ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH/CHILDREN IN LITTLE RIVER & DISTRICTS
to 31 Jan 2021 – POP UP PENGUIN ART TRAIL – Decorated penguins are displayed across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula on a Public Art trail that will celebrate all the unique parts of our city
Check out the “Gateway to the Peninsula Penguin” by Frankie Bakker ” in the Heritage Park, Main Road, Little River sponsored by the CCC and selected by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust as part of their decorate a penguin Competition held earlier in the year.
Frankie is a local artist who spent many hours on this passion project which is inspired by the local native animals and landscape.
Another local Little River Artist has also designed and painted a penguin. Jane Downes “Kiwiama” Penguin sponsored by Go Media is at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.
After 10 weeks out and about in Christchurch, the street-sized penguins will be auctioned to raise money for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. The art trail will be launched on our streets on 29 November 2020. Check out our penguin in Little River and upload the App Code displayed there to “collect a penguin” and you could unlock a reward from our sponsors. To read more about how you can purchase a penguin at auction go here
Tuesday – SUMMER BADMINTON on a Tuesday at the Little River Community Centre, Western Valley Road. All levels welcome,
Mixed doubles, Rackets provided
Contact. Simon Fowlers@landcareresearch.co.nz All equipment is supplied. Even some friendly tutors willing to share their skills. Beginners welcome. 7- 8.30pm. $5 casual fee or $60 for the whole season. The “season” will run until daylight saving ends in early April 2021. The last evening of the season being 30 April. The only Tue night that badminton won’t be on is 15th Dec (LR School Assembly). That makes 25 evenings in total, hence why the season fees are $60 to cover the hall fees.
PONIES 2 GO – Open 10-4 Weekends, School and Public Holidays weather permitting $6 Pony Ride $3 Animal Visit and $8 to do both.
Pony Led rides and interactive animals. Come and meet, ride and pat Mrs Chips one of the Little Ponies, Chopper the sheep, Ping Pong the Lamb. Pat the rabbits and guinea pigs. Meet the batman fowls Leith and his girlfriend Vicky and the new Angora Rabbits Twinkle and Dusty. A lovely outing under the shade of the willows for the children to meet all the animals and their helpers..
Most of the animals are rescued and rehomed with Ponies 2Go. You will find Ponies to Go behind the Little River Silo Stay. Contact Karen 021 0742595.
THE KINDNESS ROCK GARDEN – Take one when you need one. Share one with a friend. Swap one for another. Inspirational words to brighten someone’s day
Join us at Village Art as we launch our Kindness Rock Garden to share kindness, connect with friends, encourage each other and inspire creativity.
We offer drop-in sessions for budding Rock Painters in our local Banks Peninsula and Christchurch community. Call in to Village Art to meet with friends and neighbours or make new connections. Be inspired to paint one or two rocks for a Koha. Leave your rock in our Kindness Rock Garden or take one to share with a friend.
Visit www.villageartstudio.com for more information. You will find us behind the Little River Service Station 4223 Main Road, Little River. Open Wednesday to Saturday.
GEMSTONE AND FOSSIL MUSEUM, Birdlings Flat. Open 7 days a week. Fascinating. Gold Coin Donation. Contact Vince Burke Phone 03 329 0812.
ASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS – Join us to view the night sky above Akaroa. Friday & Saturday nights, 8.00pm-10.00pm. 10 inch Newtonian telescope. Heritage Park, 10 mins drive from Akaroa. Check with us for times and conditions, phone Craig on 027 3000 547. Dress warm. Charges: Children $5. Adults when accompanied by a child are FREE. Children under 15 are free, (in other words everyone is FREE).email@example.com phone 027 3000 547
CHRISTCHURCH 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:
- Young people, parents, teachers through your local networks
- Learning opportunity providers– asking them to upload the information themselves on to the website
- If you know of any local events or opportunities, please distribute and promote as appropriate
To download your free app, click here.
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!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for further information and application form.