We are open every day from 10.00am to 4.30pm. 

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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 will run on weekends and are not included in the admission on a standard day.  Tickets can be purchased from reception.

 Ferrymead Alive (formally 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.  

Ferrymead Night Market runs first Saturday of every month excluding Jan and winter months$2 Entry.  Tram and Train ride additional. 




Upcoming events

Autumn Night Market

01 Apr 2023 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April Summer Night Market $2 entry per person. Our amazing heritage park open to the public. Come and ride the Tram and the Steam Train. International food vendors in the park, craft beer & cider, craft stall holders, live music and Strawberry Fairy will be face painting. We now have a barber onsite! Cash required for tram, steam train, some stalls and face painting. Furry friends are welcome on a leash. Look forward to seeing you there!

The Great NZ Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Weekend

09 Apr 2023 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bring your children and join in the fun at our annual Easter event. The children will love the bunny bouncy castle, face painter, pony rides, petting zoo and, of course, the Great NZ Easter Egg Hunt with chocolate treats and eggs awarded at the end. There is also live music, limitless Tram rides and Steam Train rides, cute little animals at the petting zoo with (guinea pigs, rabbits of course and little dogs). Come for the delicious pizza, souvlaki's, fruit ice-cream, spiral potatoes etc or bring a picnic! The whole Park will be open for everyone to enjoy and explore! This is an all-inclusive ticketed event. Tickets available now through Eventfinda or on the door. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/the-great-new-zealand-easter-egg-hunt/christchurch

Event Calendar

Tram running days

Steam Train running days

Other Trains running

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School Holidays

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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
- Coronation Park
- Heritage Rose Garden
- Wedding Tram/ Birthday Tram
- Photo shoots

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Admission Prices

VALID ALL DAYS EXCEPT EVENT DAYS (special prices apply).

Adults - $15.00, Seniors/Students - $12.50, Child (5-15yrs) - $10.00, Under 5's (1-4yrs) -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $39.50

Community Service Card Holders:
Adults - $12.50, Seniors/Students - $10.50, Child (5-15yrs) - $8.50, Under 5's (1-4yrs) -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $33.50

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

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