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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:29am

KidsFest is returning to Selwyn for the July school holidays, with bookings now open.

Around 70 events will be held in Selwyn as part of KidsFest between 7 and 21 July.

Our Senior Events and Recreation Advisor, Dave Tippett, says KidsFest has a wide variety of exciting events and activities for kids in the upcoming winter school holidays.

“Our events usually book out pretty early so we advise parents to book early to ensure families can go to their preferred events. This year we’ve got some new events such as Explore Parkour, and Sport Suzie’s Super Silly Circus Show, but we’ve also got some favourites from last year such as High Ropes Challenge, Selwyn Kids’ Market, and fun water activities at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre with aqua volleyball and handball, inflatables and paddleboats. The Selwyn Libraries are also hosting a range of activities including Map It, Kahuna Kidsongs and Game On,” Dave says.

Last year over 1,200 children attended Selwyn District Council organised KidsFest events.

Local KidsFest events are organised by Selwyn community groups, the Council and local businesses and facilities. Some KidsFest events are free, while others are available at low cost. Booking is required for some events. KidsFest has been running for over 25 years. Selwyn families can also attend events in Christchurch and Waimakariri.

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.