The NHS recommends children and young people ages 5 to 18 should:
- aim for an average of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity physical activity a day across the week
- take part in a variety of types and intensities of physical activity across the week to develop movement skills, muscles and bones
- reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day
Sport England data shows that 44.6% of children meet the recommendation to take part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more each day. Meanwhile, 32.4% (2.3m) do less than an average of 30 minutes a day.
Explore this page to find activities to help children and families get moving for at least 60 minutes a day!
Our Work- Starting Well
Click the pages below to explore our projects to enable children and young people to be more active.
Find out about our work with local partners to deliver the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Get on Track Programme.
Find out about our work with schools to enable more children to be active, including the Wiltshire School Games Programme.
Find out about the latest Beat the Street Swindon Programme and get ideas to stay active now the game has ended.