Getting active doesn’t mean you need to be strict or structured about exercise. Some of the best activities to get fit and healthy are the ones that are the most fun to do. Why not try some of the games listed in this section with your kids? If you think of any of your own favourite childhood games,

Activity: Hula Hoop

Hula Hooping

Hula hooping is enjoying a comeback! Cheap and fun, hula hooping is a great way for kids and parents to get active. Hula hoops have been used through the ages as toys and in some cultures for religious ceremonies. They were originally made from bamboo, rattan, or stiff grasses. The plastic hoop that we recognise […]

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Activity: Skipping

Girl skipping

Skipping is great fun and is a fantastic way for children (and parents!) to stay fit. You can skip indoors or outdoors, but make sure you have plenty of space. You can skip anywhere with a firm flat floor. You can skip solo or in groups if you’re using a long rope.

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Hopscotch: a healthy game for kids!

The game of hopscotch has been played by children for hundreds of years. It is still popular today and different versions are played all over the world. For those who don’t know how to play (or don’t remember!) here’s a quick guide to basic hopscotch. To play hopscotch all you need is some chalk and a […]

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Activity: Blowing Bubbles

young girl blowing bubbles

Bubble games can bring out the best of your children’s imaginations. Usually they won’t need much direction once you hand over the bubble mix and wand. Playing with bubbles is great for getting kids ( or parents ) to be more physically active.

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Activity: Scavenger Hunt

Kids going out on a scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are similar to nature trails except you have to collect things on a pre-prepared list and they can be done indoors. If you are prepared to set up the items for the hunt, this can be a great game for kids parties.

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Activity: Rounders

Girls Team

Rounders is a great game to play when the weather’s good and you have large groups of kids to entertain. It requires very little equipment, there’s minimal contact and it’s a great way to get active.

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Activity: Nature Trails

Hawthorn Berries

Nature trails are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and maybe even learn something new. On your return, you’ll find that your kids not only understand their environment a bit better but they’ll also have gotten some fresh air and exercise!

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