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These events are suitable for kids – check the age range directly with the event organiser if not specified in the event listing.

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Titirangi Beach
Free

Weed ID Workshop

Come and increase your plant weed knowledge. We will have people available who can aid with identifying weeds and suggesting techniques for weed management. Read More

Online
Free or koha

Crochet your own upcycled mat or bag!

Crochet along with Sustinnoworx to create a unique bag or mat! Read More

Avondale Community Centre
Free

DIY Cleaning Products

Come learn how to make your own DIY cleaning products for your home. Children will not be permitted to attend without parental supervision. Please bring a glass or plastic reused jar to put your creations into. Read More

Glen Eden Scout Group Hall
Free

Glen Eden Trash-a-thon

Join the Glen Eden Scout Group for their annual Trash-a-thon with the goal of collecting 10 kilograms of rubbish in one hour. Read More

Te Atatū South Community Centre
Free

Te Atatū Food Truck Fridays And Repair Cafe

A tasty selection of Auckland’s best food trucks. An outdoor takeaway picnic event set in Lloyd Morgan Park. Operating will also be a repair café inside the community centre. Read More

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ARCUNA
$159 – $199

Art Of Foraging

During this experience, your senses will be awakened with a tasting feast of native plants. Learn how to identify edible plants from their look, touch, taste, and smell. Botanical artist Mamakan invites you to ponder about roots, ancestry, and belonging. Read More

Rewarewa Stream Bridge
Free

The Whau River Trash Hunt

We're going on a trash hunt! Bring your sharp eyes and a sense of adventure, and join us on a search for rubbish at the Rewarewa Stream which flows to the Whau River. Read More

Online
Free

Pātaka Kai

This event explores the important role that Pātaka Kai have played for Māori. Learn about their traditional role and the way that we can use them today to take care of each other, reduce waste and connect communities. Read More

Matuku Link
$60.00

VIP Kayak Day

Only once a year private properties allow access to Te Henga Wetland over the Waitakere River, as a fundraiser for eco-restoration project Matuku Link. Read More

Lucinda Community Orchard
Free

Hügelkultur construction at Lucinda Community Orchard

We are local volunteers who grow food organically for the community. We’ve started using hügelkultur (mound culture) to improve soil fertility, bring your ideas and join us in constructing a hügelkultur. Read More

Titirangi War Memorial Hall
$10

Clothes Swap For The Climate – Cancelled

Join us for a morning of circular fashion as we fundraise for the climate. Read More

Online
Free

Charged Up Webinar: Everything You Need To Know About Electric Vehicles

Curious about electric vehicles (EVs), but not sure where to start? Join our hour-long webinar to learn everything you need to know about EVs so that you feel ready and confident to make your next car electric. Read More

Tai Haruru Lodge, Piha
Free

Tai Haruru Lodge Open Day

An open door opportunity to view Forest & Bird's Tai Haruru Lodge out in beautiful Piha. Read More

New Lynn Community Centre
Free

Reusable Bag Making

Don’t throw away old clothes, learn how to turn them into something we can use again and again. Read More

Blue Borage
$20.00

Make Your Own Seed Raising Mix

Learn to make your own seed raising mix and you'll never have to buy it in single use plastic ever again. Book your 30-minute tutorial with Katrina, and take home 10 litres of top quality seed-raising mix. Read More

Avondale Central Reserve
Free

Kids Learn 2 Ride

Auckland Transport’s team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding. Read More

Massey Community Hub
$5

Silent Disco City Clean Up – Massey – cancelled

Let's take a walk with purpose! Gear up with gloves, rubbish bags and headphones, and let's do a city clean-up in Massey. Read More

Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden
Free

Massey Community Garden Ramble

A wonderful opportunity to get your friends and family together and meander your way around this active community garden. Come meet the people behind the greenery with garden tours, a plant sale, and refreshments provided by Massey Matters! Read More

Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve
Free

Butterflies At The Bay

Come and see a beautiful butterfly habitat in the Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve. Learn all about butterflies, let the kids follow our "Sort-of-Scavenger Hunt" (there's prizes!) and have fun in this beautiful park. Read More

Corban Estate Arts Centre
Free

Sustainable Printed Wrapping Paper

Come and join us to make your own roll of printed wrapping paper inspired by the current exhibition. Read More

West Auckland Resource Centre
Free

Resource Centre Rumpus

Come along and join our Resource Centre Rumpus! Check out our stalls of fabrics, loose parts and educational resources all diverted from landfills, hear about what we do, let the kids create and grab a zero-waste coffee! Read More

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The Whau River Catchment Trust
Free

Restoration Preparation

Preparation of a restoration site prior to planting enables the native plants to get off to a good start and thrive. Preparation involves removing weeds and mulching. Please come along and lend a hand. Read More

Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Free

Re:generate Fashion Market

50+ stalls of quality preloved fashion and accessories! You will find some great second-hand bargains, vintage pieces, retro finds and so much more! Read More

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Te Manawa
Free

The Great Te Manawa Adventure

Explore the local area around Northwest, search for clues and discover Auckland’s fauna and flora along the way. The Great Te Manawa Adventure is an interactive scavenger hunt for the whole family! All you need is a smartphone. Read More

West Lynn Garden
$3

Family Day & Plant Swap

Bring the family for some butterfly activities, sausages and refreshments for sale! We will also have plants for sale. We have the Monarch butterflies in the butterfly house. Bouncy castle depending on covid restrictions. Bring your picnic and enjoy! Read More