Activities for Children and Young People


Why is physical activity important for children and young people?

For children/young people between the ages of 5 and 18, the recommended amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day is 60 minutes.

This can include many different activities and has countless benefits to a child's health, including:

  • developing social skills
  • improving cardiovascular health
  • improving bone health
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • improving self-confidence
  • improving concentration

Take a look at the activities on offer below to help you/your child achieve the target and stay physically active.


What do we offer?

Face to face activities are currently suspended due to Covid-19 https://bit.ly/3bIG1iC

For ideas and support to keep active at home visit Healthy at Home and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube.

Support for your sports clubs, organisations or businesses during Covid-19 business-organisation-and-club-s

General information and updates from the Council during Covid-19 https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/coronavirus

Support for your business please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/coronavirus_business_support

Support for the most vulnerable in the community, and to help volunteer, www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/cca