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My Top 6 Ways To Keep My Kids Active!

My Top 6 Ways To Keep My Kids Active!

There are so many things you have to worry about when having kids. It ends up being a bit of a minefield. I’m a health professional so health if always at the forefront of my mind.

I really want both my girls to have a healthy diet and have a healthy relationship with food. With child obesity statistics on the rise and the risk of obese children becoming obese adults, so great, it really is something I worry about.

Being healthy of course isn’t just about food. Mental health, happiness and also being active are very important factors to consider too. I find it hard to always keep my eldest active and have to consciously think about ways of getting her out and about keeping moving. The government recommend that kids are active for 60 minutes a day and this needs to be moderate to vigorous; definitely getting their heart pumping.

Here are my top 6 ways to keep my girls active:

– The most obvious ones are to enrol them in specific classes. The gremlin goes to gymnastics after school on a Tuesday and has started swimming lessons on a Wednesday. Of course you don’t always have to part with a lot of money but active classes, are a good place to start your kids exercising without them realising it.

-Outdoor games. My girls love football and playing swing ball but what about a game of badminton? I used to play all the time and this Yonex GR505 Badminton Racket Set would be great for some outdoor activity.

– Walking where they can. We are about a 15 minute walk from our local town centre and we basically never drive in. It would have to be absolutely pouring for us to get the car out. The gremlin can walk there and back and little Piglet walks a little way there and around town, before going back in her buggy when near the main road.

– Getting out for a scoot. This is great activity for balance and their legs and what is even better is I have an adult scooter! It is great for us to go out for 30 minutes together for a scoot. It does me good too and it’s such fun.

– Dancing! Now and then if the gremlin and I are getting a little stir-crazy at home we put YouTube on or my music and dance crazily to some good tunes. It’s amazing how out of breath you can get doing this.

– National Trust or the park. At weekends sometimes the best thing to do in both summer and winter, is just to get out. We will head to a local National Trust or the park and let the girls run around for a little while. It always tires them out, as they crash in the car on the way home.

It doesn’t have to be costly and what I find is you get active too. I always get my 10,000 steps if we have walked into town or gone out for the day and this is mutually beneficial.

Plus it is always lovely to head home in the winter and snuggle down with a cuppa and film when you have been out in the cold.

What sort of things to you do to keep your kids active?


Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.





  1. Tracy Nixon
    August 20, 2018 / 5:51 am

    Wonderful Thank you!

  2. Rachel Evans
    August 20, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Wow such a fab giveaway! We love to keep active, we’re always out and about. Like you said, there’s nothing better than coming home, getting warm with a brew and snuggling to watch a film x

  3. Peter Watson
    August 20, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Im sure my grandaughter would love this.

  4. Kim Neville
    August 20, 2018 / 8:55 am

    We walk whenever we can and My son would live at park if we could. These stunt scooters look cool 🙂

  5. zoe brown
    August 20, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    would love one of these for my nephew

  6. Sally Collingwood
    August 20, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    What a great scooter!

  7. Solange
    August 20, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    My daughter would love this.

  8. Annabel Greaves
    August 20, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    This is a great prize for keeping active and on the move

  9. Susan B
    August 20, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Never mind the children I want one of these.

  10. Helen Moulden
    August 20, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Fantastic competition – my little ones would love this!

  11. katie
    August 20, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    This looks great – my nephew would love it!

  12. Lorna Ledger
    August 20, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    So cool, wish I was small enough to play on this, at least my Niece and Nephew can!

  13. Charlene Merrall
    August 20, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Me and my daughter do lots of walking since I had to sell our car last year, its a long journey to and from school, this would make it a bit faster!

  14. Martina Pichova
    August 20, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    My son would love to use this one … and I could borrow it from him.

  15. August 20, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    My eldest would love a new scooter so yes please x

  16. john prendergast
    August 20, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    looks like a good scooter

  17. Natalie Gillham
    August 21, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    My niece would love this, thanks for the chance to win it for her x

  18. Sean Eccles
    August 21, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    My son would love this x

  19. Clare Hubbard
    August 22, 2018 / 8:35 am

    This looks great, my son would love it, I want one for myself!

  20. Tracy Hanley
    August 22, 2018 / 11:21 am

    My granddaughter said she loves the colour

  21. Chris Andrews
    August 22, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    if l were the lucky winner my grandson would award me a SuperGran Badge

  22. Anthony Harrington
    August 22, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    my little Grandson would love this! cool colour too!

  23. lesley renshaw
    August 23, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    This looks awesome x

  24. lesley renshaw
    August 23, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    This looks awesome. Thanks for the chance x

  25. amy bondoc
    August 24, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    my nephew would love this, thanks for the giveaway x

  26. Rachel Craig
    August 25, 2018 / 1:07 am

    Fantastic prize.

  27. Sue McCarthy
    August 25, 2018 / 6:57 am

    Lovely prize, thanks for the chance!

  28. Lydia Joy
    August 25, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I must admit as an adult I love scooters like this still! My boys would love it, but they’d have to share it with me 😉

  29. S.Otoole
    August 25, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Great Giveaway, my granddaughter will love this.

  30. Noreen
    August 25, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    My grandson would be thrilled with this, fantastic!

  31. michelle o'neill
    August 25, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    my grandaughter would love this!

  32. Jo Carroll
    August 25, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    My little fella would love the step up from his 3 wheel scooter to one of these.

  33. Sarah Mackay
    August 25, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    What a brilliant giveaway.

  34. Samantha O'D
    August 25, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    My daughter would love this!

  35. Pam Francis Gregory
    August 26, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    My nephew would love this scooter!

  36. Vikki Sanderson
    August 26, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Scooters are a great way to get the kids active outdoors! There are lots of awesome local places I could take the kids to play on the scooter!

  37. kris mc
    August 27, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Super prize, my son would love this

  38. Ruth Harwood
    August 28, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful post full of ideas! And I know my little girl would love this xx

  39. Catherine Deacon
    August 28, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    These look great

  40. Carrie-Anne Brown
    August 28, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I would love to win one for my little boy, he tried a scooter at his toddler group last week and loved it!

  41. Robert Price
    September 1, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    A fantastic scooter

  42. Jayne Townson
    September 1, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Looks like a great scooter, I love the colour too. My son would be made up with one of these, thanks for the chance to win.

  43. claire woods
    September 2, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    My son would love this.

  44. Sarah Austin
    September 3, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Great competition! Thank you

  45. Rich Tyler
    September 3, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Would love to win!

  46. Amanda Baggott
    September 3, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    This is fantastic!

  47. bex allum
    September 3, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    This would be fantastic to win.

  48. Kelly Hirst
    September 3, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    This looks like a really well made scooter – but most importantly it looks like it would be a lot of fun to ride

  49. Sharon Hirst
    September 3, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Amazing prize, would love to win for my niece, she has a birthday coming up soon, thanks for the opportunity.

  50. jamie banks
    September 3, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    my daughter would really love this x

  51. Rebecca Sutton
    September 3, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Perfect for my daughter!

  52. Rebecca Sutton
    September 3, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Perfect for my daughter! She would love this

  53. Rhia
    September 4, 2018 / 11:00 am

    Oh WOW! If my son won this I’d have to treat myself to an adult scooter too I think 😉 Used to love mine when I was a kid

  54. janine atkin
    September 4, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    id love this for my nephew

  55. katrina walsh
    September 5, 2018 / 12:45 am

    I loved doing tricks on my scooter as a kid. Looks like loads of fun!

  56. stacy sorrell
    September 5, 2018 / 11:45 am

    my daughter has asked for a new scooter for her birthday in November, good luck everyone

  57. betsy ferguson
    September 5, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    Lovely prize giveaway to help kids get active and get them out of doors – thank you for hosting x

  58. Cathryn Crawshaw
    September 5, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Perfect for my daughter Ava x

  59. Katy Brown
    September 6, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I am amazed at these small micro scooters. When I was a child (I am 57 now) we had scooters that were massive; they were huge, chunky and solid. I must admit though; these new ones look much nicer, more sleek and just as effective. Truth be known, they are probably much faster too; I did love mine though.

  60. Lindsey Stuart
    September 11, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    This scooter looks like lots of fun! I would love to win for my daughter Heidi she loves the outdoors.

  61. Lucie Aiston
    September 12, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Perfect for my son to put down his iPad and get outdoors!

    September 12, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Grandchildren would love this, maybe a bit of falling out though

  63. Tricia cowell
    September 13, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Brilliant giveaway Grandkids would love this

  64. Maggie Ali
    September 14, 2018 / 11:13 am

    This would be perfect for my son!

  65. Jade Hewlett
    September 15, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Looks like a great scooter, perfect for some fun outdoors!

  66. Rachel Butterworth
    September 15, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Wonderful prize. Fingers crossed.

  67. Sam Parkes
    September 16, 2018 / 12:26 am

    Daughter would love this to scoot on the school run

  68. Laura Turner
    September 16, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Funky and fun and good for a whole age range.

  69. Lorraine Kirk
    September 16, 2018 / 9:19 am

    My son would love to scoot to school on this

  70. Susan Smith
    September 16, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Fantastic giveaway, my Granddaughter has been crazing for a scooter, ever since her friend got one

  71. janine wainwright
    September 17, 2018 / 10:26 am

    fabulous my grandaughter Farley-jo would love to have this would certainly keep her busy x

  72. Lynn Neal
    September 17, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Fantastic prize!

  73. Amy denney
    September 18, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Thanks so much for the chance. Amazing giveaway

  74. olivia kirby
    September 18, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Oh wow this would be amazing for my daughter!

  75. September 18, 2018 / 11:52 am

    fab giveaway this would be perfect for my son

  76. Emma Fox
    September 18, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    This looks great 🙂

  77. September 18, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    These scooters look great, we love to scoot as a family and this would be a great addition.

    September 18, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    My grandchildren would love this great looking scooter

  79. Rebecca Whatmore
    September 18, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Wow, what a great prize. Would be ideal for my nephew! Keep him off electronic devices for a while!

  80. Sylvia Paul
    September 18, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    This would be great to put away for Christmas xx

  81. Kirsteen Mackay
    September 19, 2018 / 7:09 am

    What a fun and lovely prize.

  82. Rachael Sexey
    September 19, 2018 / 8:18 am

    My son Noah would love this

  83. Laura Pyper
    September 19, 2018 / 9:08 am

    my daughter would love this 🙂

  84. Maria Jane Knight
    September 19, 2018 / 9:11 am

    This is just awesome! My son would be thrilled….green is his favourite colour too!

  85. Kay Broomfield
    September 19, 2018 / 9:50 am

    What a fantastic prize. Please count me in!

  86. Catherine Spencer
    September 19, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Love this scooter, my son has a 4 wheel one but is now ready to move up, this would be great so he can keep up with his brother x

  87. Val Pownall
    September 19, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Our two girls are natural whirlwinds with a combination of ballet, kickboxing, street dance and swimming (although not all at the same time!) they’re always on the go.

  88. paula cheadle
    September 19, 2018 / 11:34 am

    my grandson would love this

  89. Hayley Todd
    September 19, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    This would be amazing for my daughter! She loves scooting about!

  90. Simone Griffin
    September 19, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    My son would absolutely love this scooter!

  91. Jenny Rogers
    September 19, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Great giveaway for a fab Christmas gift.

  92. Louise Clarke
    September 19, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Thank you for a great giveaway, my grandson would really appreciate this scooter

  93. Teresa sheldon
    September 19, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Ava would love this,she loves playing outdoors and on her brothers scooter

  94. Leanne Rowlands
    September 19, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Fantastic prize, my daughter would love this!

  95. Danielle graves
    September 19, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Love the look of this, the colour is awesome!

  96. Niki Marie Wardle
    September 19, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Great for making the school run a bit quicker!

  97. Jane Middleton
    September 19, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway

  98. September 19, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Love this scooter great giveaway love to win for grandson who shoots to school sometimes and loves going to the park, his scooter is getting a bit small.

  99. Catherine Gregory
    September 19, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    Thank you! Perfect to put away for my little boy when he’s a bit bigger

  100. Elena Kase
    September 19, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    My son would absolutely love it!