I love that a large percentage of cafes and restaurants in Christchurch have a box in one of their corners that has books and toys for children. This is great when you are out with kids!

It is also nice, though, to find cafes/restaurants that are especially for kids.

Please let me know of any you know of in Christchurch? I’d love to add it to this list! Send an email (christchurchmums AT gmail DOT com) with the info. Thanks!


McDonald’s Riccarton

Location: 129 Riccarton Road, Riccarton

Phone: (03) 343 0549

Hours: Open 24 hours



Chipmunks – Playland & Café

Location: 472 Cranford Street, Papanui

Phone: 03 352 4476

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9.30am- 5pm & Weekday parties close at 5.30pm

Email contact:


Also located at

Location: 218 Main South Road, Wigram

Phone: 03 3487256