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Last modified: 25 Jan 2022 1:30pm

Crowd of smiling children throwing teddy bears in the air

Thousands of residents have been enjoying Summer in Selwyn events around the district, halfway through the summer fun.

This year’s packed events calendar has seen a huge range of events from crafts to sports, movies, and markets–with all Summer in Selwyn events still on for now under the Red setting, right up to the end of March. While capacity limits are in place and some further restrictions may apply, the Council has been planning for the possibility of restrictions and at this stage all events are able to continue.

Among this year's new events, ninja training was a hit, providing big smiles for the aspiring ninjas. The annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic saw 1200 children and adults and even more teddies enjoying a fun day out in the sun. Along with pony rides, face painting, bouncy castles and the annual teddy bear parade children and bears were excited by a visit from Spiderman and a host of Disney princesses.

New events to come include social sport taster sessions at the Selwyn Sports Centre, learning archery with the Ellesmere Archery Club, events about our environment with sessions on the A little girl in a teddy bear costume carrying a teddy bear and a paper bagmigration of Selwyn's bird flocks and native plant propogation, a Star Wars quiz and learning the art of mixing your own mocktails for the adults among others.

Other highlights will include the first ever Bark in the Park event at the end of February, with two hours of a pawesome day out to celebrate furry friends at Brookside Park in Rolleston, featuring six-legged egg and spoon race, best-dressed dog and more.

Lincoln saw the first of 10 picnic in the park events, with the expanded list of picnics aiming to bring the community fun around the district with music, entertainment, a free sausage sizzle and more to enjoy in the evening sunshine.

The popular ‘A Month of Sundays’ events of live music and fun garden games are back in Lincoln with local music talent performing at the Lincoln Green next to Lincoln Library every Sunday afternoon in February.

The season’s pool parties will end with the Pool of Rock party in the main pool at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre on Saturday 12 February, where local musicians will be performing.

Find out more on our Summer in Selwyn page .