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Physical Activities

Being physically active every day is important for children’s growth and development.

  • Babies under 1 year should get at least 30 minutes of tummy time spread throughout the day. See Start4life baby moves for further information.
  • Children aged 1-4 years old should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) a day doing a variety of movements.  Check Visit BBC tiny happy people for inspiration and have a look at our Children and Family centre timetable for activities near you.
  • Children aged 5 to 18 years old should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a dayUK Active Kids and kids work out to do at home have inspiring ideas to get children moving in a fun and interactive way. Young People can check their nearest Youth Centres as they offer many fun and inclusive activities. This includes Spotlight, Newark and many more!

You can also visit the Tower Hamlets Sport & Physical Activity page to find out about a range of physical activities available in the borough.