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The week ahead…


The Big Chill @ Jellie Park

3rd August // 12-3pm
Jellie Park Skate Park, Greers Rd

The 1st ever ‘Big Chill’ at Jellie Park! Join the Skate Skool Team and learn to skate, free gear hire will be available as well as a best trick competition! There will also be a casual game of  touch rugby or you can join in on a game of basketball and win prizes in a shoot out comp! Free Hellers BBQ cooked up by the Mai FM crew 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


Takumi, Japanese Drum Family Concert

4th August // Two shows, Doors open at 3:00pm and 6:30pm
Cashmere High school, Performing Arts Centre

Canterbury Japanese Drum Group, TAKUMI is throwing our family concerts. Two shows from 3:30pm and 7pm on 4 August (Sun). Come and join to feel the exciting drum sounds! Contact Phone: 0212607834. Pricing: Adult $10, Child (under 13) $5.


Animation For Kids – NZ Film Festival

10 August @ 10:15 // 11 August @ 11:15
Hoyts @ Northlands Shopping Centre, Papanui

This year’s programme is designed for the entertainment pleasure of audiences aged 7–10. Buy Tickets – 0508 4 HOYTS (0508 446 987). Official website: NZFF – Animation for Kids.


Family Fun Afternoon – Parenting Week 2013

11th August // 1:30-4:30pm
Papanui Youth Development Trust, 1a Harewood Rd, Papanui

Come along to for a fun afternoon trying out the climbing wall, craft activities and games. Everything free. Qualified instructors to help with the climbing wall. Try something different. Websites: Neighbourhood Trust & Te Koru.


Storylines Festival – Christchurch Family Day

11th August // 10-3pm
South ChCh Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere

The 20th annual Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators takes place 10-18 August 2013. Special events are being planned nationally to celebrate the Festival’s 20th anniversary. The 2013 Christchurch Family Day has moved venues! This year the Family Day will be taking place on Sunday 11 August from 10-3pm at the South Christchurch Library. As part of our 20th anniversary we have lots of activities, competitions and guests attending to help us to celebrate. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite book character and you may win a spot prize! Website: Storylines Festival.