Celebrate the long weekend with a trip to the Oxford A&P Show, a night at the rugby, a treasure trail and Easter egg hunts.
Head out of town on Easter Saturday for a day at the Oxford A&P Show.
Bring the family for an action-packed day of all things rural – from dog trials to sheep shearing and wood chopping to best in show. Line up to watch the terrier race, check out all the animals vying for prizes and take in the highland dancing competition.
There will also be heaps of food and craft stalls, vintage machinery, a grand parade and plenty of activities to entertain all ages.
The Crusaders host the Highlanders on Friday night at Orangetheory Stadium in a clash of the south.
Book your sideline spot online for the 7.05pm kick-off.
Explore Wild Ōtautahi in the Te Pito Huawera/Southbase Gallery at Tūranga.
Inspired by Gavin Bishop’s book, Wildlife of Aotearoa, the interactive free exhibition focuses on the wildlife habitats of our city.
You can also take the kids on a wildlife treasure hunt exploring the central city. From Tūranga and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū to the Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum, the Ōtautahi Go Wild map takes youngsters on a journey of discovery. The maps are also available at the four exploration places from Saturday.
Make the most of the Easter Trots at Motukarara as the Banks Peninsula Trotting Club hosts a country race meeting on Monday. Entry is free, with heaps of entertainment for younger family members, including an Easter hunt.
Jump on the Black Cat ferry and set sail for the Quail Island Easter Egg Hunt. Find the coloured tokens and exchange them for chocolate eggs. During your hunt, you can also discover shipwrecks, native birds, volcanic cliffs and caves. Book online.
Enter The Great Museum Egg Hunt at Canterbury Museum by finding all the large moa eggs carefully hidden.
If you live north of the city, go on the great Silverstream Easter Egg Hunt in Kaiapoi on Sunday.
Register for the hunt, whch is open to two age groups – up to five years and from six to 12 years.
Swing into the fun with the Mainland Big Band at The Cashmere Club on Saturday night.
Enjoy a mix of rock, pop, ballads and jazz from the 1950s to the 1990s. General admission costs $10, with door sales only.
Grab your guitar and head to the Canterbury Folk Festival in Waipara, North Canterbury this weekend.
The four-day festival will celebrate a range of folk music, from contemporary through to bluegrass, Irish and
traditional. Check out the details online and register for the whole festival, a day pass or the barn dance or evening concert.
You can find out about other events happening in and around Christchurch via the What’s On webpages.