Family Fun

Fun for the whole family

Kids will never be bored here. South Canterbury is a safe, family friendly space full of hidden surprises. Whether you're stopping for a holiday or lucky enough to live here, you'll find plenty to discover and enjoy with the kids.

Explore local art as you hunt for Timaru Rocks, interactive exhibits at South Canterbury Museum, Aigantighe Art Gallery and Chipmunks Playland have many children’s activities and holiday programmes. Experience the magic of steam at Pleasant Point, all-weather wet and wild fun at CBay aquatic centre and Tekapo Springs hot pools. Explore the picnic spots and bike trails around the region, just a few of many activities to wear off some energy!

Get up close and personal with tame farm-yard animals around the region. Visit Waimate’s wallabies as you walk amongst, touch, feed and cuddle these furry animals – the only one of its kind in New Zealand.

With one of the safest beaches on the East Coast of New Zealand and large areas of recreational space, South Canterbury is a great place to take the kids. Come and spend some family time with us.

Having a great family day out doesn’t need to cost a lot, or anything for that matter Check out Free Family Fun

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Family-friendly activities, attractions and accommodation businesses are ready to help you have a memorable South Canterbury holiday.

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