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Best Places to be in Christchurch when it rains

10 Best Places to be in Christchurch When it Rains

Christchurch is a beautiful city, made all the more special by its variety of experiences, even when it rains. While some places may be less desirable in wet weather, there are plenty of spots to make the most out of a rainy day. Here are 10 of the best places to be in and around Christchurch when it rains. From cozy cafes to world-class attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on those dreary days.

Best Places to be in Christchurch when it rains

#1 – Quake City

Introduction: Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. This special exhibition from Canterbury Museum explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying street and sinking buildings. Quake City charts the aftermaths of the September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities. Exhibition includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of Christ Church Cathedral and the clocks from the former railway station.


  • the spire of Christ Church Cathedral
  • the clocks from the former railway station

Location: 299 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

Contact: +64 3 365 8375

Website: Website Link Here


#2 – Canterbury Museum

Introduction: The Canterbury Museum is a museum located in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand, in the city’s Cultural Precinct. The museum was established in 1867 with Julius von Haast – whose collection formed its core – as its first director.


  • Urinal Pride Project

Location: 11 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

Contact: +64 3 366 5000

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Codebreakers


Crate Escape runs exciting escape room games in the middle of Christchurch. You and a group of friends are confined to a room, full of hidden clues, locks and puzzles for 60 minutes.

Your goal is to solve all the puzzles and escape with time to spare!

Crate Escape is great for friends and family or as a team-building activity for your staff, co-workers, school, club or other group. Everyone must work together to escape from the room.


  • Escape room
  • Team-building activity

Location: 166 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Contact: +64 210 291 0169

Website: Website Link Here

#4 – Christchurch Art Gallery

Introduction: The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, commonly known as the Christchurch Art Gallery, is the public art gallery of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It has its own substantial art collection and also presents a programme of New Zealand and international exhibitions. 


  • Cut It Out
  • Something’s Missing
  • Ripples and Waves
  • Joyful Glitch

Location: 312 Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

Contact:  +64 3 941 7300

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – NZ Museum of Toys and Collectibles

Introduction: The Toy Collector is inherently linked to the NZ Museum of Toys & Collectibles as it’s starting form and now as the entrance and administrators of the museum. It provides a range of toys and collectibles for those who catch the bug having stepped into the world of the history of play.

The museum team knows that nostalgia exists in everyone and seeing a toy or picture can instantly bring forward a previously deeply buried memory. Taking a walk through NZ Museum of Toys & Collectibles is a rare opportunity to experience a very broad range of toys all in the one building and is sure to bring a smile to your face and remind you of some childhood memories, whether your 4 or 84.


  • Toys and Collectibles from 1920’s to today ranging
  • Selling a range of diecast

Location: 36 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Contact: +64 3 366 7785

Website: Website Link Here


#6 – Launch Pad

Introduction: Launch Pad is Christchurch’s most exciting trampoline park! Enjoy with friends, family, birthday parties, or other special occasions. From tiny tots to following your olympic dreams, Launch Pad is fun for everyone!

They run jump sessions starting every half hour so come on down!


  • Dodge Ball Court
  • Foam Pits
  • Olympic Trampoline
  • Tiny Tots Area
  • Race Track

Location: 43 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand

Contact: +64 3 352 0623

Website: Website Link Here


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#7 – Production Studio

Introduction: There are open creative times across the week where you can use the studio and work on your creative projects. Classes also run throughout the year.


  • Embroidery machine
  • Laser cutter
  • Vacuum former
  • Vinyl/Craft cutters

Location: Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tūranga

Contact: +64 3 941 7923

Website: Website Link Here


#8 – Clip ‘n’ Climb

Introduction: Clip ‘n Climb is the most exciting new concept in indoor climbing to have emerged in the past decade. It is 100% pure Kiwi and was developed here in Christchurch.

Clip ‘n Climb is incredibly popular with families, friends, schools, youth groups, sports teams, works socials and corporates alike – there is no minimum or maximum age.

In all there are 38 different climbs for you to enjoy. We have automatic belay devices on every climb, just clip them onto your harness and away you go. When you are finished just let go and the device will gently lower you back down to the ground – it’s as simple as that!


  • Climbing Courses
  • Little Monkeys
  • Community Fundraising
  • Staff Socials

Location: 239 Waltham Road, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

Contact: +64 3 377 3000

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – Zone Bowling

Introduction: There’s no place better in Christchurch to have fun than Zone Bowling, the spot to go for bowling, fun and entertainment in Christchurch.

18 tenpin bowling lanes to see who bowls best, a Timezone arcade with plenty of games, laser tag and tasty food and drinks from our gourmet kitchen and bar ready for you!

Looking for a venue to host kids birthday parties or corporate Christmas functions in Christchurch? Zone Bowling Garden City is it. We’ve got tons of indoor activities for kids & adults to enjoy, plus a full menu to keep your bellies and hearts full.

Who needs the bar, club or amusement park when you’ve got everything under one roof at Zone Bowling Garden City?


  • Bowling
  • Fun
  • Entertainment

Location: 15-21 Iversen Terrace, Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Contact: +64 3 668 3267

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Timezone

Introduction: At Timezone, you can turn up the fun anytime you visit Timezone’s arcade locations in New Zealand with your friends and family. Add on the classic, retro games and the coolest video arcade game exclusives, and you’ll never run out of options when it comes to a whole day of fun.

A cut above the typical arcades, Timezone doubles up as a gaming and amusement centre with its endless activities for fun. Slide into Timezone’s spin bumper cars, think quickly and have a blast in this ride. You’re sure to get an adrenaline boost from the speed! So what are you waiting for? Round up your best buddies today!

If your competitive streak is up for a challenge, head to Timezone’s bowling lanes and try your hand at Bowling.
Or put your teamwork to the test, fire up and battle it out in an intense game of laser tag while trying to avoid getting shot by your opponents!

Don’t forget to stop by Timezone’s Prize shop to get your well-deserved reward. Most importantly, while you’re having the best time here, rest assured that your safety is prioritised so you can always come back to enjoy your favourite games in any of the Timezone arcades near you.


  • Mini Golf
  • Laser Tag
  • Arcade Games

Location: Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Contact:  +64 3 668 1242

Website: Website Link Here


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