Outdoor Activities

Family with fishing net in river

If you’re looking for ways to stay active as a family, Blaby District is home to some stunning parks you can explore, including Bouskell Park and the picturesque Glen Parva Nature Reserve. There are many attractions that you could make a day of and explore what the District has to offer. It can make for fantastic memories with your family members, and is a great to stay fit and healthy. Everards Meadows holds an abundance of exciting running, walking and cycling routes. With nature reserves, beautiful canals and a coffee shop, it makes for a great family day out!

However, you don’t always have to go out to get active.  If you are looking for something closer to home, why not check out the link below to our list of game ideas that the whole family can get involved in your local park, back garden or even in your house!

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Local outdoor facilities map and information

Parks & Open Spaces

There are many types of outdoor facilities that help you to be more active. The map below includes locations for children’s play parks, outdoor gyms and multi-use games areas (MUGAs)....

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Active Travel

Getting around your local area without using your car is a great way to build movement into your day.

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Orienteering Map for Huncote


Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. In competitive orienteering the challenge...

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Map for Orienteering at Fosse Meadows


Geocaching (pronounced geo-kash-ing) is a worldwide outdoor treasure hunting game that encompasses all of the above and much more. There are over 3 million geocaches hidden worldwide and over 5 million people who play the game.

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Shake Up Your Commute, Shape Up Your Health

A lot of us just don’t get as much time as we’d like to exercise, but what if there was a way to get fitter, healthier and happier without eating...

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Go Jauntly Local Walking App

Go Jauntly – Heritage Walks

Whether you stomp, roam, ramble, hike or wander, we have unlimited walking trails for you to enjoy. Download our free walking app and enjoy a pocket-sized encyclopedia of urban walks.

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Pokemon Go

Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 1 billion times and named “Best Mobile Game” by the Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch.

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Pride of the Borough (PoTB)

The group is made up of individuals, Friends of Parks, Civic Societies, Community Action groups, neighbourhood groups, Councillors and council officers who all work together to encourage people to take a pride in our Oadby & Wigston Borough.

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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses specially designed poles (not to be confused with trekking poles) to work your upper body as well as your legs. The...

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Waterways Wellbeing

JN took part in the canoeing and paddleboarding courses as part of South Leicester Green Social prescribing programme.

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Bambi on Ice to Paddle boarding Pro – My Experience of Blue Social Prescribing

Part of our Active Blaby service is to signpost people to activities that would best suit and benefit them. As a team, we recognise that starting your journey into an...

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Stand up Paddle Boarding

Blue Social Prescribing

Blue social prescribing is a 5 week paddleboard, canoe or craft course aimed at people who may be feeling anxious, stressed or want to improve their physical health. These sessions allow people to spend time learning a new skill and enjoying our wonderful waterways.

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Back Garden Games

Ball games are a great way to get active as a family! There are tons of fun but simple games that can be played in your back garden or local...

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Golf ball


Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. The game...

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Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate is a fast-moving team sport enjoyed by millions of players the world over. Although frequently compared to sports like soccer or American Football, Ultimate has some unique features that set it apart. There are no referees. And it’s played with a flying disc.

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Let’s Go Blaby District

Blaby District is situated south of Leicester in the East Midlands. Discover amazing shopping destinations, beautiful countryside, historic adventures, world-class sport and leisure facilities and a huge array of dining experiences. Find everything you need to know here on what is happening in the district and places to eat, stay and visit. Let’s Go!

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Ideas for Games

Ever feel bored at home? Why not try out some of our activities that combine fitness and fun! Below are a few activities and resources that will help you and...

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Cycling group in woods


Cycling is a fantastic, fun and family-friendly way to exercise. Cycling is a great way to travel a large distance within a shorter space of time, and getting outdoors on...

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Running is an effective, free and one of the simplest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

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Parks and Open Spaces

We have a wide range of fantastic green spaces providing the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.

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