Rainy Day Fun In The City
A rainy day doesn’t mean boredom has to strike. Ōtautahi Christchurch has an array of playful activities for those days when the great outdoors just isn't an option. Fill your rainy days with a good dose of fun and get your heart rate up, the creative juices flowing, or the competitive spirit going. Surrender to the great indoors and keep the whole family entertained while the rain keeps falling down.
Fly High At A Trampoline Park
Take your backyard tramp skills to the next level at one of Christchurch's indoor trampoline parks. Check out Launch Pad, with dodge ball, a scooter track, and basketball hoops alongside their trampolines. Head to MoveX with their new Ninja obstacle course and trampolines or jump on down to Mega Air with their extensive range of trampolines and challenges ready to be taken on.
Indoor Rock Climbing In The City
Burn off some energy and test your skills on the YMCA rock climbing wall. Bring your own gear or hire everything you need including a harness, ropes, and shoes. Or head next door to Clip ‘n’ Climb where the sessions are designed for younger kids or those new to climbing.
For something different, leave the rope and harness behind on the bouldering wall at Uprising. All you need is a pair of covered shoes, a dusting of hand chalk, and the soft mat below you. This is perfect for those who love to solve problems and challenge assumptions about what you can achieve. Build your strength and get some exercise on those rainy days.
Build And Create At Tūranga
You could easily spend half a day at Tūranga. Grab a coffee from Foundation Cafe and then start exploring the Library wonderland. Let the kids get creative at the Production Studio on the 3D printers, sewing machines or the embroidery machine. Create and edit music in the Audio/Video Studio or head to the Creative Space for craft and art activities. For those looking for something more relaxing, choose some good books and pull up a bean bag for some quiet time.
Tour The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
The size alone of the Christchurch Art Gallery Christchurch Te Puna o Waiwhetū is enough to keep kids entertained for hours. Not only does it house collections from classics to modern art, it regularly showcases work from New Zealand and international artists. The gallery often runs free workshops for budding young artists and free guided tours. The on-site cafe is a perfect spot to refuel and enjoy a sunny afternoon.
Play To Win
Got a competitive streak?
Head to Timezone in Central City, Riccarton or Hornby and go hard in their arcade. Check out their other attractions like the glow in the dark mini golf course, bumper cars, laser tag, or bowling lanes.
New on the scene, The Oasis at The Palms Shopping Centre is another entertainment venue you will want to check out. Test yourself on the challenging 18-hole indoor golf course, shoot zombies, play laser tag with friends, become immersed in the world of VR games, or challenge yourself to beat the lap record on the racing simulator.
Get A Rush At Laser Strike
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 ...
Hit The Strike At Zone Bowling
Step into a world that feels like the inside of an arcade game at Zone Bowling. A perfect indoor activity with late hours every day of the week. Relax in the plush seating, grab a beverage or bite from their licenced bar and get down to the serious business of hitting a strike. If tenpin bowling isn't your thing, check out the arcade or laser tag.
Settle In For A Movie
Settle in for rainy day entertainment at EntX. Let's be honest, nothing beats a movie and warm bucket of popcorn on a chilly day. Cosy up in plush lazy boys and enjoy state-of-the-art sound systems for the latest cinema offerings. Be sure to shoot some hoops or have a Mario Kart challenge pre or post at Archie Brothers.