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Fun Ways to Keep the Kids Fit and Healthy This Summer

27th Jul 2016

Looking to keep your kids fit and healthy this summer? Let’s face it, tearing them away from their computers, tablets and smartphones can be a real struggle these days. Advances in technology have been extraordinary over the past decade, but it’s also made kids a lot lazier than they once were. If you want to get your kids outdoors this summer, then below you’ll discover some of the best fun activities that can help.

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Turn dog walking into a scavenger hunt

If you own a dog, why not combine their daily exercise with a fun activity your kids will love? Scavenger hunts encourage exploration, thinking and most importantly – exercise. It uses good old fashioned bribery to get kids to partake, with the offer of a prize at the end.

Of course, it will take a little planning ahead, but it’s worth the extra effort when you see how much fun your kids are having. It’s also an activity you can do for as long as you want, from half an hour to making a full day of it. If you do choose to do it all day, don’t forget to take plenty of snacks and refreshments for you, the kids and the dog!

Scooter fun

Micro scooters are all the rage these days. They are extremely fun for kids to play on and they provide plenty of exercise without your kids even realising it. There are a lot of different models available, from 3-in-1 ride on scooters to mini micro T-bar scooters. Skate Hut Limited has one of the largest collections of scooters available at competitive prices.

Horse Riding

Regardless of where you live in the UK, there’s bound to be a local horse riding centre nearby. Not only is horse riding great for physical health, but it can also benefit kids emotionally too. It’s another activity which gives your kids a workout without them even realising they are having one.

If you’re on a budget, maybe you could ask someone you know with a horse or pony to provide free lessons? Friends and family will usually be more than happy to teach kids about the joys of horse riding.

Overall there are many different types of activities you can encourage your kids to take part in this summer. No matter how old they are or what they are into, there’s so many activities they’re sure to enjoy. The above are just three great ideas.

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