There are lots of fun family-friendly events happening for Halloween and Guy Fawkes. Here is our top picks for the best Halloween events and fireworks displays in Tauranga. Find out where your nearest event is here and make sure you mark them in your calendar!
FRASER COVE HALLOWEEN TRAIL
Families are invited to get dressed up and come down to Fraser Cove Shopping Centre for the Trick or Treat Halloween Trail. Children are encouraged to walk the trail around the Centre to collect treats. Plus the kids can enjoy face painting, bouncy castles, spot prizes and more free activities.
When: Saturday 27 October 2018, 12-4pm
Where: The carpark opposite The Warehouse, Fraser Cove Shopping Centre, 219-261 Fraser Street
Mount Mainstreet Halloween Treat Trail
Come on down to The Mount Mainstreet shops for a free family fun trick or treat event. There will be multiple shops transforming for the day into a spooky theme. Grab a treat map from any of the shops on the main street, visit the shops on the day, check out their spooky decorations and grab yourselves some free goodies! There will be a Mad Scientist Show at 2pm and a Magician Show at 3pm. So grab your little ones, join the madness by dressing in your Halloween best and come trick or treating with Mount Mainstreet!
When: Saturday 27 October 2018, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Mount Mainstreet, Mt Maunganui Road
Halloween Party hosted by My Little Monkeys
My Little Monkeys – Soft Play Hire will be having their own little Halloween theme party for the little ones! Everyone come dressed up as much or as little as you want. A great chance for young ones to dress up. Suitable for children aged 6 months to 4 years old. There will be a soft play set up with ball pits, bouncy castle, climbing turtle, tunnels, bridges, trikes, hoppers and a babies section for under 1 year olds! With all your favourite toddler music!
When: Monday 29 October, 10am – 12pm
Where: Mount Sports Center
Cost: $6 per child, $4 per extra sibling & under 1 $4. Cash and Eftpos accepted.
EastPack Te Puke Treat Trail
The EastPack Te Puke Treat Trail is happening again this Halloween. Dress up and come to downtown Te Puke to trick or treat. The theme this year is Super Hero / Super Villain with special appearances from Batman, Wonderwoman and The Hits Will Johnston. Come dressed up as whatever you like! The parade will head over to Jubilee Park around 4.45-5pm for prize giving on the stage. Follow their very own Town Crier to the stage.
When: Wednesday 31 October, 3.30-5.30pm
Where: Epic Te Puke, 130a Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
Kids Halloween at Papamoa Beach Tavern
Bring the family down to the Tav for the kids Halloween party! They will have a few tricks up their sleeves to keep them entertained, Photo Booth will be there to capture the dress ups!! My Little Monkeys – Soft Play Hire will set up an area for the under 2’s! There will be prizes for the best-dressed kids!!
When: Wednesday 31 October, 5-8pm
Where: Papamoa Beach Tavern, 20 Domain Road, Papamoa
Light Party hosted by City Church
This is a safe alternative to Halloween where your kids will get an opportunity to dress up and enjoy a time of fun, games, entertainment, prizes and of course lollies! This event is free and there will be food to purchase at our sausage sizzle or coffee from the Atrium cafe. This event is for all children up to Year 6 at school. As this is a child-friendly event, please no scary costumes. Parents are required to supervise their children throughout this event.
When: Wednesday 31 October, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Where: City Church, 525 Otumoetai Road, Otumoetai
Light Party hosted by St Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s Church is hosting a Community Light/Glow Party at the Mount. Wear your favourite costume or glow in the dark outfit. There will be lollies, sausage sizzle, carnival games, glow sticks, disco, cake decorating, prizes and much more. For ages 5-12 years.
When: Wednesday 31 October, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall, 8 Dee Street, Mt Maunganui
Cost: Gold coin donation
Fireworks Extravaganza by Baypark Family Speedway
Tauranga’s biggest Fireworks Display, as well as the opening round of the Burger King Super Saloon Series. $20,000 of Fireworks will light up the sky to finish off a great nights racing.
The secure Kidz Zone will be open from 5pm with bouncy castles, face painters and more! Buffet meals are available in the speedway lounge. Enjoy an action-packed night out that’s fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday 3 November 2018 from 6.30-10pm
Where: Baypark Arena, 81 Truman Road, Mt Maunganui
Cost: Family $60.00 (2 Adults & 3 Children), Adults $25.00 (16 to 64 years old), Seniors $10.00 (65 + with a gold card), Children $10.00 (5 to 15 years old), Under 5 free
Thinkwater BOP Fairhaven School Fireworks Gala 2018
Come and join Fairhaven School for their 21st Annual Fireworks Gala. You can look forward to a night of wonderful entertainment, lots of exciting stalls and activities like the Hoopla Jars, Coin Roll, Dart Throwing, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Spot Prizes, a Silent Auction, White Elephant, Mystery Envelopes, Raffles, Food Stalls, as well as our big Bonfire and Fireworks extravaganza!! Not to be missed – start inviting your extended family and friends now for an amazing night of family entertainment!
When: Saturday 10th November. Gates open from 5pm. Fireworks start at 8:30pm for 20min
Where: Fairhaven School, 120 Boucher Avenue, Tauranga
Cost: Adults $6, Child (5 to 12yrs) $4, Under 5’s Free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Taylor Bros Transport Fireworks & Gala
St Mary’s Primary School is hosting a fireworks gala. There will be lots of entertainment, fun gala stalls and yummy food. Plus back by popular demand the St Mary’s Wheelbarrow Race.
When: Saturday 10 November 2018, 5-9pm
Where: St Mary’s Primary School, 11 Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga South
Cost: Family Pass $25 (2 Adults and up to 3 children), Adults $10 (18 years and older), Child $5 (under 5’s free). Gate sales – Eftpos available at the gate.
Tye Park Fireworks Fiesta 2018
A fun-filled family event with live music, food stalls, kid’s activities, entertainment rides, bouncy castles, pony rides and then finishing with a bang when the fireworks go off at night (approx. 9pm)
When: Friday 7 December 2018, 4pm to late.
Where: Tye Park, Forrester Drive, Welcome Bay
Cost: Gold coin entry per person