School Holiday Activities

School holidays are upon us and we've compiled a TOP THINGS TO DO list in and around our district - to keep the little ones entertained and your sanity intact! Don't let the weather keep you from getting outside, there is so much to do in Waimakariri, rain or shine! 

KIDSFEST 2020

There will be a few changes this year to ensure the health and safety of participants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there will be just as much fun! There’s heaps to explore around Waimakariri; many of your favourite events are back, plus there’s some new online activities too! KidsFest is bursting with endless possibilities, so jump in and join us as we celebrate Canterbury’s tamariki. 

Check out a full list of the KidsFest activities here

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KAIAPOI FAIRY DOORS 

Now is the perfect time to catch some fresh air with the kids and let their imaginations run wild. Hunt down the magical doors and painted pebbles for some outdoor fun…because it’s the best kind of fun, we say! You can find the doors at Kaiapoi Domain and Kaiapoi Food Forest. 

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VISIT THE LIBRARY 

Rangiora, Oxford & Kaiapoi

Head along to one of our amazing libraries to explore what they have on offer.  Snuggle down for some quiet reading time, or check out the websites for holiday activities.

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GET OUTSIDE!!

Experience the walks and rides in Waimakariri. From beach and river trails, through the towns, parks and reserves to the foothills, there is a walk or ride for all ages and levels of fitness.

Many of our tracks are child friendly, and you won't regret heading outdoors for some much needed fresh air and exercise.

Check out our walking and cycling tracks for more information

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GET YOUR SKATE ON 

The Barn 

Head to Rangiora's indoor skatepark these holidays for some scootering and skateboarding fun! Have a play on their new airbag whilst performing your skills. 

Check them out here

Rangiora Skate Park 

Hubber, down rail, quarter pipes and ledges - all ready for some serious shredding. Located at Dudley Park on Church Street, this is the perfect outdoor activity to learn some new tricks and have fun on  your wheels of choice. 

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GRAB A MOVIE AT TOWN HALL CINEMAS

Town Hall Cinemas, High St, Rangiora

With the weather being a little on the wet side this school holidays, a trip to the movies might be the best option to get out of the cold.

Various performances and times, featuring all the new faves - check the website for times and prices.

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THE BEST DONUTS IN WAIMAKARIRI 

If in doubt, treat yourself (and them...) They say donuts are the new cupcake and we tend to agree. We searched out the top 6 spots for that perfect donut for you to indulge in during these school holidays. 

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HIT THE POOLS

Dudley Park, Church St, Rangiora
Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre, 9 Cass St, Kaiapoi

Time to relax, recharge and let the kids burn off all of their energy in the pool! Visit one of our Aquatic Centres in Rangiora and Kaiapoi for lots of fun in the water.

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ICE TRAMPOLINES 

28 Edward Street, Rangiora

The kids will definitely be burning off some energy at Ice Trampolines with their bouncing and flipping. For all ages and abilities, drop the kids off for an hour of physical exercise. Just $8 per hour! 

Visit the Ice Trampoline website for an updated schedule each school holidays.

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