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The week ahead…


TV2 KidsFest 2013

13th – 27th July // City Wide

TV2 KidsFest is back again for the winter school holidays and it’s bigger and better than ever! Over 200 events during two weeks of full on fun will keep you busy and entertained whatever you’re into; music, adventure, sports or discovery there’s something for everyone. Grab a TV2 KidsFest booklet or visit kidsfest.co.nz and start planning your school holidays now! Hurry don’t miss out! TV2 KidsFest is gonna be great!! Let us know what your favourite event is in the comments below!


The Big Chill @ Linwood Park

13th July // 12-3pm
Linwood Park

Time again for Linwood’s annual Big Chill! Join the Skate Skool Team and learn to skate, free gear hire will be available as well as a best trick competition! Join in some Touch Rugby or a game of Bball and win prizes in a shoot out comp! Free BBQ and even a bouncy castle for the little ones. This will be a great day out for the kids! Official Website: www.skateskool.co.nz


The Christchurch Toy Fair

13th – 14th July // Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre

The Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise has a fantastic event for people of all ages – from little kids to serious toy collectors. An opportunity to view, buy and sell toys of all types, ranging from bears, dolls, trains, wooden toys to Meccano, Lego, vehicles, electronic games and many more like you have never seen before. Official Website: thechristchurchtoyfair.org.nz Pricing: Adults $7, children under 10 FREE


KidsFest 2013 – Open Streets

14th July // 10am – 4pm
Central City

Hop on your bikes and scooters or put on your walking shoes and come celebrate the reduction of the Central City cordon. Join in for food, markets and entertainment throughout the day. Children free. Caregiver optional free. Official Website: www.kidsfest.co.nz/Events/OpenStreets.aspx


Super Heroes for Plunket (Baby Loves Disco)

14th July // 12:30 – 3:30pm
The Running Bull

Baby Loves Disco is super proud to be bringing you the Super Heroes Tour for Plunket! Come dressed as your favourite Super Hero and know that you are a ‘Super Hero’ too for donating to an amazing cause! The Super Heroes Tour in Christchurch is also part of the TV2 Kids Fest – www.kidsfest.co.nz – Winter School Holidays. For every single ticket bought, we will be giving $5 to Plunket! Official Website: www.babylovesdisco.co.nz. Ticket Info: iticket.co.nz. Pricing: Adults $12, Child $12, Crawler (non Walking) free, Group 10+ $10.00. Contact Phone: 0274 393039


Lantern Making Workshops

15-17th July // 10.00AM – 12 Noon and 1.00Pm – 3.00PM
WEA – 59 Gloucester Street, opposite the Christchurch Art Gallery

Make your own candle lit lantern out of willow and tissue paper in preparation for the MORE FM Grand Parade on Saturday 20 July. All materials are supplied. Come dressed in suitable clothes or bring an apron. For a head start check out the ‘How To Make A Lantern’ video before you come. Age group: 8 to 13 years. Cost: Children free. Caregiver optional free.


Singapore Airlines StarFest Heats

16–18 July // 11am-1:30pm
Various locations

Compete onstage with song, dance and music along with family and friends to score a place in the finals for this prestigious TV2 KidsFest event! The grand prize is a family trip for four to Singapore with accommodation! Register your act by Friday 5 July – download your registration form online or pick one up from a Christchurch City Council Service Centre. Various locations. Check website for more info – www.kidsfest.co.nz/Events/StarFestHeats.aspx


Read Out Loud

17th July
11 – 11:45am at Central Tuam Library // 2 – 2:45pm at Linwood Library at Eastgate

Come listen to Mark Sommerset read his award-winning picture books, Baa Baa Smart Sheep, Two Little Bugs and I Love Lemonade. He’ll be singing a song or two too! Ideal for the whole family!A Christchurch Writers Festival event.


Stick it and lick it!

18th July
9:30am – 12:30pm // New Brighton Library

A fun event for creative kids who love stickers and cookies.  Use the kidsfest theme of Recycle, re-use, renew as inspiration or come up with your own ideas.  Limit of 12 children.


Margaret Mahy Madness and More!

18th July // 11 – 11:30am at Papanui Library
20th July // 8:30 – 9:30am at Shirley Library

Join us to celebrate terrific tales and riotous rhymes!


Charlotte’s Web

17th – 28th July // The Open Stage, 510 Hagley Ave
7-8:45pm Wednesday – Fridays // 11-12:45pm & 2-3:45pm Saturday – Sundays

Adapted from the book by E. B. White by Joseph Robinette. The traditional re-telling of the popular story. All the enchanting characters are here, Wilbur, the irresistible young pig, Fern, a girl who understands animal ‘speak’, Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed, the Zuckermans and Arables and most of all the extraordinary spider, Charlotte! This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give the audience an enchanting performance. Fare for the whole family. Directed by Michelle Histen. General Admission: $9.00. Buy Tickets – 3384 699


St Mary’s Merivale Book Fair

20 July // Doors open at 9am
St Margaret’s College – Papanui Road

St Mary’s Merivale Book Fair – to be held at St Margaret’s College, Papanui Road entrance.


Annual Book Sale

20-21 July // 9am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 3 pm Sunday
Kendal School Hall

Lions Club Annual Donated Book Sale with proceeds to local community projects. For more information or to donate books phone Anita 3376224 or Val 7411783 (Evenings).


The Christchurch Brick Show

20-21th July // 9am – 5pm
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave

New Zealand’s biggest Lego show will exhibit amazing Lego models for all age groups in the amazing new hangar of the Air Force Museum. Enthusiasts and collectors will show their designs, collections and contraptions. Children will also have the opportunity to go hands on with dedicated Lego activities in a dedicated Lego play area. We are proud to announce that Ryan McNaught, Australia’s only Lego Certified Professional, will be a key presenter at the 2013 Lego show! He will showcase his most famous creations, a 5 meter tall Lego Saturn V Rocket. Adult: $4.00. Children: $2.00. Website: Chistchurch Brick Show


Addington Digital & IT Kids

Addington Digital // Tuesdays // 3:30-5:30pm
IT Kids // Thursdays // 3:30-5:30pm

Come to the centre and explore what is possible with imagination. Use our technology to e.g. create 3-D design, code a computer game or use graphic design software to create some art. Sessions are from 3.30p.m to 5.30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information phone 962 7244. Both held at Shop 5, Addington Mall 300 Lincoln Road Christchurch. More info at http://addington.net.nz/youth/


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