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Celebrating Children's Day in New Zealand 

In New Zealand Children's Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday of March: Our next events will be held on Sunday 2nd March 2025 when we will bring Children's Day to life at both Foster Park Rolleston, and Malvern Recreation Centre, Darfield. 
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Selwyn Parenting Network prides itself on bringing Selwyn's Biggest FREE Event each event that has grown to attract thousands of families, of all ages. On Children's Day New Zealand comes alive with activities and events designed to bring families together and show how important children are in our community. Our next Selwyn Parenting Network Children's Day is happening on Sunday 2nd March 2025. 


So what can you expect?…. FUN - FREE - FUN FOR THE FAMILY!! 🥪🍿🏰 🍿🤾🏾‍♂️🎤🚲🎯🎭🎨🤹🏽‍♂️🤸🏼‍♂️🚔🚒

Selwyn Parenting Network is always so proud to be bring this FREE Children’s Day Event to Selwyn - with not one but TWO Events. Our flagship event at Foster Park, Rolleston gets bigger each year, and next year will be no exception as we spread out onto a couple of sports fields at Foster Park. And for our Malvern and wider Canterbury rural families, our event at Darfield is growing annually as we bring Children's Day direct to the country!


We are already making lots of plans for Children’s Day 2025 on Sunday 2nd March so this is one event you MUST POP IN THE DIARY as we partner with the fabulous partners to bring you HOURS of action packed FREE FUN, laughter, activities and games for the whole family!!

11AM - 3pm | Sun 2nd March 2025 | Foster Park, Rolleston.
12PM - 3pm | Sun 2nd March 2025 | Malvern Rec Centre Darfield. ​

We will have a variety of entertainment and activities at these events, including:
🏰 Bouncy Castles
🐴 Pony Rides
🐔 Farmyard Friends
🚧 Children’s Road Safety Team
🚑🚒🚓 Emergency Services Displays
🚲 Pedalmania Recycled Bikes
🎈 Balloon Twisting
🎨 Face Painting
🍿 Food StallsFundraisers and MUCH MORE!!

A chance for you to connect with numerous children’s services providers and community organisations, all whilst enjoying huge amounts of fun with your tamariki and extended whānau.

We are very proud to have made this event happen every year for the past 12 years, pivoting the challenges of lockdowns and limited gatherings. The beauty of running our charitable 


Children's Day always provides such a great opportunity to all come together for our tamariki. If the world and current climate has reinforced anything to us, it’s that those we love and cherish are the most important element of our lives. We truly look forward to bringing another fantastic event to Selwyn for Children's Day in 2023  - Sunday 5th March 2023 

Our sincere thanks to our Principal Sponsors Faringdon who help make this event possible. 

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