Christchurch Family Activities

Christchurch is a fantastic place for families with an enormous range of outdoor and indoor entertainment.

At Amber Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel, we know the best places for families to visit.

Regardless of the age of your family, we’re sure you will find something to add to your “must do” list for Christchurch.

International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch is one of only five Antarctic Gateways. Just five minutes across the road from Christchurch International Airport, the International Antarctic Centre has many great experiences for families. The Storm Dome lets you experience a -18° Celsius wind while Penguin Rescue introduces you to some of the world’s cutest penguins. From interactive experiences to amazing demonstrations, the International Antarctic Centre truly has something for the whole family.

Orana Wildlife Park

See New Zealand’s only gorillas or get up close and personal with lions at Orana Wildlife Park. Families can meet Orana’s farmyard animals, have the thrill of being surrounded by lions, or hand feed giraffes. That’s not to mention the fantastic native birds in their aviaries or the kiwi in the nocturnal house. The wild experiences offered by Orana Wildlife Park will provide excitement for everyone aged from eight to eighty!

Margaret Mahy Playground

While there are many amazing paid activities in Christchurch, there is also fantastic free fun for families at the Margaret Mahy Playground. Named after the famous New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy Playground is the largest playground in the country and sits on the banks of the Avon River. Built during the Christchurch Rebuild, this playground has fountains to play in, giant slides, climbing nets, and flying foxes. Margaret Mahy Playground is a fantastic family venue where excited kids can burn off some energy while the adults can sit and watch with a coffee in hand.

Adrenalin Forest

If your family is hungry for excitement or just loves the idea of climbing in the treetops, Adrenalin Forest is for you! Located 15-20 minutes north of the town centre, Adrenalin Forest is perfect for older families who don’t mind a bit of height. There are 6 levels of height, ranging from lower than 2 metres above the ground to a massive 25 metres into the sky. Adrenaline Forest is perfect to get the blood pumping, just remember to check out the view when you’re up there!

Air Force Museum

Check out the history of military aviation in New Zealand at the birthplace of our Air Force. The Air Force Museum has a variety of exhibitions, displays, and galleries including the Aircraft Hall. Museums are fantastic places to take the family as it is both engaging for all ages, and educational. The Air Force Museum is the perfect free (donations are welcome) entertainment for families with children of all ages.

Whether you are looking for something exciting, educational, or a bit of both, Christchurch is the perfect destination for families. The variety is massive both in breadth and depth – we have barely scratched the surface of everything Christchurch has to offer. For your next holiday to Christchurch, consider Amber Kiwi to make your time in the Garden City wonderful!

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