Things to do  |  5 Jan 2022

Christchurch City Council will be hosting its popular outdoor pool parties this January and February with activities including face painting, scavenger hunts and games.

The fun starts at Jellie Park on 23 January with giant inflatables including a Farmyard Castle, Obstacle Course and Cheeky Chipmunk.

The following week Te Hāpua Halswell Pool will be holding a special “Back to School Party” to celebrate the start of a new school year on Sunday 30 January.

Sports enthusiasts will also enjoy the “Summer Sports Day Party” at Te Hāpua on Sunday 20 February. Along with sports-themed inflatables, some of your favourite players from the Canterbury Rams basketball team and the Mainland Tactix will be in attendance.

On Saturday 5 February expect a relaxed vibe at a special “Summer Chill Out” session at Lyttelton’s Norman Kirk Pool.

Not to be outdone, Waltham Pool will be pumping up the volume at the “Summer Splash Party” on Sunday 12 February.

The pool party season will officially wrap up at Jellie Park on Saturday 26 February with a “Dive in Movie Party.” This end of season finale will feature a DJ, movie-themed inflatables and a giant movie screen playing Raya and the Last Dragon in larger-than-life technicolour.

“Our summer pool parties provide fantastic entertainment for the whole family and keep the fun going right through the season,” says Council Head of Recreation, Sport and Events Nigel Cox.

“They are quite dependent on the weather so hopefully there’s a long hot summer on the way and they all go ahead as planned.”

Under the Covid 19 Protection Framework at orange anyone aged 12 years and three months or older entering Recreation and Sport facilities will require a vaccine pass. Masks are also required on entry and exit of facilities and in public shared spaces within.

All parties run from from 12pm – 5pm. To find out more about your local outdoor pool and get updates on the pool parties, go to the Council website.