Activity ideas for all the family

Find out what’s on in your local area

A fun day out is a great way to get the whole family active. But sometimes finding something everyone will like can be a challenge! At Making Sense of Sugar, we’ve done some of the hard work for you and pulled together some activity finders to help you find an activity you can all enjoy – whatever your budget.

Whether you want to try a new fitness class in the park or visit a local farm with the kids – you can find out more here.

Stay tuned as we’ll be updating this page with more activities. We hope you find it helpful.

Health & Fitness for all the family
If you want to get fit but not sure where to start, check out the activities and classes on offer in your area.

UK Active
Want to join a gym or maybe do a few laps of the pool? Here you can find your closest amenities.
NHS Choices
If the gym isn’t your thing, a fitness class may be. This tool will show the ones closest to you – for all ages!
BBC things to do
Thinking about trying a new sport but don’t know what? Get your inspiration here.

Outdoor adventures & Fitness
From becoming the Woodland Trust’s latest nature detective, to visiting a local farm – there are lots of fun things to do when you step into the outdoors.

Park lives
You might be surprised to find out that there are lots of events and activities in your local park – and it’s all free! Check it out.
Our parks
If you prefer to take your exercise classes outside, then this site is for you. Book your free class now.
Free parks
If you want to keep the kids busy for an afternoon, this is a great one – find your local playpark.
Visit a farm
Visiting a local farm is a great family day out that will get you moving.
Woodland Trust
Would your little one like to become a detective for a day? With the Woodland Trust, they can! Find the activity for you with this tool.

Activities especially for children
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend? Why not take a look at these activity finders. Especially good for little ones.

With Hoop you can find and book local activities – from Newborn to 11 years old. Download the app.
Change4Life shares some inspiration for family friendly hobbies and activities, and on a budget – check it out.
Day out with the kids
Heading away for a weekend and want some tips on what to do? Or maybe you want to explore your own city or town? Take a look at these kid-friendly activities.
Change4Life 10 minute shake ups
These themed indoor games for kids are a great way to encourage them to get active. Why not give them a try?