Physical Activity and Active Play (For Settings)

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Please visit one of the websites below for further information about Physical Activity and Active Play: 


British Heart Foundation - Resources for encouraging babies and nursery age children to live a heart healthy lifestyle e.g the Early Movers Pack. 

Sports Wales Play to LearnPlay to Learn is made up of three stories which include 36 skill cards for explaining how different physical activities are performed. There are also 16 Play Games Cards that give children the chance to put their skills into action in a fun and exciting way. 

Learning Through Landscapes - A range of resources and fact sheets can be searched for.  Includes water play, adventure play, outdoor play, inclusion and much more. 

Health and Safety Executive Information on Play - Health and safety laws and regulations are sometimes presented as a reason why certain play and leisure activities undertaken by children and young people should be discouraged. Such decisions are often based on misunderstandings about what the law requires. The HSE has worked with the Play Safety Forum to produce a joint high-level statement that gives clear messages tackling these misunderstandings.

The Big Toddle, Barnados - Fund raising charity event for under 5s

Play Wales - Play Wales works to raise awareness of children and young people’s need and right to play and to promote good practice at every level of decision making and in every place where children might play. They provide advice and guidance to support all those who have an interest in, or responsibility for providing for children’s play so that one day Wales will be a place where we recognise and provide well for every child’s play needs.

Start active, stay active - UK Chief Medical Officer guidelines for physical activity - Guidance from the Chief Medical Office (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing, along with supporting documents. Four physical activity guidelines factsheets: 1) for early years (under 5s) not yet walking; 2) for early years (under 5s) children who are capable of walking; 3) children and young people (5-18 years); 4) adults (19-64 years).


Please download the Indicators and Policies below for information and support about Physical Activity and Active Play: