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Activities out of a school setting for kids are very important. You find that children really gain confidence and develop their personalities whether they are in a club or partaking in lessons. Essential skills like team work and hand eye co-ordination are benefits that kids gain and never forget.
With all activities and classes we advise calling beforehand to check times and costs. Some activities have a waiting list or require advance payment so, again, worth checking! Also ask if you can come along to try the class before committing to a number of sessions.
Below are just some of the activities that are available. Get up and get out there like our mascot Hairy Harry! And please check out our guide of 10 Free (or nearly free) things to do!
Working with the right tutor can help you get (and stay) on top of your schoolwork. It also makes classes more interesting, less stressful and will have lasting positive effects. In particular, through developing strong maths and English skills, children from as young as five can experience all round academic success. Classes and workshops are available across the UK, some centres offer a flexible approach allowing children to drop in for sessions any day of the week. Find Academic Tutoring classes in your region, click here.
Boys and Girls 6-8. There are many different adventurous activities that Beaver Scouts can enjoy indoors and outdoors.
Kids will enjoy cookery and might turn into little Jamie Olivers. Cooking will widen your child's imagination. Try us for ideas!
Cricket is the one sport that reaches across boundaries of gender, race and class and enables children to mix with other children from every different community. Cricket also teaches children the importance of self-reliance and practice. Although eleven cricketers make a cricket team, when the time comes to bowl your first delivery, walk out to bat or take a catch, your team mates can't do it for you and it's up to you as an individual to perform.
Boys and Girls 8-10 and a half. Cubs go camping. Cubs make lots of new friends. Cubs have fun! Cubs are caring and help people. The Cub Scout motto is Be Prepared. Cubs work in a team.
Dance & Drama
If it seems like your kids always have ants in their pants or are always bursting into song, it may be time to think about enrolling them in a dance or drama class -or perhaps combine the two. From hip hop to classical ballet, musical theatre to acting lessons, there are a variety of styles and options to suit every taste, and they all deliver a great workout, an outlet for the imagination, a way to develop style and confidence, and a healthy dose of discipline. The next time your kids can't sit still, but on some music or give them a script and see what they've got!
Perhaps you want to play in a junior football team, or are the parent of someone who wants to play? Or maybe you are interested in becoming a coach or helper at a junior football team. A staggering four million children play organised football in England. And for most of this Birmingham-sized population of budding Beckhams football is good, clean, healthy fun.
Girls 10-14. Being a Guide is all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. Guiding provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures.
Gymnastics is an accessible and inclusive sport offering opportunities to all ability levels and ethnic groups within a range of controlled learning environments. It promotes an active and healthy lifestyle and is recognised as forming the basis for physical literacy by developing fundamental movement skills. Click here to find courses in your region now.
Ice skating is a fun sport you could learn all sorts of tricks from twirls to lifts this exciting sport could get addicted.
Children who know two languages gain an academic and social advantage. But if only English is spoken at home -- and you're not sure which language to choose there are the many foreign languages experts to chose from. You can search for language classes here.
Whether they saw it on the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, on the Power Rangers, or on Yu Gi Oh, children today have been exposed to martial arts from an early age. From karate to kung fu, martial arts provide a powerful workout. Today's martial arts provide children with physical exercise, a chance to gain self confidence, an opportunity to interact with others, and worthwhile lessons in self defence. For children of all ages, martial arts are an exciting alternative to more traditional sports. Find Martial Art classes in your region by clicking here.
Children who take music lessons before the age of six tend to be more intelligent .There's a variety of music from pop to samba. There's also a variety of interments from drums to the conga.
Pottery and Pottery Painting
Are you in need of some different arty experiences? Why not try pottery throwing and clay sculpture or pottery painting workshops for children. School and community groups are often very welcome so there's no excuse, get messy and give something new a go, you can guarantee you will be very proud of your unique creation.
If you are interested in netball it is a fun and active sport for all ages. It keeps you healthy and exercised.
Girls 5-7. Rainbows have fun! They take part in games and activities as part of their programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw. Everything a Rainbow does helps her to develop and to think for herself, in a safe girl-only environment.
Reading and Library Activities
These are usual free sessions and introduce your children to books with the aid of songs and actions. Click here to find Library Activities in your region now.
Rugby is a fun, safe and social game for boys and girls of all ages. It's a game everyone can enjoy no matter what shape, size or age, you'll find a level of Rugby that's right for you. Don't miss out on playing this season!
Boys and Girls 10 and a half – 14. Scouts can be found all over the world, and there are more than 28 million, from Aberdeen to Timbuktu! Meeting new people and making friends is what Scouts is all about. At Scouts, you get the chance to try out lots of different activities. Search for your local Scout troup here >>>
A voluntary youth organization, open to young people aged 10 to 18. If you're out to enjoy life as much as possible, this is the place for you!
Every parent wants their child to swim for various reasons, the main one being that they want their child to be able to get out of trouble if they find themselves in the water. This is why swimming lessons are important but fun so children can enjoy themselves at the pool.
If the start of Wimbledon inspires your child to pick up a racket, there are plenty of places to learn.
Tennis is a fun hand eye co-ordination sport. It helps keep your children active from ages 6 and up.
Hopping and jumping are completely normal for children. It keeps them amused and healthy. Trampoline promotes muscle co-ordination, a sense of balance and stability in the body. Bouncing creates a pump effect, which positively affects muscles, bone density and metabolism. A NASA study back in the eighties showed that Trampoline is 3 times more effective than jogging. Ten minutes of bouncing results in the same results as thirty minutes of running.
Yoga is a wonderful way for children to learn focus and control in a fun way using tradional yoga poses. Often using music and stories with the poses within the classes and it's an activity you can even do together at home. It can also aid relaxation just as it does for grown-ups!