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Summer family fun

Published: 17 January 2020

Whether your idea of a great summer is heading to the beach, hitting up a local festival, visiting our region's parks and reserves or exploring the city, there's heaps to do in Auckland.

Throughout the school holidays and beyond, there's plenty going on to keep your kids busy too. Take a look at the lists below to find some tamariki-friendly events near you:

I Love Takapuna Summer Days Festival Kahuna Nui Pool Party
Torbay Snorkel Day Out & About – Wet 'n Wild Slides
Takapuna Snorkel Day Wild Streets Festival of Play
Saddle up and get active this summer Get active with Akl Paths
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Silo Stories With Suzy Cato Out & About Kite Day
Waiheke Rams Holiday Blast Rhymetime Summer Series
Energize – Summer Holidays at MOTAT Looking for some Waitakere alternatives?
Ice Cream Sundae Summer School Holiday Programme
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