Head in to Takapuna these School Holidays!

Looking for some free, family fun to keep the kids entertained these school holidays?

Takapuna has you covered. There are so many things to do in Takapuna that are perfect for school holiday adventures – check out our handy list of ideas and places to go!

Shore City Shopping Centre

There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained at Shore City these School Holidays – not to mention retail shopping, great food and coffee, sweet treats, ice cream and groceries too!

  • Sunday 10th July: Suzy’s Shore City Teddy Bear’s Picnic
  • Week 1, Monday 11th – Friday 15th we have BIG Games 10am – 2pm daily
  • Week 2, Showtime’s at 11:30am.  Monday 18th & Thursday 21st – Bubble Show.  Tuesday 19th & Friday 22nd – Science Show.  

All free, all fun and be sure to enter our Kid’s Club and go in the draw to WIN $150 Shore City Giftcard.

Takapuna Library

  • 7th & 14th July: 
    Matariki storytime
    (3.30pm – 4.30pm)
  • 10th July:
    Fish art and string games
  • 18th July:
    Waipunarangi Rainshakers
  • 12th and 13th July:
    Matariki Printing Press with Graham Judd
  • 20th July:
    Make a beautiful Driftwood Mobile


Book an escape room at ESCAPE HQ for these school holidays and have something unique and fun to look forward to with your kids! Our games are all suitable for up to 8 people! Choose from Jail Break, Mountain Blizzard and Udder Graziness, or head outside and play our outdoor adventure Fugitive Hunt, click here to find out more about our games.

Our special offer is 25% off for all bookings from Saturday 9th July to Sunday 24th July when you book for 3 or people, including one adult. Our escape rooms are suitable for all ages (under 7’s can join in for free) and there are no scares or adults themes. The perfect screen-free, inclusive activity that will have you all working together and problem solving while you race the clock to escape the room within 60 minutes.

Use PROMO CODE: JULY25 to claim your offer when you book online or call or email us 09 489 4999 or auckland@escapehq.co.nz


Lake House Arts Centre

Head along to Lake House Arts Centre for all sorts of creative fun these school holidays – for the young, and young at heart!

…and many more term classes and workshops available! Check out the Lake House Arts website here.

Thrillzone Takapuna

What are your plans for the school holidays? Join us at Thrillzone and check out our school holiday deal the kids will love! Try some of our most popular activities for a combo package of only $40! Our deal includes:

  • 1x Virtual reality hologate
  • 1x race car simulator
  • 1x virtual reality horse
  • 1x 360 virtual reality platform

Bring your family and your friends and try something new these holidays!

Get in quick! It’s going to be a busy one so why not book your spot online to avoid missing out!

Valid from the 4th- 24th of July 

Badjelly the Witch – LIVE from the Tim Bray Theatre Company at The PumpHouse

A kiwi favourite, oozing with comedy! 

Kiwi kids have grown up with the story of Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle, and this July children of Auckland can experience the electric, cult classic stage show Badjelly The Witch live! From the loony world of Spike Milligan’s original tale, Tim Bray, QSM has created a Monty Pythonesque comedy that sets off in search of a beloved lost cow. A quest full of twists and turns, with memorable characters and sausage turning spells. This bustling stage show will delight children and parents alike in a one-hour stage extravaganza.

ON NOW from 2-30 July at The PumpHouse.

For tickets and more information, visit the Tim Bray website here.

Monterey Cinema – Magic Movie Pass deal!

The Magic Movie Passes are back for the Winter School Holidays.

Check out the amazing movies on offer! $30 for a family of 3, or $40 for a family of 4.

Each pass can have a maximum of two adults. Kids get either a FREE small popcorn OR small drink with each pass.

The Magic Movie Passes are valid from Saturday July 9th to Sunday July 24th – so check out the movies available on the Monterey website and book here!

The Wedding Singer – LIVE at the Bruce Mason Centre

It’s 1985. Hair is big, collars are up, and a Wedding Singer is the coolest guy in the room!

Following sold-out performances on Broadway, across the UK and Australia, and based on the smash-hit Hollywood film, this hilarious musical comedy that celebrates all the fun of the ‘80s is heading to the Bruce Mason Centre for a strictly limited season.

Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s number-one wedding singer and the life of the party. That is until his own fiancee strands him at the altar. Bitter and broken, Robbie begins to make every wedding as disastrous as his own until a warm-hearted waitress named Julia intervenes. Only trouble is, Julia’s about to be -you guessed it- married! Can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams?

Overflowing with ‘80s nostalgia, this feel-good rom-com will see one of Sydney’s leading ladies of theatre Elise McCann (MatildaMamma Mia!) pull up her leg warmers and tweak her side-pony, ready to belt out the role Drew Barrymore made famous. Starring opposite her is Christian Charisiou as jilted-groom and nice guy Robbie Hart, lauded by critics as “even funnier than Adam Sandler”. 

This is the perfect afternoon / evening treat for those older kids this school holidays – great music, big hair, and big fun! Find out more info and book your tickets HERE.

IIKO Sando & Eatery – School Holiday Special

New kid on the block, IIKO Sando & Eatery on Hurstmere Rd, is offering a great lunch special for families out and about in Takapuna these school holidays!

Kids rice box – choose from ebi fry or karaage chicken + a yakult drink for $9.50!

You can find IIKO Sando & Eatery here:

30 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
Visit their Instagram or Facebook page for more delicious information.

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