Physical Activity

Physical activity helps children: - grow strong muscles and bones - maintain a healthy weight - discover the world around them - build their confidence. You can help by encouraging your child to find activities they enjoy and building physical activity into family life.

Active Travel Resources; find more information about ways to safely travel to school using active means such as walking, cycling or scooting!

Get Doncaster Moving 

Visit the website that celebrates the opportunities we have to #GetDoncasterMoving. Includes links to fun ways to get active in Doncaster.

 

NHS Choices – Physical Activity

Unsure how much activity your child should be doing? Guidance is available on the amount of physical activity to do each week, broken down in to age ranges. Along with ideas for how to keep active and links to videos and other websites with useful information on getting active and keeping children engaged.

Early Childhood (under 5 years)                                       Young People (5-18 years)                                                 

 

Change4Life – Get Going

An interactive website that has lots of useful information and activities to get all the family active, including tips on how to fit more active travel into your day, 10 minute shake up resources to give you tools to ensure your children reach their recommended daily amount of exercise.

 

Change4Life - Get Active at Home

Easy ways for kids to keep active, even if they can't get outdoors.

 

Change4Life - Accessible Activities

There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active – start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them. There are some suggestions included on the website.

 

British Heart Foundation – Staying Active As a Family

The British Heart Foundation website gives advice on how to stay active as a family with links to further information on healthy exercise for Children, Physical activities for Children, Your Child's weight, Healthy eating for Children, Making healthy eating fun.

 

The National Trust - '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'

A collection of activities compiled by the National Trust for children to explore nature and experience the outdoors.

 

My Activity Passport

An editable activity checklist for children under 11.

 

South Yorkshire Sport Foundation

By searching the ‘Get Active’ section of South Yorkshire Sport Foundation website you can find links to sports available in your area and also information on a vast range of sports detailing what that sport is and also the benefits and costs. Links to external websites are also included varying from national programs to upcoming events.

  

This Girl Can 

Suggestions for activities for mums and for parents to do with children.

 

Active Imaginations

Last updated: 04 August 2020 11:28:30