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MUD: Phoebe Dufty enjoying the mudslides at Little River Campground last summer.
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of many summer
Stuck for some holiday entertainment? The Christchurch Mail has put
together some ideas to keep the kids entertained.
Little River Campground mud-
slides. Every day, 10am till 6pm
until March 31. $5 per person,
cash only. 287 Okuti Valley
The Christchurch Mail had
the privilege of visiting this in
person last year and it is well
worth the drive. The slides run
down the side of a hill above the
campground with picnic area
(and supervision spot) below.
The river is perfect for a cool-off
and clean-up when you leave.
Take clean clothes and towels,
sleds provided. Awesome fun for
Freeze Mob, Re:Start Mall.
2pm, January 12. Free.
If you ve always viewed flash
mobs with a certain envy but
lack the dance skills to get
involved, now s your chance to
do a little low-impact mobbing.
A freeze mob is like a flash mob,
except that instead of breaking
into synchronised dance at a
given time and location, freeze
mobbers simply stop what
they re doing and hold a pose.
This is the ultimate live-
sculpture experience and you
don t need to practise your rou-
tine or untie your feet. Simply
turn up at Re:Start mall and
join the freeze. It will only last a
few minutes though so make
sure you re on time.
See eventfinder.co.nz for details.
Farmers Markets: Mt Pleasant
Community Centre, 9.30am till
1pm Saturday. Riccarton Bush,
9am till 1pm Saturday. Les
Mills Sunday Market at 203
Cashel St, 9.30am till 1.30pm
Sunday. Artisan Market, Riccar-
ton Bush, 10am till 2pm
Outdoor theatre: The Adven-
tures of Robin Hood. This com-
munity musical will be perfor-
med in Abberley Park (Abberley
Cres, St Albans) courtesy of the
Harlequin Players. The act
includes dancing, sword play
and jest. Entry $7. Begins
Sunday -- See eventfinder.co.nz
for more session times. Suitable
for all ages.
Movies: The Palms is still
offering $10 movie tickets and
there are plenty of new movies
out in January. Take the kids or
leave them at home and have a
night out. For session times see
The Groynes: This handy res-
erve is perfect for many a family
Book a barbecue or take a pic-
nic and enjoy a walk around the
reserve or let the kids play while
you sit back with a glass of wine
in a camp chair. You can even
take the fishing rods -- for per-
mit info see ccc.govt.nz.
The Groynes also has a
sectioned-off dog park. Turn
onto Groynes Drive off Johns
Rd. Open until 9pm.
Sumner Village: The seaside
township is still open for busi-
ness and summer is the perfect
time to pop out there and have a
stroll around. Take the kids to
the beach and pop over the road
to get a giant icecream.
The shops are humming and
Sumner has plenty to offer in
the way of op-shops, cafes, and
It s also worth taking some
adult time to check out The Vil-
lage Grape container bar at 41
Walks: Christchurch is home
to many excellent walking
tracks, all within a stone s throw
of the city. Check out the South-
ern Pegasus Bay Track which
runs from New Brighton Pier to
Southshore. Bottle Lake Forest
has more than one option and
Travis Wetland has short and
long walks to suit every fitness
level. Take a picnic lunch and a
frisbee for a break at half way.
For specific locations, tracks see
Swimming: The best way to
make sure the kids are safe in
the water this summer is to visit
one of the city pools. Graham
Condon at Northlands Mall has
a kids inflatable course open
3pm to 5pm every Sunday and
Jellie Park has hydroslides, div-
ing boards and a heated outdoor
pool. Entry fees vary.
See ccc.govt.nz for more info on
city pools open this summer.
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