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Easter holiday activities to keep you active

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stuck for Easter holiday ideas? We've put together a list of some of some of the fun sport and recreation activities on offer across the Bay of Plenty to help keep the kids active over the school break.

Free scavenger hunts - Bay of Plenty

As part of our Virtually on Track initiative, our Sport Bay of Plenty recreation team has put together four free self-guided scavenger hunts for the school holidays. Download the clues and get out to explore McLaren Falls Park, TECT All Terrain Park, Blue Lake and Ōhope Beach.

Sonia Lynds, Sport Bay of Plenty's recreation team leader says the scavenger hunts are a fun and engaging way to explore parks of high conservation value across the Bay of Plenty, including areas that were not necessarily well known.

Scavenger hunts_web

"National guidelines recommend kids do at least one hour of moderate or vigorous physical activity spread over each day. Being active also has loads of positive effects on our happiness and overall wellbeing," explains Lynds.

"The school holidays are a great chance to spend some quality time together being active and building healthy habits. We find fun is the secret ingredient to getting kids active and creating a positive association with physical activity: try a scavenger hunt, play some games in the backyard or head out for a walk or ride at the local park. But most of all – get out there and have fun!"

Download the scavenger hunt clues

Eastern Bay Basketball Holiday Programme - Whakatāne

On Wednesday 17 and 24 of April the Tauranga City Basketball Association is running a basketball holiday clinic at the War Memorial Hall in Whakatāne from 10am to 1pm. Suitable for ages 5 to 13, the programme is open to new and experienced players. Come along to learn some fundamental skills. Bring sport shoes, shorts/shirt, water bottles and a light snack. $20 for seniors students, $10 for primary student or $5 per head for a family.

Register with Audri Abbot on 027 315 0333 or dev.ebop@taurangacitybasketball

Bike Park Party - Whakatāne & Ōhope

Bring your family and bikes down to the Warren Park Bike Park for an afternoon of fun games, activities and a BBQ.

Whakatāne - Warren Park - Thursday 18 April, 12 to 2pm

Ōhope - Otao South Reserve, Harbour Rd, Port Ōhope - Tuesday 23 April, 12 to 2pm

BayActive Holiday Coaching Clinics - Tauranga

From 15 to 24 April, BayActive is holding a number of holiday coaching clinics for sports like basketball, football, rugby league, gymnastics and the new exciting sport of floorball (indoor hockey). The programmes are suitable for 5 to 13 year olds and run from 9:30 to 3pm - $35 per child.

BayActive Holiday Coaching Clinics

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Junior Rugby Holiday Programme - Rotorua and Whakatāne

Suitable for ages 6 to 12, BOP Rugby's Junior Holiday Programme is running Wednesday 18 April in Whakatāne (Rugby Park) and Thursday 18 April (Puarenga Park) from 9am to 3pm. $20 per child.

Contact BOP Rugby for further details: 07 574 2037

Lakes Performing Arts Company Holiday Programme - Rotorua

The Lake Performing Art Company is running plenty of holiday classes- including dance - to keep the kids active and entertained. Their jam-packed days promote problem-solving, participation and creativity. $38 per day, open to children ages 5 to 13.

Junior Dance Classes

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