Sport and Recreation

Go outside and play

For their health and wellbeing,kids need to play and get physical outside – even when it’s wet and cold. By Kate Barber Exercising and exploring outdoors is crucial for children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. Children test and extend their physical capabilities, burn off …

Team Kōhine takes off

A new coaching initiative aimed at young female riders has taken off at the Christchurch Adventure Park.  Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker or keen to get your young charges hooked on the thrill of riding, the Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) has trails to suit …

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 …