How Much Exercise do Children Really Need?
3rd May 2017
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Much depends upon the child, their general health and their age, but the majority of children need a great deal of exercise to keep them happy and healthy.

Because children may ‘overdo it’ guided play and supervised exercise is recommended especially for the younger children.

The NHS Guidelines suggest that “children between 5 years and 18 years require at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from  moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis, on three days a week, these activities should involve exercises for strong muscles, such as push-ups, and exercises for strong bones, such as jumping and running”.

Fidgets Soft Play Centre (Bolton), whose motto is: ‘little people, big adventures’ allows parents to indulge their children’s exercise needs in a safe and welcoming environment that is well managed and supervised, and available whatever the weather.

Fidgets Owners and leading lights Liz and Rob McGhie, with their attentive team of staff, provide a safe environment that enables Mums and Dads to keep their busy youngsters in sight whilst they chill out over a nice cuppa. 


What is available at Fidgets?

  • Climbing amongst the carefully designed brightly coloured frames,
  • Clambering between the slow climb-up and the quick way down via the super slides.
  • Scaling the rope spider wall, not too high, just enough for a busy toddler.
  • Ball pool is fun for all youngers.
  • Toddler zone, has a super slide, clamber up and slide down, fabulous exercise and fun for the little ones,
  • A small ball pool at the bottom. With a variety of blocks for them to build with.
  • Sports zone with football nets, and basketball hoops, and a variety of balls to keep your littles ones entertained.


Fidgets Soft Play Centre is designed to facilitate safe fun and exercise for children throughout the year regardless of the weather, they work hard to ensure that everyone has a great fun time.

If you would like any more information about Fidgets, give the team a call on 01204 309998

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