Celebrate Children’s Day this Sunday – teddy bears optional

Mothers have one, Fathers have one and so do Children.  This Sunday 7 March is Children’s Day.  It’s a special day to spend time as a family, doing something different and having fun.  This year’s theme is ‘praise and encouragement’ so it’s all about helping your children to be the best that they can and giving them confidence.

The main event on Sunday is the PSIS Children’s Day event held at The Groynes.  You can head along for  bouncy entertainment, performing arts, boat rides, soap and stone carving, face painting, water activities, sports and much more.  The annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic is also included in this year’s event so children can bring along their teddy bears to join in the fun and enjoy a picnic.  The Mobile Library will also be there along with some of our fantastic librarians who will be telling stories on the Preschool Stage.

However, if you can’t get along to The Groynes on Sunday there are plenty of other ways you can celebrate Children’s Day:

  1. Head along to your local library to get some great books to read together, DVDs to watch or music to listen.   Reading together with your child is a great way to spend time with them and encourage a love of reading and books.  If you’re child doesn’t already have a library card you can sign them up for FREE.
  2. Go to one of our many local parks to play on the playground, kick a ball around, walk your dog, or just run off that excess energy.
  3. Discover some amazing art at the Christchurch Art Gallery or take a step back in time at the Canterbury Museum.  These are perfect places to go as a family as they are both educational and free to visit.
  4. Come into the central city and go to Victoria Square to have a look at the topiary animals and the spectacular Chinese lanterns.

For other ideas have a look at our Children’s Day page on the library website.  Whatever you end up doing on Sunday spend time with your children and make the day special for them.