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What: Behind the Scenes Tour

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

When: Tours run three times daily at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm and last 45 minutes to an hour.

Info: Designed with the aviation enthusiast in mind, but of interest to everyone, this behind the scenes guided tour will provide the rare opportunity to see aircraft restoration projects in action. Take this rare opportunity to walk inside the Bristol Freighter and through the Andover as you learn about these aircraft and others from their era.

Ticket Information: Child (at school): $5.00 Family (2 adults, 3 children): $30.00 Adult: $10.00 Booking fees may apply Website: www.airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

Monday, 22 October

Have a great Labour Day! Looking for stuff to do? Check out these sections of the ChCh Mums site – to do with kids and family outings

 

Tuesday, 23 October

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: Tumbletimes

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

When: 10:30am – 11:30pm

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

 

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, 24 October

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 – 11:0am

Info: Come along and experience or try out a different craft every month. All welcome – no experience necessary! The 4th Wednesday of every month (22 Aug; 26 Sept; 24 Oct; 28 Nov). 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: 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/

 

Thursday, 25 October

What: Rolleston Playgroup

Where: Rolleston community Centre – Rolleston Drive

When: 9:ooam – 11:30am

Info: (Term time) $3 per child or $5 per family. They offer a huge range of toys and activities for children and their parents/caregivers. They have outings, and a new craft activity every session. Bring morning tea for the kids, a cuppa and biscuits for the parents/caregivers is supplied. More info: Email rollestonplaygroup@gmail.com. Like them on Facebook.

 

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 – 11:30pm

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: (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: Story Time

Where: Aranui Library

When: 11:15pm – 11:45pm

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

 

What: Music Centre of Christchurch Afternoon Delights Series

Where: Salvation Army Citadel, 250 Colombo St, Beckenham

When: 1:45pm–3:00pm

Info: General admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only Website: www.musiccentre.org.nz. Event – Doug Caldwell and Janice Gray entertain.

 

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: 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/

 

What: Moa Kids Craft and Business Market

Where: Moa Kids Community Early Learning Centre, Barnett Park, Main Road, Redcliffs, Christchurch

When: 6:30pm–8:30pm

Info: Moa Kids Community Early Learning Centre is holding a craft and business fundraising market to showcase craft and businesses in the Sumner/Redcliffs community. Come along and enjoy some great Christmas shopping and find out what our local businesses have to offer. Contact Frances C by email moakids@xtra.co.nz for more details. Ticket Information: Admission: $2.00 Door Sales Only


Friday, 26 October

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: Under ONEders

Where: Christchurch Parent’s Centre – 2/2 Leacroft Street, Bishopdale

When: 10:00am – 11:30am

Info: It’s a morning tea for parents with children under one. It’s each Friday from 10.00 – 11.30am. Topics for discussion and regular experts will be available to help with baby feeding, car seats, postnatal adjustment, child development, baby wearing and products. It’s a relaxed environment and a chance for parents to chat with other parents and share experiences and ask for advice. Gold coin donation is requested. Facebook Page.

 

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: 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: ‘Frion’ – String quartet from Canterbury University. 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, 27 October

What: Christchurch Farmer’s Market – 7th Birthday

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: GJ’s Indoor Market

Where: 55 Buchanans Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Info: GJ’s is currently a boutique style market with the option of growing larger, housing an ever-growing range of products. You will find quality pre-loved items, childrens clothing, books, magazines, handcrafted jewellery, card making supplies, sewing and Temari supplies as well as some beautiful handcrafted Maori artworks. For the practical person who loves to compost, we have the very latest in worm farms, plant food and fertilisers. We also offer Temari workshops, as well as workshops for those want to learn how to quilt, or make cards. So, no matter what the weather, you will always find something to do at GJ’s. For more information contact: Ginny on (03) 352 2435, or Judy on 382 1347.

 

What: Walk for Hope 2012

Where: South Hagley Park, Hagley Ave, Christchurch

When: 10:00am – 11:30am

Info: This is a fundraising walk/run for A Girl Called Hope which is a non-profit organisation that provides a 6 month residential programme for young women who suffer from life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self harm, depression, abuse and unplanned pregnancy. It is a great day out for the whole family. 5km distance. There are food vendors and other stalls as well as lots of cool prizes to be won! Register now! Just got to our website or for more information email walk@agirlcalledhope.org.nz. Held at Armagh Bridge. Registration: $10.00 09 443 7136

 

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: Aidanfield Christian School Fair

Where: Aidanfield Christian School

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: We have something for everyone – Silent Auction, White Elephant stall, books, plants and pre-loved clothes, games and rides for the kids including WaterWalkers, stalls, great food and live entertainment… So come along, enjoy the food, relax and be entertained. The funds raised by our fair will predominately be used to provide sporting and IT equipment for the school. Part of the money will also go towards our fundraising efforts for a new playground for the students. Come and join us on Saturday 27th October – 11am to 3pm. Held on the school grounds – Rain or Shine!

 

What: St Marks School Fair

Where: St Mark’s School, 33 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa

When: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Info: Big family day out! Carnivale atmosphere, giant flowers, roaming characters, mystery funtastic games and activities for all ages. Support local quality food, coffee, wine, beer, live music stage and outdoor seating to just simply relax from the hustle. Heaps of stalls, bargains and the famous white elephant tent for the discerning discount hunters!

 

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 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

 

What: Baby Loves Disco

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

When: 12:30pm–3:30pm

Info: Don’t go trick or treating with your kids this Halloween – Go Disco Spooktacularing! Featuring: More FM’s amazing Stu Tolan! Baby Loves Disco transforms the hippest nightclubs into child-proof discos. Make no mistake, this is not the Mickey Mouse Club, and Barney is banned. Baby Loves Disco is an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real DJs blending classic disco tunes and the latest pop music from the ’70s to today – guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving! Baby Loves Disco is an event that brings kids together with kids, and parents together with parents. Ticket Information: Adult: $12.00, Child (walking): $12.00, Crawler (non walking): $0.00. 10 or more tickets (each): $10.00 Website: www.babylovesdisco.co.nz

 

Sunday, 28 October

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: Les Mills Sunday Market

Where: Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch

When: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Info: Free Fresh produce, veges, meats, organics. Great food, Kiwi and ethnic. Breads, Kiwi and ethnic. Quality local crafts. New charity stall every week. Organised events – check Facebook.

 

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: Market on the Front Lawn

Where: Japanese Auto Spares, 280 Hasketts Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Stalls of beautiful vintage and retro items, pretty china, glassware, linen, collectables, soy wax candles, fresh herbs, bliss coffee and much more! Admission: Free

 

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: 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: New Brighton Catholic School Fete

Where: New Brighton Catholic School, 100 Lonsdale St, New Brighton, Christchurch

When: 11:30am – 2:00pm

Info: Pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, food, craft stalls, raffles, music, New Brighton fire engine and much more. A fun filled day – come down relax and enjoy yourself! Admission: Free

 

What: Music Centre of Christchurch

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

When: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Info: Rockers of Ages – The Muse – present a programme of song. General Admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only Website: www.musiccentre.org.nz