saturday 13th March 2021 10:00am – 8:00pm

Ages: All ages.

Price: Free 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/456357119063158


Event: Meet Everyday Heroes At Northwest

Type: Free event

Details: Bring the family and meet your local Emergency Service heroes from the New Zealand Police, New Zealand Defence Force, St John, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and Coastguard New Zealand.

⁣An action-packed day for the whole family with demonstrations from your local heroes, live music and more.

Catch the free fun outside in NorthWest’s Town Square.

Location: NorthWest Shopping Centre

1/7 Fred Taylor Drive, Massey, Auckland 0814

Dates & Times: Saturday 13th February 10:00am – 2:00pm

Ages: All ages.

Price: Free

Website: https://northwestshoppingcentre.co.nz/whats-on/centre-promotions/summer-series-2021/


Event: Matuku Link Open Day 2021

Type: Environmental 

Details: A family friendly fun day with stalls for education and information, like Forest & Bird, Million Metres, Whitebait Connection, Birds New Zealand and Pest Free Waitakere Ranges, plus stalls with locally made produce and products. Plus their famous Matuku Link fundraising BBQ and cake stall will be there.

Location: Matuku Link

111 Bethells Road, Bethells, Auckland

Dates & Times: Saturday 13th February 2021 10:00am – 3:00pm

Ages: All ages.

Price: Free

Website: https://matukulink.org.nz/open-day-2021/


Event: Okura Kaitiaki Day

Type: Environmental, sports

Details: Celebrate the Okura marine reserve with Experiencing Marine Reserves. Enjoy a day of guided kayaking with Canoe and Kayak, stand up paddleboarding with Mission Bay Watersports, freshwater workshops by Whitebait Connection and information stalls about the Long Bay – Okura Marine Reserve. 

Registrations are essential for kayaking and paddleboarding.

You can only sign up for one activity as spaces are limited on this event.

Location: Deborah Reserve

43 Okura River Road, Okura, Auckland 0792

Dates & Times: Slot 1: 8:00am-9:30am

Slot 2: 9:30am-11:00am

Please arrive 15mins prior to your start time.

Ages: Minimum age for the on-water activities is 10 years old.

No minimum age for the land based activities.

Price: Free – You will need to give 48 hours notice if you want to cancel. otherwise an invoice of $25pp may be issued

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/227928652133795

Organiser: Experiencing Marine Reserves


Events: Holi 2021 Festival of Colours

Type: Culture, Festival 

Details: New Zealand’s largest Holi Festival. 

  • A family friendly event.
  • Entry is free, but registration is required.
  • Colours are $5 per bag. Food stalls throughout the event offer food at various prices.

Location: Hare Krishna Temple Auckland

1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, Auckland 0892

Dates & Times: Sunday 14th February 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Ages: All ages.

Price: Free entry and Free parking.

You need to register to attend the event.

Organiser: Krishna Holi


Event: Bayswater Raumati Summer Fun Preschool Play

Details: A Free fun time for preschoolers to play with cool toys and meet new friends whilst being active.

Caregiver supervision is required and sessions are weather and Covid Alert level 1 or 2 dependent.

Location: Bayswater Park

Bayswater Park, Bayswater, Auckland 0622

Dates & Times: Thursdays 9:30am

Ages: Preschoolers 

Prices: Free

Organiser: Devonport Peninsula Trust

Website: https://www.devonportpeninsulatrust.nz/community-events

Contact details: 09 445 9533  027 924 3494 or email maria@devonportpeninsulatrust.nz


Event: Auckland Latin Fiesta

Type: Festival, music

Details: The Auckland Latin Fiesta brings the exciting sounds, tastes, and experiences of Latin American culture. Enjoy three days of free salsa and tango classes, live music and traditional food at the markets.

Location: Aotea Square

291-297 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Dates & Times: Friday 19th February – Sunday 21st February 2021 

11:30 am – 10:00pm 

Ages: All Ages

Prices: Free entry

Organiser: Auckland Live

Website: https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/latin-fiesta


Event: Fire & Emergency Live Day at MOTAT

Type: Museums, galleries, science & tech

Details: Join in an action-packed day of fun with demonstrations from Fire, Police, Ambulance, Surf Lifesaving, Search and Rescue and many more. You get to meet real life heroes from Auckland Fire & Emergency teams. 

Location: MOTAT 805 Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022

Dates & Times: Sunday 21st february 10:00am – 4:00pm 

Ages: All ages

Prices:  

  • FREE Children under 5
  • $10 Children (5-15 Years)
  • $19 Adults
  • $45 Family Pass (2 adults + up to 4 children)
  • $10 Students with NZ Student ID card
  • FREE SuperGold Card Holders with ID
  • $10 Overseas Seniors (non NZ, aged 65+)

Free entry for emergency service workers and their families.With proof of employment (staff ID card or employment/volunteer confirmation on company letterhead.

Organiser: MOTAT | Museum of Transport & Technology

Website: https://www.motat.nz/events 


Event: Milford Beach Eats

Type: Markets & Fairs

Details: An evening of street eats, beats and beers on Milford Reserve.

Location: Milford Reserve, 43 Craid Road, Milford, Auckland, New Zealand

Dates & Times:Thursday 25th February 2021 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Ages: All 

Prices: Free entry

Organiser: Food Truck Collective

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2695094780805936


Event: Tiny Tot Groovers Hippest, Hottest Fundraising Disco

Type: Music

Details: Disco party where you can dress up and dance like a superstar!

Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

Location: Orakei Community Centre

156 Kepa Road, Orakei, Auckland 1071

Dates & Times: Saturday 27th February 2021 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Ages: Toddles (1 to 3 years) Pre school (3 – 5 years)

Prices: $5 per child at the door with candy floss, snow cones and popcorn available at $2 (Sorry no Eftpos).

Organiser: Drama Queens


Event: Families in Parks – Marlborough Park

Type: School holidays

Details: Free summer fun for families at Marlborough Park on the North Shore

Location: Marlborough Park, Archers Road, Glenfield, Auckland

Dates & Times: sunday 28th February 2021 3:00pm

Ages: All ages

Prices: Free event

Organiser: Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust

Website: https://www.kaipatikicommunityfacilitiestrust.org.nz/events.php

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