Christchurch has hundreds of entertainment and activity ideas to suit the family -
Take a walk in the treetops! This is a new concept adventure activity that is perfect to experience as a family group, as both adults and kids love the challenges!
Discover one of the world’s premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted displays to medals, pin-ups and parachute-silk wedding dresses. Come and marvel at our collection of classic aircraft, be inspired by the bravery of present and past servicemen, servicewomen and their families and fly a simulator.
Our personalised family adventure tours are based out of the Peel Forest, just 1 1/2 hours drive south of Christchurch. We specialise in family groups, introducing you and the kids to an adventure playground.
Explore the River Avon with your own single or double canoe, paddle boat or row boat. The beautiful Avon is a wide, gentle tree lined river with little to no current. It winds its way right through the city centre so you can explore this beautiful NZ city from the water.
ake a cruise around an extinct volcanic crater and experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife with Black Cat's Akaroa Harbour Cruises.
Caddyshack City is a fantastic, themed indoor mini golf experience. It's mini golf with a difference, with heaps of special effects and intricate models to try to get your ball around or through.
Canterbury Museum is a window into the wonders of New Zealand and has been operating and collecting treasures for over 130 years. From moas to Antarctic penguins and bizarre artefacts we have something to keep all ages interested.
Welcome to Chipmunks, the pay for play indoor children’s adventure playground and café. Chipmunks is the ultimate place for children of all ages to go for entertainment and educational purposes.
Take the family on an unforgettable wildlife cruise in a sea-filled extinct volcanic crater! Depart from the historic Lyttelton port, just 15 minutes from Christchurch, for an exciting 2 hour harbour and ocean adventure.
Bringing Christmas to Canterbury - every day of the year! Experience the magic of Christmas with a fully narrated and animated Christmas show. Watch as the story of Christmas is brought to life through hundreds of moving and talking animated pieces.
City Cycle Hire Christchurch offers modern quality bicycles and mountain bike rentals which are well maintained and regularly serviced, delivered to your accommodation. Enjoy cycling around Christchurch City, visit and ride in Hagley Park or cruise along the River Avon to our local beaches on flat land or off road cycle tracks.
Theme park meets climbing wall! Designed for everyone, this is great fun for kids and adults alike. No experience necessary, just wear loose clothes and trainers, and tackle our 36 walls of fun.
A thrilling NZ adventure the whole family can share! Experience the shallow, twisting streams, turquoise water and swaying broom of the mighty Waimakariri. Jet boating is a truly unique way of discovering one of New Zealand’s newest regional parks – constantly changing and ever challenging.
Fantastic indoor playland for 0 – 11 year olds. Whether you’re local or just visiting Christchurch, give your kids the fun of a Lollipops session!
Orana Wildlife Park is NZ's only open-range zoo and operates as a sanctuary for endangered animals. We provide them with enclosures as close to their natural habitat as possible.
Fun, challenging, educational, amazing, interactive, varied - there's just so much to see and do at Science Alive the website is a must visit!
Located in the heart of Christchurch, Southern Encounter has been designed to take visitors on a journey of discovery to explore what lurks beneath NZ’s waterways.
This is your guaranteed opportunity to see a real kiwi! This is a fantastic place for all the family as the range of experiences ensures there is something for everyone.
The YMCA Christchurch Climbing Wall offers indoor climbing for all levels and ages. It's one of the largest walls in the South Island, with over 75 routes.
Our safe all-weather environment offers a fun, exciting and interactive experience of Antarctica.
Christchurch Tram and Gondola Combo
Visit two of Christchurch’s icon attractions for a discounted rate! Experience the heart of Christchurch by Tram and explore the “must see” attractions on the tram route.
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Step back in time at one of New Zealand's premier Heritage Attractions! Lots of interactive fun and activities for the family.
Laser Strike is an exciting, futuristic laser combat game...Imagine... dimmed lights, eerie fog, the atmosphere is like an off-world city.
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