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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.

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