Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Every day this week until Friday, Sport Wales will be on hand with top tips to encourage you to get active with your family…
London 2012 is just around the corner and while you might not fancy yourself as the next sporting great, there’s no better time to be inspired to get involved.

21.       Children aged between 3 and 7 should be introduced to games and activities that make them huff and puff! There are loads of games and ideas on the Sport Wales Play to Learn website to get you off to a flying start

22.       Suggest family and friends adopt an athlete or a nation to help them take an interest in all things London 2012

23.       Cricket might not be in the Olympics or Paralympics yet but don’t let that stop you! Kwik-cricket is perfect for sunny days

24.       Little ones love storytime, but they’re not just for bedtime or quiet time. Get them acting out the actions to stories. Going on a Bear Hunt is perfect for this and Sport Wales have even developed stories that contain plenty of opportunities to develop movement skills like hopping, crawling and jumping. Interactive versions of the stories are available on  or you can buy the specially designed books at

25.       Organise fun days out that involve exercise. Try family bike rides or trips to the swimming pool. If you’re looking for something a bit different, find your nearest ice rink or climbing wall

26.       Five out of the 12-strong British table tennis Paralympic team are Welsh! So why not try your hand at counter-smashes and drop shots. It’s a great family-friendly sport

27.       A large pavement-type area is ideal for an outdoor obstacle course. Together, chalk out imaginative obstacles such as hurdles, rowing boats and Olympic rings to form an obstacle course for your children. The first person to successfully make it entirely through the course is the winner.

28.       Celebrate the fact that Olympic football will be coming to the Millennium Stadium and challenge the kids to a ‘keepy-uppy’ competition or to a penalty shoot-out

29.      Organise a beach trip or barbecue at the park and incorporate a trek into the trip

 30.   Pack a Frisbee in your picnic hamper
And remember to look out for Come and Try sport sessions within your local authority or why not go along to your local sports club. For more information, just contact the sport of your choice!