The summer holidays are a great chance to practice getting more active ahead of Steptember, an inclusive event designed to get you moving more, whilst raising some money for Scope!
Here are 10 tips to get more active with your children.
1. Go swimming
This is a great activity for all kids, and can be very therapeutic for disabled children. If you’re lucky with the weather, an outdoor pool or Lido in the sun is even more fun!
2. Go on a bike ride
It’s the closest thing to flying, and even if you’ve not done it for ages, you never forget!
3. Camp out
Even if it’s just for one night, it will mean you’re out in nature exploring together as a family, and bound to be a lot more active than when you’re at home.
Make a playlist of all your family’s favourite upbeat songs and then have a dance off!
5. Fly a kite
Everyone loves a bit of kite flying. You could even make one together the day before.
6. Walk the dog
Don’t have one? Borrow a neighbour’s or sign up to Borrow My Doggy.
The great thing about the UK is that you’re never too far from a National Park, and a lot of them have many accessible routes and special event days too. You can make it even more exciting by planning a lovely picnic.
8. Make a den
All kids love to make dens. Why not find some old items around the house to decorate it with, and get constructing together in the garden or local park?
9. Have a race
This could be as simple or complicated as you like. Egg and spoon race? Wheelchair race? Family relay race? Sack race? Whatever you fancy!
10. Put ideas in a hat!
Can’t decide between yourselves? Each write your active idea down on some paper, pop into a hat and then let your kids pick one out. It’s a great way to avoid arguments and keep things fair!
Feeling ready to sign up to Steptember?