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Youth Activities

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH/CHILDREN IN LITTLE RIVER

7 October – Sunday –  10am – 4pm. WAIPUNA BUSH WALK –   7.6km up Western Valley Road from the Little River turnoff.   RSVP: To BPCT by Wednesday 3 October.

Note: This event requires good weather. Any cancellation will be notified by email.

We are delighted to invite our members and supporters on a guided day walk to Waipuna Bush Covenant. Walk BPCT

This stunning block of forest remnants and regenerating bush lies on the Waipuna Saddle, halfway between Little River and Koukourarata Port Levy.   Learn about the diverse native flora and fauna being protected in perpetuity under BPCT covenant. Landowners Bob Webster and Carol Jensen (keen pest trappers and botanists) along with Covenants Officer Marie Neal will lead the walk accompanied by bird enthusiasts Tina Troup and Penny Carnaby.

Stroll through the Goblin Forest and along the Summit Ridge taking in the evolving regeneration process and spectacular views around the panoramic Peninsula hills, while hearing  about the impressive monitoring and trapping programmes in place.  There will be a morning walk then a more demanding steep afternoon route for keen people, both starting and finishing at the car park area where we will also have lunch. Each walk will take approx. two hours.

You will need very sturdy footwear, a good level of fitness, a packed lunch, extra snacks, and water. Because the Saddle is at higher altitude and prone to changeable weather you will need suitable outdoor clothing layers and a daypack to enjoy this outing.


 learningCHRISTCHURCH EVENTS APP NOW HAS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. Help spread the concept of endless opportunity to children and young people!  How you can help To promote the app/website widely by distributing this information to:

  1. Young people, parents, teachers through your local networks
  2. Learning opportunity providers– asking them to upload the information themselves on to the website
  3. If you know of any local events or opportunities, please distribute and promote as appropriate

To download your free app, click here.


 

GEMSTONE AND FOSSIL MUSEUM,  Birdlings Flat. Open 7 days a week.  Fascinating.  Gold Coin Donation. Contact Vince Burke Phone 03 329 0812.


Requests (2)REQUESTS – MOVIE AND MEAL MATCH – at Bernadette’s Retreat, 4511 Christchurch to Akaroa Highway, Cooptown, Little River.   
10 seat Boutique Cinema – request your movie and Bernadette will match a meal to go with it.
Bernadette’s Retreat, 4511 Main Road, Cooptown. Phone 3251 154 or 021 257 0592
Email  hartleybernadette@gmail.com
Bernadette needs two weeks lead time from you booking.

LITTLE RIVER RAIL TRAIL

Enjoy a nice easy bike ride along the old railway tracks from town to Little River.

Stop off at Birdlings Flat, visit the Gemstone Museum and collect gems from the beach.

Finish up at the old Train Station at Little River and have a well deserved drink at one of the local cafes (dad’s shout!)


Little River Camp Ground

LITTLE RIVER CAMP GROUND – is now open for the season.  Come and have a night camping or day passes to enjoy the bush and walks are available.  The Kowhai Trees are in full bloom at present and the trees are alive with bird life.

For enquiries phone Marcus 3251 014 or email littlerivercamp@gmail.com

 


 SWIMMING – LITTLE RIVER SCHOOL POOL – Parents and Community can get keys via the school office.  You are required to sign a form (available from the school office or by email) and pay$75.00.  This includes a $20.00 bond if key returned at end of season.  Keys should not be shared and non key holders should not be swimming.

 
Scary Slippery MudslidesSCAREY SLIPPERY MUDSLIDES AND THE BIG SWING – $5.00 Per Child and $5.00 per caregiver (Required). Ages 5 to 13years.The Little River Camp Ground opens for kids who like the outdoors. Will our slides scare you? Come and find out. The Scarey Slippery slides are fast and you 80m in 5 seconds. They are back to basics fun, made out of plastic with water running down a steep slope. You go really fast and may even get a bit of “air time”. We recommend wetsuits which keep you warmer and make you go even faster. Try our Scary Giant Swing as well.

Get your friends together and visit the Little River Campground for a fun afternoon. It is a perfect wet weather activity. You could even stay in one of the cosy cabins and explore the native habitat including a 500-year-old tree. A quick hot shower is available for $2.00. Bring warm clothes, hot food and drink to keep you cosy, as you will get wet.

For a quick hot shower, the cost is $2.00. Bring a change of clothes and towel. 1pm to 3pm during Kids Fest.

For enquiries phone Marcus 3251 014 or email littlerivercamp@gmail.com

OPEN FOR CAMPING AND DAY PASSES – NOT OPEN FOR MUDSLIDES AND SWING AT PRESENT – needs to get warmer.


THE CREATIVE DREAMING TRUST is Open for funding Applications.  Created after Kaite Hansen’s death, this is open for applications.  Throughout her life Kaite was a very creative person. She had a passion for arts, which inspired the dream to create a trust to help support children and young adults on Banks Peninsula to attain  their goals in any of the arts.  The Creative Dreaming Trust is open to consider applications from individuals for funding to help further their participation in  their chosen field.  Please apply to Pam Baird on 03 3251 917 or threesixtydegrees1@gmail.com for further information and application form.


 

 

 

 

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