School holidays are on – find out what’s on for Christchurch children. Check out the holiday programmes and activities at our libraries and learning centres, and shows and performances for kids.
Library and Learning Centre holiday programmes and activities
Our libraries and learning centres offer a variety of accessible, safe and affordable activities for children during their school holidays. Programmes and activities are aimed at children between the ages of five and 15 years:
Activities include LEGO animation, Maker Space, Minecraft, LEGO mindstorms robotics, summer sewing, photo fun, and Bee-bots story adventure.
Christchurch holiday programmes
The following organisations are running holiday programmes for kids in the summer holidays:
Search CINCH, our Community Information Christchurch database, for more Canterbury holiday programmes.
Find an OSCAR programme (Out of School Care and Recreation) and view this map of OSCAR programmes in Christchurch.
Shows, movies, and performances
Kid friendly movies on in the holidays include: Moana, Sing, Rogue One, Ballerina, Middle School: The worst years of my life.
This summer there will be some outdoor movies to enjoy!
Outdoor Cinema at the Arts Centre
Outdoor Cinema at the Arts Centre movies will be shown free-of-charge at 5.30pm and 8pm, the first for children followed by a later screening for the adults. North Quad, Arts Centre.
- Fri 09 December: 5.30pm: The Muppet Christmas Carol; 8pm: Love Actually
- Fri 13 January: 5.30pm: Finding Nemo; 8pm: Goldfinger
- Fri 10 February
- Fri 10 March
Christmas movie night at Re:START
Grab the family and get into some free Christmas entertainment at Re:START. Bring a cushion and head down – the outdoor screening begins at 6:30pm and in addition there’s late night shopping hours until 9pm and extended food options, with some of the city’s best food trucks on hand. The new Re:START Play:ZONE will also be available!
Summertimes includes lots of local events to enjoy in Christchurch. Check out the list of events aimed at whānau and kids, including:
Things to do, and places to go in Christchurch
For more events and activities, search Be There and Eventfinda.