Whats on in March 2021 in Auckland


The best upcoming events and activities this March for families, kids and teens in Auckland. Our guide to the best events, festivals and free activities to do throughout March 2021.

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: Rainbow’s End Theme Park 

Type: Rides, Thrill

Location: 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prices: from $10 – $64.99 – Refer to their website as they offer a different range of tickets.

Telephone: 09 262 2030

Website: https://rainbowsend.co.nz/

Details: With over 20 rides and attractions, there’s something for everyone, every day of the year except Christmas Day. If you are a thrill seeking enthusiast the Stratosfear is just for you. Or if you’d like something to suit the entire family, perhaps the Log Flume or Dodgems. It’s your fun, and you can put it together any way you like.

For children 8yrs and under, make sure you visit Kidz Kingdom, it’s an fantastic family entertainment centre just for the younger kids.

Rainbow’s End is a great place for weekend fun, kids birthday parties and spending some fun time with your family and friends! ! You pay one entry price which covers all your rides as many times as you like! 

Only 20 mins from Auckland CBD they are located with loads of free parking or a bus stop close by at Manukau train station. 

Event: Subtle Dances

Type: Theatre 

Ages: Children under 3 years will not be admitted to the event.

All Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian attending the event with them.

Duration: 95 minutes including interval.

Location: Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach 0622

Dates & Times: 

  • Friday 7th March 2021 7:30pm
  • Saturday 8th March 2021 2:00pm
  • Saturday 8th March 2021 7:30pm


  • Child $19 to $46 
  • Concession $49 to $59 
  • Under 30 $39 to $36
  • Adult $35 to $79

Organiser: Auckland Arts Festival 

Facebook: https://www.aaf.co.nz/event/subtle-dances

Details: Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers

Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa.

Event: Gravity | Nathan Homestead free cinema under the Stars

Type: Movie

Ages: Teens

Running time: 91 minutes

Rating M – offensive language and content that may disturb.

Location: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102

Dates & Times: Friday 7th March 2021 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Prices: Free

Organiser: Nathan Homestead Pukepuke is Manurewa’s community arts centre.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2860745654247891/

Details: Enjoy a unique experience: catch the classic movie Gravity for free at Nathan Homestead with your teenagers. 

The movie is about two lone astronauts ( played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney ) who are stranded in the terrifying expanse of space after satellite debris wipes out their shuttle.

Event: Ambury Park Centre Car Boot & Family Fun Day

Type: Market & Fairs

Ages: All ages

Location: Ambury Park Centre, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022

Dates & Times: Saturday 6th March 2021 8:30am – 1:00pm 

Prices: Entry free is FREE; Cost for a selling space: $20 per car or $50 per commercial site.

Email:office@amburyparkcentre.org.nz to book a slot.

Organiser: Ambury Park Centre

Website: https://www.amburyparkcentre.org.nz/

Details: Join in the Car Boot & Family Fun Day 2021 at Ambury Park Centre on Saturday 06th March 2021.

Pony rides will run from 9am – 1pm (last rides 12.45pm)

Event: Kids learn to ride – Forrest Hill

Type: Sports


  • Toddles (1 – 3 Years)
  • Pre Schoolers (3 – 5 Years)
  • School age children (5 – 12 Years)

Location: Greville Reserve, East Coast Rd, Forrest Hill, Auckland 0620

Dates & Times: Saturday 6th March 2021 10:00am -12:00

Prices: Free

Organiser: Auckland Transport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/akltransport/events/

Details: For kids to start cycling. Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being part of that experience as a parent is a thrill. 

AT’s team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding. Whether starting on a balance bike or making the transition to pedals the team is there to help kids aged 2 to 8 years old learn how to ride a bike.

Sessions are weather dependent and run on a drop-in basis. Bring your own bike or try one of Auckland Transport’s bikes.

Event: Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show

Type: Festival

Ages: All ages

Location: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland

Dates & Times: Sunday 7th March 2021 10:00am – 3:00pm

Prices: Free

Organiser: Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1433144780199588/

Details: The largest and only FREE British and European Classic Car Show in the World will be turning six on the 7th March 2021 at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland.

There will be plenty of British & European food and refreshment options to choose from too (e.g. Yorkshire Pudding wraps and Mediterranean mezes), with DJs from East FM spinning period correct tunes throughout the day.

Event: WOOF! The Rainbow Dog Show

Type: Free

Ages: All ages

Location: Western Park, 5-7 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

Dates & Times: Sunday 7th March 2021 1:00pm

Prices: Free to watch.

Dog show entry is $5 cash per category by donation which goes straight to the SPCA.

Organiser: Woof Pride

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoofPride

Details: Dogs of all shapes and sizes strut down the dogwalk, competing for Best Dressed, Dog & Owner Lookalike, Most Camp and Most Butch!

The paws hit the dog walk at 2pm sharp with registrations on the day taking place between 1-1:30pm.

Woof! takes place in lower Western Park, near the tennis courts at the end of Beresford Street West. 

There are refreshments and ice cream for sale, so come along early and grab a spot in the shade (feel free to bring your own form of shade to help keep the furry ones cool) and enjoy all the cute K9 capers!

Event: Day out with Thomas

Ages: All ages

Location: Glenbrook Vintage Railway – GVR, 24 Farm Park Road, Waiuku, Auckland 2681

Dates & Times: Saturday 13th March & Sunday 14th March 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • Prices: Steam and Diesel Train Ride: Children under 2 years old are FREE; Children aged 2 to 14 years old are $10; Adult $25; Family $70 (2 adults and up to 4 children of your own).

The steam and diesel train ticket gives each ticket holder one ride and includes all children’s entertainment (face painting, bouncy castle, and other activities within the Imagination Station area).  With no steam train ticket, children’s entertainment will be at marked prices

  • Thomas Ride: $5 per person or FREE if you have a steam train ticket. Children under 2 ride free.
  • Bulgy the Bus Ride: $5 per person. Children under 2 ride free.
  • Face painting $5 per person, or free if you have a steam train ticket.

Organiser: Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Facebook: https://www.gvr.org.nz/events/whats-on

Details: This is an awesome event for the little “Thomas” fans (and the family too!). Join Thomas & FriendsTM to enjoy train rides and take part in many Thomas-themed activities when you purchase tickets for the 12km steam and diesel train ride.

Thomas the Tank Engine will be offering rides in his trucks. His friends Rusty and Bulgy will be there. Bulgy will be taking passengers on trips around the beautiful local countryside. And of course Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller will be in charge for the day.

Book your train tickets online or pay at the gate.

Event: Pasifika Festival 

Type: Culture & Festival

Ages: All ages

Location: Western Springs Park, 731 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Dates & Times: 

  • Saturday 13th March 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 14th March 10:00am

Prices: Free entry

Organiser: Auckland Council

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/345717093442470/?event_time_id=386580832689429

Details: Experience the best of the South Pacific at the largest Pacific Island cultural festival of its kind in the world.

Event: Kids’ Flea Market at Browns Bay

Type: Markets & Fairs

Ages: All ages

Location: Browns Bay Kids Flea Market, 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

Dates & Times: Sunday 14th March 9:00am – 12:00pm

Prices: Free entry to visit the market.

Organiser: Families Growth and Thrive Charitable Trust

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/214353706796864/?event_time_id=214353723463529

Details: The Kids’ Flea Market is an indoor and kid-friendly market with kids and teenagers hosting their own stalls in Browns Bay.  Everybody is welcome.

Event: The Artist 

Type: Theatre


  • Teenagers (13 – 18 Years old)
  • Tweens (10 – 12 Years old)
  • School age children (5 – 12 Years old)

Location: Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Dates & Times: 

  • Wednesday 17th March 6:30pm
  • Thursday 18th March 6:30pm
  • Friday 19th March 6:30pm
  • Saturday 20th March 2:00pm
  • Saturday 20th March 7:00pm

Prices: $19 – $55

Organiser: Auckland Arts Festival 

Website: https://www.aaf.co.nz/event/the-artist

Details: International circus sensation Thomas Monckton is back with his latest and greatest solo show, a physical theatre comedy masterpiece about a nutty painter with an almighty creative block.

Exploding with hysterical clowning, acrobatics and wordless hijinks in the pursuit of creating art, this exceptional feat of storytelling has wowed audiences around the world for a reason – it’s that funny, and that good.

Event: K -Pop Party

Type: Music, Theatre


  • Teenagers (13 – 18 Years old)
  • Tweens (10 – 12 Years old)
  • School age children (5 – 12 Years old)

Location: Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach 0622

Dates & Times: Friday 19th March 2021 7:00pm 

Prices: $25 to $35

Website: https://www.aaf.co.nz/event/k-pop-party

Details: Curated by international dancer, choreographer and star of TV’s K-pop Academy Rina Chae — who’s worked with Beyoncé and Justin Bieber and choreographed for AOA, Cosmic Girls, SF9 and Monsta X — this all-ages party will feature performances, prizes for the best outfits, photo booths and a dance cover competition.

Event: Pumanawa | Auckland Arts Festival

Type: Festival & Theatre


  • Teenagers (13 – 18 Years old)
  • Tweens (10 – 12 Years old)
  • School age children (5 – 12 Years old)

Location: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Dates & Times: Sunday 21st March 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Prices: $15 to 69 each.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes, with interval

Website: https://www.aaf.co.nz/event/pumanawa

Details: Pūmanawa brings together four brilliant kapa haka who embody the idea of legacy, talent and dedication to a centuries-old way of celebration.

Event: Paerata School Centenary Gala & Fun Day

Type: Markets & Fairs

Ages: All ages

Location: Paerata School, 35 Tuhimata Road, Paerata 2676

Dates & Times: Saturday 27th March 10:00am – 3:00pm

Prices: free entry

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PaerataSchoolJubilee

Details: The Gala and Family Fun day will have food trucks, face painting, bouncy castles, raffles, horse riding and more!

Email: jubilee@paerata.school.nz

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