Take your kids swimming.
Visits to museums, petting zoos and fun fairs all count.
Walking round town window-shopping is fun and free.
Cycle around your local area.
Join or set up a Walking Bus in your area.
Walk with them to school.
Stroll to the local shops together for anything you forget at the supermarket.
Many gyms now have kid zones.
Chalk up a hopscotch grid on the pavement.
Set up games of skittles using old plastic bottles.
See how many trees they can touch in a minute in the park.
Organise hula-hoop challenges.
Watch them rollerblade round the block.
Encourage them to jump over any the cracks in the pavement.
Take a ball, Frisbee or even the dog to the park.
Organise wheelbarrow and leapfrog races if there’s a group of kids.
Suggest they play tag on bikes in the park for added excitement.
Invite their friends round to play hide and seek.
Have hopping races around the house.
Dancing DVDs are fun for everyone.
Put on your very own live talent show.
Foam balls are great for bouncing and catching indoors.
Dance the Hokey Cokey, or play Duck, Duck Goose and Ring a Ring of Roses.
Playing charades or games using household items is active fun for all the family.
Encouraging your kids to act out different animals will get them jumping around.
Balloon volleyball is a great indoor team game.
- General activities
- Safe activities for kids to play outside
- Indoor fun