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Christchurch City Council Media Release 21 December 1998

Mr Moon and Super Nan rescue kids from holiday boredom.

KidsPlay, 10.30am to 1.45pm, 4 to 9 January 1999, various locations


Two colourful and magical characters will rescue kids from holiday boredom early in the New Year as KidsPlay takes place in a variety of suburban parks.


KidsPlay is a popular SummerTimes event combining Mr Moon’s Amazing Games and The Court Jester’s cushion theatre production of ‘Super Nan’. Together they create a great day of free entertainment for children between 5 and 12 years old as well as an opportunity for them to spend a day with their families at their local park.


The event begins at 10.30am with Mr Moon’s Amazing Games and continues after a break for lunch with a the cushion theatre show. ‘Snakes in the Grass’, ‘Sharks’ and ‘Mushroom’ are just a few of the games that Mr Moon and his talented team will lead children through. Halfway through the two-hour games session Mr Moon and his team will juggle energising treats for the children donated by Frucor before another hour of games begins. Amazing Games is limited to 200 participants and children under five need an adult to help them play.


After expending their energy with Amazing Games, kids can find a spot in the shade to have their lunch before The Court Jesters begin their cushion theatre production of ‘Super Nan’. The play, about a young boy with an out-of-the-ordinary grandmother, promises lots of laughter and excitement.



An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be present at the Burwood Park session of KidsPlay on Thursday 7 January. The event is free and kids just need to bring their lunch, a cushion or rug and wear a sunhat and some sunblock.



KidsPlay Schedule

Monday 4January - Hoon Hay Park, Mathers Road

Tuesday 5 January - Waltham Park, cnr Waltham Road and Fifield Terrace

Wednesday 6 January - Jellie Park, Greers Road entrance

Thursday 7 January - Burwood Park, New Brighton Road

Friday 8 January - St Albans Park, cnr Madras Street and Edward Avenue

Saturday 9 January - Woolston Park, Ferry Road




For further information contact the SummerTimes Publicity Co-ordinator,

Katie Macbeth, on (03) 941 8495,

or check the website at


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