Activity Ideas

Activity ideas for adults and kids

Being active has never been so easy and enjoyable. We can help you find the right activity that you can easily build into your lifestyle. There’s something for everyone!

Taking enough physical activity is crucial for good health and wellbeing, but a high percentage of the general population aren’t nearly active enough.

Physical activity is especially important for children if they are to grow into healthy adults.

Beginners Running Groups

A great way to get fit... if you've ever thought of joining a running club but don't feel confident enough, take a look at a range of running groups especially for beginners.

Cycling in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire has over 650 miles of countryside and urban cycle routes, and some fantastic cycling-specific facilities. Great for recreational riding, commuting to work or cycling to the shops and school.

Walking for Health

Over 66,000 people now take regular walks with Walking for Health,  evidence suggests this has prevented the onset of chronic diseases for many people and in some cases completely changed their lives.

Get all the latest walks, news and other useful information just for your region.

You can find details on how to train as a volunteer, browse the featured walks and read about upcoming events.

Water Sports

If it's water sports you're into, Nottinghamshire can cater for just about anything with the National Water Sports Centre located at Holme Pierrepont. 

The site offers opportunities in white water rafting, water skiing, power boating, kayaking, wind surfing, to name but a few.

Water activities are also available in the north of the County at the Mill Adventure Base in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Sandhill Lake in Worksop.


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