Family and Kids in Christchurch

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Christchurch? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Christchurch, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Christchurch.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Christchurch for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Tranzalpine Ride

    Family and Kids

    The TranzAlpine ride is a very scenic train ride between Christchurch and Greymouth. If you start from Christchurch, on the way, you traverse farmlands, deep gorges, the Waimakariri River and finally through the Southern Alps into Greymouth. The ride is perhaps one of the most scenic train trips anywhere in the world.
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    International Antarctic Centre


    One of New Zealand’s award winning attractions, the International Antarctic Centre is a must visit while on your trip to Christchurch. It has been designed in such a way that one can enjoy the fun of Antarctica without actually going there! You’ll get to experience snow and ice, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and hang out with Penguins! A major...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Canterbury Museum

    Family and Kids

    Located within an architecturally magnificent building, the Canterbury Museum was started in the year 1870. The museum started with a collection of moa bones and bird skins, but today, the collections comprise more than 2.1 million items encompassing Antarctic expeditions, Canterbury settlement, ethnology and natural history. 
  4. Amazing Christchurch attraction for kids
    Quake City

    Family and Kids

    You can take a tour of the Quake City, once you pay a visit to the location of Christchurch, New Zealand. This area is decorated in such a way so that the visitors can understand the consequences of the earthquakes that Canterbury has gone through. You can see a good exhibition here which shows the results of the earthquakes that took place on 4th September 2010 and 22nd February 2011. Apart fr...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Christchurch Gondola

    Family and Kids

    Christchurch Gondola is a cable car ride that offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience. Experience stunning 360° views from the top- from the cityscape of Christchurch to the Canterbury Plains to the peaks of the Southern Alps. A Time Travel ride at the summit takes you through the smouldering depths of a volcano, a native New Zealand forest, a short voyage onboard a ship and thr...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Christchurch
    Hagley Park

    Park, Botanical Garden

    Spread across 400 acres, the Hagley Park has been a city landmark since the 1850s. The park is a major sporting and cultural focal point as well with netball courts, a golf course and soccer and rugby pitches. It also has a jogging/ running track. Situated with Hagley Park is the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. They are the city’s most popular, most visited and most loved attraction. T...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    Wildlife Park, Bird Watching

    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park which is home to New Zealand’s Big 5- Kiwi, Kea, Tuatara, bush parrot Kaka and the Takahe. Apart from these, other animals that can be found at the reserve are Fallow Deer, Wallabies, Capuchins, Otters, Lemurs, Peacocks, Goats, Miniature Horses, and a lot more. Spend a day at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve with Triphobo Tours that offer you ulti...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Orana Wildlife Park

    Wildlife Park

    Situated near Christchurch Airport, the Orana Wildlife Park is spread across 80 hectares (198 acres). Animal encounters are a speciality of this park. Feed Giraffes, meet a rhino, feed a Lemur, say hi to a kiwi or travel through the Lion reserve! The Orana Wildlife Park is also known for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes. So the entry fees that you pay are utilized for a good cau...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Air Force Museum Of New Zealand

    Family and Kids

    The Air Force Museum of New Zealand has on display premier military aviation collections- aircrafts, engines and assorted parts, medals, weapons, pin-ups, parachute-silk wedding dresses and a lot more. While on a visit, marvel at the collection of 28 classic aircrafts, fly a simulator and experience life in the Air Force.
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Cashel Street

    Family and Kids

    Visit Cashel Street to see how an entire city fought back nature after all the devastating earthquakes. The street is a creative solution for the devastation from Christchurch earthquakes. You will definitely admire its approach to rebuilding the city. There is an array of shops along with restaurants, cafes and food trucks. A major Attraction is the Re:Start Container Mall.  
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Avon River

    Water Sport

    Avon River is a river that runs through Christchurch. During the day, it witnesses a lot of activities, namely, punting, boating and riverbank picnicking. Head over to the river for some leisure activities. Many locals head for a morning jog along the riverbank. 
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Port Hills

    Family and Kids

    The Port Hills are a range of hills in New Zealand. They are situated between the city of Christchurch and Lyttelton. The Port Hills are a trekker’s paradise! The hills are full of running and cycling tracks and walkways and hiking trails. Some of the trails include Bridle Path, Rapaki Track, Bowenvale- Sugarloaf Circuit and Huntsbury Track. 
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Christchurch Casino

    Family and Kids

    If gambling is on your mind, head over to the Christchurch Casino. It was New Zealand’s first casino when it opened back in the year 1994. Hosting 36 table games, 500 slot machines, 4 bars, 3 restaurants, live bands on weeksends and poker championships, the Christchurch Casino is the place to be while your night out in town. 
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Cathedral Square

    Family and Kids

    The Cathedral Square is Christchurch’s main square and serves as a hangout for the people of the city. In the evening, the square comes alive and is bustling with street performers. While on your visit to the square, do check out the ruins of the Christchurch Cathedral. The cathedral was destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 2011. Another attraction is the Chalice. It is a large...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Paknsave Riccarton

    Family and Kids

    Pak'nsave Riccarton is a famous supermarket in the city of Christchurch with a huge variety of food products available at an affordable price. You can explore the stores stuffed with a variety of food products that arrive fresh every day, and the stock gets updated accordingly. The location is very much convenient with easy access to the transport stations and famous attractions of the city. T...Read more