Your guide to activities and attractions over the holiday

Armageddon Expo

Saturday October 24 to Monday October 26, 9am-6pm daily. ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom. Three days of ultimate entertainment, gaming displays, new technology, film screenings, wrestling, roller derby and live music with Savage. Family pass (2 adults & 3 children) $40, adults $18, students $16, children & seniors $10, children under 5 free.

Manukau Festival of Arts


Until November 16, from 9am daily. TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City. Something for everyone - theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Visit for full programme details, or pick up a programme from your nearest library or arts centre.

Stardome Observatory

Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25. Events for all ages - including Astronaut, Magic Sky, Celestial Navigation, Legends of Orion, Zula Patrol, Dragon Skies, Seven Wonders and The Sky Tonight. Visit for event times.

MOTAT Experience

Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, 10am-4.30pm, MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Participate in MOTAT's 'Clue Buster' activity and visit some of MOTAT's most exciting exhibits along the way. And for the more grown-up members of the family, there are MOTAT's all-new 45-minute guided tours.

Megalodon - The Monster Shark

Until Sunday October 25, 9.30am-5.30pm daily. Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter, 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei. Dive deep into the prehistoric past and meet Megalodon - a marine monster from over a million years ago.

Labour Weekend



Saturday October 24, from 11.30am. Auckland Racing Club, 80-100 Ascot Ave, Ellerslie. Ten on-course races. General admission and parking free.

Kids' Day Out

Family Fun Day, Saturday October 24 11am-3pm. Henderson Primary School Fields, Corner of Great North Rd and Edsel St Henderson. Featuring The Funky Monkeys, Old MacDonald's Farm, bouncy castles, storytellers, face painters, clowns, magicians, games, rides and more.

Sheep Shearing Contest

Sunday October 25, all day. The Matakana House, 11 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana. Enter as a team or individual.

Western District Model Railway Club open day

Sunday October 25, 10am-4.30pm, Waitakere College, Rathgar Rd, Henderson. Gold coin donation.

Full Throttle

Dunlop Targa Rally, Sunday October 25, 9am-6pm. TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City. Part of Full Throttle - Manukau's Labour Weekend of Wheels. Millions of dollars of vehicles on show and in action - all free, all Labour weekend. Entertainment for the entire family.