Activities for Children & Families
In this section, you will find a number of fun ways in which you and your children can get active including plenty of inclusive activities for everyone to take part in too. If you and your children are taking part in any of the activities listed, we would love to hear how you are getting on!
Junior parkrun is 2km is a free, fun, friendly event open to 4-14 year olds every Sunday at 9am. There are 6 junior parkruns across Suffolk to get involved in. All you need to do is register on the parkrun website and bring your barcode along.
FREE Family Cycling Sessions
Suffolk County Council's Suffolk Roadsafe team deliver sessions for the families who want to cycle more regularly, whether to keep fit, to commute to work or school, or to go and visit friends! The sessions are FREE of charge and delivered by fully qualified National Standard Cyclist Trainers.
Click here for more information and to find out to book.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga is full of Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation exercises designed specially for children aged 3+. It's used in schools and homes all over the world and aims to provide 'healthy screentime' for children to support their mental wellbeing. To access themed Yoga lessons, mindfulness activities & relaxation sessions, access their YouTube channel today!
Disney Dance Alongs
Disney Dance Alongs - This Girl Can & Disney have teamed up to create dance routines that all the family can do to get active together. Click HERE to discover more!!
Les Mills On Demand
LesMills on Demand have created a selection of Born To Move home workouts that you and the children can follow from home, for FREE. Click HERE to access.
Change 4 Life
10 Minute Disney Shake Up's - Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Accessible Activity Guide
Change4Life has a great guide on adapting activities for disabled children and young people. There are lots of ways to keep disabled children active - start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them. View Change4Life accessible activities here.
Our Healthy Year
Keep Reception and Year 6 pupils healthy this year and have fun with Change4Life Our Healthy Year activities!
The Our Healthy Year toolkits are designed to build healthy habits in children during the school years in which they are weighed and measured.
Developed with educational experts, the activities are flexible and easy to use to help teachers build fun, healthy curriculum-linked activity into their existing lessons and everyday routines.
To find out more about Our Healthy Year search Change4Life/schools online or visit the website.
Keep Moving Suffolk
At Active Suffolk we are proud be backing the Keep Moving Suffolk campaign.
For free physical activity options provided by local instructors and national organisations check out www.keepmovingsuffolk.com
The Able2B@Home concept was developed to deliver adapted exercise classes into your own home.
Currently the classes, run by Jon Thaxton are being offered daily Mon, Wed and Fri at 11am, lasting approximately 30 mins. There is also an adapted relaxation session on Tues and Fri at 6pm.
Sign-up cost is £25 per month per household but you can then access as many classes as you like each week.
For more information and to sign up, click HERE
Get Kids Moving
A selection of workouts that put the fun back into fitness and help engage kids. Children can train alongside their favourite superheroes from the comfort of their home. All workouts are available for FREE on YouTube. Click here to try Get Kids Moving.
There are lots of resources available to assist families to get active together, or help parents/carers encourage their children to move more. Some of the most accessible ones are:
- Easy ways to be active with children at home
- Investigating walk to school initiatives with Living Streets
- Accessible activities for disabled children
Ability Not Disability
Community Fitness Network have worked with 50 instructors who teach in communities to produce workouts for families, children and adults who have special educational needs and disability. Check out the YouTube Channel to access 211 videos including dance fitness, seated, boxing, yoga, stretch, balance and circuits.
WheelPower video series for young people & parents
WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, have launched a video series for young people who may be living with a disability. The videos provide new and exciting opportunities for disabled children to stay fit and healthy.