Most Popular Kids Activities in the Canterbury Region in 2016

    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  

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    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.

    Let Design Me Colourful create a little magic and a lot of colour at your next party or event! Whether it be a full character face, cheek art, arm designs or glitter tattoos, face painting can provide something for everyone no matter the occasion. Wonderful Entertainment for all Ages! Children and Adults can both be transformed into their favourite characters or have a bit of fun with designs! With over 10 years Professional Makeup Artistry experience in Film, Television and Theatre, Kristin Holloway ... Read more is passionate about creating amazing designs and putting smiles on faces. "My favourite part of face painting is the first moment someone looks in the mirror and sees their painted face for the first time, the way their eyes light up and the beaming smiles - its why I love my Job!" Design Me Colourful uses only professional, high quality paints and glitters that are safe for faces. There is something for everyone….. Birthday Parties, Hens Parties, Baby Showers, Fancy Dress Parties, Corporate ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    A++++

    13-10-2014 by Jen Howes

    Awesome, was on time, very professional, great with the kids, great price range. And above all, very ...

    Awesome Work

    13-10-2014 by Renae Anderson

    Design Me Colourful Face and Body Art is AWESOME. Kristin does such a great job and not just with the painting but is a lovely person to deal with. Highly Recommend!!

    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

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    Performing Arts Hip Hop Dancing Classes & Lessons

    At Step Up 4 Dance nz we have a variety of innovative and fun hip hop classes available for students aged from 3 years old and up. Classes run in conjunction with the school term and each term students get to participate in our studio project, competitions, show or public performance. We also provide corporate workshops, school holiday workshops and private lessons for those special occasions such as 21st birthdays and weddings. No dance experience neccesary. This is a great way to get fit while ... Read more having fun, make friends and gain more confidence. CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK Contact us today to receive a first lesson FREE!

    Do you want your kids to enjoy a rural activity? Do you want to build your child's self-esteem and do this by developing their confidence around horses and/or ponies? Do you want them to learn life skills not just how to ride a horse? Do you want them to have a special friend who can be with them unconditionally, literally with no strings attached? At Abi's Natural Horsemanship we can help you feel safer around horses and ponies both on the ground and in the saddle. Learn how to communicate ... Read more with these animals effectively so they see you as firm, fair and confident leaders. Let us teach you how to 'read' a horse so that you can know what they are thinking and understand their instincts of survival. Discover the secrets of 'horse whispering' and create a unique long lasting partnership with The Horse. I have over 30 years experience around as well as on horses/ponies and can cater to all levels from beginners just starting off on their equine adventures to more experienced riders ...

    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. ...

    DISCOVER YOUR VOICE, GROW IN CONFIDENCE, EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS The Ella Thomas Vocal Studio is a singing, music, and theatre school for children and teenagers of all ages and abilities. We specialise in Musical Theatre, Classical, and Contemporary styles. Students learn in a supportive and confidence building environment. Lessons are tailored to each individual's ability, age, and interests. ​ Students Learn: HEALTHY SINGING TECHNIQUE PERFORMANCE SKILLS MUSIC THEORY AURAL & SIGHT SINGING ... Read more SKILLS A RANGE OF REPERTOIRE ​ Student Opportunities: END OF YEAR RECITAL​ PERFORMANCES SINGING EXAMS MUSIC THEORY EXAMS SINGING COMPETITIONS The Ella Thomas Vocal Studio offers singing and music theatre training to ages four and over. We aim to foster a life-long love of music and performing and instill healthy singing habits and technique in students to ensure their voices stay strong and fit. Our youngest singers will find a bright and exciting studio to learn in a fun and ...

    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.

    Providing opportunities for every individual regardless of age or ability with an interest in gymnastics based sports to be able to realise their full potential within a safe, fun and positive environment. Our gymnastics and trampoline programs strive to create a fun and unique experience for everyone, emphasizing on the development of strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, concentration and self-esteem that gymnastics skills offer. We believe that the simple joy of running, jumping, cartwheeling, ... Read more and flipping through life promotes the physical confidence and body awareness that is an essential foundation for all sports and needed to pursue any athletic adventure. Our gymnastic sports club will provide outstanding and comprehensive gymnastic sport programming that is as unique and diverse as the community we serve. Values: Safety first—safety is our top priority. Make every action count—whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well. Attitude is everything—a positive ...

    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 ...

    Through our school we offer a wide range of Performing Arts classes, teaching Acting, Singing and Dance skills to children as well as adults in the Rangiora and North Canterbury area. Our school presents two major Youth/ Children's Musical Theatre Stage shows each year and gives our students a fun, confidence building environment in which to follow their dreams. Contact us via Phone or email to enquire. Do not leave enquiries on this site as they do not reach us.

    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.

    Yvette (DipABRSM, DipArts, DipATCL) is a singing and piano teacher who has five years’ teaching experience, with ages four to seventy. She has put numerous students through exams with a hundred percent pass rate and has excellent results with preparing students for auditions, concerts, and competitions as well. She teaches from grades one to eight in classical singing, rock and pop singing, and classical piano. Yvette enjoys performing at gigs, and she currently teaches fifty music pupils. She ... Read more has worked at a number of different schools and studios, and her singers have even performed at the rugby or received runner up in national music awards. Yvette also accompanies singers and instrumentalists on the piano in their exams, concerts, or auditions, and is open to receiving queries for this as well. Lastly, Yvette is a capable music theory tutor as well.

    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) ...

    Outdoor & Adventure Outdoor & Adventure School Holiday Activities

    Enjoy a fun day out with our animals, get up close, feed some furry babies and learn about “Country life in Canterbury” with Wee Dram Farm Park. We are an ideal way to spend the day, getting connected, feeding farm animals and meeting their babies, and having fun while gaining knowledge about the diverse range of farming in New Zealand. A safe and engaging interaction that will leave the whole family smiling long after they have driven out the gate. “With a Diploma in Early Childhood Education ... Read more and Care, and 10 years in the childcare and disability industry I know what children need to have a great time” Karen owner

    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!

    Christchurch United is pleased to advise all its members that following a special meeting on Monday 22 August 2016 the club has approved a plan to partner with the Christchurch Football Centre and the Christchurch Football Academy. Christchurch United was established in 1970 and over 30 years the club became one of the most successful football clubs in New Zealand, winning 6 National League Titles and 6 Chatham Cup Finals. The club won the League & Cup double in 1975 and 1991. In recent years ... Read more the club has been struggling to maintain its membership base. This partnership is intended to enable the club to once again become a leading club in New Zealand. Established in 2014 the Christchurch Football Centre has developed a world class facility on Yaldhurst Road. This facility has been the home of the Christchurch Football Academy whose goal is to grow football players with a life-long passion for the game. To do this they aim to offer boys and girls the best football experience in New ...

    Badminton facility. Badminton Canterbury is responsible for the promotion and development of Badminton throughout the Canterbury Region. We operate Badminton Hall, a purpose built stadium in Christchurch and facilitate National and Inter-provincial Tournaments and Competitions at Juniors, Seniors, Veterans and Masters levels. We are an association of Badminton New Zealand Badminton Canterbury is supported by many local clubs within the region and run annually; Tournaments, Championships, Interclub ... Read more competition, Junior Elite Training and Social events. Access available 24/7 with a Badminton Canterbury lighting Card

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