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Family Edition: Easy on the Pocket

Keen for some quality time with your family without breaking the bank? Christchurch has many fantastic free activities to enjoy, so check out these awesome activities that are easy on the pocket.

Get artsy 

The Christchurch Art Gallery is the perfect spot to enjoy spending time with the family and become more cultured at the same time. They even offer pram friendly "Oh Baby its Art" tours to learn more about the masterpieces! 

Head to the playground

With so many great playgrounds in the city, we are spoilt for choice. Our top picks are the Margaret Mahy Playground- or if your kids are already adrenaline junkies and love a flying fox then head to Heathcote Domain. 

Explore the bays

Head through the tunnel (an experience in itself for the littlies) and explore the bays around Lyttelton - Corsair Bay is a great spot to explore and have a picnic!

Go Lego

Get creative with Lego and Duplo at the Imagination Station - this free activity is an awesome way for children and adults alike to explore their creative side. 


Take in the colours

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are full of colour all year round! Check out the Central Rose Garden - or in winter explore the conservatories full of exotic plants.

Head to the hills

With so many great walking tracks around the hills - why not "climb a mountain" or become an explorer in the outdoors?

Go back in time

Do a time warp and explore the hustle and bustle of a typical nineteenth century Christchurch street at the Canterbury Museum - view the old stores or ride a penny farthing.

Soar to new heights

Check out the amazing display of planes at Air Force Museum - they also run free behind the scenes tours if you want to learn more!

Fly a kite

Make a kite and head down to New Brighton or Sumner to watch it dance in the wind.

Get inspired

With so much amazing street artwork around the city- why not go on an art hunt? There is so much colour and creativity to see from these talented artists. 

If you are keen to blow the budget on awesome family activities - check out our suggestions