Search the catalogue for Dinosaur thingsHow are you going to keep the kids occupied in the hols? A visit to the library is a good idea – not only can you pick up some books, CDs, or DVDs but you can let the kids do a spot of gaming.

The Kids blog has lots of good reading ideas.

If you want to get the kids into arts and crafts, we’ve got some useful book and links to try.

Our Learning Centres have programmes are aimed at children between the ages of five and 15 years.

For more ideas, we have a page that links you to a bunch of holiday programmes and activities. It lists the following organisations that run holiday programmes or events for kids:

The CSO is putting on Mahy – a special tribute to Margaret Mahy “through the imaginative and engaging music of Christchurch composer Philip Norman and some of the author’s well-loved characters”.

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