Sport Bay of Plenty is encouraging families to get active together by taking the 2018 Whānau Passport Challenge.
Recreation team leader Sonia Lynds says the emphasis of the challenge is on spending time together as a family while having fun and being active.
“Research from the recent Active NZ survey by Sport New Zealand shows 30 per cent of adults are involved in active recreation or sport for less than 30 minutes a week.
“We also know that fun is the main motivation for young people aged 5 to 17 to be involved in sport and recreation.”
Sonia says the Whānau Passport Challenge encourages people to put down the screens, switch off from work for a bit and schedule some regular time together to get active and have a bit of whānau fun.
The challenge includes a mix of free and discounted activities around Whakatāne and Tauranga, as well as fun physical activities to try at home.
"Activities include ten pin bowling, swimming and pool parties, roller discos, golf and blokarting plus loads more ideas for having some active whānau fun at home."
For every activity completed, and stamp collected in the Whānau Passport, families will go in the draw to win some great prizes. Bonus entries will be awarded for completing the at-home activities.
The Whānau Passport Challenge runs October 13 to November 16.
More details can be found at sportbop.co.nz/whanauchallenge.