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How to get the most out of your local park

  • Written by Oisin Fahim on Wednesday 26 October 2016 in the category Active Families.

“The nation is in the grip of a cradle to grave inactivity crisis at the moment and 37,000 people will pass away prematurely this year because they haven’t led an active lifestyle. Parks are absolutely fundamental assets that are key to breaking down the barriers to activity that people face.”

This week, ukactive’s Strategic Projects Director, Will Smithard, voiced his concerns over the future of public parks in the UK to a select government committee. This came off the back of a ‘future of public parks inquiry’ that was launched in July this year with councils now under enormous financial pressures and with no legal obligation to fund and maintain public parks.


25 inventive activities to try as a family this summer

  • Written by Oisin Fahim on Tuesday 19 July 2016 in the category Active Families.

The summer holidays are a time of the year that most families look forward to with excitement, the time to relax, recuperate and switch off. However, that downtime period can also lead to an increase in inactivity.

ukactive recently revealed that British school children are losing 80% of fitness gained during term time through ‘lazy summer holidays’ which frankly, isn’t acceptable.



Active play dates and parties - What to do when you're outnumbered!

Anyone who has ever hosted a children’s party or playdate will know that active kids are happy kids. Planning a few active games in advance can help make sure that everybody has fun, and you don’t end up playing referee to bored and squabbling youngsters. If you find yourself suddenly in charge of a few more kids than usual, here are some great ideas for keeping them active, interested and (hopefully) behaving beautifully.


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