SPORT AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

sports

Sport is a very important part of a child’s development and most schools advise that children play at least one sport. While on the one hand it encourages healthy competition, on the other hand, it helps build team spirit and camaraderie. It also serves another purpose. It helps children understand winning and losing which is such an important part of growing up. At a young age, winning seems all important to many kids and playing a sport, be it a team sport or an individual sport helps a great deal in leading them to understand the all important fact that they don’t have to win to have a good time and that sometimes they win and sometimes they lose. A rather difficult life lesson if you like, taught in the best possible manner. There is also the added advantage of improving co-ordination  balance and strengthening core muscles, arms, legs etc. Moreover, children who play a sport generally tend to be the alpha kids in school as it boosts confidence and this leads to being social and making friends easily.

Below are a few clubs that may be of interest if you want your child to experience different kinds of sports or if you want them to gain more confidence in a sport they are already actively involved in.

 

FOOTBALL

football
REGENTS PARK FOOTBALL CLUB – REGENT’S PARK

http://regentsparkfc.com/page/home

Age 4-18

 

QPR HOLIDAY SOCCER SCHOOL – REGENT’S PARK, SHEPHERD’S BUSH

http://www.qprcommunitytrust.co.uk/news_article/23.aspx

Age 5-14

 

LITTLE KICKERS – MAIDA VALE

http://www.littlekickers.co.uk/ourclasses.aspx

Age 18 months – 7 years

 


 

GYMNASTICS

Gymanstics

TEKNE GYMNASTICS – BELSIZE PARK

http://www.teknegymnastics.com/

Age 3 –

 


 

 

ROLLER BLADING, ROLLER SKATING, SKATBOARDING

Roller Skating

SKATEFRESH – HYDE PARK

http://www.skatefresh.com/

Age 6-10

 

BAYSIXTY6 – WESTBOURNE PARK

http://www.baysixty6.com/

Age 6 and over

 


 

HORSE RIDING

horse riding

HYDE PARK STABLES – HYDE PARK

http://www.hydeparkstables.com/

Age 5 and over

 


 

TENNIS

Tennis club

WILL TO WIN  – REGENT’S PARK

http://www.willtowin.co.uk/regents-park-junior-courses/

Age 3-16

 

BRONDESBURY TENNIS CLUB – CRICKLEWOOD

http://www.brondesburycoaching.co.uk/tennis-holiday-camps/

Age 3 onwards

 


 

CANOEING AND KAYAKING

Canoeing and Kayaking

PIRATE CASTLE – CAMDEN

http://www.thepiratecastle.org/

Age 8 – 13

 


 

SWIMMING

swimming

MAGIC SWIMMING SCHOOL – MARYLEBONE

http://magicswimmingschool.co.uk/swimming-courses-and-dates/

Age Parent and baby upwards

 


 

 

MULTI SPORT CAMPS

multi sports

SPORTS CAMP – BRONDESBURY CRICKET CLUB – CRICKLEWOOD

Sessions will include: football, hockey, tennis, cricket, netball, table tennis and rounders.

http://www.brondesburycoaching.co.uk/multi-sport-camps/

Age 3 -15

 

SPORTS CAMP – AMERICAN SCHOOL – ST JOHN”S WOOD

Morning sessions will include golf, soccer, tennis, archery, fencing and combo sports. Kids get to choose two to specialise in. Afternoon activities include soccer, tennis, softball, swimming, volleyball, speedball, basketball and cricket, as well as many other games and activities for younger children.

http://www.asl.org/page.cfm?p=5765

Age 6-8 and 8-14

 

SPORTS CAMP – THE ACADEMIES – UCS PLAYING FIELDS, HAMPSTEAD

https://www.theacademies.co.uk/venue/hampstead-ucs

While sessions concentrate on sports, afternoon sessions are also offered with language camps.

Age 3 – 17

 

SPORTS CAMP – THE HIGHLAND GAMES

http://thehighlandgames.co.uk/

One of the most popular multi activity camps in North London.

All ages.

 

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