Family Fun In Christchurch
Christchurch has heaps of fun, family activities to encourage you to get out there and enjoy some time together. Here are our top picks.
Get Up Close To Amazing Animals
Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open-range zoo. The park is huge, definitely an all day affair! View lions, rhino and tigers…the list goes on. An all-time favourite has to be hand feeding the giraffe. The giraffe encounter is one of the most popular attractions in the park, so be sure to check feeding times and get there early.
The International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of this astounding continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that allow everyday visitors to see, touch, feel and fall in love with Antarctica. Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hägglund, befriend a husky, mingle with the penguins, experience Antarctica from all four dimensions and leave with a head full of knowledge, a heart full of love and an inspiration to take action. See it. Love it. Save it.
See Native Wildlife
Kids love getting up close with animals, and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a great way for them to learn about native birds as well as seeing and feeding farmyard animals. You can even feed slippery eels, just watch they don't bite you!
Ride The Tram
Take a step back in time and ride the iconic Christchurch Tram. The restored historic trams are a fun way to explore the city, with great commentary. Hop on and off as much as you like!
Get A Hole In 1
Fancy a spot of mini golf? Our top picks are Jurassic Adventure, where you can experience the life-sized dinosaurs while playing mini golf, or the Alice in Wonderland themed, 18-hole indoor mini golf and blacklight space, Alice in Putterland! If you're looking for some fun on a drizzly day, head to CaddyShack City where you even get a lollipop on the last hole!
Go Like The Wind
If your family is aged somewhere between 8 and 80 years old then this is an awesome activity to have them excited all week. Velocity Karts are easy to learn and full tuition is provided before you get behind the wheel. Go on and embrace that nor-wester!
Get competitive with the family at Laser Strike. This unique, interactive and fun experience takes place in a darkened room complete with fast-paced music and moody lighting. Who will be the family champion and get the most tags? Only one way to find out ...
Learn To Boulder
Enjoy the lower angle walls and big handholds perfect for kids at Uprising. Progress the levels and refine your bouldering skills!
Burn Off Energy
It's time to go crazy and get bouncing at MoveX, Mega Air and Launch Pad. The kids can burn off their energy, while parents enjoy a relaxing coffee. Win win!