Things to do  |  31 May 2021

If the prospect of keeping the kids entertained over the winter school holidays has you quaking in your boots, jump online now and get tickets sorted for KidsFest.

The popular children’s festival has been keeping Christchurch kids occupied over the winter school holidays for the past three decades.

Tickets for this year’s KidsFest are available from today.

While many of the events and activities during KidsFest are offered at no cost, tickets are often still required because of the limited amount of space available.

“If you want to make sure you’ve got lots of activities lined up for the kids over the school holidays, I strongly advise you to get in early and secure tickets,’’ says Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Tanya Cokojic.

“If you leave booking tickets to the last minute, you might miss out because we expect there will be high demand for many of the events and activities that we have lined up over the course of the two week festival.’’

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood is one of the events that could sell-out fast. It is a musical adaptation of Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.

“Another event that we expect to spark large interest is the free Helicopter Fun Day at Air Force Museum on Wednesday 21 July. Kids will be able to see real Air Force helicopters, climb aboard an Iroquois and immerse themselves in the world of rotary aircraft.

“There will be craft activities for the kids and demonstrations of drones and radio-controlled helicopters. Fortunately, this is one event that you don’t need to book for,’’ Ms Cokojic says.

See the full KidsFest line-up and get tickets.