Our Out and About teams are hosting a range of fun free events designed to get children of all ages active over the summer break.
The events help connect residents to nature and focus on keeping more Aucklanders living healthy and active lives through play, recreation and sport.
There are activities across the city, ranging from treasure hunts to sea kayaking, all hosted at parks and reserves. The Out and About Activation programme is funded by your local board. That keeps it free, but some events do require you to register, and it is best to do so as early as you can to avoid disappointment. You don’t have to restrict yourself to your local area and are more than welcome to attend events in other areas.
Activities from Devonport-Takapuna Local Board include Junk Play, Hungerball and the Wild Families Nature Network.
Our Out and About teams post information on where they are and what they are up to on their own Facebook page. You can also access detailed programme lists at aucklandleisure.co.nz by searching for Out and About, which will take you to a page with activities by Board area.
And if you're still stuck for ideas, check out your local library. Auckland’s extensive network of libraries also offers school holiday fun, catering from the littlest citizen to older youngsters - and increasingly for adults too, with lectures, events, courses, help with family research and dozens of other activities.
Auckland Libraries has a Facebook page of its own and individual libraries do too. Just search for the one you want, for instance, Devonport Library, Northcote Library, Takapuna Library.
The Auckland Libraries website has an events tab you can click that will take you to a page listing activities all over the city, and just like Out and About, you are welcome to attend those outside your immediate area.
But the beauty of the site is that you can search for events in your particular area, perhaps where a friend you’d like to catch up with lives, or just neighbouring areas.
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