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A fun family day at the beach. Bring your own kite, buy one on the day or just enjoy the kites on display!

Kite Day

Kite Day

Spectacular kites of all varieties and sizes will flutter and soar over New Brighton Beach, delighting children and adults alike.

Kite makers from around New Zealand and the world travel to partake in this popular, free event. Create and decorate your own kite or buy one from The Kite Shop on the day and fly it on the steady sea breeze. The New Brighton Silver Band will perform on the promenade.

Don't forget to be sun smart and slip, slop, slap!

Jan 12th 9:40am • 10 Comments

Calling all Mums and Dads! Grab the kiddies and take them to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre for their Mums and Bubs pool party this Wednesday from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

More FM Canterbury 92.1 will be there with free games and Streets Ice Creams!

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Dec 5th, 2016 2:08pm • 1 Comment

Thank you for another amazing KidsFest! KidsFest is done and dusted for another year and what an action packed couple of weeks we've had.…read more


Entertain your kids over the winter school holidays with KidsFest. With hundreds of cool events and activities, there’s plenty of fun stuff to keep the kids amused. Running since 1992, with events in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula, Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts, KidsFest will be back in 2017!

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KidsFest is proudly produced by the Christchurch City Council for the KidsFest Charitable Trust.