Christchurch, South Island

The Imagination Station is a not-for-profit play and education centre with a whole lot of Lego!

We provide a play area for children and adults that is FREE to access (donations welcome).

Imagination Station: Everyone is welcome to come, bring their own food and have a relaxing time.

We have computer labs on the fourth floor which we use for our classes in stop motion animation, robotics and digital LEGO design.

Imagination Station – the ultimate birthday party for a LEGO fan!

We offer building spaces where you can can come and build to your heart’s content with LEGO, LEGO Technic and DUPLO

We have computer labs on the fourth floor which we use for our classes in stop motion animation, robotics and digital LEGO design.

The Imagination Station is a not-for-profit play and education centre with a whole lot of Lego!

We have a suite of 12 iMacs that we use for our classes in stop motion animation, robotics and digital LEGO design.

Imagination Station

Imagination Station parties are a wonderful way to ensure a stress-free, memorable and engaging birthday party for your LEGO-loving child and their friends and family.

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is a not-for-profit play and education centre with a whole lot of Lego! We provide a play area for children and adults that is FREE to access (donations welcome). Everyone is welcome to come, bring their own food and have a relaxing time. We have computer labs on the fourth floor which we use for our classes in stop motion animation, robotics and digital LEGO design. We also are offering a range of educational classes around the library which are offered to schools, holiday programmes and community groups.

What do we do?
  • We offer building spaces where you can can come and build to your heart’s content in with LEGO, LEGO Technic and DUPLO, open seven days a week.
    More information here.
  • We host a variety of learning workshops, both to school groups; and to individuals after school, and during weekends and school holidays. 
    More information here.
  • We host team building sessions. 
    More information here.

Everyone is welcome to come, bring their own food and have a relaxing time. We also have a suite of 12 iMacs that we use for our classes in stop motion animation, robotics and digital LEGO design. We also are offering a range of educational classes to schools and community groups.

Hours: daily, weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 10am-5pm

Birthday Parties for Lego Fans!

The ultimate birthday party for a LEGO fan!  With parties starting at just $80, it's a perfect way to celebrate.  Imagination Station parties are a wonderful way to ensure a stress-free, memorable and engaging birthday party for your LEGO-loving child and their friends and family.
All parties include an Imagination Station party invitation template, free of charge.  Not sure how many people you'll have coming?
That's fine, just make a booking for the minimum number you'll have, and let us know your final numbers closer to the time.
More information on birthday parties here.

After-School Programmes

Our After school classes are a time of exploration, fun and carefully controlled chaos, where participants can follow their own interests, guided by some set projects to challenge students to reach well beyond what they think they are capable of!

Our programme is centred around self-directed learning and we have a range of exciting projects planned for students to choose from. Some projects may take a single session to complete, where as others may keep students engaged for a month or more! When they have completed each project, they are welcome to change streams and begin learning another specialty, or continue with harder and more intense challenges! Students can also bring their own project ideas to us to work on with our support.

The cost is $15 per session.  We even have discounts for early payment, multiple days, or siblings!

 

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2

Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.