If you feel like the majority of your time in isolation consists of Netflix and baking, try these brain stimulating and fun educational activities that will pass the time and give your brain a different type of exercise! 

Silo Park

Heart of the City Quiz

How well do you know Auckland city centre? We've put together a fun quiz to test your knowledge - covering topics from arts and culture to bars and nightlife and more. Take the quiz now by clicking here.

APO's Amazing Mr Mozart online concert 

Join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for an entertaining and educational family concert about the life and times of musical genius Mozart. Inspired by New Zealand author and illustrator Donovan Bixley’s literary picture book Mozart: The Man Behind the Music, this online concert tells the great composer’s story and celebrates some of his most beautiful music. To keep the kids laughing there will be quirky costumes, extravagant wigs and maybe even a fart joke or two! 

Ellen Melville's quiz night 

Tune into Ellen Melville Centre's weekly quiz nights and see how well you fare in genres of general knowledge, geography, the human body, history and more. Ellen Melville have been keeping their community engaged with fun activities and public quizzes throughout the lockdown - so stayed tuned to their channels for more fun stuff as it comes. 


Escapade's at-home escape game 

Escapade is a live escape game that tests your mind and teamwork skills and while the physical centre is still closed in the city, the team at Escapade has created an exciting new escape game people can play in the comfort of their own homes. Escape@Home is an app-based escape game that people can play in lockdown, drawing on items from their own homes as they race to solve a fast-paced mystery. Try it for yourself! 

Join the Good Art Project

Get your outside-the-box thinking cap on and join the Good Art Project - a fun project by Good Joe Coffee and supported by our friends at Al Brown's Best Ugly Bagels. The project challenges artists and “good joes” from across New Zealand to create artwork that reflects the good bits - life’s vibrant, warm-hearted or humble moments. Get your creative hats on and submit your engaging and uplifting images that evoke our concept of a cup half full. All the details are available on the Best Ugly Bagels Instagram. Think outside the box - painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, poems, doodles... all welcome! If you work is selected it will appear on Best Ugly Bagels' Limited Edition Art Card Series. 

Last updated: 30 April 2020