FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK        

RED TRAFFIC LIGHT SETTING:

WE WILL REQUIRE ALL VISITORS TO SHOW VACCINE PASSPORTS, WEAR FACE MASKS, SCAN IN VIA THE QR CODE AND KEEP 1M DISTANCING.

100 VISITORS MAXIMUM ALLOWED IN THE PARK AT ANY ONE TIME

                  We are open under the Traffic Light system in Green, Orange and Red Traffic Light settings:  10.00am to 4.30pm                                   Please use a face mask, apply 1m social distancing, use QR scanning and Vaccination Passports when attending the Park.  (Visit our Covid-19 tab above for more information regarding our operating guidelines).

 

 

 

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 on most days throughout the School Holidays. There will be no tram on Sunday 30th January.

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 inside the park.

 

 

 

 


Upcoming events

Tram Schedule Summer School Holidays

22 Dec 2021 - 31 Jan 2022 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Our iconic trams are running most days during the Summer School Holidays. Please check on here for daily updates. Unlimited Tram rides when you purchase a ticket at the admissions office. There will be no tram on Sunday 30th January.

Night Market

05 Feb 2022 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Unfortunately with the change to the Red Traffic Light setting, i.e. a restriction of 100 people maximum in the park, the February Night Market had to be cancelled. We apologise for this, but hope to be able to see you in March.

Ferrymead Alive (Sunday)

06 Feb 2022 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The EMU Dm27 will be out on this Sunday. Bring your family and friends to enjoy train rides and tram rides - purchase your train ticket from the Moorhouse Railway Station inside the park and tram tickets from the admissions office. Ticket price includes unlimited rides.

Nostalgia Festival

10 - 14 Feb 2022 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The park is closed for the Nostalgia Festival pack in and pack out. The festival is on the 12th of February.

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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