As parents, you want to keep your kids happy and active but it is not always easy to do so due to the costs associated with sports clubs and the equipment required.
Some sports are more inclusive than others, in the way that you don’t have to spend a lot of money at all to participate. For example, those that take part in motorsports from a young age are generally considered to come from a privileged background due to being able to afford to take part.
Thankfully, though, there are a number of sports that offer children and families of all backgrounds the opportunity to take part, having fun and staying active at the same time.
Arguably the most popular sport in the world, football is about as inclusive as it gets. The only equipment that one needs is a ball, which doesn’t have to cost very much at all.
Parents can have a kick-around with their children almost anywhere, whether it is in the garden, down the park or on an actual pitch. Up until the last 10 years or so, football has been considered to be mostly a boys’ game, but now there are more opportunities than ever before for girls to take part with a growing number of women’s teams.
Volleyball is one of the key sports that schools will teach children in PE lessons, on the account that it promotes hand-eye coordination skills and teamwork skills. Most schools will have posts and volleyball nets to hand as it is such a popular sport amongst schools.
The game can be played inside or outside and either as a one vs one or team sport. Volleyball is commonly played down the beach, with people of all ages joining in the fun.
Kids absolutely love crazy golf and, if truth be known, so do most adults. Crazy golf is an incredibly simple game to play and does not take anywhere near as long to complete as the traditional version.
Varying challenges keep players on their toes and the party has a lot of fun in the process. The low-intensity nature of crazy golf means that players can roll up to their nearest course and play without having to get changed, and can enjoy a meal out as a family afterwards!
Tennis is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet, with players playing either on their own or in doubles. Kids with lots of energy will love tennis, and even more so once their skills begin to develop over time.
Start children off by learning how to hit the ball to one and other without any competitive edge and slowly develop into a rally – this is great for hand-eye coordination. Once the kids (and you) become more confident in your ability, then you can progress into a full on game of tennis that will be sure to wear you out!