The F.A Skills
The F.A Skills, are offering free training sessions throughout the summer holidays for those aged 5-11. It allows girls or boys to develop their football ability with new techniques through professional coaching. The sessions last a whole morning or afternoon, and have been designed to be engaging and fun. Lastly the events are part funded by Sport England so they won’t cost you a penny.
You can find out more about The F.A Skills on their website.
Tennis For Free
Tennis for Free is a community sports charity, that works with local councils, coaches and tennis clubs in the U.K. Their aim is to get people into tennis, through providing free tennis sessions to the local community. The events are perfect for a wide variety of tennis levels, making sure all participants can feel comfortable. So adults do not feel left out, there is also a session that allows kids and parents to participate together.
You can find out more about Tennis For Free on their website.
parkrun is a weekly 5km run timed and available all over the U.K. The runs take place in pleasant open surroundings, and its open to all running levels, so you can go at a pace you’re comfortable with. Children over the age of four can also participate with parents, so parkrun has the possibility to quickly become a summer family event. Registration is free for everyone taking part, and can be done through the parkrun website.
National Football Museum Manchester
While not a sporting activity, the National Football Museum is ideal for those who eat, breathe and sleep football. The National Football Museum provides the opportunity to learn more about the sport, through interactive objects, games and even it’s own hall of fame. Entry into the museum is free and you can find more details on the National Football Museum Website.
Many local councils offer free swimming sessions for kids during the summer, so it is well worth checking out your local councils websites for available offers.
To encourage cycling in the U.K, Sky has set up events to allow people of all ages and abilities, to take part in bike rides without traffic hazards. It is completely free to take part in any event, but you will need to have your own bike to take part. To find your nearest ride, check out the Sky Ride website.
We hope you have gained some inspiration on how to embrace free sport with the kids this summer. Don’t forget you can find a whole range of affordable sports equipment at SportsDirect.com