Auckland Night Markets
The Auckland Night Markets is an exciting underground where the kids can experience the tastes and smells of cuisines from all over the world, experience live music and, at some events, magicians and dance troupes pop up for extra entertainment (have a look at the website for details and locations). Great to grab dinner and wander around nibbling, this market stays out every weekday, rain or shine. Check out the fashion, food, kids’ toys, and more.
Where and When?
Tuesdays at Mt Wellington under Countdown (Corner of Penrose Road and Mt Wellington Highway) from 5pm to 11pm
Wednesdays at Botany Town Centre under Hoyts (588 Chapel Road, Botany Downs) from 5pm to 11pm
Thursdays at Henderson under Kmart (Waitakere Plaza, 25 Newington Road) from 5.30pm to 11pm
Fridays at Papatoetoe under Kmart (Hunters Plaza, 217 Great South Road) from 5.30pm to 12 midnight
Saturdays at Pakuranga under The Warehouse (The Warehouse Pakuranga, 1 Aylesbury Street) from 5.30pm to 12 midnight
Sundays at Glenfield Mall under Countdown (Glenfield Mall, corner of Glenfield Road & Downing Street) from 5.30pm to 11pm
Where? Crafternoon Tea, 400 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland
When? From Saturday 21st April
Got a crafty one on your hands? Crafternoon Tea is a sophisticated and stylish market for a little mummy-daughter time, or great if you’ve got a creative tween. Kingsland is the indie place to be, and you’ll want to stay there too when you smell the candles and soaps, munch on the cheesecakes, spot the best jewellery and kids’ clothes, and indulge in crafty heaven. There are newly debuting stalls every event, and the market is monthly.
Where? Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Auckland
When? Sunday 29th April, from 10am
By far one of our biggest markets, Titirangi has over 130 stalls to choose from. Including a Lego stall with Lego-men crayons, handmade soft toys, pure wool knitted clothing for babies, melt-in-your-mouth baking (only if the kids are good), and much more. This market is dog -friendly and even has a treat stall for our furry friends. Titirangi also features live music from some of Auckland’s star folk musicians. Open on the last Sunday of every month from February through to November.
Where? Puhoi Sports Club, Puhoi Domain, Domain Rd, Auckland
When? Last Sunday of every Month, 9am-1pm
Embrace the laid-back Puhoi lifestyle for a day at this market. There’s a play area for the kiddies, chill live music, and loads of fresh food. If you’re a foodie family, this is the perfect place to be: It’s got everything, from the classic sausage sizzle to French crepes, old-fashioned lemonade for the kids, fresh roasted coffee, produce, and bread. This site is super-close to Wenderholm Regional Park, particularly handy if you want to gather a basket of food from the markets and head on over for lunch (don’t forget the rugby ball).
Where? Browns Bay Market, 25 Anzac Rd, Auckland
When? Sunday mornings, 6am-12pm
Visit one of the last traditional markets in Auckland in beautiful Browns Bay. There are loads of bargains to be found in pre-loved clothing, bric-a-brac, handmade crafts, flowers, and fresh produce. Take a stroll along the beach with the kids while you’re in the area and see why the locals love it.
Where? Massey Avenue Carpark, Pukekohe, Auckland
When? Every Saturday morning, 8am to 12 noon
It’s often pretty tricky to locate markets that sell books, so if you’ve got yourself a little bookworm, we’re pleased to announce that Pukekohe does! On top of this, buy some fresh produce, peruse the kids’ toys, and scout a bargain in both new and pre-loved clothing. This assorted market pops up every Saturday until midday.
Where? Whangaparaoa Hall, The Plaza, 719 Whangaparaoa Rd, Auckland
When? Saturday, 10am to 2pm
Get in on the slogan “bargains, bites, and bliss” at the Whangaparaoa markets. Take a tour around the various food trucks and fill those hungry little tummies, be entertained by the local musical talent and, of course, check out the handmade crafts. Lots of emerging artists (both in the music industry and the art world) pop up here, and are happy for a chat if you’ve got a budding musician. Some of the recent additions include winners of the Smokefree Rockquest.
Where? Coatesville Settlers Hall, 4 Mahoenui Valley Road, Auckland
When? Sunday, 10am to 2pm
The Coatesville markets salute Kiwidom by supporting NZ-made stalls only, featuring everything from local artists, handmade goodies, and produce, to specialty housewares. Live musical artists also feature for a bit of a hoedown, or a jam – whatever the young-uns call it nowadays. On the first Sunday of every month, bring the kids and don’t forget you can bring the dog along too.
Where? Riverhead Citizens Hall, 1011 Coatesville/Riverhead Highway, Auckland
When? Sunday, 10am to 2pm
After a wee break, the Riverhead markets are back, and on Tots to Teens’ own home turf too! On the first Sunday of every month, Riverhead supports New Zealand businesses and items handmade by the locals. Check out some of the stalls including the kids’ and babies’ clothing and toys, the soaps and candles for Mum, the pet items for the dog, and the food for Dad.
Where? Manurewa Market, Cnr Northcrest Way and Maich Rd, Auckland
When? Every Sunday, 7am to 12 noon
If your kids love a fresh feast, this is the perfect place. Homegrown produce, handmade ice cream, churros, pork buns, and coffees are cooked and brewed especially here. On the non-edible side of things, these markets also sport clothing, pillows, school bags, CDs, shoes, socks (there’s always a need for socks: They’ve either got holes, or have been turned into puppets), bric-a-brac, and electrical goods.
Where? Kaukapakapa Hall, 947 Kaipara Coast Hwy SH16, Kaukapakapa, Auckland
When? Sunday, 8:30am to 1pm
Kids grumbling about tummies hungry for candyfloss and there’s no circus nearby? The Kaukapakapa stalls include the kid-friendly favourite of candyfloss, as well as collectibles, bric-a-brac, donuts, and handmade skincare products. So have a wander around this miscellaneous market full of eclectic treasures and rare findings. Held on the third Sunday of every month, each market has a different musician tinkering away, and a growing community of stall-holders – every experience is a new one. If you stumble across the local library, make sure to check out the exhibitions.