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Families & Kids in manchester

Staying active as a family is a great way to enjoy quality time together while getting active.
 
Getting yourself to move more and be more active can be hard enough, but getting your kids to get moving with you can feel like even more of a challenge.
 
There are many benefits that come when you’re active as a family; strengthened family bonds, improved communication, healthy lifetime habits, and just fun and joy as a family together. All on top of the obvious physical health benefits you reap from being more active.
 
See below various activities everyone can enjoy together that will help encourage your family to stay active during lockdown, including at home PE resources to keep the kids active whilst staying at home. 


There are many things you can do at home as a family to stay active and have fun, including keeping active with various activities. Here are some great ways you can have enjoy yourselves during lockdown in Manchester. 

Exploring
Love Exploring App - This app provides free Games, Trails and detailed Maps to help you discover more about a place and have fun.

GM Walking - Creative Ways To Stay Active - Fun and creative ways to stay active whilst we remain in lockdown. 

Activities
Go Noodle Family Fun - Fun, family activities and blog posts to connect, get moving, and have fun with the kids in your life – no matter your mood.


Disney Workout - A chance for parents and kids to get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines.

Running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained during lockdown? Explore the various activities below for children to do at home, in the garden and on your daily exercise walks during lockdown.

Home Activities
Get Kids Moving - A selection of workouts that put the fun back into fitness and help engage kids. Children can train alongside their favourite superheroes from the comfort of their home.

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation - designed specially for kids aged three and above.

Stay Active At Home - A playlist of activities and challenges to keep the children having fun and staying active at home.

Andy's Wild Workouts - Short, fun and engaging workout videos where you can join Andy who visits amazing places around the world and learns how to move like animals to get a wild workout.

Funetics Sport Day '21 - Free, ready-to-go resources designed to make Sports Day easy, so you can give children something to get excited about and get their summer off to a flying start.

Mental Health
Manchester Healthy Schools - A compilation of free mental health recourses that can help your children unwind

Every Mind Matters - Helping you teach PSHE, RHE and RSHE to Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils, with flexible, ready-to-use content co-created with teachers, and young people.
 
Children and young people's mental health services - NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

Funetics - We know the impact the pandemic will have on your children's physical and mental health. Funetics have plenty of resources on their website to help your children learn, develop and practice running jumping and throwing.

Sports
Travel To Tokyo - Team GB and ParalympicsGB's official activity programme for children aged 5-11 and their families.

The FA SuperKicks - Explore creative challenges and tricks to get kids active at home
 
Outdoors
Ready Set Ride - A free learn to ride guide to help you teach your kids how to ride a bike, from British Cycling and HSBC UK.
 

We understand that home learning is a huge challenge for schools during this time and it is a pleasure to be able to support parents in setting work for those children who are learning from home. Our partners have aimed to retain the core values of Physical Education in these resources and whilst we know that nothing can replace teaching in person, we hope that they are able to go a long way in providing the same excellent service we do in schools. 

Free Funetics Home School Pack - England Athletics have developed an athletics and curriculum-based resource to help primary school children keep active and to support learning in the home environment. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download your free Home School Pack!

PE With Joe Wicks - Free workout videos aimed at kids and families live YouTube, everyday Monday - Friday while schools are closed.
 
PE at Home - Block 1 - Invasion Games - Little Sports Coaching providing physical education suitable to practice with your kids at home.

Swim England Learning Tools - A range of aquatic-themed learning tools to help educate and entertain children. With over 20 worksheets to choose from, there's plenty to get you started!

A collection of boredom-buster ways to keep you and the kids creative during lockdown, an important resource for your mental health.


Arts & Crafts - 50 Fun art and craft ideas for kids to make at home.

Manchester Museum From Home - Explore and enjoy Manchester Museum in your own home to be entertained, educated and spark joy and wonder.

Armchair Adventures - Podcast and activity pack that takes you on a journey of the imagination

GM Walking - Creative Ways To Stay Active - Fun and creative ways to stay active whilst we remain in lockdown.