Family Activities

Every child has the right to play, and play is fundamental to a child’s development. Children and adults can mutually benefit from playing, having fun and being active together in ways that can enhance a family unit. 

But we know that there are many barriers to participating in physical activity, including being able to afford it and getting to the venue. That’s why we have prepared these pages to share a range of free or low cost local and online opportunities and ideas for families to be active and move more towards helping them achieve the Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines.

If you’d like the opportunity or your organisation be included, please email

If you are looking for free or low cost holiday specific activities, please visit the Time 2 Move Holiday Programme web pages.  There’s also a range of opportunities available on the Family Information Service Website


Keeping safe in sport and during physical activities

We all want everyone to enjoy taking part in sport and physical activity – and parents play a key role in that.

Please visit our safeguarding pages which can signpost you to all the advice you need to keep your child safe in sport, from choosing safe clubs and activities, to supporting your child in a positive way.