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Fun ways to fit

4th January 2018

One sure way to beat the January blues? Get children out and active. Here 

are ten ultra-fun kids' activities that make getting fit a doddle. Helpfully, we have 

all the sports kit so they can do so in style and comfort. Good times guaranteed.

Run for fun

Parkrun organise free 5km runs on Saturday mornings in parks across the UK. 

Due to popular demand, they’ve recently added 2km kids’ runs at various sites. 

Check the website to find one near you

Fitness for the family

More and more gyms, including David Lloyd are now offering special kids' 

programmes with child-focused sessions that run at the same time as your own 

exercise class. No excuses!


Climbing high

Most kids love climbing – a test of nerves, agility and coordination, and there’s 

no shortage of specialist climbing centres across the UK. Find a climbing wall near you.

Treetop adventures

Go Ape provide treetop adventures for children across the UK. Treetop juniors courses 

allow kids to explore the tree tops crossing wobbly bridges and zip wires, while being 

attached to a safety harness.

Let them join the circus

If plain old gymnastics isn’t wowing your child, how about taking them to learn some 

circus skills from trapeze to tightwire walking? That way they’ll be learning a skill for life 

while developing focus, balance and muscle tone. Future party tricks guaranteed. 

Go bounce!

Trampolining is not only a brilliant cardiovascular activity, it’s great for coordination, 

bone density and bilateral motor skills. Trampoline centres like Bounce and Go Jump 

have popped up across the UK as kids get the jumping bug.

Get their skates on

Skateparks are located throughout the country both inside and out and give kids a chance 

to hone their BMXing, scooting and skating skills. Search for your nearest skate park

Trice the fun

Kids' triathlons are excellent all-around exercise involving running, swimming and cycling at 

child-appropriate distances, such as 25km swim, 1km cycle and 500 metre runs for 6-9 year 

olds. Find their local triathlon club.

Two wheels go

It may sound obvious but cycling is an underrated – and excellent everyday – way for kids to 

get fit. With more cycling initiatives, now is a great time to invest in bikes for the family. Sustrans

a charity dedicated to walking and cycling, have maps of child-friendly cycle networks.

Skating on ice

There’s something utterly exhilarating about ice-skating and it’s amazing how quickly 

children – even little ones – can pick it up. Brilliant for balance, muscles and flexibility, ice-

skating is also a great confidence-boosting cardio workout. Find your nearest ice rink here.


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