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Christchurch Botanic Gardens will be home to Gnomes from around the world during KidsFest! You'll find them in the big glasshouses, pick up a passport at the visitors centre and explore Planet Gnome!

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Jun 30th 12:23pm • No Comments

Some epic new lantern frames made and ready for paper and lights!
There's a rocket ship, a jet plane and a crocus flower. Cant wait to see the finished product at the More FM Lantern Parade next Saturday!

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Jun 28th 1:49pm • No Comments

Lantern Making Competition – Entries Extended The entry period for our Lantern Making Competition has been extended until 5pm, Monday 4 July. Register now and…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 2016 from Saturday 9 July to Saturday 23 July.

Make sure to ‘like’ KidsFest on Facebook to keep up with the latest updates and news.

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