Explore one of Christchurch’s newest parks by night at this family event. Darkness transforms the natural world into a different place. Your guides will point out the special features and creatures that reveal themselves only under the cover of night. We will finish by gathering around the fire to sip hot chocolate and listen to stories.

The walk will take about 45 minutes and is suitable for pushchairs. Dress in warm clothes and sturdy footwear. We encourage you to wear dark, non-rustling clothes – the magic comes alive if we are quiet!

While the event is free, a gold coin donation to the Styx Living Laboratory Trust would be appreciated. Register online. Numbers are limited to 50 people.

Make a lantern

Bring your own handmade lantern or a torch. You can make your own tea light lanterns by attaching string or wire to a jam jar to make a handle. Decorate the jar with coloured tissue paper. Or go to the KidsFest website for more instructions to make your own lantern.