Selwyn’s summer fare — the ever-popular picnic in the park

Summer in Selwyn is back

by Mike Isle

More than 60 events are coming to the district as part of the 2018/19 Summer in Selwyn event programme, kicking off in December and continuing until late March.

The event programme, a Selwyn District Council initiative sponsored by Spectrum Lighting and Sound, Faringdon and New World Rolleston, is a perennial favourite with local families. This year, the council says, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Council-run events include two outdoor movies at Lincoln and Leeston and two drive-in movies at Rolleston and Darfield, starting with the Christmas classic movie Elf on Sunday, December 16. Pool Parties will include a special Christmas Pool Party at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, as well as parties at Darfield, Sheffield and Southbridge community pools.

The ever-popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic will return to Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve with jam-packed family fun.

Picnic in the Park events and Summer Skate/Scooter Jams are coming to eight locations around the district, while a new event — Summer 3X3 Basketball Jam — encourages anyone to jump into a game and have a go.

Other entertainment includes live music at local parks with A Month of Sundays in February.

Residents can bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of our local talented musicians at the Lincoln Green.

A number of Selwyn District Libraries events are also taking place over summer including craft and storybook workshops, Summer Reading Bingo and games challenges, spurring on multigenerational fun.

A great range of community-organised events is on offer too, including Christmas parades, fetes and picnics and fitness-related events. For a list of Summer in Selwyn events, visit the council’s Facebook page or website.