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 being reintroduced as Covid-19 restrictions and conditions allow. Please click on the activities you're interested above for details of each session.

The online content created during the pandemic will remain available online. Please click the links below to view.

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

The links below may remain useful, although some content may now be out of date, please click through to find out more.

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

Updated: 28/07/2021