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Keeping Your Children and Family Active

Penathlon - At Home Games 


Surfers Against Sewage - Ocean School

Until the end of July, SAS will be hosting live lessons on  their Facebook and Instagram pages and updating this page every week with new resources to accompany the lessons. 

Make sure you tune in on Tuesday mornings at 11am on Facebook or 11.30am on Instagram to find out what we’ll be learning about each week and find out what your challenge will be. 


Girl Guides

Youth Sport Trust

YST are a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. 

To best support schools, parents and young people during the ongoing coronavirus situation we are compiling a list of free-to-access resources which will aid learning at home. 




England Athletics & funetics

England Athletics and funetics has fast forwarded the launch of our new funetics activity videos*. The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing.

funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2.  At this time when our children are currently being schooled by parents, we hope that these video activities will support the need for physical education to continue at home.

Access the funetics videos


England Athetics - supporting older children (11+)

To support parents and young athletes to keep active in these challenging times, England Athletics are providing two of our Athletics 365 resources free of charge for a limited time. We’re making our Athletics 365 Athlete Handbooks (1 and 2) available free of charge (normally each handbook costs £9.99). This offer will be available until 30 September 2020.

The Athletics 365 Athlete Handbooks have been designed to help athletes measure and record their progress through the Athletics 365 programme. Suitable for children over 11 years of age, as well as adults, the handbooks include information on how to complete challenges and fun activities at home at this time.

This in-App resource also provides supporting videos for these challenges to help further bring them to life. Parents can also use these resources to help their children learn and practice these challenges at home.Accessing these resources couldn’t be simpler; all you need to do is download the Athletics 365 App (if you haven’t already) and then download the handbooks from the in-App resources section.

Find out more and watch a demo video

Change 4 Life (NHS)

Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families.  We know that modern life can mean we are a lot busier, less active, and more reliant on convenience and fast food than we used to be.  But that's where Change4Life comes in, helping families with fun ideas to help kids stay healthy, whether with easy recipes for busy weeknights, great sugar swaps, Disney-inspired games to get kids moving or help in understanding food labels.

Sport England

We want everyone in England regardless of their age, background or level of ability to feel able to take part in sport and physical activity. We’re building an active nation through a combination of National Lottery funding and grant-in-aid from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.

NHS England

Have published 6 equipment-free fitness routines that are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.

There are 6 workouts, 1 for every day of the week if you include a rest day, each working on a different area of your fitness.

Try to do 1 of these routines daily to improve your general health and strengthen and tone different muscle groups.


We're proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child's learning journey.

Twinkl are offering a free month to parents and teachers to be able to access all of their educational resources & activities.  Offer code is CVDTWINKLHELP

BBC Super Movers

Super Movers is a partnership between the Premier League and the BBC to inspire primary school children to get active.  Fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving whilst they learn.

UNICEF Kid Power

UNICEF Kid Power is all about being kids being active, and a big part of being active can include kids sports games and activities.

Go Noodle

Is a US based company that engages millions of children every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Cosmic Kids

US company offering online yoga, mindfulness and relaxation resources for children.  Free videos are accessed either on their website or through their You Tube channel.

Sports Rec

Is a US based website with articles published by sport and fitness experts.  They have published a few ideas of indoor sports to keep active.


Very Well Family

Verywell Family is a US resource that offers a realistic and friendly approach to parenting.  Encourage daily movement with these fun games and activities for kids. They promote exercise, cure boredom, and excite kids.


Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators in Australia, to help bring balance to your life.  Download their free app here; 


Today’s Parent

Today’s Parent is a Canadian website. They have published some useful ideas on how to stay active indoors if you have limited space.


Home Schooling Ideas

A site created by a mum who home educates in the UK.  There are some great kids sports activities you can do at home, or in your local park, with even just a couple of kids! Check out these great ways of ensuring kids physical fitness.


 You Tube

We have had a look at some of the videos available on You Tube and a few that we think are most useful are;