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Youth Activities

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH/CHILDREN IN LITTLE RIVER

WHAT TO DO IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – School breaks up for the holidays on the 13 April and commences again on Monday 30 April


19 April -Thursday – STORYTIMES AT LITTLE RIVER LIBRARY – During the school holidays, there will be a storytimes session at Little River Library.  It is going to be held on Thursday 19th April, from 2-3 o’clock, in the lovely large boardroom.

This is suitable for 7 years old and under, so come along with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews and have a fun time – no need to book in.  See you there!

Catherine Boyd  – Library Assistant, Little River Library.


School Holiday movie - Thomas and the letter26 April – Thursday – School Holiday Movie – THOMAS AND THE SPECIAL LETTER –  11 am or 1pm as required.

Cost $5.00.  Nibbles included in price.   “Requests” 10 Seater Boutique Cinema, 4511, Christchurch To Akaroa Road, Cooptown.

Bookings essential – Phone Bernadette 3251154 to secure a seat.   

Bernadette can screen this movie or another requested movie  at another date 


School Holiday Movie - 18 April –  WednesdaySchool Holiday Movie – BOLTS AND BLIP –      11 am or 1pm as required.

Cost $5.00.  Nibbles included in price.   “Requests” 10 seater  Boutique Cinema, 4511, Christchurch To Akaroa Road, Cooptown.

Bookings essential –

Phone Bernadette 3251154 to secure a seat.   

Bernadette can screen this movie or another requested movie  at another date .   


School Holiday Movie for Teens27 April – Friday –  School Holiday MovieHUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE7 seats left  at the 1pm movie.   Can do a  11am showing  as well if needed.

Cost $5.00.  Nibbles included in price.   “Requests” 10 Seater Boutique Cinema, 4511, Christchurch To Akaroa Road, Cooptown.

Phone Bernadette 3251154 to secure a seat.   

Bernadette can screen this movie or another requested movie  at another date   


Games Day 28 April – Saturday – INTERNATIONAL  TABLETOP GAMES DAY – 10am to noon  at the Little River Service Centre.

Come and enjoy a variety of Board Games, cards and puzzles.

From pick up sticks and Snakes and Ladders to Mahjong and Trivial Pursuit.

All ages welcome.         


Little River Giant Pumpkin Festival22 April – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER GIANT COUNTRY BUMPKIN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Each year the Little River Support Group organise the Little River Country Bumpkin Giant Pumpkin Festival. Hundreds of visitors and competitors are attracted to Banks Peninsula from all over Christchurch, Canterbury and around the South Island. International tourists to New Zealand also enjoy the festival as they travel through Little River and stop to investigate.

The festival aims to be a family fun-filled afternoon in a stunning country setting. Entertainment including music and dance, competitions (such as childrens races, gumboot throwing, bottle stalls and chocolate wheels), country stalls and sideshows, food – especially the famous Little River Pumpkin Soup – and of course some amazing pumpkins.

There are some fantastic prizes on offer for all the pumpkin classes and competitions, plus a great prize draw. More details of prizes will be posted on this website nearer the day.  If you would like a stall contact Lyn Odgers email lynner@hotmail.com or littleriverpumpkin@outlook.co.nz  www.littleriverpumpkinfest.co.nz


Anzac Day25 April   – Wednesday – ANZAC DAY – Anzac Day is celebrated in Little River with a Service in the Little River Community Centre at 9.30am followed by a march to the War Memorial Gates for Wreath laying and returning to the Community Centre for Morning tea.

The Little River Memorial Boards are on permanent display in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station plus  a special Anzac display if anyone would like to come and have a look after the Anzac Day Service and Afternoon Tea


 

 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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