Tickets now available for all KidsFest events!

KidsFest

Booking is now open, discover the KidsFest 2023 events programme!

Please feel free to share your photos and memories of last years’ event with us at info@kidsfest.co.nz.

KidsFest is proudly produced by Christchurch City Council.

Events now live!

KidsFest will run from 6th - 21st July

KidsFest

KidsFest is proudly produced by Christchurch City Council, with most events and activities run independently by a variety of organisations, businesses and groups in the Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts.

For general queries about KidsFest contact Christchurch City Council on 03 941 8999 or email info@kidsfest.co.nz.

Featured events

Christchurch Brick Show 2024
13 July - 14 July, 2024
All ages
Shows & Performances

Christchurch Brick Show 2024

Nightlife Lantern Walk
6 July - 21 July, 2024
All ages
Outdoor & Adventure

Nightlife Lantern Walk

Free
Rangiora Borough School Kid's Market
19 July, 2024
All ages
Free

Sports & Games events

30min  Blokart experience Velocity Karts
6 July - 21 July, 2024
Ages 8-17
An introduction to Judo
18 July, 2024
Ages 3-13
Sports & Games

An introduction to Judo

Free
Astroblast! Canterbury Astronomical Society's Public Open Nights 2024
6 July - 20 July, 2024
Ages 5-16

Free events

2 Kids Cruise Free in Akaroa with Black Cat Cruises
6 July - 21 July, 2024
Ages 15 & under
Free
3D Sustainable Art
10 July, 2024
Ages 8-12
Arts & Crafts

3D Sustainable Art

Free

KidsFest events

2 Kids Cruise Free in Akaroa with Black Cat Cruises
6 July - 21 July, 2024
Ages 15 & under
Free
30min  Blokart experience Velocity Karts
6 July - 21 July, 2024
Ages 8-17
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Fun and educational activities for kids of all ages at KidsFest!

KidsFest is an annual two-week Council events programme, produced for Canterbury children aged 0-17 years. The festival offers a number of exciting events and activities through the winter school holidays.

Children and their families can have fun with crafts, science, performing arts, sports and technology.

KidsFest has been entertaining tamariki since its creation in 1992, and the festival now reaches out to the Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts.

KidsFest is proudly produced and supported by Christchurch City Council.