Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Young child playing on playground equipment

Children love to play! Make time and space, both indoors and out for children of all ages to be active every day. This helps children grow and develop movement skills. Being active is important for everyone. Here you will find information on:

  • active play
  • nature play
  • how to be an active family
  • creating active communities.

Active play

Babies and young children move naturally, it's important to allow them time and space for them to do this. Playing and being active with your children helps them develop the movement skills they need to grow healthy and strong. For practical ideas and information:

Nature play

Nature play is unstructured outdoor play.

Resources for families:

Active families

Being active as a family helps children establish healthy habits for life.  For ideas on ways you can be active as a family see:

For health, community and education services 

Move Well Eat Well program promotes physical activity and healthy eating as a normal, positive part of every day in early childhood services and primary schools.

Family Food Patch program trains and supports volunteer peer educators, to promote eating well and being active for families and communities.

Physical activity information posters and info graphics to download and use.

Being Active Matters for active and nature play booklets and posters to share.

Healthy Tasmania for more links

Link to the Health Kids home pageLink to pregnancy pageLink to Baby pageLink to Early Childhood pageLink to school aged pageLink to Young People's pageBlogs and Videos