KidsFest for the school holidays

by Anonymous Author

KidsFest is set to return this July school holidays with more than 80 events to be held in Selwyn.

KidsFest, which has been running since 1992, will be held between July 8 and 22 this year, with more than 1,200 children attending Selwyn District Council organised events last year.

“KidsFest has lots of fun events and activities for kids to do in the upcoming winter school holidays,” said council’s recreation advisor Dave Tippett.

“Local KidsFest events are organised by Selwyn community groups, the council, and local businesses and facilities.

“Events are expected to fill fast so we advise parents to book early to ensure families can go to their preferred events.” Activities planned by the council include: discomania, moviemania, a high ropes challenge, landscape art class, Kids Market, filmmaker masterclasses and water activities at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre with aqua volleyball and handball, inflatables and paddleboats.

For information on KidsFest events and bookings visit or pick up a KidsFest booklet from a Selwyn district library, the Lincoln Event Centre, Rolleston Community Centre or Selwyn Aquatic Centre.