Looking for something to do this weekend? We have put together a few things happening around the country that may help keep the family entertained
Alberton Market Day
A family friendly market located on the beautiful grounds of the historic Alberton Mansion. The day will include entertainment, food, street food stalls, giveaways and competitions, kids activities including Easter egg painting and an Easter Egg hunt at 11am.
Sunday 9th April 10am to 2pm
For further info contact Alberton – (09) 846 73 67 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eco West – Eco Day 2017
An eco themed day for the whole family to enjoy with live music and performances, food, free kids activities including a scavenger hunt and facepainting, a Bike hub with electric bikes to try and a variety of other eco-activities and entertainment.
Sunday 9th April 11am – 4pm, 1 Olympic Place New Lynn
Takapuna Beach Easter Festival
A giant Easter Egg hunt that takes you to different locations around Takapuna to complete the challenges plus plenty of other fun including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, a bouncy castle and much more. Easter Egg hunt is limited to the first 1000 so make sure you get there early to register!
Saturday 8th April 1pm -5pm, Hurstmere Green
More Info: http://www.takapunabeach.co.nz/calendar?theAction=fullview&id=369
Papatoetoe East Primary School Summer Fair
Bring the whol family to enjoy fun, games and entertainment. Yummy food options include a hangi, Cake and sweet stall, Asian, Indian and Island delicacies. There will also be face painting, rides and visits from local superheroes.
Sat 8 Apr, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Papatoetoe East School, 138 Tui Rd, Papatoetoe
Torbay Plunket and Auckland Mama Markets Nearly New Sale
45 Sellers with second hand bargains for babies & Children. Clothing, toys, nursery and more. Entry by Gold coin for Plunket.
Sat 8 Apr, 10:00am – 12:00pm, North Shore Leisure – East Coast Bays, 12 Bute Rd, Browns Bay
Weber Bros Circus
Treat your kids to the thrill of the circus at the Weber Bros Circus, featuring amazing acrobats, clowns, and all the best of circus fun.
Friday 7th April -9th April, Kuirau Park, Corner of Ranolf St & Lake Rd, Rotorua
The Waikato Show
Enjoy a family fun day of games, food, stalls, entertainment, amusements rides, competitions and much more
Friday 7th April – Sun 9th April 10am to 5pm,, Claudelands Arena, Brooklyn Rd, Hamilton, Waikato
More info: http://www.waikatoshow.co.nz
Mitre 10 Rainbow Run
A colour festival combined with a family friendly 5km walk/run event, Starting at East End Reserve following the Coastal Walkway ending up at Ngamoto Beach with a mass colour throw. Spot prizes, entertainment food and drink will be at the finish for participants to enjoy.
Sunday 9th April 11am to 1pm, East End Reserve, New Plymouth
More info: http://www.morefm.co.nz/home/events/regions/taranaki/2017/04/mitre-10-rainbow-run.html
Easter High Tea
Enjoy Easter themed tea and treats at Whitby’s Restaurant and Bar. A special kids High tea version is available. $28.50 per adult :$17 per child.
27th March – 17th April, Whitby’s Restaurant and Bar 147 The Terrace Wellington
More info or bookings: http://www.grandchancellorhotels.com/james-cook-hotel-grand-chancellor/restaurants-bars/special-events-promotions.htm
Movie on the Green
Bring a blankets cushions and a picnic dinner and enjoy The Muppets Movie outside under the stars at the Haitaitai Bowling Club. All proceeds go to the Matairangi Kindergarten & Haitaitai Kindergarten fundraising. Rain date Sat 8th April.
Friday April 7th 5pm – 8pm, Haitaitai Bowling Club, 157 Haitaitai Rd Wellington
For more info: http://www.firefly.nz/movie/movie-on-the-green-the-muppets/
Lindon Schools Easter Gala
The Lindon School gala has fun and entertainment for the whole family including an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade, Ferris Wheel, stalls, white elephant, food and drink competitions and rides and much more.
Sat 8th April 10am to 1pm, Linden School, 58 Ranui Terrace Tawa Wellington
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/lindenschooltawa/
The Food Show
A food lovers paradise with local and international cuisine to sample and buy. Enjoy food demonstrations from NZ cooks including Headline cook Annabelle Langbein along with crowd favourites Ray McVinnie, Annabelle White, Michael Van de Elzen and Jonny Schwass
Friday 7th April – Sat 8th April 10am to 5pm, Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
More info: http://www.foodshow.co.nz/
Astronomy Public Open Nights
Get a closer look at the stars and planets with this special opportunity to checkout the wonders of the southern night sky. introduction talk starts at 7:30 pm with a sky tour and telescope viewing to 9 pm. Weather dependent – check website for details
Every second Friday night 7.30pm – 9.00pm, Canterbury Astronomical Society, 218 Bells Road, Christchurch
More info: http://www.cas.org.nz/calendar/agenda
Under 5’s Market
A market with new and preloved goods for under 5’s. Toys, books, clothes and equipment. Cash only. Entry $2. Hosted by Christchurch Parents Centre
The Cashmere Club, Saturday 8 April 2017 10:00am – 12:30pm, 88 Hunter Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223451411101890/
Anything we’ve missed? Please get in touch if you have an event in your area you would like to be added.