Christchurch city parks are a great learning destination and offer a wide-range of activities to log in your Passport to Learning including discovery trails, days out with rangers, scavenger hunts and planting days.

About Children's University

Welcome to the exciting world of Children's University.

This international organisation offers educational experiences and activities for children aged 7 to 14 years old.

These activities take place at Learning Destinations - local educational organisations specialising in out of classroom education. Each child involved is issued a Passport to Learning to record each activity and how many hours learning took place. Children are rewarded with formal certificates and graduations.

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Family planting days

You can get a sticker from the event organisers on the day. These events are worth between two to three hours.


Halswell Quarry Park planting days

Bring the whole family along to help restore native plants to Haslwell Quarry.

  • Saturday 28 September, 10am to midday

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens events

You can get a sticker for your passport from the staff in the Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre. Activities worth one hour each.

Discovery trails

Every autumn, winter and spring school holidays, there is a self-guided discovery trail at the Botanic Gardens. Collect your free booklet or map from the Visitor Centre.

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Seasonal scavenger hunts

Print a seasonal scavenger hunt from the website.

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