Handpicked by a Christchurch Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Christchurch Family Activities'.

We've picked out our favourite Christchurch Family Activities to take the kids to.  Christchurch has plenty of activities for kids to experience from wildlife spotting, interactive museums and adventure activities.  Take inspiration from our list and enjoy a fun, family day out.


Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay

The multi-award winning Silverstream Alpaca Stud offers luxurious self-contained farmstay B&B cottages and Alpaca Farm Tours.  Located just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, relax and enjoy your time in the farm setting which features expansive lawns and gardens with a river boundary.   Silverstream is one of the larger alpaca farms in New Zealand with ov...


Ferrymead Golf Leisure Park

Ferrymead Golf and Leisure Park is Christchurch’s premier family attraction. Set in a beautifully scenic venue, Ferrymead has something for everyone, including:   A public links-style 9 hole golf course with 2 different pin placements on each green  3 challenging and themed mini-putt courses 26 bay, all weather Driving Range Paintball Arena Fully licensed ca...

Christchurch Adventure Park

The ultimate base for epic mountain bike, zipline & sightseeing adventures as well as chilled out down-time in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zipline tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or walking track.  Be totally stoked out by the stunning machine and hand-built mountain bike trails or just chill out on the large deck of th...


Supa Karts Indoor Raceway

Supa Karts Indoor Go Karting Track offers a daily adrenaline dose, and high octane fun experience. The 200 metre long track is suitable for everyone, whether you are an expert adrenaline karting driver, or just learning to drive.   Operating on the number 1 track in town, drivers benefit from an excellent fleet of top quality French engineered and manufactured, SODI Go Karts.  Bu...

Christchurch Gondola

Offering 360-degree views over Christchurch, the gondola provides visitors with a spectacular vista and fantastic photo opportunities. The journey to 500 metres above sea level takes about 10 minutes in a fully enclosed cable car.  At the top visitors can stretch their legs with a walk on one of the many Port Hills tracks or simply sit and take in the view stretches to the Southern Alps in...

Orana Wildlife Park

See New Zealand’s only gorillas and the country’s only orang-utans at Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares, within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch airport, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Over 400 animals, representing more than 70 different species, are displayed. Regular animal presentations occur daily.   The Park specialises in providing amazi...

International Antarctic Centre

The International Antarctic Centre brings you close to Antarctica without leaving New Zealand. #morecool Visitors can immerse themselves in the snow and ice by sheltering in an ice cave, slide down an icy slope, brave the wind chill machine at -18 degrees Celsius and experience a simulated Antarctic Storm that occurs every hour.  There are also plenty of displays covering the history ...

Air Force Museum

Discover New Zealand’s military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace.   Explore the diverse collection at your own pace through immersive exhibitions, or join a free, guided ‘Behind the Scenes’ to...

Christchurch Tram City Tour

One of Christchurch's iconic attractions, hop on board a beautifully restored heritage tram through the rapid re-development of Christchurch City Centre.  It's a relaxing way to learn about the history of Christchurch with a spot of sightseeing. Insightful and friendly drivers offer guided commentary on the city and the major landmarks.  A day-long ticket allows you to hop on and off ...

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Located just five minutes from Christchurch Airport, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a family attraction that combines conservation, wildlife and Maori culture.  The reserve is home to 50 different types of animals and up to 500 individual animals, wandering free and housed in individually designed enclosures.  Explore three zones to learn about the county's endangered wildlife. Vis...

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