Local Opportunities to be Active
Local Opportunities to be active
There is a range of free programs to help kids and teens in South West Sydney be more active. Check out some of the options below.
Active Kids Vouchers
Every NSW school-enrolled child between the ages of 4.5 and 18 years can receive two $100 Active Kids vouchers each year. These vouchers can be used to pay for registration, participation or membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities. There are more than 11,000 providers across the state where the vouchers can be used.
More information including how to apply for your vouchers can be found here. You can access this information in various languages by clicking on the ‘Change language’ tile at the top right corner of the page.
If you need help, visit any Service NSW Centre, ask at your local library, child’s school or chosen activity provider.
If you are an activity provider and would like help to become registered, contact us here.
'Active travel' is when you use your own energy to get from one place to another. This might be by walking or cycling, scooter or skateboard. Even using public transport can make you more active, because you have to walk to and from the bus stop or train station. Many schools, parks, train stations and other public places are encouraging active travel by installing bike racks and improving walking paths.
Talk to your school and see what they may be doing to support active travel.
For more information visit the Healthy Eating Active Living website.
For information on road safety, visit Safety Town.
Local sports and active recreation parks
Local parks and sports facilities in your area are another great way for your child to be active with friends and family. There are plenty of places across South West Sydney to be active with a wide range of football fields, skating parks, cycle & walkways and playgrounds local to you. Have a look at the links below to find one close to you:
Cycling and walking are great ways to explore the local area and be active – check out Camden’s maps & trails for your next day out
Grab a ball or skateboard and check out some local parks & sporting facilities
Find a sports ground for your next game
Enjoy skating, rollerblading or BMX riding? Practice at one of these local parks!
Want to find a park with outdoor fitness equipment? Fairfield council have mapped them out for you – check them out here
Have a dog you want to walk with? Find some dog-friendly areas near you
Plan a day at one of Liverpool’s newest adventure playgrounds Casula Parklands with ninja training circuits, dog park & sky wall.
Parks and sporting fields are always a fun way to spend the day with friends and family, looks for one near you.
Get outdoors and explore the local area at parks, reserves, dams or on a bush walk with friends and family.
Explore the Activities & Adventures available in Wollondilly
Find your next wandering route in the southern highlights here!
Search for local Outdoor Gyms and Fitness Activities through the Robin Hood Outdoor Air Gym page. This webpage allows the of search for local outdoor gyms and other activities like park runs & parkour within and around your suburb to showcase different local outdoor gyms and activities.
Go4Fun is a free 10-week healthy lifestyle program for NSW kids aged 7-13, who are above a healthy weight. This program supports lifestyle changes at home that will help the whole family.
More information including dates and locations can be found here. http://go4fun.com.au/