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    Are you a parent wondering how to navigate activities through the summer holidays?

    Active Devon, Children and Young People team, have put together a list of resources that parents might find useful during the holidays. Even with many covid restrictions being lifted we know there will be many children who are less active during the holidays and hope the list will help you to find local or on-line activities to engage your young people.

    1. https://www.youthsporttrust.org/resources/coronavirus-support/active-recovery-hub
    Help children and young people to boost their health and wellbeing by promoting being active

    2. https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
    The NHS have teamed up with Disney, Pixar and Marvel to bring you brand new play-along games inspired by your favourite characters.

    3. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do
    Want your kids to run free in the fresh air and try new exciting activities?

    4. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/summer-activities-for-adventurous-families
    Great ideas for families – eg. Build the best ever den with these tips and tricks – all you need are some sturdy sticks, leaves that you’ve found on wild adventures and some mud to secure it all together!

    5. https://peumbrella.com/register/the-pe-umbrella-member/
    Although designed for teachers and some elements are for a paid subscription, there are lots of ideas for games that parents might want to try out this summer.

    6. http://www.boingkids.co.uk/playupclub
    Free to access. The Boing PlayUp Club is a six week video series full of new games and loads of different ways to play. It also includes tips, advice and ideas for children and parents/guardians on how to power up their play this summer.

    7. learninghub.riverbearyoga.co.uk/p/family-yoga
    A brilliant resource for the summer break – screen free activity to keep families happy, healthy and connected. Subscription charges apply.
    8. https://www.youtube.com/user/cosmickidsyoga
    If you like the idea of yoga but don’t want to pay until you are sure it is right for you why not try Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube. It is free to access here and there is an APP for your mobile phone if you don’t mind a small charge.

    9. https://www.activedevon.org/event/wonford-cycle-festival/

    Active Devon is excited to announce our cycling festivals across Exeter during the summer break. Have a go opportunities, free tea and coffee and goodie bags for participants (limited availability)

    10. https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/primary-schools
    The walk to school campaign materials have some excellent ideas for engaging children in activities en-route to school that will work equally well on other walks eg. to the shops – have fun and enjoy that walk! An example from the booklet: FUN FACT: The flashing orange lights on a zebra crossing are called Belisha beacons. They are named after a British politician, Leslie Hore-Belisha. How many Belisha beacons can you spot while out for a walk today?

    11. https://www.activedevon.org/get-active/
    Lots of ideas for getting active in Devon.

    So, whether you are walking to the local shops, heading out into the countryside or staying in the garden there is something to promote better health and mental well-being, whilst making memories that could last a life-time.

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