Who's "Head of Entertainment" this weekend? Check out our South Auckland circuit for families, where you'll enjoy market food, let off steam at the park and enjoy a little farm life!
1ST STOP: MORNING MARKET
Where? Newbury St, Manukau, Auckland
For early Auckland risers, the Otara flea market, open every Saturday from 6am, is a great foodie stop. Stalls are offer fresh fruits, vegetables and ethnic foods such as hangi, spanish and island doughnuts, poke, pork buns, sushi … don’t miss out! Expect performances on some Saturdays and an awesome range of homemade items to buy.
2ND STOP: PICNIC AND RUN AROUND
Where? Mangere Bridge, Auckland
While you’re there, head over to Mangere Mountain and Mangere Domain. Lay out some picnic mats, food from the market, accompanied with a frisbee, rugby ball, a footy or the good ol’ backyard cricket set from your childhood.
3RD STOP: VISIT THE FARM
Where? 43 Ambury Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland
With little to no cost you can bring the kiddos a little closer to nature just 10 minutes away. The family-favourite Ambury Farm lets all their visitors (including all the curious kiddos) experience farm life with a ton of different friendly animals that will mostly allow you to feed and pat them. Occasional shows run throughout the day, so be sure to drop in so you don't miss out! Check out their map and more info here.
By Jianne Takeda