Activity Ideas - Women In Sport

How to get started Our top activity ideas

Throughout October we shared lots of fantastic activity ideas from some great partners.

Did you try something new with your mum/mother-figure or daughter/daughter figure?

Spotlight Try Rugby League

Rugby League is a sport for everyone with incredible opportunities for women and girls to enjoy the game.

Whether you would like to try full-contact Rugby League or want a more social non-contact offering, our clubs provide a warm welcoming environment for any beginners to the sport.

In the year of the biggest and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup happening in England, there’s never been a better time to get involved.

To find out more please visit Rugby League


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What else can you get into? More top ideas to try out

Stronger Together! Weightlifting

Weightlifting doesn’t have to be intimidating. It can help build body confidence for women of all ages.

Couch2Kilos is a free strength challenge designed to help EVERY women get stronger in 6-weeks.

It is totally flexible, you can do it anytime, from anywhere, at the gym or home and on any device. You can start with zero equipment and work up the levels and learn how use a variety of weights.

There are so many benefits to lifting weights.

Check out these top 5 reasons to start!

Find out more about Couch2Kilos


Keep Pedalling! Cycling

Rediscover the simple pleasure of cycling. From fun, free women-only bike rides to pop-up traffic-free cycle spaces, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – coaching to improve your skills, activities for children, organised and guided rides and local cycling event.

If you’re thinking about getting on your bike for the first time (or after a bit of a break), don’t be worried by rumours or put off by perception. Cycling offers a whole host of benefits – from physical, mental and social perks, through to simply getting from A to B in the quickest and cheapest way possible.

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Find your Inner Warrier! Rugby

Women’s rugby is on the rise and there are lots of ways to get involved. It is about confidence and contact, fitness and femininity, pride and performance.

Allianz Inner Warrior Camps are designed as a great introduction to rugby for all levels of experience.

From those who have never played, or those who want to get back involved, the aim of the programme is to encourage more women and girls to play rugby.​​

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Hit it out the Park! Rounders

When you ask people about Rounders it brings a smile, revisiting memories of a fun, team sport they played at school.

But this is a game for everyone – schools, colleges and universities, adults, families and even a great activity for workplaces.

Find a place to play near you.

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Box it out! EMD UK


Boxercise, a safe, effective and fun form of exercise suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Boxercise merges both boxing and fitness training for one awesome workout.

Boxercise is one of a number of group exercise classes taught by EDM UK instructors.

There’s a diverse range of activities on offer perfect for you and your mum to try!


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Exercise in the fresh air The Great Outdoor Gym

If you want to start a gym routine but don’t like the thought of working out next to a load of gym bunnies – this could be the solution.

It’s outdoors, free and a great way to get moving in your own time.

Why not take the whole family?

Inspired by the #TimeTogether campaign The Great Outdoor Gym Company has designed a compact gym – perfect for training together. Check it out

Find an outdoor gym

Beat Boxing! Beat the Street

Beat the Street turns towns into giant games. Earn points, win prizes and discover more about your area by walking, running and cycling.

Pick up a Beat the Street card and swipe Beat Boxes across your community.

Find your local game

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Canal & River Trust

Let's Fish! Canal & River Trust

Fishing is a great way to relax and spend time outdoors with your family. Whether you’ve never fished before or you want to get back into it.

Fishing is fun, it’s good for your mind and body, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. You’ll always remember the first time you caught a fish.

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We're on the same team Touch

Touch is one of the easiest sports to play anywhere on the planet! All you need is a ball, a space to play in, and some people to play the sport with you!

The core skills and rules are easy to learn and remember, and because Touch is a minimal contact version of rugby men, women, boys and girls of all ages can play on the same pitch as equals!

There are clubs all over the country and anyone is welcome to turn up and try it out – even if you’ve never picked up a rugby ball.

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Find your move Active Scotland

Active Scotland has a host of activities happening throughout Scotland for women and girls to try together.

This year’s Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week is taking place form Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th October to inspire women and girls to get active, make friends and have fun.

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Fun in the Park ParkPlay!

Think games in the park are just for kids? Think again.

Every Saturday morning ParkPlay runs active and inclusive games that all generations can play. It’s safe and welcoming and eveyone is welcome to join in and have fun.

Search for a ParkPlay near you.

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Hole in One Golf!

Our research tells us that girls cherish alone time with their mums and feel more comfortable doing physical activity with them as they view it as their safe space.
Golf offers a great way to bring mums and daughters closer together.
Clubs offer taster and beginner sessions which are of great value and make it easy to meet other people who are also starting for the first time.
Find your nearest club and give it a go, you might get a hole in one!
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This Mum Runs

Join our Community! This Mum Runs

We know from experience just how hard it is to make time for exercise, or to get started if you haven’t done much for years. But we believe the magic of community can change how we feel about ourselves and our bodies, giving us all the confidence to put our own wellbeing back at the top of the to do list.

With a community of 200,000+ women worldwide, our network of local digital communities support women to connect – and run – with other women where they live. Our free-to-download App provides access to weekly runs, coaching programmes and loads of advice from experts you can trust!

Our free to join communities are active across the UK – find your local TMR community now!

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Back on Court Netball

Netball is open to all, with many opportunities to build skills, keep fit and socialise.

Whether you are just starting out, play regularly or want to return to the game there’s a type of Netball to suit your background and ability. Here’s a whole host of different ways that you can master your skills and have fun out on court.

So what are you waiting for – your Netball journey starts today!

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Get active in Barnet Brent Cross Town

The Brent Cross Town pilot: this is the first time we have provided focus for a particular community during our #TimeTogether campaign.

Related Argent and Barnet Council have teamed up with Brent Cross Town to empower women and girls to get active together.

There are loads of activities to try at Fit and Active Barnet. Why not see what inspires you?

Free Activities to try
The British Mountaineering Council

The call of the wild The British Mountaineering Council

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is for everyone who loves the mountains and for those who are keen to discover them for the first time.

Feel the call of the wild, the challenge of the rock and the freedom of the hills!

If the challenge and excitement of climbing is calling you head down to your local wall to give it a go.

Look out for walls offering #TimeTogether deals this October. Just take some comfy clothes you can easily move about in and think about whether you want to give rope climbing or bouldering a go.

Discover your move

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