The Sports Archives – Sporty Ideas For Families

mini golf

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Spending time together as a family is a special time. You want to have a great time and create memories that you’ll remember forever. If you’re a sporty family, then there are a lot of activities you can take part in that involve this. 

There are so many benefits or this type of activity. Not only can it bring you closer together as a family, but it can also benefit your health and coordination as well as your children’s social skills and confidence. Added to the fact that it’s a lot of fun too, then you can’t go wrong. 

We’ve rounded up some ideas for you when you’re planning your family activities.


A great game for all ages. Whether you’re a pro bowler or need the side rails up, then it’s a lot of fun getting competitive. There are many bowling & family fun options to choose from and most have extra facilities on sites such as arcades and restaurants so you can make a day of it together. 

Batting cages

Relive those school baseball games in a family trip out to a batting cage. If you’ve never swung a bat for real before, it’s a great way to practice and have a laugh with the family too. 

You can rent cages by the hour or longer and you can make it interesting by splitting up into teams and playing against each other. 

Miniature golf

A favorite pastime for many people, miniature golf is a lot of fun. It’s designed to be played by people of all ages. Get competitive with your family on a themed miniature golf course. 

Indoor rock climbing

Climbing is increasing in popularity and the number of indoor climbing centers springing up is increasing too. They are very popular with clubs and kids’ parties. They’re perfect for a family outing too. Climbing is great for developing strength and coordination as well as teamwork.


If you’ve got older kids and are feeling the need to let off a little steam or frustration, paintball is the obvious choice. Run around the countryside, firing paint pellets at each other. Be warned, they do hurt a little, even with the protective gear on. Learn teamwork by playing as a family against others or split up into different teams so you get a chance to splatter your family members in paint. 


If you want to get out and about in the countryside, Geocaching uses a GPS device or app to find hidden geocaches around the world. Almost 200 countries take part in Geocaching so you’re sure to find something near you. There are thought to be almost 3 million of these geocaches hidden all over the world. 


Make family time more interesting and healthy by getting out there and involved in sports. Making games and activities an everyday experience for your children is a great step to giving them an active lifestyle that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 


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