Activators' summer series for kids

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s Activators summer series is back for 2017.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s Activators summer series is back for 2017.

SANDTASTIC: From left, Molly Chrisp-Nichol, Timara Johnson, Aniki Johnson and Syan Tucker, with the sandcastle they created for Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s Activators programme event the Big Beach Fiesta last year. File picture by Paul Rickard

GISBORNE children can make the most of the end of their holidays with surfing, skateboarding, bomb competitions at the pool and many more epic free activities.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s Activators summer series is back for 2017 and gives Gisborne kids the opportunity to participate in four events.

With support from Gisborne District Council, all events are free and the whole whanau is welcome to join in.

The goal of the Activators series is to provide a range of fun, accessible activities that encourage youth to get outdoors and active, said Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti events advisor Debbie Hutchings.

“We want to encourage sport and recreation by making it fun and accessible to all.”

The first Activators event for 2017 is the Big Beach Fiesta on Wednesday, January 18, a day of fun, sun and free activities at Gisborne’s Waikanae Beach.

Between 10am and 3pm there will be beach athletics, surfing, beach football and a sandcastle competition.

Following that will be Actvsk8, a free skate and scooter competition for young and old at Alfred Cox Skate Park on Saturday, January 21.

It will run in the cooler hours of the afternoon, from 3-7pm.

A BBQ, spot prizes and DJ Magic playing will keep the crowds entertained.

The third Activators event for 2017 is Wicked Water Wednesday on January 25.

From 2-5pm Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti takes over the Olympic Pools for a big bomb comp, tug-o-war, BBQ and free hydroslide access.

Pool entry is $2 but all activities are free.

The final Activators event this summer is the Kaiti Kids Fun Day on Thursday, January 26. Ilminster School in Kaiti will play host to ki-o-rahi, cycle skills, pool activities and ultimate frisbee, from 2-5pm.

All activities will be free and family-friendly.

“We really want to see whole families out taking advantage of these great free events, and being active in a fun and friendly environment,” Ms Hutchings said.

For more information visit sportgisborne.org.nz.

GISBORNE children can make the most of the end of their holidays with surfing, skateboarding, bomb competitions at the pool and many more epic free activities.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s Activators summer series is back for 2017 and gives Gisborne kids the opportunity to participate in four events.

With support from Gisborne District Council, all events are free and the whole whanau is welcome to join in.

The goal of the Activators series is to provide a range of fun, accessible activities that encourage youth to get outdoors and active, said Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti events advisor Debbie Hutchings.

“We want to encourage sport and recreation by making it fun and accessible to all.”

The first Activators event for 2017 is the Big Beach Fiesta on Wednesday, January 18, a day of fun, sun and free activities at Gisborne’s Waikanae Beach.

Between 10am and 3pm there will be beach athletics, surfing, beach football and a sandcastle competition.

Following that will be Actvsk8, a free skate and scooter competition for young and old at Alfred Cox Skate Park on Saturday, January 21.

It will run in the cooler hours of the afternoon, from 3-7pm.

A BBQ, spot prizes and DJ Magic playing will keep the crowds entertained.

The third Activators event for 2017 is Wicked Water Wednesday on January 25.

From 2-5pm Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti takes over the Olympic Pools for a big bomb comp, tug-o-war, BBQ and free hydroslide access.

Pool entry is $2 but all activities are free.

The final Activators event this summer is the Kaiti Kids Fun Day on Thursday, January 26. Ilminster School in Kaiti will play host to ki-o-rahi, cycle skills, pool activities and ultimate frisbee, from 2-5pm.

All activities will be free and family-friendly.

“We really want to see whole families out taking advantage of these great free events, and being active in a fun and friendly environment,” Ms Hutchings said.

For more information visit sportgisborne.org.nz.

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