Friday, 16 November

What: Canterbury A&P Show

Where: Canterbury Agricultural Park

When: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Info: Celebrating 150 years in 2012, the Canterbury A&P Show is three full days of livestock, entertainment and attractions, indoor and outdoor exhibits, feature marquees and pavilions. Check the official website for more information and pricing.

 

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: 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: Giselle – Ballet

Where: CBS Canterbury Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington

When: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Info: Gillian Murphy, RNZB Principal Guest Artist and star of American Ballet Theatre, dances Giselle, one of the most dramatic roles in the classical ballet repertoire. Disguise and revelation, love and jealousy combine in this tragic tale. Check website for ticket prices and more information.

 

Saturday, 17 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. Check website for more info.

 

What: Lyttleton Farmer’s Market

Where: London 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: 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: 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. 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. 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: Giselle – Ballet

Where: CBS Canterbury Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington

When: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Info: Gillian Murphy, RNZB Principal Guest Artist and star of American Ballet Theatre, dances Giselle, one of the most dramatic roles in the classical ballet repertoire. Disguise and revelation, love and jealousy combine in this tragic tale. Check website for ticket prices and more information.

 

Sunday, 18 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: 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: 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