It is so important to get our children involved in sports from a young age. My 3 love a variety of sports, some they like, some they aren't very good at and others they talk about non stop! (Moo has a slight fascination with tag rugby thanks to school!). Even if you aren't a sporty person yourself and don't fancy running around a field with them you'd be surprised how many free activities there are out there.
Great British Tennis Weekend – All across the UK tennis clubs are holding free 1 hour sessions (booking via the website). All 3 moo's had a go last weekend. Moo really enjoyed tennis and has asked to do a full day session during the school holidays. And with Wimbledon on the TV at the moment what better way to fuel their interest and of course eat strawberries!
FA Skills Football Coaching – Moo has been going to these events since he was 4. Every school holiday FA Skills hold 2 hour free sessions (booking via the website). You sign them in then go off and come back! Moo loved it so much he even spent a year doing weekly training sessions (which for us were £2 a week!) sadly once he moved to Cubs this clashed so he had to pull out. But he's already asked how many holiday sessions have I booked!
Zoggs UK Oceans of Fun – Moo did our local one a few weeks ago, the child needs to be able to swim 25m and over 7years. 3 hours of free swimming training, water polo, synchronised swimming and life saving taster skills all for free and with Olympic athletes! What more could you want! Check out their Facebook page for further details.
Halfords Bike Club – if your child is keen on bike riding then it's worth booking them into this free 1hour 15 workshop teaches your 7-11 year old basic bike maintenance. Halfords also do free workshops for Cubs to earn their cyclist activity badge so do speak to your leader.
If you wanted to take any of these things further then pop into your local leisure centre. Ours runs both week long intensive swimming lessons and bikeability courses teaching children how to be safe outside on their bikes. Compost Direct have come up with this fun quiz about famous sports grounds how many can you get right!? I got 4 out of 8! Needs work! What sports activities will your children be trying this summer?