Exercising with children
Ideas to get children moving
Physical activity doesn’t have to be a chore you can make it fun for all the family.
Here are some of the many ways children can get active in Barnsley.
Parks and green spaces
Discover our parks, green spaces, farm parks and play areas that have a variety of facilities for you to enjoy.
Find out about almost 450 miles (750km) of public rights of way in Barnsley, including footpaths, bridleways, and byways.
Cannon Hall Park and Gardens
Learn to ride a bike
Bikeability is today's cycle proficiency programme. It gives young people the skills and confidence to ride safely, especially on roads. There's also adult training available. It’s never too late to learn!
Barnsley Junior Parkrun
A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (Four to 14 year olds). It's held every Sunday at 9am in Locke Park, Park Road, Barnsley.
Barnsley Virtual Family Hub
On the directory you'll find things to do for all the family, including clubs, groups and leisure activities.
Exercise ideas at home
You don't always need to go out of the house to exercise.
Here are some of the many ways children can stay active at home.
This Girl Can has partnered with Disney and real families across England. They've captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. You can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. At the end of the day, it’s about breaking a sweat while having a bit of fun!
Change4Life have lots of fun activities. Take a look at ‘The 10 Minute Shake Up’ that you and your children can do to get active at home or in your local area.
The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is an inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day.
Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation designed for children aged 3 and over. Check out the videos that use famous cartoon characters and movie songs!
This is PE
Yorkshire Sport Foundation have put together videos of activities and games that will help children burn off some calories at home.
CBeebies - Oti's Boogie Beebies
Oti Mabuse motivates pre-schoolers across the country to get moving and dancing from her own front room!
Cbeebies - Andy's Wild Workouts
Andy travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets on his wild adventure.
Active Kids Do Better
Family-friendly activities to get you moving together in your living room, garden or local park.