Most Popular Kids Activities in Christchurch in 2016

the Canterbury Region
    Performing Arts Drama Classes & Lessons

    After school drama classes for children aged 5-13 years. We have classes in Merivale and in South Brighton. Our classes combine a structured fun-filled social environment with extensive use of improvisation and role-play to develop positive feelings of self worth and the ability to confidently express thoughts and feelings. We have age ranked classes for 5-7 years. 7-9 years and 9-13 years. Current times and costs are: Merivale Classes are: Monday Thumbelina, 4 - 5 pm (5-7 yrs) $145 Monday ... Read more Starfleet, 5 - 6 pm (7-9 yrs) $145 Tuesday Quangle Wangle, 4 - 5:15 pm (9-13 yrs) $160 Wednesday Quangle Wangle, 4 - 5:15 pm (9 -13 yrs) $160 Thursday Thumbelina, 4 - 5 pm (5 -7 yrs) $145 Thursday Starfleet, 5 - 6 pm (7 - 9 yrs) $145 Seaside Classes South Brighton Campus Classes are: Thursday Thumbelina, 3.30 – 4.30 pm (5 -7 yrs) $145 Thursday Starfleet, 4.30 – 5.30 pm (8 – 12 yrs) $145 Please note ages are flexible. We also have provision for mixed ...

    Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5  

    canvas bag drama school

    11-02-2016 by Nina Strieker

    Our daughter has attended drama classes with Felicity and Gina from 2013-2015. Felicity brings an unparalleled ...

    Answer from Canvas Bag Drama School on 16-02-2016:
    Thanks for posting. Drama has to be vibrant, even when it's introspective, and developing imagination is paramount to us as it expands across all aspects of a child's learning.

    Canvas bag theater

    05-02-2016 by Angela Millar

    This is the most wonderful, professional environment for children of all ages, the very experienced teachers know how to get the most out of the children giving them a fun learning experience.

    Answer from Canvas Bag Drama School on 16-02-2016:
    Thanks for posting!

    Canvas Bag Drama classes -outstanding in so many ways

    03-02-2016 by Sue Bryden

    My daughter has been enjoying Felicity Williams drama classes for the past 5 years and unlike so many after school activities for which her enthusiasm waxes and wanes these drama classes are a MUST do. Simply put, they are exceptional. Through them she has made wonderful friends, developed an extraordinary love iof language and performance and an ability to express herself as part of a team rather than as a pampered soloist. The quality of teaching is great, it's clearly fun and extends and encourages her imagination and self confidence. If we could chose only one after school activity it would be Canvas Bag Drama classes every time.

    Answer from Canvas Bag Drama School on 03-02-2016:
    Thank you for the positive feedback! We take great pride in providing experiences which enrich children's lives and hep them become compassionate and articulate human beings - a lot of this is due to improvisation games and having to see situations from all perspectives.

    Master Song specializes in coaching the following skills: -Traditional/Practical Shaolin Kung-Fu (i.e. Variety of open hand forms, 18 traditional weapons and advanced animal-imitation forms) - Contemporary Wushu (Jet Li Style) - Sanda (Chinese Kick Boxing) -Tai Chi & Qigong with Mind Body Balance Relaxation -Self Defense & Fitness Contact us today for your FIRST FREE TRIAL LESSON to experience the fun, professional and uniqueness of Master Song Shaolin Kung Fu Wushu! A great holistic way to ... Read more encourage everybody to be active. Master Song has won numerous competitions/championships and has trained many students locally and around the world with all ages (children/youth/adults), some have also won international championships including 3 Gold Medalists & 3 Bronze Medalists of 2014 Oceania Kung-Fu/Wushu Championships! ;) He is also the double gold medalist of New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Championships in 2012, double gold medalist of Oceania Kung-Fu Wushu Championships in 2014. :) Current ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Kung Fu

    11-12-2014 by Bao Lin

    Kung Fu ;)

    At The Ballet Academy we provide enjoyable and informative classes, resulting in a balanced education in dance. PreSchool classes for three and four year olds, Ballet classes from five years and Jazz classes from five years are offered. The Ballet Academy is responsible for training students from beginners to pre-professional level in technique, discipline, artistry and ethics. The lessons include dance and also dance related subjects that reflect the needs of the present dance market. Another ... Read more factor of this training is the opportunity to perform. The Ballet Academy offers all students the chance to experience the thrill of live performance. Students perform, from the age of three, in at least one show per year. We offer External Accredited Exams for Ballet and Jazz students, which ensures students are receiving quality tuition. The Ballet Academy has always specialised in providing an environment of learning that ensures every student (wether they are shy, energetic or somewhere in ...

    Table tennis is a fast sport which is becoming popular in NZ. Whether you play for fun, or more competitively, table tennis is an indoor game for the whole family. Table tennis is an ideal development sport for people wanting to learn eye-hand coordination. We provide and facilitate social programs for all community demographics: - Junior and beginner programs. - Daytime and elderly social play. - Women’s only social play. - Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School Sports competition. - Polybat ... Read more (modified Table Tennis for physically and mentally challenged daycare residents). - Homecare programmes. - Holiday programmes. We also host local and national tournaments for competitive players and arrange away trips for Junior, Veterans and Open grade players for training camps, regional and national tournaments. Our stadium has 15 international competition standard table tennis tables housed on a special low-impact floor.

    Waimak River Horse Treks has been operating with the same owners since 2000. Located only 15mins drive from the central city we are handy for both locals and tourists alike. Come and experience our passion for the riding lifestyle in the great outdoors! Safety and enjoyment have always been a major focus of our business and we are ideally located right by the banks of the river so all treks are held within an area where traffic is strictly restricted and the horses are calm, dependable and well ... Read more loved. Picture yourself riding along the river through woodlands and in open spaces delighting in the scenery and allow our staff to give you great photographic memories to cherish. Our fabulous guides and staff are often praised for their friendless, helpfulness and encouragement of all riders whether very nervous first timers or more experienced riders or children. Our aim is for you to have fun, be safe and tell all your friends about the fabulous riding experience you have enjoyed with us. ...

    Hey there! We're Spiderhands Productions Limited, a locally-owned and operated NZ company that specializes in music instrument lessons. We're happy to teach students of any age, musical background, or skill level. We have two tutors that operate in Sydenham, Christchurch. Joe (Guitar Lessons) - Teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Logan (Drum, Bass, Keyboard/Piano, Ukelele and Skype Guitar Lessons - Teaches Monday thru Friday in the afternoons, and also teaches on ... Read more Saturday mornings. For any other questions regarding - exact location/address, - our *free first trial lesson offer!*, - and times available for lessons, Please contact us via any of the ways mentioned within this listing. Thanks, and have a great day!

    Bonjour, Face Painter/Balloon Artist Virginie is a French Face Painter and Balloon Artist with many years experience twisting balloons - modeling all sorts of creations for all events from birthday parties, to family gatherings, anniversaries, festivals, carnivals, promotional events, wedding and markets. Located in Darfield, but she able to travel to surrounding areas. Contact Virginie for more information Price on application.

    We provide Pony Parties & Farmyard Party Packages for children's entertainment with a family focus, traveling to you anywhere in Christchurch, we also offer our exciting specially designed heated indoor party venue with ponies and an array farmyard animals to enjoy. Located in Motukarara (10mins from Halswell) your child's private party includes lots of exciting activities such as: pony riding, bottle feeding the lamb, unlimited interaction with the farmyard animals, chicken egg hunt, quad bike ... Read more rides, fully catered party food.... and so much more indoor & outdoor fun to be had on our farm. Follow us via our Facebook page (find the link on our website) with latest photos & weekly updates on happenings out and about and on the farm. Our fun and professional team are 100% reliable, we travel with our own health and safety policies in place and liability insurance is all up to date and compatible to C.C.C regulations. Also specializing in; #Holiday programs #Beach Adventure Rides #Forest ...

    Classic Photo Booths set-up portable photo booths and pop-up studios at a range of events like Kids Birthday Parties, Weddings, Festivals and Corporate Events all over New Zealand. Our business is the leading phototainment brand in New Zealand, utilising the latest in photo, video and green screen technology we deliver cutting edge events for clients including Westfield, SkyTV, New World and Singapore Airlines. Every year kids birthday parties present a challenge for parents, now there is ... Read more something new for you to try that is sure to be a big hit at your next children’s party. If you’re looking for a unique and fun experience then we can help you create one of the best and most memorable children’s parties ever! We have created a special 1 hour kids party hire package that will hit the right spot for your budget and keep the little tikes entertained with a lasting photographic memory. We’ll drop in with our fantastic collection of cool kids themes that your children will ...

    We offer hip hop classes from ages 3 through to adult, with both beginner classes and advanced competition and performance crews available. We run classes from Monday through to Thursday with fees starting at $65 for our pre-schoolers, $100 for beginner classes and advanced POA. We also offer a conditioning and in 2016 will offer breakdancing classes as well as contemporary workshops. We don't just teach dance, but offer a safe and supportive environment for kids to learn in and belong to. We ... Read more have a passion for our community, in both dance and in Christchurch. We believe in supporting and encouraging our young dancers to achieve their dreams and goals. We also offer teachers at holiday programmes, parties, schools, as well as providing advanced crews for performances.

    Baseball! A game played and loved by millions of Americans! It is a little known fact that an estimated 60 million people play baseball worldwide, with Japan being currently ranked No.1 in World Baseball. Dozens of countries around the world play the "All American Pastime" and are excelling at the sport.Here in New Zealand, one of the world's last major sporting countries to realise its passion for baseball, interest is rapidly swelling. Player numbers have grown from 600, five years ago, ... Read more to be in excess of 6,000 throughout New Zealand in 2015. Christchurch is no exception! The Canterbury Baseball club was founded in 2004, with a baseball diamond constructed at Avonhead Park. It was the formation of the Eastside Cardinals in 2011, soon to be followed by the Southern Astros, in 2012, that prompted the Canterbury Baseball Association to be established in 2013. Since then, we have seen steady growth with the establishment of the Christchurch Redbirds (2016) and Selwyn Baseball (2017) ...

    Paint ’n’ Sip Studio is a different kind of kid's birthday party or event in Christchurch. A local artist will guide the children step by step to complete a painting while they socialise with friends! Fun, easy and no artistic ability or experience necessary! Start with a blank canvas and sip their way to a one of a kind masterpiece. We provide everything to complete the painting, so just bring the kids! Birthday family can self-cater food & cake. Join us also for: Open paint sessions, birthday ... Read more party, date night, hen’s night out, team building, networking group, reunions, fund raisers, girl’s night out, anniversaries, company function, private party, family day and the list goes on... Private events can be booked anytime there is not a scheduled class listed on the calendar. Refer to our KIDS link on our website for more information.

    The Christchurch Netball Centre is one of the largest netball centres in New Zealand catering for netball players in and around the city and environs. All 36 outdoor courts, some resurfaced and realigned are situated in Hagley Park. The Centre has the luxury of a stylish building nestled amongst the trees in Hagley Park where administration offices, physio clinic and caterers are situated. The Centre is close to bus routes and has coffee and food onsite during Competition days. The Christchurch ... Read more Netball Centre is committed to fostering participation and success in netball by providing high quality netball opportunities in a positive competitive environment and contributing proactively to our netball community.

    GirlGuiding is a friendly, inclusive community open to girls and women of all ages and backgrounds. It’s never too late to join! Girls and young women involved in our activities thrive in an environment that encourages positive self-expression, friendship and a sense of adventure. We provide our girls and young women with the skills and self- confidence they need to embrace life’s challenges, make informed choices, and make a positive difference to their own lives and the wider community. We ... Read more look forward to you joining us!

    New Zealand's Leading Indoor Climbing Centre where you have a choice of indoor climbing ... conventional in The Roxx or unconventional in Clip 'N Climb. The Roxx is the only dedicated climbing centre in Christchurch and is by far the biggest facility on the South Island. Clip 'N Climb is the most innovative indoor climbing concept to have emerged in the last decade. It is an arena full of individually themed climbing challenges equipped with automatic belay devices that make climbing safe and exciting. ... Read more New Zealand's Leading Indoor Climbing Centre where you have a choice of indoor climbing ... conventional in The Roxx or unconventional in Clip 'N Climb. The Roxx is the only dedicated climbing centre in Christchurch and is by far the biggest facility on the South Island. Clip 'N Climb is the most innovative indoor climbing concept to have emerged in the last decade. It is an arena full of individually themed climbing challenges equipped with automatic belay devices that make climbing safe and exciting.

    The Burnside RFC was established in 1957 and offers rugby to players of all ages and levels, from U6 ripper rugby to Golden Oldies. We also run the Touch on the Park social touch rugby module each year from October through to March.

    We are the biggest tennis club on the eastern side of Christchurch set in lovely park like surroundings, providing programs for HotShots, junior tennis (social and interclub), senior tennis (social and interclub), midweek ladies and have expert coaching available from our club coach Andrew Falck. We also have a comprehensive range of tennis racquets, shoes and bags for sale. Join us for juniors on a Saturday morning or seniors on Saturday afternoons from 1pm onwards.

    The Christchurch Football Club is one of the worlds oldest rugby clubs. We not only offer a rugby experience for adult men and women and boys and girls but we have a range of facilities to offer. We have nine onsite motels which we manage and also our clubrooms are available for hire for functions, events and meetings.

    Chans Martial Arts is one of the largest and most reputable martial arts school in New Zealand. Established since 1975, we have a strong network of centres throughout the country, internationally and has links with many top martial arts masters world-wide. We specialise in Tai Chi Chuan & Shao Chi Chuan Kung Fu. Shao Chi Chuan deploys biomechanically sound self defence techniques and psychologically positive teaching methods. This results in the elimination of excessive physical and mental stress ... Read more which is omnipresent in many conventional martial arts. It is quick to learn and is very effective for self defence. We have a special children class for the younger ones and it is great for developing concentration and confidence as well as self defence awareness. The Tai Chi Chuan we teach is the classical Yang Style under the direction of Prof. Yek who is one of the top students of the legendary Prof. Huang Shing Shyan. Tai Chi Chuan has great benefits for physical and mental health besides ...

    Sports Tennis Clubs

    Edgeware Tennis Club was established in 1932 and has a long history of great tennis players. The Club is operated by a friendly and dedicated committee of volunteers and is supported by our growing membership, who offer their energy and expertise from time to time. We have five hard courts and four astro turf which are also lit for night time tennis. These courts are used for casual organised tennis, interclub or general usage by the membership. Our members range in age from 3 ½ to 72 years old ... Read more so we are definitely a club for the whole family with a distinct focus on family and fun. However, for those of us with a competitive spirit we have many interclub teams who travel throughout Christchurch to play competition tennis and we are well known for the strength of our juniors.

    We train Boxing and Kickboxing from beginners level to competition level So if you only want to train for health and fitness or want to compete .Then come and have a go.

    From birthday parties to large corporate events we have something for almost everyone in Christchurch and beyond. Bouncy Castles, Slides, Bumpers, Zorbs, Mechanical Bull, Gladiator, Horizontal Bungee, Climbing Wall, Candy Floss and MUCH, MUCH MORE

    Sports Pony Riding Clubs

    Ferrymead is a branch of Christchurch Pony Club with a unique venue situated in the Mary Duncan Park on Port Hills Road. Our facilities are superb and boast a; All-weather flood lit arena, capable of accommodating three 20m x 40m arenas. An additional 20m x 40m all weather arena situated at the back of the grounds. 4 bay stables. 4 uncovered yards. A cross country course encompassing the surrounding hill and our open grounds. We offer annual memberships which gives you access to all facilities ... Read more mentioned above everyday of the year except our 2 ODE dates (20 March and 13 August 2016). The Ferrymead Pony Club grounds are also available for a casual use at a rate of $15 per horse, per day. Ferrrymead Pony Club is unique in the sense that we can offer grazing to our members. As we are a non-profit organisation we do require lots of input from members and their parents/families. For more information you can email our Secretary or visit our website.

    Mocka provides contemporary and trendy toys and furniture at great unmatched prices. It is a small family run business based in Christchurch, NZ and values personal customer service and provides quality products that are made to last.

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