School holidays! Holiday programmes, events, and activities – July 2019

Find out what's on this school holidays for Christchurch children.
KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from Saturday 6 July to Saturday 20 July. KidsFest is always popular and many events book out quickly, so have a look and secure your spot!

Holiday programmes and activities at the library

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. Visit our page showing all library and learning centre holiday programmes.

KidsFest - 6 to 20 July

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from Saturday 6 July to Saturday 20 July. KidsFest is always popular and many events book out quickly, so have a look and secure your spot! Tickets are on sale now.

Rekindle holiday programme classes at Tūranga

Free string-making with ti kōuka leaves - Wednesday 10 July, 9.30am to 10.30am

Learn how to use tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves to make a strong and beautiful twine. Rekindle’s most popular workshop, this technique for making string and rope is simple and can be used with many different materials.

Find out more and book for this free class for tamariki.

Free string-making with ti kōuka leaves - Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am to 11.30am

Learn how to use tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves to make a strong and beautiful twine. Rekindle’s most popular workshop, this technique for making string and rope is simple and can be used with many different materials.

Find out more and book for this free class for tamariki.

Free doll-making with ti kōuka leaves - Wednesday 17 July, 9.30am to 11am

This workshop is perfect for older kids, 8 years and up - those comfortable working with scissors. Each child/young person must be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more and book for this free class for tamariki.

Christchurch holiday programmes and workshops

The following organisations regularly run holiday programmes or workshops for kids or teens:

Find a school holiday OSCAR programme (Out of School Care and Recreation).

Search CINCH, our Community Information Christchurch database, for more Canterbury holiday programmes.

Shows, movies, and performances

Kid-friendly movies on in the holidays include: Toy Story 4, Spider-Man: Far from home, and The Lion King.

Things to do, and places to go in Christchurch

Some of these venues are free, but others have a entry fee. There is more information on their websites.

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