's Guide to Keep the Children Active During the Half Term

Feb 13, 2014, 11:20 ET from

NOTTINGHAM, England, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

For most, February half term will begin on Saturday 15th February for one whole week, and keeping the children occupied and ensuring their days aren't filled with video games, computers and the TV can be a challenge. However, there are plenty of sporting activities that kids will love to try out. take a look at just some on offer.

With the weather forecast not looking any brighter for the next couple of weeks, the options of going camping or heading to the local park for a kick about have gone out of the window. However, there are plenty of sports or activities that children can do indoors.


Doing something everyday costs a small fortune, however there are activities available for free. The majority of leisure centres have offers on during the school holidays which entitle children to swim for free. Whether it's fun swim, lane swim or public swim, it doesn't matter, swimming has so many health benefits and is a great way to get children active as it is fun, and most importantly doesn't feel like exercise. Alternatively, many leisure centres also offer free incentives, such as free badminton or squash court hire to their members, so it is worth checking out.


For families who are planning to have a few days out during the half term then there are a whole world of indoor activities that won't cost the earth. Indoor climbing walls are situated up and down the country and are great fun for children and parents alike. Similarly, indoor skate-parks are just as exciting and thrilling, with sessions costing around £13.00 and lessons being available, indoor skate parks are perfect for both beginners and children who have tried it out before.


With the Winter Olympics underway, heading ice-skating or to the dry slopes is the perfect option for the school holidays. With prices starting around £15.00-£25.00per person for recreational skiing, it is a great treat option. Also, many ice-rinks offer themed days and evenings to make the experience even more fun.

Research the local leisure centres and area to see what they have on offer, it may come as surprise how much fun the children have trying out a new sport!

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