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Kaiapoi & surrounds: Timetable for zero to fives

(Term time only)


9:00-10:30 Whanau Time at Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North; 10 Ranfurly Street, Kaiapoi.

Contact Jill on (03) 327 8476; email


9:00–10:30 Whanau Time at Kidsfirst Vickery Street; 22 Vickery Street, Kaiapoi. Contact Barbara (03) 327 7783; email

9:30-11:30 Waka iti Playgroup for zero to fives at 67 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi Baptist Church. Every week activities are set up so you can enjoy spending time with your little one(s) painting, building, drawing, creating, reading or having some good conversation with other parents, carers. Adults morning tea provided; BYO children's morning tea. $1 for children 1 year and over; free for children under 1. Check them out on Facebook here or phone Audrey on 022 3081618 or (03) 327 8347.

9:30-11:00 Aroma Mums - playgroup at Riverside Community Church, 45 Charles Street. Baking, coffee and a snack for children. All welcomed. Phone Carol 021 042 3377

Please note: Toes & Giggles is taking a break while a new person is recruited to lead the session. Email or see for updates.


9:30 -11:30 Kaiapoi Community Play Group at The Wesley Centre, corner Fuller and Peraki Streets. Music, free play and morning tea. $2 per family. Find more information on their Facebook page

10:00-11:00 Mainly Music at St Bartholomew's church hall at 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi. Fun group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young child (0-5). Children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills, as well as socialise with others. $3 per family includes morning tea provided by volunteers. Contact the parish office 03 327 7084.

10:30-11:00 Kaiapoi Library Toddlertime. Come and join the fun with puppets, songs and stories or poems for 2-4 year olds. There is a new theme every term! Free. 

10:00am Swannanoa Mainly Music is held at Swannanoa Community Hall , 1322 Tram Rd. Morning tea provided. $5 per family per session (or buy a 10 session card for $40). Email: and find them on Facebook here. 


11:00-12:00 Kaiapoi Plunket Coffee Group. 24 Sewell Street. Koha appreciated to help cover costs. For more info email


11:00-11:30 Kaiapoi Library Babytime. Come along for fun and interactive songs, rhymes, poems and stories. This is a great way to engage your child with language, and to meet other parents and carers. This programme is for babies aged 0-24 months, accompanied by an adult. 


Clarkville Playcentre: Monday to Thursday 9:00-1:00pm. Located on a beautiful 1/2 acre section, lots of room for your little ones to run and play! Contact Jane on 0278900364 or pop along for a free visit between 9-12am at 9 Heywards road.

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