Plenty of fun over the Easter break
Make-A-Wish reunion, the charity is holding an Easter reunion event for past and present Make-A-Wish children at Okahu Bay on April 3, 1pm to 4pm. Carnival games, facepainting and more. Easter at Eastridge Shopping Centre, free fun day for families on April 4 from 10am to 2pm. Arts, crafts, prize wheel, games. Child minders will be on hand to look after the kids. Greenwoods Corner Easter markets, from 10am to 1pm on April 4, handmade arts and crafts made by local residents, email greenwoods.cornermarkets@ gmail.com for more information. Lunar eclipse at Stardome, we won’t see another lunar eclipse until 2018, so the observatory is hosting a special night for those wanting to learn more about lunar eclipses from 8pm on April 4. Entrance is $5. Go to stardome.org.nz for details. Cadbury Eggstravaganza, at Okahu Bay on April 4 and 5 from 10am to 5pm. Giant inflatable Easter Maze, the Cadbury Easter Bunny and prizes. Entrance is free with donations to Make-A-Wish. Good Friday Concert, at St Matthew-in-the-City from 5pm to 6.30pm. Koha of $10 on the door, St Matthew’s Voices to perform accompanied by chamber organ. More details at stmatt hews.org.nz. Beach clean up at Goat Island, join volunteers and friends of the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and help clean up the beach on April 4 from 2pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Waiheke International Jazz Festival, the best of jazz from New Zealand and around the world will be on show this Easter weekend. Go to waihekejazzfestival.co.nz for programme details. Easter egg hunt, free event around Onehunga Mall and Dress-Smart between April 4 and 6. Find 10 and go into a hamper prize draw. Forms available in every Onehunga store. Visit Onehunga Business Association at 149 Onehunga Mall for more information. Fun Days at Highwic, the heritage building in Newmarket is hosting a raft of Easter activities. Between 10.30am and 3.30pm on April 9 and 16 Easter-themed games, both indoor and outdoor, will be held. An arty Easter eggs day will be held April 8. A Peter Rabbit Trail will run daily, April 5 to 17. Places are limited for some activities. Go to heritage.org.nz/places for details. Egg-splorers at Auckland Zoo, from 9.30am to 3pm every day between April 3 and 19. Prizes to be won. Normal admission fee applies. Friends of the Zoo get in free. Dino digging at Butterfly Creek, from noon to 2pm on Easter Monday kids can take part in Butterfly Creek’s holiday programme. The daily dino dig continues throughout the school holidays until April 17. Prizes to give away. Go to butterflycreek.co.nz or call 275 8880 for information. Tales of Tamaki, children of Auckland will celebrate their histories and stories through performance at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Free entry. Comic workshops and puppet shows also to be held. Runs April 4 to 17, between 10am and 5pm. Go to aucklandmuseum.com for details. Free Playmobil Day, compete in school holiday building competition at St Lukes mall on April 7 between 11am and noon, and April 13 between 1pm and 2pm. Prizes to be won. Free entry. Details on toyco.co.nz. Storytime at Onehunga Library, every Tuesday from April 7 to May 26 from 10.30am to 11am. Free admission at 85 Church St. Ideal for children between the ages of 3 to 5. APO 4 Kids, two sessions at 10am and 11.30am at Auck- land Town hall on April 11. Introduction to orchestra for preschoolers. Hosted by Kevin Keys. Tickets are $15 from apo.co.nz. Finding Scotty Sky Tower’s evil twin, from Good Friday to April 19, 10am to 3pm daily at corner Federal and Victoria streets. Plenty of other activities, including a Best of the West photo station to take pictures in. SkyTower admission fee applies.
Plenty of free Easter activities will be held at Eastridge on April 4.
Musician Nicole Johanntgen will perform at the Waiheke Jazz Festival this Easter Weekend.