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Physical activity youth (8 to 18 years)

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Our youth physical activity programme

It is recommended that all children and young people up to the age of 18 should be active for an average of 60 minutes per day, every day. This means doing an activity that makes you breathe faster and feel warmer. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t need to be all in one go – it can be spread across the day!

Need some help achieving this? Find more information on our activities below. There is also a range of positive activities for young people advertised on the Positive Activities North Lincolnshire website.

We have a programme of Street Sport sessions for young people aged 8 to 18 years old. Sessions are completely FREE to attend and are led by qualified and experienced sports coaches in parks, schools and playing fields across North Lincolnshire.

Activities at the Street Sport sessions include dodgeball, rounders, football, cricket and many more fun games to get you moving. Follow our latest updates on our Street Sport Facebook page

A signed, parental consent form [PDF, 1Mb] is required prior to taking part in your first session of Street Sport or On Target.

Football or dance more your thing?

Try the On Target programme! FREE football and dance sessions are open to young people aged between 8 and 19 years old on Friday evenings. On Target sessions are led by qualified coaches from Scunthorpe United Community Sports and Education Trust and StreetBeat. Follow our latest updates on our Street Sport Facebook page.

A signed, parental consent form [PDF, 1Mb] is required prior to taking part in your first session of Street Sport or On Target.

Do you and your family enjoy a challenge? If so, and you like being outdoors, then we’ve got some exciting activities in our parks and open spaces for you to take part in.

North Lincs Active Park Fit

Launching Easter 2021 an exciting new opportunity in our local parks. 

Park Fit is a simple but effective 10 station exercise circuit which is designed for everyone to benefit from. Circuits will be located in:

  • Baysgarth Park, start near Baysgarth Leisure Centre (Brigg Road, Barton-upon-Humber) – from Thursday 8 April
  • Central Park, start near The Pods (Ashby Road, Scunthorpe) – from Thursday 15 April

The circuit is free of charge and available to use anytime.

How does it work?

· You can choose to run, jog or walk around the circuit, looking out for the numbered Park Fit Circuit signposts.

· When you get to each signpost, you can stop and complete the exercise which is displayed on the sign.

· Each sign has its own QR code which you can scan with a mobile device to view the exercise demonstration video.

· Each video also has modified versions of each exercise to simplify your workout if needed.

Please remember you are responsible for using Park Fit safely and as directed. You must behave sensibly, exercising within your limits, and follow any safety instructions so as not to hurt or injure yourself or others. In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by us, the use of Park Fit is entirely at your own risk. During the exercise if you feel you are exercising beyond your current fitness abilities or feel discomfort, dizziness or sickness you should stop exercising immediately. If you’re currently under medical supervision, please consult your doctor before using Park Fit and follow their advice.

Outdoor Challenges

For information on other outdoor challenges in the North Lincolnshire area, including scavenger and treasure hunts, visit the Fuelled (Holiday activities) webpage.