Friday, 9 November

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 More info here. Email with questions.

 

What: Under ONEders

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

When: 10:00am – 11:30am

Info: Morning tea for parents with children under one. Topics for discussion and regular experts will be available to help with baby feeding, car seats, postnatal adjustment, child development, baby wearing and products. Gold coin donation is requested. Facebook Page.

 

What: Babytimes

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Lyttelton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Story time

Where: Halswell Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Sing Your Heart Out Christchurch

Where: Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, Upper Riccarton

When: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Have fun listening and singing along to a selection of well loved songs including a good old fashioned sing-a-long. More info here.

 

What: Outstanding Young Musicians

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

When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Info: Hugh Roberts – flute recital. General admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only. Check website for more info.

 

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. No bookings required. Check website for more info.

 

What: Spreydon Primary School Twilight Gala

Where: Spreydon Primary, 2 Halswell Rd

When: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Info: Face painting, mystery parcels, food, bouncy castles, chocolate wheel, games, variety stalls, coffee, barbecue, rides, and much more. More info here.

 

Saturday, 10 November

What: Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking

Where: Lyttelton Harbour

When: Running 10th & 11thNovember

Info: the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking returns with over 30 walks that offer to take you to some intriguing and wonderful places. Most walks cost just $5 (children free). Bookings to be made through the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre on 03 3289093, download your full program here.

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 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. Check website for more info.

 

What: Mary’s Market

Where: Heaton Intermediate School

When: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Info: A Christchurch Christmas Market. Be sure to bring lots of cash or cheques for some great bargains and Christmas shopping. More info on Facebook.

 

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. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery. Website and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

 

What: New and Preloved Children’s Market

Where: Queenspark School Hall, 222 Queenspark Drive

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: The Burwood/Parklands Plunket is putting on a children’s market. New and pre loved clothes, equipment, items and products for babies and children. $2 entry per adult. Sausage sausage, great coffee from The Naked Baker, plus a variety of different stalls. More info on their event page.

 

What: Manderley Home & Garden Festival

Where: 3875 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River (opposite rest area Lake Forsyth), 40 minutes drive from Christchurch

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: Set in a beautiful valley on Banks Peninsula the garden and grounds of Manderley is the perfect location to showcase 140 stalls selected for their quality and originality. Adult $15, under 12 free. More info here.

 

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. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre.

 

What: Air Force Adventure Tour

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

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: 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’. Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00. Check website for more info.

 

What: ChCh Youth, Community, Arts & Crafts Market

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

When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Info: Free stalls for youth (years 25+ price on application). Non commercial with emphasis on NZ made, homemade, crafts and art. Check website for more info.

 

What: St Albans School Monster Fair

Where: t Albans School, 17 Sheppard Place, St Albans

When: 4:00 – 7:00pm

Info: Toys, books, games, sideshows, loads of great food stalls, bouncy castles, Fairy Grotto, our famous Haunted House, crafts, all the fun of a traditional school fair.

 

Sunday, 11 November

What: Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking

Where: Lyttelton Harbour

When: Running 10th & 11thNovember

Info: the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking returns with over 30 walks that offer to take you to some intriguing and wonderful places. Most walks cost just $5 (children free). Bookings to be made through the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre on 03 3289093, download your full program here.

 

What: Opawa Farmer’s Market

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

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

 

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. Website info.

 

What: Roydvale School Family Fair

Where: 117 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: The amazing Irish band, “The Corks” will be playing, plus face painting, bouncy castle, raffles, lucky wheel, lucky-dip, fun rides and more. There will be stalls with amazing food and treats. Email for more 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. 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. Info found here.

 

What: Manderley Home & Garden Festival

Where: 3875 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River (opposite rest area Lake Forsyth), 40 minutes drive from Christchurch

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: Set in a beautiful valley on Banks Peninsula the garden and grounds of Manderley is the perfect location to showcase 140 stalls selected for their quality and originality. Adult $15, under 12 free. More info here.

 

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

Where: Watershed Bar & Restaurant

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Info: Kids can have fun while the grownups relax at The Watershed Bar and Restaurant, with either magician Shad Rutherford, or the Magical Fairy! Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

 

What: Christ the King School Fair

Where: Christ the King Catholic School, 92 Greers Rd, Christchurch

When: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Info: Our bi-annual fair extravaganza. Pick up some bargins. Toys, books, cakes, sweets, crafts, plants, music, food stalls, silent auction, raffles, children’s events and so much more.