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IceFest runs 14 September – 14 October. Find info here! Check out the regular activities at the Botanic Gardens and the Ice Rink.

The Body Festival is also going on now through October 14th. Check out their events here!

 

Monday, 24 September

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: Let’s Celebrate South Canterbury

Where: Winchester Show Grounds, State Highway One, Winchester, South Canterbury

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: The Let’s Celebrate South Canterbury Festival brings the people of South Canterbury and visitors from outside the region together for a day of family fun and celebration to mark the occasion of South Canterbury’s own special Anniversary Day on Monday 24 September. This inaugural event will feature a huge market of over 100 stalls displaying arts, crafts and local businesses, a farmers market showcasing local produce, great live music and delicious Festival fare and finally a special programme of entertainment for the young folk. Phone: Contact Janine Sundberg on (03) 303 6025 or valetta@xtra.co.nz for more information.

 

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: 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: Girlzone

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Info: Upper Riccarton Library For Girls aged 10-13 years to extend and expand their computer skills. Maximum of 12. Bookings essential. Does not run during school holidays. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/UpperRiccarton/

 

Tuesday, 25 September

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: Baby Time

Where: Central Library Tuam

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: Baby Time

Where: Aranui Library

When: 11:15am – 11:45am

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/BabyTimes

 

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/

 

Wednesday, 26 September

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: Story Time

Where: Central Library Tuam

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

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

 

What: Craft Club

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:00am – 11:00am

Info: Come along and experience or try out a different craft every month. All welcome – no experience necessary! The 4th Wednesday of every month. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/ContactUs/

 

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: 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/

 

Thursday, 27 September

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: 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: Central Library Peterborough

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

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: Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Info: Drop in to Fendalton library on Thursday afternoons for a dose of social crafting – bring your knitting, crochet or any other portable craft project. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/ContactUs/

 

What: Story Time

Where: Aranui Library

When: 2:15pm – 2:45pm

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

 

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, 28 September

What: Toddlerock – Music & Dance for Under Fives!

Where: C3 Christchurch – 442 Tuam St, Phillipstown

When: 9:30am – 11:00am

Info: Come join us for music, dance, fun, food and friendship! $2 per family Email Contact: dawn@c3chch.org.nz

Website: http://www.c3chch.org.nz/ministries/toddlerock/

 

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: Outstanding Young Musicians

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

When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Info: General admission: $5, door sales only, website: www.musiccentre.org.nz, Stephen Watson – piano recital

 

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, 29 September

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: Storytime for Dads

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Join us at Shirley Library for a special Storytime for Dads. Bring your children along and enjoy stories, rhymes and songs, especially aimed at dads. Children will also be able to decorate a special certificate for their super dad. Free. No bookings required.


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, 30 September

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. Website info.

 

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: The Big Day Out for Families

Where: Ilam Fields, Ilam Rd, Riccarton

When: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Info: The Big Day Out for Families and is a fun, stress-free day out for families with young children effected by the Christchurch earthquakes.

30 families will be nominated to attend this day full of prizes and fun activities such as bouncy castles, face painting and many more. Meanwhile the parents can relax, listen to some pleasant live music whilst sipping on a coffee and having some lunch…or the big kids at heart are more than welcome to join their kids in the fun and games! The Big Day Out for Families on Facebook

 

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. Info found here.

 

What: Vegetarian Expo

Where: Canterbury Horticultural Centre, 57 Riccarton Avenue

When: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Info: Tickets: Adults $2.50, 12 and under free, door sales only. Website: www.vegetarianexpo.org.nz

This is the sixth Christchurch Vegetarian Expo, an event for the whole community. It is organised by the Christchurch Vegetarian Centre, in celebration of World Vegetarian Day (October 1st) and World Animal Day (October 4th). There will be stalls, shopping, workshops, cookery demonstrations (also suitable for gluten free), a kids zone and bouncy castle, a vegetarian sausage sizzle, DJ and string quartet music, and lots of great veggie food. Go to the website for programmes and more details. All welcome. Eftpos and free parking available.

 

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