Being active together can make us feel happier and healthier whilst building our children’s fitness, confidence and self-esteem.  If you are looking for fun ways to get active as a family at home or in the community, here are some (mostly free) ideas for you to try.  

Ideas for at home 

  • Cosmic Yoga Free online yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged three and above.   
  • Try our At Home Bingowhich has some quick and easy ideas for keeping active at home. See how quickly you can tick off all the activities! 
  • The Lawn Tennis Associationhave created a series of fundamental movement tennis based sessions to try at home. The sessions are broken down for different ages and can help your children to develop skills to enjoy any racket based game.  
  • Disney Dance Alongs are a chance for parents and kids to get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. 
  • PlayUp Club - BOING KIDS is a set of exciting new games to take your family’s play to the next level. These easy-to-follow games can be played with any number of players and can be played at home, in your garden or even in your local park. 
  • 10 Minute Disney Shake Up Games – 10 minute bursts of fun Disney themed activities to get the children moving. 

Ideas in the community 

  • 50 Things to Do Before You're Five in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough – download this app which has a menu of exiting activities for young children with suggestions of how to have fun and learn at the same time. 
  • Junior parkrun A free, weekly 2km run for children aged 4-14 with hundreds of events held every Saturday Sunday morning across the country. Junior parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience for all the family. Find your local park run here. 
  • Playing Out is a parent and resident-led movement restoring children's freedom to play out in the streets and spaces where they live, they offer guidance on how to start your own regular play streets. To get involved in Cambridgeshire and find out how to apply please click here. 
  • The Daily Mile™ is just 15 minutes of running, jogging or walking around your local area together enjoying the outdoors.  Living Sport have created downloadable resources to support The Daily Mile at Home, which can be found here. 
  • Let’s Ride Local provides free routes, tips and activities to get you cycling as a family.  If you are near Northstowe, check out our Activity Flyer here. 

Organisations we work with locally 

We work with a number of local organisations to deliver physical activity.  Find out more about some of these below: 

Ideas for children with additional needs: 

If your child has additional needs and you are looking for specific activities you may like: 

  • Workouts for Young People WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, has ten online workouts, aimed specifically at primary and secondary aged disabled children and their families. 
  • LimbPower : Adaptive Fitness Fun have adaptive activity videos and resources for young people with an amputation or limb impairment. 

We also work with these organisations.  

You can find more resources at People With A Disability and view inclusive activities on our Activity Map. 

Are you giving any of these sessions a go? Share your experience with us on Twitter and Facebook.