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Last modified: 17 Jan 2023 11:58am

A crowd of children throwing teddy bears in the air

Summer in Selwyn has once again been a huge hit with residents—and we’re still only halfway through the jam-packed calendar.

The fun kicked off at the beginning of December, with an outdoor movie screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol in Anderson Square, Leeston. It was great to see families gather, following the Leeston Santa Parade. We’re looking forward to the upcoming outdoor movie events in February when the weather is hopefully more settled!

After the Christmas break, whanau welcomed in the new year with our Picnic in the Park events at Arthur’s Pass and Castle Hill, complete with a game of backyard cricket or kite flying. Both were fantastic events for all ages.

Between 4 and 11 January, nearly 200 young people went along to the Selwyn Sports Centre to have a go at the 3 play sessions, trying out new sports, such as Pickleball, Floorball and Korfball, and old favourites like basketball. Everyone had a great time and it was fantastic to see this event growing.

Other awesome events have included Skate ‘n’ Splash, held at both the Selwyn Sports Centre and Selwyn Aquatic Centre, and the Inflatable Fun Day at the Darfield Recreation and Community Centre.

If you’re keen to get out and about these holidays, the good news is there’s still plenty of Summer in Selwyn events to come. So mark the following dates in your diaries:

* Summer Pool Party–22 January at Southbridge Pool.

* Summer Skate Picnic–2 February in West Melton.

* Family Kite Festival–5 February at Foster Park, Rolleston.

* A Month of Sundays–5 and 12 February at Lincoln Library; and 19 and 26 February at Te Ara Atea, Rolleston.

* Outdoor Movies–10 February at Greendale Reserve (School of Rock) and on 18 February at Prebbleton Domain Playground (Ferdinand).

* Picnic in the Park–12 February in Hororata Domain and 19 February in Sheffield Domain.

Find a full list of Summer in Selwyn events .