When was the last time you explored central Christchurch with the family?
Here's our checklist for great things to do:
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Definitely quintessential Christchurch. Gather the troops and spend an afternoon climbing trees, feeding ducks, scooting the paths and checking out the playground at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Margaret Mahy Playground
The Margaret Mahy Playground is a 'must do' for any family trip into Christchurch. The slides, spider web, flying fox and water play will keep little and big kids entertained for hours.
City Putt & Cruise
Nothing screams family fun like a game of mini golf at City Putt & Cruise. Enjoy this inner city course with the holes reminiscent of Christchurch's past.
Is movie going fun for the whole family at HOYTS EntX. Offering some of the largest screens in Christchurch with powered reclining seats in all cinemas, two extreme screens, a ground floor dining precinct and candy bar to make the mouth water!
Let your imagination run wild - craft, create all things Lego, mechanics and robotics. The Imagination Station is based on the first floor of Tūranga.
See the little ones eyes widen as they stare through the cabinet in anticipation at the mounds of Rollickin' Gelato goodness. You can even have a wee taste before you buy. Warning - gelato envy is a given!
Get the sneakers on and head for a game of basketball, table tennis or try the pump track in the East Frame. Top off your day by exploring the street art and Gap Filler projects in the area.
Antigua Boat Sheds
Hire a paddle-boat or kayak at the Antigua Boat Sheds and challenge the family to a race down the Avon River. Try not to get too wet!
NZ Museum of Toys and Collectibles
Take a trip down memory lane at the NZ Museum of Toys and Collectibles and The Toy Collector. Fun for children young and old, the ever-expanding collection of an eclectic mix of toys will be sure to delight and surprise all visitors.
Learn about the past, present and future Christchurch and Canterbury at the Canterbury Museum. For children who love the natural world then a trip to the Discovery Room is a must. For a $2 entry, kids will be delighted and amazed at the range of bugs, fossils and creepy crawlies including a live tarantula.
Take a tour of the inner city from the comfort of the Christchurch Tram. Hop on and off throughout the city and treat the family to a spot of inner city shopping and lunch.