Being active can build your children’s self confidence, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. If you are looking for ways to get active as a family at home or in the community, here are some ideas for you to try. 

Sport England - Join the Movement

Sport England have collated a set of activities to help keep kids active and entertained here. We love:

  • Gruffalo in the Forest Forestry England have created a network of Gruffalo trails to explore, as well as a set of free resources that can be downloaded from their website, such as the Gruffalo Spotter app and activity sheets that help your children spot their own Gruffalo while out walking in the deep, dark woods.
  • Junior parkrun A free, weekly 2km run for children aged 4-14 and it returns this summer with hundreds of events held every Saturday morning across the country. Junior parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience for all the family. Find your local park run here.

The Daily Mile™

  • Just 15 minutes of running, jogging or walking around your local area is a lovely way of getting out as a family, enjoying the super spring sunshine and completing The Daily Mile! Remember to do so safely, only exercising with members of your household, and obeying social distancing guidelines when you are out.
  • Living Sport have created downloadable resources to support The Daily Mile at Home, which can be found here.

Stay Active at Home Ideas:
  • Check out our online Street Dance tutorials. Packed full of energy and good vibes, they are ideal for kids aged 11+ looking to learn some impressive new moves.
  • Try our At Home Bingo which has some quick and easy ideas for keeping active at home. See how quickly you can tick off all the activities!
  • Looking to get on your bike as a family? Let’s Ride is back! Planned routes, tips, and activities all designed to help you get little legs pedalling, check out their website and you can find our Northstowe Activity Flyer here.
  • Table Tennis can be played by anyone, anywhere! Table Tennis England have created TT Kidz, a campaign providing videos, activities and certificates to help keep children active.
  • Tennis at Home! The Lawn Tennis Association have created a series of  fundamental movement tennis based sessions. The sessions are broken down for different ages, and can help your children to develop skills to succeed at any racket based game. Videos are available on their YouTube page here.
  • Wildgoose trails live in Cambridge City: themed mobile adventure trails.

If your child has additional needs and you are looking for specific activities, please see our page People With A Disability for more resources and view inclusive activities on our Activity Map

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