Category Archives: Children

Mainly Music for preschoolers

Mainly music is a fun, interactive music session for pre-schoolers (0 – 5 years) and their parents/ caregivers, followed by morning tea and time to socialise and play. It’s a great way to have fun with your child and get … Continue reading

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Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new … Continue reading

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Paddling pool opens for summer

The paddling pool in Abberley Park opens this weekend (Show weekend) for the summer season. It will remain open until Easter 2015. Take a picnic and enjoy the Park and supervise your toddlers in the pool as there are no … Continue reading

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Affordable swimming lessons

The St Albans swimming club is offering affordable swimming lessons in Shirley Intermediate School’s laned, heated pool. The club is family friendly and often runs a barbecue at the lessons. The lessons run from Monday to Thursdays, from 4-5.30pm. For … Continue reading

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St Albans Catholic School holding market day

Location: 49 Rutland Street, St Albans Time: November 29 from 12-3pm Description: Come for a bargain, find a treasure – pre-loved clothes, children’s market, books, toys, cakes, plants, sausage sizzle and more!

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Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Will the 2030 New Zealand tennis champion come from St Albans? Who knows with weekly coaching offered to young players at the St Albans Tennis Club in Dover St and lots of practice that could happen.

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Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield RoadTime: February 6 from 10am-2pm Description: Open Day at the Marae with activities for tamariki, weaving, mirimiri etc. $10.00 Hangi at 1.30pm. To order, presales are being taken on 03 355 5615 or 027 245 … Continue reading

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Community fun afternoon

Location: St Albans Uniting Parish, Cnr Knowles Street and Nancy Avenue Time: December 6 @ 4-7pm Description: Pick some vegetables from the community garden, have a sausage or bring a picnic and enjoy the activities on offer in this community … Continue reading

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Theatre club for children

Are you home-schooling your children? Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm.

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Post budget breakfast

Location: Knox Centre, Bealey AveLink out: Click here Time: May 17 from 7:15am to 8:45 am Description: Child Poverty Action Group is hosting another of its popular post-budget breakfasts again this year with speakers. $20 waged, $10 unwaged

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Three days full of football for youngsters

Keen young soccer players have their own holiday programme at ASB Football Park (formerly known as English Park) in Cranford Street later this month.

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Messy Church

Location: St Matthews Church, 145 Cranford St Time: April 28, 4-5.30pm Description: Kids crafts, songs and stories, followed by a free meal. Theme: Noah’s Ark. For more info phone Julie on 3423556 or look up “Messy Church” on Youtube.

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