Halswell Scout Den

Activities: Youth


In 2014 Halswell Community Project hosted a Youth Voice Hui. Thirty four young people (11-25) attended and presented their ideas for ways to make Halswell awesome. It is great to see the Skate Park progressing. Remember there are lots of Clubs and Sports Clubs that provide various activities and have been doing so for many years.

Find more activities on the Sport and Physical activities page

Halswell Youth Hangoutnew

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See Calendar for more information


Halswell Scouts

(includes Keas, Cubs & Venturers)

All groups meet in the Scout Den in the Domain.  Halswell Scouts provides scouting, craft, outdoor activities for children and young people of both sexes between the ages of 6 and 25.  The group is the second largest scout group in New Zealand.

For more information -

Phone: 322 5276 (Allan or Jo Burt)

Email: allanjoburt@clear.net.nz

Website: www.halswellscouts.co.nz


St John Halswell Youth Division

This organisation develops first aid and leadership skills in young people.  This is a fun, interactive organisation that caters for two groups: Penguins (for 6-8 years) and Cadets (for 8-18 year olds).  The Halswell Division which caters for both meets every Monday night: 6.30pm - 8.00pm.


For more information -

Website: St John Youth Website

Email: Ken Hay


St Mary's Anglican Church

St Mary's runs a range of programmes in both Halswell and Prebbleton for kids and teenagers.


TIME OUT  -  Thursday 3:30pm - 5.00pm

An interactive after school adventure

for Years 1-7.

DOMINOS  -  1st and 3rd Thursday

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Dinner, games and lots of laughs for


KIDZONE    -  Sunday  10.00am - 11.00am

Morning adventures for children of all

ages! Fun, Faith and Fellowship.

VIBE           -  Sunday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Hanging out, food, games and

interesting chats for Years 9 - 13.


More information -

Phone: 322 6095 (Church office)



Canterbury Model Engineers

Model Train - DomainThe model engineers run model trains, traction engines and boats in the Halswell Domain every Sunday from 1.00pm - 4.00 pm weather permitting). All Rides $2. School visits by prior arrangement can be made.


Phone: 021 0242 9993 (John Crampton - evenings)

Email: secretary@csmee.org.nz

Website: www.csmee.org.nz



Girl Guiding in Halswell

(includes Guides, Pippins, Brownies & Rangers)

Girl Guiding provides guiding, craft, outdoor activities for girls aged 5-18 years old, and leadership opportunities for those aged over 18. 

Meet at St Marys Church Hall, 329 Halswell Road. 


For more information -

Phone: 322 7177 (Trish Ward)

Email: guidingtrish@gmail.com

Website: www.girlguidingnz.org.nz


Hornby Youth Website & Hangout


Check out the -

Website: hornbyyouth.org.nz

This tells you more about youth activities and events being organised over in Hornby.  Kids from Halswell are welcome to join in anything going on over there.


South West Baptist Church

(formerly Spreydon & Halswell Baptist Churches)


For Youth Actvities:

Phone: 338 4163 (Church Office)



SYC International is a safe, fun place for teenagers from all nations and ethnicities.

We play games, do fun activities, practise English, eat dinner and make friends.


Cost: $2 donation.

Venue: South West Baptist Church,

244 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

Sundays: 5pm – 7.30pm

Contact: Claire crussell@swbc.org.nz



OYC or the Otautahi Youth Council are a way of getting a youth voice into debates and decisions happening in the Christchurch area.


Contact them -

Website: www.oyc.co.nz


White Elephant Trust

White Elephant Trust is a youth-driven charity based in central Christchurch aimed to cultivate leadership and facilitate positive youth development.  They can provide you with assistance if you have ideas for projects that you'd like to make happen or if you want to find a project.


Website: www.we.org.nz

FB: Facebook page


Youth Services Directory

Information regarding youth work and related agencies in the Canterbury region.

A printed copy is available via on-line or phone.

Phone: 377 8080 (Canterbury Youth Workers

Collective) for a printed copy.

Website: www.cywc.org.nz



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