News | 30 July 2021

Friday Five: Fun things to do this weekend

Looking for things to do in Wellington this weekend? We've got you covered.

Pukehuia Park in Newlands is due to be officially opened with a blessing and ceremony

1. Check out the new and improved Pukehuia Park 
 
The newly upgraded Pukehuia Park (formerly Newlands Park) officially opens this Saturday 31 July and everyone's invited! 

Bring the whole whānau and explore two new play areas, a pump track, a picnic and barbeque area, revamped skate park, a basketball half-court and Wellingtons first all-weather Ki-O-Rahi pitch. 

Find out more about the opening event on our website.
 
2. Support your club on finals day 

It's club rugby finals day on Saturday 31 July, so support your team by heading out to the Hutt Rec for the Jubilee and Hardham Cup finals, plus there's a host of other games on around the region. 

Check out all the details on the Wellington Rugby Union Football website.

A red plastic basket full of spicy chicken wings and little slices of pickles.

3. Start your culinary adventure 

Visa Wellington On a Plate is back, and this year's theme 'Eat Curious' is one for the fresh thinkers, the misfits, the rebellious, those who go against the grain.  

The annual festival is kicking off with a two-day only Pop Up at Shepherd Restaurant on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August where they're bringing back Morgy McGlone's world-famous Belles Hot Chicken.  

For the rest of the festival events, cocktails, burgers and more, head to their website

4. Reimagine what’s possible with Festival for the Future  

Festival for the Future, New Zealand’s largest (and most inspiring) social innovation summit is back at the TSB Arena this week from Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August. 

Enjoy a carefully tailored fusion of inspiring speakers, workshops, entertainment, and a festival marketplace activation space for social innovation.  

Book your tickets now at the Festival for the Future website.

A ceiling full of sparkly disco balls and streamers.

5. Just roll with it at Skate n Shake  

Head to the Kilbirnie Rec Centre this Saturday 31 July for their Mid-Winter Christmas Skate n Shake! 

For only $10, enjoy their monthly adult only skating session – skates provided as part of the ticket. 

Don’t forget your Christmas dress up and a secret Santa gift to share!  

Book your tickets now at Eventbrite.

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.