**It’s always best to check online or by phone to confirm these activities. Thanks!

The New Zealand International Film Festival is happening in Christchurch from 9 August – 26 August. Tickets are now on sale – you can browse films and session times online here.

 

Monday, August 13

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 9:15am – 10:15am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 9:30am – 10:30am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Central Library Peterborough

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am – 11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Baby Time – Temporary Session

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz

 

What: Japanese Drum Group

Where: Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside, Christchurch

When: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Info:  Ticket: $5.00 0212607834 Takumi, The Canterbury Japanese drum group is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Please come and feel the sounds of the Japanese drums. Hope the sounds will reach your heart!

 

What: Saxophone Spectacular

Where: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, 59 Hewitts Rd, Merivale, Christchurch

When: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Info: Gold coin donation: $0.00 Booking fees may apply Website: Christchurch School of Music The concert will feature Perry Carter (student of Mark Walton) and Mark Walton, accompanied by Iola Shelley, along with CSM’s spectacular Saxophone Ensemble. If you love the saxophone, this is a concert not to be missed!

 

Tuesday, August 14

What: Baby Time

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 9:30am – 10:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Story time

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Story Time

Where: Lyttelton Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Science Alive

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

What: Dog Training for kids

Where: Foundation Of The Blind, 96 Bristol Street, St Albans, Christchurch City

When: 6:25pm – 7:25pm

Info: Online payment: $80.00 Buy Tickets Booking fees may apply. Positive dog training methods is where we reward the dog for good behaviour. This way of training dogs is perfect for kids because dogs are not pushed into position or punished physically, they are just rewarded for great behaviour. Classes are limited. Check website for more details. http://www.nakeddog.co.nz/

 

Wednesday, August 15

What: Tumbletimes

Where: North New Brighton War Memorial & Community Centre located on Marine Parade

When: 9:30am – 10:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family).

Phone: 941 8999; Website Brochure; Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Winter Wonderland Market

When: Wed 15 Aug, 10:00am–2:00pm

Where: University of Canterbury, Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch

Info: If you cross London’s Portobello Road Market with Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland Carnival, you will find The University of Canterbury’s Winter Wonderland Market! Visitors can wander through what is usually a cobbled walkway and be entertained by live music, satiate their hunger with any or all of the exotic food stalls; roasted chestnuts, Belgian waffles, juicy bratwursts, hot chocolate… or perhaps they will find a bargain from our many clothing stalls? There are always exciting finds among the various boutique styles and vintage jewels, not to mention a friendly donkey and a special guest at each market. Admission: Free Website: www.ucsa.org.nz 

 

What: Story Time

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby time

Where: Sumner School

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. Temporary location due to Sumner Library’s unavailability.

 

What: Story time

Where: Redwood Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Baby time

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Learning/

 

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am – 11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Papanui Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Shirley Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

What: Toolbox – The Early Years 

When: 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Elim Community Church, 193 Grahams Road, Burnside, Christchurch

Info: Over six sessions, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to encourage you in your role as a parent. No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.

Ticket Information: Single ticket: $67.50 Double ticket: $90.00 Buy Tickets – 0800 53 56 59 Booking fees may apply Website: The Parenting Place

 

Thursday, August 16

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 9:15am – 10:15am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Linwood Community Arts Centre Market

Where: Outside 468 Worcester St (Cnr Stanmore Rd & Worcester St)

When: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Info: The Linwood Community Arts Centre Monthly market is held on the third Thursday morning of each month, outside our new venue at 468 Worcester St (Cnr Worcester St & England St). Stalls include plants, clothing, bric-a-brac, cards, sausage sizzle and more. Community Groups welcome. The market will be cancelled if wet. Stall sites cost just $4 – for stall enquiries please contact Hotorene, Shirley or Chris on tel. 381 1665

 

What: Story Time

Where: Linwood Community Resource Centre

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

Info: Linwood storytimes are held at the Linwood Community Resource Centre, 322 Linwood Avenue. This is right next to the Linwood Avenue entrance to the Mini Linwood Library. Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby time

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Papanui Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Sing Your Heart Out Christchurch

Where: Opawa Baptist Church, 285 Wilsons Rd, Waltham

When: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Info: Admission: Free; Website: www.facebook.com/singchch

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Hornby Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

Friday, August 17

What: Babytimes

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Lyttelton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story time

Where: Halswell Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Music Centre of Christchurch – Outstanding Young Musicians

Where: St Augustine Anglican Church, 5 Cracroft Tce, Christchurch

When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Info: Singers from Otago University. Director Judy Bellingham.

Ticket Information: General admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only; Website: www.musiccentre.org.nz

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Parklands Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

Saturday, August 18

What: Halswell Plunket Child & Baby Gear Sale

Where: Oakland School, Cunningham Place, Halswell, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Ticket Information: Adult: $2.00 Door Sales Only New & second-hand children’s clothes, shoes, toys, books, DVDs, equipment & larger items (e.g. cots, portacots, car seats, ride-on bikes/trikes, strollers, buggies, baby recliners, change-tables, high-chairs, play-gyms, etc). New hand-knitted clothes & dolls. Canvas art. Breast-feeding accessories, etc. Cake stall, raffle, sausage sizzle. Cash only sales. Halswell Plunket encourages you to support this popular fundraising event. Tell your friends, work mates and family and come along to find some great bargains and lovely quality items. Great for gifts! We also welcome any offers of baking items for our cake stall! (And if you can’t bake, come along & buy something yum!) See you there. There might be a couple of tables still available so if you wish to book a site to sell your items, please contact Lauren on 322 1233 or email: lauren_david@xtra.co.

 

What: Christchurch Farmer’s Market

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Set in the stunning park like grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers’ Market is now the city’s largest authentic farmers’ market which runs each Saturday morning from 9am till 12 noon. With the best of Canterbury’s produce the CFM is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community. Combine this with Hummingbird coffee, live music and monthly festivals, the market is a must-do every Saturday. Official Website: www.christchurchfarmersmarket.co.nz

 

What: Lyttleton Farmer’s Market

Where: Lyttelton Main School – 24 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Info: Saturday wouldn’t be Saturday without a visit to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Open EVERY Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery the Lyttelton Farmers Market is quite possibly the best little Farmers Market around! Website: www.lytteltonfarmersmarket.co.nz and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

 

What: Boulevard Arts Market

Where: Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre. The weekend makes up part of The Boulevard Container Shops, which are open here 7 days a week.

 

What: Air Force Adventure Tour

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch City

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: If you’re aged between 4 and 12 or simply young at heart, then this experience will give you a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be an Air Force pilot. Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public, and maybe even ‘graduate’ with your own set of Air Force Museum ‘Pilot’s Wings’. All children receive their own complimentary ‘Pilot’s Log Book’. Please note that over the school holidays, this event will run daily at 11.15am.

Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00 Booking fees may apply

Website: www.airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

What: ChCh Youth, Community, Arts & Crafts Market

Where: Outside Youth Hub/Urban Rooms, 287 Barbadoes St, Christchurch City

When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Info: Bringing back some vibrance to the community youth stylee. Every Saturday beginning 11th August, 12-3pm. -Free entry all ages community market -Free stalls for youth (years 25+ price on application) -Volunteer opportunities -Non commercial with emphasis on NZ made/homemade/crafts/art/originality -Plus loads more… Let’s get it happening!

Website: www.chchyouthmarket.co.nz

 

Sunday, August 19

What: Opawa Farmer’s Market

Where: 275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School)

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: The Opawa Farmers’ Market prides itself on a having a strong contingent of local growers supplying an abundance of fresh local produce – predominantly organic/spray free. Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more. Come and experience the relaxing and friendly atmosphere at this popular Sunday market.

 

What: Car Boot Sale Market

Where: New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Christchurch City. In the New Brighton Workingmen’s Club car park.

When: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Info: Every Sunday (weather permitting). Sites available to casual sellers, just turn up and you will be directed to a site. Sell those surplus items from around home, clean out the kid’s room, garage, cupboards and have a fun time doing it. Got pot plants you don’t want, or surplus bedding plants and veggie plants? Bring them along and sell them too. Stalls selling good used and new clothes both children’s and adults, jewellery new and antique, collectable china and ornaments, games, books, toys, small household appliances, cycles, surplus home grown fruit and veges when available. Retro, modern and every era in between, something for everyone. Pop in and have a look at one of the friendliest markets around.

 

What: Sunday Artisan Market

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: With a great selection of local arts and crafts, yummy food stalls, fresh produce, live music, delicious Hummingbird Coffee and the new Sunday Roast from the Riccarton house Bistro the market is a must do every Sunday. A great day out for all the family, all located in the stunning grounds of Riccarton House and Bush If you are interested in becoming a stall holder please contact Taste Events on 03 348 6190 or info@tasteevents.co.nz

 

What: Boulevard Arts Market

Where: Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre. The weekend makes up part of The Boulevard Container Shops, which are open here 7 days a week.

 

What: Kids Entertainment with Shad Rutherford or The Magical Fairy at The Watershed

Where: Watershed Bar & Restaurant

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Info: This is a free event Contact Phone: 384 1326 Every Sunday from 10.30am – 12.30pm, kids can have fun while the grownups relax at The Watershed Bar and Restaurant, with either magician Shad Rutherford, or the Magical Fairy! Shad Rutherford entertains with funny juggling, marvellous magic & fantastic balloon twisting. Magical Fairy sparks childrens’ imagination & does great face painting. Come along for the fun! Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

 

What: Air Force Adventure Tour

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch City

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: If you’re aged between 4 and 12 or simply young at heart, then this experience will give you a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be an Air Force pilot. Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public, and maybe even ‘graduate’ with your own set of Air Force Museum ‘Pilot’s Wings’. All children receive their own complimentary ‘Pilot’s Log Book’. Please note that over the school holidays, this event will run daily at 11.15am.

Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00 Booking fees may apply

Website: www.airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

What: Baby Loves Disco NZ – Disco Circus for Plunket

Where: The Running Bull Bar & Grill House, 1 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch

When:  12:30pm – 3:30pm

Info: Baby Loves Disco is super proud to be bringing the Disco Circus for Plunket back this year and this time, it is throughout the country! For every single ticket bought, we will be giving $5 to Plunket! (For $10 group discount tickets, we will give 40% of the ticket price). We managed to donate thousands of dollars last year so hopefully we can do again! So round up your friends and let’s make it bigger and better for this worthy cause! Check out www.morefm.co.nz for our “Strike a Pose” comp – thanks to More FM and OHbaby! Website: http://www.babylovesdisco.co.nz/ 

Ticket Information: Adult: $12.00, Child – walking: $12.00, Crawler – non-walking: $0.00, 10 tickets or more: $10.00