Friday, 22 February

Toddlerock – Music & Dance for Under Fives!
C3 Christchurch – 442 Tuam St, Phillipstown; 9:30am – 11:00am
Come join us for music, dance, fun, food and friendship! $2 per family More info here. Email with questions.

St Mark’s Music Playgroup
150 Whithells Rd, Avonhead; 9:30am – 11:30am
We warmly welcome you to a FREE introductory session at our music and playgroup for under 5’s. Has great toys, craft,books, puzzles. Has a 30 minute music session. Large indoor and outdoor play area. Provides morning tea for chldren and parents/caregivers. For further information please contact Donna on 9421045. Email with questions.

Under ONEders
Christchurch Parent’s Centre – 2/2 Leacroft Street, Bishopdale; 10:00am – 11:30am
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.

Babytimes
Hornby Library; 10:15am – 10:45am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby Time
Parklands Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Story Time
Spreydon Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby Time
Lyttelton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Story time
Halswell Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Art Beat Music
Re: START Mall, Cashel Street; 12:15pm – 3:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Art Beat website.

Science Alive
Parklands Library; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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.

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Wind in the Willows
Botanic Gardens, behind the children’s playground; Tues-Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm and 6pm. (Runs 15 Feb-3 March. No performances 18, 25 – 27 Feb). Free show. Check website for more info.

Saturday, 23 February

Festival of Flowers
Botanic Gardens
Runs through 3 March

Christchurch Farmer’s Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 9:00am – 12:00pm
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.

New Brighton Community Market
New Brighton pedestrian mall; 9:00am – 2:00pm
Come and join the fun at our Market by the Sea and browse our wonderful array of art, craft and delicious baking and second hand stalls. For bookings and enquiries please phone or text Martha, 0275174250 or 3889920. Check website for more info.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road; 9:30am – 1:00pm
Local food for locals including grown fruit and veg and many other things! Local musicians always playing and guest stalls too. Always open whatever the weather and whatever is thrown at us.

Lyttleton Farmer’s Market
London Street, Lyttelton; 10:00am – 1:00pm
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

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Website info.

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City; 10:00am – 4:00pm
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.

Community Fun Day
St Augustine’s Anglican Church, 5 Cracroft Tce, Cashmere; 11:00am – 2:00pm
These local community events include a variety of activities including picnics, fun sports activities (from archery to an ‘amazing race’), old fashioned games (tug of war and sack races), bouncy castles, balloon animals, BBQs and music.

Community Fun Day
Christchurch North Methodist, 68 Harewood Road, Papanui; 11:00am – 2:00pm
Come along for fun and entertainment for the whole family. Celebrate your local community with us this summer! All welcome to enjoy a BBQ, free bouncy castle and balloon twister, YMCA Amazing Race, Devonshire teas and scones, and various stalls.

I Love New Brighton
Thomson Park, Marine Parade; 11:00am – 3:00pm
More info on their facebook page.

Air Force Adventure Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram; 11:15am – 12:15pm
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.

Waltham Skate Jam and Family Day
Waltham School, Hastings Street; 12:00pm – 3:00pm
More info on the Summertimes website.

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Wind in the Willows
Botanic Gardens, behind the children’s playground; Tues-Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm and 6pm. (Runs 15 Feb-3 March. No performances 18, 25 – 27 Feb). Free show. Check website for more info.

Sunday, 24 February

Bubbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30am
A new casual parent/pre school water-confidence class designed for splash and play. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Opawa Farmer’s Market
275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School); 9:00am – 12:00pm
Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

Car Boot Sale Market
New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Christchurch City. In the New Brighton Workingmen’s Club car park; 9:00am – 1:30pm
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.

Les Mills Sunday Market
Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch; 9:30am – 1:30pm
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.

GJ’s Indoor/Outdoor Market
55 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch; 9:00am – 3:00am
GJ’s is an indoor/outdoor market selling all sorts from craft, to bric-a-brac, books, sewing supplies and much more. More info on website.

Sunday Artisan Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road; 10:00am – 2:00pm
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

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch; 10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Kids Entertainment with Shad Rutherford or The Magical Fairy at The Watershed
Watershed Bar & Restaurant; 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! Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

Bandstand
Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens Christchurch; 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Steadfast Brass at Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens. Pipe Band at Scarborough Reserve, Sumner. More info here.

Garden Party at Edmonds
Edmonds Factory Garden, corner Ferry and Aldwins Road; 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Find it on the summertimes calendar.

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Wind in the Willows
Botanic Gardens, behind the children’s playground; Tues-Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm and 6pm. (Runs 15 Feb-3 March. No performances 18, 25 – 27 Feb). Free show. Check website for more info.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 11:30am – 2:30pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Check website for more info.

Community Fun Day
Woodham Park, Linwood; 3:00pm – 5:00pm
These local community even

Ingham Lazy Sundays
Archery Lawn at Botanic Gardens; 3:00pm – 4:30pm
This week: Graham Wardrop and Valdy. Check website for more info.