Kidsfest 2020!

Published: 07-Jul-2020

Kidsfest is here for the July holidays! Karate, crafts and more at the Waimakariri Libraries. Book now!

Plenty of fun activities available for Kidsfest these holidays, and one key difference - all the information is online this year!



GKR Karate Safety Awareness Workshop

One of the things we hear a lot from parents is the desire for their children to learn resilience in preparation for their lives both inside and outside of school. This workshop will introduce children to the principles of safety awareness – from awareness of their surroundings, simple things they can do to keep themselves safe, and up to the last resort of self defence. Our aim is to leave children and parents alike feeling confident and empowered knowing that they have the ability to look out for themselves.

Join us for a fun and easy session and learn to stay safe!




















Bookings at all Waimakiriri Libraries.

Tuesday 7 July

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kaiapoi Library




Nature Craft

Come along and get in touch with nature!

Design your own nature collage, or try your hand at designing your own pet rock!

All materials provided.

Bookings at all Waimakiriri Libraries.

Oxford Library

Tuesday 7 July

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Kaiapoi Library

Thursday 9 July

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Rangiora Library

Friday 10 July

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm




Write On School for Young Writers Workshop

Join the talented tutors of the Write On School for Young Writers for fun-filled, challenge-based writers’ workshop.

Learn how to choose the best words and get them in the best order to express your original ideas.

Bookings made through School For Your Writers.

Kaiapoi Library

Wednesday 8 July

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Rangiora Town Hall

Wednesday 8 July

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Rangiora Town Hall

Friday 10 July

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kaiapoi Library

Friday 10 July

10:00 am - 12:00 pm




Waimakariri Libraries Family Quiz Nights

Do you have a mind full of trivia – or random facts?  Why not gather the family and enter a team in one of our three quiz nights across Waimakariri.

No devices – you will need your memories for this one!

A Golden Book of Knowledge will be awarded to each winning team!

Bookings at all Waimakariri Libraries.

Oxford Town Hall

Wednesday 15 July

7.00pm – 8.30pm


Kaiapoi Library

Thursday 16 July

7.00 – 8.30 pm


Rangiora Library

Friday 17 July

7.00 – 8.30 pm




Sports Suzie’s Super Silly Circus Show

Introducing Suzie’s hilarious and very silly workout show.  This is a high energy, action packed fun show the whole family can enjoy.

Suzie’s’ Show is full of crazy stunts, from yoyo’s flying in the air, to dazzling magic.  The Show is jammed packed with super unicycling, crazy juggling, amazing balloon prizes and possibly the smallest bike you’ve every seen! It’s so much fun even your grumpy granddad will be laughing.

Get your tickets from all Waimakariri Libraries, tickets just $5.

Rangiora Town Hall

Friday 17 July

10:00 am - 10:45 am


Oxford Town Hall

Friday 17 July

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm




Pirate Mystery Trial

“Ahoy me hearties! Pirates have taken over our libraries! Follow the clues and return your completed trail to be in for a chance at winning treasure.”

Everyday of the school holidays!




Kidsfest Website

GKR Karate Safety Awareness Workshop

Nature Craft

School For Young Writers

Sports Suzie