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Bring your togs to the official opening of the Te Hāpua: The Halswell Centre this Saturday 28 November as Halswell Summer Pool is also opening!

The following day, head down to the Summer Pool Party from 12noon-2pm. MORE FM will be putting on family friendly fun with face painting and STREETS Ice Cream.

For all pool information and opening hours visit:

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Nov 26th 4:26pm • No Comments

Celebrate creativity in our city centre, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October! With awesome family friendly events thanks to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch City Libraries and Christchurch City Council. Mark it in your calendar today!

Fun Palaces - City Centre, Christchurch

Fun Palaces - City Centre, Christchurch

Celebrate creativity in the city centre, 3-4 October! Fun Palaces will be popping up during the weekend with fun, free activities for people of all ages and abilities!
Join in and discover your inner artist or scientist!
Activities include:
• Draw like Michelangelo
• Lego mosaic making
• Cyanotype prints
• Opera sing-a-long
• Minecraft and much more!
Let your friends and family know how much fun you're having and go in the draw to WIN a bicycle worth up to $2,000! Simply snap a selfie at any of the Fun Palaces and upload to your social media accounts with #funpalaceschch

Sep 23rd 3:55pm • 5 Comments

Thanks for coming! KidsFest is done and dusted for another year, but never fear we'll be back again  in July 2016! Thanks…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.