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Children's Day in our City Centre

Sunday 03 March 2024




Sun 03 March, 10:00-15:00


The Strand, Tauranga City Centre

Children’s Day in our city centre is back and will be bigger and better than ever before! Organised in celebration of National Children’s Day, this free event will be a hive of activity with performances, face painting, arts and craft activities, superheroes and more.

With six different activity zones spanning across the waterfront, the Cargo Shed, Willow Street and He Puna Manawa, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s an outline of what you can expect on the day:

Arts and Crafts Zone - Cargo Shed
Enjoy arts and crafts activities throughout the day, have your face painted, and say cheese in the photobooth.

Event Zone - The Strand
Get up close to emergency service vehicles, take part in a history scavenger hunt, play mini golf and meet a superhero.

Performance Zone - The Strand
Listen, dance and watch local groups perform such as Fuse drumming, Rise Dance Company, cultural performances and more.

Activity Zone - Tauranga Waterfront green space
Learn to juggle, test your circus skills, play a musical instrument and even perform for the crowd.

Construction Zone - Te Manawataki o Te Papa site off Willow Street
We’re opening the Te Manawataki o Te Papa construction site to the community for the first time. The construction zone is not to be missed. Details to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Dinosaur Zone – He Puna Manawa, Tauranga Library
Meet Dinosaur Darren and Rista the Raptor Handler and get your hands on some amazing fossils, maybe even meet a baby dinosaur.

This event is one you won’t want to miss!

*Please note there will be photographers and videographers at this event, material captured may be used for marketing purposes.

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