Selwyn ready for summer fun

by Anonymous Author

The annual Summer in Selwyn programme is set and ready to keep locals entertained over the coming months.

The programme kicks into life in December and will run through to April with over 70 Selwyn District Council and community events planned for the 2017-18 summer.

Council’s senior events and recreation advisor Dave Tippett said there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Selwyn.

“Summer events are fun for the whole family and help make Selwyn a great place to live by connecting people to their community,” Mr Tippett said.

“We are proud to present even more events than in previous years, with a great range of community-organised events on offer as well, including Christmas parades, community markets, fetes and picnics, and fitness-related events,” he said. 

Council events include two drive-in movies at Rolleston and Darfield, and two outdoor movies at Lincoln and Leeston as part of the Spectrum Lighting and Sound Outdoor Family Movies.

“People can either park up and tune in to a special frequency on their car radio, or bring a seat, bean bag or blanket and chill out in front of the huge outdoor screen.”

The Faringdon Summer Pool Parties will include a special Christmas Pool Party at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, as well as Darfield and Southbridge community pools.

The New World Rolleston Picnics in the Parks are coming to eight locations, with live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, and entertainment.

The New World Rolleston Teddy Bears’ Picnic will return to Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve.

“With an opening performance from Cirque Grande, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be jam-packed with family fun, including a teddy bear parade, face painting, fairies, bouncy castles, toddlers’ gym and prizes.”

The Faringdon Summer Skate Jams will take place at eight locations around Selwyn, where coaching from experienced skate instructors and equipment for hire will be available.

The Music on the Green series of events will also be returning with local musicians entertaining in Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and Lincoln, while Selwyn District Libraries will be hosting a variety of events over the summer.

For a complete list of Summer in Selwyn events, visit, or, or pick up a copy of the Summer in Selwyn Guide booklet.