ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH/CHILDREN IN LITTLE RIVER & DISTRICTS
18 January 2020 – BANKS PENINSULA A&P SHOW – The Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River is one of the most popular A&P Shows in Canterbury. Like many local shows, the annual event at the picturesque Awa-iti domain in Little River is the highlight of the year for many local farmers, growers and producers.
There are categories for children and youth to enter – Post Entries are accepted on the morning of the show in Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables, Photography, Arts and Crafts, Pet Lambs, Dog High Jump and Baking, Preserves and in the Wool Section (except for Black and Coloured). Check out on the following link schedule-2020
The Little River A&P Show gives them the chance to show the very best of what the district has to offer to the rest of the rural community as well as the hundreds that travel to the event from the rest of Canterbury and beyond. Go here to plan your Show Day and get Schedules and book trade space. Buy your Tickets on line or at the gate on the day. www.littlerivershow.org.nz
Saturday January 2019. Gates Open 8am, Awa-iti domain, Akaroa highway. Schedule on following link schedule-2020
Easel-ly Arty for the 8 year pluses is on again very soon. We did have a couple of highly enthusiastic and talented 6 year olds at our last workshop, so do enquire if you’ve a youngster that’s keen to join us.
I’m very pleased to welcome Georgia Shearer-Schulz to our ACAC family. A highly experienced and innovative children’s art teacher, she is picking up our children’s classes from the wonderful Hilary Manson.
Our first workshop with Georgia will be all about self portraits to be held on the 4 and 5 January – lots of fun drawing themselves and each other.$70 for two classes, $45 for one. Registration form available from me or on our website www.akaroaarts.co.nz Lesley 021 527184
30 September – Monday – Pottery – All day or half day Pottery dragons, Clowns and Fantasy fish
1 October – Tuesday. Pottery – all day or half day. Jack meets Santa (Halloween and Christmas)
3 October – Thursday – Mosaics Madness – 9.30-12.30 – If you like the sound of mixing concrete and tiles smashing this is for you.
4 October – Friday – Soft Sculpture – 9.30-12.30 Design and sew your own fun felt food and animal sculpture
9 October – Wednesday – DIY Camp Cooking 9.30-12.30 – Spend the morning outdoors preparing, cooking and eating yummy camp food.
9 October – Wednesday – 1-4pm – Birding Trip to Lake Ellesmere/Kaitorete Spit with guest tutor Steve Attwood. for 9 – 13 year olds). A conservation and biodiversity trip where we will travel almost the full length of Kaitorete Spit to see many endangered and native species.
10 October – Thursday – 9.30-12.30. Minecraft Mania – What could be more fun a Morning making minecraft cookies, Chocolate, Slime and much more.
11 October – Friday – Glazing Pottery 9.30-12.30
Here is the link to the registration form https://forms.gle/frwTVwPaKY2sbQbg7 Half Day 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 4pm $30.00 per child. Full day 9.30am to 4.00pm $60.00 per child. Venue Okuti Valley Hall, Okuti Valley Road. All enquiries and bookings to Alyson Aisiable email email@example.com Phone 021 052 1930.
20 – 29 September – THE GREAT KERURU COUNT – Join in the fun and make a difference. 20 September to 29 September
The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science… project. This project depends on as many people as possible getting out and about gathering data on kererū. Each year the number of people taking part grows, and last year kererū were voted Bird of the Year, proving just how much New Zealanders love kererū. https://www.greatkererucount.nz
Everyone in New Zealand can get involved with the Great Kererū Count. Whether you see any kererū or not, sharing observations will help build up a clearer picture of where kererū live, how many kererū there are or aren’t, what they are feeding on, and most importantly how best to protect them. So far New Zealand citizen scientists have contributed to a total of 34,961 observations. In another few years, Aotearoa will have a statistically robust open-source data set on kererū. This data will be used by scientists at Victoria University of Wellington and elsewhere to improve conservation outcomes for kereru.
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).firstname.lastname@example.org 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!)
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 email@example.com
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.