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Christchurch’s top 5 scooter and bike parks for kids

Hit the pavement with the little ones Helmets on and wind in the face – there’s nothing quite like a cruise around on two wheels for kids and the young at heart. Ōtautahi Christchurch is flat and absolutely stacked with public parks and amenities to indulge your wheeled activities. We’ve pulled together a little cheat […]

How to play online when you can’t be together

Christchurch child development expert and author Dr Tessa Grigg offers her tips for getting the most out of online catchups with little ones when grandparents and grandchildren can’t be together. There are grandparents all over the world who are not able to physically be in the same room as their grandchildren and Covid-19 and travel […]

Meet NZ’s Wildlife Big 5

Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand’s Big 5 with the Kiwi, the cheeky Kea, the ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the very rare Takahe. Feed the wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Listen to the kiwi as it […]

Laser Strike – Laser Tag – great Christchurch entertainment for the whole family

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Welcome to Laser Strike. General information Laser Strike is a locally owned business, whose purpose is to supply the most fun entertainment for players of all ages. Laser Strike has been operating in Christchurch since 1987, originally in Tuam street, as some may remember playing as kids.  It has gone though some changes over the […]

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

There’s something for the whole family at Selwyn’s indoor heated pools – Lazy river, leisure pool, toddlers pool, hydro therapy and 8 lane 25 metre pool. Plus weekend paddle boats and inflatables, swimming lessons, relaxation www.selwyn.govt.nz/sac

Te Wero Gymnastics

Christchurch’s newest Gymnastics Facility providing ‘Challenge’ and ‘Fun’ through the sport of gymnastics. Offering classes for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels – • Preschool, Recreational, Advanced & Competitive • Teens, Adults & Team Gym • Holiday Sessions, Birthday Parties, Group Bookings 118a Shortland Street, Wainoni, Christchurch P: 0226771626 E: info@tewerogym.org.nz Website: www.tewerogym.org.nz

The Plains Railway

Pioneer Village museum buildings, steam trains, vintage tractors, relics of Mid-Canterbury’s pioneering past on display. Maronan Road, Tinwald, Ashburton. Visit www.plainsrailway.co.nz, phone 03-308-9600 for open days.