Friday, 5 April

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 Times
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.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30pm
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: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

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

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.

Story Festival: Tales @ the Pallet Pavilion
Pallet Pavilion; 6:30, story sharing & music starts at 7pm (Starts Friday and goes through Sunday 7th April)
Come on down this Friday evening with a picnic (no alcohol, but the bar and food carts will be open) and your favourite stories, poems, jokes and songs to share.  Or just come and listen! Bring warm clothes, a torch, blankets, even a hot water bottle and get ready for a good old fashioned story circle! Family friendly. Check website for more info.

The Festival continues through the weekend, ending on the afternoon of Sunday 7 April.  Come along and join us in celebrating and exploring the magic of story and it’s role in our daily lives.  There’ll be awesome performances by various local artists and you too can be part of sharing stories and creating collective stories with words and music! All ages and all experiences! Wet weather venue: Sydenham Room, South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham. Entry / participation by koha.

Saturday, 6 April

Kaiapoi Farmers Market
Morgan Williams Park, Charles St, Kaiapoi; 9am
Held every Saturday 9am – 12 noon, at Morgan Williams Park, Charles Street, Kaiapoi (opp Kaiapoi New World). More info on website.

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.

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.

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.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market
On Green beside Hillyers Cafe, Gerald St. Lincoln; 10:00am – 1:00pm
Come and soak in the country life at this friendly community market in the historic township of Lincoln. See website for more info.

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

New Brighton Community Market
New Brighton Pedestrian Mall; 10:00am – 2:00pm
New Brighton Community Market is a seaside market that runs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Come and browse the wonderful array of goods, listen to live entertainment and join in fun activities! Big games, including giant chess, checkers and connect four, bouncy castle, free face painting, local arts, crafts, clothing, vintage goods, baking, yummy food and more.Website: New Brighton Community Market

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.

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.

Belfast Skate Jam
Sheldon Park; 12pm – 3pm
Join the Cheapskates Skate Skool and Learn to Skate! Free Skateboard & Inline Skate Hire, Best Trick Competition. Free Hellers BBQ. Rain Day – Sun 7th. Contact Phone: 021758438. Official Website: www.skateskool.co.nz

Sunday, 7 April

Bubbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 9am & 10am
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.

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.

Rolleston Community Market
Rolleston Community Centre; 10:00am – 1:00pm
Come and visit our fun market – we have a great range of stalls but are always looking for more, if you would like to be included please contact Debbie on 0274806520 please leave a message or email Rollestoncommunitymarket@gmail.com

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

Shabby Chic Market
Rochester Villa, 21 Connal St, Woolston; 11:00am – 3:00pm
Over 30 stalls of beautiful vintage items, linens, clothes, collectibles, retro items, kitsch and kitchen, antiques, furniture, restored, revamped and recycled items. Beautiful things, jewels, hand-crafted treasures, books, toys, bric a brac, artisan breads and pastries, old school baking, plants produce and much more… Outside and inside the historic Rochester Villa. Look for the signs off Ferry Rd.

Baby Loves Disco
The Running Bull Bar & Grill House, 1 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton; 12:30am – 3:30pm
Baby Loves Disco transforms the hippest nightclubs and bars 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. The idea is to create an environment that is a safe, different and funky alternative to entertainment for young kids. It’s the best of both worlds – parents can chill with a cocktail while the kids go crazy on the dance floor. Official Website for more info: Baby Loves Disco NZ