Our free Winter Fun Preschool Play continues at The Rose Centre in Belmont every Tuesday, 9:30am-11:00am until 30th October, including in the school holidays. The sessions are free and it’s a great chance for children and their caregivers to get out, be active, meet new people and make new friends while the days are still wet and chilly.
You will also find our preschool toys at International PARK(ing) Day in Devonport on Friday 21st September. Devonport Peninsula Trust is taking part in this event, organised by Devonport architecture firms and businesses, who are taking over the car parks and redesigning them for human use, rather than a single vehicle.
Part of the Auckland Festival of Architecture, Devonport will be home to about 20 new ‘parks’ – so come down and have a play.
Sticking with the preschool theme, Devonport Community House also offers a preschool play opportunity to children and their care givers. The Community House Playgroup meets on a Wednesday morning from 9.30am – 11am and is a fun way to spend a morning with other young families in the area. The Community House playgroup continues throughout the year during term time.
Earlier in September, the Navy Band will be performing a free concert at the Navy Museum on Wednesday 5th, midday-1pm. Seating will be limited so an early arrival is recommended.
Two things are happening at the end of September. One is the start of the Auckland Heritage Festival. There will be a number of activities happening in the Devonport peninsula area as part of this, so pick-up a brochure from the visitor centre or the library or check it out online at www.heritagefestival.co.nz. We will be promoting local Auckland Heritage Festival events in our September eNews, which you can read here.
The other thing happening at the end of September is the end of school term 3. There is a wide variety of holiday programmes on offer in the Devonport peninsula area including Conscious Kids which offers a nature based outdoor programme, daily activities at Devonport Library, SoulSprite’s programme includes cooking skills in their well set up kitchen. Navy Museum’s holiday programme, Action Stations, for ages 3+ includes a special workshop for children aged 8+ on Wednesday 10 October. For more details check their website: www.navymuseum.co.nz.
For more community news about what’s happening in Devonport each month, sign up to our monthly community e-newsletter at www.devonportpeninsulatrust.nz
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