Friday, 2 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 Contact:


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: 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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email:


What: Story time

Where: Halswell Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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


What: Outstanding Young Musicians

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

When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Info: Piano recital – students of Rosemary Stott. General admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only Website:


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.


What: Ilam School Twilight Fair

Where: Ilam Primary School, 66 Ilam Road, Ilam

When: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Info: Heaps of fun! Rides and games, raffles and prizes, yummy food. Fun for everyone.


What: Heathcote Valley School Gala

Where: Heathcote Valley School, 61 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote

When: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Info: A Halloween-themed evening of fun for the whole family – fancy dress (kids and adults alike), spooky poems, kids cupcake decorating, colouring – all Halloween themed of course! There will be food and drinks (licensed beer tent), haunted house, stalls, music and entertainment, fun activities, the usual tombolas, raffles, chocolate wheel, plus the rummage sale.


What: Shop Me Pretty

Where: Paparoa Street School, 120 Paparoa St, Christchurch

When: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Info: Shop Me Pretty is an exciting new night market featuring a range of creative retailers selling a wide range of gorgeous products. It is an evening where women can come and shop in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, have a glass of wine if they wish, a few nibbles and chat with friends. Gold coin entry includes a glass of bubbles. Website:


Saturday, 3 November

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. Website:


What: I Spy Lyttelton

Where: Lyttelton Main School, 24 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

When: 9:00 – 1:30pm

Info: Get together with family and friends to solve clues and complete fun activities that will take you on a journey to Lyttelton’s most interesting locations. Entry $5 per team (maximum 4 people per team). Limited entry of 50 teams so register quickly through the Lyttelton Information Centre: E: P: (03) 328 9093 Sign in at Lyttelton Main School, Oxford Street, from 9am on event day. Prizegiving and sausage sizzle at 1pm. Website: I Spy Lyttelton


What: New Brighton Community Birthday Market

Where: New Brighton Pedestrian Mall, Brighton Mall

When: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Running for 11 years now, we have a huge variety of stalls – offering handmade products from local crafts people and around the world, local produce and all manner of interesting products. For bookings and enquiries please phone or text Martha, 0275174250 or 3889920.


What: La Famia Art & Craft Expo

Where: Wigram Manor, 14 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch

When: 9:00 – 2:00pm

Info: La Famia Creative Arts is a charitable organisation that provides a unique service fully supported and utilised by most of the social service agencies in Christchurch and Canterbury. Our clients and local artists and crafters are being invited to display and sell their work at the Art and Craft Expo. This is an opportunity for our clients to show their work alongside the work of professional artists from Christchurch.

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 the Lyttelton Farmers Market is quite possibly the best little Farmers Market around! Website: and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637


What: St Mary’s Church Fair

Where: St Mary’s Anglican Church, 329 Halswell Rd, Halswell

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Something for everyone – white elephant stall, plants, books, raffle, games and rides for the kids, stalls, great food and entertainment. Rain or shine!


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: 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. 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: 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. Website:


What: Children’s Fishing Day

Where: New Brighton Pier

When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Info: Activities offered include: fishing, fishing advice, fish filleting demonstrations, face painting, chalk drawing, storying telling and a puppet show. A sausage sizzle and fish bites will also be available for all that register. For more information phone 941 8999 or check out


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/art/originality. Website:


Sunday, 4 November

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: Bel Air Garden Tour

Where: Bel Air Garden, 750a Wairakei Road, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Info: St Joseph’s School are proud to host an open garden tour of the beautiful Bel Air Gardens. One of Christchurch’s best kept secrets, these beautiful, privately owned gardens are not usually open to the public. For tickets contact 021 484186 or Under 18s: $0.00 Bel Air Garden Tour: $10.00


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: Kiddiewinks

Where: GJ’s Indoor Market, 55 Buchanans Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch

When: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Info: ‘Kiddiewinks’ offers children the opportunity to make some extra pocket money, or to fundraise by selling toys, or handmade items such as jewellery, art works, and baked goodies, clothes, books, knitted items,etc, etc. For more information contact Judy on (03) 382 1347, mobile: 021 025 8 Website: GJ’s Market


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


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: 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:


What: Shabby Chic Market Day

Where: Rochester Villa, 21 Connal St, Woolston

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: Over 30 stalls of beautiful vintage items, linens, clothes, collectables, retro items, kitsch and kitchen, antiques, furniture, restored, revamped and recycled items.


What: Charity Variety Concert

Where: La Vida Centre, 34a Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton

When: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Info: Rotary Club of Papanui is hosting a Charity Variety Concert featuring a fantastic line up of local talent including: – Chapel Brass – Sgt David Fiu – NZ Army Band – Chch City Salvation Army Songsters – New Zealand/Australian Junior Dance Champions: Sarah Nolan & Brian Dibnah – St Josephs School Choir – Kate & Jane Oorschott Proceeds go to Canterbury Charity Hospital and The Salvation Army Delta Project. General admission: $15.00. 03 365 0583