The ILT Kidzone Festival is an iconic event in Southland. It began in 2005 as a four day festival and has grown to a six day festival with over 170 activities for families to experience. Every year 11,000 people get the opportunity to walk through the doors of the ILT Kidzone Festival. Without all our ILT Kidzone heroes this would not be possible so we would like to thank all of them for their continued support.

Claire Blau

ILT Kidzone Director

Venture Southland proudly presents Southland’s favourite family event, the 13th annual ILT Kidzone Festival. Join us on a magical journey ‘Out of this World’ as we travel through outer space and in to 3D and virtual reality - let your imagination run wild!

A special thanks to all of our funders, sponsors and James Hargest College, and to the dedicated staff and volunteers who work so hard behind the scenes to help bring the ILT Kidzone Festival to life.

Paul Casson

Chief Executive, Venture Southland

It’s ILT Kidzone Festival time! The team at Venture Southland are working flat out to ensure this years’ Festival is an ‘Out of this World’ family experience. This event wouldn’t happen without our fantastic volunteers, community funders, and sponsors.  Special thanks to the Invercargill Licensing Trust, ILT Foundation, The Community Trust of Southland, and the team at James Hargest College. Get your tickets and make the most of everything on offer, and have a fun day.

Alan Dennis

Chairman, ILT & ILT Foundation

The Invercargill Licensing Trust and the ILT Foundation are again delighted to be main funders of the iconic ILT Kidzone Festival. This family orientated event is certainly the type of activity that we love to assist. We congratulate the organisers on their excellent efforts, and in particular, we thank the many volunteers who continue to make this event one of the best. We wish everyone a happy and fun time.

Margot Hishon

Chair, Community Trust of Southland

The Community Trust of Southland has supported the ILT Kidzone over the past 13 years and every year we love to see the happiness and positivity that it brings to families in our community. We hope you have a wonderful time this year and enjoy an event that we can all be proud of.

Thank you to all the volunteers that give up your time to make this happen for our community.

Andy Wood

Principal, James Hargest College

Kia ora koutou katoa

We are delighted to open up the Hargest Campus once again for this marvellous event. In being here with your kids, nephews, nieces, and grandchildren, you are giving them what they need more than anything – your time, your attention, and your involvement in sharing experiences. A wonderful investment for their future!

Na reira, nau mai, haere mai!  Welcome, and enjoy!