Fun

A chat with the parents of Matilda

Showbiz Christchurch’s show Matilda is set to open on Friday 16 September, after a five-month delay because of Covid, and the passion and enthusiasm are as strong as ever. But it’s not just the children who’re buzzing: a year after auditions, parents will finally get …

Time to take the kids to Taranaki

A short 90-minute direct flight from Christchurch, you’ll find New Plymouth, Taranaki – the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.  Families can get active along the award-winning Coastal Walkway, a promenade extending 12.7km, with sculptures, cafés and playgrounds dotted along the way. Or, if …

Discovering Queenstown

There’s an adventure playground of epic proportions down south, and our family recently discovered it. By Kate Barber Queenstown is world-renowned for its adventure sports, yet our family hadn’t visited before.  While the girls are a bit young (and my threshold for thrills too low) …

Go outside and play

For their health and wellbeing,kids need to play and get physical outside – even when it’s wet and cold. By Kate Barber Exercising and exploring outdoors is crucial for children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. Children test and extend their physical capabilities, burn off …

Frame worthy

Revive old frames and display those family snaps in style. By Kate Barber You’ll need Old picture frames of varying sizes and shapes. They’re a dime a dozen from the secondhand store – we got a box of 12 for $4. Resene testpots. Choose 3 …

Homemade lava lamp for little hands!

This is one of Otago Museum’s favourite science crafts. We hope you enjoy making it at home too! What you need A large glass jar Water Food colouring, whichever colours, and as many as you like! Vegetable oil (like canola, sunflower or soy) A tablet …

Team Kōhine takes off

A new coaching initiative aimed at young female riders has taken off at the Christchurch Adventure Park.  Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker or keen to get your young charges hooked on the thrill of riding, the Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) has trails to suit …

Fantastic fun at Ferrymead

During these July school holidays, Ferrymead Heritage Park celebrates the playful side of our history with two exhibitions that are sure to elicit excitement and possibly nostalgia. Along with the Edwardian Township and tram rides that Ferrymead is famous for, this term break visitors are …