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Do your own Sports Day

Keep kids entertained at home!

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with children at home or in your care at school, we’ve created a new free guide, jam-packed with ideas for holding your own sports day.

Take part in your own Sports Day

From a scavenger hunt to bingo and the traditional egg and spoon race, we’ve got a range of indoor and outdoor activities and all the equipment can be found in your home or school.

Download the pack today and take a look at our extra materials – including a colour in medal and certificate.

Join in and share the fun with us using #RFLSportsDay.

Download your guide today (PDF, 2MB)

Please keep safe and make sure to follow any government policies and guidelines relating to the coronavirus which may be in place at the time of your sports day.

Top tips for planning the day

1. Set a date and time

A weekend might work better if you’re juggling work commitments. Don’t forget to check the weather for outdoor challenges. The sun’s UV rays are strongest between 11am and 3pm in the UK, so try to plan around this time or use shade.

2. Decide on the venue

Front room or garden, and for children in school the hall or playground may be best! 

3. Agree on the number of challenges

and what you need to complete them (see the checklist on the essentials page in your guide).

4. Get everyone involved

Younger and older children can take part, parents too. There’s not just the competing but also the planning and the running of the day, setting challenges or making posters, so put everyone’s skills to use!

5. Apart but still together

While family and friends are unable to be there in person, could they join in the fun using technology? Video call loved ones and take lots of photos to share with family and friends. Teachers would love to see what you’re up to as well!

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand that these are strange and unsettling times and if you, or someone close to you, has cancer, you might feel especially worried about coronavirus.

The NHS and the governments (both UK and devolved) have put together guidance on these issues which we have summarised.