Being active can build your children’s self confidence, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. If you find yourself at home and looking for was to get active as a family, here are some ideas for you to try. children won’t be able to access their usual PE lesson, however there are plenty of ways they can still access the lovely benefits of being active whilst at home. 

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.
The Healthy You at Home Facebook group is an online community for families to share stories of how they are staying active whilst spending more time at home. Visit the group here to join the community today!

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.
  • Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you their Disney Shake Up Games! Inspired by Disney classics such as Toy Story, Frozen and The Lion King these 10 minute games are perfect to get your kids moving and having fun. So why not dance with Olaf, run with Buzz and jump with Mr Incredible? You can join in the fun here.
  • Wildgoose trails live in Cambridge City: themed mobile adventure trails.

If your child has additional needs, please see our page People With A Disability for more resources. 

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