Sport and Recreation

The beginner’s guide to family caravanning

The day we realised our very old and very orange 1970s pop-top caravan had been stolen, something dropped inside of us. Even though it was far too small for our long-limbed family of five, losing the possibility of going camping really hurt. By Sonia Speedy …

The one question that helps keep kids in sport

Many teenagers are giving up on sport, just when they need most the physical, social and mental health benefits that sport offers them. Kelly Curr, Sport Development Consultant with Sport NZ, says that by regularly asking your child why they play, you can help keep …

Free Wheeling

For free family fun in the fresh air, bike trips are the best! But how to cater to the smallest members of the team and make it fun for everyone? Keen biking dad Eamonn Lowe explains the options and shares his tips for family adventures …

Uplifting family fun

The Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) is great for those seeking to hone their skills on the bike or enjoy the thrills of zip-lining while also providing fun challenges for the younger members of the family.  Mountain biking supports youngsters to grow an appreciation of nature …

Destination Aotearoa

Punting on the Avon See the Avon River and Botanic Gardens from a different perspective with Punting on the Avon! Departing from the historic Antigua Boat Sheds, this guided 30-minute tour glides along the river into the heart of the Botanic Gardens.  See the river’s …

Adventures in nature

Whether your child prefers their adventures adrenalin-fuelled or more laid-back, there is something to satisfy every youngster, from toddlers through to teens at the Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP). Thrill seekers will get the excitement they desire in the form of a downhill mountain bike ride …

Catch some family time

KALEB DOCKERILL was introduced to freshwater fishing by his dad ANDY at a young age, and he has been a big fan ever since. We chatted to Kaleb about what he likes about his outdoorsy hobby. How did you get into freshwater fishing? I have always liked …

The cost of winning

There are so many advantages to playing a sport. Yet, the pressure to perform, and win, can override these benefits and take away the fun. By KATE BARBER We think a lot about what sporting pursuit will best suit our child, but perhaps we need to …