Friday, 10 May

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.

Crafty Christchurch
Geo Dome; 10am – 6pm
Crafty Christchurch is for all the crafters of Christchurch. If you’re in to quilting, knitting, beading, embroidery, sewing, scrapbooking, polymer clay or mixed media to name a few, there’ll be lots to interest youPlus some inspiring exhibitions of quilting, embroidery, beading and jewellery. Official Website: www.craftychristchurch.co.nz. Pricing: $5 entry, children under 13 free.

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.

Doc Sanchez – NZ Music Month
Redwood Library; 11 – 11:45am
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance of Doc Sanchez playing Latin guitar.

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

Saturday, 11 May

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.

Not Just Babies Market
St Teresa of Lisieux Parish, 8 Puriri St, Riccarton; 9am – 12pm
Not Just Babies Market is a market for the whole family from babies and toddlers to children and mums. Selling only new, seconds or end of line stock with a percentage of profits being donated to Shocking Pink – breast cancer charity based in Christchurch. We have a diverse range of businesses involved either selling products or services. If interested in having a stall please contact Lisa at info@ducktwaddle.com for further information. Website info on facebook.

Trade Aid Chocolate Party
Trade Aid Shop, 184 Papanui Rd, Merivale; 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11th of May is ‘World Fair Trade Day’. To celebrate, Trade Aid Merivale are throwing a Chocolate Party, and you’re invited! Come into the shop to sample our delicious range of chocolate, as well as baking and other treats lovingly prepared by students from Papanui High. Along with food, there will be competitions, music, videos and even a Fair Trade art exhibition featuring students from Heaton Intermediate. Bring your children down between 1 and 3 to hear tales from our Trade Aid Fairy. Info on website: Trade Aid

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

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.

Crafty Christchurch
Geo Dome; 10am – 6pm
Crafty Christchurch is for all the crafters of Christchurch. If you’re in to quilting, knitting, beading, embroidery, sewing, scrapbooking, polymer clay or mixed media to name a few, there’ll be lots to interest youPlus some inspiring exhibitions of quilting, embroidery, beading and jewellery. Official Website: www.craftychristchurch.co.nz. Pricing: $5 entry, children under 13 free.

NZ Army Band – NZ Music Month
Hornby Library; 10:45 – 11:45am
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance by members of the NZ Army Band.

Doc Sanchez – NZ Music Month
Lyttelton Library; 11am – 12pm
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance of Doc Sanchez playing Latin guitar.

Nel Amore – NZ Music Month
Papanui Library; 11am – 12pm
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance by Nel Amore.

Matt and Hamish jazz duo – NZ Music Month
Parklands Library; 12:30 – 1:30pm
Celebrate NZ Music month with this free live performance by gold medal winning jazz duo Matt and Hamish.

FemFiesta – Celebrating feminity and women in Caterbury
193 Cashel Street; 11am – 6pm
FemFiesta is a daylong event celebrating femininity and women in Christchurch. It’s a festival of womanhood and applauds and honours the role women play in our community, our city and the world.Part of the ‘Goddesses in the World’ project, FemFiesta is a free event that includes inspiring talks, fashion, beauty, dance, visual art, business as well as live performances by amazing female artists. Official Website: femfiesta.wordpress.com. This is a free event. Contact Phone: 0272797368.

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.

Sophia Bidwell and Jeremy Brownbrooke – NZ Music Month
New Brighton Library; 2 – 3pm
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance by Sophia Bidwell and Jeremy Brownbrooke who will entertain you with traditional and modern folk tunes for accordian, fiddle and mandolin.

Sunday, 12 May

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

Natural Magic Pirate Band – NZ Music Month
Central Tuam Library; 11am – 12pm
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance by well known children’s entertainers the Natural Magic Pirate Band.

Helen Webby and the Christchurch Harp Orchestra – NZ Music Month
South Christchurch Library; 2 – 3pm
Celebrate NZ Music Month with this free live performance of Helen Webby and the Christchurch Harp Orchestra.