FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK        

WE ARE OPEN UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2:  10.00AM TO 4.30PM

NO TRAM SATURDAY THE 23RD OF OCTOBER

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND HERITAGE WEEK WE ARE OPERATING: LIMIT 100 PEOPLE

HALLOWEEN WILL BE GOING AHEAD, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES.

POSTPONED EVENTS:  EXTRAVAGANZA TO 21ST NOVEMBER. IT WILL ONLY RUN IF THE CAP OF 100 PEOPLE IS LIFTED

 

 

Please use a face mask and apply 2m social distancing when attending the Park.

 

Ferrymead owes its importance in history to the hills dividing Christchurch from the port of Lyttelton.  Pioneers transported their goods over the steep Bridle Path from Lyttelton to Heathcote, where punts were used to cross the river into early Christchurch. Later traffic came by sea up the estuary. In 1863, the first railway in New Zealand was opened, running from Ferrymead into central Christchurch. This railway line was the inspiration for Ferrymead Heritage Park and the restored railway line follows part of the route today. 

Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township and the park has a variety of restored cottages plus a school house, church and businesses which reflect the period and allow visitors to experience life for the early residents of Christchurch including the smell of a coal range and the sounds of a tram rattling past the door. 

There are a large array of heritage exhibitions and displays that are open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These displays are owned and operated by individual societies and manned by their volunteers. They have restored and displayed their collections for you to enjoy and these include tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, cars, printing, post and telegraph, model railway, photography and much much more. If you are interested in a particular society's display, please contact the society in advance of your visit, to ensure that volunteers will be on site. 

Trams run on weekends and throughout the School Holidays.

Tram rides are not included in the admission and tickets can be purchased from reception.

Ferrymead Alive (formally known as Steam Sunday) runs on the first Sunday of every month, tickets are not included in the admission and can be purchased from Moorhouse Station.

 

 

 

 


Upcoming events

Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021

09 - 25 Oct 2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

As part of the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021, the Museum of Photography at Ferrymead has put together a Photographic Exhibition to showcase some of their extensive, unseen collection of photographs, depicting the theme 'People and Places - our stories revealed'.

Labour Weekend - Ferrymead Alive

24 - 25 Oct 2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This Labour Weekend there will be no Extravaganza (it's now on 21 November) but come and experience the amazing Steam Trains at Ferrymead Heritage Park. On Sunday we will run 2 Steam Trains and on Monday we will operate Double Headed Steam Locomotives. Purchase your ticket from the train station. Ticket price includes unlimited rides.

Halloween

31 Oct 2021 | 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM

With much excitement, Ferrymead Heritage Park once again brings you our fun filled annual Halloween Family Trick or Treat event, Sun 31st October. We will be holding 6 sessions from 10am to 7pm, each session will be 90mins long. This will allow us to meet the Covid19 Level 2 requirements of no more than 100 people at one time. Due to the restrictions this is a ticketed event only with no door sales, tickets are available through Eventfina. Come and join us for a fun day we will have all your favourites!...including of course LOLLIES!

November Night Market

06 Nov 2021 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November Night Market $2 entry per person. Tram rides & train rides, international food vendors, beer & cider, live music, craft stalls & face painting. Cash required for trams, trains, craft stalls & face painting. The Night Market can only go ahead if the cap of 100 people is lifted.

Event Calendar

Tram running days

Steam Train running days

Other Trains running

Click date for list of events

School Holidays

Visit our Events page for more information


Weddings and Venue Hire

Ferrymead Heritage Park has several facilities that can be hired for functions including weddings and parties. These include the following:
- Heritage Church (Chapel)
- Friendly Societies Lodge Hall
- Heritage Railway Station
- Wedding Tram
- Heritage Rose Garden

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Admission Prices

All Days except event days

Open 7 Days a week, 10am to 4.30pm

Adults - $12.50, Seniors/Students - $10.00, Child - $7.50,
Under 5's -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $32.50

Community Service Card Holder
Adults - $10.00, Seniors/Students - $8.00, Child - $6.00,
Under 5's -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $25.00

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Education

Curriculum based learning experiences for Primary, Intermediate and Secondary students.

Our Primary and Secondary Education Programmes are funded by the Ministry of Education LEOTC Funding.

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