Parklands at play – Sunday 19 February

One of the great things about living in Parklands is there are lots of parks. Great if you have children who like to swing, slide, run or need a safe place to ride a bike. Fantastic if you want to take a walk or go for a run. The Parklands Reserve on Queenspark Drive is big and a perfect place for children to play. It’s located near the Parklands Library, so there is another plus.

If you are in Parklands on Sunday 19th February, come over and join the fun. If you have a bike, pedal along for a bike check and try the bike obstacle course. Local sports clubs will be there so you can have-a-go. A great way to try a new sport and maybe join a local club. Kelly Sports and Waimairi Golf Club will be there, so you can try SNAG and putting golf.

Would you like to try out the bubble balls and mega slides? What about pedalmania or table tennis? Did you enjoy watching The Karate Kid and secretly wish you could learn karate? What’s Zumba?

The pre-schoolers are welcome too with Toy Library ride-ons, story time, bouncy castle, messy play and face painting.

Do you own a ukulele? Have you always wanted to try one? Then join in with the Ukulele band. Maybe you prefer the sound of brass. Have a go at playing wind instruments provided by Northwest Brass Band.

By now you are probably feeling a bit tired and hungry. There will be food for sale including a Devonshire Tea tent.

Will I see you there? I hope so. I’ll be the one with the camera.

  • If you want to go outside and play games, we have books that have great ideas.
  • The library has books, magazines and e-resources on sport. You can also do a Subject search for your preferred sport.
  • To join a sport club, check out CINCH.

Party time!

If you missed the opportunity to make it to AFFIRM in Aranui on the 3rd of December, then make sure you get along to Westside Party in the Park in Hornby this Saturday the 11 December from 2pm-5.30 pm. Beginning back in 2000, the Westside Party in the Park is held annually at Denton Park near Hornby Library, and proves to be a popular day out for the entire family.

This free event has a variety of exciting happenings, ranging from face painting, pony rides and bouncy castles for the little kids (and the big kids at heart!) to community stalls, food stalls, and a stage for  the musical acts, with local favourites Restoration returning as the headlining act.

The Hornby Community Centre offers the chance to get photos with Santa at the event and the Hornby Presbyterian Community Church, have a link on their website for children to download a colouring competition to bring along on the day for a chance to win prizes.