Super Saturday Storytimes

Every Saturday from 13 February // 11-11:45am // Shirley Library

Come along and enjoy a Storytimes session followed by fun craft activities. During term time (Term 1, 2016). For children 2 – 7 years old. Different Storytime theme and craft activity every weekend. Official Website: Click here

Summer Pool Parties

Various times and pools

It’s pool party time at Christchurch City Council Summer Pools. Make a splash at one of the many Summer Pool parties happening around Christchurch. Join MORE FM for games, inflatables, STREETS Ice Creams and much more as you cool down poolside.  Get all the details at the official website: here


Summer of Fun Events

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Ingham Lazy Sundays

Every Sunday from 3 January // 3 – 4:30pm // Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens (Finale at St Albans Park)

A Christchurch favourite, Ingham Lazy Sundays is the perfect way to relax and while away your Sundays with friends or family. Take in some fantastic music from a talented array of musicians in the stunning and beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Represented are New Zealand residents originally from Switzerland, England, Africa, USA and Russia. See all the info and musicians at the summertimes site.


2015/2016 Season of Cricket in Christchurch

Starts 26 December // Hagley Park South

Hagley Oval is going to be the place to be this summer for an action packed summer of cricket! Hagley Oval is home to the Canterbury Kings, Canterbury Men’s and the Canterbury Magicians cricket teams and will also play host to the BLACKCAPS as they take on Sri Lanka in two ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL and a TEST match v Australia. These games will be something that family can enjoy together with an array of entertainment on offer for whole the family. See at the details at the official website: Click here


Da Vinci Mechanics

28 November – 8 February // 9am // Canterbury Museum

Explore the mind of artist, scientist and original Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci in this award-winning interactive exhibition at Canterbury Museum.  On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, Da Vinci Mechanics contains over 60 models. His iconic inventions include the bicycle, the scuba suit, spring powered car, hang glider and the aerial screw, a precursor to the modern helicopter. The exhibition features flying machines, nautical, hydraulic and architectural innovations, ground- breaking applications of civil engineering and incredible war machines, recreated from his drawings over a number of years by craftsmen in Florence. Special Exhibition Hall. Free. Donations appreciated. Official Website: Click here 


SPECTRUM Street Art Festival

12 December-17 April // 9:30am – 5pm // YMCA

Hot on the heels of the unprecedented success of last summer’s SPECTRUM this latest extravaganza will run from 12 December 2015 to 17 April 2016. With 7 exhibition spaces, 10 big city centre walls, 15 of the world’s best street artists, SPECTRUM promises to take street art in Christchurch to the next level. Get all the info on their site.


Friday Night Food Trucks

Every Friday // 4-9pm // Cathedral Square

Friday Night Food Trucks are back in the square from Friday 9 October to Friday 25 March (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). For a fun family event, come down to Cathedral Square between 4pm and 9pm each Friday night, grab some street food and relax in a fair-like atmosphere. A variety of food trucks will be there each week. Read more information on this project on the Future Christchurch website.  Official Website: Click here