Physical Activity

Physical activity is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children under 5 should be encouraged to be active throughout the day in a variety of ways, such as tummy time, messy play, dancing and outdoor activities. Childcare providers are in a great position to help encourage children to be active when they are in their care.


Physical activity guidelines

Children's activity guidelines and fun suggestions!


Living streets five day walking challenge, aimed at primary schools is a fun engaging week long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all

Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk to raise money to help transform the lives of the UKs most vulnerable children

  • Big toddle | Visit the Barnardos website to sign up

Excellent physical activity ideas to use within your setting