Children and Young People

Public Health England recommend that children should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day across the week, with 30 minutes of activity taking place outside of school.

Did you know...

52.9% of children and young people in Wealden are physically active?

Research shows that physical activity can help children in many ways.

  • Improves behaviour, self-confidence and social skills
  • Improves attention levels and performance at school
  • Improves mood
  • Develops co-ordination
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Improves health and fitness
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Improves sleep

For more information on intensity of exercise and what activities count towards their 60 minutes, visit the NHS website.

If you have a child under the age of 5, the recommendations differ slightly, you can find more information on the NHS website.

NHS Better Health Families

For activities that you can do together as a family, the Better Health Families website has a range of suggestions and ideas to get you started.

Freedom Leisure

Freedom Leisure operate three leisure centres in Wealden on behalf of Wealden District Council, these are located in Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield. To find out what activities are on in your local centre visit their website.

East Sussex Community Information Service

If you’re looking for a new activity or sports club, you can use the East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS) to search for something in your local area.