Trying to think of an experience or something different to do with your kids or with your mum this Mother’s Day? Auckland has many events that fill the gap of fun and also trying something new.
Check out the list of fun experiences we have found for you to enjoy together. Some with the kids and also ones…without the kids.
WITH THE KIDS…
ARTerslie Kids Workshop – Mothers Day Theme
Take part in this FREE kids art workshop aimed towards kids aged 5-12 and dads or carers, to create a one of kind Mothers Day artwork. Brought to you by HeART Minds Art Club
We are putting the HeART into ARTerslie with a special kids workshop to help kids celebrate a special Mum, Grandmother or carer. Dads and carers – bring your kids along to our FREE workshop where you can help them create a masterpiece to present on Mother’s Day.
At HeART Minds you learn lots of art skills and techniques, but the focus is on the process of expression and development of self-awareness that comes through being creative.
In this ARTerslie kids workshop, you’ll learn about colour mixing and complementing, and how you can show gratitude and love to those we care about.
* When: Saturday 11th May, 1pm – 2.30pm
* Where: Christ Church Hall, 169 Ladies Mile, Ellerslie
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Sign up via the booking form:
Smokin BBQ Mothers Day
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Respect your Mother!
Have you made your plans for Mother’s Day on Sunday, 12th May? How about joining Conscious Kids for a special celebration of our earth mother, Papatuanuku?
Our 4th and final Nature Play Community Day will coincide with Mothers Day, 10am – 2pm, and we’ve got something unique planned this time! In partnership with the Devonport Recycling Centre and Ngataringa Organic Garden, we are excited to announce the workshops for the day:
*** Please note, all workshops are FREE but bookings are required and numbers strictly limited, there will be NO general admission activities – i.e. there will be no walk-up activities like at our prior events***
Tinkering is another word for good old-fashioned ‘mucking around’ with tools to construct and deconstruct with a variety of waste items otherwise destined for landfill. With an emphasis on experimentation and learning from failures, children explore science and technology concepts, learning about sustainability along the way.
Sessions at 10-11:15 / 11:30-12:45 / 1-2:15
Sessions run for 1 hour and 15 minutes
Limited to 20 children per session, ages 4 – 12
Join Eva at the Ngataringa Organic Gardens for a magical mystery garden tour! Children will brew a herbal infusion, create artworks of Melissa Fairy with “Magic Paints”, make soil out of egg shells (no, not compost – just soil), stroke the friendly chickens and look at the baby pawpaw tree with tiny fruits.
Sessions at 10:30 / 12:30
Sessions run for 1 hour
Limited to 15 children per session, all ages welcome, koha appreciated to cover cost of materials
Devonport Recycling Centre Tour
Would you like an insider’s look at the workings of the Recycling Centre? Keen to educate yourself and your tamariki around the realities of waste management in Auckland? Come be inspired by the awesome work of the Recycling Centre team!
Session times 10:30 / 12:30
Sessions run for 20 minutes
Limited to 30 persons per session (including adults and children), all ages welcome
Mother’s Day Lunch in the Dark (for the older kids)
This year, we celebrate and spoil Mummies with a unique Lunch in the Dark hosted at Dans le Noir ? Rydges Auckland.
You’ve been wanting to experience Dans le Noir ? Auckland for so long but you were never available during our regular opening days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday? Well, take your chance, we are open on Sunday 12th May for lunch on Mother’s Day!
An original way to cherish Mum :
What a great idea to say “I love you” to your Mum, your wife or even your mother-in-law!
Choose the lunch in the dark to experience an exquisite and original lunch guided by our incredible team of blind or vision impaired hosts.
A unique two-course surprise menu
Designed by our Head Chef, the surprise menu will challenge your senses and amaze your taste buds as never before! We also give you the opportunity to choose between a starter and a main or a main and a dessert! If you have allergies, don’t worry, we have vegan, vegetarian and seafood options. We also cater for any food allergies and dietaries. Trust us, nothing weird in the surprise menu, just a tremendous selection of flavours, textures and aromas. The fun part? You will get the chance to guess the menu at the end of your experience and find out if you can trust your senses…
DATE : Sunday 12th of May 2019
WHERE : Rydges Hotel, 59 Federal Street, Auckland
TIME : 12:00, 12:15, 12:45, 13:00
PRICE : $75.00 for a unique package : Drink on arrival – Champagne for Mum – and a 2 courses meal of Chef’s surprise menu
RESERVATION : https://booking-auckland.danslenoir.com/ or call 021 333 9292
WITHOUT THE KIDS…
Mother’s Day Wine and Paint Party – Cherry Blossoms
Hosted by- Art in Bloom Academy
Grab a brush and a drink and let’s get painting!
No previous painting experience or artistic ability required. Art In Bloom’s Wine and Paint Party is a social painting class that will give you step by step instructions on how to create your own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed setting.
We provide all the materials you need (easel, art smock, canvas, acrylic paint, brushes) along with step by step instructions to help get those creative juices flowing. At the end of the event you will leave with your own painting ready to hang up on your wall.
Address: La Zeppa Kitchen And Bar, 33 Drake St, Auckland 1010 (free street parking)
Date: Sunday 12 May 2019
Time: 2pm to 4pm (Arrive at 1:45pm, painting starts at 2pm sharp)
THE PAINTING for the event will be of Cherry blossoms (see cover picture)
Tickets are required to attend. Get yours now from www.artinbloom.co.nz
Please be aware there are no door sales available.
COST: $55 per person including all materials.
Group discount: 3+ tickets for $45 per person including all materials – select the group ticket price when purchasing 3 or more tickets.
EARLY BIRD special: Get a free drink included when you book by the Sunday the week before the event.
MOTHERS DAY Paddle & SUP Yoga Relaxation
Hosted by GirlsGetOutThereNZ
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 8 AM – 9:30 AM
Take time out on this special day for yourselves girls!
Enjoy being amongst nature & check out the amazing houses as we cruise around the lake & chill out with some SUP YOGA Stretching & Relaxation.
Coffee & chat after our session at the French Rendevouz afterwards.
Bookings essential please.
LOCATION: Meet in front of The Pumphouse Theatre Lake Pupuke Takapuna
Session with hire $50
Session with own SUP $30
FREE WITH SEASON PASS
Coffee / brunch at own cost.
EMAIL your name & mobile to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot.
GIFT VOUCHERS ALSO AVAILABLE for you special mum
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Good luck on now making a decision of what you will do this Mother’s Day. Whatever you do, I only encourage a ‘guilt-free day’ making the most of you being you! Happy Mother’s Day to you all!
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